Letter from Satya Nadella

I have always said that each one of us shapes our culture through our words and actions.

At Microsoft, we strive to build a diverse and inclusive culture that embraces learning and fosters trust—a culture where every employee can do their best work.

Making good decisions and ethical choices in our work builds trust in each other and with our customers and partners. You should never compromise your personal integrity or the company’s reputation and trust in exchange for any short-term gain.

We are more likely to make ethical choices when integrity, honesty, and compliance guide our decision making. We should always be transparent about our motives, learn from our mistakes, and ask for help when faced with a difficult situation. I expect leaders and managers to foster a culture where employees feel free to ask questions and raise concerns when something doesn’t seem right.
Our Standards of Business Conduct emphasizes the role that each of us plays in building trust, and the approach you should take in making decisions. When we apply these principles, we can move forward with confidence in our ability to make good decisions that build trust and empower our customers and partners.

Thank you very much.

Satya Nadella