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SAP North America Corporate Social Responsibility

SAP approaches corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategically – in order to ensure a sustainable future for society, our customers, and our company. By focusing our talent, technology, and capital on education and entrepreneurship, we strive to enact positive social change through economic growth, job creation, innovation, and community.

SAP North America Corporate Social Responsibility

SAP recognizes and embraces its commitment to the communities in which we operate in the United States and Canada. 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.


SAP Grant Program

2017 North America Regional Funding Guidelines

For 2017, we will focus on aligning with programs and nonprofit partners concentrating on computer science education and building a diverse workforce. To achieve this goal, we believe STEM education, an entrepreneurial mindset and passion for design are crucial for the exploration of technology studies and technology career pathways.
In 2017, SAP will accept grant applications between April 3 and May 15 through the Benevity granting platform. Recipients will be notified by July 1, 2017.

Aligned programs must meet at least one of the following:

  • Increase students’ understanding of and experiences with computer science through technology or design-based education
  • Inspire young entrepreneurs to recognize business opportunities and develop skills for success in the technology sector. Programs should use technology to further business success
  • Develop direct career pathways for high school students to be successful in technology sector focused on women and girls, and students from minority/historically disenfranchised groups.

Aligned Programs/Partners must:

  • Serve a majority of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, with low socioeconomic status, and/or are first in family to apply for college
  • Serve mostly students from historically disenfranchised populations: African America, Latino, Aboriginal or young women
  • Serve youth ages 12-24
  • Have a tax-exempt classification
  • Be comfortable with an externally-facing event to announce potential partnership
  • Have the ability and passion to lead SAP employee engagement opportunities

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Want to see the impact we made in our local communities in North America in 2016? View the inforgraphic

SAP Volunteerism

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 and Canada. Our signature volunteering initiative is our Month of Service held in October of every year, where more than 300 projects are executed across North America. Thousands of employees in the US and Canada participate in our Month of Service, along with several partners and customers in some cities.
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