SAP: The power and scale of a global sustainability ecosystem


According to a recent SAP and Alpha Sense survey, most companies have not integrated sustainability into their core strategies. In some cases, companies view sustainability management as a regulatory and compliance challenge rather than a strategic opportunity for economic and social growth.

As a result, companies use different technologies and end up operating in silos, preventing them from linking financial results to non-financial measures. Additionally, companies can view sustainability as an afterthought reporting activity with no influence on their executive decisions.

Today, more than ever, companies need to holistically manage their business models across their supply chains, operations and personal agendas.

At the recent COP26 climate conference, business and government leaders agreed on the urgent need to reinvent their business models to accelerate sustainable business performance. Business leaders want to meet regulatory requirements, improve the efficiency of their processes and create responsible products and services.

As a leader in enterprise resource management, SAP is committed to supporting customers in their digital transformation to make sustainability profitable and profitability sustainable.

In this digital transformation, SAP’s approach is based on providing visibility and transparency to make sustainable decisions from the CEO’s office to the end user, connecting business processes to embed sustainability across all business functions – from carbon accounting to gender equality – and providing a global ecosystem of partners who can help SAP scale impact across companies of all sizes and in all industries around the world.

Providing a global ecosystem to support businesses is at the heart of SAP’s DNA.

Julia White, Director of Marketing and Solutions and Member of the Board of Directors of SAP SE, emphasizes: “Sustainability is a team sport. No business or organization can do it alone. We work with many of the best companies in the world who support our vision. and work with us every day to deliver lasting results to our clients. ”

By working with SAP, partners advance market development for sustainable solutions. They turn ideas and imperatives into compelling courses of action that leverage SAP solutions. Together, we advocate with thought leadership and galvanize collective efforts and methodologies in industry forums such as the World Economic Forum, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and United Nations organizations.

SAP and its ecosystem accelerate sustainable innovation as a central part of the intelligent enterprise. Through co-innovation, solutions and content partnerships, SAP brings more complete solutions to market faster, to the benefit of our customers and the planet. More generally, SAP is a key player in a thriving ecosystem of sustainability innovation, helping customers to more easily capitalize on emerging solutions closely linked to their digital core. With its robust network, SAP can pave the way for sustainability innovation that no other competitor can match.


“With less than 2,000 working days to 2030, the time has come to reconnect top-down activities to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We are proud to expand our work with SAP which includes the launch of SDG Ambition with UN Global Compact which 700 companies have signed up to.We are committed to putting sustainability at the center of everything we do and everyone with whom we work, together, we can show businesses how to tackle climate change, develop circular economy practices, business, human rights and supply chains, and focus on data-driven measurement and accurately reports ESG performance when meeting their commitments. ”

– Peter Lacy, Global Sustainability Services Lead, Chief Responsibility Officer and
Member of the Global Management Committee, Accenture


“Helping our customers achieve their decarbonization goals has been one of our proven market offerings for over 10 years. At BearingPoint, we don’t just calculate the product and business footprint of our customers, we also enable them to optimize the climate impact of each product throughout the lifecycle. Providing end-to-end CO2 as a service is our main enabler for our customers. At BearingPoint, as a co-development partner for SAP Product Footprint Management, we believe that with SAP we can bring our vision to life: manage the “green line” as well as the bottom line. As partners, we go beyond business, having a positive impact on the bottom line. weather. ”

– Donald Wachs, Head of IP-Assets and
Member of the management of BearingPoint, BearingPoint


“Our ambitions are to act on climate change by being carbon neutral in our own operations by 2025 and in our entire supply chain by 2030, becoming a net zero company well before 2050, and to lead to an economic transition with low carbon emissions by helping our customers meet their environmental commitments and save 10 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in the world by 2030. We cannot do this without our ecosystem of partners. We are a strategic partner of SAP; By combining our deep industry knowledge, human energy, and SAP’s world-class portfolio of enterprise and sustainability solutions, we are committed to delivering on our promise to co-create a greener future with our customers. ”

– Aiman ​​Ezzat, CEO of Capgemini


“The climate change emergency is unfolding before our eyes, affecting all corners of the globe. The future of our people, our planet and our profession depends on business taking measurable and decisive action in the face of the climate crisis. Through our WorldClimate strategy, Deloitte will integrate climate smart considerations into our own operations, empower our professionals to take action on climate change at work and home, and engage our wider ecosystem – including SAP – to create solutions that facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy. ”

– Punit Renjen, Global CEO, Deloitte


“Sustainable development is one of the defining issues of our time, and today there is an unprecedented opportunity to create value for all. Working with SAP and stakeholders around the world, the EY organization is committed to making companies work for sustainability and that sustainability works for Businesses and individuals are more inspired than ever to do what it takes: collaborate, innovate, be inclusive and accelerate towards a more sustainable and equitable future. ”

– Steve Varley, Global Vice President – Sustainability, EY


“With five generations in the workplace, we are witnessing the birth of an era where technological innovation is used to create social, economic, environmental and business opportunities for all. Businesses of all sizes need to move from ambition to action and take a radical thinking approach, such as IBM’s commitment to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. We partner with SAP to operationalize sustainability for our customers and society by using ethical innovation to build a world that is responsible, equitable and leaves no one behind in the net-zero transition. We are committed to continuing our decades-long work to address the global climate crisis. ”

– Sheri R. Hinish, Global Executive Partner, Enterprise Sustainability and
Head of Sustainable Supply Chain Practice, IBM


“PwC’s global sustainability network in more than 60 countries helps organizations achieve ESG results around the world. PwC works with its clients to help them create their strategy, set goals, measure impact and report on relevant KPIs internally and externally. ESG factors. In collaboration with SAP, PwC draws on its ESG expertise to integrate and create strategic ESG solutions based on SAP technology. Organizations will benefit from these integrated solutions to help define and manage net zero goals, define ESG strategies, and mitigate ESG climate and risk factors to deliver transparent investor-grade ESG reporting. ”

– Michael Rasch, Global SAP Alliance Leader, PwC Germany

Bernd Schalzridt is Senior Director of Global Business Development for Sustainability at SAP.


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