Amazon assumes. The American shipping giant announces the opening of two new centers in Italy by 2021, one for distribution in Novara and one for sorting in Spilamberto, in the province of Modena. The e-commerce giant will create this 1,100 permanent jobs within three years which will be added to the 8,500 already created in our country. The launch of these two new sites, a note reads, will involve a further investment of over 230 million euros which will add to the 5.8 billion already invested by Amazon in Italy in the last ten years. We are proud and excited to expand our logistics network with two new centers in Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna, said Stefano Perego, vp Amazon Eu operations. Over the past ten years – he continued – we have invested significantly in the country and have hired thousands of workers who receive competitive wages and numerous benefits. I also want to underline that in order to face the Covid-19 emergency we have implemented over 150 measures in order to continue to offer our services to the community and to protect the health of our employees.
In Spilamberto, in particular, a redevelopment of green areas has been planned around the site as part of a revival landscape project to preserve the balance and biodiversity of the areas adjacent to the Rio Secco. The Novara the green design, conceived to integrate with the context, has the objective of redevelop the rural and wooded area with particular attention to the preservation of flora and fauna: 15 hectares dedicated to greenery with 1,500 shrubs and trees, the redevelopment of 9 hectares of the Agognate wood with 11,000 new trees, together with the use of native species only, represent only a part of the initiatives to protect the local ecosystem. In fact, the project envisages the requalification of a section of the banks of the Cavour canal, the renaturalization of its banks in order to guarantee the biodiversity of flora and fauna. Finally, plant barriers will be created between the natural and urbanized areas to protect the fauna. projects in line with the Climate Pledge, the commitment co-founded and signed last year by Amazon and Global Optimism with the aim of achieving the objectives established by the Paris Agreement ten years earlier. That is zero CO2 emissions by 2040.