Our commitment to belonging and trust is integrated into every level of our organization. We value diversity and continue to improve representation within our Board of Directors to expand our point of view and improve our ability to provide strong oversight.
Equinix is governed by a single-tier Board of Directors.
as of December 31, 2021
Size of Board
Women on the Board
(3 out of 9)
ESG Oversight at Board
Average Individual Director attendance at Board and applicable Committee meetings for 2021
Separate Board Chair
Code of Business Conduct for
Directors and Exec Officers
of Board self-identifies as ethnically diverse
Sustainability Section in
our Proxy Statement
Business Partner Code of Conduct
Standing board committees
Standing Board Committees also include: Audit; Talent, Culture and Compensation;
Finance; Nominating and Governance; Real Estate; Stock Award
Our vision to build a culture where every employee feels a sense of belonging, is reflected through all levels of the company. The Equinix Board supports developing a culture of belonging and recognizes the importance and value of diversity in its membership.
When selecting new members for the Board, the Equinix Guidelines on Significant Corporate Governance Issues (the “Corporate Governance Guidelines”) and the Nominating and Governance Committee Charter require the Nominating and Governance Committee to ensure qualified women and individuals from minority groups are included in the pool from which the Board nominees are chosen.
While our Board highly values the new ideas, perspectives, and skills that newer directors bring to Equinix, we also acknowledge the value in the depth of expertise of our longer tenured directors. The Board believes that a mix of tenures provides the best possible oversight for the company.
We made several improvements in 2021 to enhance the transparency around the diversity of our Board:
As of December 31, 2021 Equinix, is in compliance with all applicable board and governance laws and regulations including those related to board diversity. For more details see our Corporate Governance Guidelines.
Nominating & Governance Committee
In 2021 Equinix combined its Nominating Committee and its Governance Committee into a single Nominating and Governance Committee which is made up solely of independent directors. The Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for ESG oversight at Equinix and regularly reviews strategies, policies, practices, performance, and reporting related to corporate environment, social, and governance matters. This Committee receives updates, including an overview of ESG, from the Sustainability Program Office on behalf of the Sustainability Executive Steering Committee as needed, as well as a focused environmental metrics review at least once a year. As of December 31, 2021, the Sustainability Executive Steering Committee was comprised of Equinix’s Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer, and Executive Vice President of Global Operations. More information about the Sustainability Executive Steering Committee can be found in the Sustainability Governance section.
In 2021, the Nominating and Governance Committee updated its charter to formalize its oversight of ESG topics including climate change. Equinix is committed to addressing the urgency of global climate change and recognizes the importance of Board ESG oversight. The Board is advised of additional current and emerging sustainability issues and development as appropriate.
Talent, Culture & Compensation Committee
In 2021, the mandate of the Compensation Committee was expanded, and it was renamed the “Talent, Culture and Compensation Committee”. With this update, the Committee formalized oversight of human capital management including strategies to attract, develop and retain talent at all levels, cultivate an engaged employee base, make Equinix’s culture a competitive advantage, and promote workforce diversity, inclusion and belonging.