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Amazon expands its Climate Pledge Friendly program with six new certifications

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April 28, 2021
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April 28, 2021
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by Drishti Masand
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After launching in September 2019 with 19 external certifications, Amazon announced that the program has six new certifying climate-focused organizations and thousands of new products on the list, bringing the total to more than 75,000 in the U.S. and EU. This program is helpful for informing consumers on how to identify sustainable solutions, but it is somewhat limited, as the certifications only address specific issues, are not foolproof, and do little to change the bigger picture of overconsumption and the broader environmental impacts associated with it. Certifications can help communicate sustainable improvements, but their growing use and often misuse are causing consumers to be more skeptical of claims made. 

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