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Our Trust Code
Our Standards of Business Conduct, our Trust Code, reflects our culture, values, and the principles that guide our behavior. Our employees use these standards to understand what is required of them, get help when needed, and make good decisions that build trust and empower our customers and partners to achieve more.
Diversity and inclusion
Microsoft aims to create a legal profession that reflects the public it serves.
Legal Compliance and Ethics at Microsoft
Our high ethical standards govern the way we conduct our business and reflect our commitment to making a positive impact around the globe.
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Our environmental policies and practices aim to protect, conserve, and sustain the world's natural resources.
Microsoft strives to be a responsible leader in shaping the global intellectual property (IP) and open innovation ecosystems by actively engaging in policy discussions, with a focus on creating sustainable environments for future innovation and creativity.
Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
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Pro Bono at Microsoft
Our mission is to inspire and empower Microsoft employees and community partners to create solutions that promote justice for all by providing those in need with access to legal knowledge, resources, and services.
Climate change demands intelligent buildings
According to the United Nations Environment Program, commercial buildings account for 39 percent of the planet’s carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions. Learn how computer vision and AI help to reduce energy usage and emissions.Read more about intelligent buildings
Artificial intelligence makes a splash
When Erin Moreland set out to become a research zoologist, she envisioned days spent sitting on cliffs, drawing seals and other animals to record their lives for efforts to understand their activities and protect their habitats.Learn about AI in zoology
Resources and learning
We rely on our representatives, who are the partners, suppliers, consultants, and other companies that work with us or on our behalf, to help us earn and maintain the trust of our customers and the public.
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Our mission to empower every individual and organization to achieve more starts with trusting each other.
Corporate Social Responsibility
There is an opportunity and an obligation to help address the issues facing this world, and this belief is reflected in our approach, policies, and practices across multiple areas.