New solar power technology to be deployed across our UK fulfilment centres to boost sustainability
Up to 20MW of solar plus storage systems will be installed on fulfilment centre rooftops across the UK over the coming 18 months. We have also signed a deal ensuring 100% renewable electricity for our own UK buildings.
We put our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability and protecting the environment.
Amazon is strongly committed to conducting its business in a lawful and ethical manner, including engaging with suppliers that are committed to the same principles. These standards set out Amazon's expectations for suppliers of goods and services. We require suppliers in our manufacturing supply chain and suppliers supporting Amazon's operations to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct ("Supplier Code").
At Amazon, we are putting our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability not only because it is good for the environment, but also for the customer. By diversifying our energy portfolio, we can keep business costs low and pass along further savings to customers. It's a win-win-win.
In 2015, Amazon announced the construction of Amazon Solar Farm U.S. East, Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge) and Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East. The energy produced from these projects is enough to power roughly the equivalent of 150,000 U.S. homes, which is slightly larger than the size of the city of Cleveland, Ohio.
Amazon has begun hosting large-scale rooftop solar systems on fulfillment centers across the country. Our goal is to have more than 50 fulfillment centers globally with rooftop solar installed by 2020; 15 sites are planned to be complete by the end of 2017. The solar systems in the initial deployment could generate as much as 41 MW of power.
We aim to be Earth’s most customer centric company. Our mission is to continually raise the bar of the customer experience by using the internet and technology to help customers find, discover and buy anything, and empower businesses and content creators to maximise their success.
Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging is a multi-year initiative designed to alleviate 'wrap rage'--the frustration of trying to free a product from a nearly impenetrable package. Using recyclable boxes that are easy to open and free of excess materials, Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife and will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging.