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Ticker: MSFT ISIN: US5949181045
Address: One Microsoft Way , USA , Redmond , WA , 98052-6399 Website: Microsoft Corporation
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Basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings

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Microsoft Corporation 64 62 69 66 60
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Microsoft Corporation 92% 79% 88% 76% 75%
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Microsoft Corporation 91% 83% 36% 93% 72% 92%
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3 Special Issues Affect This Company (see a list of issues here)

Military Contractor Gay & Lesbian Sensitive Animal Test User
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.2886 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 25354.4146 NA
BSI 50 83.1518 88.4717 NA
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Enterprise Value NA 90742.35 NA NA
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Brand Rating 2013 BBB AA AAA+ NA
Enterprise Value 2013 0 85433.5942 435750.9811
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Brand Value 2014 10 25218.0508 87304 A brand strength is assessed by using our Brand Strength Index framework. This benchmarks the strength, risk and future potential of a brand relative to its competitors by assessing input measures, brand equity measures, and output performance across four
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0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. We are motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, dev NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA R-O1 Financial implications: Without knowing the magnitude of impact of this risk, it is difficult to quantify the potential financial implications. However, theoretically if we were to lose—for example—3% of our business to competitors because of a perc NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA O-R1 Financial implications: According to some estimates, ICT accounts for 2% of global carbon emissions. As companies that are affected—directly or indirectly (e.g. rising energy costs)—by carbon taxes look to reduce their carbon emissions and energy co NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA O-P1 Financial implications: Most of the work that Microsoft is doing related to understanding and managing the physical impacts of climate change is occurring in Microsoft’s research organization, Microsoft Research. As a privately funded research insti NA NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA O-O1 Financial implications: Without knowing the magnitude of impact of this opportunity, it is difficult to quantify the financial implications. Theoretically if we were to win—for example—3% additional business from our competitors because we were perc NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA No NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 1126383 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA No NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA Data center energy consumption i. By outsourcing IT services to the Microsoft cloud, customers can reduce GHG emissions from running those same services in their own data center, assuming that they currently have either 1) no in-house equipment and decide NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 6 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for other emission reduction activities, Employee engagement, Financial optimization calculations, Internal incentives/recognition programs, Internal finance mechanisms NA NA
5. Attachments NA NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA NA NA NA
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS R-R1: We have labs in India and China, areas that are or are likely to be subject to carbon taxes. These taxes could increase the energy costs to run those labs. Based on actual emissions and potential energy cost increases, we est NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA The Board of Directors’ Governance and Nominating Committee is the highest governance body responsible for climate change. The Board of Directors’ Governance and Nominating Committee charter includes annually reviewing the company's policies and programs NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes NA
13. Further Information NA NA NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Increased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA Moderately Increased NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Decrease: Change in output, Decrease: Emissions reduction activities NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: , Increase: 7.7 , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 99 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E B A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA a) Engagement process: i. Method of engagement: Microsoft engages with policy makers as an individual company and through partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government entities and other businesses, such as the Sustainability TaskF NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No No Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 NA 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/30/11930/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/4.Communication/UNMDG_2011_Communications_on_Progress.pdf NA NA
Management 4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? NA 9 NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA R-P1 Financial implications: If the mean average temperature increases where we have data centers and development labs, more electricity will be required to run air conditioners to cool those facilities. The financial implications will be relative to the NA NA
2. Attachments NA NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA a) Scope of process: The scope of the process includes risks and opportunities related to emissions regulations, weather-related effects of climate change, and other factors such as changing customer behavior. Microsoft uses a cross-corporate governance m NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA a) Microsoft’s environmental sustainability team leads cross-organizational integration of climate change and sustainability into Microsoft’s business strategy. This team drives communications across the company about sustainability programs, principles a NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Intensity target Absolute and intensity targets NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/30/11930/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/7.EmissionsMethodology/Investor CDP 2012 Question 7.4 Emission Factors.xlsx NA NA
7. Further Information NA The Excel spreadsheet with emissions factors is attached for question 7.4. (File name is: Investor CDP 2012 Question 7.4 Emission Factors.xlsx.) NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NA USD($) NA NA
1. Attachments NA NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) a) Basis for the alternative figure: Microsoft’s data centers represent a significant contribution to our overall electricity use. In choosing the placement of our data centers, Microsoft evaluates and compares a number of factors, including the energy mi NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA NA NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 NA 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 NA 8071070 NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
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8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions Third party verification or assurance complete Proportion of Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.7a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.7b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements/Type of verification or assurance/Relevant standard/Attach the document No Response
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from biologically sequestered carbon relevant to your organization? No
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2 NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.05 NA 13638000
9.1. Do you have Scope 1 emissions sources in more than one country? Yes
9.1a Reporting Period From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 1 metric tonnes CO2e 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Asia Pacific (or JAPA)/9712
9.2. Please indicate which other Scope 1 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA By GHG type NA
9.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2c Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by GHG type: GHG type/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2d Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2e Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
0.3. Country list configuration Barbados
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. USD($)
0.4. Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. USD($)
0.5. Please select if you wish to complete a shorter information request. NA
