Microsoft Releases 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

By Susan Hauser as written on
At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
We care deeply about how we achieve that mission and our lasting impact on the world. Across the company, we are working to apply the power of technology to ensure corporate responsibility, safeguard human rights and protect our planet. This commitment is central to why many of our employees come to work every day, and it impacts the type of products and services we develop.
In our 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which we published today, you will find information about our policies and business practices which reflect our commitment to making the planet a better place.
During fiscal year 2016, Microsoft made progress on a number of fronts:
·       Expanding our commitment to sustainability by establishing new energy goals, including having our data centers rely on a larger percentage of wind, solar and hydro power electricity over time.
·       Prioritizing inclusive design and accessibility in the development of our products and services to empower everyone, while deepening our inclusive culture at Microsoft.
·       Enhancing our companywide privacy principles and the Microsoft Privacy Statement to protect our customers’ personal data and their right to privacy.
·       Holding our suppliers accountable to human rights, labor, health and safety, environmental, and business ethics practices prescribed in our Supplier Code of Conduct.
·       Expanding economic opportunity to every corner of the planet through Microsoft Philanthropies’ three-year commitment to donate $1 billion in public cloud computing for nonprofits around the world.
·       Contributing to public policy discussions with a new book, “A Cloud for Global Good,” which lays out a roadmap of 78 specific policy recommendations to help ensure cloud computing is trusted, responsible and inclusive.
 As part of our commitment to transparency, this report builds on Microsoft’s prior annual citizenship reporting, but is now designed to be a living reporting website where we can offer both the year-over-year data we traditionally provide as well as ongoing updates throughout the year on important developments on our efforts.
We take seriously our responsibilities to help the world achieve more and are committed to meeting our responsibility to address economic, social and environmental issues. We also recognize the importance of partnerships and value the opportunity to work with nonprofits, advocates, governments, academics, customers and employees to advance progress. Together, we can strengthen communities and ensure greater outcomes for all.
We will continue to dedicate ourselves to the challenges humankind faces, the role technology can play and the unique contributions Microsoft can make in cooperation with others around the world.
Managed Solution, a highly honored and tenured managed services company and pioneer in managed, utility-based cloud computing, is a gold level sponsor for Canstruction 2015, an annual fundraising event where teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students compete in a competition to design and build structures made entirely from canned foods. Canstruction Orange County combines the fun of a design/build competition with an ingenious way to help end hunger with the Orange County Food Bank. Managed Solution is supporting their customer R.D. Olson Construction Group, a nationwide general contracting and construction management firm, in their pledge to raise over 9,000 cans to “Fight Hunger Today for Generations of Tomorrow.”
R.D. Olson teamed up with WATG to design a structure that will be made entirely out of canned foods, with more than 8000 cans to be exact. The structure is estimated to weigh more than 2500lbs and is a vast 10ft in height, depth and width. You can view a photo of their design below.
The sculptures will be on display through the month of September at South Coast Plaza in Orange County. At the conclusion of CANstruction OC on September 27th, all canned food items will be given to the Orange County Food Bank. The OC Food Bank services over 400 local charities, soup kitchens, low-income families & individuals, Food Stamp Outreach & Farm 2 Kids and is able to distribute nearly 20 million pounds of food annually.
“We are happy to support our clients charitable causes and provide resources for engagement and creativity to put an end to hunger,” says Ryan Ferrel, vice president of sales at Managed Solution. “We can do so much more for our community when we partner together and spread awareness for important causes like this.” Managed Solution believes in building meaningful partnerships that spark a positive impact to support local communities.

Help us spread awareness for a chance to win a $50 gift card to South Coast Plaza

  1. During the month of September, stop by South Coast Plaza and take a photo with the R.D. Olson structure (make sure you find the correct structure. Hint: Managed Solution will also be listed as a sponsor on the plaque).
  2. Post the photo to our Facebook page.
  3. Like our Facebook page.
You will then be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the South Coast Plaza. Winners will be announced on October 1, 2015.
When you become a Canstruction sponsor you have the unique opportunity to invest in your community and reach an engaged demographic. The OC Food Bank works closely with corporate partners to build philanthropic initiatives that deliver clear outcomes to serve Orange County’s low-income children, families, seniors, and veterans. Learn more and support.

CANstruction managed solution

Managed Solution demonstrates its commitment to people through contributions, charitable sponsorships and employee volunteer programs in the communities where we work and live. “Committed Redefined” is integral to every company initiative. Managed Solution Cares! Managed Solution supports two charitable causes per quarter. Employees, customers and partners are encouraged to submit sponsorship requests to Jennell Mott, Community Relations at

To learn more about Managed Solution’s charitable sponsorships, visit our community page.
About R.D. Olson Construction
R.D. Olson Construction is a nationwide general contracting and construction management firm recognized for reliability and customer loyalty. The firm is known for its hospitality construction expertise and a growing presence in healthcare properties, restaurants and multi-unit projects.
About Managed Solution
Managed Solution is the premier provider of outsourced IT support and managed services for small to large size businesses. Founded in 2002, the company quickly grew into a market leader and is recognized as one of the fastest growing IT Companies in Southern California. Managed Solution continues to deliver award-winning services paired with leading business technologies to assist clients in running their business efficiently.

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