Awards and recognition
Microsoft is honored to have received positive recognition for our work in corporate social responsibility.
JUST Capital's Top 33 Companies for Workers by Industry
In 2019, Microsoft earned the number 1 position on this list, which recognizes companies that have shown their commitment to provide benefits, programs, and initiatives to keep employees safe, healthy, and prepared for the future of work.
Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index
FTSE Russell (FTSE4Good Index)
In 2019, Microsoft was included in the FTSE4Good Index, an equity index series designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards.
Vigeo-Eiris (Euronext Index)
In 2019, Vigeo Eiris included Microsoft in the Euronext World 120 and Euronext US 50 indexes. Vigeo Eiris measures the risks and performances of companies in 41 sectors on 38 ESG issues.
ISS Environmental and Social QualityScore
In 2019, Microsoft received a #1 rating for both Environment and Social scores within the ISS E&S QualityScore, which measures corporate performance on over 200 factors.
CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability
In 2019, the CPA-Zicklin Index named Microsoft as a “Trendsetter” among the S&P 500 for our leadership in political disclosure and accountability.
The Just 100
Microsoft topped the list with 1st place on The 2019 Just 100, a list by Just Capital and Forbes to rank companies perceived as “the best at doing right by America.”
CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
For the sixth year in a row, the Carbon Disclosure Project included Microsoft in its Climate A List for climate performance leadership.
RobecoSAM (Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes)
In 2019, Microsoft was named in the DJSI World and North America indexes. We celebrated our 11th year on the North America Index and 10th consecutive year on the World Index.
MSCI ESG Ratings
In 2019, MSCI Ratings* awarded Microsoft a AAA rating—the highest rating available to organization. MSCI Ratings provides institutional investors with a more comprehensive ESG integration solution.
Sustainalytics Company ESG Reports
In 2019, Microsoft received an “Outperformer” rating from Sustainalytics, an independent global ESG and corporate governance research, ratings, and analysis firm.
Global CSR RepTrak 100
In 2018, Microsoft ranks sixth among the top 100 companies in the world with the best CSR reputations.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index™
Microsoft received a 100% rating on the HRC Corporate Equality Index™ for the eleventh consecutive year and a distinction for “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
In 2021, Ethisphere Institute ranked Microsoft among the world's most ethical companies.
In 2019, Microsoft received Gold recognition thereby placing the company in the top five percent of performers evaluated by EcoVadis.
Microsoft was recognized in the 2021 Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. The list recognizes standout environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performances from public companies across the United States.