Microsoft was awarded with Best Corporate Offset Programme by the Environmental Finance magazine which published the results of its fifth annual Voluntary Carbon Market survey. Voters were asked to make their selections from more than 720 companies which were nominated and it was voted on the basis of efficiency and speed of transaction, reliability, innovation, quality of service provided and influence on the market, not just the volume of transactions handled.
Microsoft has consistently worked to develop its carbon offset program, and we have written about some of the work we’ve been able to accomplish across the globe, from ecosystem conservation and community development in Madagascar and Indonesia to health improvements and emissions reductions in Mexico, Guatemala, and Ghana. Our partnership with the CarbonNeutral Company has been a key part of the successful implementation of these projects, and they were voted in Environmental Finance’s survey as Best Offset Retailer for the fourth consecutive year.
Our carbon offset program is a direct result of our internal carbon fee and Microsoft’s commitment to carbon neutrality. We are honored to be recognized for our carbon offset program and we look forward to continuing to explore ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint and support a transition to a low carbon future.