Microsoft buying carbon offset credits

Technology giant Microsoft Inc. announced that it will begin including carbon offset fees in its annual fiscal report to in order to achieve carbon neutrality.

As early as July 1, one of the world’s largest software producers will take a huge step towards global corporate responsibility, with operations in over 100 countries taking carbon prices into account for the first time.

In a recently released white paper, Microsoft outlined its carbon strategy as ‘lean, green, and accountable.’

Improving server efficiency is a top priority since data centers consume such large quantities of energy. Microsoft also aims to acquire its electricity from renewable sources.

Carbon offsets will be used in combination with these projects in order to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of this year.