Faster. Cheaper. Greener: Accenture’s plan for a sustainable last mile

As e-commerce packages zip across the country from warehouse to doorstep, the number of emissions continue to grow. The king of the genre, Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Jeff Bezos, claims that e-commerce is more environmentally friendly than in-store shopping.

“Amazon’s sustainability scientists have spent more than three years developing the models, tools and metrics to measure our carbon footprint,” Bezos wrote in a shareholder letter in early 2020. “Their detailed analysis has found that shopping online consistently generates less carbon than driving to a store, since a single delivery van trip can take approximately 100 round-trip car journeys off the road on average.”

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