eBay is continuing their commitment to climate action by setting an ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Direct climate action
eBay has committed to reduce its own (scope 1 and scope 2) emissions 90% by 2030 from a 2019 base year, in line with limiting global temperature warming to 1.5°C– the most ambitious designation available through the SBTi process and aligned with the Paris Agreement.
Value chain (seller) climate action
eBay has also committed to reduce value chain (scope 3) emissions from downstream transportation and distribution by 20% in the same timeframe. These emissions represent the transportation of the goods shipped using its platform and eBay will work with logistics providers to offer low-carbon alternatives. This is good news for sellers as it will make your own businesses more climate friendly.
Separate from the science-based target, eBay is also committing to be carbon neutral for their offices and data centers (scope 1 and 2) by the end of 2021. With this commitment eBay will continue to prioritise reducing its footprint and will offset any remaining emissions to be carbon neutral from this year on.
“At eBay, we believe we have an urgent and important responsibility to mitigate the imp
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