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Globally carbon neutral

Since 2012, our global operations have been 100 percent carbon neutral — a commitment spanning operations in more than 100 countries.

Operating to drive global change

Microsoft has changed the way it operates to reduce our carbon footprint. We have reduced energy consumption, bought clean energy to cover what we can’t reduce and invested in offset projects for the carbon we can’t reduce or replace. These efforts are funded by our internal carbon fee, which charges all our business groups for their carbon footprint. In 2017, Microsoft pledged to reduce its operational carbon emissions 75 percent by 2030 and is on target to achieve this goal.

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Reducing carbon by 75 percent

How Microsoft is slashing emissions aligned to the Paris Accord goals.

Carbon principles

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Going carbon-free in Puget Sound

Learn more about our plans to operate most of our headquarters with carbon-free energy


Carbon details

Take a deeper dive into our sustainability efforts.