Amazon: CSR & Sustainability News, Inc. is an American multinational electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world’s largest online retailer. Jeff Bezos founded, Inc. in 1994, and the site went online in 1995. It is named after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world.

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New Corporate Responsibility Rankings Full of Surprises

A recent report on corporate responsibility rankings, recently released by the Reputation Institute, offers some compelling insights and plenty of room for debate.…

Best Buy’s Electronics Recycling Freeriders

Best Buy is gambling that you'll stay and shop after you drop off used electronics. But is the big-box retailer covering all the…
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Will Amazon Dash Buttons Kill Sustainable Consumption?

Amazon announced earlier this week that its Dash buttons are available now for all of its Amazon Prime members. For $4.99, members can…

Amazon Invests Big in Wind Power

Amazon Web Services recently announced plans for a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina's Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. When completed, it will…

Top Retailers Discontinue Confederate Flag Merchandise

Spurred by the Charleston massacre -- and subsequent protests to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's capitol building -- mega-retailers like Walmart…
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Love Free Shipping? Your Home Deliveries Burn 70 Gallons of Fuel a Year

Union of Concerned Scientists estimates our addiction to home delivery burns about 70 gallons of fuel annually per person.
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Amazon to Power Data Centers With Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services announced it is buying the energy generated by a 150 megawatt wind farm in Indiana to power current and future…
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Data Center Renewables Starting to Have a Ripple Effect

Data center advocacy has moved tech companies to renewable energy at an alarming rate. In some cases, it even helped change laws.
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Amazon Enters the Diaper Business With Promises of Transparency

Amazon is promoting Amazon Elements, products that promise transparency -- starting with diapers and baby wipes.
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Pepsi True Savaged on Amazon Over Palm Oil Controversy

Pepsi True, currently only sold on Amazon, has run into a problem: horrid reviews over its palm oil policy.
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A Black Friday 2014 Call to Action: Durability Over Discounts?

Black Friday 2014 does not have to be about buying cheap stuff at big box stores. Consider focusing on durability over discounts instead.
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The Online Artisan Marketplace: A Huge Boost for Handmade Products

The internet has made it far easier for the online artisan marketplace to thrive, allowing many to sell their handmade goods quickly and…
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3p Weekend: 7 Companies Investing in Sustainable Packaging

From mushrooms and potatoes to the quest for a recyclable toothpaste tube, this week we're tipping our hats to seven companies that are…
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Profitability, Customer Experience Not Correlated with CSR Performance

We have seen recent report cards on corporate social responsibility (CSR) with remarkable results from institutions like Tata, Morgan Stanley and Infosys. The…

3p Weekend: 5 Companies with Exemplary Customer Service

In a world where automated help lines and terms and conditions pages that read like Russian novels have become commonplace, it's unfortunate that…