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2024 Environmental Sustainability Report

We’re sharing our latest progress, challenges, and learnings to accelerate global progress towards net zero.

Accelerating innovation and partnership

In 2020, we committed to becoming carbon negative, water positive, zero waste, and to protect more land than we use by 2030. We remain focused on accelerating progress toward our 2030 commitments and beyond and are investing in new approaches to meet the realities of this challenge.

Microsoft Sustainability

Our sustainability work starts with taking accountability for our own operational footprint. We’re committed to sharing learnings, accelerating markets, scaling solutions across our value chain, and being transparent about our progress.
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“We remain resolute in our commitment to meet our climate goals and to empower others with the technology needed to build a more sustainable future.”

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

Customer Sustainability

We're committed to providing the digital technology needed to build a more sustainable world and supporting our customers on their own sustainability journeys.
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“There is no issue today that connects everyone on the planet more than the issues around climate change. We all need to succeed together.”

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

Global Sustainability

We’re focused on accelerating the availability of new climate technologies, strengthening our climate policy agenda, helping to develop a more reliable and interoperable carbon accounting system, advocating for skilling programs to expand the green workforce, and working to enable a just energy transition.
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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.
  • 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.

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