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Circular Economy

Aspiring to a world with zero waste.

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. 

View Circular Economy sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW 2020

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.

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

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.

It starts with a SHiFT

With SHiFT by Emily Penn and eXXpedition, powered by SAP + Qualtrics, see how we can get closer to a cleaner ocean by 2030.

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.

Creating a SHiFT in consumer choices to reduce ocean plastics

With the SHiFT Platform individuals, advocates and experts can find their role in solving the problem to shift, scale up, and speed up our collective efforts to restore the health of our ocean. 

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.

Revolutionizing the food chain

&ever is a farming company that is revolutionizing the food chain by cultivating high-quality, pesticide-free green products, helping transform cities into farms while saving on natural resources. 

SAP joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network is a collaborative network of businesses, innovators, cities, governments, universities, and thought leaders who collaborate to accelerate the adoption of circular economy practices and processes that maximize the use of resources.  

Changing the face of cosmetics packaging

Quadpack is modeling the re-use, reduce, recycle, replace strategy to address plastic pollution by transforming cosmetics packaging toward innovative, recyclable, and refillable designs that are an eco-friendly packaging solution for the worldwide beauty industry. 

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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