Welcome to the Amazon company review. In this series of articles, we put the spotlight on businesses that we think are doing ambitious and honourable things for the environment. These features will cover things like corporate social responsibility, sustainability, green credentials, carbon reduction measures, recycling, reuse and reduction efforts, supply chain responsibility, and more. To provide a fair and balanced account, we will also cover any wrongdoing, environmental damage, or bad practice that we find.
Each category will be scored out of 20, to give a total score out of 100.
Does Amazon need an introduction? It’s one of the biggest businesses in the world (third most valuable), operating as an electronic commerce and cloud computing company. Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, Amazon is now valued at more than $1 trillion, with Jeff having a personal wealth of well over $100 billion. But beyond money, mega-profits, success, and sales, is Amazon a good company? Do they care about sustainability, carbon emissions, and recycling? Do they help the communities where they are based and are they being recognised for their work?
Let’s find out.