Amazon sets aim for net zero grocery store

It has upgraded a new food store in Seattle to make it more sustainable

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Amazon is launching a grocery store in Seattle that it hopes will receive net zero carbon certification.

It has revealed upgrades made to the building will save 185 tonnes of carbon each year.

These upgrades include a new refrigeration system, which reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 38 tonnes per year, reducing the embodied carbon in its flooring by 40% and fully powering its operations on 100% renewable electricity.

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) will review the building for the next year to decide whether it meets net zero standards.

Vice President of Amazon Grocery, Stephenie Landry, said: “We are constantly thinking about what we can do to make the customer shopping experience easier, more seamless and more sustainable.

“We know many customers are prioritising sustainability in what products they buy and where they choose to shop. With our newest store, we are taking the next step on our path to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2040.”