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Microsoft First Technology Company Awarded Zero Waste Facility Certification

Microsoft diverts 90 percent waste from its global headquarters, home to more than 44,000 employees Washington, D.C.—(Nov. 28, 2016)—GBCI announced today that Microsoft has achieved Zero Waste Facility Certification at the Gold level at its global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, where more than 44,000 employees work in 125 buildings. Through the certification, Microsoft is helping to protect the environment by diverting 90 percent of its waste from its headquarters from landfills and incineration. GBCI audited the zero waste diversion processes at Microsoft and found the facility is successfully reducing, reusing, recycling and composting at an unprecedented rate. “Companies pursuing Zero Waste Facility Certification must meet very stringent standards in order to achieve Gold certification,” said Stephanie Barger, director of market development at GBCI. “Microsoft has...

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