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eBay Green Team is Awarded for Social Innovation

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30th Mar 2010
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eBay's Green Team Is Recognized as Example of Innovative Employee Engagement

The second annual Social Innovation Awards were held in New York City and eBay’s Green Team received the social innovator award for employee engagement.

 

The event – which recognizes corporations and nonprofits for implementing groundbreaking business strategies and programs – is organized by JustMeans, an organization that bridges the worlds of social media and corporate responsibility, and the Financial Times.

Today, more than 2,400 eBay employees in 23 countries are Green Team members. That’s roughly 15% of the global workforce, all of whom are supporting environmental causes in their local communities and promoting sustainable business practices within eBay - often during lunch breaks, at night and even on weekends.

Through the Green Team, eBay tries to encourage all employees to participate with initiatives like our recent Big Green Idea contest, which invited more than 15,000 employees around the globe to submit ideas for how they would make eBay a greener company. Together with eBay's CEO John Donahoe, employees voted on their favorites and helped us choose which projects to focus on implementing this year.

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