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What is the current scenario of Amazon’s carbon footprint?

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One of the industries infamously boomed due to its need to meet consumer demand is the e-commerce market. Nobody wanted to take the risk in the Covid-19 pandemic leading to a high influx of orders at e-commerce companies.

As the consumer avoided risking exposure due to the virus, how can the consumer avoid Amazon to meet its need? One clicks for all your demands.

The huge demand for orders pushed Amazon to the expansion of its logistics network of delivery vans, planes, and trucks. The need also opened new warehouses. By the end of 2021, the size of the network was doubled over the previous 25 years.

It led to adding more data centers for supporting Amazon Web Services to speed up pandemic corporations leading to a shift to cloud base technology.

However, the expansion and extension of its large network and business to meet the demand surge led to a carbon emissions jump of 18%.

In the annual sustainability report, Amazon emitted “71.54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2021. That’s up 18% from 2020, and an increase of nearly 40% from 2019, the year Amazon first began disclosing its carbon footprint.”

By 1.9%, the carbon intensity got lowered in 2021 as compared to 2020 with a decline of 16%.

“Amazon unveiled its “Climate Pledge” in 2019. As part of the plan, the e-commerce giant has committed to be carbon neutral by 2040, and it purchased 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian Automotive that it expects to have on the road in the U.S. by 2030. It also launched a $2 billion venture capital fund to invest in new climate technologies, partly so that they may be used to further its sustainability goals.”

However, some discrepancy was reported.

Check out the first look at Amazon and Rivian’s electric delivery vans here.

In my opinion, the collaboration shows the right effort in the e-commerce market. The way the e-commerce market is booming, the delivery of the products should be electric, either in 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers, or 4-wheelers.

They look cool too!!!

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