At the Summit of Americas, Microsoft will perform live demos to show how companies can record, report, and reduce their carbon emission using the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability.
New capabilities of the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability will enable faster, broader transformation for organizations at varying stages of their sustainability journey.
The Microsoft sustainability manager application has the flexibility to report the data by location, country, product, unit, or divisions, so companies that have more than one branch can compare between locations.
From June 7 to 9, Microsoft will be participating at the Summit of the Americas, with a booth specially built for the event where the company will present the previously announced upgrades of the Cloud for Sustainability and its Sustainability Manager feature, a tool aimed to help building a more sustainable planet and economy, and to help accelerate the sustainability of companies and their suppliers.
The Microsoft Sustainability manager that runs on Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability is a software as a service solution based on a common data model and with a pre-calculated carbon emission model . The solution would help to accelerate the journey of companies to a Net Zero emissions economy. The solution —now publicly available—, would allow companies of different sizes to work on more sustainable practices by having real time data on their carbon emissions, making it easier to report to their stakeholders, shareholders and regulators, and take management decisions more rapidly.
After a journey of more than 12 years building its own sustainability path, Microsoft was the customer number one of the clouds for sustainability now available. One of its most important solution is the Microsoft Sustainability Manager, which allows organizations to gain continuous visibility into their emissions activities, reliably report their impact and progress in near real time, and access the intelligence required to collaborate with others to refine and scale sustainability initiatives and transform their business, end to end.
The Microsoft Sustainability Manager can connect all internal data with a comprehensive catalog of more than 370 sources and systems of a company —despite the technology, the format, or the complexity—, so the carbon calculation can include all enterprise data available, whether based or not on Microsoft technology. It also has the flexibility to report the data by location, country, product, unit, or divisions, so companies that have more than one branch can compare between locations. As measurement becomes more sophisticated, new layers of information will appear, allowing companies to reduce the time they spent searching for information and use that time to think about what to do differently to reduce their CO2 emissions.
The Microsoft sustainability manager is designed to measure internal consumption, known as level 1 emissions or scope 1, the level 2 of energy consumption, and level 3, which are the consumptions of company’s providers or value chain. With Microsoft Sustainability Manager, Microsoft is allowing organizations to gain continuous visibility into their emissions activities, reliably report their impact and progress in near real time, and access the intelligence required to collaborate with others to refine and scale sustainability initiatives and transform their business, end to end.
The Emissions Impact Dashboard for Azure and Microsoft 365 available to Microsoft customers to track direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions related to their cloud usage will be integrated at the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability. The dashboards allow customers to understand their own emissions using cloud computing and how the Co2 emissions reduces over time through the datacenter efficiency, and easily share findings, shown in CO2-equivalent metric tons, through cloud data export.
“At Microsoft, we are energized about helping our customers and accelerating their progress. The Microsoft Sustainability Manager and the Emissions Impact Dashboard solutions will provide the intelligence and data management capabilities organizations need to respond to changes with agility and confidence. We aim to help organizations to unify data intelligence, build more enduring IT infrastructures, reduce the environmental impact of operations, and create more sustainable chains,” said María Paula Duque, Sustainability Lead at Microsoft Latin America.
Microsoft recognizes that it is important to have a common standard for measuring CO2, thus the Microsoft Sustainability Manager includes the greenhouse emission protocol and the EPA calculations model for energy by default. Nevertheless, it is a flexible solution that would allow companies to include new calculations according to their industry standards and other ESG objectives out of carbon. During the first year the solution will add capabilities for water and waste, critical in business operations.
As sustainability becomes a matter of strategic importance for CEOS and Boards, every executive of a company will be responsible and accountable for sustainability within their areas of responsibility and it will no longer be a unique responsibility of the area of sustainability, the need of clear and real time data increases. Also, every part of the production chain is going to have an obligation with respect to building a more sustainable company.
Learn more about how we’re helping organizations achieve positive impact on Microsoft.com/sustainability.
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