According to Grist, Microsoft plans to study how increasing access to information and components to repair its devices can reduce carbon emissions. The company intends to implement its findings before the end of 2022. This means providing repair manuals and parts outside of the Microsoft authorized repair network. Microsoft has reached an agreement with the nonprofit shareholder support group As You Sow, which focuses on corporate environmental and social responsibilities.
In June, as Planted, a shareholder decision criticized Microsoft's device repairability limitations, while Microsoft pledged to reduce its carbon footprint. The argument behind the decision is that e-waste is a vital environmental issue, and if consumers can more easily repair their devices, their disposal will decrease.
Microsoft announced this week that it will increase its hardware support capabilities to support the Fix it Right movement. Microsoft agreed with the shareholder support group, apparently for environmental reasons.
Several companies have been criticized in recent years for allowing only certain vendors to repair the devices they sell, of which Apple is a prime example. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently defended the right to repair — a move he believes makes it easier for manufacturers to repair their own products for buyers or purchase repair materials for third-party sellers. The As You Sow case is a critique of Microsoft's lobbying of past federal repair bills in the United States. a job. "We've seen shareholder decisions become an important tool for climate activists," said Keri Sheehan, director of US policy at iFixit. "We see that in the area of reform is also acceptable to some extent because they are very interconnected."
Microsoft is committed to supporting the "correct fix"