Ethics and Compliance at Microsoft

Microsoft’s commitment to corporate responsibility and integrity defines the work of our compliance program. CELA’s Office of Legal Compliance (OLC) is responsible for Microsoft’s overall compliance with corporate policies, guidelines, as well as the laws around the world. The Office issues the company’s code of conduct (Standards of Business Conduct), corporate compliance policies and develops annual online training that reaches every Microsoft employee. It also supervises the company’s non-EEO compliance internal investigations. More broadly, CELA’s leaders reinforce our commitment to integrity as a fundamental part of every job within the Department - a commitment that goes well beyond compliance with legal obligations.

Our Standards of Business Conduct help us live our values, which include fulfilling our commitment to the highest ethical and legal behavior as we evolve in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

The Standards are an extension of Microsoft’s values and reflect our continued commitment to ethical business practices and legal compliance.

The Standards are designed to help you make the right decisions for yourself and Microsoft. They are neither intended to cover every issue or situation you may face as a Microsoft employee, nor do they replace other more detailed policies. You should use the Standards as a reference guide in addition to Microsoft’s policies.