Amazon in Spain: 10 years contributing to the Spanish economy by creating jobs, enabling SMBs, investing in infrastructure and sustainability, and generating tax revenue. Continue reading
The AWS Educate Challenge invited university students to build their cloud computing skills while competing for top prizes – and the results are in. Continue reading
AWS continues to invest in the Czech Republic to support a growing number of Czech and Slovak customers and partners across all industries. Continue reading
Amazon expands its fulfillment network with a new facility in the region of Murcia. The site, which is due to be operating this year, will be the fourth robotic center for the company in Spain. Continue reading
Amazon Business is a global procurement solution now used by more than five million business customers, ranging from sole proprietors to multinational enterprises with tens of thousands of employees on a single account. Continue reading
Economic impact
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Amazon is a powerful engine of growth for the national economy - revitalizing communities across Europe through job creation, economic investment, and innovative services.

Amazon keeps hiring and supporting the Italian economy

Amazon keeps hiring and supporting the Italian economy. Created over 2,600 new permanent jobs across its 40 sites in Italy last year, for a total workforce of over 9,500 employees. Amazon’s “Italy Plan” accelerates in 2021 with the opening of two new sites: a €230 million investment generating further 1,100 new permanent opportunities in three years.

20,000 new jobs across Europe during 2020

Across Europe we’re creating thousands of quality jobs and investing billions in local economies.
At Amazon, we’re able to innovate and delight customers thanks to our incredible workforce—the more than 250,000 full-time associates behind our global network of fulfillment centers. Amazon Fulfilment is where our employees, technology and innovation come together every day to delight customers.

Join our team on a guided video-tour through our Fulfillment Centers

The wellbeing of our employees and guests is of paramount importance to us. While in-person tours of our Fulfillment Centers are paused at the moment, our FC Tours team is bringing the tour to you! Let us show you what happens behind the scenes when you shop on Amazon. Start your video tour now.

Amazon deploys solar systems across UK fulfilment centres

Amazon to install up to 20MW of solar plus storage systems on fulfilment centre rooftops across the UK over the coming 18 months.
Half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small and medium-sized businesses that offer their products through Amazon Marketplace

From local French producer to international ambassador for gastronomy

In 2017, when he bought the famous Ducs de Gascogne brand, Cyril had the ambition of injecting new life into the company based in the region of Gers in southwest France. And it was on the internet that he decided to focus his strategy. The Ducs de Gascogne gourmet brand, traditional yet modern, took a new turn in 2017, joining the boutique des producteurs (Amazon’s online sales platform for French local producers), much to the delight of artisan and regional produce enthusiasts.

Small and medium business success in challenging times

Lucia and Anna. Two women, mother and daughter, run a business specializing in the production of traditional Venetian masks, and they have managed to lead it into the future thanks to Amazon.it.
We're a company of builders. Of pioneers. It's our job to make bold bets, and we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers. Here are just some of the innovations pioneered by Amazon, and we're always looking for the next one.

Amazon continues to invest in Tübingen, Germany by creating a new team focused on Amazon Scout

We're thrilled to announce a new investment to expand research and development of autonomous delivery technology in Germany with the creation of a new team at our development center in Tübingen. The team will be focused on Amazon Scout, Amazon’s fully-electric autonomous delivery service.

Seven women behind Alexa

Meet seven women tackling some of the most complex challenges in technology.
Discover how we work with policymakers in the EU.

Supporting customer safety across Europe

Customer safety has always been a top priority for us, so we are pleased to be one of the founding signatories to a new European Memorandum of Understanding on Online Product Safety.

Revisit our first virtual Amazon Academy on Delivering Sustainability in Europe

In 2019, we signed The Climate Pledge, and we dedicated this year's virtual Amazon Academy to “Delivering Sustainability in Europe - Net Zero Carbon by 2040”. Get a glimpse of the event here.
Our Leadership Principles
Our Leadership Principles aren't just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. These Principles work hard, just like we do. It's just one of the things that makes Amazon peculiar.
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Amazon's leadership principles displayed on a wall in our Washington DC office
We seek top talent from all industries and a range of backgrounds to join our offices around the world. People who succeed at Amazon have something in common—they are customer-centric, they are leaders and they are innovators.

Managing a career growth at Amazon while balancing professional and personal life

Meet Amelie, Head of Amazon Business in France, one of our working parents at Amazon. Since joining Amazon 7 years ago, she has grown from Sales Manager into a key leader for one of our thriving and fast-growing businesses while balancing her work and private lives.

Meet our new joiners on-boarding for work - virtually and from home

Starting a new job and joining a new team from a distance has become a challenge to both employers and employees. Read how Amazon is making on-boarding work - online and virtually.
Amazon has long been committed to communities where our employees live and work. Today, we're diving deeper than ever to provide innovative, creative and unique ways to support communities across the world.

We are focused on our neighbors in immediate need - families fighting homelessness, hunger, and natural disasters, We are also focused on the next generation - providing resources and igniting passion for STEM education.

Michaël, the 8-year-old aspiring video game programmer in France

During the lockdown in France, Michaël took part in the “Start from Scratch” workshop set up by Amazon, in partnership with Tekkie Unie, aimed at introducing primary school pupils to programming. He loved it and even plans on creating video games with his friends.

Hugs for a good cause

A hug, or a cuddle, says the president of the Aladina Foundation, Paco Arango, is the best show of affection that we can give away.
Sustainability
We put our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability and protecting the environment.

Amazon Launches ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ in Europe

The program which makes it easier for customers to discover and shop for sustainable products, launches with over 40,000 Climate Pledge Friendly products across France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK with one or more of 19 sustainability certifications.

Amazon introduces new electric vehicles in Spain to make more sustainable deliveries

As part of The Climate Pledge, Amazon is investing in renewable energy as a critical step towards addressing their carbon footprint globally, pledging to run on 100% renewable energy by 2025.

Our mission

We aim to be Earth’s most customer centric company. Our mission is to continually raise the bar of the customer experience by using the internet and technology to help consumers find, discover and buy anything, and empower businesses and content creators to maximise their success.

How we operate

We have four core principles that guide us in delivering on our mission. These include customer obsession rather than competitor focus, nurturing a passion for invention, maintaining a commitment to operational excellence, and a focus on long-term thinking.
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