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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Amazon is launching the Right Now Climate Fund, committing $100 million to restore and protect forests, wetlands, and peatlands around the world in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The Right Now Climate Fund will help remove millions of metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere over the lifetime of the project, and create economic opportunity for thousands of people. The science is clear: healthy forests, grasslands, and wetlands are some of the most effective tools we have to address climate change"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 20,000 hectares
      The agroforestry and restoration initiative kicks off in the Brazilian state of Pará, home to 9% of the world’s tropical forest. [...] The Accelerator also provides farmers with sustainable income through the sales of cocoa and other crops, and will support 3,000 farmers and restore approximately 20,000 hectares of land—a land mass approximately the size of Seattle—within three years. "
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2040

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "Under The Climate Pledge, Amazon is on a path to: • Reach net-zero carbon by 2040[...] Amazon’s carbon footprint, including Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions"
  • Commodity score
    20/88
    • Beef
      23/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "All meat in our meat department is traceable back to the farm or ranch" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "All meat in our meat department is traceable back to the farm or ranch" 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "All meat in our meat department is traceable back to the farm or ranch" 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "All meat in our meat department is traceable back to the farm or ranch" 
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."; "Gender equity is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation to a truly sustainable supply chain. Quality jobs for women translate to positive impacts for communities, and we are actively working to empower women to make their own decisions on health, finances, and career development. Amazon partners with BSR’s HERproject, an initiative that brings together global brands, their suppliers, and local partners to create and implement workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Through our partnership with HERproject, we engage suppliers in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India. As of 2021, we have reached nearly 12,000 women with HERproject programming, including training on health and financial skills, and building the capacity of workers and factory management to combat gender-based discrimination in the workplace."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          "The Accelerator also provides farmers with sustainable income through the sales of cocoa and other crops, and will support 3,000 farmers and restore approximately 20,000 hectares of land—a land mass approximately the size of Seattle—within three years." 
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Supply chain accountability: In order to ensure these standards are cascaded throughout our supply chain, we expect suppliers to consistently monitor and enforce these standards in their own operations and supply chain, as well as make improvements to meet or exceed our expectations and those of our customers as reflected in our Supplier Code. Suppliers are required to disclose any subcontractors or labor agents upon request. They are also expected to hold their subcontractors, and labor agents to the standards and practices covered by our Supplier Code. Suppliers with subcontracted production are required to work with their subcontractors to adopt and raise awareness of this Supplier Code. We recognize that suppliers in deeper tiers of the supply chain and suppliers in informal sectors may take more time to align with these standards. We are committed to working with suppliers to help them understand our policies. While we expect these suppliers to meet all applicable aspects of the Supplier Code, the size and structure of the suppliers (e.g., family farms, smallholders, homeworkers), will be taken into consideration when implementing these requirements."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Leather
      19/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/11
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            "In 2020, we joined the Leather Working Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve environmental stewardship within the global leather industry. By the end of 2023, we will source all leather used in Amazon-owned Private Brands apparel and shoe products from tanneries that meet the Leather Working Group’s bronze level award or higher."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2020, we joined the Leather Working Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve environmental stewardship within the global leather industry. By the end of 2023, we will source all leather used in Amazon-owned Private Brands apparel and shoe products from tanneries that meet the Leather Working Group’s bronze level award or higher."
          • Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            "In 2020, we joined the Leather Working Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve environmental stewardship within the global leather industry. By the end of 2023, we will source all leather used in Amazon-owned Private Brands apparel and shoe products from tanneries that meet the Leather Working Group’s bronze level award or higher."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "In 2020, we joined the Leather Working Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve environmental stewardship within the global leather industry. By the end of 2023, we will source all leather used in Amazon-owned Private Brands apparel and shoe products from tanneries that meet the Leather Working Group’s bronze level award or higher."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."; "Gender equity is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation to a truly sustainable supply chain. Quality jobs for women translate to positive impacts for communities, and we are actively working to empower women to make their own decisions on health, finances, and career development. Amazon partners with BSR’s HERproject, an initiative that brings together global brands, their suppliers, and local partners to create and implement workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Through our partnership with HERproject, we engage suppliers in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India. As of 2021, we have reached nearly 12,000 women with HERproject programming, including training on health and financial skills, and building the capacity of workers and factory management to combat gender-based discrimination in the workplace."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
           "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Supply chain accountability: In order to ensure these standards are cascaded throughout our supply chain, we expect suppliers to consistently monitor and enforce these standards in their own operations and supply chain, as well as make improvements to meet or exceed our expectations and those of our customers as reflected in our Supplier Code. Suppliers are required to disclose any subcontractors or labor agents upon request. They are also expected to hold their subcontractors, and labor agents to the standards and practices covered by our Supplier Code. Suppliers with subcontracted production are required to work with their subcontractors to adopt and raise awareness of this Supplier Code. We recognize that suppliers in deeper tiers of the supply chain and suppliers in informal sectors may take more time to align with these standards. We are committed to working with suppliers to help them understand our policies. While we expect these suppliers to meet all applicable aspects of the Supplier Code, the size and structure of the suppliers (e.g., family farms, smallholders, homeworkers), will be taken into consideration when implementing these requirements."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      23/88
      • Commitment Strength
        2/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            "Our approach is to promote the use of sustainably-certified palm oil in our Private Brand food products and ask our Private Brand suppliers to source palm oil that is sustainably-certified. We are starting with Amazon-owned Private Brand food products in North America and across Europe, where our goal is to source 100% sustainable palm oil by the end of 2020."; "As of 2021, we use sustainably certified palm oil in all Amazon Private Brands food products in North America and Europe. In a small number of cases, palm oil credits may be used to cover very small volumes and complex derivatives. We revisit these cases annually with applicable suppliers and agree on plans to transition to physically certified sustainable palm oil where possible." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "Our approach is to promote the use of sustainably-certified palm oil in our Private Brand food products and ask our Private Brand suppliers to source palm oil that is sustainably-certified. We are starting with Amazon-owned Private Brand food products in North America and across Europe, where our goal is to source 100% sustainable palm oil by the end of 2020."; "As of 2021, we use sustainably certified palm oil in all Amazon Private Brands food products in North America and Europe. In a small number of cases, palm oil credits may be used to cover very small volumes and complex derivatives. We revisit these cases annually with applicable suppliers and agree on plans to transition to physically certified sustainable palm oil where possible." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Our approach is to promote the use of sustainably-certified palm oil in our Private Brand food products and ask our Private Brand suppliers to source palm oil that is sustainably-certified. We are starting with Amazon-owned Private Brand food products in North America and across Europe, where our goal is to source 100% sustainable palm oil by the end of 2020."; "As of 2021, we use sustainably certified palm oil in all Amazon Private Brands food products in North America and Europe. In a small number of cases, palm oil credits may be used to cover very small volumes and complex derivatives. We revisit these cases annually with applicable suppliers and agree on plans to transition to physically certified sustainable palm oil where possible." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Our approach is to promote the use of sustainably-certified palm oil in our Private Brand food products and ask our Private Brand suppliers to source palm oil that is sustainably-certified. We are starting with Amazon-owned Private Brand food products in North America and across Europe, where our goal is to source 100% sustainable palm oil by the end of 2020."; "As of 2021, we use sustainably certified palm oil in all Amazon Private Brands food products in North America and Europe. In a small number of cases, palm oil credits may be used to cover very small volumes and complex derivatives. We revisit these cases annually with applicable suppliers and agree on plans to transition to physically certified sustainable palm oil where possible." 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."; "Gender equity is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation to a truly sustainable supply chain. Quality jobs for women translate to positive impacts for communities, and we are actively working to empower women to make their own decisions on health, finances, and career development. Amazon partners with BSR’s HERproject, an initiative that brings together global brands, their suppliers, and local partners to create and implement workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Through our partnership with HERproject, we engage suppliers in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India. As of 2021, we have reached nearly 12,000 women with HERproject programming, including training on health and financial skills, and building the capacity of workers and factory management to combat gender-based discrimination in the workplace."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "As of 2021, we use sustainably certified palm oil in all Amazon Private Brands food products in North America and Europe. In a small number of cases, palm oil credits may be used to cover very small volumes and complex derivatives. We revisit these cases annually with applicable suppliers and agree on plans to transition to physically certified sustainable palm oil where possible."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO
