Microsoft To Make 825,000 Carbon Neutral Xbox Consoles

Posted: Sep 23 2019, 9:15pm CDT | by , in Technology News


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Microsoft to make 825,000 carbon neutral Xbox consoles

The tech giant is jumping on board the UN's new climate advocacy.

Microsoft is also joining the fight against climate change, pledging to make 825,000 Xbox consoles carbon neutral.

Earlier, Sony committed to making the next generation PlayStation more energy efficient than its predecessor.

Both Microsoft and Sony are joining the United Nations' new campaign, called the "Playing for the Planet" alliance. Under the alliance, CEOs from 14 gaming platforms and game makers all committed to play a part in reducing harmful effects of their products to the environment.

Apart from Sony and Microsoft, the alliance also counts Google Stadia, Rovio, Supercell, Sybo, Ubisoft and WildWorks as signatories.

For Microsoft's part, the tech giant said it will expand its carbon reduction efforts from its operations to its devices and gaming work.

The company said it will make the industry's first gaming consoles that are carbon neutral.

Microsoft is aiming to cut emissions from its supply chain by 30% by 2030. The company added that it will engage gamers in sustainability efforts in real life through Minecraft's ‘Build a Better World’ initiative.

In a blog post, Microsoft's Chief Environmental Officer Lucas Joppa said "there is still much work to do within Microsoft to embed sustainability more deeply across the company and into all that we do."

"We are committed to doing this work and being transparent about our journey. And we’ll continue to work with external organizations like the Science Based Target Initiative and CDP, which have done so much to drive concrete, measurable change to hold us accountable and aligned to the best science," Joppa added.

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