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How Sustainable Is Amazon?

Amazon, which has never published a sustainability report, has recently hired sustainability executives that may change the online retail giant's strategy - and reputation - according to the Guardian.

The publication reports Amazon has grown its sustainability team by hiring global supply chain expert Dara O'Rourke. He co-founded Underwriters Laboratories' product-rating website GoodGuide, which rates the environmental impact and sustainability of thousands of products. At Amazon, he will lead a team called "Sustainable Science." He joins Kara Hurst, Amazon's director of worldwide sustainability and social responsibility, and former CEO of The Sustainability Consortium; Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist; and Christina Page, who led energy and sustainability strategy at Yahoo for eight years.

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The publication reports Amazon has grown its sustainability team by hiring global supply chain expert Dara O'Rourke. He co-founded Underwriters Laboratories' product-rating website GoodGuide, which rates the environmental impact and sustainability of thousands of products. At Amazon, he will lead a team called "Sustainable Science." He joins Kara Hurst, Amazon's director of worldwide sustainability and social responsibility, and former CEO of The Sustainability Consortium; Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist; and Christina Page, who led energy and sustainability strategy at Yahoo for eight years.

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