EPA Recognizes Microsoft With 2016 Climate Leadership Award


EPA today announced their 2016 Climate Leadership Award winners. Microsoft was recognized with 2016 EPA Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership for its efforts in mobilizing a company-wide response to climate change through an innovative, internal carbon fee.

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.

In addition to our carbon fee, we’ve been working steadily to support a broader range of business and policy initiatives; including supporting the UN’s Climate Neutral Now work, which encourages individuals and companies to commit to being carbon neutral; the RE100 coalition, which reinforces our commitment to 100% renewable energy; several efforts around the COP21 negotiations in Paris, including the World Economic Forum’s open letter from Climate CEOs and the Paris Pledge for Action; our engagement as a founding member of the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge to amplify our commitments to carbon and clean energy; and signing on to the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyer’s Principles designed to accelerate cost-effective renewable energy options.

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