The Climate Pledge, an initiative led by Amazon, has surpassed 100 companies committing to become net-zero by 2040.
The 105 pledge signatories together generate £1 trillion in global annual revenues and have more than five million employees across 25 industries in 16 countries.
Among the 52 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge include Smart Transport member LeasePlan, Alaska Airlines, Colgate-Palmolive, Heineken, PepsiCo, Telefónica, and Visa. More than 20 of the businesses are based in the UK.
IBM, Iceland Foods, Johnson Controls, Ecotricity's owner Green Britain Group and ride-hailing app Free Now, also make-up the 105 members who have made the pledge.
John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon, said: “These companies add to the collective impact at scale that Climate Pledge signatories create, helping to decarbonise the economy and preserve the Earth for future generations.
“It is a testament to the UK’s climate leadership to have so many British businesses across a broad spectrum of industries making this commitment today, and we look forward to others joining us to accelerate positive change.”
Amazon said all signatories are taking science-based, high-impact actions to tackle climate change by innovating in supply chain efficiency, sustainable transportation, circular economy, clean energy solutions, and more.
Organisations are also involving customers in their journey to net-zero with initiatives focused on innovative packaging and sustainable product design and development, while delivering solutions to empower customers to reduce their own emissions with educational campaigns and sustainable shopping experiences, said Amazon.
In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early.
Information on all 52 new signatories that have committed to The Climate Pledge is available on the About Amazon website.