Our approach to environmental sustainability

The Microsoft Windows and Devices Business Unit utilizes an internationally recognized framework known as ISO 14001 that establishes a process for entities to manage and continuously improve their environmental performance. Through ISO 14001, our customers and other stakeholders receive objective assurance that our business unit responsibly manages the environmental compliance and impacts of our devices and packaging. Additional positive business outcomes include ease of entry to markets, measurable cost savings through reduced waste generation, more efficient energy use, less resource consumption, and reduced risk. In the fall of 2020, we were audited and certified to the ISO 14001:2015 Standard with zero findings. The scope of our ISO 14001 certified environmental management system includes the activities, processes, products, and services associated with Microsoft Devices sourcing, manufacturing, packaging, supply chain, quality organizations, device design, and device development.

 

The facilities included in our ISO 14001 certificate include:

  • Microsoft Windows and Devices Business Unit Facilities Redmond, Washington
  • Microsoft Dublin Ireland Operations Limited Facilities Dublin, Ireland
  • Microsoft Germany GmbH Munich Headquarters Facility
  • Microsoft Operations Puerto Rico

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Management system certificate

To continuously improve, we update our environmental management programs on a yearly basis to quantitatively reduce our impact on the environment.

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Energy performance improvement

As part of our environmental management system, we conduct an independent verification of our energy performance.

View a copy of our most recent improvement report