Energy Efficiency

Sustainable devices

Sustainable devices overview

At Microsoft, we think every device should be made with the environment in mind.

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All devices we produce fulfill our strict criteria.


Guiding Principles


  • improve energy efficiency
  • use renewable materials and smart packaging
  • increase the sustainability of our supply chain to its furthest reaches including Human Rights and responsible sourcing
  • close the lifecycle loop through effective end-of-life practices that put energy and valuable materials back into circulation

Management System for Environmental Sustainability

  • identifying environmental aspects, and evaluating their significance
  • establishing objectives and programs for achieving environmental targets
  • maintaining compliance with legal and other regulatory requirements
  • driving audits, management reviews, and continuous improvement
  • analyzing data and processes for management of energy and water consumption, waste, etc.
  • energy consumption of MSC office buildings and factories
  • air emissions related to both transporting goods to market as well as employee travel
  • hardware disposal at end of useful life
  • product packaging materials
  • generation of nonhazardous waste (paper, recyclables, compostables)

Definitions of common eco words

Recyclable

Renewable

Sustainable

Biomaterials