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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  1. A Fresh Look at Ongoing ESG and Carbon Accounting Developments

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    Previous posts in this blog series on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and carbon accounting have spotlighted carbon accounting as a trend to watch, looked at ESG impacts on M&A, and tracked the emergence of new ESG standards.

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    Giangaddo Prati, CFO and CIO of Barilla, discuses the evolving role of the CFO and treasury. Prati shares his views on the unique challenges of the food industry during supply chain disruptions, how Barilla

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    Inside the SAP and EY Sustainability Alliance

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    Last October saw SAP and EY expand their alliance to help organizations accelerate value-led sustainability action.

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    EcoVadis Launches Product Carbon Footprint Data Exchange to Transform Collaborative Decarbonization Initiatives

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    EcoVadis, the leading provider of business sustainability ratings, has introduced the EcoVadis Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) Data Exchange, into its Carbon Action Module (CAM) to enhance the traceability of Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) throughout its extensive supply chain network, out of which, 40,000 suppliers are actively participating in carbon reduction initiatives. The PCF Data Exchange…

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    EcoVadis’s Carbon Action Module Declared Top Product of the Year by Environment + Energy Leader

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    EcoVadis’s Carbon Action Module (CAM) has won the Top Product of the Year Award from Environment + Energy Leader. The 2023 E+E Leader Awards initiative celebrates outstanding achievements in products and projects that bring about substantial benefits in terms of energy and environmental impact. The Carbon Action Module offers businesses a comprehensive perspective on each…

  6. Delphix Drives Environmental Standards for IT

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    Delphix, a leader in DevOps test data management, partnered with SustainableIT.org to bring about SustainableIT Environmental Standards 1.0, a set of metrics that enable organizations to measure and mitigate the environmental impact of their IT operations. These standards address energy consumption, emissions, waste management, and responsible sourcing. The result is a consistent framework to set…

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    EcoVadis Awards KBR Gold Rating for Its Commitment to Sustainability

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    EcoVadis, a globally recognized firm offering business sustainability ratings for international supply chains, has awarded KBR a gold rating for its commitment to sustainability. KBR is a science, technology, and reengineering solutions provider to businesses worldwide. With sustainability becoming a crucial and non-negotiable business practice, an increasing number of companies are experiencing intense pressure to…

  8. Sustainable CTOs Balance Sustainability and Digitalization

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    Intel takes a central role in the challenge to balance sustainability and digitalization. AS the 2030 deadline to reduce CO2 emissions gets closer, pressure is intensifying on organizations to make meaningful contributions to climate action. At the same time, they must manage the increasing demand for computing power to accommodate new technology like AI, automation,…

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    Data-Driven ESG Product Carbon Footprint Changes Value Chains, People & Vision

    What role can data and technology, the corner stone for customer centric enterprises, play as they navigate the required level of transparency across their company’s value chain – from cradle to gate – in order to collaboratively minimise emissions of entire supply chains. This content is for SAPinsider Monthly Subscription, SAPinsider Annual Subscription, and SAPinsider…

  10. Why Successful ESG and Sustainability Reporting Relies on Data Transparency

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    The adoption of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) management and sustainability reporting has become commonplace for modern companies. The pressure is increasing for businesses to prioritize sustainability by reducing their carbon footprint, improving waste management, upholding human rights, and ensuring governance activities. However, many companies are forced to rely on data estimates in their decision-making,…