The CEO Water Mandate Secretariat welcomes Microsoft as its latest endorsing company! Via its endorsement of the Mandate in June 2018, Microsoft joins a diverse, global community of over 140 companies that have made a commitment to advancing water stewardship.
In addition to committing to the CEO Water Mandate, Microsoft is the latest company to join the Water Security through Stewardship Action Platform. The Action Platform is where all of the CEO Water Mandate’s key programmatic areas and working groups are housed. It is the core mechanism through which endorsing companies, UN entities, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders work together to advance more sustainable water management and the SDGs.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is a multinational technology company and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. The company employs 128,000 people, has 122 subsidiaries worldwide, and in 2017 had a net revenue of 89.5 billion dollars. The company is a leader in software, services, devices, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Microsoft is committed to reducing their carbon footprint and minimizing their environmental impact. The company is utilizing technology and data analytics to reduce water use within their operations and with partners. Microsoft believes that water should be looked at in a more “holistic” way and their global goals focus on “creating tools and services to help address the world’s water challenges, including scarcity, pollution and ocean health.”
Learn more about Microsoft’s sustainability efforts by reading their 2017 United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress document here.
To learn more about endorsing the CEO Water Mandate, click here.
To learn more about joining the Action Platform, click here.