SAP Announces Expanded Sustainable Business Practice Efforts

March 11, 2009
In addition to helping companies become sustainable it will lower its carbon footprint.

SAP AG is expanding its strategic focus on sustainability, covering both its own operations and customer solutions for more sustainable business practices.

The company committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions down to its year-2000 levels by the year 2020. This will mean a 51% reduction of its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its year-2007 published baseline levels of 513,000t CO2 by year 2020. It will return SAP to its approximate year-2000 emissions level of 250,000t CO2.

"SAP is in a unique, dual position when it comes to sustainability," said Leo Apotheker, co-CEO, SAP AG. "We have a moral obligation to start with ourselves and ensure that our business operates in a transparent and accountable manner, leaves a minimal environmental footprint and reaches out to improve the social situation of others. As the leader in business software, we also deliver solutions that help other businesses achieve clarity across their operations and better manage their sustainability performance. "

The company also announced that it will offer SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management (SAP EHS) which will help companies ensure that EHS requirements and corporate sustainability policies are met proactively and automatically across business operations. They to help manage landmark regulation laws, including European REACH regulations for chemical use, as well as health and safety mandates to ensure the well-being of workers.

"The SAP solutions we employ at Dow Corning allow us to provide our customers with clear, easy and rapid access to vitally important safety information about our products and how they should be handled," said Dr. Peter Cartwright, executive director of environment, health and safety, Dow Corning.

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