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.
In May 2017, Akamai completed its first investment in an 80 MW wind farm project, near Dallas, Texas, targeted to go online in December 2018. Renewable energy procured through a 20-year virtual power purchase agreement is expected to cover 100% of Akamai’s Texas data center load, and approximately 10% of its global network load. You can learn more about this project here.
*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.