Digital transformation is fast becoming the lifeblood of every business, every industry.

Businesses today must innovate around how work gets done, where it gets done, and the devices and solutions needed to enable it all. Simply put, the way we work is changing—remote and hybrid work are becoming the new norm and they can bring many benefits, its not without its challenges:

  • Increasingly complex IT environments due to number of new devices connecting to the corporate network
  • Need to provision and deploy devices remotely without sacrificing security
  • Pressure to scale, bring services to market faster, and reduce costs
  • Teams need flexible, productive, and secure work from home options.
  • Growing cyberthreats require more advanced security across devices, users, apps and their data.

Microsoft Surface Sustainability

A product lifecycle approach to sustainability

From design to manufacturing to recovery

Sustainability and circularity are embedded in Surface devices. They are ENERGY STAR certified, increasingly repairable, easy to update, multifunctional (reducing the need for multiple devices), and can be recycled at the end of their life.

More sustainable user experiences

A technology strategy built around Surface can be a net positive for carbon reduction. Better digital experiences reduce commuting and the need to fly to meetings.

Packaging innovation

The newest generation of Surface product packaging uses FSC-certified paper and fiber and contains less than 1% of plastic by weight. And our new packaging is ~99% recyclable on average.

Helping customers meet their goals

Our goal is for Microsoft to be carbon negative and achieve 100% recyclable devices and packaging by 2030. Our commitment empowers customers to reduce their tech waste and carbon footprint.

Designed to reduce environmental impact

Microsoft’s Surface devices are integral to achieving the company's sustainability commitments by reducing carbon emissions and waste in our products and packaging designs.

Responsible materials

Our premium keyboards are wrapped in Alcantara® material, which is certified CarbonNeutral ® and gives Surface Signature Type Covers and Keyboards texture and a durable finish.

Refurbishment and recycling

Microsoft supports multiple reuse, refurbishment, and recycling programs around the world that cover our consumer devices, batteries, and packaging.

Durability and repairability

Surface Pro 8 is designed to last with more replaceable components and service options. Replaceable components include removable SSD, SSD door, display, charge port, thermal, and kickstand. 3 Customers can choose from our growing network of trusted Authorized Service Providers (ASPs) in select markets who may service your device.

ENERGY STAR certified

Surface Pro 8 is the most energy efficient Pro yet. Surface Pro 8 energy consumption is 62.5% less than US EPA ENERGYSTAR limits reflecting energy savings without sacrificing features or functionality.

View the latest Sustainability Report here for an overview of our strategy approach, and performance for the period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020 (FY20).

Our commitment to build a more sustainable future

Learn more about the steps we are taking to reimagine the product lifecycle, so that our packaging and devices will be more sustainable.
Lessening our environmental impact

Launched in 2020, Healthy Design, Healthy Planet is how Surface devices will deliver on Microsoft’s sustainability commitments: integrating Healthy Design into our products and packaging and reducing end-to-end carbon emissions and waste for a Healthy Planet.

Products made to last

Surface products are designed for recyclability and circularity. We apply circular principles to increase the potential to repair, refurbish, reuse, and recycle elements of our devices.

Recyclable packaging

Microsoft Surface Go 3 packaging is 98.8% recycle. By 2030, Microsoft is committed to delivering 100% recyclable packaging and devices.

Carbon neutral material

Our premium type cover is wrapped in Alcantara® material. Certified Carbon Neutral since 2009. It gives Surface Type Covers texture and durable finish for easy cleaning and care.

View the latest Sustainability Report here for an overview of our strategy, approach, and performance for the period July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 (FY20).

A product lifecycle approach to sustainability

More sustainable user experiences
  • Surface Laptop Studio’s power and form flexibility can help reduce the need to commute or fly to in person meetings or client sites, thereby reducing carbon emissions
  • Surface Laptop Studio is designed to last longer with more replaceable parts and service options through our growing Authorized Service Provider (ASP) network
  • Surface Laptop Studio’s flexibility can help reduce the need for multiple devices, reducing tech waste.
Helping customers meet their sustainability goals
  • Microsoft is committed to becoming carbon negative and achieving 100% recyclable devices and packaging by 2030
  • Our commitment to sustainability, as embodied in Surface devices, empowers customers to reduce carbon footprint

Surface Laptop Studio is part of Microsoft’s effort to design for a lower environmental impact

From design to manufacturing, increasing device sustainability
  • Surface devices are part of Microsoft’s commitment to promote sustainable designs by reducing carbon emissions and waste associated with our products and packaging designs
  • Surface Laptop Studio has a compact form factor that maximizes power to thermal capabilities, helping extend both energy efficiency and battery life.
  • Surface Laptop Studio’s base is manufactured using a “Stamping” technique** which produces less waste and emissions.
  • Surface Laptop Studio’s thermal module contains 25% post consumer recycled plastic.

Find out more

For more information on any of these products, speak to a product specialist on 0800 001 4133.