Microsoft Going Carbon Neutral
Microsoft is instituting a companywide commitment to achieve carbon neutrality beginning in fiscal year 2013 which commences on
July 1st 2012. The commitment will apply to Microsoft’s business operations in over 100 countries. To achieve this goal, we have
created an accountability model which aims to improve efficiencies, increase our purchase of renewable energy, improve data collection
and reporting, and further aligns to our ongoing goal of reducing our environmental impact.
How the Carbon Fee Works
We are establishing an internal carbon fee based on current market pricing for renewable energy and carbon offsets. Business groups will be financially responsible for
the cost to offset their carbon emissions. Learn more
Additional Carbon Reduction Activities
The carbon fee is part of broader company initiatives to demonstrate responsible
environmental leadership. Microsoft has invested in programs that reduce environmental
impact across its worldwide business operations, from facilities and supply chain
to the efficiency of its software products.
Learn more about our goals and strategies