With more than 90 million active users globally, eBay is the world's largest online marketplace. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., eBay connects a diverse community of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses. In 2009, the total worth of goods sold on eBay was $60 billion.
Being the world’s leading e-commerce company presents unique climate change challenges for eBay. To that end, eBay Inc. has committed to reduce its absolute GHG emissions by 15 percent by 2012 over a 2008 baseline. eBay joined BICEP in 2009 because it believes "that solutions to the climate change crisis will require actors from all sectors of society – individuals, governments and businesses – working in concert." "We embrace our unique opportunity to leverage our platforms to promote savvier, more sustainable consumption, while also striving to minimize the environmental impact of our direct operations," eBay said.