Amazon Is Launching a Climate Program for Certified Sustainable Products

Amazon is doing something good for the environment. The company announced a new environmental program called Climate Pledge Friendly, which helps climate-conscious consumers easily find sustainable products.

The Climate Pledge Friendly label now appears on more than 25,000 products that have sustainability certifications. You can search by category, and the items are clearly labeled in shopping results, and additional information about sustainability will be available on each of the product pages.

"Climate Pledge Friendly selection includes grocery, household, fashion, beauty, and personal electronics products, as well as items from a range of other categories," Amazon's press release reads. "Climate Pledge Friendly products are clearly labeled in shopping results, have additional sustainability information on the product page, and are featured in a dedicated section of our store. Amazon has partnered with trusted third-party certifications, and customers will be able to discover sustainable products that meet sustainability standards that help preserve the natural world."

Amazon is using 19 certification programs to ensure products are sustainable and in order to promote products that are designed more efficiently and use less resources when shipping.

"As part of the Climate Pledge Friendly initiative, Amazon is also announcing Compact by Design, a new externally-validated certification that identifies products which, while they may not always look very different, have a more efficient design," the press release reads. "With the removal of excess air and water, products require less packaging and become more efficient to ship. At scale, these small differences in product size and weight lead to significant carbon emission reductions."