EPA honors Microsoft for its company-wide response to climate change

 |   jwarnick

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored Microsoft for its efforts in creating a company-wide response to climate change.

Rob Bernard, chief environmental strategist, accepted the 2016 EPA Climate Leadership Award on behalf of the company and will also be speaking at the Climate Leadership Conference in Seattle this week about Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability.

“Through our work on carbon and our carbon fee program, we have reduced our company-wide emissions by 7.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent through investments in efficiency, green power, and carbon offset community projects; purchased more than 10 billion kilowatt hours of green power; and improved the lives of more than 6 million people through carbon offset community development projects around the world,” Bernard writes on the Microsoft Green Blog.

In addition to the carbon fee, Microsoft has also been working steadily to support a broad range of business and policy initiatives, including the UN’s Climate Neutral Now work, which encourages individuals and companies to commit to being carbon neutral.

Visit the Microsoft Green Blog to learn more on the EPA award and the company’s sustainability efforts.

Jennifer Warnick
Microsoft News Center