Powering global trust and responsibility
Powering global trust and responsibility
Equinix is built on a foundation of strong corporate values and business practices. We know that our continued success depends on our commitment to doing business with honesty, integrity, professionalism and commitment to superior results.
At Equinix, we are powering global trust and responsibility through a foundation of unwavering corporate values and ethical business practices.
Powering global trust by doing business with honesty, integrity, transparency and the highest standard of excellence:
Powering global responsibility through a foundation of unwavering values and ethical practices:
Good corporate governance is not just a competitive advantage, but a key driver of Equinix’s culture of trust – one that is built with customers, suppliers and employees. We protect human and digital assets and deliver superior results with the highest standards of integrity and excellence.
Equinix’s Board of Directors Governance Committee oversees our ESG strategy and our Corporate Sustainability Executive Steering Committee manages the ESG program via quarterly meetings.
Equinix is governed by a single-tier Board of Directors.
Size of Board at Equinix
Number of Independent Directors
Women on the Board
(3 out of 10)
Board Meetings in 2019
Average Director participation in Board and applicable Committee meetings
Separate Chair and CEO
Code of Business Conduct for Directors and Exec officers
Standing Board Committees: Six: Audit, Compensation, Finance, Governance, Nominating, Real Estate
Current as of 6/18/2020 unless otherwise noted.
Our Board understands the importance and value of diversity in its membership and requires that when selecting new members, the initial list of candidates include qualified women and minority candidates. We require any third-party consultant asked to furnish an initial list of candidates to follow the same requirements. The policy ensures that there is a majority of independent directors on the board. In October 2019 and January 2020, Equinix welcomed two women members to our Board of Directors – bringing the total number of women to three out of the 11-member board. Equinix’s current board satisfies the California SB826 mandate requiring boards over six members include three women, in advance of the 2021 compliance deadline. For more details see our Corporate Governance Principles.
Integrity is a core Equinix value. All employees, officers and directors must adhere to the Equinix Code of Business Conduct. The Code outlines the framework that guides our decision-making and actions on behalf of Equinix.
We designed our Code of Business Conduct to express our ethical values and serve as a steady framework to guide our response to shifting regulations in an ever-changing world. We provide mandatory trainings on compliance topics to ensure that all Equinix employees receive guidance on how to apply our ethical standards in their day-to-day decision-making and actions on behalf of our company.
For the sixth year in a row, 100% of all employees have completed annual compliance training courses. Additionally, 100% of all new hires completed the training within six months of being hired. Trainings are available in multiple languages, in live and online formats.
100% of employees have been trained on Compliance for six years running.
Our customers are some of the largest companies in the world. They require physical and data security for the equipment they deploy in our data centers, as well as data privacy protection for the business contact information that they share with us. Equinix’s Privacy Officer, in partnership with our Global Information Security Officer, leads our on-going efforts to monitor, assess, analyze and adapt our policies, processes and procedures to comply with all applicable data privacy and data security regulations.
Equinix believes our responsibility as a good corporate citizen extends to active engagement to advance progress on clean energy, resilience in the energy sector and a more connected and secure world. Our Public Policy and Government Affairs team is committed to working alongside a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of government, including local and regional governments, as well as organizations in the communities in which we operate.
Equinix does not make political contributions nor does it have a Political Action Committee (PAC). Under the Equinix Code of Business Conduct, company employees are prohibited from making or committing to political contributions on behalf of Equinix. As required by the Lobby Disclosure Act, Equinix files semi-annual reports, which affirm these points. These reports can be accessed through the Lobby Contribution Filing Search page on the Lobbying Disclosure page of the U.S. Congress website.
Equinix belongs to trade and industry associations in the United States and abroad. These memberships provide a number of benefits, including helping Equinix stay informed of emerging issues and industry standards, identifying trends, collecting and analyzing policy and political information, and providing educational opportunities for Equinix employees. However, our membership in any trade association does not indicate our agreement with all views and positions taken by the association. We are members of the following organizations (note this list is not exhaustive):