Reporting governance and approach
Empowering every person and every organization to achieve more requires careful attention to the impact of our business practices, policies, and community investments.
Climate and Energy
Ethics and Integrity (including governance, responsible competition, responsible AI, responsible policy engagement)
Human Capital (including culture and development, diversity and inclusion, engagement, and well-being)
Natural Resources (water, waste, and ecosystems)
Privacy and Data Security/Cybersecurity
Inclusive Economic Growth (including accessibility, skilling, racial equity)
Responsible Sourcing (including product lifecycle management)
We see the big picture
Microsoft works with our leaders across business and operations to drive companywide approaches to corporate responsibility issues.
CEO and senior leadership
The leaders of our commitments report directly to Microsoft President and Vice Chair, Brad Smith, who sits on our Senior Leadership Team and reports directly to Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella. We work together to earn the trust and confidence of the public, our customers, partners, employees, and shareholders.
Environmental, Social, and Public Policy Committee
The charter for the Microsoft Environmental, Social, and Public Policy Committee includes assisting the Board of Directors in overseeing the company’s “policies and programs and related risks that concern environmental sustainability, the social and public policy impacts of technology including privacy, digital safety, and responsible artificial intelligence, and legal, regulatory, and compliance matters relating to competition / antitrust, trade, and national security.”
At Microsoft, our focus on corporate responsibility fosters sustained long-term business success. Our corporate governance framework, policies, and practices are described in detail in our annual proxy statement and the corporate governance section of our Investor Relations website.
Compliance and ethics
Our compliance and ethics policies and programs include our Standards of Business Conduct, which applies to employees, executive officers, Board of Directors, and Microsoft subsidiaries and controlled affiliates (where Microsoft directly or indirectly owns more than 50 percent of the voting control).
Reporting our progress
We want to help customers make informed choices about our products and services and ensure stakeholders can evaluate how we are meeting our commitments and responsibilities. Our reporting materials include both a fiscal year-end report on our progress, as well as an array of related supplemental reports and resources.
We inform our disclosure strategies with careful consideration of commonly used global standards and we are closely following the evolution of voluntary and regulatory standards for ESG disclosures.
United Nations Guiding Principles
Microsoft was among the first companies to align our human rights work with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and to adopt the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.