Our Impact

We have created 25,000 new permanent roles across the UK in 2021 - and another 4,000 in 2022 - taking our total permanent workforce to more than 75,000.
  • Since 2010, we’ve made direct investments in our UK operations of more than £43bn. 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. Keystone, an independent economic consultancy, estimates Amazon’s investments contributed £36bn to the UK’s GDP since 2010.
  • We have more than 85,000 UK small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) selling professionally on Amazon’s stores. To date, UK SMEs selling on Amazon have supported over 250,000 jobs in the UK to help build their business online. This is an addition to the more than 160,000 additional jobs supported through Amazon’s supply chain, according to independent economic consultancy, Keystone.
  • 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.

Amazon to help more than 13,000 families across Fife in Scotland with product donations

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