Akamai is a Certified B Corp
Akamai is proud to be a Certified B Corporation!
What is a Certified B Corporation?
Certified B Corporations are a new kind of corporation that uses the power of business to improve environmental and social issues. To quote from the B Corp Declaration, these companies “envision a new sector of the economy which harnesses the power of private enterprise to create public benefit. This sector is comprised of a new type of corporation – the B Corporation – which is purpose-driven, and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders.”
Why do B Corps matter?
B Corps are important because, as change agents, they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.
B Corps are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance.
Why did Akamai choose to become a B Corp?
The B Corp certification is an independent, third party endorsement and a public declaration of the values, mission and systems that underpin our entire business. Our mission is to promote health and well-being while reducing the inflated costs, waste, harmful chemicals and excess consumerism in personal care.
How did we become certified?
All B corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab. To become certified, a company must meet B Lab’s comprehensive Performance Requirements, which measure the company’s impact on all stakeholders, including workers, suppliers, community, customers and the environment. Meeting or exceeding these requirements becomes a formal (legal) commitment with B Corp Certification.
What other companies are B Corporations?
Today, there is a growing community of more than 2,100 Certified B Corps from 50 countries and over 130 industries. They include Patagonia, Seventh Generation, Whole Foods and Dr. Bronners to name a few.
HIGHLIGHTS IN AKAMAI’S B CORPORATION ASSESSMENT
We scored high on ingredient and product safety (organic certification for many ingredients, non-toxicity, biodegradability, cruelty-free, responsible sourcing). The assessment also recognized our contribution to waste reduction resulting from our customers using fewer—i.e. a smaller volume of—personal care products, and therefore less packaging too.
We received significant points for our supplier selection. We source shipping boxes from a certified minority-owned packaging company that provides our 100% recycled paperboard boxes; our soap manufacturer is a certified organic facility; as is our toothpaste and skin fuel manufacturer. Our suppliers are independently owned too.
Because we try to integrate our commitment to a positive impact in all our business decisions, our offices are in the Boulder Impact Hub – an international network of co-working spaces dedicated to sustainable businesses and a fellow B Corps.
While we are proud of the positive impact we are achieving already we strive to continually improve our performance.
Join us in our mission!