0.6. Modules NA As part of the Investor CDP information request, electric utilities, companies with electric utility activities or assets, companies in the automobile or auto component manufacture sectors and companies in the oil and gas industry should complete suppleme
1. Attachments NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Senior Manager/Officer Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA (i) Chief Technical Strategy Officer (ii) The Chief Technical Strategy Officer reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for the company’s overall technical strategy, technology policy, and forward-looking development efforts. Our Chief Environmental NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes
1.2a. Who is entitled to benefit from these incentives? Environment/Sustainability managers/Monetary reward/Annual Commitments – Both the Chief Environmental Strategist and the Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability roles have commitments that are connected with organizational footprint and carbon red
10.1. Do you have Scope 2 emissions sources in more than one country? Yes
10.1a Reporting Period: From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 2 metric tonnes CO2e/Purchased and consumed electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh)/Purchased and consumed low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Asia Pacific (or JAPA)/132524/186354/0
10.2. Please indicate which other Scope 2 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA NA NA
10.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2c Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2d Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
11. Attachments NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
11.2. Please state how much fuel, electricity, heat, steam, and cooling in MWh your organization has purchased and consumed during the reporting year: Energy type/MWh Fuel/188701;Electricity/2623896;Heat/0;Steam/1204;Cooling/9284
11.3. Please complete the table by breaking down the total "Fuel" figure entered above by fuel type: Fuels/MWh Diesel/Gas oil/32268
11.4. Please provide details of the electricity, heat, steam or cooling amounts that were accounted at a low carbon emission factor: Basis for applying a low carbon emission factor/MWh associated with low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling Tracking instruments, RECS (USA)/1120000
12. Attachments NA
12. Further Information NA
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Decreased
12.1a Reason of change Emissions reduction activities, Divestment, Acquisitions, Mergers, Change in output, Change in methodology, Change in boundary, Change in physical operating conditions, Unidentified, Other
12.1a. Reason: Emissions value (percentage) Emissions reduction activities: 81.9/Change in output: 5.4/Change in methodology: 0.12/Other: 0.88
12.2. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per revenue: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 3.7012E-06/metric tonnes CO2e/77.94/Decrease/The decrease in emissions intensity per unit of revenue is primarily driven by an increase in Microsoft revenue in 2012 relative to 2011 and through our emissions reductions initiatives. Our revenue increased b
12.3. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per FTE: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 2.03452694/metric tonnes CO2e/78.64/Decrease/The change in emissions intensity per FTE employee is driven by an increase in Microsoft’s average housed headcount in 2012 relative to 2011 and through our purchase of low-carbon energy. Our average housed hea
12.4. Please provide an additional intensity (normalized) metric that is appropriate to your business operations: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 0.0077715841/metric tonnes CO2e/78.14/Decrease/The decrease in emissions intensity per square foot is driven by an increase in the square feet used by Microsoft’s business operations in 2012 relative to 2011 and through our purchase of low-carbon energy.
13.1. Do you participate in any emissions trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next 2 years
13.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA
13.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? Yes
14. Attachments NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next 2 years Yes
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No Yes Yes
14.2. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 3 emissions Third party verification or assurance complete
14.2a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 3 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20%
14.3. Are you able to compare your Scope 3 emissions for the reporting year with those for the previous year for any sources? Yes
14.4. Do you engage with any of the elements of your value chain on GHG emissions and climate change strategies? (Tick all that apply) Yes, our suppliers; Yes, our customers
14.4a. Please give details of methods of engagement, your strategy for prioritizing engagements and measures of success Methods of engagementEngagement with our suppliers is managed within individual business units responsible for building products or delivering business services. Primary forms of engagement include one-on-one meetings and collaborative team meetings, ofte
14.4d. Please explain why not and any plans you have to develop an engagement strategy in the future NA
2. Attachments NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA
2.1a. Please provide further details i) Scope of process: The scope of the process includes risks and opportunities related to emissions regulations, weather-related effects of climate change, and other factors such as changing customer behavior. Microsoft uses a cross-corporate governance m
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA i) Scope of process: The scope of the process includes risks and opportunities related to emissions regulations, weather-related effects of climate change, and other factors such as changing customer behavior. Microsoft uses a cross-corporate governance m NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes i) Microsoft’s environmental sustainability team leads cross-organizational integration of climate change and sustainability into Microsoft’s business strategy. This team drives communications across the company about sustainability programs, principles a
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA i) Microsoft’s environmental sustainability team leads cross-organizational integration of climate change and sustainability into Microsoft’s business strategy. This team drives communications across the company about sustainability programs, principles a NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence policy on climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply) Yes
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes
2.3a. On what issues have you been engaging directly?: Focus of legislation/Corporate Position/Details of engagement/Proposed solution NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA NA NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? Yes
2.3c. Please enter the details of those trade associations that are likely to take a position on climate change legislation/Trade association Information Technology Council (ITI)/Consistent/ITI believes and advocates that innovative technologies are at the heart of the world’s ability to develop clean, renewable energy sources and to use less energy where we live and work. Whether through the d
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? No
2.3e. Do you fund any research organizations to produce public work on climate change? Yes
2.3f. Please describe the work and how it aligns with your own strategy on climate change The Microsoft Research Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Program is a research organization that develops novel computational tools and methods to predict and mitigate the rapid changes occurring in the earth’s life support systems. Microsof
2.3g. Please provide details of the other engagement activities that you undertake NA
2.3h. What processes do you have in place to ensure that all of your direct and indirect activities that influence policy are consistent with your overall climate change strategy? Microsoft’s political activities are guided by a set of specific policies and disclosures that place a premium on the principles of accountability, transparency, integrity and responsibility. We seek to ensure that our participation in the political proce
2.3i. Please explain why you do not engage with policy makers NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Intensity target Absolute and intensity targets
3.1a. Absolute target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Base year/Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/Target year/Comment No Response
3.1b. Intensity target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Metric/Base year/Normalized base year emissions/Target year/Comment 1/Scope 1+2+3/99.8/30/metric tonnes CO2e per unit revenue/2007/1.9E-05/2012/Of the Scope 3 emissions calculated using primary data, only business air travel is included in the intensity target. The 0.23% not included is upstream transportation.
