As a shareholder in Microsoft, As You Sow uses his leverage to: make a resolution and push Which encouraged the corporation to take responsibility for some of its carbon footprint. This call to action was made with the intention of reducing technical waste and extending the lifespan of the equipment the company already has by allowing the right to repair.
Kelly McBee, Waste Program Coordinator at As You Sovehandjob It says, “Excitingly, this agreement will begin allowing consumers to repair their Microsoft devices outside of a limited network of authorized repair shops.”
Responding to the As You So resolution, Microsoft has announced that it will meet multiple criteria Regarding repairs by 2022. The company has promised to pursue research into the environmental impact that repair rights will have, offering a greater variety of parts and documents available for third party repair, and better ways to enable local repair options. will provide. Customer.
Beyond Microsoft, there is a growing desire for technology as well as legislation related to the right to repair. A historic milestone was also reached earlier this year The first Congress bill to address the subject.
Other organizations, such as the Green Century Fund, have been Pushing Apple to Take Similar Action on the right to repair. While Apple relied on some ability to repair devices in 2019 by allowing third-party technicians to certify for repair, current options are still extremely limited and continue to encourage additional waste pollution.
Microsoft’s new agreement, along with Google’s new focus on sustainability, could be a sign of a new trend in the industry.