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Infosys Joins Amazon-Backed Climate Pledge. "Big Thanks," Says Jeff Bezos

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 18, 2020

Infosys has joined The Climate Pledge and committed to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced today. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019 and calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across...

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E-commerce giants like Amazon and Flipkart yet to respond on use of plastic: CPCB to NGT

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 16, 2020

E-commerce giants against whom a petition has been filed in the National Green Tribunal to stop them from allegedly using excessive plastic for packaging have either not submitted complete documents regarding the quantity of plastic consumption or have not responded to the...

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Bezos launches USD 10 bn fund to combat climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

His company is often criticized for its environmental record, but Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world''s richest man, said he was committing USD 10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change. In a post to his 1.4 million followers on Instagram on Monday, the e-...

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Commerce ministry asks e-commerce firms to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

The commerce and industry ministry has advised e-commerce companies to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging of products being sold through their platforms, in line with the government's commitment to reduce use of such material, an official said. The companies have...

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Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 20, 2019

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday committed the company to being carbon neutral by 2040 and said part of that pledge is an order for 1,00,000 electric delivery vans from a start-up the online retailer has invested in. Cutting emissions is a...

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Amazon expands 'packaging-free shipment' programme to 9 Indian cities

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2019

E-commerce major Amazon Monday said it is expanding its 'packaging-free shipment' (PFS) programme, an India-first initiative, to nine cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Nagpur. The...

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Amazon India partners with Kudumbashree in Kerala

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 8, 2019

Amazon India recently signed an agreement with Kudumbashree, a poverty eradication and women empowerment programme of the Kerala State Poverty Eradication Mission for its initiative called...

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Amazon plans to make 50% of shipments net zero carbon by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2019

Amazon hopes to make 50 percent of all shipments to customers with net zero carbon in the next 11 years as part of an initiative it’s calling Shipment Zero, it said today. It also announced that...

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Amazon’s streamlined plastic packaging is jamming up recycling centers

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2019

Over the last year,...

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