Microsoft has today joined the 1.5C Supply Chain Leaders Group as its latest member alongside other major corporates such as Unilever, BT Group, IKEA, and Ericsson. The purpose of the alliance, launched in 2020, is to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to reduce their emissions and decarbonise their supply chains.
The addition of Microsoft to the 1.5C Supply Chain Leaders Group now results in its members bringing in a combined turnover of USD$490bn. The group also encourages businesses to consider more sustainable, greener practices.
Members of the 1.5C Supply Chain Leaders Group have said they are committed to encouraging their small and medium-sized suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as half before 2030. They also aim to achieve net-zero by 2050, recording their progress along the way.