Microsoft announces plans to become carbon negative by 2030
“If the last decade has taught us anything, it’s that technology built without these principles can do more harm than good,” Microsoft’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, said. “We must begin to offset the damaging effects of climate change.”
In accordance with this, Microsoft has launched an aggressive program to cut carbon emissions by more than half by 2030, both for direct emissions and for its entire supply and value chain. The company is also embarking on an initiative to use Microsoft technology to help customers around the world reduce their own carbon footprints and a new $1 billion climate innovation fund to accelerate the global development of carbon reduction, capture and removal technologies. The progress on all of these fronts will be published in a new annual Environmental Sustainability Report that will detail the organization’s carbon impact and reduction journey.
For us at TravelOperations it is highly important to make a real difference for travel agencies around the world and always choose the right partnerships.
Once again, we are very proud to be a Microsoft Gold Partner providing travel management solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 technology and aligning with the company’s breakthrough environmental sustainability policies. As Microsoft has already stated, its contribution to carbon reduction will not come from working alone but by committing to help its customers and partners around the world reduce their carbon footprints with the power of data science, artificial intelligence, and MS digital technology. In such a competitive industry, where sustainability is rapidly becoming a core part of many travel businesses, our offerings based on Microsoft technology are perhaps the most environmentally friendly to rely upon.
Following Microsoft’s example and utilizing its expertise on the matter, we are dedicated to learning and adapting to more eco-friendly technologies and procedures, so we are able to help our customers in their sustainable transformation. This is a challenge for us, our employees and our customers – but we are committed to keeping on embedding sustainable and smart solutions to our services, as well as developing new standards and tools for the travel industry.
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