SAP has been serious about climate change since the beginning of our sustainability journey 10 years ago. Our strategic objectives include:

Carbon Neutral by 2025: Achieve a net-zero carbon footprint of SAP’s operations by 2025.
Investment in Livelihoods Carbon Fund: funding large-scale ecosystem restoration, agroforestry, biodiversity preservation, and clean energy projects in developing countries to enable climate action and improve people’s lives.
Business Ambition for 1.5°C: Committed science-based target to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees
Zero Waste: Phase out single-use plastics by the end of 2020

SAP joined key initiatives:

  1. Global Plastic Action Partnership with a vision for a plastic-free ocean by 2030.
  2. Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s leading in transitioning to a circular economy.
  3. CEO Carbon Neutral Challenge to support business transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

Lighthouse initiative

The Climate 21 programme is a co-innovation initiative between SAP and our customers, in which technology is developed to track, analyse, and report the carbon footprint of customers’ products along the entire value chain.

The first product in this program, the SAP Product Carbon Footprint Analytics application supports enterprises trying to make their operations better prepared for the business reality where sustainability is a strategic and economic imperative. It allows for tracking of CO2 throughout supply chains, which is a very difficult data set to assemble, manage, and trend. The application delivers transparency by plant, profit or cost centre on the carbon emissions of a product across the entire value chain, including production, raw materials, energy use, and transport. Producers can integrate data from product databases and third-party solutions to understand the emissions breakdowns.