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Akamai is proud to be a 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.


While we are proud of the positive impact we are achieving already, we strive to continually improve our performance. Join us in our mission!