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Moving to an interconnected, circular economy

As the world faces an unprecedented resource crisis, the move to an interconnected, circular economy is key to protecting our planet, its species, and our collective prosperity. Redesigning global value networks toward a circular economy paradigm requires companies across all industries to rethink their business processes across the end-to-end supply and value chain.  

Enabling the transformation to circular business

In considering the holistic impact of a resource or product along the entire lifecycle – from design to execution – businesses can instate an economic model focused on sustainability and equality. When processes are circular, everything has value and nothing is wasted. This huge circular transformation has the potential to unlock $4.5trn in economic growth while playing a crucial role in mitigating the biggest threat we face today, climate change. 

Creating solutions for businesses to achieve their sustainable goals

Ghana’s ambitious plan to minimize plastic waste

Learn about SAP Rural Sourcing Management, a solution that supports small-holder farmers and improves visibility across agricultural value chains, offers an advantage. Solutions like this help both plastic pickers and rural farmers succeed.

SAP wins Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2020 Green Supply Chain Award

We are proud to announce that SAP won the Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) 2020 Green Supply Chain Award, which recognizes companies that are committed to sustainability as a core part of their global supply chain strategy.

Delivering meaningful impact with our SAP Purpose Network of customers and partners

SAP showcases circular economy solutions for cities at The Opportunity Project

This solution is not fictional. SAP and waste analytics business Topolytics have developed a digital showcase with co-innovation partners, including BrewDog, Coca-Cola European Partners, and DS Smith. The showcase was launched as the COP26 Waste Insights Project in Europe.

ERP Collaboration: The magic behind a company’s wntry into the circular economy

As digital capabilities continue to mature with intelligent technology such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, predictive analytics, and blockchain, companies increasingly realize the power of their real-time data and insights. 

Three steps to circularity in fashion retail

The disruptions of 2020 have forced fashion retailers into a new era of reckoning. While the top and bottom lines have been the key markers all along, business are starting to realize that doing good and doing well can add up to doing better.

Respond, recover, and reimagine business in the new transformation

In good times and challenging ones, all businesses have the same goal: to run at their best. An intelligent enterprise strategy is the key to delivering outstanding results, unlocking new sources of growth, and leading in your industry. Whether you are looking to reimagine your business or adapt to the demands of the new economy.

TemperPack: Protecting products with packaging that protects the earth

Plastic packaging works well, is inexpensive, and is tough to beat. But, TemperPack, maker of plant-based packaging, is winning new customers every month. To keep growing, they needed a new technology infrastructure. Co-founder James McGoff discusses the company’s vision for sustainability without compromise and why they chose to partner with SAP.

Plastic-tracing blockchain system from Plastic Energy and GreenToken by SAP

Read the announcement about Plastic Energy and GreenToken by SAP coming together to support efforts to solve the growing global plastic waste issue.

Circular Design Project: A sustainable future starts with design

SAP, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and London Design Festival curated and promoted a selection of stories and supporting resources to empower and equip the design and creative community to seize the opportunity of the circular economy as a framework for positive global impact.

SAP and Topolytics launch COP26 Waste Insights Project

The project will demonstrate the power of innovative technologies in unlocking value from over nine billion tons of waste produced globally.

Taking action for a world without plastic waste

Plastic pollution is contributing to 4-12 million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean each year, SAP is providing innovative digital technology and tools, such as the Plastics Cloud, to address this issue and support the transformation toward a more circular, zero-waste economy that helps achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 12: Responsible Consumption & Production.

Fighting microplastic pollution

Women are on a mission for a plastic-free ocean! SAP partners with eXXpedition to explore ways to create greater transparency in the supply chain to help businesses find alternatives to single-use plastic. 

Vision for a plastic-free ocean

SAP, The Coca-Cola Company, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the World Wildlife Foundation share their vision for a world free of plastic waste and pollution.

Solving global challenges with immersive experiences

SoulBuffalo tackles global challenges through immersive experiences where industry leaders, executives, innovators, and activists, are brought together to threatened ecosystems to experience the magnitude of the problem firsthand and come together to address environmental challenges.

See how SAP’s circular economy activities are aligned to the U.N. Global Goals

SDG #12: Responsible Consumption and Production

SAP provides technology that supports companies in conducting assessments of their suppliers to improve the sustainability of their products.

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