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In 1975 Bill Gates and Paul G. Allen, from Seattle, converted a popular mainframe computer programming language, for use on an early personal computer. Shortly afterward, Gates and Allen founded Microsoft, deriving the name from the words microcomputer and software. Now, american multi-national company Microsoft is one of the giants in the technology industry.
In 2001 Microsoft released the Xbox, an electronic game console that continues to feature in the homes of millions around the world. In June 2021, Microsoft unveiled their latest software – Windows 11. Microsoft Corporation’s mission is to “to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”
Microsoft has been carbon neutral since 2012 and will be carbon negative by 2030. Additionally, by 2050, they will have removed all carbon emitted by the company since its founding in 1975. Microsoft has pledged 50 million USD to using AI and Cloud to solving key environmental issues such as forest measuring and management and wildlife planning and behaviour monitoring- aiding conservationist in the fight against poaching.
Microsoft’s energy supply will be 100% renewable across all operations by 2025. Their worldwide fleet of operations vehicles will be all-electric by 2030.
Microsoft’s Xbox has created the world’s first carbon-neutral gaming console as part of a pilot programme for more ambitious carbon-neutral hardware goals.
Microsoft Germany homes 50,000 bees in their AI-enabled Smart Hives. They use Microsoft Azure technology to track and share bee data to combat and find solutions for the global bee population decline.
Materials: Where feasible, Microsoft conserve natural resources through the procurement and use of recycled, recyclable, and renewable materials; efficient use of energy; and participation in recycling programs for their products.
Microsoft Sustainable Packaging Goals:
- Single-use plastic packaging elimination by 2025
- 100% certified sustainability forested fiber by 2025
- 100% recyclable packaging by 2030
- 100% recycled, renewable or responsibly sourced content by 2030
Device Recycling: Microsoft manage the complexity of the return-and-recycle phase by collaborating with contracted recycling partners, collection schemes, Microsoft stores, and OEM partners.
Energy Use: Microsoft consider the reduction of energy waste and consumption to be a key part of their business and sustainability strategy and as a result are consistently innovating new ways to improve the energy efficiency of their products. For example, since the launch of Xbox 360 in 2005, Microsoft engineering teams have successfully reduced standby power by a factor of 10 to less than three-tenths of a watt, resulting in a 60 percent reduction in energy use.