Sustainability in e-commerce

Statistics report on sustainability in e-commerce

Sustainability in e-commerce

This statistics report presents a range of statistics and facts about sustainability in the e-commerce industry, with a focus on carbon emissions of leading online retailers. It also includes an overview of consumer habits and attitudes towards sustainability.

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Environmental impact

  • Basic Statistic International shipping CO2 emissions outlook worldwide 2019-2070
  • Basic Statistic Transportation emissions outlook worldwide 2000-2070, by mode
  • Premium Statistic Average number of products bought per e-commerce order worldwide 2024
  • Premium Statistic E-commerce environmental impact worldwide 2019-2030, by type
  • Premium Statistic Most polluting websites of companies 2023
  • Premium Statistic Key figures on the impact of retail returns in the U.S. 2019-2022
  • Basic Statistic Environmental impact of online fashion returns in the UK 2022


  • Premium Statistic Online purchase channels offering the best green options worldwide in 2022
  • Premium Statistic Amazon’s corporate carbon footprint 2018-2022, by type of emissions
  • Premium Statistic Packages delivered by Amazon Logistics in the U.S. 2018-2022
  • Premium Statistic Carbon emissions from activities across eBay's value chain 2022
  • Premium Statistic Carbon footprint of Mercado Libre 2023, by type of emissions
  • Basic Statistic Annual greenhouse gas emissions of Zalando 2017-2022, by scope
  • Premium Statistic Sustainability strategies of retail SMBs in the U.S. 2022-2023
  • Premium Statistic Sustainable logistics priorities among SMEs in the U.S. 2023

Consumer behavior

  • Premium Statistic Online shoppers mindful of the environmental impact of delivery 2023, by country
  • Premium Statistic Most important factors in the delivery experience according to online merchants 2023
  • Premium Statistic Sustainability concern when purchasing with home delivery 2023, by country
  • Premium Statistic Interest in environmentally friendly delivery options 2023
  • Premium Statistic Timeline for electric vehicles to be used in home delivery 2023
  • Premium Statistic Main purchase drivers behind sustainable online shopping in Latin America 2023
  • Premium Statistic Share of U.S. shoppers willing to delay delivery for greater sustainability 2023
  • Premium Statistic Delay of deliveries that U.S. e-shoppers would accept for more sustainability 2023
  • Premium Statistic Importance of environmentally-friendly packaging in European countries 2023
  • Premium Statistic Importance of easily-resealable packaging in European countries 2023
  • Premium Forecast Willingness to pay a surcharge for eco-friendly delivery in France 2023

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