3.1c. What change in absolute emissions this intensity target reflects/ID/Direction of change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions at target completion?/% change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions 1/Decrease/8.46/Decrease/8.46/These data reflect a 31% increase in revenue from 2007 to 2012.
3.1d. Please provide details on your progress against this target made in the reporting year/ID/% complete (time)/% complete (emissions)/Comment 1/100/100/Achievement is based on net, not gross, emissions. In terms of our business offices and facilities, we have met our target through more efficient operations. Since setting our target, we have shifted our business strategy towards cloud computing
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA Data center energy consumption i. By outsourcing IT services to the Microsoft cloud, customers can reduce GHG emissions from running those same services in their own data center, assuming that they currently have either 1) no in-house equipment and decide NA
3.3. Did you have emissions reduction initiatives that were active within the reporting year (this can include those in the planning and/or implementation phases) No Yes Yes
3.3a. Please identify the total number of projects at each stage of development, and for those in theimplementation stages, the estimated CO2e savings/Stage of development/3.3a. Number of projects/Total estimated annual CO2e savings in metric tonnes CO2e Under investigation/15/
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 6 13 Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities.
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for other emissions reduction activities, Employee engagement, Financial optimization calculations, Internal incentives/recognition programs, Internal finance mechanisms NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities?/Comment Dedicated budget for energy efficiency/Our data center operations team has dedicated headcount and budget for designing more efficient modular data center designs, optimizing existing data centers, and tracking energy use and efficiency.
4. Attachments NA
4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? - Further Information See attachments. The Climate Counts Scorecard, Greenpeace COOL IT and Newsweek Green Rankings are all based on information/data that was voluntarily provided by Microsoft to the publishing companies.
4.1. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? 10 The number of corporate annual reports and voluntary publications (complete and/or underway) made about the company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance
5. Attachments NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
5.1a. Climate change risks driven by changes in regulation Yes
5.1a. Please describe your risks driven by changes in regulation /ID/Risk driver/ Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact R-R1/Carbon taxes/Any regional carbon taxes imposed where we have facilities would have the potential to affect our operating costs by increasing the costs that our energy suppliers are subject to. If those suppliers were to pass on the increased costs to
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk and (iii) the costs associated with these actions (i) FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS R-R1: We have labs in India and China, areas that are or are likely to be subject to carbon taxes. These taxes could increase the energy costs to run those labs. Based on actual emissions and potential energy cost increases, we
5.1c. Climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters Yes
5.1c. Please describe your risks that are driven by change in physical climate parameters/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact R-P1/Change in mean (average) temperature/Nature of effect: If there were an increase in the average temperature where we operate data centers and development labs, there would be a corresponding increase in the cost to cool our facilities. Location of
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA R-P1 (i) Financial implications: If the mean average temperature increases where we have data centers and development labs, more electricity will be required to run air conditioners to cool those facilities. The financial implications will be relative to NA
5.1e. Please describe your risks that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact /Uncertainty of physical risks//Increased operational cost/1-5 years/Direct/About as likely as not/Medium
5.1e.Climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA R-O1 (i) Financial implications: Without knowing the magnitude of impact of this risk, it is difficult to quantify the potential financial implications. However, theoretically if we were to lose—for example—3% of our business to competitors because of a p NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? -Transparency Yes
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA
6.1a. Please describe your opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation/ID/Opportunity driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact O-R1/Carbon taxes/Carbon taxes have the potential to increase our customers' operating costs, either directly or through increased costs passed on through their energy suppliers. Wherever we have customers that are or will be affected by carbon taxes, the
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions O-R1(i) Financial implications: According to some estimates, ICT accounts for 2% of global carbon emissions. As companies that are affected—directly or indirectly (e.g. rising energy costs)—by carbon taxes look to reduce their carbon emissions and energy
6.1c. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters Yes
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions O-P1(i) Financial implications: Most of the work that Microsoft is doing related to understanding and managing the physical impacts of climate change is occurring in Microsoft’s research organization, Microsoft Research. As a privately funded research ins
6.1e. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA O-O1 (i) Financial implications: Without knowing the magnitude of impact of this opportunity, it is difficult to quantify the financial implications. Theoretically if we were to win—for example—3% additional business from our competitors because we were p NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/30/11930/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/7.EmissionsMethodology/MSFT-Investor CDP 2013 Question 7.4 Emission Factors.xlsx NA
7. Further Information NA The Excel spreadsheet with emissions factors is attached for question 7.4. (File name is: MSFT-Investor CDP 2013 Question 7.4 Emission Factors.xlsx.) NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2)/7.1. Base year From Date:/To Date:/ Scope 1 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/N39Scope 2 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 2007-01-01/2007-12-31/34457.22/688557.59
7.2. Please give the name of the standard, protocol or methodology you have used to collect activity data and calculate Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions NA The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition) NA
7.3. Please give the source for the global warming potentials you have used Gas/Reference CO2/IPCC Second Assessment Report (SAR - 100 year)
7.4. Please give the emissions factors you have applied and their origin; alternatively, please attach an Excel spreadsheet with this data Fuel/Material/Energy/Emission Factor/Unit/Reference ///
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA Operational control NA Boundary used for Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory during 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e NA Gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e 48516
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.4a Reporting Period From/To/Source/Scope/Explain why the source is excluded 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Sites that accompany acquisitions of companies but that are still in the process of being transferred to Microsoft’s portfolio/Scope 1 and 2/When Microsoft acquires a company, oftentimes there are leases that are also acquired. Some
8.5 Reporting Period From/To/Please estimate the uncertainty of the total gross global Scope 1 and 2 emissions figures that you have supplied and specify the sources of uncertainty in your data gathering, handling and calculations/Scope 1 emissions No Response
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions Third party verification or assurance complete Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.6a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.6b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements: Type of verification or assurance/Attach the document No Response
2013 Performance Band E A A NA
2013 Score 0 96 100 NA
0. Attachments NA NA NA If you have not been presented with a sector module that you consider would be appropriate for your company to answer, please select the module below. If you wish to view the questions first, please see https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/Mor
0. Further Information NA NA NA If you are in these sectors (according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)), the corresponding sector modules will be marked as default options to your information request. If you want to query your classification, please email respond@c
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. We are motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, dev NA
0.1. Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. We are motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, dev
0.2. Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data. 2012-01-01
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2014 Performance Band E A A 2014 Performance Band
2014 Score 100 99 1 2014 Score
CDLI leader No Yes Yes The Climate Disclosure Leadership Index: A Company must: (1)   Make its response public and submit via CDP’s Online Response System (2) Achieve a score within the top 10% of the total regional sample population
Comment NA Comment
CPLI leader No Yes Yes The Climate Performance Leadership Inde: A company must: (1)Make its response public and submit via CDP’s Online Response System (2) Attain a performance score greater than (3) Disclose gross global Scope 1 and Scope 2 figures (4) Score maximum performanc
Scope 1 emissions 39665 All greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are directly from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting entity.
