Amazon Becomes Largest Corporate Buyer of Renewable Energy in the U.S.

Amazon has announced 14 new renewable energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Finland, and Spain to advance its ambitious goal to power 100% of company activities with renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of the original target of 2030. The new projects bring Amazon’s total renewable energy investments to date to 10 gigawatts (GW) of electricity production capacity—enough to power 2.5 million U.S. homes. Amazon is now the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the U.S. and the world. The latest utility-scale solar and wind projects will supply renewable energy…

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Amazon and National Safety Council Create First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Solve the Most Common Workplace Injury in the U.S.

Amazon and National Safety Council (NSC) have announced a five-year partnership to invent new ways to prevent the largest category of workplace injuries in the U.S., musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Amazon and NSC have been working together for months on this first-of-its-kind collaboration. “Through this partnership we’ll be able to solve problems that people face every day so they can live their fullest lives,” said Lorraine Martin, president and CEO of National Safety Council. “Going to work should be a positive, rewarding, and safe experience. We are grateful for the generous…

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Amazon Launches New Program to Support Americans Displaced from the Job Market Return to the Workforce

Amazon has launched the Amazon Returnship program, a new initiative to help professionals get back to work after they lost or left their jobs—including people displaced by the impacts of COVID-19. Through this initiative, Amazon is offering people who have been without a job or underemployed for at least a year a new opportunity to rejoin the workforce by restarting their careers at Amazon. The company plans to hire 1,000 professionals over the coming years as a result of this new program. The Amazon Returnship program offers participants an initial…

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Amazon Becomes Europe’s Largest Corporate Buyer of Renewable Energy

Amazon has announced nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. The company now has 206 renewable energy projects globally, including 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores worldwide, which will generate 8.5 GW of electricity production capacity globally. With this latest announcement, Amazon is now the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe, with more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a…

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Amazon Donates $1.75 million to construct new STEAM high school in Onondaga County, New York

Amazon.com has announced it is donating $1.75 million toward a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) high school in Onondaga County, New York. With a new robotics fulfillment center coming to the county this fall, a project that will create more than 1,000 local jobs, Amazon is furthering its commitment to STEM education by investing in the community and giving students tools to build their best future. Amazon’s donation will fund robotics and computer science initiatives at the new school. “At Amazon, technology and innovation fuel our business.…

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