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ReportAlert.info - Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Publishes 2012 Citizenship Report

The report offers a transparent overview and assessment of the company's efforts over the past fiscal year to serve communities and work responsibly.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 7:30am

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October 11, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today, Microsoft released its annual Citizenship Report, offering a transparent overview and assessment of the company’s efforts over the past fiscal year (July 2011-June 2012) to serve communities and work responsibly. The Citizenship Report details goals, successes and areas for improvement in categories such as human rights, governance, giving and environmental sustainability. The report was released in tandem with the annual financial report to provide a complete, end-to-end view of Microsoft as a company. Click here to access the report.

To highlight, Microsoft gave $900 million in cash and software donations to more than 62,200 nonprofits worldwide over the past fiscal year. Nearly $100 million in cash alone was raised through the employee giving and company match program.  In the area of human rights, Microsoft developed a human rights statement which aligns with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Microsoft exceeded its goal and reduced carbon emissions by 30% per unit of revenue compared with 2007. Finally, Microsoft required 100% of suppliers to abide by its revised Vendor Code of Conduct, ensuring responsible practices across our operations.

In order to be fully transparent, the report also discusses projected areas of improvement for next year and the steps Microsoft will take as a company to move forward. In fiscal year 2013, Microsoft will remain committed to citizenship activities including serving communities, championing the growth of its people, and advancing the company’s commitment to responsible business policies and practices In particular, Microsoft is increasing its focus on helping close the opportunity divide for youth via YouthSpark, an initiative to create opportunities for 300 million young people over the coming three years.
 

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