2020 Environmental Sustainability Report
We are dedicated to leading a decade of ambition and action. Our ambition is clear, now we’re sharing our actions, results, and lessons learned.
Carbon negative by 2030, emission removal by 2050
Microsoft has announced ambitious goals to cut direct and supply chain carbon emissions by more than half by 2030, and remove all the carbon the company has directly emitted since its it was founded in 1975.
Using technology to build a more sustainable future
At Microsoft, we focus on the areas where we can have the greatest impact: carbon, ecosystems, water, and waste.
A $1 billion innovation fund
Our new Climate Innovation Fund will accelerate the global development of carbon reduction, capture, and removal technologies.
Progressing toward our carbon reduction goals
We’ve reduced company emissions by 15.6 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Direct emission reductions of 9.5 million tons
We cut energy consumption by 10 percent across the 125 buildings on Microsoft’s main campus, reducing carbon emissions as a result.
Internal Carbon Fee
An internal carbon fee implemented in 2012, makes make our business divisions financially responsible for reducing their carbon emissions.
Reducing Microsoft’s Carbon Footprint
New business practices and cloud-enabled technologies lowered our carbon emissions globally.