Our Commitment: Integrity in All Our Interactions Microsoft is committed to deepening the trust of customers, partners, governments, and communities. We strive to meet or exceed legal, regulatory, and ethical responsibilities worldwide and to hire and reward employees who share our values, work with integrity, and adhere to our Standards of Business Conduct.

Business Practices

Trustworthy Computing focuses on creating and delivering secure, private, and reliable computing experiences based on sound business practices. Our goal is a safer, more trusted Internet.

Our Commitment: Integrity in All Our Interactions

Microsoft is committed to deepening the trust of customers, partners, governments, and communities. We strive to meet or exceed legal, regulatory, and ethical responsibilities worldwide and to hire and reward employees who share our values, work with integrity, and adhere to our Standards of Business Conduct.


Global Readiness

Microsoft is committed to helping people worldwide benefit from technology while striving to uphold local language and cultural identity. Global Readiness focuses on providing tools and resources to enable products and services that are locally relevant and empower people across a broad range of cultures, languages, and levels of economic development. Microsoft provides a number of tools, resources, and solutions to help developers create world-ready products, services, and content.  Read more...

Online Safety at Microsoft

With its longstanding commitment to online safety, Microsoft takes a comprehensive approach. It includes the development of protective technologies and features in its products, strong governance policies, responsible monitoring of our online services, guidance and education for families and children, and partnerships to help combat online crime.
These efforts align directly with Microsoft’s overall commitment to promoting greater trust online and to building products and services that enhance consumer safety. Read more...

For a visual timeline of the company’s contribution to online safety since 1995, see Microsoft Online Safety Milestones. (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Standards of Business Conduct

The Standards of Business Conduct are an extension of Microsoft values and reflect our continued commitment to ethical business practices and compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
  • We build and maintain the trust and respect of our customers, consumers, partners, and shareholders
  • We are responsible stewards in the use, protection, and management of Microsoft assets.
  • We promote a diverse, cooperative, and productive work environment.
  • We are responsible, caring members of the global community.