Microsoft joins Amazon’s Climate Pledge along with 12 other companies

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft Cloud Partner Program

Amazon has announced that Microsoft and 12 other companies have joined its Climate Pledge Initiative, a commitment to reach net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040. The software giant is joining this initiative to promote collaboration between companies and help partners and customers meet climate goals across the board.

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a $1 billion Climate Innovation Fund and its plans to remove more carbon than it emits by 2030. To achieve this objective, the company has already committed to various other goals in 2020. Now Microsoft signed Amazon’s Climate Pledge to remove all the greenhouse gases generated by the company with the help of new tools and technologies.

“No one company or organization can meaningfully address the climate crisis on their own. It will take aggressive approaches, new innovative technologies and strong commitment to collaboration across industries and economic sectors(…). By joining The Climate Pledge community and working together, we will be able to collectively rise to the challenge and curb our emissions so that we can make progress toward a net zero future.” said Lucas Joppa, Microsoft Chief Environmental Officer.

The list of other countries that recently joined Amazon’s climate-friendly program includes Best Buy, Amazon, Infosys, Henkel, McKinstry, Oak View Group, Mercedes-Benz, Real Betis, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Reckitt Benckiser, Verizon, and Signify. If you’re interested, you can read more about Amazon’s Climate Pledge here.