SAP Cloud for Sustainable Enterprises

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Start building your sustainable enterprise

Businesses are under immense pressure from customers, investors, employees and regulators to become sustainable enterprises. 

79% of buyers are changing their preferences based on sustainability, whilst 90% of employees implied that a company's ESG efforts enhance their job satisfaction. So failure to address sustainability is not just bad for the planet, but also bad for your organisation. 

Addressing sustainability head-on presents businesses with many opportunities to differentiate and boost your business. Is your organisation already running an SAP platform? Then get ahead of the sustainability challenges by implementing SAP’s sustainability solutions. Pick and choose the solutions that meet your needs and sustainability maturity level and start decarbonising, reducing waste and increasing your social impact – with the help of Delaware's experts. 

SAP's zero strategy for sustainability 

SAP offers an exceptionally comprehensive portfolio of cloud solutions that integrate data and processes to enable a future with zero emissions, zero waste, and zero inequality:   

Zero emissions with climate action

Reduce the carbon footprint of your entire value chain with regular, real-time insight into your emissions and product footprint across your product life cycle. 

Zero waste with circular economy

Shift to circular business models by reducing material waste and increasing reuse across your supply chain with real-time data and insights on material flow, traceability, recovery and reuse across your supply chain. 

Zero inequality with social responsibility

Drive ethical business across employees, suppliers, and communities with full transparency into risks across your supply chain and accurate workers safety data. 

Businesses that develop strong sustainability practices and policies catch the eyes of investors, customers and talent and achieve better economic results.
Ann Peeters, project leader center, Agoria at the Delaware roundtable discussion on sustainability

Solutions for a greener future

SAP solutions deliver company-wide functionality as well as industry-specific sustainability features. In this way, they help you drive sustainability at scale by embedding operations, experience, and financial insights into your core business processes. Key tools that will help you pave the way to a sustainable future, include: 

SAP Sustainability Control Tower

SAP Sustainability Control Tower is an overarching cloud system that integrates sustainability data pulled from SAP and non-SAP systems, with all your business processes. A tool for holistic steering, it allows you to set KPIs, monitor your progress on climate action, circular economy and social responsibility against predefined objectives, adjust objectives and metrics as the situation merits and report in accordance with frameworks like GRI or the upcoming CSRD standards. 

The key benefits of SAP Sustainability Control Tower include:

  • A holistic understanding with performance management of social, environmental and financial indicators
  • Efficient and auditable ESG reporting
  • Actionable insights to help decision-makers act across your organization

SAP Product Footprint Manager

SAP Product Footprint Manager helps you calculate the footprint of your products (carbon footprint, water usage, etc.) across their entire lifecycle. 

The tool uses data from your SAP S/4HANA system as well as existing business data (from internal as well as external sources) and combines it with environmental factors to quantify the footprints of your products periodically. Your win: detailed information for disclosure as well as for internal product and process optimisation.

SAP Responsible Design and Production   

SAP Responsible Design and Production is a cloud-native solution that helps you track your process flows and check compliance with regulations on product packaging and plastics. 

It provides the visibility you need to optimize design in order to reduce waste, lower the costs of downstream reuse and recycling and keep pace with obligations, plastic taxes and corporate commitments.

Embedding sustainability into supply chain management: