Amazon’s actions to help employees, communities, and customers affected by COVID-19

A roundup of actions Amazon has taken to reduce the spread of the coronavirus while supporting those directly and indirectly impacted by COVID-19.

Launching the Amazon Small Business Accelerator – a boost for small businesses in the UK

The programme will help 200,000 small businesses and startups through new online learning, an intensive week-long bootcamp to help 1,000 offline businesses get online, and access to free services, credits, training and support.
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LGBTQ+ authors and allies #ReadWithPride

Author and YouTuber Lucy Powrie joins a stellar literary line-up to read short clips of their works and celebrate LGBTQ+ visibility for Pride.

A future in voice: introducing the Alexa Incubator Programme

Thanks to the new programme, businesses creating unique experiences with Alexa or advancing voice technology will be able to access the resources they need to grow.

How is Amazon celebrating Pride in 2020?

Pride Month is always special at Amazon – both for our LGBTQ+ employees and the many others who are proud to count themselves as allies.

Three global companies join The Climate Pledge co-founded by Amazon

The Climate Pledge, co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism, is a commitment to reach net zero carbon by 2040.

Meeting the Moment

A new series takes viewers behind the scenes of Amazon to meet some of the employees who are delivering smiles.

App invites millions of cyclists to contribute to social distancing city planning

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customer See.Sense is launching a free new feature on its app, helping cyclists anywhere in the UK to improve cycle routes in their area.

AWS helps the World Health Organization respond to COVID-19

As the United Nations agency for global public health, the World Health Organization is responsible for coordinating the international response to the pandemic.

The bike light start-up revolutionising the way we ride

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customer See.Sense creates innovative bike lights that give cyclists more visibility on their ride and cities more information on their roads.

We’re prioritising COVID-19 supplies exclusively for the UK Government, healthcare and public sector through Amazon Business

Designed as a not-for-profit service, the Government, public sector and other healthcare organisations will have exclusive access to critical medical supplies to reach the frontlines as they become available.

Meet our new recruits

As the coronavirus outbreak transformed our concept of ‘normality’, people from different walks of life had to put their business on hold. For many of them, a temporary role at Amazon has provided a welcome opportunity, and a way to step up at a challenging time.

A welcome opportunity

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of people across the country and left them without regular sources of income. Here at Amazon, people have turned to us to provide essential products and services during this period and we in turn are bringing more people into our teams to meet the demand.

Supporting St John Ambulance with their COVID-19 response effort

Supporting St John Ambulance with their COVID-19 response effort
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