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    Innovating toward greater sustainability - Earth Day 2014

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    This week marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day: a good time to celebrate the environmental efforts underway in so many parts of Microsoft and to continue to challenge ourselves to take further strides on this journey. Below are just a few of the many things that are happening around the company, and as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently highlighted in the Business Roundtable’s 2014 sustainability report:

    At Microsoft, we believe technology has tremendous potential to address environmental challenges and attain a clean energy future. We seek to serve as a model in our commitment to environmental sustainability by delivering on our carbon neutrality commitment and uncovering new ways technology can help us better understand our planet.”

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    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Report Highlights Microsoft Carbon Neutrality Efforts

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    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) has released a new report featuring more than 25 business success stories, including Microsoft, showing how companies are addressing energy and water challenges in their operations...
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    TJ DiCaprio Awarded C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership

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    imageYesterday, the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) awarded our colleague Tamara “TJ” DiCaprio with the 2014 C.K. Prahalad Award. The award, presented at the Corporate Eco Forum’s fifth annual C.K. Prahalad Awards ceremony, recognized winners for demonstrating “globally significant private sector action that exemplifies the fundamental connection between sustainability, innovation and long-term business success in a globalizing world.” The two other recipients of the award included Robert Carter, executive vice president of information services and chief information officer at FedEx, and The Global Water Challenge.

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    Microsoft Joins R2 Leader Program, Furthers Commitment to Responsible Electronics Recycling

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    clip_image002Earlier this week Microsoft, along with organizations like Goodwill Industries, Xerox and Sony America, were announced as founding members of R2 Leaders. R2 Leaders are organisations that encourage use of the R2 Standard and have demonstrated a commitment to the safe, sensible and sustainable repair and recycling of used electronics. This reflects Microsoft’s commitment to support the development of standards for better reuse and recycling of electronic devices around the world. The R2 Standard for electronics disposal sets forth requirements relating to environmental, health, safety, and security aspects of electronics reuse and recycling. It also ensures that more toxic material streams are managed safely and responsibly by downstream vendors – all the way to final disposition. It also prohibits e-recyclers and their downstream vendors from exporting these more toxic materials to countries that have enacted laws making their import illegal. Worldwide, over 540 facilities in 17 countries are certified to the R2 Standard.

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    Microsoft’s position on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce climate-related activities

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    A number of stakeholders have asked us for our position on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce climate-related activities. We’ve shared the following response with them and I wanted to share it publicly as well: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has never spoken...
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