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Akamai Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Company Achieves 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

None | November 12, 2017

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

“We are honored and proud to once again achieve this recognition and perfect score, especially so for our LGBTQ employee population,” said James Gemmell, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Akamai. “We are a company that believes every employee deserves an environment where they can work to the best of their abilities each and every day. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture and are continuing to work hard to enhance the diversity of our workforce.”

The 2018 CEI report evaluates businesses on their LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Akamai’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

 

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