Ecosia GmbH


Ecosia is a social business founded in 2009 that has the mission to create a more sustainable world where the environment doesn’t need protection. To achieve this, Ecosia lets users plant trees by searching the web with its search engine. Ecosia invests at least 80% of its profits into the planting of trees to support reforestation projects in biodiversity hotspots all over the world. Thanks to its 7 million users, Ecosia has already been able to finance the planting of 20 million trees (as of January 2018). Ecosia publishes its business reports and planting receipts on a monthly basis. The team wants to fight global deforestation by planting 1 billion trees by 2020. To make its work as sustainable as possible, the company neutralises the CO2 emissions related to the search engine and runs its offices on renewable energy. Ecosia is Germany’s first BCorp.