Business Practices Overview

We are committed to deepening the trust of customers, partners, governments, and communities by demonstrating that we operate with integrity in everything we do. We strive to meet or exceed our legal, regulatory, and ethical responsibilities around the world and to hire and reward employees who share our values and adhere to our Standards of Business Conduct. 

Our position as an industry leader is both an opportunity and a responsibility to set the standard for responsible innovation and community engagement around the world.

Our Commitment: Integrity in All Our Interactions

Each day we interact with a variety of individuals and groups—including our customers, partners, competitors, co-workers, shareholders, vendors, government and regulatory agencies, and the communities in which we operate. We are committed to interacting with all of these audiences in a respectful, ethical manner and in compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements.

Microsoft Values

Our values guide our behaviors and must shine through in all our interactions:

  • Integrity and honesty

  • Passion for customers, partners, and technology

  • Open and respectful with others and dedicated to making them better

  • Willingness to take on big challenges and see them through

  • Self-critical, questioning, and committed to personal excellence and self-improvement

  • Accountable for commitments, results, and quality to customers, shareholders, partners, and employees

Standards of Business Conduct

The Standards of Business Conduct are an extension of the Microsoft values and reflect our continued commitment to ethical business practices and regulatory compliance. We manage our business in compliance with laws and regulatory requirements.

  • We build and maintain the trust and respect of our customers, consumers, partners, and shareholders.

  • We are responsible stewards in the use, protection, and management of Microsoft assets.

  • We promote a diverse, cooperative, and productive work environment.

  • We are responsible, caring members of the global community.