Saturday, June 1, 2019

Meet The Amazon Employees Challenging Jeff Bezos On ‘Climate Change’

By Forbes, May 29, 2019

Last week Amazon shareholders rejected a proposal backed by almost 8,000 employees to deliver a strategy for climate change . The proposal would have required Amazon's board of directors to prepare a public plan for "disruptions posed by climate change" and demonstrate how the company would reduce its dependency on fossil fuels.

Although Amazon has previously invested in renewable energy, employees argue that it is insufficient given the company's role in global carbon emissions. Amazon previously launched programs to address emissions, such as its Shipment Zero plan to have 50% of all deliveries with net zero carbon by 2030. There are also plans to make public the company's total carbon footprint after years of secrecy.
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