Welcome to our Sustainability community

SAP’s purpose is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Sustainability is at the core of this purpose and our objective is to create positive environmental, social, and economic impact for all stakeholders within the planetary boundaries. Being part of a growing movement of policymakers, NGOs, social groups, and leading companies, SAP is working together with on solutions to create an inclusive, restorative and regenerative economy.

SAP for Sustainability

Global challenges, such as social inequality, resource depletion and waste, and the growing climate crisis, combined with rising stakeholder activism and current or pending legislation has driven sustainability from a “nice-to-have”, to a core business imperative. For close to 50 years, our unique selling proposition has been running the world’s most critical business processes integrated end-to-end, across the whole value chain. And with 77% of the world’s transactions touching SAP systems and more than 400,000 companies using SAP software, we recognize both our opportunity and responsibility to deliver digital solutions that enable companies to manage their – and the planet’s -- limited resources productively, contribute to an inclusive economy and shape a sustainable future.

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Sustainability benefits with business software

Sustainability will increasingly be reflected in business planning. SAP's vision is to support standardized metrics around processes, analysis, and reporting to enable companies to embrace sustainability in all business functions.

How to Ensure that Profitability and Sustainability Are at the Heart of Your FirmHow Businesses Can Accelerate Technology for Sustainable ImpactGhana’s Ambitious Plan to Minimize Plastic Waste

Leading by example

At SAP, we strive toward running a more sustainable business. Following a triple bottom line approach (environmental, social, and economic, also known as “people, planet, and profit”), we are constantly reviewing and adapting our internal processes to be more in line with the objectives set out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As we learn and grow in this area, we become better informed and more able to assist our customers on their own sustainability journeys.

Sustainability, Health, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at SAPSAP Purpose EnvironmentSAP Integrated Report 2019SAP & UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals)

Let's tackle your industry challenges

We provide products and services to help our customers navigate their sustainability challenges and opportunities. By doing so, we create a multiplier effect for positive impact.

SAP Environment, Health, and Safety ManagementClimate 21Circular EconomyAribaTripit - Enable safe travel for employees including women and LGBTQSupport differently enabled people: SAP Software AccessibilityBusiness Integrity Screening Software - Preventing Fraud

Partnering for holistic impact

The issues around environment, social, and economic sustainability touch everyone in the world – every region, every walk of life, every business, every industry. No single individual or entity can solve the world’s problems, but together we can have a greater chance of creating real, positive change. SAP is working with a variety of people and organizations that share our commitment to creating a better future for the planet and the people who live here.

Global Plastic Action PartnershipEllen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100) NetworkSUSTAIN (Sustainability Assurance & Innovation) allianceValue Balancing Alliance