SAP Sustainability


What Is Sustainability?

Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the future of generations to meet their own needs.

It is inclusive of not only natural resources but also social and economic resources. Sustainability is all about the slight changes we can each make to look after our planet, like working toward zero emissions, zero waste, and zero inequality.

What Is Sustainability?

Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the future of generations to meet their own needs.

It is inclusive of not only natural resources but also social and economic resources. Sustainability is all about the slight changes we can each make to look after our planet, like working toward zero emissions, zero waste, and zero inequality.

What Is SAP Sustainability?

Four areas of SAP solutions for sustainability are:

  1. Sustainability and ESG Reporting: Add environmental, social, and governance (ESG) to finance real-time data reporting.
  2. Climate Change: Reduce carbon footprint and minimize greenhouse gas emissions with embedded analytics.
  3. Circular Economy: Design products with sustainability, eliminate waste, and build a sustainable supply chain.
  4. Social Responsibility: Integrate ethical and social responsibility into sustainable business practices.

The importance of sustainability is to improve environmental quality. The goal is to improve our existence without depleting natural resources for the future and improve the quality of our lives. But from a business perspective it adds brand value, meets consumer demands, increases efficiency, and creates new opportunities.

A comprehensive cloud solution can help to integrate real-time data and processes to manage your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and achieve social sustainability.

Enterprise solutions from SAP to provide specific sustainability features include:

  • ERP Cloud: SAP S/4HANA embeds sustainability into core processes to improve data, insights, and visibility.
  • Business Technology Platform: A foundation for a sustainable enterprise by integrating applications into business networks.
  • Supply Chain Management: Supports sustainability and governance in the product lifecycle.
  • Business Network: Increases transparency, reach, and effectiveness into sustainability initiatives.
  • Cloud Analytics: Unifies BI, analytics, and planning to provide insights from sustainability-related data.
  • Implementation Services: Bridges the gap between business strategy and execution.

Vendor partners to support your sustainability intelligence efforts are:  SAP, FORCAM, and Baton Simulations.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • SAP Customers Expand Global Footprints. Review this article to learn about SAP’s vision to help the world run as an intelligent, sustainable enterprise. Intelligent enterprises today are doing more than just spanning companies processes and technologies; they span global and local footprints and entire workforces.
  • Don’t Let Your Sustainability Footprint Leave You Behind. Read the Q&A with FORCAM and learn how global sustainability and SAP customers can make an impact.

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    Don’t Let Your Sustainability Footprint Leave You Behind

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    Sustainability was once primarily associated with green initiatives. Today, the term “sustainability” encompasses several environmental, economic, and societal issues, such as affordable and clean energy, reduced inequality, and zero hunger, that require the world’s immediate attention. As one critical group of actors among many, corporations are on the front lines driving sustainable development across the…
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    SAP Enterprise Adoption Is Growing

    With the advent of SAP S/4HANA and the cloud, enterprise adoption has changed and accelerated. SAP customers need more from their software strategies and investments in order to digitally transform, but they are faced with multiple challenges, including a need to balance business needs, remain compliant with global and local regulations, and enable and empower their workforce in an ever-changing environment continually subject to disruption.  SAPinsider’s Chief Research…
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    SAP Customers Expand Global Footprints

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    A popular approach for enterprises that want to transform – developing a global presence – is driving technology adoption. SAPinsider’s Chief Research Officer, Riz Ahmed, sat down with SAP’s Global Head of SAP Enterprise Adoption, Eva Zauke, to better understand this trend. According to Zauke, “the intelligent enterprise needs to do more than just span processes and…
  4. SAPPHIRE NOW 2018, Day 3: How SAP Technologies Are Improving People’s Lives

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    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
  5. Empathy Leading SAP’s Effort to Help Companies Run Live

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    ORLANDO, Florida — Empathy was the main theme emanating from SAP CEO Bill McDermott’s keynote presentation before an announced record-setting crowd of 30,000 attendees at Tuesday’s opening day of SAPPHIRE NOW 2016. The overriding goal for SAP, McDermott said, is to demonstrate an unmatched level of passion, energy, and empathy for the customer. That alone,…