Scope 2 emissions 1,277,364 abs All indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam. Indirect GHG emissions are a consequence of the activities of the reporting entity, but occur at sources owned or controlled by another entity.
Target(s) reported ŒŽ Absolute/Intensive
Ticker MSFT Ticker
Verification/ assurance 123 Audit and verification by a competent and independent organization that uses a standardized set of terms and methods.
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2.1. Are you able to identify which of your operations are located in water-stressed regions? No Response No Response 4 answers NA
0.4. Exclusions Are there any geographies, activities, facilities or types of water inputs/outputs within this boundary which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA NA
2.2b. You may explain here why you are not able to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water stress or water-related risk and whether you have plans to explore this issue in the future No Response 3 answers 3 answers NA
0.4aList of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions-Transparency & Reporting No Response Answered Answered NA
1.1. Does your company have a water policy, strategy or management plan? No Yes Yes NA
2.1bPlease list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area NA Kuwait//1 – 10United Arab Emirates/Dubai/1 – 10Qatar//1 – 10Saudi Arabia//1 – 10Libyan Arab Jamahiriya//1 – 10Bahrain//1 – 10Singapore/Singapore/1 – 10Malta//1 – 10Jordan//1 – 10Israel/Herzelia, Haifa, Raanana/1 – 10Algeria//1 – 10Tunisia//1 – 10Oman//1 – NA NA
2.1bPlease list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting No Response 3 answers 4 answers NA
2.2. Do you use other indicators (besides water stress) to identify operations which are located in regions subject to water-related risk? NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. NA NA
0.2. Reporng Year Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data. 2.0. Enter the period that will be disclosed. NA 01-01-2011 - 31-12-2011 NA NA
0.3. Reporting Boundary Please indicate the category that describes the company, entities, or group for which you are reporting. NA Other: The reporting boundary that Microsoft uses for greenhouse gas reporting is ‘Companies over which operational control is exercised’. NA NA
2.3. Please specify the total percentage of your operations that are located in the regions at risk which you identified in questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 NA Yes NA NA
2.4. Please specify the basis you use to calculate the percentages used for questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 NA FAO/AQUASTAT NA NA
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting Australia/CCA's Water Policy covers all aspects of water related operations activities from both municipal and groundwater sources across the beverage and food businesses. Global/Microsoft's Real Estate & Facilities Environmental Sustainability Guiding Principles (posted at www.microsoft.com/environment) include the following on Water Quality: - Promote reduction of potable water use inside buildings and for landscaping th United States of America/We have a philosophy to limit water waste and a strategy to identify reduction opportunities from development through operations through supply chain. We build our stores to green building standards (LEED and Green Globes), and e NA
1.1b. Does the policy, strategy or plan specify water reduction, quality or efficiency targets or other water-related goals? NA Global NA NA
1.1bDoes the water policy, strategy or plan specify water-related targets or goals? No No Yes NA
0.4aList of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions NA The reporting boundary that Microsoft uses for greenhouse gas reporting is ‘Companies over which operational control is exercised’. As Microsoft is located in over 100 countries, with many small leased sites, we have chosen to identify and continue to foc NA NA
CDP Water Data 2013
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0.2. Reporting Year 2012-01-01
0.3. Reporting Boundary Other: The reporting boundary that Microsoft uses for greenhouse gas reporting is 'Companies over which operational control is exercised'. As Microsoft is located in over 100 countries, with many small leased sites, we have chosen to identify and continue
0.4. Are there any geographies, activities, facilities or types of water inputs/outputs within this boundary which are not included in your disclosure? Yes
0.4a. List of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions-Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
0.4a. List of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
1.1. Does your company have a water policy, strategy or management plan? No No Yes
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting Australia/CCA's Water Policy covers all aspects of water related operations activities from both municipal and groundwater sources across the beverage and food businesses. NA United States of America/We have a philosophy to limit water waste and a strategy to identify reduction opportunities from development through operations through supply chain. We build our stores to green building standards (LEED and Green Globes), and e
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting (value) NA
1.1b. Does the water policy, strategy or plan specify water-related targets or goals? No
1.1c. Description of Target/goal, its type and geographical reach -Transparency & Reporting NA
1.1c. Description of Target/goal, its type and geographical reach -Transparency & Reporting (value) NA
1.1d. You may explain here why your company does not have a water policy, strategy or plan and if you intend to put one in place. NA
1.2. What specific actions has your company taken to manage water resources or engage stakeholders in water-related issues and what are their outcomes?-Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
1.2. What specific actions has your company taken to manage water resources or engage stakeholders in water-related issues and what are their outcomes?-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
2.1. Are any of your operations located in water-stressed regions? Yes
2.1a. Please specify the method(s) you use to characterize water-stressed regions- Environmental policy & Reporting WBCSD
2.1a. Please specify the method(s) you use to characterize water-stressed regions- Environmental policy & Reporting (value) #NAME?
