Akamai Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America
Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America. Akamai's selection came as the result of its performance on the annual RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. This was the first year Akamai was invited to participate in the assessment.
Grouped with 13 companies in the "TSV IT services & internet software and services industry," Akamai achieved an above average score in the economic and environmental categories. More than 3,000 publicly traded companies, including 800 companies in emerging markets, are invited to report on their sustainability practices each year and only 140 are named to the Index.
"In view of our broad, global footprint, we have taken steps designed to mitigate the impact of our business operations while seeking to realize the financial and social benefits of these sustainable business practices," said Akamai Director of Environmental Sustainability Nicole Peill-Moelter. "It's an honor to be named alongside the prestigious group of companies on this list. Our success is a direct result