Environmental Sustainability

We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint—from our greenhouse gas emissions to our water use and waste—and enabling our customers to reduce theirs. Our remote work model reduces business travel and work-related commutes. We’re leaning into this opportunity and finding other ways to support a more sustainable world.

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Our Areas of Impact

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Reducing our impact

Upwork has been carbon neutral since 2019 and is working to achieve net-zero emissions going forward. We're focused on improving operational efficiencies and decreasing our use of energy and natural resources. For the emissions we can't avoid, we purchase high-quality offsets that protect forests and indigenous communities.

Committing to transparency

We are committed to disclosing our corporate governance around environmental risks and opportunities. We methodically assess and report our environmental performance data on an annual basis.

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Connecting companies and freelancers focused on sustainability

Our work marketplace connects companies with independent experts in climate science, resource use efficiency, supply chain management, and other sustainability topics.

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