Our Impact

Supporting Our Communities

Amazon is committed to our colleagues, customers and communities, providing cash, product donations and in-kind services to support millions of people. Our mission is to make a difference in the world by empowering and supporting our teams to actively build long-lasting solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges.
Magic Breakfast

We focus on building long-term, innovative programmes that have a lasting, positive impact.

Some ways we’re supporting communities around the world include making sure more young people learn about STEM and computer science through Amazon Future Engineer; addressing “Right Now Needs” to help ensure basic needs are met in order for students to be successful at school; supporting global communities following natural disasters; and making it easy for customers to support their favourite charitable organisation every time they shop through AmazonSmile.
  • We seek to encourage students from underserved communities to learn computer science and someday pursue careers in technology or other in-demand jobs of the future by providing access to quality computer science education opportunities. Amazon Future Engineer is our childhood-to-career computer science and coding programme, designed to inspire, educate, and prepare students from lower-income backgrounds to try computer science and coding.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the need for hunger-relief efforts, and Amazon is committed to playing our part by donating delivery services to help food banks and non-profits get meals to the doorsteps of people in need.
  • We leverage Amazon’s vast operational excellence, innovative technologies, and worldwide logistics network to provide fast and effective support to organisations fighting large-scale natural disasters. Amazon has filled cargo jets with Amazon-donated items for communities ravaged by hurricanes, sent solar-powered lights to people living without power, enabled customers to easily donate products and cash on Amazon.com, and helped governments and nonprofits expedite response efforts at scale through our AWS cloud services.
  • AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favourite charitable organisation every time they shop with Amazon. Through the AmazonSmile programme, Amazon has donated more than $237 million globally for charities as of November 2020 and £10.8 million in the UK.
The starting line

Amazonians support their community: Gillian Maxwell says it’s a privilege to serve Gourock

At our site in Gourock, Scotland, Executive Assistant Gillian Maxwell is committed to connecting our employees with their local community.