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Airbnb Revamps Corporate Governance, Tying Bonuses to Safety

  • Startup plans Stakeholder Day to include hosts, guests too
  • COO Belinda Johnson will lead the new committee from March
The Airbnb app

The Airbnb app

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Airbnb Inc. is laying the groundwork for a public market debut later this year, announcing a new corporate governance strategy that values safety, sustainability, diversity and accountability.

The home-share startup has said it will track guest safety incidents, verify all seven million listings by December, measure its global carbon footprint and enhance employee diversity. To achieve its ambitions, Airbnb is creating a new Stakeholder Committee on the board and tying staff bonuses to safety metrics, according to a statement Friday.