Energy Efficiency

Sustainable devices

Substance management

Part of our sustainability commitment revolves around full disclosure of materials used in our products.


Our approach to substance management

  • We take a precautionary approach to substance management. This means that, where we have reasonable grounds for concern over possible damage to health or the environment, we will not allow a lack of full scientific evidence to be an obstacle to action.
  • In some cases, this may see us take voluntary steps to substitute substances of concern with more sustainable alternatives – where feasible alternatives are available.
  • Our substance management requirements include the need to know, control and manage the content of the components and parts supplied to us. We expect our suppliers to integrate environmental considerations in their design procedures and supply chain management.

How we do it


Read more about Managing Substance Restrictions at Microsoft:


Phasing out substances of concern


Involving Suppliers

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