At Microsoft, we work to ensure that our suppliers are socially, legally, and ethically responsible—and treat the people who work for them fairly and with dignity.
New parental leave policy for suppliersWe now require our U.S. suppliers to provide their employees a minimum of 12 weeks paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child.
Fighting against child labor in miningMicrosoft expanded our partnership with Pact, an international development nonprofit, to support work in the Democratic Republic of Congo to reduce child labor in mining.
Slavery and Human Trafficking StatementLearn about our actions to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain.
Microsoft supplier awardsThe biennial Microsoft supplier awards recognize outstanding supplier contributions in responsible sourcing including recognition for leadership in diversity and impact sourcing.
Our commitment and approach
We set high standards for our suppliers and collaborate with them to positively impact their workers, their local communities, and their business operations.
- Analysis of risks and opportunities
- Assurance and accountability
- Capacity building
- Shared value and advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN to improve people’s quality of life, protect the environment, and foster equitable growth.
Microsoft continues to focus on business and human rights, and acts as a catalyst for others who are participating in these efforts, in the technology sector and beyond.
Responsible sourcingDownload FY18 program report (PDF)We’ve built an Audit Management System (AMS) to continue to transform how we embed compliance and sustainability into our business. Using Microsoft Power BI, we can track performance and enable continuous supply chain improvements throughout the SEA stages.
SEA AcademyOur Social and Environmental Accountability (SEA) Academy online and mobile platform will enable us to scale learning more efficiently both internally and across our suppliers.
Worker hotlineOur Worker Hotline program continues to provide a voice for workers to privately and safely express issues and concerns and achieve issue resolution in all our Tier 1 and select Tier 2 suppliers.
Children out of miningLearn about PACT
Raw materials to their origins
FY18 reporting resources
Get the bigger picture
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