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Transparency, Accountability & Collaboration

Transparency and accountability are core tenants of Akamai’s sustainability initiative. We reinforce our accountability by making available to the public our sustainability commitments, practices and progress.

Accountability

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.

Transparency

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.

Since 2013 Akamai has been a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in recognition of our corporate sustainability leadership in our industry.

Akamai is also a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, 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.

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Collaboration

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.

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