A decade of innovation and decisive action

In 2020, we announced that Microsoft will be a carbon negative, water positive, zero waste company that protects ecosystems—all by 2030. Three years into this journey, we continue to make steady progress and remain steadfast in our commitment.

Microsoft Sustainability

In 2020, we committed to be carbon negative, water positive, and zero waste by 2030, and to protect more land than we use by 2025.

Customer Sustainability

Our approach to sustainability also extends beyond our own four walls. We're committed to providing the digital technology needed to help build a more sustainable world.

As we look toward 2030—and beyond—we remain optimistic about our collective ability to decarbonize the global economy while continuing to grow and prosper as a global community.

Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President, and Melanie Nakagawa, Chief Sustainability Officer

Global Sustainability

Our actions alone will not solve the climate crisis. Microsoft is committed to helping build the enabling societal conditions that will support a net zero economy.

Meaningful climate action requires an enduring commitment from both government and business, with the private sector playing an increasingly important role in the transition from pledges to progress.

Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President, and Melanie Nakagawa, Chief Sustainability Officer

Beyond our report

We believe in the power of transparency and accountability to accelerate progress. Our work doesn’t stop here—we’re working on a number of initiatives to create a more sustainable future.

More sustainability reports

Access historical sustainability reports for Microsoft below, or visit our Reports Hub for more options.

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Cover of the 2022 Environmental Sustainability Report.

2022 Environmental Sustainability Report

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Cover of the 2021 Environmental Sustainability Report.

2021 Environmental Sustainability Report

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Cover of the 2020 Environmental Sustainability Report.

2020 Environmental Sustainability Report

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Pursuant to California Assembly Bill No. 1305 (the “law” or “1305”), which was signed into law October 7, 2023, Microsoft may be required to make certain disclosures regarding its involvement in the voluntary carbon offsets markets, use of voluntary carbon offsets, and/or certain claims or goals regarding greenhouse gas emissions reductions.  While the law itself does not specify a deadline for initial disclosures, the bill’s author has indicated that his intent was that the deadline for companies’ first annual disclosure under the law should be considered to be January 1, 2025.  Microsoft is in the process of determining the scope of our potential reporting obligations under this law.  We take our sustainability commitments and disclosure obligations seriously, and should we determine that we have reporting obligations under 1305, we will promptly determine the scope of those obligations and comply with those obligations no later than January 1, 2025.