Today the CDP issued its annual climate change report and included Microsoft for the first time ever in the Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for the company’s commitment to climate change action and transparency in disclosing our carbon emissions. We’re honored that Microsoft is one of many companies recognized for its leadership in responding to climate change.
CDP’s Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013 is an annual index compiled to highlight companies listed on the FTSE Global Equity Index Series that demonstrate strategies committed to improving environmental impact. As part of its report, the CDP issues grades for actual performance in reducing emissions and this year Microsoft earned a top grade, an “A.” The report also gave Microsoft a disclosure score of 96 out of 100. Both scores demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment and leadership among technology companies in reducing the company’s environmental impact.
This recognition is a great honor as it acknowledges the investments and programs we’ve implemented internally at Microsoft to reduce our carbon footprint, including our commitment to become carbon neutral. Earlier this week we shared here on the Microsoft Green Blog our strategy and investments in our carbon offset program, which is a significant component of our investments and company-wide efforts globally to limit our impact on the planet while turning to technology solutions to address environmental challenges.
We are very pleased to be recognized in this year’s list and remain more committed than ever to reducing our environmental impact and carbon footprint around the world.