SAP strives to ‘help the world run better and improve people’s lives’.


Reduce GHG emissions to 2000 levels by 2020 across all operations.

Power all facilities and data centers by renewable energy starting in 2014.


SAP has invested in renewable electricity certificates (RECs) in order to lessen its environmental impact despite significant company growth.

Emission reductions will be achieved by a combination of energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon offsetting.

With regard to renewable electricity, SAP carefully evaluated quality criteria for RECs that are purchased to ensure a true contribution to fight to climate change. Besides the vintage and age of the power plant, labels like GoldPower or Green-e are important.


100% renewable electricity is only one out of many sustainability initiatives at SAP, but it is well integrated in the holistic strategy. As a cloud company, SAP hosts customer data in its “renewable” data center. Furthermore it aims to increase the number of electric cars in its fleet to 20% by 2020 and will be charged by 100% renewable electricity at SAP sites.

A strong employee engagement program focused on lowering individual and company GHG emissions is a key priority for SAP, and is hoped to positively impact company revenue, employee loyalty and the environment.

SAP aims to share its environmental impact learnings with clients, ensuring customers are enabled to better manage their own resources too.

The company's TwoGo ride-sharing application is offered to other companies, enabling them to lessen transportation related impact through ride sharing, fuel savings, behavior change, and emissions reduction.


SAP is investing in renewable energy across its operations with the goal of powering all data centers with renewable energy in 2014, which will result in a reduced footprint for SAP and its customers.


  • SAP has reduced its carbon footprint by 9% since 2008.
  • Ranked 1st on Dow Jones Sustainability Index among software companies.


  • Since 2008 SAP has invested in energy efficient behaviors and initiatives which have yielded €300 million in cumulative cost avoidance.