2.1b. Please list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
2.1b. Please list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
2.2. Are there other indicators (besides water stress) which you wish to report that help you to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water-related risk? No
2.2a. Please list the relevant risk indicator of your total operations in that area-Environment Policy and Reporting NA
2.2b. You may explain here why you do not wish to report or why you do not use other indicators to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water-related risk. Our water footprint evaluation efforts are still relatively new; therefore, we are currently focusing on the basic indicator of water stress based on renewable water availability. As our process matures and if we identify higher water-related risk in loca
2.3. Please specify the total proportion of your operations that are located in the regions at risk which you identified in questions 2.1 and/or 2.2. 0 34 99
2.4. The basis to use to calculate the percentages used for questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 2 answers
2.4. The basis to use to calculate the percentages used for questions 2.1 and/or 2.3 (value) #NAME?
2.5. Do any of your key inputs or raw materials (excluding water) come from regions subject to water-related risk? Don't know
2.5a. Please state or estimate the percentage of your key water-intensive inputs (excluding water) that come from these regions-Transparency & Reporting NA
2.5b. You may explain here why you are not able to identify if any of your key inputs or raw materials come from regions subject to water-related risk and whether you have plans to explore this issue in the future. As Microsoft is only in the third year of collecting water data and evaluating our water-related risk at a corporate level, we are continuing to focus on our own operations over which we have operational control. We have started to engage with our supplie
3.1. Is your company exposed to water-related risks (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure? Yes
3.1a. Please describe the current and/or future risks to your operations, the ways in which these risks affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for managing them-Transparency & Reporting NA
3.1a. Please describe the current and/or future risks to your operations, the ways in which these risks affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for managing them-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
3.1b. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to any water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure. NA
3.1c. Please explain why you do not know if your company is exposed to any water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure, and your plans to assess this risk in the future. NA
3.2. Country or geographical scale-Environment Policy & Reporting Country
3.2. What methodology do you use to analyze water-related risk across your operations?-Transparency & Reporting Answered
3.2. What methodology do you use to analyze water-related risk across your operations? Company knowledge
3.3. Do you require your key suppliers to report on their water use, risks and management? No
3.4. Is your supply chain exposed to water-related risks (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure? Don't know
3.4b. Please explain why you do not consider your supply chain to be exposed to any water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure. NA
3.4c. Please explain why you do not know if your supply chain is exposed to water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure, and your plans to assess this risk in the future. As Microsoft is only in the third year of collecting water data and evaluating our water-related risk at a corporate level, we are continuing to focus on our own operations over which we have operational control. We are engaged with select suppliers on th
4.1. Has your business experienced any detrimental impacts related to water in the past five years? No
4.1. Please describe any detrimental impacts to business related to water your company has faced in the past five years, their financial impacts and whether they have resulted in any changes to company practices- Transparency & Reporting Answered
5.1. Do water-related issues present opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure? No
5.1a. Please describe the current and/or future opportunities, the ways in which these opportunities affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for exploiting them-Environmental Policy & Reporting NA
5.1a. Please describe the current and/or future opportunities, the ways in which these opportunities affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for exploiting them-Environmental Policy & Reporting (value) NA
5.1b. Please explain why you do not consider water-related issues to present opportunities to your company that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure or supply chain. We do not consider ourselves a water-intensive business, and we are taking measures to reduce water consumption in our office buildings. However, we are aware of the water consumption issues associated with the operation of datacenters. Given the growth i
5.1c. Please explain why you do not know whether water-related issues present opportunities to your company that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure. NA
6.1. Has your company identified any linkages or trade-offs between water and carbon emissions in its operations or supply chain? No
6.1a. Please describe the linkages or trade-offs between water and carbon emissions in its operations or supply chain?--Transparency & Reporting NA
6.1a. Please describe the linkages or trade-offs and the related management policy or action between water and carbon emissions in its operations or supply chain?-Transparency & Reporting (value) NA
7.1. Are you able to provide data, whether measured or estimated, on water withdrawals within your operations? Yes
7.1a. Please report the water withdrawals within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting 0
7.1a. Please report the water withdrawals within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting (value) 0
7.1b. Please explain why you are not able to provide data for water withdrawals. NA
7.2. Are you able to provide data, whether measured or estimated, on water recycling/reuse within your operations? Yes
7.2a. Please report the water recycling/reuse within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting 3 answers
7.2a. Please report the water recycling/reuse within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
7.2b. Please explain why you are not able to provide data for water recycling/reuse within your operations. NA
7.2b. Please explain why you are not able to provide data for water recycling/reuse within your operations-Transparency & Reporting No Response
