Our commitment to sustainability
Accelerating global progress towards a more sustainable future.
Committing to carbon negative by 2030
By 2030, Microsoft will be carbon negative. By 2050, Microsoft will remove all of the carbon it has emitted since it was founded in 1975.
Areas of focus
We focus on the areas where we can have the greatest impact, which include carbon, water, waste, and ecosystems across all the work we do.
We've operated carbon neutral since 2012 and are working to undo the damage from carbon emissions by committing to being carbon negative by 2030. By 2050, we will have removed all the carbon Microsoft has directly emitted since it was founded in 1975.
Products, services, and devices
The investments we make in sustainability carry through to our products, services, and devices. We design our devices, from Surface to Xbox, with emphasis on eco-friendly materials. Our cloud and AI services help businesses cut energy consumption, reduce physical footprints, and design sustainable products themselves.
Customers and partners
We’re committed to making our technology accessible and available to everyone. We’ve invested $50 million in AI for Earth, a program focused on putting AI in the hands of those working on the front lines to address sustainability challenges.
We use our voice to speak out on public policy issues that will be critical to reducing humanity’s carbon impact, initially in four areas: research on carbon, removing regulatory barriers, market-based incentives, and consumer empowerment.
Doubling down on sustainability
Learn about our raised ambition and newly established sustainability roadmap.
AI for Earth
AI for Earth is a Microsoft program that helps people and organizations solve environmental challenges by increasing access to AI tools and education opportunities.
Our global impact
Find out how we have invested our carbon fee around the world for sustainable outcomes.
Our progress by the numbers
Reduced company emissions by 15.6 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Directly purchased more than 1.6 gigawatts of new wind and solar energy.
Every year recycled nearly 10 million kilograms of consumer e-waste.