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Responsible Business

Behaving responsibly, ethically and sustainably in all areas of our business

Our Approach

We have created a trusted, transparent marketplace based on the strong ethical values we follow as a business. We strive to operate our business in the most environmentally and socially sustainable way—creating a safe, trusted, diverse environment in which our employees, buyers, sellers, suppliers and partners can thrive. 

From innovating more sustainable ways to operate, to building a trusted and inclusive marketplace and workplace, eBay is making a better world through better commerce.

Fast Facts

54%
Percentage of eBay’s electrical usage that’s powered by renewable energy—up from 15% in 2015
36%
eBay’s total greenhouse gas emissions decrease between 2015 and 2016
100%
eBay’s score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the ninth straight year

Global Impact Goals

Opportunity for All

Increase the total number and success rate of eBay sellers from low-income, underserved communities after conducting a baseline Digital Density study in 2017. We will announce a quantitative goal in January 2018. 

Circular Economy

By 2020, create $2.5 billion in positive economic impacts and avoid 2.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions through people selling their pre-owned electronics and apparel on eBay

eBay for Charity

$1 billion in charity funds raised by 2020

Responsible Business

100% renewable energy in our electricity supply by 2025 at eBay data centers and offices

eBay Foundation

By 2020: 

Lend $1 million to entrepreneurs
Enable 50,000 entrepreneurs through access to capital and mentoring
And thereby, impact the lives of 250,000 people globally

Other Areas of Responsible Business

Responsible Business In Action

eBay engineers understand they are making a difference in the world—and it inspires passion and purpose in their work. By bringing people and communities together through global commerce, they help create opportunity for all.

Read Our Global Impact 2016 Summary

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