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105 companies commit to Amazon's Climate Pledge

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

Watch now: Connecting Policy To Solutions Virtual Conference 2021

Smart Transport Conference returned on June 8th & 9th, to facilitate pivotal discussions on the future of transport. 

The UK’s most senior public and private sector transport leaders discussed the impact of Covid-19, achieving the Government’s decarbonisation ambitions, the need for more efficient living and better health, and much more.

Keynote speakers included: 

Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who spoke on BEIS's approach to decarbonising transport, particularly the electrification of the vehicle industry

Keith Williams, co-author of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, who spoke on rail’s role in integrated transport, decarbonisation and innovation.

Rachel Maclean, parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Transport, who discussed the future of transport and its pivotal role in a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic.

 

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