Microsoft to go carbon neutral
Posted in: Miscellaneous at 09/05/2012 17:48
Microsoft has committed to going carbon neutral, joining the growing list of tech companies trying to reduce their environmental footprint.
A blog post on the company website said Microsoft would commit to making its data centres, software labs, air travel and office buildings carbon neutral by 1 July, which marks the start of the company's next financial year.
Making Carbon Neutrality Everyone's Responsibility at Microsoft
Microsoft has a long tradition of tackling tough challenges at a global scale. We have always focused on how our technology can enrich people's lives, build businesses, and inspire and change the world.
Working on the issues of energy use and environmental change provides another opportunity to make a difference in the world. It's the right thing to do. And it's also an opportunity to promote positive change, as the world transitions to new ways of using energy and managing natural resources. That's why today, Microsoft is taking a significant step to further reduce our environmental footprint.
Beginning in fiscal year 2013 (which starts this July 1), Microsoft will be carbon neutral across all our direct operations including data centers, software development labs, air travel, and office buildings. We recognize that we are not the first company to commit to carbon neutrality, but we are hopeful that our decision will encourage other companies large and small to look at what they can do to address this important issue.