In 2019, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge—a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across our business by 2040 and to invite others to sign on to this new level of ambition. As part of our path to the Pledge, Amazon has made significant commitments toward reaching our goal.
Reaching net-zero carbon emissions across our operations by 2040
On a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025
Making 50% of all shipments net-zero carbon by 2030
Deploying 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles by 2030
Investing $2 billion to support the development of decarbonizing technologies and services
Investing $100 million in reforestation projects and climate mitigation solutions
In 2019, Amazon ordered 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian. We rolled out the first of these vehicles in Los Angeles in February 2021 and will expand to up to 15 additional U.S. cities by the end of the year. We plan to have 10,000 vehicles on the road as early as 2022 and all 100,000 vehicles deployed by 2030.
As the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable energy, Amazon now has 274 projects globally—enough to power more than 3 million U.S. homes.
Amazon is scaling its renewable energy portfolio by announcing 18 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK, representing 2 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy capacity. Along with projects announced earlier this year, the new projects mean Amazon will add 5.6 GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2021, moving Amazon further down the path to power operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025—five years earlier than the original target of 2030. The 5.6 GW of electricity production capacity procured in 2021 is a 40% increase from the 4 GW procured in 2020.
In total, Amazon has announced 274 global renewable energy projects, including 105 utility-scale wind and solar projects, and 169 solar rooftops on facilities and stores worldwide, making it the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world.