Amazon launches programme for customers to purchase more sustainable products

The initiative is part of Amazon’s goal to be net carbon neutral by 2040

Amazon has launched a climate-friendly programme to help customers shop for more sustainable products.

Purchasers can now view more than 25,000 products ranging from grocery, household and personal electronics, to  fashion and beauty.

All the goods will be labelled with a ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ label, Amazon said.

Amazon, which delivers about 10 billion items a year, had faced scrutiny from environmental activists and its employees to take action on climate change.

In June, the company said it would launch a $2bn Climate Pledge Fund, that will invest in companies across several sectors, including transportation, energy and food, to help minimise the impact of climate change and support sustainable development.

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The initiative is part of Amazon’s goal to be net carbon neutral by 2040.

Amazon said that while its net sales increased 22 per cent in 2019, its total carbon footprint increased 15 per cent during the same period.

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