Because we appreciate the importance of listening to and talking with those who
are affected by our decisions, we actively seek out input and engagement with a
broad range of stakeholders and direct dialogue with investors, NGOs, and issue-advocacy
Microsoft Citizenship work is also informed by engagement with thousands of stakeholders
around the world, ranging from human rights experts to parents concerned about the
online safety of their children. In working to conduct our business with integrity,
we engage with a wide range of stakeholders across all parts of our business operations.
We also benefit from participating in a range of groups and initiatives that address
corporate responsibility, including Business for Social
Responsibility, the Boston College Center for Corporate
Citizenship, Net Impact, and
World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.
In particular, our work is informed by and aligned with internationally recognized
priorities and frameworks, such as the United Nations Global Compact and the United
Nations Millennium Development Goals. We seek to align our Citizenship reporting
to the Global Reporting Initiative's G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
Microsoft UN Global Compact Communications on Progress
Microsoft Commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals