Greentech Lead America: Enterprise software company SAP
has made significant progress in achieving sustainability goals in the third
quarter. However business travel continues to put the company at risk of
missing its annual carbon target of 480 kilotons.
SAP has received industry recognition for their
sustainability efforts. Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes ranked SAP the
software sector leader for the sixth consecutive year. Newsweek Green
Rankings 2012 put SAP at number eight among global companies, moving up
from 20 in 2011. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
recognized SAP America as one of the Top 20 Tech and Telecom green power
users for its purchase of electricity generated from renewable sources.
SAP was also recognized as a leader in a Sustainability Leadership
Report by BrandLogic.
“Last quarter, SAP received wide industry
recognition for our sustainability efforts and successes, demonstrating that
our comprehensive approach works,” said Peter Graf, chief
sustainability officer, SAP. “We continue to consider sustainability multi-faceted,
encompassing social, economic and environmental areas. All three must be
successful and linked in order to make a significant difference and improve how
the world runs.”
Greenhouse gas emissions for SAP remained steady at 130
kilotons of carbon dioxide from the second quarter of 2012. This represents a
seven percent increase from the third quarter of 2011 and newly includes
emissions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company. The carbon footprint of SAP’s
total electricity consumption was reduced by 13 percent compared to the third
quarter 2011, through the additional purchase of renewable energy.