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We focus on the areas where we can have the greatest impact, which include carbon, ecosystems, water, and waste across all the work we do.

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Microsoft Sustainability Actions



We’ve stayed carbon neutral since 2012 and we’re actively reducing our footprint by evolving the way we operate. We’re one of the largest purchasers of renewable energy and our Puget Sound campus has been zero waste certified since 2016. Our goal is to minimize our impact and maximize a positive return for the planet.


Products, services, and devices

The investments we make in sustainability carry through to our products, services, and devices. We design our devices, from Surface to Xbox, with an emphasis on eco-friendly materials. Our cloud and AI services help businesses cut energy consumption, reduce physical footprints, and design sustainable products themselves.


Customers and partners

Using AI, Azure, and Azure IoT Hub, customers can manage their businesses in a way that protects communities, biodiversity, and the planet. We are investing $50 million in AI for Earth to accelerate innovation by putting AI in the hands of those working to directly address sustainability challenges.

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Microsoft Sustainability Commitments


Building a Planetary Computer

Microsoft is building the tools and services to help anyone, anywhere better understand the ecosystem around them today, and monitor and model impacts from climate or human behavior. We are taking responsibility for our land footprint by committing to permanently protect and restore more land than we use by 2025.


Carbon negative by 2030

Microsoft has been carbon neutral across the world since 2012 and commits to being carbon negative by 2030. Our goal is to promote sustainable development and low-carbon business practices globally through our sustainable business practices and cloud-enabled technologies.


Water positive by 2030

We’re creating and employing tools to help address the world’s water challenges including scarcity, pollution, and ocean health. We’re committed to reducing our consumption and replenishing water in the regions we operate.

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Microsoft Sustainability News

Microsoft's commitment to sustainability by the numbers

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