Bangalore, Karnataka, India:
- Amazon’s network of large-scale operations and offices in India are committed to energy conservation
- Aims to raise awareness of the importance of energy conservation to reduce the impact of climate change
- Nearly 1,300 Amazon employees, more than 1,500 delivery service partners in more than 750 cities have pledged to participate in this year’s Earth Hour initiative.
In its commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040, Amazon India today announced that the company ‘switch off’ lights up throughout its offices and operating network across India, in support of this year Earth Hour. Through this initiative, Amazon India will contribute to a cumulative 500 hours of “lights off” electricity savings in its buildings, during Earth Hour between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on March 26, 2022. Amazon will will join the global movement to raise awareness of the importance of energy conservation through collaborative action with its employees. Nearly 1,300 Amazon employees have pledged to participate in this year’s Earth Hour initiative.
Amazon India’s more than 30 corporate and customer support office spaces, fulfillment centers in 15 states, sorting centers in 19 states, and a network of Amazon-owned and partner-owned delivery stations will participate in this initiative. This commitment also extends beyond Amazon’s buildings and will see the participation of nearly 1,500 delivery service partner stations in more than 750 cities and towns such as Arunmula, Leh, Kadi, Thiruvarur and Champhai, to name a few. This event aims to bring together employees, associates, partners and its ecosystem of Amazon India as well as millions of people across the globe to join in raising awareness of the growing concerns over climate change, energy conservation and the global warming.
Speaking on occasion, Abhinav Singh, Director – India Customer Fulfillment, Supply Chain and Global Specialty Fulfillment, Amazon, noted“At Amazon, sustainability is a priority and we remain committed to our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint by building an energy-efficient supply chain. Each year, in support of Earth Hour, our goal is to spread positive awareness and encourage sustainable business practices to reduce climate impact.With this initiative, Amazon India is leveraging its infrastructure to reiterate the importance of water conservation. energy during Earth Hour. We thank our employees, associates and partners who join us in turning off the lights in their respective homes and workplaces to support this movement.”
Amazon India’s multi-pronged approach to reducing its environmental impact across all of its operations includes generating clean energy. To reduce dependence on conventional energy sources, Amazon India has made significant investments in clean energy generation through rooftop solar panel installations at 10 major fulfillment centers and sorting sites in India. These investments are part of Amazon’s long-term goal to power its global infrastructure using 100% renewable energy. Amazon India has also invested in advanced building energy management systems that ensure lighting and air conditioning controls are used only when and where buildings are occupied. In 2020, Amazon announced that its in-country delivery vehicle fleet will include 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025. In 2022, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that more than 300 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge and collectively aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become net zero by 2040.
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