Our Long-Term Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

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SAP recognizes and embraces its commitment to the communities in which we operate in the United States. We believe the private sector plays a vital role in creating a level playing field, driving innovation and building an environment that enhances education and entrepreneurship to foster economic growth.

Our social investment strategy is based on our vision to help the world run better and improving people's lives.

  • Our approach is driven by four core principles:
  • Create social impact. Make strategic social investments that have a lasting benefit on society.
  • Leverage our core expertise. Utilize our technology and talent to help find solutions to social issues.
  • Generate lasting impact on SAP. Align approach to support our market and people strategy.
  • Engage multiple stakeholders. Drive innovation through a multi-faceted dialogue with internal and external stakeholders.
 

Volunteerism

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In addition to specific national and local programs, SAP encourages and supports employee volunteerism year-round. In this regard, we partner with several different Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and come together to create positive social change in our communities through volunteering in the United States. Our signature volunteering initiative is our Month of Service held in October of every year, where more than 150 projects are executed across the country aligned to our areas of focus. Thousands of SAP employees in the US participate in our Month of Service, along with several partners and customers in some cities.

SAP also recognizes that our senior executives are excellent ambassadors for SAP, and we encourage them to lend their management expertise to nonprofit organizations as board members. The Executive Community Leadership Program facilitates and supports the service of SAP executives on nonprofit boards.

 

Synergy for Positive Social Change

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SAP's social investment in the United States supports a wide range of initiatives grant making to higher learning. The program demonstrates how incorporating community stakeholders into our business network not only supports corporate goals and responsibility, but also encourages nonprofit organizations to promote social change in a positive and sustainable way.

 
  • SAP National Partners

    This program maintains mutually beneficial partnerships between SAP and charitable organizations with a national scope.


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  • SAP Grant Program

    This program makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations through programs within our areas of focus.


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  • SAP Matching Gift Program

    This program extends SAP's corporate giving by matching employee gifts to nonprofit agencies and schools.


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  • Software and Hardware Donation Program

    SAP offers software donation through a non-profit partnership with Techsoup. We also offer hardware, such as laptops, to our non-profit partners on a regular basis.


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  • SAP Veterans to Work Program

    SAP has launched the Veterans to Work initiative to help US veterans acquire the skills and training they need to be successful in today's IT workforce.


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