Our commitment to sustainability
Accelerating global progress towards a more sustainable future
Areas of focus
We focus on the areas where we can have the greatest impact, which include carbon, energy, water and waste, across all the work we do.
We've operated carbon neutral since 2012 and continue to reduce our emissions. We're one of the largest purchasers of renewable energy in the United States. We use our campus as a living lab of innovation, always testing new ways 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 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
We’re committed to making our technology accessible and available to everyone. We’ve invested $50MM in AI for Earth, a program focused on putting AI in the hands of those working on the front lines to address sustainability challenges.
We advocate for a wide range of policies that drive emissions down, advance zero-carbon energy, and enhance economic opportunities. We are active in Washington DC, state capitals, and internationally to push for greater action.
Doubling down on sustainability
Learn about our raised ambition and newly established sustainability roadmap
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.
Our global impact
Find out how we have invested our carbon fee around the world for sustainable outcomes.
Our progress by the numbers
Reduced company emissions by 15.6 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Directly purchased more than 1.6 gigawatts of new wind and solar energy.
Every year recycled nearly 10 million kilograms of consumer e-waste