Leading online retailer Amazon Inc. (AMZN) launched a climate friendly program which will help buyers to shop for sustainable products. The company says this move is part and parcel of its expectation to be net carbon neutral by 2040.
In a statement, Amazon said it has updated its platforms with 25,000 products with ‘climate pledge friendly’ label. These products are distributed across households, grocery, consumer electronics, fashion and beauty.
“With 18 external certification programs and our own Compact by Design certification, we’re incentivizing selling partners to create sustainable products that help protect the planet for future generations,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.
A year ago Bezos pledged to turn Amazon into net carbon neutral by 2040, such a move will make Amazon the first major company to attain such a goal.
Back in June, Amazon announced that it would launch a $2 billon Climate Pledge Fund. These funds will be invested in companies across different industries to assist in reducing impacts of climatic changes and help in sustainable development.