Amazon

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Amazon doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 67

Amazon has a DitchCarbon Score of 67, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon intensity, suggesting that while progress has been made, there is still room for improvement in lowering emissions. A higher score would denote a more aggressive approach to minimizing carbon intensity and enhancing environmental sustainability.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low

Low

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Very high

Amazon is a company in the retail sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low

Low

Medium

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Very high

Amazon operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy mix. This regional advantage supports Amazon’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their energy consumption.
19.62%

...this company is doing 19.62% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Seattle, Amazon operates in the retail sector and has become a global leader in e-commerce. The company offers a wide range of services, including Amazon Web Services, digital streaming, and innovative technologies like Alexa. Amazon prides itself on being customer-centric, embracing a culture of invention, operational excellence, and long-term strategic thinking.

Good news, Amazon has embraced SBTi climate commitments

Amazon has pledged to align its operations with the Science Based Targets initiative by setting emission reduction targets across its entire value chain. This means the company is working towards significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to meet the latest climate science thresholds.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Amazon should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources and pursue energy efficiency improvements and a shift to low-carbon or renewable energy sources to potentially reduce emissions by 15%.
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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.