Amazon launches Carbon Footprint tracking tool

Amazon launches Carbon Footprint tracking tool

Being committed to “building a sustainable business” for its costumers, Amazon Web Servieces has launched a free tool that tracks carbon footprint of ones cloud consumption. 

The tool shows costumers historical carbon emissions, while it lets users to measure and forecast the emissions associated with their AWS usage. 

“As we continue to fulfill our commitment to The Climate Pledge and work toward net-zero carbon emissions, we want to give our customers the data they need to measure their carbon footprint and meet their own carbon reduction goals,” said Nat Sahlstrom, director of Amazon Energy. “The customer carbon footprint tool makes carbon emissions information easy for customers to work with and encourages companies to accelerate their goals, plans, and programs to address the urgency of climate change.” 

The launch of a new tool comes as a part of Amazon’s commitment to The Climate Pledge, anounced back 2019, when Amazon vowed to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040. 

The idea behind it is quite simple. By transfering your workload from on-premis data centers to AWS, you make your operations and data storage more sustainable. The company claims its Web Services can lower a customer’s carbon footprint by 80% today and up to 90% if powered with 100% renewable energy.

Eirlier this February another Big Tech company - Google has launched a similar tool, while Microsoft did it for Azure in July last year. 


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