The tech giant stated that it has launched a coalition called Transform to Net Zero, which involves eight other corporations that will join its efforts to “accelerate business action toward a net-zero carbon economy.” Group members include A.P. Moeller – Maersk, Danone, Mercedes-Benz AG, Natura & Co., Nike (NKE), Starbucks (SBUX), Unilever, and Wipro.
In a July 22 press release, Microsoft outlined a series of steps saying that “members will work to enable all businesses to achieve net-zero emissions.” Microsoft says that the members of the group will each work to expand the plan to their respective business units. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced an initial goal to cut carbon emissions for its supply and value chains by calling for a reduction in direct emissions and energy-related emissions to a zero level by 2025.
On January 16, Microsoft President Brad Smith said, “By 2030 Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975.” […]