Microsoft has shown a commitment to sustainability efforts, especially throughout this past month. The company recently hired a former Starbucks employee to add to their sustainability team, and they even donated products to the Seattle Zoo to help the Zoo cut down on its carbon footprint. Yesterday, The Environmental Protection Agency honored Microsoft for these efforts and also other efforts in creating a company-wide response to climate change.
Chief Environmentalist Strategist, Rob Bernard accepted the 2016 EPA Climate Leadership Award on behalf of Microsoft. He describes the company’s green efforts:
We have reduced our company-wide emissions by 7.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent through investments in efficiency, green power, and carbon offset community projects; purchased more than 10 billion kilowatt hours of green power; and improved the lives of more than 6 million people
The award is proof that Microsoft is not only aiming to innovate in the technology industry, but also innovate when it comes to being green. You can learn more about the award, and Microsoft’s other sustainability efforts by visiting the Microsoft Green blog.