Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Microsoft and the 266 companies in the Software & Internet industry. Microsoft’s overall rating moved up to 65 from 64.
This change may have been driven by progress that Microsoft made in the past year, such as:
- Microsoft gave $900 million in cash and software donations to more than 62,200 nonprofits worldwide over the fiscal year 2011-2012. Nearly $100 million in cash was raised through the employee giving and company match program.
- Microsoft exceeded its goal and reduced carbon emissions by 30% per unit of revenue compared with 2007.
- Microsoft required 100% of suppliers to abide by its revised Vendor Code of Conduct, ensuring responsible practices across their operations.
- Microsoft is increasing its focus on helping close the opportunity divide for youth via YouthSpark, an initiative to create opportunities for 300 million young people over the coming three years.
See Microsoft’s Corporate Social Responsibility website here http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/reporting/.
The average rating for the other companies in Software & Internet industry maintained a score of50. Microsoft maintained a position of 5th place on the list, using the CSRHub average user profile.
Also see information about Microsoft at http://www.csrhub.com/CSR_and_sustainability_information/Microsoft-....
Microsoft has a particularly strong score in the Employees area of 64. This is due to a high score in Compensation & Benefits of 74—well above the average for this industry of 51. The area with the greatest opportunity for improvement for Microsoft is Transparency & Reporting of Governance. Here, Microsoft gets a 54—just above the average for its industry of 53.
CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 7,400 companies from 135 industries in 96 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 257 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.