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.
Commitment to greener datacenters
Microsoft set a goal to reach 60 percent renewable energy by 2020.
Annual green energy purchases of 1.1 billion kWh
The US Environmental Protection Agency recognized Microsoft as the nation’s third-largest buyer of green power in 2012.