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Corporate Social Responsibility
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Carbon dioxide removal

Removing our historical carbon emissions by 2050

Our commitment

We’ve committed to be carbon negative by 2030. This means reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than half, removing the rest, and then removing the equivalent of our historical emissions by 2050.

Our approach

As one of the first companies to source carbon removal, we’re committed to solutions that provide maximum positive impact, transparency, and collective market intelligence.
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Procurement cycle

Our carbon removal procurement cycle is now open throughout the year. Please review our criteria and projects to assess proposal eligibility.

Getting started with a proposal

We’re now accepting proposals that meet our prerequisites and criteria on a first come, first-served basis. To join our journey to be carbon negative by 2030 and apply for the Microsoft carbon removal procurement cycle, start by reviewing our guidance document and cover letter for application requirements and expectations.

Microsoft carbon dioxide removal prerequisites

We will continue to look for best-in-class natural and engineered solutions that meet the following requirements:

Projects of interest

We procure credits from a range of high-quality carbon removal solutions. When selecting projects for the coming year, we will prioritize proposals that demonstrate and ability to deliver high quality and high-volume improvements. Read below to understand our criteria.

Ideal project criteria

Review the different types of projects to learn more about our ideal project specifications.

Submit a proposal

Applications are now being accepted on a first come, first-served basis, so we strongly encourage you to confirm that your project meets our prerequisites and apply as soon as possible. We will consider proposals for future-year procurement throughout the year.

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