2019 Impact at a glance
People around the world connected with tools, best practices and guidance for GDPR compliance.
358 companies and 139 international and civil society organizations mobilized to join The Paris Peace Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.
Over five years committed to using artificial intelligence to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges.
Unserved and underserved people around the globe to be connected with high speed internet access by 2022 through a new international track of our Airband Initiative.
In donated or discounted software and services via Microsoft Philanthropies and$170 million (including company match) through our employee giving program to support nonprofits in local communities around the world.
Increase in the number of female corporate vice presidents.
Reduction in operational emissions to be achieved by 2030, achieving the Paris Accord targets two decades early.
Renewable energy for powering our datacenters to be achieved by the end of this year, with 70 percent achieved within the next four years.
Our policies and practices
We work to apply technology to empower people, strengthen communities, and protect our planet. These practices and policies reflect our commitment to making a positive impact worldwide.
“At its core, responsibility is about earning and sustaining the trust of the customers and partners we empower and the communities in which we live and work. Without trust, none of our progress is possible.”
Key reporting resources
We place a premium on transparency and embrace our digital world to share both year-end and year-round updates.
Our business practices and policies reflect our commitment to making a positive impact around the globe. Our reporting provides a clear way for stakeholders to make informed choices about engaging our company, products, and services and to evaluate how well we are adhering to our CSR commitments.
Our reports hub provides access to download and share a variety of reports, including a single consolidated PDF view of all reports available for download.
2019 CSR report
We designed our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report to share information about how we're making the world a better place.
Digital trust reports
Law Enforcement Request Report
Twice a year, we publish a report on the number of requests for customer data that we received from law enforcement agencies around the world along with the number of those requests that resulted in disclosures.
US National Security Orders Report
Every six months, we update our report on the number of the legal demands we have received from the US government pursuant to national security laws. Note that receipt of an order does not mean we disclosed the information sought.
Content Removal Requests Report
We receive requests from around the world to remove access to content that is available online through one of our consumer products or services. These reports summarize the number of these requests received and accepted.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In 2015, the UN established 17 global goals to reach by 2030 focused on increasing worldwide peace and prosperity. Our commitment to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more aligns strongly to the UN SDGs.
Investor relations reports
Our Investor Relations site provides extensive company information including our annual proxy statement and financial reports, SEC filings, and information about our board and corporate governance.
We are honored to have received positive recognition from many institutions over the years for our work in corporate social responsibility.