          "As of 2021, we use sustainably certified palm oil in all Amazon Private Brands food products in North America and Europe. In a small number of cases, palm oil creditsmay be used to cover very small volumes and complex derivatives. We revisit these cases annually with applicable suppliers and agree on plans to transition to physicallycertified sustainable palm oil where possible."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Supply chain accountability: In order to ensure these standards are cascaded throughout our supply chain, we expect suppliers to consistently monitor and enforce these standards in their own operations and supply chain, as well as make improvements to meet or exceed our expectations and those of our customers as reflected in our Supplier Code. Suppliers are required to disclose any subcontractors or labor agents upon request. They are also expected to hold their subcontractors, and labor agents to the standards and practices covered by our Supplier Code. Suppliers with subcontracted production are required to work with their subcontractors to adopt and raise awareness of this Supplier Code. We recognize that suppliers in deeper tiers of the supply chain and suppliers in informal sectors may take more time to align with these standards. We are committed to working with suppliers to help them understand our policies. While we expect these suppliers to meet all applicable aspects of the Supplier Code, the size and structure of the suppliers (e.g., family farms, smallholders, homeworkers), will be taken into consideration when implementing these requirements."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      24/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            "By 2022, we will ensure that none of the manmade cellulosic fibers (including rayon, viscose, lyocell, and modal) sourced for Amazon-owned Private Brands apparel products are derived from ancient or endangered forests, endangered species’ habitats, or other controversial sources, as defined by the nonprofit organization Canopy’s tools and reports. Our approach to cellulosics includes using fabrics that provide assurance on traceability and use best-available processing technology, as well as supporting the use of innovative lower-impact alternative fiber sources, such as recycled fiber from used clothing."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2022, we will ensure that none of the manmade cellulosic fibers (including rayon, viscose, lyocell, and modal) sourced for Amazon-owned Private Brands apparel products are derived from ancient or endangered forests, endangered species’ habitats, or other controversial sources, as defined by the nonprofit organization Canopy’s tools and reports. Our approach to cellulosics includes using fabrics that provide assurance on traceability and use best-available processing technology, as well as supporting the use of innovative lower-impact alternative fiber sources, such as recycled fiber from used clothing."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "By 2022, we will ensure that none of the manmade cellulosic fibers (including rayon, viscose, lyocell, and modal) sourced for Amazon-owned Private Brands apparel products are derived from ancient or endangered forests, endangered species’ habitats, or other controversial sources, as defined by the nonprofit organization Canopy’s tools and reports. Our approach to cellulosics includes using fabrics that provide assurance on traceability and use best-available processing technology, as well as supporting the use of innovative lower-impact alternative fiber sources, such as recycled fiber from used clothing."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "By 2022, we will ensure that none of the manmade cellulosic fibers (including rayon, viscose, lyocell, and modal) sourced for Amazon-owned Private Brands apparel products are derived from ancient or endangered forests, endangered species’ habitats, or other controversial sources, as defined by the nonprofit organization Canopy’s tools and reports. Our approach to cellulosics includes using fabrics that provide assurance on traceability and use best-available processing technology, as well as supporting the use of innovative lower-impact alternative fiber sources, such as recycled fiber from used clothing."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            "Since 2015, we have reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 33% and eliminated more than 880,000 tons of packaging material, the equivalent of 1.5 billion shipping boxes."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Since 2015, we have reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 33% and eliminated more than 880,000 tons of packaging material, the equivalent of 1.5 billion shipping boxes."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
             "Since 2015, we have reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 33% and eliminated more than 880,000 tons of packaging material, the equivalent of 1.5 billion shipping boxes."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."; "Gender equity is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation to a truly sustainable supply chain. Quality jobs for women translate to positive impacts for communities, and we are actively working to empower women to make their own decisions on health, finances, and career development. Amazon partners with BSR’s HERproject, an initiative that brings together global brands, their suppliers, and local partners to create and implement workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Through our partnership with HERproject, we engage suppliers in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India. As of 2021, we have reached nearly 12,000 women with HERproject programming, including training on health and financial skills, and building the capacity of workers and factory management to combat gender-based discrimination in the workplace."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Sustainable Packaging Coalition
          Amazon is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging. SPC uses strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations, and continuous outreach to design packaging that encourages a sustainable flow of materials." 
