Environmental, Social, and Governance

We believe Dropbox has a responsibility to make the world a better place, both inside and outside our company. Read on to learn about our company-wide commitments.

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“We know that we’re one small part of a larger solution.”

—Bart Volkmer, chief legal officer at Dropbox and president of the Dropbox Foundation

Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder:

We have a responsibility to create a more sustainable and equitable world. The mission at Dropbox is to design a more enlightened way of working—and we’re committed to achieving our sustainability goals, investing in social-good initiatives, and being a force for positive change.

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We’re dedicated to an equitable world and making work human

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Environmental

Dropbox is committed to fighting global warming and reducing our carbon footprint. We're always looking at ways we can make a difference in our day-to-day business practices.

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Governance

We’re committed to maintaining an independent and diverse board of directors. Since 2019, we’ve added four directors to our board who are women or members of underrepresented communities.

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Dropbox Foundation

We partner with the Dropbox Foundation, which supports human rights organizations that provide vulnerable populations with access to equal opportunities, basic freedoms, and fundamental necessities.

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Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Being “Worthy of Trust” is one of our guiding values. We strive to protect our users’ content and maintain transparent privacy policies and practices.

Climate change
Our environmental sustainability goals

By 2030, Dropbox will:

  • Achieve carbon neutrality in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and in Scope 3 business-travel emissions
  • Use 100% renewable energy for operations
  • Fund organizations working for climate action
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We all have a role to play in building a better future

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our philosophy on DEI is to build an employee base reflecting the diverse customers we serve globally. Learn more in our Annual Diversity Report.

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Dropbox for Good

We empower our employees to give back to their communities by providing paid volunteer time off, matching donations, and making product donations to nonprofits.

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Workforce Development

We partner with organizations, like Next Chapter, to run apprenticeship programs that create pathways into tech for software engineers with non-traditional CS backgrounds.

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Ethical Business Conduct

Our Worldwide Code of Business Conduct and Ethics requires everyone who works at Dropbox to adhere to our ethical standards. We review our code and policies regularly.

DEI
Diversity is just the beginning
  • We publicly report our gender- and ethnic-diversity data
  • We support diverse communities through our nonprofit partnerships
  • Our Employee Resource Groups foster inclusivity, community, and professional development
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Climate change impacts everyone. We’re taking action.