Cambridge, MA | December 02, 2015
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, has been recognized by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies, for its climate change initiatives and transparency to investors and the global marketplace. The company’s near-perfect Climate Disclosure Score and above-average Climate Performance Band place Akamai on the S&P Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CLDI), released in the S&P edition of CDP’s annual global climate change report.
Akamai received a Climate Disclosure Score of 99 out of a possible 100, earning a place on the CDP’s CLDI for the second consecutive year. More than 2,200 organizations were assessed for recognition, with only those graded within the top 10% being named to the index that recognizes companies demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation. The reported data has been independently assessed against CDP’s scoring methodology.
“Transparency and accountability are core tenets of Akamai’s sustainability initiative,” said Nicole Peill-Moelter, senior director of sustainability, Akamai. “We are proud to be included in the CDLI for the second year in a row and will continue to be proactive in addressing these issues that are so vitally important to Akamai, our customers and investors.”
At the request of 822 investors who represent $95 trillion in assets, thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP. Top scores indicate a high level of transparency in the disclosure of climate change-related information, providing investors with a level of comfort to assess corporate accountability and preparedness for changing market demands and emissions regulation.
“As the world looks beyond the Paris climate change negotiations and prepares for a low carbon future, reliable information about how companies are responding to the transition will be ever more valuable,” said Paul Dickinson, executive chairman and co-founder of CDP. “For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.”
As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company’s advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.