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Supply chain accountability: In order to ensure these standards are cascaded throughout our supply chain, we expect suppliers to consistently monitor and enforce these standards in their own operations and supply chain, as well as make improvements to meet or exceed our expectations and those of our customers as reflected in our Supplier Code. Suppliers are required to disclose any subcontractors or labor agents upon request. They are also expected to hold their subcontractors, and labor agents to the standards and practices covered by our Supplier Code. Suppliers with subcontracted production are required to work with their subcontractors to adopt and raise awareness of this Supplier Code. We recognize that suppliers in deeper tiers of the supply chain and suppliers in informal sectors may take more time to align with these standards. We are committed to working with suppliers to help them understand our policies. While we expect these suppliers to meet all applicable aspects of the Supplier Code, the size and structure of the suppliers (e.g., family farms, smallholders, homeworkers), will be taken into consideration when implementing these requirements."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      14/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
           Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."; "Gender equity is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation to a truly sustainable supply chain. Quality jobs for women translate to positive impacts for communities, and we are actively working to empower women to make their own decisions on health, finances, and career development. Amazon partners with BSR’s HERproject, an initiative that brings together global brands, their suppliers, and local partners to create and implement workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Through our partnership with HERproject, we engage suppliers in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India. As of 2021, we have reached nearly 12,000 women with HERproject programming, including training on health and financial skills, and building the capacity of workers and factory management to combat gender-based discrimination in the workplace."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Supply chain accountability: In order to ensure these standards are cascaded throughout our supply chain, we expect suppliers to consistently monitor and enforce these standards in their own operations and supply chain, as well as make improvements to meet or exceed our expectations and those of our customers as reflected in our Supplier Code. Suppliers are required to disclose any subcontractors or labor agents upon request. They are also expected to hold their subcontractors, and labor agents to the standards and practices covered by our Supplier Code. Suppliers with subcontracted production are required to work with their subcontractors to adopt and raise awareness of this Supplier Code. We recognize that suppliers in deeper tiers of the supply chain and suppliers in informal sectors may take more time to align with these standards. We are committed to working with suppliers to help them understand our policies. While we expect these suppliers to meet all applicable aspects of the Supplier Code, the size and structure of the suppliers (e.g., family farms, smallholders, homeworkers), will be taken into consideration when implementing these requirements."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber *
      14/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."; "Gender equity is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation to a truly sustainable supply chain. Quality jobs for women translate to positive impacts for communities, and we are actively working to empower women to make their own decisions on health, finances, and career development. Amazon partners with BSR’s HERproject, an initiative that brings together global brands, their suppliers, and local partners to create and implement workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Through our partnership with HERproject, we engage suppliers in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India. As of 2021, we have reached nearly 12,000 women with HERproject programming, including training on health and financial skills, and building the capacity of workers and factory management to combat gender-based discrimination in the workplace."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Supply chain accountability: In order to ensure these standards are cascaded throughout our supply chain, we expect suppliers to consistently monitor and enforce these standards in their own operations and supply chain, as well as make improvements to meet or exceed our expectations and those of our customers as reflected in our Supplier Code. Suppliers are required to disclose any subcontractors or labor agents upon request. They are also expected to hold their subcontractors, and labor agents to the standards and practices covered by our Supplier Code. Suppliers with subcontracted production are required to work with their subcontractors to adopt and raise awareness of this Supplier Code. We recognize that suppliers in deeper tiers of the supply chain and suppliers in informal sectors may take more time to align with these standards. We are committed to working with suppliers to help them understand our policies. While we expect these suppliers to meet all applicable aspects of the Supplier Code, the size and structure of the suppliers (e.g., family farms, smallholders, homeworkers), will be taken into consideration when implementing these requirements."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    4/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Amazon is an online retailer offering products purchased for resale from vendors and third-party sellers. Through subsidiary Whole Foods Market, Inc., the company also retails in food across its stores. The breadth of its retail market means it is exposed to several forest risk commodities. Amazon is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef, leather and pulp & paper and is also assessed for its exposure to timber.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Accessories & luggage, Apparel & footwear, Furniture & flooring, Cosmetics, Personal care, Home care, Home improvement
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Whole Foods, Zappos, 206 Collective, 28 Palms, 7Goals, A for Awesome, Amazon Basics, Amazon Elements, Arabella, Basic Care, Beauty Bar, Buttoned Down, Cable Stitch, Camp Moonlight, Clifton Heritage, Coastal Blue, Comfort Denim Outfitters, Core 10, Crafted Collar, Daily Ritual, Denim Bloom, Ella Moon, Emma Riley, Essentialist, Franklin & Freeman, Good Brief, Goodsport, Goodthreads, Hale, Happy Belly, Haven Outerwear, Hayden Rose, ELeather Architect, Mama Bear, Presto, Rivet, Stone & Beam, The Lovely Tote Co., The Plus Project, Single Cow Burger, Solimo, Strathwood, Wag, Wickedly Prime

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

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