Microsoft is committed to leveraging technology to solve some of the world’s most urgent environmental issues—focusing on areas where we can have the most positive impact.
Cutting carbon emissionsMicrosoft plans to lower carbon emissions by 75 percent through continued carbon neutrality and renewable energy commitments and investments in energy efficiency.
AI for EarthWe’ve dedicated $50 million over five years to put our cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the hands of those working to solve global environmental challenges.
Impact at a glance
Our commitment and approach
A solar power milestoneLearn more about this project
Making our cloud greenLearn about our cloud
Unlocking conservation with AILearn more about AI discoveries
Redesigning our datacentersLearn more about the pilot
Product packaging sustainabilityLearn more about our program
Energy efficiency in our devices
The Surface Pro features a faster CPU and accelerated inking display while using less energy than the Surface Pro 4 and increasing battery life up to 13.5 hours.1Learn more about energy efficiency
EPEAT Gold rating
In 2018, all Surface computers achieved EPEAT Gold environmental performance ratings in the US for their environmentally friendly design.2Download our Devices Sustainability Report (PDF)
FY18 reporting resources
Get the bigger picture
Explore key resources to learn more about our environmental sustainability efforts.
CDP climate change response
Environmental compliance specifications
Responsible sourcing policy
1Up to 13.5 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2017 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors of the Surface Pro line and extend its battery life.
2These EPEAT Gold ratings remain valid until June 28, 2019.