Our environmental, social, and governance approach
At Uber, we believe in creating a long-term sustainable business. We believe in showing up in our communities, maintaining our social license to operate, and reimagining the way the world moves for the better. When we apply the appropriate governance, risk analysis, and thoughtfulness to our approach, we protect the areas most important to our bottom line: the material environmental, social, and governance priorities that matter to our stakeholders and help to create and deliver value to all.
- Environmental, Social, and Governance
- People and Culture
- Government Transparency
- Political Engagement
Driver and courier well-being
Drivers and couriers overwhelmingly choose platform work because they value the flexibility to work when, where, and how they want, as reflected in various surveys conducted across multiple markets.
We continue to advocate for quality platform work that provides independent platform workers with flexibility, fair and transparent earning opportunities, access to social protection and benefits, meaningful representation, and learning and development opportunities.
Environmental sustainability and climate change
A zero-emission platform. That’s our goal, and we won’t stop until we get there. Because it’s the right thing to do—for everyone who relies on our platform, the cities we serve, and the planet we all share.
We started this journey in 2020 with a set of core commitments. We’re aiming to be net zero by 2040 across all Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. As part of getting there, we’ve set an ambitious goal of enabling 100% of rides on our passenger mobility platform to be completed in zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), on micromobility, or on public transit by 2030 in the US, Canada, and Europe, and by 2040 in every market we operate in globally.
As part of our commitment to transparency and our aim to reach for the highest standards on climate-emissions accounting, planning, and disclosure, we align our reporting to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
People and culture
Civil Rights Assessment
Our goal is to help ensure that people can move freely, equitably, and safely. In support of that goal, and following engagement with shareholders, Uber has undergone a Civil Rights Assessment. The assessment was conducted by Covington & Burling, under the direction of former US Attorney General Eric Holder. It was designed to evaluate our impact on rideshare drivers, communities, and employees in the US, with the intent to promote civil rights and identify areas where we can continue to improve as an equitable and inclusive platform.
Uber's ESG reporting may contain forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations, which involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Please view our 2023 ESG Report for more.
Greenhouse gas emissions data in Uber's ESG Report has been verified by LRQA. LRQA’s verification statement can be found here.