To help organizations achieve their sustainability target, Microsoft announced its Cloud for Sustainability for broader and faster transformation. This new program will be available from June 1.
Last year, the company announced its Cloud for Sustainability as a part of reducing its carbon footprint and meeting the sustainability goals of companies belonging to different industries.
In a statement, Microsoft declared that its new ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) functionalities would provide companies with the platform to catalyze their expansion and business progress.
With this offering, Microsoft is providing the Sustainability Manager to help companies simplify reporting, recording, and reducing the impact on the environment. This is done through the use of data connections that are fully automated for practical insights.
Another service is the Emissions Impact Dashboard which helps customers to improve the transparency of the emission release by the use of the services provided by Microsoft cloud.
Corporate VP, Sustainability Elisabeth Brinton remarked that devices are also responsible for contributing to the carbon footprint of a company. Additionally, Microsoft’s Surface lineups prioritize the sustainability of components used and extend the durable life of the product while reducing power consumption and carbon footprint.
Microsoft is planning to use 100 percent of its power consumption at all times from purchases that have negative carbon usage.
In furtherance of this plan, Microsoft has entered into agreements for the purchase of nearly 5.8 Gigawatts of green energy from 10 nations across the world. This would mark the worldwide functioning and contracted green energy of Microsoft at 7.8 gigawatts.