More than 100 large organisations have now signed The Climate Pledge, an Amazon-led initiative that encourages companies to become net-zero by 2040.
The 105 pledge signatories together generate £1 trillion in global annual revenues and have more than five million employees across 25 industries in 16 countries
Among the 52 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge today are well-known brands including Alaska Airlines, Colgate-Palmolive, Heineken, PepsiCo, Telefónica, and Visa. More than 20 of the businesses are based in the UK.
John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon, said: “These companies add to the collective impact at scale that Climate Pledge signatories create, helping to decarbonise the economy and preserve the Earth for future generations. It is a testament to the UK’s climate leadership to have so many British businesses across a broad spectrum of industries making this commitment today, and we look forward to others joining us to accelerate positive change.”
All signatories are taking science-based, high-impact actions to tackle climate change by innovating in supply chain efficiency, sustainable transportation, circular economy, clean energy solutions, and more.
Many organisations are also meaningfully involving customers in their journey to net-zero with initiatives focused on innovative packaging and sustainable product design and development, while delivering solutions to empower customers to reduce their own emissions with educational campaigns and sustainable shopping experiences.
Less than two years ago, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge with Global Optimism and called on other companies to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early.
Information about all 52 new signatories that have committed to The Climate Pledge is available at the About Amazon blog: https://blog.aboutamazon.co.uk/sustainability/the-climate-pledge-celebrates-more-than-100-signatories.