Targets & Progress

Our goal is to mitigate the environmental impact of our global operations by infusing measureable sustainability practices throughout our organization, and to be a leader in environmental responsibility in the information communications technology sector.

Network Energy and Carbon Efficiency Targets

30% reduction in network energy and Scope 2 GHG per unit traffic per year

 
% Reduction
GHG/Traffic
% Reduction
Energy/Traffic
2009
33
32
2010
36
35
2011
24
24
2012
33
33
2013
33
32
2014
40
35
2009-Q2 2015
90
89

Electronic Waste Management Target

Process 100% of our electronic equipment at e-Stewards certified facilities.

 
Total* (mton)
% e-Stewards Processed
2012
542
98.4
2013
509
97.5
2014
396
97.3

* includes electronic components that were resold.

Documentation and volume by weight of processed electronic assets is provided by Akamai’s asset management vendors.

Absolute GHG Emissions

Akamai uses the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard to estimate our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions. A proxy method is used to estimate the electricity consumption associated with Akamai’s globally distributed network servers and third-party data center infrastructure operations. This method is described in detail here.

CO2e
(metric tons)
2009
Scope 1
101
Scope 2
55,181
Scope 3 1
42,980
2010
Scope 1
201
Scope 2
71,276
Scope 3 2
62,284
2011
Scope 1
245
Scope 2
85,359
Scope 3 3
73,282
2012
Scope 1
361
Scope 2
84,593
Scope 3 4
96,853
2013
Scope 1
555
Scope 2
88,848
Scope 34
95,559
2014
Scope 1
558
Scope 2
86,532
Scope 34
100,671

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

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

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

4 Scope 3 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.