"We want to use our scale and our scope to lead the way", Bezos said at a press conference.
At Amazon's annual shareholder meeting in May, thousands of employees submitted a proposal asking Bezos to develop a comprehensive climate change plan and reduce its carbon footprint, though it was ultimately rejected.
"We're done being in the middle of the herd on this issue-we've made a decision to use our size and scale to make a difference", Bezos said in a press release.
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Les valeurs pétrolières évoluaient en ordre dispersé sur fond de stabilisation des cours. A 09H34 (07H34 GMT), l'indice CAC 40 grappillait 0,31 point à 5.615,82 points.
The company, which ships more than a 10 billion items a year on fuel-guzzling planes and trucks, said it has ordered 100,000 electric vans that will start delivering packages to shoppers' doorsteps in 2021. The 100,000 vehicles will come from a company called Rivian, in which Amazon has already invested $700 million.
Amazon's announcement comes a day before the company is expected to lose hundreds of members of its workforce when employees walk out as part of the youth-driven Global Climate Strike. Some employees at Google (GOOG) and Facebook (FB) are also planning to join the Global Climate Strike on Friday.
"People are passionate about this issue", he said.
Bezos was joined by Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations climate chief and founder of the climate activist group Global Optimism. The company is also inviting other companies to sign onto the pledge.
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Similarly, the OnePlus 7 now runs on Android 9 Pie with Oxygen OS and is expected to receive Android 10 update in the coming days. The smartphone will have an even smaller display notch at the top, that was reduced to a dewdrop notch starting from OnePlus 6T.
A proposal that the company report how it plans to deal with climate change received only 29.8% of votes at the shareholder meeting, despite signatures in support from almost 7,700 employees. Workers complained that the company known for its obsession with data and measurable goals would not share data on its own carbon footprint, calling on Amazon to get to zero emissions by 2030.
This will involve investments in wind and solar energy projects and initiatives to curb carbon emissions at its facilities including the second headquarters, HQ2, just outside the USA capital.
Amazon will also invest $100 million to restore forests and wetlands, said Bezos, adding the company will take a "careful look" at political campaign contributions it makes that could be going to politicians that deny climate science.
This means keeping warehouses and products closer to the consumer and as a result "you're actually transporting the products in a very efficient way, a very short distance", which becomes less carbon-intensive, he said.
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Those actions might not end homelessness in San Francisco or Los Angeles (or, for that matter, Baltimore) as quickly as Mr. Trump urged automakers to back the action, but so far none have publicly supported revocation of California's authority.