Our commitments

We work to ensure that technology is inclusive, trusted, and increases sustainability. In 2020, we announced our sustainability commitments and detailed plans for working towards a more sustainable future.

Learn about our approach
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Carbon negative

By 2030, we’ll be carbon negative, and by 2050, we’ll remove our historical emissions since our founding in 1975.

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Water positive

By 2030, we’ll replenish more water than we consume across our direct operations.

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Zero waste

By 2030, we’ll be zero waste across our direct waste footprint.

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Protect and preserve ecosystems

We’ll protect more land than we use by 2025 and build a Planetary Computer.

Our progress

When we announced our climate commitments in January 2020, we also committed to transparency in sharing our learnings. We aspire to build a world better than the one we found.

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Feature stories

Take a deeper look at the stories behind our work to move towards a net zero, environmentally sustainable future.

“While the world will need to reach net zero, those of us who can afford to move faster and go further should do so.”

Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President

Our contributions

In addition to embedding science and sustainability into the way we do business, we also believe our greatest contributions to a sustainable future come from enabling our customers, partners, and suppliers on their own journeys.

Learn about our global impact

Microsoft sustainability programs

As part of our commitment to building a sustainable future, we partner with organizations to provide grants and funding that help drive innovation and impact in the areas of carbon removal, carbon reduction, and new climate technologies.

Sustainability products & solutions

Building a more sustainable future, harnessing the power of technology.

Learn how we’re empowering customers



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Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability

Through environmental, social, and governance (ESG) capabilities, the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability enables you to accelerate development and transform your company.

Accelerate your progress
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Emissions Impact Dashboard

Make better data-driven decisions about your cloud usage by estimating your carbon emissions using Microsoft cloud services, such as Azure and Microsoft 365.

Learn how to track your data

Latest news

Read recent news and perspectives on today's pressing societal and tech issues from Microsoft.

Read Microsoft on the Issues blog

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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.