Amazon for environmental sustainability
Being one of the largest ecommerce platforms in the world, leads to a greater responsibility towards society, the environment and the economy. Above all, Amazon has taken a position to safeguard the planet, through operations in favor of environmental sustainability.
In fact, Amazon has integrated sustainability practices into its daily operations through objectives, metrics, and quarterly business reviews. In addition, the ecommerce giant supports public policies that promote access to clean energy and its expansion, and since 2016 it has been taking measures to address problems related to climate change.
Climate Commitment- The Climate Pladge
“We believe we have an obligation to stop climate change, and reducing carbon emission to zero will have a big impact. We want to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Climate Agreement, and we are on a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 as part of our goal to reach net-zero carbon. “
These are Amazon’s words about its commitment to climate change.
The companies that want to fight for environmental sustainability and that sign the climate commitment commit to:
- Measure and report regularly on greenhouse gas emissions.
- Implement decarbonization strategies, in line with the Paris Agreement, through real changes and innovation in their businesses, the use of renewable energy, the reduction of materials and other strategies to eliminate their carbon emissions.
- Neutralize the remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent and socially beneficial offsets.
Spanish Companies ACCIONA participates in the Climate Commitment
“We urgently need more businesses to commit to zero net carbon and regenerative growth pathways to avoid the threat of catastrophic and irreversible climate change.”
“I hope that more companies will join The Climate Pledge to drive the critical mass of companies that we need to drive down carbon emissions.”
José Manuel Entrecanales, Chairman of ACCIONA.
Acciona is a global group for the development and management of sustainable infrastructure solutions, specialized in renewable energy. Its activity covers the entire value chain of design, construction, operation and maintenance of these infrastructures.
ACCIONA, in line with the latest advances in climate science and with the issue of environmental sustainability, promises to reduce its direct emissions and energy consumption by 60% between 2017 and 2030. It also wants to reduce emissions by 47% of the value chain to respect the Paris Climate Agreement, which provides for the limitation of global warming to no more than 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels.
ACCIONA’s emission reduction targets have been certified by the Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative.
The ACCIONA group, in any case, is not the only one that has signed the climate commitment; 20 startups from the agricultural, renewable energy, tourism, financial services, creative services, technology and construction sectors join The Climate Pledge.
There are 53 companies around the world that have taken a position to safeguard the planet, 5 of them are Spanish, representing almost all sectors of the economy and who have committed to achieving zero net carbon emissions by 2040.