From Steve Ballmer`s MS internal intro letter:
Did you know, for example, that we recycle 141 tons of material every month? That employees volunteered more than 76,000 hours last year? That we donated more than $2.5 billion to communities in the past 20 years?
The data and the human stories in the Citizenship Report show how our creativity and our spirit of innovation are making a difference – through our contributions to communities, our responsible business practices and our product innovations. For instance, Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 System include many enhancements that will make positive impacts economically and socially – on children’s online safety, data protection and privacy, accessibility for people with disabilities, energy conservation, interoperability and consumer choice. Our products also build on a strong platform that creates opportunities for innovation around the world, creating new jobs and driving local economic growth.
Last week, we took our citizenship commitment one step further through our endorsement of the United Nations Global Compact, an international public-private initiative to promote responsible corporate citizenship and help realize a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. We’re proud to stand behind the ten principles of this compact, which support universal social issues ranging from human rights to protection of the environment.
Amazing, isn`t it?
Yeah, I know – MS could and should do more… And I agree with that… But let`s forget about that for a moment and just think about how this world would be a much better place if all companies were thinking like this…
Click on a link below and find me on the picture on 5th page (that`s from MS Global CSR Summit 2006) 🙂
Will write more these days about my job in Microsoft and projects that we do in Middle East and Africa…