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Mercado Libre Sustainability Report 2017

Since its inception in 1999, Mercado Libre has served as a key channel to foster, promote, and facilitate entrepreneurship throughout Latin America. The platform has not only allowed entrepreneurs to build successful businesses from the ground up, but also has served as a critical tool in the development of an entrepreneurial spirit that has led to thousands of individuals achieve their personal goals and dreams.

This is what we call in Mercado Libre "The Entrepreneurial Effect”, whose main driver are young people and it is based in the power to transform the reality of individuals and the community with a high multiplier effect. Today we have the great opportunity to lead the way in terms of sustainability in the region within our industry.

Our DNA is about entrepreneurial culture. A culture we believe creates a positive impact in the economy, as it drives the creation of new Jobs, promotes social development and promotes technological innovation.

For this reason and with the conviction that the “Entrepreneurial effect” creates value for the Company, the community and the planet, Mercado Libre develops diverse and encompassing programs that put the entrepreneur in the center of the scene and sustainability in the top of priorities.

The principles of the “Entrepreneurial Effect" as a sustainability strategy of Mercado Libre are based on
whether they are:

  • Digital
  • Scalable
  • Measurable
  • Co-created
  • Value added
  • Related to the entrepreneurial culture
  • Aligned ideologically to Mercado Libre



Entrepreneurship is doing. Searching. Caring for the Environment. Empowering people. Creating value. Achieving accomplishments and learning.

Mercado Libre is a vehicle that enables equal opportunities to foster entrepreneurship, helping to create economic, social and environmental value. The Entrepreneurial Effect, as a sustainability strategy, works as a facilitator so that the entrepreneurs achieve their goals and dreams, while at the same time having a positive impact on their environment.