Ethical Business Conduct and Governance
More than 99 percent of Microsoft employees completed annual training on our Standards
of Business Conduct, which is available globally in 17 languages.
The Board of Directors appointed an independent Chairman, John Thompson, coincident
with Satya Nadella's appointment as Chief Executive Officer.
Microsoft's total annual giving surpassed $1 billion for the first time, with cash
donations of $119 million and in-kind donations worth $948.6 million.
The Microsoft YouthSpark Initiative is on track to surpass our goal of creating
opportunities for 300 million youth over three years, having created opportunities
for 227 million youth to date, including 124 million in FY14.
We launched Office 365 for Nonprofits in 92 countries around the world, providing
$55 million worth of Office 365 subscriptions to nearly 11,500 nonprofits globally.
In FY14, we completed 217 third-party audits and Microsoft assessments of 131 Tier
1 and high- and medium-risk Tier 2 hardware suppliers. Critical/serious nonconformance
findings are detailed in this report. In all of these instances, the suppliers instituted
corrective action plans that were approved by Microsoft, and follow-up audits confirmed
that the suppliers were implementing the corrective action plans.
We also expanded our work with our hardware suppliers to build their capabilities
on environmental health and safety management and to improve factory workers' living
Microsoft began to screen our non-hardware suppliers against 23 different ethical,
social, and environmental risks by country and by commodity category and to roll
out new assurance requirements for the suppliers found to pose the highest risks.
Total Microsoft Giving1
1Totals are rounded to the nearest million.
We instituted new privacy and data security measures including expanding our use
of encryption across our services, providing choice and transparency on data location,
and strengthening legal protections for customers. We fought for and won the right
to increase our disclosure on the volume of national security orders for customer
data that we receive from the US government.
Microsoft completed the Global Network Initiative (GNI) Phase III Assessment, conducted
by an independent assessor, and the GNI Board determined that Microsoft is compliant
with the GNI Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy.
We met our carbon neutrality commitment through internal efficiency projects, the
purchase of more than 3 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy (equivalent
to 100 percent of our global electricity use), and a carbon offset project portfolio
representing more than 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
We achieved our goal that all new datacenters have an average 1.125 Power Usage
Effectiveness (PUE), which is one-third less than the industry average datacenter
PUE of 1.7.
Eighty-six percent of employees polled said they would recommend Microsoft as a
great place to work.
The percentage of women in our global workforce grew from 24 to 28 percent and the
number of Microsoft senior executive women and minorities increased from 36 to 48.
Employee Giving and Company Match Donations