Targets & Progress

Total Annual GHG Emissions and Network Energy & Scope 2 Intensity Reduction

Total Absolute GHG Emissions Table
* Electricity-based Scope 3 emissions are market-based for years 2015 and after, and location-based for all other years.
Annual Network Energy and Scope
* Network energy and Scope 2 intensity reduction percentages are specific to network IT operations only and relative to average traffic. Annual target is 30%.
Annual Energy Consumption by Operation and Network Effective PUE and CUE

** Office energy consumption includes electricity, natural gas for heating, and diesel for backup power generation. Network data center energy consumption includes Akamai-owned-and-operated and colocation data centers.

*** PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) is the ratio of the total data center energy consumption to the IT equipment energy consumption.

**** CUE (Carbon Usage Effectiveness) is the ratio of the total data center GHG emissions to the IT equipment energy consumption.

Footnotes:

1 Scope 3 (2009) includes GHG associated with outsourced data center operations and employee air travel.

2 Scope 3 (2010) includes GHG associated with outsourced data center operations; shipping; and employee air travel.

3 Scope 3 (2011) includes GHG associated with outsourced data center operations; shipping; network server embedded carbon; waste generation; and employee air travel.

4 Scope 3 (2012 to present reporting year) includes GHG associated with outsourced data center operations; shipping; network server embedded carbon; electricity transmission and distribution losses; waste generation; and employee air travel and commuting. Electricity-based Scope 3 emissions are market-based for years 2015 and after, and location-based for all other years.