Governance

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. This means as a company we value:

  • Every employee
  • Doing the right things for the right reasons
  • Uncompromising integrity
  • A commitment to ethical business practices
  • Compliance with the law

Board of Directors & Governance Information

10

Size of Board at Equinix

8

Number of Independent Directors

18

Board Meetings Held in 2018

20%

Women & Minority Board Members

Yes

ESG Oversight

Yes

Separate Chair & CEO

No

Independent Chair

Yes

Proxy Access

Yes

Code of Conduct for Directors & Executive Officers

Operating with Integrity

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 use mandatory trainings on compliance topics to ensure that all Equinix employees are provided guidance on applying our ethical standards in their day-to-day decision-making and actions on behalf of our company.

For the fifth year in a row, 100% of all employees have completed annual Code of Business Conduct and Anti-Bribery and Corruption training courses. Additionally, 100% of all new hires complete the training within six months of being hired. Trainings are available in multiple languages.For the fifth year in a row, 100% of all employees have completed annual Code of Business Conduct and Anti-Bribery and Corruption training courses. Additionally, 100% of all new hires complete the training within six months of being hired. Trainings are available in multiple languages.

Public Policy & Government Affairs

Equinix believes its responsibility as a good corporate citizen extends to an active engagement with the public sector in helping advance cleaner energy and a more connected world. Our Public Policy / Government Affairs team has a commitment to working alongside a wide range of stakeholders including city and state governments and organizations in the communities where we have data centers, offices or employees.

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

Equinix also supports policies advanced by the following organizations, of which we are members:

  • Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2C) board member
  • Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) board member
  • European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) board member

Virginia Renewable Energy Advocacy

Dominion Energy is Equinix’s regulated utility provider in the Ashburn, Virginia region. As a large Dominion customer, Equinix collaborated with other major data center and internet companies to encourage Dominion to plan and develop more renewable energy – such as wind farms and solar plants – on its grid. During Dominion’s 2018 Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) process and subsequent resubmission, Equinix stood with companies including: AWS, Apple, Iron Mountain and Salesforce, asking Dominion to offer a “clean, flexible and dynamic grid – replete with renewable energy and modern energy technologies.

Privacy & Security

Equinix’s data centers provide colocation and interconnection services to some of the biggest companies in the world, ensuring the fast and secure storage and transmission of data for their billions of global customers. We are deeply committed to the enablement of a fair and accessible ecosystem of networks. We continuously monitor, assess, analyze and adapt our policies and procedures to comply with all applicable regulations and customer requirements, including privacy and data protection.

We have met the requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) thanks to our robust Privacy Office.