Making a global impact
Microsoft Devices has a longstanding commitment to increase the sustainability of our products and supply chain. Our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, pushes us to create technologies that can positively impact people, communities and organizations. Microsoft Devices designs, manufactures, and sells Surface computers, Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories.
Through our direct efforts and partnerships, Microsoft Devices’ sustainability performance progressed in FY19 in the areas of environmental and social responsibility, ethics, and innovation.
Introduction and our sustainability approach
In Devices, our approach reflects our values and intention to address the environmental, social, and economic needs of all people, and encompasses all the programs that support these aspirations.
A commitment to closing the circularity gap
Learn about our product lifecycle and efforts to improve sustainability from beginning to end. There is opportunity to reduce resource consumption and increase product sustainability at each stage.
Increasing the sustainability of our upstream supply chain
Our raw materials extraction policy supports human rights, labor, health and safety, environmental protection, and business ethics, for all minerals and materials used in our devices and packaging.
Managing risk throughout our supply chain
We focus our efforts on ensuring people who make our products are treated with equity and dignity by improving working conditions, advancing health and well-being, and protecting the environment.
Innovations in packaging design and materials
Microsoft Devices sets ambitious sustainability goals for our product packaging, shipping, and distribution. These efforts have a sizable impact on increasing efficiency and reducing waste.
Creating more energy efficient devices
Our goal during the use phase of the product lifecycle is to increase the energy efficiency of our devices and extend their usable life through product quality, reliability, and repairability.
Product end-of-life management
We’ve made significant steps in evolving our product lifecycle strategy to embrace circularity. Our programs help to extend product life and keep as many components as possible out of landfills.