7.3. Please use this space to describe the methodologies used for questions 7.1 and 7.2 or to report withdrawals or recycling/reuse in a different format to that set out above. Water consumption and recycling/reuse quantities reported in questions 7.1 and 7.2 were submitted by local facility managers where data was available from water utility bills or landlords. Although a number of our sites recycle/reuse gray water from offic
7.3. Please use this space to describe the methodologies used for questions 7.1 and 7.2 or to report withdrawals or recycling/reuse in a different format to that set out above-Transparency & Reporting Answered
7.4. Are any water sources significantly affected by your company's withdrawal of water? No
7.4a. Please list any water sources significantly affected by your company's withdrawal of water. NA
7.4b. You may explain here why your company's withrawal of water does not significantly affect any water sources. As Microsoft’s business is not water-intensive, we are not likely to affect any water sources to any significant degree. However, as we continue to develop our water strategy, we will analyze the water sources affected by our largest withdrawals, as appro
7.4b. You may explain here why your company's withrawal of water does not significantly affect any water sources-Transparency & reporting Answered
7.4c. Please explain why you do not know if any water sources are significantly affected by your company's withdrawal of water. NA
8.1. Are you able to identify discharges of water from your operations by destination, by treatment method and by quantity and quality using standard effluent parameters? Yes
8.1a. Please explain why you are not able to identify discharges from your operations by destination, treatment method , quantity and quality, and whether you have any plans to put in place systems that would enable you to do so. NA NA
8.2. Did your company pay any penalties or fines for significant breaches of discharge agreements or regulations in the reporting period? No NA
8.2a. Please describe the quality, quantity and destination of the water that was the subject of the significant breach(es), the associated fines and any actions taken to minimise the risk of future non-compliance NA NA
8.3. Are any water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by discharges of water or runoff from your operations? No NA
8.3a. Please list any water bodies and related habitats which are significantly affected by discharge of water or runoff from your operations NA NA
8.3b. You may explain here why your company's discharge of water does not significantly affect any water bodies or associated habitats. Microsoft’s discharge of water does not significantly affect any water bodies or related habitats as most of Microsoft’s water use within its operations are domestic water usage (cafeterias, bathrooms, landscaping). Our Puget Sound, Washington campus (whe NA
8.3b. You may explain here why your company's discharge of water does not significantly affect any water bodies or related habitats-Tansparency & Reporting Answered NA
8.3c. Please explain why you do not know if any water bodies and associated habitats are significantly affected by discharge of water or runoff from your operations. NA NA
9.1. Please provide any available financial intensity values for your company's water use across its operations No response NA
9.1. Please provide any available financial intensity values for your company's water use across its operations (value) #NAME? NA
9.2. Please provide any available water intensity values for your company's products or services across its operations. #NAME? NA
Please enter the name of the individual that has signed off (approved) the response and their job title Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft Corporation NA
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2014 CEI Rating 100 NA
Firm-wide Organizational Competency Programs (10 points) Yes Yes NA
Fortune 1000 850 37 1 NA
Has Employer-Supported Employee Resource Group OR Firm-Wide Diversity Council (10 points) Yes Yes NA
Has Parity Across Other “Soft” Benefits for Partners (10 points) Yes Yes NA
Headquarters Location Redmond, WA NA
Offers Partner Health/Medical Insurance (15 points) Yes Yes NA
Offers Transgender-Inclusive Health Insurance Coverage (10 points) Yes Yes NA
Positively Engages the External LGBT Community (15 points) Yes Yes NA
Prohibits Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression (15 points) Yes Yes NA
Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation (15 points) Yes Yes NA
Responsible Citizenship Employers will have 25 points deducted from their score for a large-scale official or public anti-LGBT blemish on their recent records (-25 points) NA Yes NA
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Reduce 0 37 52 NA
Report 0 10 12 NA
Review 0 20 27 NA
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Rank by Context-Based Score (1 to 100) 100 30 1 Climate counts rank
Sustainable N Y Y If a company has a score of less than or equal to one (?1), it is considered “sustainable”, whereas a company with a score greater than one (>1) is considered “unsustainable”
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Disclosure (Percent of Max 23 points) 0 61 100 NA
Grand Total (Percent of Max 69 points) 0 57 100 NA
Policies (Percent of Max 18 points) 0 72 100 NA
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Rank 100 4 1 NA
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Rank 1 29 100 NA
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Rank 1 4 100 NA
Bloomberg New Energy Finance Index (CREX)
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2011 Electricity Usage /MWh 35 2427255 272242310 Annual electricity consumption resulting from all operations within the defined boundaries of a given organisation.
2011 Renewables Usage /MWh 5 1120000 20498400 Total number of MWh of electricity or proxy purchased globally from renewable energy power-generating projects directly or indirectly.
Biomass/Biofuel (%) 0 25 100 Biomass = woody waste; agricultural crops or waste; animal and other organic waste; energy crops; co-firing of biomass in fossil fuel generation plants. Biofuel = biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel.
Blend (%) 0 0 100 Blend = renewable electricity consisting of a mix of renewables as provided by for example third-party marketers.
Country USA NA
Geothermal (%) 0 0 79 Geothermal = all electricity from geothermal facilities.
Global CREX rank 1 86 280 The CREX participants are ranked based on the percentage of renewable electricity procured for their own use in 2011, calculated by dividing renewable electricity consumption by total electricity consumption for the period.
Hydro (%) 0 25 100 Hydro = hydro projects from new generation capacity.
Sector Technology NA ICB system top-level industry designation (via the Bloomberg Terminal).
Solar (%) 0 0 100 Solar = all electricity produced solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal facilities.
Unknown (%) 0 0 100
Waste to energy (%) 0 0 100 Waste-to-energy = electricity using landfill gas or waste from other facilities such as wastewater treatment stations.
Wind (%) 0 50 100 Wind = all electricity from wind turbines.
