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Legal and corporate affairs solutions
We work on the cutting edge of business and regulatory issues around the world, playing a proactive and engaged role pioneering new legal and corporate affairs solutions.
Microsoft Standards of Business Conduct (SBC)
Our standards reflect our culture, values, and the principles that guide our behavior. Our employees use these standards to understand what is required of them, get help when needed, and make good decisions that build trust and empower our customers and partners to achieve more.
Diversity and inclusion
Microsoft aims to create a legal profession that reflects the public it serves.
Compliance and Ethics at Microsoft
Our high ethical standards govern the way we conduct our business and reflect our commitment to making a positive impact around the globe.
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Intellectual property (IP)
Microsoft strives to be a responsible leader in shaping the global intellectual property and open innovation ecosystems by actively engaging in policy discussions, with a focus on creating sustainable environments for future innovation and creativity.
In the news
Microsoft 2020 Pro Bono Report
The need for pro bono services is as great as ever. For the last 17 years, the Microsoft legal department and volunteers across the company have been committed to doing our part. We are proud to continue that commitment with the broader pro bono community and our partners.View the report
Artificial intelligence makes a splash
When Erin Moreland set out to become a research zoologist, she envisioned days spent sitting on cliffs, drawing seals and other animals to record their lives for efforts to understand their activities and protect their habitats.Explore AI in zoology
Resources and learning
We rely on our representatives, who are the partners, suppliers, consultants, and other companies that work with us or on our behalf, to help us earn and maintain the trust of our customers and the public.
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Our mission to empower every individual and organization to achieve more starts with trusting each other.
Corporate Social Responsibility
There is an opportunity and an obligation to help address the issues facing this world, and this belief is reflected in our approach, policies, and practices across multiple areas.