Environment

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We act today

To reduce our environmental impact

We are aware that when our business expands, so does our environmental impact and the challenge to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and find innovative environmental solutions along our entire value chain.

With that in mind, Mercado Libre’s carbon footprint is measured and disclosed on an annual basis, along with the development of mitigation initiatives. Measuring the carbon footprint is a key strategy for a prompt identification and implementation of reduction actions while our business grows. We have also created the Regenera América program to channel investments for the regeneration and conservation of biomes in Latin America. The program aims at fostering the carbon market, local development, and the conservation of native ecosystems.

As a clear sign of Mercado Libre’s long-term commitment to this agenda, in 2021 we launched the first Sustainability Bond of the company for an aggregate initial amount of USD 400 million to provide regular financing to Regenera América and other similar initiatives.

Impacts that matter

1,15 million

1,15 million packages delivered via electric-driven mobility solutions in 2021.

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3,000

3,000 hectares being regenerated in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.

100%

100% of our packages are recyclable, reusable or compostable.

100%

100% carboard reuse at distribution centers in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.

548

548 electric vehicles in our logistics fleet (5 times more than in 2020).

Impact stories

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“We’ll increase the quantity and quality of water; we’ll improve the conditions to create biodiversity, and we’ll also capture carbon to mitigate climate change.”

Adriana Kfouri, TNC
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“Mercado Libre is helping us restore 750,000 trees in a 250-hectare-woodland, creating direct jobs for the local community that will be in charge of growing the trees and take care of the woodland in the future.”

Laury Cullen Jr., Ph.D., IPÊ
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“At Mercado Libre, we are committed to growing while generating the lowest possible environmental impact. With the use of electric vans, we can deliver packages within 24-48-hours, in line with this goal.”

Juan Pablo Santos, Transportation Manager, Chile

Our initiatives

We are acting today

We know the challenge is huge, but we also know that the time to act is right now.

Download Report 2021

This is just a token

Learn about all our initiatives

Suppliers

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