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Uber, JetBlue join Amazon-backed Climate Pledge

12/02/2020 | 11:55am EST
A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc. on the day of it's IPO at the NYSE in New York

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday that five companies, including Uber Technologies Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp, have joined its Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.

Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos last year pledged to make the largest U.S. e-commerce company net carbon neutral by 2040, as employees and consumers around the world protested for broader moves to address climate change.

Environmental activists welcomed that move but said that cutting all emissions related to Amazon, which delivers 10 billion items a year and has a massive transportation and data center footprint, was a huge challenge.

"The transportation sector plays a critical role in accelerating our carbon reduction goals," Bezos said in a statement on Wednesday.

So far 18 companies, including Best Buy Co Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, have signed up for the Climate Pledge, which was established in 2019.

(This story corrects to remove reference to "fund" in headline, paragraph 1)

(Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru and Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco; Editing by Anil D'Silva)


© Reuters 2020
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ChangeLast1st jan.
AMAZON.COM, INC. -0.74% 3104.25 Delayed Quote.-4.69%
BEST BUY CO., INC 0.07% 114 Delayed Quote.14.24%
UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. -2.44% 55.52 Delayed Quote.8.86%
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