Path to a net zero carbon economy
We’re sharing our vision and a commitment for decarbonizing the grid, introducing Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, and providing an update on our company sustainability commitments.
Climate Innovation Fund
We are advancing climate solutions through sustainable investments.
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.
Building a Planetary Computer
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 continuously strive to promote sustainability in our operations, products, policies, and help enable our customers and partners to do the same.
We’ve stayed carbon neutral since 2012 and we’re actively reducing our footprint by evolving the way we operate. We’re one of the largest purchasers of renewable energy and our Puget Sound campus has been zero waste certified since 2016. Our goal is to minimize our impact and maximize a positive return for the planet.
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 an 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
Using AI, Azure, and Azure IoT Hub, customers can manage their businesses in a way that protects communities, biodiversity, and the planet. We are investing $50 million in AI for Earth to accelerate innovation by putting AI in the hands of those working to directly address sustainability challenges.
We advocate for policies that reduce humanity’s carbon impact, effectively manage Earth’s ecosystems, advance zero-carbon energy, and increase water access, availability, and quality. We are actively pushing for greater action in the U.S. and across the world.
Microsoft Climate Research Initiative
This community of multi-disciplinary researchers is working together to accelerate cutting-edge research and transformative innovation in climate science and technology.
Signing The Climate Pledge
To meet our ambitious commitments and help partners and customers with their own climate goals, Microsoft is becoming a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
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.
2.5 million metric tons of carbon removal contracted for in fiscal years 2021 and 2022 combined.
Over 15,000 metric tons of waste diverted from landfills over the last fiscal year.
24 petabytes of environmental and Earth observation data available on Azure for the conservation community.