Almost one thousand employees of Amazon are set to join the protest of their company’s inaction on climate change.
The group of Amazon protesters is known as Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, who posted an open letter on Monday urging Amazon to take initiatives as one of the largest and most influential companies in the world.
In anticipation of the Global Climate Strike, a week-long international event that urges employees around the world to walk out from their work stations to raise climate change awareness, the Amazon employees are tipped to do the protest on September 20.
The group’s statement also said, “Amazon is one of the world’s most innovative companies. We pride ourselves on being a leader. But in the face of the climate crisis, a true leader is one who reaches zero emissions first, not one who slides in at the last possible moment.”
The company said in response that reducing human-made climate change is a significant commitment and that it formed sustainability teams working on ways to reduce environmental impact.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said, “There are a lot of initiatives underway, and we’re not done. We’ll think of more, and we’re very inventive.”