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Transcript of Microsoft
Takes action to fire execs who do not exhibit ethical conduct (Bing)
Have recently won "Most Ethical" award and have made the world's most ethical companies list (2011)
Microsoft has been sued numerous times in the US, Europe, and Korea for monopolistic type behaviors.
Microsoft has been sued many times for patent infringement, copyrights, and trademarks.
Lawsuits expected or callous/unusual?
In the past year, Microsoft has cut the jobs of over 12,000 employees to reduce cost
Rated 4.2/5 for employee happiness according to Forbes
respecting fundamental rights in order to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential
making sure suppliers uphold similarly high standards of Citizenship.
Supplier Code of Conduct
reducing the environmental impact of operations, products, and services while helping others utilize the power of technology in order to address sustainability challenges
carbon fees, strict policy adherence
"Integrity & Governance"
promoting business growth in an ethical and responsible manner in compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements
annual employee training, anti-corruption policies, "newspapers of record", Microsoft Integrity Hotline
ensuring that political participation takes place for reasons that are clear and justifiable to shareholders and the public
The Regulatory and
Public Policy Committee
Would you invest or work in Microsoft? Why or Why not?
Why We Would!
A Socially Responsible Company.
Why we would not
However, CSR does not protect companies from negative service quality or concern for customers
65% of Fortune 500 companies offer donation programs (matching gifts etc.)
and increases loyalty
(lower costs and more efficiency)
BUSINESS SUCCESS and INCREASED PROFITS
Does CSR lead to business success?
By: Sianta Anderson, Julie Farmer, Karen Luckie, Daniel O’Connell, Nicholas Shade, Candice Urffer
-Currently 128,000 employees
-They employ more than just computer
-Anywhere from programmers to janitors
to video game testers
-They sell computer software
-And all the services to fix and maintain
-Bill Gates, Co-founder
-Paul Allen, Co-founder
-John W. Thompson, Chairman
-Satya Nadella, CEO
-41 Billion in assets
-8.5 Billion in unsecured debt
-2011 14.5 Billion in revenues
-2011 Profit was 5.2 billion
-.8 Billion less than Apple
-14.5 Billion in revenue
-Apple had 24.7 Billion
-Market Cap of 343.82 Billion as
-#2 most valuable brands (forbes)
-#4 in market value (forbes)
-#13 in profit (forbes)
Citizenship at Microsoft is about serving the needs of communities and fulfilling our responsibilities to the public. Our mission is to help people and businesses around the world realize their full potential.
promoting a positive work
environment and employee commitment
employee training, career development, work-life balance
(out of 5 where a
score of 5 is the most
New Microsoft employees are eligible for a $50 charitable donation to a nonprofit organization of their choice.
Since 1983, Microsoft has donated more than $1 Billion to nonprofits via its corporate giving programs, including matching gifts and volunteer grants.
Employee participation rates across companies, Microsoft is highest at 65% participating in at least one of the company’s corporate giving programs.
Smart Phone Potential
Dividends & Buyback
Corporate Social Performance leads to greater Corporate Financial Performance!
Does this mean that donating leads to the success or that the successful donate?