SAP's Sustainable Corporate Strategy

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SAP's Sustainable Corporate Strategy
In March 2013 and March 2014, SAP published an integrated report – meaning that we combined the SAP Annual Report and the SAP Sustainability Report. This allows us to highlight the connections between our financial and non-financial performance. We believe that this shift holds both practical and symbolic importance. First, we are signaling that the business landscape has changed, and the information needed to evaluate performance must change with it. Considering our past financial results and our financial outlook alone does not adequately capture our ability to respond to today’s challenges or how we create value. Instead, our future success hinges on how well we holistically navigate the social, environmental, and economic contexts in which we operate.
Second, we are driving sustainability more deeply into our business. SAP is moving from having a sustainability strategy to creating a corporate strategy that is sustainable.  To ensure our future success, we must create solutions that address the major trends and issues of our time – from the pervasiveness of mobile technology to the pressures of population growth, the worldwide expansion of the middle class, the unprecedented power of people to connect, and the stress on ecosystems and other natural resources.

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SAP Reports on Environmental Performance
Through the use of renewable electricity certificates and carbon offsets, German software company SAP has created a completely carbon neutral cloud. The company’s sustainable cloud strategy is complemented by the use of 100 percent ...
Mar 26, 2015 8:10 AM ET
SAP Continues to Lead as a Sustainability and Integrated Reporting Leader
SAP had another remarkable year in 2014, as stated in its most recent annual integrated report. Thanks to a booming cloud computing business, the company’s revenues were over €17.5...
Mar 24, 2015 1:20 PM ET
2014 Integrated Report: SAP Quantifies Its Social and Environmental Performance
March 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today released its integrated report for 2014, setting out the financial and nonfinancial factors that influence its performance. This year is the first time SAP has expressed in concrete monetary terms how changes in its employee...
Mar 20, 2015 10:00 AM ET
SAP Lauded for Sustainability Leadership Worldwide
WALLDORF, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ — SAP SE announced that it has been ranked the most sustainable software company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the eighth consecutive year. The company...
Oct 20, 2014 11:25 AM ET
SAP Extends Free Sustainability Lessons to Other Businesses
There are countless courses in sustainability, but how many are free? SAP recently developed an "open" course pulling together the lessons learned from SAP's own sustainability program as well as its sustainability software. With 14,500 learners enrolled in the first...
Jun 18, 2014 10:55 AM ET