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Accountability and transparency are core tenants of Akamai’s sustainability initiative. We reinforce our accountability by making available to the public our sustainability commitments, practices and progress.
Our environmental management system is structured on the ISO 14001 standard of plan, do, check and act. Material environmental aspects and impacts are identified by our network and office operations organizations based on a significance threshold. A management plan including reduction targets, strategies and review is developed and implemented for each significant aspect with regular reviews and progress assessments. Our significant aspects and impacts are energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, material consumption and hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Direct water use is de minimus.
Akamai’s Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 inventories follow the World Resources Institute (WRI)/World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, and WRI/WBCSD Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard. Our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions are independently verified in accordance with ISO 14064-3.
We disclose our targets, strategies and progress here and in our sustainability brochure. In addition to this information, since 2009, Akamai has been committed to publicly, annually disclosing to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) providing insights into our climate change management strategy, metrics and progress. Our most recent annual disclosure is available here in the Resources section.
In 2014 Akamai achieved a position on both CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index and Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for our demonstrated commitment to managing climate change by integrating it into our business strategy and taking actionable steps to mitigate climate-related risk.
Akamai has been a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2015, a fund created by the global index company FTSE. FTSE4Good constituent companies have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.
Because we believe that great solutions arise from collaboration, Akamai is a member of the following organizations whose primary goals are to promote sustainability best practices and collaboration.