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We’ve designed our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report to share information about how we’re making the world a better place. The digital report offers comparable year-over-year data about our progress and provides quick links to additional resources to help tell a comprehensive story. In his annual shareholder letter, Satya Nadella, addresses our business and social impacts and sets the stage for both the 2018 CSR and Financial annual reports. Unless otherwise stated, the information on this site covers all of the Microsoft global operations during the 2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

To make this information consumable for many audiences, we've designed this digital experience and created downloadable PDFs and other supporting resources which are available in our Reports hub.

Standards


This digital report contains disclosures from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards, which were used to prepare the content included. Please see our online GRI Index for detailed data and additional information.

The human rights-related disclosures are based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Reporting Framework (RAFI). In addition, this report serves as the Microsoft annual Communication on Progress (COP) under the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. The following table describes the location of content relevant to each of the ten UN Global Compact principles.

UN Global Compact index

Principle 1:

Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

Principle 2:

Make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Learn how we are empowering our employees, protecting human rights, and ensuring the responsible sourcing of all our products and materials as part of our commitment to these human rights principles.

Principle 3:

Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Principle 4:

The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor.

Principle 5:

The effective abolition of child labor.

Principle 6:

The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Learn how we are empowering our employees and ensuring the responsible sourcing of all our products and materials as part of our commitment to these labor principles.

Principle 7:

Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Principle 8:

Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Principle 9:

Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Learn how we are protecting the planet and ensuring the responsible sourcing of all our products and materials as part of our commitment to these labor principles.


Principle 10:

Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Learn about our CSR Governance and how we are ensuring the responsible sourcing of all our products and materials as part of our commitment to this anti-corruption policy.


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