Today eBay signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge, underscoring our commitment to advancing equal pay. For more than 20 years, eBay has sought to build a company that supports inclusive commerce that enables opportunity for everyone. As part of our vision, we believe deeply that we must have a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace to ensure we reflect the perspectives of the tens of millions of customers that we serve globally. That’s why we are proud to join with the White House in pledging to close the gender wage gap. The White House announcement can be found here.
At eBay, we are committed to ensuring that we pay our people fairly based on their role, contribution and impact – not on factors unrelated to the work they do. That’s why we have supported strategic initiatives, like our Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) and eBay Women in Technology (eWIT), that aim to support gender diversity in our workplace and the ability of women to build lasting, successful careers at our company. Additionally, in early 2016, we undertook an extensive, global study of gender pay that considered the main components of compensation. Our study found pay parity between male and female employees.
Going forward, we are committed to conducting on-going reviews of our compensation practices and, when necessary, we will take appropriate action to make sure that our employees continue to be paid fairly and equitably. Ongoing commitment to equal pay principles is essential to ensuring we deliver on this pledge, and we will continue to review our practices globally to make sure we are creating the best possible workplace for all of our employees.