Amazon announced its latest Climate Pledge Friendly shopping program to help customers identify the more than 24,000 products that have met 18 sustainable certifications on its site.
Climate Pledge Friendly categories include grocery, household, fashion, beauty, and personal electronics products, as well as products from brands including Seventh Generation, Burt’s Bees Baby and HP Inc.
Products are clearly labeled in shopping results, have additional sustainability information on the product page and are featured in a dedicated section of Amazon’s store. Amazon partnered with third-party certifications to create the program.
As part of its Climate Pledge Friendly initiative, Amazon also announced its Compact by Design program, an externally-validated certification that identifies products designed and manufactured more efficiently. With the removal of excess air and water, products require less packaging and become more efficient to ship leading to significant carbon emission reductions.
“Climate Pledge Friendly is a simple way for customers to discover more sustainable products that help preserve the natural world,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “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.”
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