Suppliers and Partners
Akamai is committed to developing mutually beneficial and successful partnerships with small businesses including companies owned by women, minorities, veterans, people who are socially and economically disadvantaged, or have disabilities. We aim to maintain diversity in our procurement process by developing strong relationships with talented small business suppliers that can offer quality products and services, excellent customer service and competitive pricing.
Guiding Principles for Suppliers & Partners
Akamai’s Guiding Principles for Suppliers and Partners communicates our values and expectations, and emphasizes the importance of responsible workplace policies and practices that comply, at a minimum, with applicable laws and regulations. The principles reflect the values we uphold in our own policies, and we expect our suppliers and partners to follow the spirit and intent of these guiding principles to ensure respect for all human rights and the environment. We expect our suppliers and partners to comply with all laws and regulations as well as the specific guidelines related to these core principles.
Supplier Diversity Program
Our Supplier Diversity Program seeks to identify and engage suppliers for a wide range of products and services compatible with Akamai’s current needs — from office supplies, to computer equipment and peripherals, to office equipment maintenance and repair, food service, and printing to name a few examples.
Is Your Company Eligible?
Akamai selects suppliers based on their ability to consistently deliver the best overall value in terms of high quality products, professional services, competitive pricing, and a proven track record for ongoing and proactive customer support.
To be considered for participation in Akamai’s Supplier Diversity Program, suppliers must register with us and certify the company’s small business diversity status. Here are some helpful links for information on small and small disadvantaged business status, and a number of certification organizations and sources that Akamai recognizes:
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
- National Association of Woman Business Owners (NAWBO)
- National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
- National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
- Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBENC)
- National Archives - Veterans' Records
- State Government Certifying Agencies