Our Impact

We have over 100 sites across the UK, including more than 25 UK fulfilment centres and corporate offices in six cities, taking our total permanent workforce to more than 75,000.
  • Since 2010, we’ve made direct investments in our UK operations of more than £56bn. These investments raise economic activity in a given region and create a ripple effect through the local economy as the firms that supply goods and services to Amazon expand. In 2022, we invested more than £12bn and made total tax contributions of more than £3.6bn.
  • More than 1.9 million small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) sell on Amazon, with over 100,000 SMEs based in the UK. In 2022, they achieved more than £3.3bn in export sales and sold more than 950 million products. That is equivalent to 800 products a minute. More than half of UK-based sellers export to another country with Amazon.
  • We are a part of the communities around the world where our employees live and work. We bring the same innovation and energy to our neighbourhoods and cities as we do to our work every day.
Two Amazon employees pack food parcels for Magic Breakfast

We value the opportunity to be a force for good in the lives of our customers and in communities around the world.

Our investments go far beyond creating jobs in communities and empowering small and medium businesses as they grow through selling in Amazon’s Store. We expand access to skill building for in-demand fields and work on urgent needs—from non-profits we support which help families in their journeys out of homelessness to the way we provide disaster relief to those in need. Our charity partnerships include Magic Breakfast, Barnardo’s, British Red Cross and In Kind Direct, with many more charities supported through schemes like our employee-nominated COVID-19 Relief Grants.

Amazon and Magic Breakfast have now delivered more than five million free, healthy breakfasts to children at their homes across the UK since May 2020. As the impact of the pandemic hit families, homes and schools last year, and children could not access healthy meals at school during lockdown, Amazon and Magic Breakfast expanded their partnership to provide schoolchildren at risk of hunger with a healthy breakfast.

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Amazon is working with a coalition of charities and local businesses helping families in need with former Prime Minister Rt Hon Gordon Brown.