Targets & Progress

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.

Low Carbon Network Target
 Network Energy and Carbon Efficiency Targets
Note: In 2015, there was no net reduction in GHG emissions intensity or energy intensity. This result is attributed to an accelerated deployment of servers in 2015 in anticipation of a higher-than-normal network traffic increase that did not materialize in 2015.
Electronic Waste Management Target

*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.

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. 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.