Sustainability at SAP

SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Our mission is to help every customer become a best-run business. We do this by delivering new technology innovations that we believe address today’s and tomorrow’s challenges without disrupting our customers’ business operations. Innovation and sustainability are core to our business – from our solutions to our operations to our social investments.

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Helping the World Run Better Starts with Us

Improving our environmental, social, and economic performance gives us insight to help our customers do the same. Get a summary of our financial and non-financial performance in SAP’s Integrated Report.

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Empowering Sustainable Growth for Customers

When customers use SAP solutions to become more transparent or energy-efficient, to protect workers or address risks, they create positive impact through concrete actions that benefit workers, communities, the environment – and business profitability.

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Investing in Positive Social Change

As part of our sustainability focus, we work to realize social change through economic growth, job creation, innovation, and community. Learn about our social investments – from support for education to initiatives for entrepreneurs.

Our Sustainability Commitments

  • SAP Code of Business Conduct for Employees

    The Code of Business Conduct for Employees is binding for all SAP employees and sets the standard for all dealings with customers, partners, competitors, and vendors.

    SAP's Code of Business Conduct for Employees expresses the high standard of integrity that we require from our employees in conducting the Company’s business, in terms transparent to employees and other stakeholders.

    Learn more about our policies and statutes ›

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  • SAP Human Rights Commitment

    As a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2000, SAP believes companies have a responsibility to respect human rights throughout all business operations.

    At SAP, we respect and support the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work by integrating human rights considerations into our standard business practices.

    For this, we see three major areas of impact:

    • Our employees
    • Our ecosystem
    • Our solutions and services

     

    For more information, see our Global Human Rights Commitment Statement › (PDF)

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  • SAP Global Health and Safety Management Policy

    SAP is committed to promoting health, safety, and mental and emotional well-being in order to become a role model for sustainable people management.

    The SAP Global Health and Safety Management Policy supports business processes and leadership behavior by addressing, health, safety, well-being, and stress-management topics. Together with our managers and employees, we want to achieve – among others – the following objectives:

    • Promote and enable health, safety, well-being, and the ability to perform well
    • Support managers in their obligation to act responsibly in this regard
    • Engage with our suppliers, partners, and customers to promote the topic
    • Comply with and go beyond all the applicable statutory and legal regulations
    • Provide products that are safe for our customers and employees to use

     

    For more details, see the SAP Global Health and Safety Management Policy › (PDF)

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  • SAP Environmental Policy

    We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment – at our operations, throughout our value chain and with our solutions.

    The SAP Global Environmental Policy guides our efforts to minimize our ecological footprint, provide environmental performance transparency, and demonstrate leadership in sustainability through transformational strategies and offering solutions that enable customers to increase resource productivity.

    For more information, see our the SAP Global Environmental Policy › (PDF)

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  • SAP Supplier Code of Conduct

    SAP encourages its suppliers to adopt sustainable business practices as set forth in the Supplier Code of Conduct.

    SAP regards our supplier base as a critical and necessary extension of our operations and success. To help our suppliers, we created the SAP Supplier Code of Conduct, a statement of integrity that SAP expects from its contractors, consultants, suppliers, vendors, and all other third-party companies that comprise SAP's supply chain ("Suppliers"). All work performed for SAP must be in full compliance with this SAP Supplier Code of Conduct and all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies.

    We encourage our contractors, consultants, suppliers, and agents to:

    • Comply with regional and federal laws, rules, and regulations
    • Uphold the human rights of workers and to treat them with dignity and respect as understood
    • Operate with sustainable business practices and mindful, responsible use of environmental resources
    • Provide a safe and professional work environment that protects SAP's intellectual property
    • Refrain from any action that may be considered a conflict of interest


    The following code of conduct is in place for SAP, parent company of the SAP Group, and all its entities:

    "SAP Supplier Code of Conduct" › (PDF)

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires companies listed in the United States to declare whether they have a code of ethics that, at minimum, applies to certain levels of management. SAP Supplier Code of Conduct meets the standards set by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the regulations pursuant to the act.

    To learn more about the Code or to report potential violations, e-mail SAP at global-compliance-office@sap.com or call us at +1 877-587-8605 (toll free in the U.S.) or +49 6227 7 40022 (in Germany).

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  • SAP Partner Code of Conduct

    This code is a statement of integrity that SAP expects from all its partners.

    SAP regards our partner base as a critical and necessary extension of our operations and future success. SAP has created the SAP Partner Code of Conduct to help our partners understand what is expected of them. This code is a statement of integrity that SAP expects from its partners that comprises all partners, including technology, solution, service (e.g., consulting, implementation, system integration, hosting, education), channel (Value Added Reseller, distributor and other reseller) and all other partners that collaborate with SAP or are part of any partner program of SAP after having been offered global or local partnership by SAP in any strategic business area or for any customer need in all market segments and then being nominated as Partner by SAP and all employees of the so-defined partners.

    SAP has a strong commitment to integrity and sustainability. In line with this, we encourage our partners to:

    • Comply with all regional and federal laws, rules, and regulations
    • Uphold the human rights of workers and treat them with dignity and respect
    • Operate with sustainable business practices and mindful, responsible use of environmental resources
    • Provide a safe and professional work environment that protects SAP's intellectual property
    • Refrain from any action that may be considered a conflict of interest


    Partners doing business in the market as a nominated SAP Partner must be in full compliance with this SAP Partner Code of Conduct and all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies as noncompliance might be regarded as a violation of the partner agreement.

    View the "SAP Partner Code of Conduct" › (PDF)

    To learn more about the Code or to report potential violations, e-mail SAP at global-compliance-office@sap.com or call us at +1 877-587-8605 (toll free in the U.S.) or +49 6227 7 40022 (Germany). (Please note that the SAP Global Compliance Office can answer questions with regards to the Partner Code of Conduct but cannot give legal advice.)

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