Microsoft issues their Corporate Social Responsibility report for 2016

Today, Microsoft published its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. Microsoft has a vast amount of resources and technologies and is releasing this report to show just how the company is doing their fair share to help humankind and protect planet Earth.

Here are the highlights from Microsoft’s 2016 CSR report:

  • Expanding our commitment to sustainability by establishing new energy goals, including having our data centers rely on a larger percentage of wind, solar and hydro power electricity over time.
  • Prioritizing inclusive design and accessibility in the development of our products and services to empower everyone, while deepening our inclusive culture at Microsoft.
  • Enhancing our companywide privacy principles and the Microsoft Privacy Statement to protect our customers’ personal data and their right to privacy.
  • Holding our suppliers accountable to human rights, labor, health and safety, environmental, and business ethics practices prescribed in our Supplier Code of Conduct.
  • Expanding economic opportunity to every corner of the planet through Microsoft Philanthropies’ three-year commitment to donate $1 billion in public cloud computing for nonprofits around the world.
  • Contributing to public policy discussions with a new book, “A Cloud for Global Good,” which lays out a roadmap of 78 specific policy recommendations to help ensure cloud computing is trusted, responsible and inclusive.

Microsoft’s 2016 CSR report is another way that Microsoft is aiming to be more transparent and even has a website dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). According to the site, Microsoft is “working to apply the power of technology to ensure corporate responsibility, safeguard human rights, and protect our planet.”

Microsoft offers yearly updates and ongoing updates to Microsoft’s commitment to transparency, providing clear outlines to their business practices, respect for people and the environment. Check out Microsoft’s CSR website for details.

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