In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to net-zero carbon by 2040. Since then, a growing list of major companies have joined The Climate Pledge. These signatories play a critical role in stimulating investment in the development of low-carbon products and services.
The Climate Pledge is a cross-sector community of companies, organizations, individuals, and partners, working together to crack the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy.
Bringing together those that are prepared to run the furthest and fastest, The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to reach net zero-carbon emissions by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Amazon co-founded the Climate Pledge with Global Optimism in 2019, and became the first signatory of the pledge.
Signatories that sign The Climate Pledge commit to the following three principles:
Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through business change and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
Take action to neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
Take time to evaluate and ensure that you are ready to commit to the principles of The Climate Pledge: Regular Reporting, Carbon Elimination, and Credible Offsets.
This is where the work begins. If you've already set a net-zero goal then you're ready. If you haven't, start by creating a pathway for your company to get to net-zero by 2040.
Let's talk. We'll meet to discuss your net-zero goal and commitments, as well as answer questions you may have about joining.
Submit a letter signed by your leadership that includes a declaration to meet the commitments of The Climate Pledge.
Congratulations—you've taken a leadership position on climate change and are now a part of the growing commitment to net-zero carbon by 2040.