Following the United Nation’s Climate Summit, ambitions and grand announcements have been raised according to Microsoft. The company aims to align their operations with a 1.5C climate scenario. It has been noted they are now certified by the SBTi (Science Based Target Initiative). That means they’re hitting the criteria through a proven science-based technical target. To build on that, a goal of at least a thirty percent cut by 2030 is the aim for the Microsoft’s emissions.
Business operations have been neutral since 2012, and another goal will be to extend that to other products. A pilot project includes making 825,000 Xbox console to be carbon neutral. These are the first gaming consoles to aim for this target. While it’s just a pilot, they hope to further reduce devices in the future. A quoted selection of details found below.
”Microsoft will announce the expansion of its existing operational commitment to carbon neutrality, established in 2012, into its devices and gaming work. It will set a new target to reduce its supply chain emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 – including end-of-life for devices – and to certify 825,000 Xbox consoles as carbon neutral in a pilot programme. In addition, Microsoft will engage gamers in sustainability efforts in real life through the Minecraft its ‘Build a Better World’ initiative, which has seen players take more than 20 million in-game actions.”
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