See how SAP is supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and helping to end poverty, protect the planet, fight diseases, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.
In September 2015, world leaders adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs - also called UN Global Goals). The responsibility to embrace collaboration and innovate with purpose to create a world without poverty, a healthier planet, and a just, peaceful society by 2030 must be shared globally.
Our vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. As a global leader, we stand for this higher purpose beyond economic success. As we look back at the sustainability journey that SAP has been on for more than a decade, we reinforce our pledge to use our extensive resources to make a positive global impact.
We help countries, private and public sector organizations, and everyday citizens control risk, achieve regulatory compliance, use resources efficiently, measure and reduce emissions and innovate new business models to thrive in the digital and experience economy. Our solutions help eradicate slavery from supply chains, propel a low-carbon, zero waste and circular economy, eliminate inequality, and educate people who never had the chance to enter a classroom.
Committed to the framework with a focus on eight specific SDGs
Over the past two and half years, we learned from our key stakeholders that credible contributions to the SDGs require tangible links between an activity or tool and the intended social, environmental, and economic impact. Otherwise the story becomes arbitrary.
So while we remain committed to the SDG framework, we understood the importance of focusing on eight specific SDGs that show a material link between our own operational activities or the use of our software by customers and the impact we can have as a company:
Inspired by the work of the Stockholm Resilience Center, we believe that we can create the biggest and most direct value within the economic layer with the help of our core competency of improving business process management, resulting in a specific focus on UN Global Goals 8, 9, 10, and 12.
Our aspiration towards a Zero Waste, Circular Economy nicely combines our approach to be a role model and an enabler for Goal 12, “Responsible Consumption and Production.” Within our own operations, we will pay special attention to Goals 3, 4, 13, and 17, tackling health and well-being, education, climate action, and collaboration.
In the materiality analysis that is part of our Integrated Report 2019, we describe the potential positive and negative impact of our activities, products, and services related to these eight high-ranking SDGs in our materiality analysis.
The efforts highlighted in this web book make us equally proud and determined for the work to come. We invite you to join us and help achieve the UN Global Goals through individual initiatives as well as partnerships.
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