Setting targets and publicly disclosing our progress is an important aspect of our sustainability initiative, holding ourselves accountable to our commitments and encouraging others to do the same.
*Includes electronic components that were resold.
Documentation and volume by weight of processed electronic assets is provided by Akamai’s asset management vendors. Percentage values below 100% are due to a lack of non-U.S. based e-Stewards certified processing facilities. When economical, Akamai ships equipment back to the U.S. for e-Stewards processing.
Akamai uses the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard to estimate our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions. The method used to estimate the electricity consumption associated with Akamai’s globally distributed network servers and third-party data center infrastructure operations is detail here.
Tabular values of these graphs can be viewed here.
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, 2013, 2014, 2015) 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.