San Francisco (CA), Sep 20 (EFE News) .- A group of 86 companies, including Twitter, HP and Procter & Gamble, announced this Monday their adherence to the commitment to the climate promoted by Amazon, thus setting the objective of achieving the carbon neutrality by 2040 or earlier.
Technology companies are part of a group of 86 companies from around the world that are added to the initiative created by the electronic commerce giant and whose goal is to remove from the atmosphere an amount of carbon dioxide equal to what they emit, which it is known as carbon neutrality.
This is basically achieved in two ways: on the one hand, the reduction of CO2 emissions through the use of clean energy; and, on the other, participation in environmental projects that contribute to the removal of greenhouse gases.
In addition to Twitter, HP (one of the two companies in which the historic Hewlett-Packard was transformed) and Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, ASOS, Nespresso and Spain’s Mahou San Miguel, Glovo and Primafrio also joined the climate commitment on Monday , among other.
With these additions, there are already 201 total companies that have signed up to the initiative, with a combined annual turnover of more than 1.8 trillion dollars.
If all the companies involved reach their carbon neutrality goal in 2040 or earlier, Amazon estimates that the emission of 1.98 billion metric tons of carbon per year will be avoided compared to 2020 figures, that is, 5.4% of the total global emissions.
At the beginning of 2019, the founder and then CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, announced at a conference in Washington the commitment to the climate, the first goals of which were the use of 100% renewable energy by 2030 and the purchase of 100,000 electric vehicles.
Gradually, the goals of this commitment have been expanded, and the electronic commerce firm has been attracting other companies to it such as Microsoft, Ube, IBM and Unilever.
On August 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body to understand the impact of humans on global warming, published its sixth report that predicts an increase in temperatures by 1.5 degrees Celsius in the next two decades.