- So far 18 companies, including Best Buy and Verizon, have signed up for the Climate Pledge;
- Environmental activists welcomed Amazon’s move but said it was a huge challenge.
Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos last year pledged to make the largest U.S. e-commerce company net carbon neutral by 2040, as employees and consumers around the world protested for broader moves to address climate change.
Environmental activists welcomed that move but said that cutting all emissions related to Amazon, which delivers 10 billion items a year and has a massive transportation and data center footprint, was a huge challenge.
“The transportation sector plays a critical role in accelerating our carbon reduction goals,” Bezos said in a statement on Wednesday.
So far 18 companies, including Best Buy and Verizon, have signed up for the Climate Pledge, which was established in 2019.