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Newsbyte: SAP’s Sustainability Initiatives Lead to Industry Awards

Germany April 27, 2012 SAP AG

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March 2012 www.sapsustainabilityreport.com 2012 PR News CSR Award JustMeans Social Innovation Awards

In the first quarter of 2012, SAP’s sustainability efforts resulted in inclusion in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies (from #94 to #27) and the FTSE4Good Index. SAP was also named a winner of the inaugural 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes corporate, organizational and individual leadership in addressing climate change and reducing carbon pollution. The award recognizes SAP’s entire energy and carbon strategy – from its supply chain efforts to its internal operations – as well as the energy and sustainable operations software it delivers to customers worldwide.

As part of its commitment to long-term success, SAP publishes selected non-financial performance KPIs on a quarterly basis:

  • March 2011
  • SAP measures its performance in attracting and retaining talent to help ensure its long-term success. In the first quarter of 2012, the employee retention rate was 93 percent, unchanged compared to the first quarter of 2011.
  • SAP’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the first quarter totaled 145 kilotons, an increase of 22 percent compared to the first quarter of 2011. This can be attributed to a 45 percent increase in air travel, a seven percent increase in company car emissions and a seven percent increase in employees. Additionally, the number of company cars in the corporate car fleet increased by four percent. The emissions caused by facilities remained unchanged, even as the workforce grew. The company has put measures in place to improve its energy efficiency and carbon emissions after this quarter of increased emissions.

Peter Graf

www.sapsustainabilityreport.com SAP Newsroom @sapnews @sustainableSAP

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SOURCE SAP AG

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