We hold ourselves and our suppliers to the highest standards of behavior. We want to engage suppliers that share our values and collaborate with them to build a stronger, more responsible supply chain. We are working to ensure that we can confidently identify opportunities to track and measure the sustainability and diversity of our supply chain.
In 2020, we developed a new supplier engagement strategy designed to transform how we collaborate with our suppliers and to optimize their experience with us. Through use of a new portal, suppliers will input information more efficiently and access information they need, whenever they need it. Our goal is to continue to be a preferred partner and make it easier for our suppliers to do business with us. The information we collect through the new supplier portal will also provide greater insight into numerous aspects of our suppliers’ performance, including environmental, social and governance practices. This important foundation will help improve how we analyze data, identify potential opportunities for improvement, engage directly with suppliers on those opportunities and report on progress moving forward.
All new suppliers must acknowledge receipt of, and abide by, the updated Equinix Partner Code of Conduct. As we renew our contracts with existing suppliers, these suppliers will also be expected to comply with the updated Partner Code of Conduct including the expanded set of sustainability expectations contained therein.