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.


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…

Greenpeace Slams Amazon on Dirty Energy Use

Amazon gets failing grades from Greenpeace on energy transparency; renewable energy commitment and siting policy; and renewable energy deployment and advocacy. The company…

Drones or Babies? Amazon and Unilever Offer Competing Future Narratives

Amazon's planned drones service and Unilever's new project sunlight offer different paths to the future. So which of these paths will we take…

Amazon Continues Its Battle Against “Wrap Rage”

Clamshell packaging isn't just a hassle for consumers, it's also bad for the environment. Here's how Amazon is addressing the problem.
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Amazon, Apple Ignoring SEC Climate Change Risk Disclosure Rules

Apple and Amazon are among SEC filers that ignore a 3 ½ year old rule requiring them to inform their investors about risk…

Is Jeff Bezos Really a Long-Term Guy?

After the news broke last week that Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million, everyone, from the commentators to newspaper headlines seemed…
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Most Retailers Get a Failing Grade for Their Electronics Recycling Programs

The e-recycling system is still very much based on the options retailers provide us with, and as a new report released by the…
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Do Apple’s Tax Practices Reflect Irresponsible Capitalism?

The reports on Apple’s tax avoidance and Cook’s testimony once again brought up the question of tax fairness and what it means nowadays.…

‘Cloud Computing King’ Salesforce to Power Data Centers with Renewables

Salesforce, the software-as-a-service company that Bloomberg Businessweek recently called "a cloud computing king," announced last week that it is "committing to work to…
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FTC Settles With Amazon, Sears, Macy’s Over Mislabeled Bamboo Clothing

Last week the FTC reached an agreement with four large retailers over charges that textiles promoted as environmentally friendly bamboo were actually rayon.

ALEC Looking to Turn the Clock Back on Renewables

The Electricity Freedom Act is nothing more than a shameless attempt to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation in any and all of…
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Business Community’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage Pivotal in 2012 Elections

Business may have played a significant role in defeating the Minnesota ballot measure to create a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. The…
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The 2012 CDP Global 500 Report: A Glass Half Full of Arctic Melt Water

The latest CDP report shows some progress, but it’s still not good enough. It’s not that there’s not a glass half full in…

Do Bad Customer Relations and Good Business Go Hand-in-Hand?

Wells Fargo claims to put customers and communities first - but media reports from customers tell a different story. Is it good for…

And Today’s Post of Shame Goes to… BatteriesPlus

It’s been a while since I had a good chance to rant about ridiculously oversized shipping boxes.  I miss it.  Today’s target: BatteriesPlus.…