Amazon Provides Sustainable Shopping Solutions With Newest Amazon Fresh Store; Stephenie Landry and Kara Hurst Discuss
SEATTLE, WA - Amazon’s latest expansion is gaining some recognition for its focus on sustainability. With a new 35,000-square-foot Amazon Fresh location in Seattle, Washington, the company is pursuing Zero Carbon certification from the International Future Living Institute (IFLI), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing sustainable practices.
“We are constantly thinking about what we can do to make the customer shopping experience easier, more seamless, and more sustainable,” said Stephenie Landry, Vice President of Amazon Grocery. “We know many customers are prioritizing sustainability in what products they buy and where they choose to shop. With our newest Amazon Fresh store, we are taking the next step on our path to becoming a net-zero carbon business by 2040, and we welcome customers to experience this firsthand while shopping with us in this store.”
More than a dozen upgrades and features have been incorporated throughout the design and development of the space to help reach this milestone, according to a press release, making it one of the world’s first grocery names to do so. As a result, the store is expected to save nearly 185 tons of CO2e each year.
Some of these updates include transitioning to a CO2-based refrigeration system and using steel byproducts on the concrete floor to reduce the embodied carbon. In addition, the store is powered by 100 percent renewable electricity from the company’s renewable energy projects.
“In order to deliver on our commitments to The Climate Pledge, we must work together across all areas of our business to develop solutions to decarbonize,” said Kara Hurst, Vice President of Worldwide Sustainability. “It’s meaningful progress to open our latest Amazon Fresh Store seeking net-zero carbon certification, and I’m proud of the innovation and technology that the store offers to customers and employees, and for the environment.”
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