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Microsoft's Sustainability Success Opens Up Opportunities

Date: 21 October 2014

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

During the last three years Microsoft has enhanced its sustainability performance through a number of initiatives, such as implementing an internal carbon fee, using renewable energy for data centres, and applying a responsible sourcing strategy. This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate sustainability strategies and provides Chief Sustainability Officers and VPs of Sustainability with an independent analysis of Microsoft’s corporate sustainability strategy. Based upon the strong foundation of its sustainability programme, Microsoft has the opportunity to undertake a number of commercial initiatives including using Nokia mobile devices to deliver sustainable solutions and developing its partner ecosystem to catalyze the optimization of environment, energy and sustainability data management.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MICROSOFT’S SUSTAINABILITY SUCCESS OPENS UP OPPORTUNITIES

Microsoft Shifts From Corporate Citizenship To Sustainability Performance
Microsoft Has The Credibility To Launch A Commercial Sustainability Strategy

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

Apple, AT&T, Bureau Veritas, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), CloudApps, Columbia University, DNV GL, Envizi, Google, IBM, infiniteEARTH, Jones Lang LaSalle, Nokia, Orange, Salt River Project, Samsung, SAP, SGS, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Verizon