Create a sustainable future
Building the foundations and working to deliver on our sustainability commitments while helping our customers and partners achieve their own.
By 2030, we’ll be carbon negative, and by 2050, we’ll remove our historical emissions since our founding in 1975.
By 2030, we’ll be replenishing more water than we use.
By 2030, we’ll be zero waste across our direct waste footprint.
Protect and preserve ecosystems
We’ll protect more land than we use by 2025 and build a Planetary Computer.
Closing the sustainability skills gap
Over 3,500 companies globally have issued climate pledges – however, many lack a workforce with the necessary skills to turn these pledges to progress. Our report shows the urgent need to develop a new level of sustainability skills and fluency – and how we aim to help support the transformation.
Investment in carbon removal
We have invested in acquiring 2.5 million tons of carbon removal from various sources and recycling it into marketable products.
Active water replenishment
We invested in replenishment projects that are expected to generate over 1.3 million cubic meters of volumetric benefits.
Creating a circular approach
We're adopting a more circular strategy for materials management by diverting over 15,000 metric tons of waste from landfills.
Building a global environmental network
We have made available 40 petabytes of data through the Planetary Computer to enable sustainability decision-making.
Zero kitchen carbon emissions
Puget Sounds' first all-electric dining room solves the challenge of zero carbon footprint in the kitchen. Our new white paper shares our progress and experience for others to share.
Advancing carbon and electricity policy
We published two briefs on carbon and electricity policy to share the priorities and principles that guide Microsoft’s policy advocacy work worldwide.
Reducing backup data center emissions
Hydrogen fuel cells could provide emission-free backup power for data centers by moving away from diesel-powered generators that enable continuous operations.
“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
Eliminating carbon emissions by 2050
We are dedicated to finding solutions that have the greatest possible good impact, are transparent, and use market intelligence as one of the first businesses to source carbon removal.
Climate Innovation Fund
We're pledging $1 billion in funding over four years to invest in cutting-edge climate technologies and hasten the implementation of already-existing climate solutions. Climate impact, underfunded markets, climate equality, and shared alignment are the four themes that guide our investments.
The Planetary Computer combines a multi-petabyte collection of global environmental data with user-friendly APIs, a flexible scientific environment that enables users to respond to global queries about that data, and applications that provide conservation stakeholders access to those answers.
Microsoft Climate Research Initiative
Accelerating cutting-edge research in climate science and technology is a priority for this multidisciplinary community of researchers.
Microsoft Devices has relationships with hundreds of suppliers around the globe. We set high standards for our suppliers and collaborate to impact their workers and business operations positively.
At Microsoft, we have a dedicated sustainability science team whose mission is to ensure that our sustainability work is grounded in the best available science. This drives our work in sustainability, from our climate commitments to partnering with our customers and partners on co-designing new solutions.
Your sustainability journey
Microsoft is using our experience to build solutions to accelerate your sustainability journey. No matter where you are, we can help you move forward.Discover our solutions
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
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
Microsoft at COP27
We announced our role as Strategic Technology Partner and Principal Sponsor at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). Through the partnership, we aim to help others understand the potential for technology to help solve existing climate challenges.
Update on our progress
An update on our progress towards meeting our sustainability commitments and the publication of our 2021 Environmental Sustainability Report.
Xbox sustainability efforts
We’re making progress toward our commitments to reduce the environmental impact of Xbox. We’re also creating opportunities for gamers to get involved and reduce their own environmental impact while gaming.
Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability
On June 1, Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability became available to the public, enabling faster, broader transformation for organizations, regardless of where they are on their sustainability journey.