Amazon: Lead on Sustainability, Environmental Justice!
Consumer Reports' new examination of Amazon's nationwide delivery network has found a disturbing trend: As Amazon rapidly opens giant warehouses across the country, the impact of increased air pollution and noise, as well as clogged roads from these sites, disproportionately falls on neighborhoods that tend to be lower-income and/or communities of color.
With Amazon expanding at a record pace to cut delivery times to customers — adding some 300 new warehouse facilities in the last year alone — it is time to demand the world's largest online retailer deliver environmental justice to impacted communities, and take the needed steps to mitigate the damage these facilities can cause.
Join our campaign to push Amazon to adopt sustainable business practices and fix environmental damage in the communities it operates in!
Sign to tell Executive Chair Jeff Bezos to commit to electrifying Amazon's entire delivery truck fleet; monitor air pollution levels around its warehouses; and fix the problems Amazon is creating in impacted communities.
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Dear Jeff Bezos:
As one of the largest companies in the world, Amazon has the resources to address the negative impacts its warehouse facilities have on local communities. I urge Amazon to commit to electrifying its heavy-duty fleet, not just its last-mile delivery vans; measure and mitigate air and water pollution, traffic and other impacts your shipping centers create; and directly engage with communities before moving in.
This is an opportunity for your company to be a leader, and contribute to the electrification of our transportation sector in the face of climate change, while mitigating harms felt by communities living near your warehouses — particularly lower-income and/or communities of color. It is long past time for the company's leadership to match its scale.