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Reported Scope 3 Total (tCO2e) 670000000 303012 0 Indicated the total reported Scope 3 (all other indirect emissions) of the company in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Where no Scope 3 emissions are reported, this is recorded as "No Data"
Scope 1+2 Intensity 11162.43 17.55 0.3 Intensity is calculated by adding together a company's Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and dividing by its turnover.
Global 800 Carbon Rank 800 181 1 Carbon Ranking of 800 international companies. Ranking is determined by EIO Methodology. See Source Info sheet for comments on it
No. of Scope 3 Categories Reported 1 1 15 This column indicates the number of Scope 3 Categories reported. Once placed into one of the four Disclosure Categories, companies are ranked by the number of Scope 3 categories disclosed.
Reported Scope 1+2 Total (tCO2e) 282000000 1227340 843 The total reported Scope 1 (all direct emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect electricity emissions) of the company in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Accepted or Inferred Scope 3 Intensity 8547.13 314.82 64.51 Unless the company reports all 15 Scope 3 categories as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, an inferred figure based on the highest reported intensity for that sector, across the Global ET Universe, is shown
Category No Public Data Yellow Public, Complete, and Verified data Companies are placed into one of four data or 'disclosure' categories: 1) Public, Complete, and Verified data; 2) Public, Complete, and Unverified data; 3) Public, Incomplete, Verified or Unverified data; 4) No Public Data
Combined Scope 1+2+3 Intensity 12161.68 174.96 34.24 Combined Scope 1+2_3 Intensity is calculated by adding together a company's Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions at 100% (disclosed or inferred) + 50% of Scope 3 emissions (disclosed or inferred).
Market Value ($Million) 1667.87 224801 358143.1 A company's market value, or market capitalism (number of shares times x share price). This value was taken on 23.08.2011
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% Women 0.21 0.24 0.95 NA
No. of Employees NA 55455 NA NA
Rank 100 75 1 NA
Turnover (%) 0 0.081 0.331 NA
Work/Life Balance Rank 0 0 10 NA
Job growth (1-yr %) -.573 0.02 0.509 NA
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% Women 0.01 0.2378 0.95
Job growth (1-yr %) -.07 0.037 0.462
No. of Employees 1052 57642 157592
Offers compressed work weeks No Yes Yes NA
Offers job sharing No Yes Yes
Rank 100 86 1
Turnover (%) 0.37 0.08 0
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 4026 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 46 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 6021 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 3.6 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Executive Diversity 0 0.19 0.41 Percentage of officers and directors that are female.
Percentage of Profit 0 0.013 1.086 Percentage of profit donated.
Rank 500 20 1 NA
Toxicity produced 773771631 213946169 0 In pounds.
Toxicity released 113515588 2685897 0 In pounds.
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Coal 0.201 0.393 0.551 A company’s coal intensity is a simple calculation of the approximate total percentage of coal generated electricity powering the company’s data centers.
Energy Efficiency & GHG Mitigation F C A Companies are evaluated on the strength of their strategies and measurable progress to mitigate the demand for dirty energy generated by their IT infrastructure.
Energy Transparency F C A Companies are evaluated on the scope and level of detail made publicly available on energy consumption of IT infrastructure that allow stakeholders and customers to evaluate the energy related environmental performance and their impact.
Infrastructure Siting F D B Companies are assessed on the strength of infrastructure siting criteria and investment decisions that enable the development of the company’s IT infrastructure to maximize the use of clean sources of energy.
Nuclear 0 0.26 0.31 A company’s nuclear intensity is similar: a simple calculation of the approximate total percentage of nuclear generated electricity powering the company’s data center.
Renewables Advocacy F C A Companies are evaluated on the strength of their measurable progress and commitment to renewable energy investments, and actions taken to advocate for ambitious policies at all levels of government that encourage wide-scale renewable energy generation.
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Report reference ISO Standards? NA NA NA NA
Sector NA Technology Hardware NA NA
Country (HQ) NA United States of America NA NA
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Guidelines NA GRI - G3.1 NA This field indicates which version of the GRI Guidelines is used for the reporting. As of publication year 2009, GRI only includes reporting that makes use of the G3 Guidelines, which were released in October 2006.
Integrated No No Yes GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Publication Year 2013 GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Region NA Northern America NA Region the organization operates in.
Report Html Address NA http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/reporting/ NA URL of the report location.
Report Pdf Address NA http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/5/9/2597728D-72EE-4FDC-BD93-814AD436ABDA/FY13%20Report%20FINAL%20Oct%2013.pdf NA Location of a PDF version of the report.
Report Title NA 2013 Citizenship report NA Title of the report.
Sector NA Computers NA Industry sector.
Sector Supplements (Final) NA Not Applicable NA This field indicates if the reporting organization has made use of one of the final Sector Supplements and which one. If ‘not used’ is indicated, it means that one of the final Sector Supplements is applicable, but has not been used. If ‘not applicable’ i
Size NA Large NA GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
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Industry Systems Software The company's industry sector
Public Note NA Comments on any public note about the statement
Sector Information Technology The company's industry sector
Statement http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/F/4/1F4C671F-246E-488C-8B92-52ACD0DF7301/Microsoft%20Addressing%20Human%20Trafficking%20September%202013.pdf.pdf The company's statement location
Statement--Trasparency No Yes Yes Companies with a posted statement addressing at least three of the five SB-657 requirements are awarded a check mark.
