eBay Inc - Corporate Profile
eBay Inc. operates e-commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer inventory for sale; and buyers to find and buy it virtually anytime and anywhere. The companys Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com and the StubHub mobile apps, which enable fans to purchase tickets to the games, concerts, and theater shows. Its Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Classifieds, and others that offer online classifieds and help people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. The company platforms enable users to find, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels, which include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. eBay Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Since our founding, we've understood our opportunity to drive both strong business performance and positive social and environmental change. We continue to challenge ourselves to innovate, build great partnerships, and apply the full breadth of our assets toward achieving lasting impact. more
Financial: 2015 Revenues $8.5 billion
Environmental: "As a global company, we strive to run our technology platforms, facilities, and systems in ways that challenge business as usual and break down conventions. We’re continually improving the services we provide to our customers while radically reducing our environmental impact. We use our marketplace and retail partnerships to keep more products out of landfills and we explore opportunities to drive innovation that furthers our circular economy. Although the growth of our business increased our overall energy use and carbon emissions, the rate of that increase was reduced by our efficiency improvements and expanded use of cleaner energy. Each day, we connect hundreds of millions of individuals and retailers around the world through our portfolio of businesses. We understand that the energy we use to power these connections produces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change and other environmental challenges. As we work to create a greener commerce platform, we’re committed to being open about our impact, as well as reducing it by conserving energy and lowering carbon emissions throughout our operations. Our strategy for doing so is threefold: strive for radical efficiency in our facilities and processes, generate on-site clean energy when and where it makes sense, and procure additional clean energy from off-site sources".
Social: "In communities around the world where eBay has business operations, employees help promote and manage charitable giving and volunteerism. Through the eBay Foundation, employees are directly involved in recommending grants to organizations that they value and those that address critical community needs. Our matching gifts program encourages employees to support the nonprofit organizations of their choice by matching both financial contributions and volunteer time. Last year, we matched more than $1.5 million of employees’ charitable contributions, and employees volunteered more than 30,000 hours of their time to nonprofit organizations worldwide. Through The Opportunity Project, eBay Foundation supports innovators with technology-based solutions for building a more open and inclusive global economy. In 2013 we announced our support of Kolabo, an early-stage social enterprise launched in Indonesia with plans to expand to other developing countries soon. In just a year, Kolabo has helped more than 200 small businesses create their first websites and access other digital marketing services that drive traffic to their sites and customers to their doors".
Governance: "As with our eBay community, eBay Inc.'s success is fundamentally based on openness, honesty, integrity and trust. The following internal practices and policies reflect our strong commitment to our stockholders, community and employees. We are committed to exercising the highest level of ethical standards in everything we do".
Gender Diversity: 4 of 13 senior management are women, 2 of 10 board members are represented by women.
Sustainable Sector: Yes. "We are building a better form of commerce that is enabled by people, supported by technology, and open to everyone – creating more opportunity for all".
CSRHUB Rating: 55 Average rating
Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.6 Above average employee satisfaction
TheStreet Rating: Hold C Rating
Morningstar Rating: 3 Stars
CSR Report: Yes
GRI Standard: No