SAP increases carbon footprint by 5 percent in second quarter

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SAP increases carbon footprint by 5 percent in second quarter

Greentech Lead Europe: SAP has increased its carbon
footprint by 5 percent (y-o-y) in the second quarter ending June 30, 2012.

The q-o-q growth was impressive with SAP showing an 11
percent decrease in carbon footprint.

During the second quarter of 2012, which saw record
growth for SAP, emissions from business flights remained high at 55 kilotons,
but decreased from 66 kilotons during the first quarter of this year. The
company continues to encourage alternatives to business travel to meet its
year-end carbon target of 480 kilotons.

SAP expanded its practice of purchasing energy from
renewable sources in the U.S. and Canada. As a result of this program – and
continued energy efficiency programs at facilities and data centers – the
company reduced its emissions by 19 percent globally.

The company’s sustainability efforts have helped avoid
more than EUR 200 million in costs calculated in comparison to a business as
usual model.

SAP increases carbon efficiency, avoiding cost of 190 million
euros since 2008

SAP said it has increased its carbon efficiency for the
fifth consecutive year, avoiding cost of EUR 190 million since 2008. SAP said
its social investment strategy has impacted 1 million lives in 2011.

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