Website http://www.microsoft.com/ The company's web site
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Disclosure 0 27.6 100 Environmental disclosure was included as a stand-alone score to assess each company’s transparency with regard to its environmental performance. Specifically, this score evaluates the breadth and quality of company environmen
Green Score 21.4 73.5 82.9 NA
Envtl. Mgmt. 21.3 79.6 91.9 Based on an analysis of companies tracked in Sustainalytics’ Global Platform, the Environmental Management Score is an assessment of how a company manages its environmental performance through policies, programs, targets, certifications, and the like. To
Envtl. Impact 0 77.5 89 Based on data compiled by Trucost, this is a comprehensive, quantitative, and standardized measurement of the overall environmental impact of a company’s global operations. More than 700 metrics—including emissions of nine key greenhouse gases, water use,
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Carbon Productivity 0.003 0.421 0.97 GHG Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions (CO2e).
Energy Productivity 0.021 0.353 0.971 Energy Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Energy Consumption (GJ).
Newsweek Green Score 0.014 0.528 0.851 This score is derived from the following component scores: an Energy Productivity,Carbon Productivity, Water Productivity, Waste Productivity, Reputation, Pay Link, Sustainability Themed Committee, Audit ; weighted at 45 percent, 45 percent, and 10 percen
Pay Link No Yes Yes A mechanism to link the remuneration of any member of a company's senior executive team with the achievement of environmental performance targets.
Rank 500 64 1
Reputation 0.005 0.02 1.0 The Reputation score is made up of two components: (1) The RepRisk Index, which is a quantitative measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company exposure to ESG risks. (2) The second component is based on the number of environmental issues that
Sustainability Themed Committee No Yes Yes The existence of a committee at the Board of Directors level whose mandate is related to the sustainability of the company, including but not limited to environmental matters.
Waste Productivity 0.014 0.822 0.97 Waste Productivity is defined as Revenue ($US) / [Total waste generated (metric tonnes) – waste recycled/reused (metric tonnes)].
Water Productivity 0.028 0.567 0.992 Water Productivity is defined as Revenue ($US) / Total water use (m3).
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Envtl. Mgmt. 28.6 79.6 91.9 Based on an analysis of companies tracked in Sustainalytics’ Global Platform, the Environmental Management Score is an assessment of how a company manages its environmental performance through policies, programs, targets, certifications, and the like. To
Green Score 0 73.5 100 NA
Rank 500 47 1 NA
Disclosure 0 27.6 100 Environmental disclosure was included as a stand-alone score to assess each company’s transparency with regard to its environmental performance. Specifically, this score evaluates the breadth and quality of company environmen
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Carbon Productivity 0.015 0.421 0.963 GHG Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions (CO2e).
Energy Productivity 0.007 0.353 0.957 Energy Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Energy Consumption (GJ).
Newsweek Green Score 0.0 0.528 0.843 This score is derived from the following component scores: an Energy Productivity,Carbon Productivity, Water Productivity, Waste Productivity, Reputation, Pay Link, Sustainability Themed Committee, Audit ; weighted at 45 percent, 45 percent, and 10 percen
Pay Link No Yes Yes A mechanism to link the remuneration of any member of a company's senior executive team with the achievement of environmental performance targets.
Rank 500 119 1
Reputation 0.005 0.02 1 The Reputation score is made up of two components: (1) The RepRisk Index, which is a quantitative measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company exposure to ESG risks. (2) The second component is based on the number of environmental issues that
Sustainability Themed Committee No Yes Yes The existence of a committee at the Board of Directors level whose mandate is related to the sustainability of the company, including but not limited to environmental matters.
Waste Productivity 0.014 0.822 0.97 Waste Productivity is defined as Revenue ($US) / [Total waste generated (metric tonnes) – waste recycled/reused (metric tonnes)].
Water Productivity 0.012 0.567 0.992 Water Productivity is defined as Revenue ($US) / Total water use (m3).
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Corporate Governance 3 2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 36 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 3 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 2.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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Rank 400 N/R 1 REPORTWATCH RATING
Report Rating D C- A REPORTWATCH RATING
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RQ 76.46 The Annual RQ is an assessment tool that captures perceptions of corporate reputations across industries, among multiple audiences, and is adaptable to countries outside the United States, grouped into six dimensions of reputation: Products & Services, Fi
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cop_web_link NA http://www.unglobalcompact.org/COPs/detail/19333 NA NA
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differentiation NA active NA NA
ends_on NA 39599 NA NA
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references_anti_corruption 0 1 1 NA
references_environment 0 1 1 NA
references_human_rights 0 1 1 NA
references_labour 0 1 1 NA
starts_on NA 39263 NA NA
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include_measurement 0 0 1 Does your COP identify targets, define performance indicators and measure outcomes?
references_anti_corruption 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to anti-corruption?
references_environment 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to the environment?
references_human_rights 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to human rights?
references_labour 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to labour rights?
starts_on NA 07/01/2012 NA Start Date
differentiation NA advanced NA At what level is the declarer?
ends_on NA 06/01/2013 NA End Date
format NA sustainability_report NA How is your COP shared with stakeholders?
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IT Rank 30 2 1 The most attractive employers in the IT field.
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Industry Partners Yes Yes Industry Partners come from a broad range of business sectors, including construction, aviation, technology, tourism, food and beverage, energy, engineering and construction, and financial services. These companies are alert to the global issues that most affect their specific industry sector.
Strategic Partners Yes Yes Strategic Partners comprise some of the world’s leading corporate citizens and provide essential leadership in support of the Forum’s mission. Strategic Partners are a key force in our activities and communities at the global, regional and industry levels. They help shape our initiatives, projects and task forces and give intellectual guidance through the participation of their most senior executives on steering boards and in advisory groups. Their considerable financial support and in-kind services – including the provision of dedicated staff to assist with our operations – allow the Forum to deliver its programmes and advance worldwide economic and social progress.
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