Corprate Bias Ratings
Akamai Technologies is a content delivery network services provider for media and software delivery and a provider of cloud security solutions. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Akamai covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company frequently uses its reputation to promote gender ideology and racially ideological organizations, including the ACLU and the SPLC. Akamai is a Ceres Network Member, committed to carbon neutrality by 2040. However, the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Akamai Technologies receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Akamai Technologies received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC (1)(2). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Akamai is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1). The company used its Twitter page in 2020 to publicly support gender identity and sexual orientation as protected characteristics under Title VII (2). Akamai’s CEO, Tom Leighton, signed a letter denouncing proposed election integrity legislation (3). Akamai also assisted the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council in assembling a list of Juneteenth resources, which included books by critical race theorists Ibram X. Kendi, Robin DiAngelo, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. The ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center were highlighted as partner organizations for further resources (4). Akamai is a Ceres Network Member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 (5)(6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Akamai Technologies has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). In 2013, then-Executive Vice Chairman of Akamai Technologies, Paul Sagan, personally spearheaded an ACLU initiative, donating millions in personal funds (3).
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December 5, 2023
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