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The CSR 2016’s Report Of Microsoft ‘Builds On Its Previous Year’s Report


Microsoft is on a mission to take technology to every individuals and organisations around the world.

Dailycsr.com – 17 November 2016 – Microsoft continues to perform with the essential mission of empowering every organisations and individuals alike in the world, whereby the company seeks to create a global “lasting impact”. The attempt to use the technological powers to carry out its corporate responsibilities seem to be present across the Company of Microsoft, while it strives on to “safeguard human rights and protect our planet”.
The employees at Microsoft are deeply attached with the above mentioned commitment of the company towards humanity, resulting in daily presence of the employees at their workplace, which in turn reflects in the products developed and services provided by Microsoft. Moreover, Microsoft’s “Corporate Social Responsibility” report for the year of 2016, elaborates the policies and the “business practices” conducted at the company only to echo its commitment of creating a “better place”.
Here is a list of progresses made “on a number of fronts” by Microsoft, during the year of 2016, as mentioned by the Ethical Performance:
  • Expanding Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability by establishing new energy goals, including having 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 products and services to empower everyone, while deepening the inclusive culture at Microsoft.
  • Enhancing companywide privacy principles and the Microsoft Privacy Statement to protect customers’ personal data and their right to privacy.
  • Holding suppliers accountable to human rights, labor, health and safety, environmental, and business ethics practices prescribed in Microsoft’s 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.
Furthermore, the report also abides by Microsoft’s transparency commitment and bases itself on the “prior annual citizenship reporting” of Microsoft, while the present design of the report offers much more in the form of a “living reporting website” which will enable the company to provide the traditional “year-over-year data” besides updating information all through the year on its “important developments” and its efforts.
At Microsoft, the responsibilities of the company are a serious affair, as it strives in a collaborate manner to meet its targets so as to address, the “economic, social and environmental issues”. However, the company does not fail to recognise the “importance of partnerships”, which provides a valuable opportunity of working with non-profits, “advocates, governments, academics, customers and employees” to accelerate its progress. Microsoft believes that together it can “strengthen communities and ensure greater outcomes for all”.