Reduce, reuse, and recycle

Microsoft is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and helping our customers and partners reduce their own waste footprints.

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Areas of focus

We focus on the areas where we can have the greatest impact, which include carbon, ecosystems, water, and waste across all the work we do.


Microsoft has been carbon neutral across the world since 2012 and commits to being carbon negative by 2030. Our goal is to promote sustainable development and low-carbon business practices globally through our sustainable business practices and cloud-enabled technologies.


Microsoft is building the tools and services to help anyone, anywhere better understand the ecosystem around them today, and monitor and model impacts from climate or human behavior. We are taking responsibility for our land footprint by committing to permanently protect and restore more land than we use by 2025.


We’re creating and employing tools and services to help address the world’s water challenges, including scarcity, pollution, and ocean health and dramatically reducing the amount of water used at datacenters. Our technology is enabling organizations big and small to make smarter decisions about water.

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We think every device should be made with an emphasis on sustainability and aim to continually improve all of our products. At our facilities, we eliminate waste through material reuse and recycling, and reduce our material source consumption. All waste is treated with environmentally responsible methods.

Our progress by the numbers