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Our Purpose

Help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Being best-run means making a difference

We are committed to helping every customer become a best-run business. Our global reach enables organizations to achieve meaningful business outcomes to realize both purpose and profit. Through our SAP Purpose Network, we connect people and information to discover solutions to pressing global issues, at scale. Together, we can transform industries, grow economies, lift up societies, and sustain our environment. 

Intelligent Enterprises: Putting purpose and sustainability at the core of business

The coronavirus crisis has exposed the many social and economic issues that the world urgently needs to address. Businesses must embrace sustainability and purpose if they’re to help tackle these problems.

How the best-run organizations integrate social, strategic, and environmental goals

Oxford Economics surveyed 3,000 senior executives globally discovering a connection between business outcomes and purpose. Read about opportunities and challenges on a path to a defined mission.

Working toward a more equitable society and thriving planet

Helping the world run better with SAP: Working toward a more equitable society and thriving planet

For more than 40 years, SAP has helped organizations understand and run their businesses more effectively and efficiently.  SAP is part of a growing movement of policymakers, NGOs, social groups, and leading companies working together on solutions to create a restorative and regenerative economy. The paper outlines our strategy, solutions, and partnerships to create positive environmental, social, and economic impact. Learn more about how SAP operates as an enabler and exemplar in the effort to create more sustainable businesses, a more equitable society, and a thriving world.

Explore our initiatives

Leading with Purpose

We applaud our network of customers and partners leading with purpose during these times.

Circular Economy

We aspire to a world with zero waste.

Climate Action

We aspire to a world with responsible emissions.

Equality for All

We aspire to a world where everyone is equal.

Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship

We aspire to a world powered by innovative entrepreneurship.

Skilled and Inclusive Workforce

We aspire to create opportunities through learning and development for all.

Mental Health and Well-Being

We aspire to a world that destigmatizes mental health.

SAP Purpose Network Live

Join our virtual platform for talks and networking opportunities with our customers, partners, employees, government agencies, non-profits, consumers, and influencers.

UN General Assembly Week 2020 highlights

Join us in reflecting and re-watching SAP’s engagement in a variety of events, which took place during this year’s UN General Assembly Week, as we came together with customers, governments, NGOs, civil society, and many more to unite for a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Creating unity and inspiration through song

Together Again

We are proud to share “Together Again” featuring SAP employees from all over the world.  Through this original song and music video, our SAP family “scattered in a universe of parts” comes together and sends a message from the heart. 

Sustainability is key to business

2019 Integrated Report

The SAP integrated report shows how sustainability integrates into our core business, presenting our financial- and non-financial performance in one integrated report for greater insight into our overall performance.

17 goals for a sustainable future

SAP is committed to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although our software, services, and programs underpin all 17 SDGs, we are focused on the following primary goals in alignment with our strategy: #4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13.

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