Our Commitment: Integrity in All Our Interactions Microsoft is committed to deepening the trust of customers, partners, governments, and communities. We strive to meet or exceed legal, regulatory, and ethical responsibilities worldwide and to hire and reward employees who share our values, work with integrity, and adhere to our Standards of Business Conduct.

Microsoft Values

Our values guide our behaviors and interactions:

  • Integrity and honesty

  • Passion for customers, partners, and technology

  • Openness and respectfulness with others

  • Willingness to take on big challenges and see them through

  • Commitment to thoughtfulness, questioning, personal excellence, and self-improvement

  • Accountability to commitment, results, and quality regarding customers, shareholders, partners, and employees

Standards of Business Conduct

The Standards of Business Conduct are an extension of Microsoft values and reflect our continued commitment to ethical business practices and compliance with regulatory and legal 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.

Microsoft Geopolitical Policy Statement

Our Geopolitical Policy Statement explains our commitment to deliver products and services that are respectful and considerate of local laws, culture, and customs. We strive for accuracy in our products and services.

Microsoft Cartographic Policy Statement

Microsoft recognizes that diverse and sometimes conflicting views of geography exist in the world. We seek to remain as neutral as possible while providing accurate and informative mapping products.

In dealing with disputed areas, our cartographers strive for detailed and neutral depictions and to try present differing points of view where appropriate. In areas of cartographic uncertainty:

  • Microsoft follows the decisions of the International Court of Justice on geographic disputes.

  • In the absence of a legal agreement or judgment, Microsoft weighs the practices and opinions of United Nations bodies, the International Organization for Standardization, regional political organizations, and independent academic and research organizations to determine if a significant international consensus exists.

  • When there is no legal judgment or significant international consensus regarding a particular geographic sovereignty or border dispute between two nations, Microsoft will depict the area as disputed.