Corporate Social Responsibility
Driving long-term social impact
Innovation and education belong to all of us. Yet, with the pandemic, rapid climate change, and other mounting inequalities, equitable access to opportunities does not exist. The SAP CSR team is working toward ensuring an inclusive recovery and equal opportunities for all.
To power equitable access to economic opportunity, education and employment, and a circular economy, the SAP Corporate Social Responsibility (SAP CSR) team focuses on accelerating social business, building future skills, and collaborating for sustainability. Our goal? To ensure everyone can take part in and benefit from today’s digital world.
SAP engagement and impact in 2021
lives impacted by SAP CSR programmes.
employees engaged in learning and volunteering.
nonprofits and social enterprises supported worldwide.
Accelerating social business
Social enterprises are the catalysts for positive change, serving the world’s most vulnerable people and ecosystems. For more than a decade, SAP CSR has invested in the growth of this sector. We provide financial and nonfinancial support, as well as market access and development, to social businesses to accelerate their ability to drive sustainable global impact.
Buy social: SAP introduces 5 & 5 by ‘25
Social procurement is a powerful lever any organisation can activate to deliver immediate social impact. By directing procurement spend to diverse and social-enterprise suppliers, organisations fulfil their business needs with quality goods and services and make a positive collective impact on the societies we operate in.
What is 5 & 5 by ‘25?
SAP aims to direct 5% of addressable procurement spend to social enterprises and to diverse suppliers by 2025. This initiative, named 5 & 5 by ‘25, invites organisations around the world to join SAP in buying more goods and services from purposeful suppliers.
If you would like to sign up to participate in 5 & 5 by '25, please contact our team or learn more about our partners below.
Join us. The approach is simple:
Together, we can transform industries, grow economies, lift up societies, and sustain our environment.
Acceleration Collective is a virtual pro bono initiative from SAP, powered by MovingWorlds, that connects the skills of SAP employees everywhere with social entrepreneurs anywhere to solve critical business challenges. Together, we are shaping the business of future.
COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs
SAP joined World Economic Forum as a founding member of the COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, an unprecedented collaboration between 91 global leaders in social entrepreneurship that impacts the lives of more than two billion people.
Building future skills
SAP’s education initiatives help people obtain the relevant twenty-first century skills to thrive and secure decent, meaningful work – including entrepreneurial pursuits – in a digital world. In 2021, our digital skills and coding programmes trained more than 119,000 teachers and engaged 3.5 million young people across more than 70 countries.
SAP and University of the People
Educate the leaders of tomorrow
SAP is partnering with University of the People to provide 100 scholarships to refugees and displaced youth around the world. These scholarships will support 50 bachelor’s degrees in computer science or business administration and 50 associate degrees for students aged 18–30. University of the People is the first nonprofit, tuition-free, and American-accredited online university dedicated to providing access to higher education globally.
Read the announcement from Julia White, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and chief marketing and solutions officer.
Meet and Code
Meet and Code, SAP’s signature coding initiative in Europe, aims to enable NGOs to reach out to young people and get them excited about the possibilities of IT. Currently, Meet and Code has enabled over 5,700 events with more than 209,000 young participants in urban and remote locations in 35 European countries.
Code Unnati is a future skills development initiative to democratize and universalize technology education by fostering school to workforce, future-ready skilling, workforce readiness, and employability skilling among socioeconomically disadvantaged youth across India. Since its inception, Code Unnati has trained 4,680,288 students.
Skill Immersion Lab
SAP developed Skill Immersion Lab with JFFLabs to use virtual reality to teach students communication skills and effective leadership techniques. It integrates immersive learning through virtual reality with instructor guidance and discussion. In 2021, the program launched at three diverse sites in North America and shows promising results.
Learning for Life
The challenge for today’s workforce is ensuring people have the skills needed to remain relevant in a digital world. SAP offers learning opportunities for all -- enabling people to thrive with meaningful work in a digital world.
Collaborating for sustainability
94% of SAP employees acknowledge the importance of pursuing purpose and sustainability. SAP CSR empowers them to take action on causes they care about. In 2021, more than 20,000 SAP employees engaged in volunteerism and learning experiences promoting SAP’s commitment to create positive economic, social, and environmental impact within planetary boundaries. Collectively, they dedicated more than 107,000 volunteer hours across the globe.
Moments of Service at SAP
At SAP, employees are meaningfully engaged all year round. The “Moments of Service” campaign focuses on learning and awareness-building and enables employees to get involved by amplifying the numerous volunteer offerings that are available throughout the year and across the globe.
Pro Bono for Economic Equity
Acknowledging both the inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19 and the racial injustices of the past, SAP has expanded its skills-based pro bono programming to include the Pro Bono for Economic Equity program in the U.S., South Africa, Brazil, and the UK – all countries dealing with racial inequity.
ASEAN Young Climate Leaders Programme
ASEAN Young Climate Leaders Programme (ASEANYCLP), created by ASEAN Foundation and SAP and supported by GIZ and Common Purpose, allows young people of different ASEAN nationalities to join hands in contributing to climate action.