Yesterday, Microsoft published the Microsoft 2014 Citizenship Report which highlights strong progress Microsoft made across the broad range of our citizenship commitments, including, for the first time, surpassing $1 billion in total company annual giving.
Read some of the highlights from the Microsoft 2014 Citizenship Report:
- We advanced our three-year commitment to create opportunities for 300 million youth by 2015 under the Microsoft YouthSpark has created education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for 227 million youth since launch, including 124 million in fiscal year 2014.
- We expanded our work to help nonprofits do more good with technology by donating software and hardware to more than 86,000 nonprofits around the globe. This includes the donation of Office 365 Nonprofits to 11,500 nonprofits in 74 countries.
- For the third year in a row, our employees and our company match program contributed more than $100 million to nonprofits worldwide.
- We took new steps to meet our longstanding commitment to ensuring the privacy and security of our customers’ data, including expanding our use of encryption across our services, providing choice and transparency on data location, and strengthening legal protections for customers’ privacy.
- We built on our industry-leading carbon neutrality program with expanded investments in renewable energy to power our cloud services by purchasing more than three billion kilowatt hours of green power, equal to 100 percent of our global electricity use.
Read more about it here.