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Trust with Each Other

When making decisions, ask yourself: does this improve how we work together as One Microsoft?

The strongest contributions come from teams who trust each other—those that can be open, honest, and constructive with one another. It takes all of us working together to cultivate an atmosphere of mutual respect, inclusion, and collaboration.

Foster Diversity & Inclusion

We work better together because of our differences, not despite them.

We believe that we best serve everyone on the planet and enrich our own culture through the diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds that each of us brings to the company.

How we build trust:

  • We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified candidates and employees.
  • We do not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
  • We are committed to hiring people with disabilities and provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees.
  • We examine our unconscious biases and take steps to create an inclusive culture that makes every employee feel welcome.

Learn More:

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Global Diversity & Inclusion

Contribute to a Safe & Productive Workplace

We maintain a work environment that empowers everyone to do their best work.

A safe workplace inspires trust and allows us all to contribute and succeed. Discrimination, harassment, and unsafe working conditions diminish what we can achieve together.

How we build trust:

  • We treat others with respect and do not tolerate harassment or discrimination.
  • We integrate sound safety and health practices into our operations and comply with workplace safety regulations.
  • We resolve problems respectfully, and never resort to acts or threats of violence.
  • We do not work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Learn More:

Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy
Entertainment Policy
Workplace Violence Policy
Drug-free Workplace Policy

Avoid Conflicts of Interest

We make good decisions for our teams, our work, and for Microsoft.

Conflicts of interest can arise when our personal relationships or financial interests overlap with our job responsibilities. If we don’t navigate potential conflicts of interest carefully, these situations can impact the decisions we make, erode trust within teams, and harm the Company’s reputation.

How we build trust:

  • We act in the best interests of Microsoft.
  • We avoid situations where a personal relationship or financial interest in another company might influence how we make decisions in our jobs.
  • We understand that a conflict of interest can exist even if we are convinced that our decisions will not be affected by the outside relationship.
  • When conflicts of interest arise, we disclose them and get advice or approval.
  • Before taking on outside work, we ensure that the work does not harm Microsoft’s business interests or break any employee agreements we have signed.

Learn More:

Conflict of Interest Policy
Employment Outside Microsoft Policy