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Microsoft Releases 2024 Environmental Sustainability Report

Written by Karol Kaczmarek
Published June 7th, 2024
Microsoft Releases 2024 Environmental Sustainability Report
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Microsoft has published its 2024 Environmental Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s ongoing efforts and challenges in its mission to become carbon negative, water positive, and zero waste by 2030. The comprehensive report details Microsoft's progress in reducing carbon emissions, enhancing water conservation, and protecting more land than it uses. The company emphasizes its commitment to transparency and accountability in all its sustainability initiatives.

Key Points:

  • Carbon Negative Goal: Microsoft is on track to becoming carbon negative by 2030. The report highlights significant reductions in carbon emissions through the adoption of renewable energy and innovative carbon capture technologies.

  • Water Positive Initiatives: The company has made substantial strides in water conservation, aiming to replenish more water than it consumes. Efforts include improving water use efficiency and supporting community-based water projects.

  • Zero Waste Commitment: Microsoft is dedicated to achieving zero waste across its operations by 2030. This includes initiatives to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials, and to design products with their entire lifecycle in mind.

  • Land Conservation: The report also details Microsoft’s efforts to protect and restore more land than it uses, contributing to global biodiversity and ecosystem health.

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, stated, “Our 2024 Environmental Sustainability Report reflects our ongoing commitment to a sustainable future. We are proud of the progress we’ve made, but we know there is still much work to be done. Transparency and accountability are at the core of our approach as we strive to meet our ambitious sustainability goals.”

Useful links: view the report, view the fact sheet

Source: microsoft


Karol Kaczmarek
Written by:
Karol Kaczmarek
Co-Founder of Net Zero Compare
Karol is a seasoned entrepreneur and co-founder of A&K Ventures OÜ. With a strong foundation in quantitative economics, he has a proven track record in strategic consulting, real estate, and global business expansion. Karol is dedicated to leveraging innovative technologies and creative business strategies to drive growth and transformation in every venture.