Utah Business Magazine Recognizes eBay Inc. for Green Practices

By: eBay Inc. Staff

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Earlier this week, Utah Business magazine awarded eBay Inc. its Business Sustainability Award for the construction of eBay’s LEED Gold certified facility in Draper, Utah. This award honors the best green business practices and efforts in Utah, recognizing companies, communities and individuals who are making strides in environmental sustainability. The Draper campus, as well as eBay’s newest data center in South Jordan, Utah were featured in a video produced for the event.

Daron Fowlks, North America Customer Experience senior director, accepted the award on behalf of eBay and its 2,000 employees in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. “Through commerce, we create value that helps each of us pursue a better life and forge human connections that enrich our shared experience—economically and environmentally,” Fowlks said. “Not only does eBay do that globally, we do it in the communities where we live and work.”

The award comes as the latest in a string of recognitions and accolades for our sustainability efforts in Utah. Most recently, the Technology Business Council (TBM)’s Operational Excellence Award recognized our efforts to drive transparency, efficiency, and cost effectiveness through our IT infrastructure, including in those facilities cited in our South Jordan data center facilities.

The Draper facility is also home to a 400+-member Green Team that’s been integral in helping engage teammates around our global green initiatives. Aside from their unwavering commitment to greening our operations in Utah, the Green Team has also played an active role in supporting and participating in sustainability initiatives throughout the community.

In addition to the award, eBay and other award recipients are featured in Utah Business magazine’s November edition.

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