After criticism that the company was not doing enough to mitigate its massive footprint, Jeff Bezos announced the company would hit the Paris Climate Accord goals 10 years early.
Amazon just announced that it plans to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement 10 years early. This morning, CEO Jeff Bezos explained that Amazon will measure and report emissions on a regular basis, work to cut carbon emissions, and use offsets for any remaining emissions. He said that the company would move to 100% renewable electricity—something that it has previously pledged to do—and purchase 100,000 electric delivery vans, among other actions. “We want to use our scale and our scope to lead the way,” Bezos said at a press conference. “We have to do it.”