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There is no question that this year has brought disruption to life as we know it. As the world around us is changing, our concept of normalcy does too. Now, more than ever, it is critical that Akamai continue business as usual, providing fast, intelligent, and secure experiences for our customers, but we also have the opportunity to do so much more. From the perspective of a sustainability professional, COVID-19
This Earth Day, we are excited to announce the first two grantees of Akamai's Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Innovations in Water: the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and the Foundation for Environmental Monitoring (ffem).
Continuing in our commitment to sustainability, Akamai is excited to announce the launch of our accelerator program supporting innovators and building solutions to address India's water challenges. A concerted effort by the Akamai India leadership team, the accelerator program is being launched at a time when we are witnessing a rising demand for water globally, caused by exponential population growth coupled with a changing climate that is making rainfall less
On January 22 - the day after the 2020 Massachusetts State of the Commonwealth speech - Akamai's Sustainability team participated in a clean energy legislative preview with Governor Baker and Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Theoharides of Massachusetts, Ceres, and other key businesses across the state. The Governor provided a generous amount of depth into what is driving his legislative decisions around climate action and provided insight into
This October at the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) and Verge conferences in Oakland, California, Akamai had the opportunity to actively engage with 3,000 of our like-minded sustainability peers on making incremental environmental change. To no surprise, I witnessed passionate dialogue around climate change action, an issue now front and center on most corporate agendas.
Written by Courtney Hadden, Corporate Sustainability, and Karolina Galeziowska, Krakow Sustainability Team Lead As an essential part of the Internet for over 20 years, Akamai believes it is our responsibility to help create digital experiences that are fast, intelligent and secure, while caring for our larger environment. That is why we're making sustainable business decisions that benefit our customers and employees in the places we work, operate, and live.
The energy footprint of the IT sector is estimated at 7% of global electricity consumption, according to Greenpeace International. And, although the data center and colocation industry is a small segment of the IT sector, it represents a large portion of its power consumption. By 2020, the power consumption for operating and cooling data centers is anticipated to reach a staggering 73 billion kWh and will greatly affect CO2
Akamai strives to mitigate the impact of our operations while maximizing and enhancing the benefits of our sustainable business practices. We are working hard to hit our sustainability goals by: creating a more sustainable platform through reducing network energy intensity by way of engineering efficiency, lowering our greenhouse gas emissions below 2015 levels by sourcing renewable energy and doing our part to ensure 100% of our electronic waste is
Recently, Akamai announced the company's plans to expand its sustainability initiatives through an innovative renewable energy procurement strategy. Unlike many of its peers in the tech industry, Akamai does not operate its own data centers. That means, for example, we don't have roofs on which to install solar panels, which is one key way of generating your own renewable power.