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SAP’s Peter Graf: Our 100k customers emit 1/6 of human caused emissions

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More on SAP’s full-court sustainability press:

Graf said that SAP’s 100,000 customers had a global carbon footprint measuring 5 gigatonnes – a sixth of all man-made emissions. “We have a big lever. We can make a big impact if we use it right,” he told iTWire.

Graf also stated that companies should not get bogged down in the debate raging about climate change, and allow that to influence their approach to sustainability. “I wish people would focus on the business case rather than the scientific issue of whether there is global warming. There is a strong business case,” he said.

Graf, who has been officially in charge of SAP’s internal sustainability initiatives for the last 12 months, said that initiatives implemented during 2009 had led to a 15 per cent reduction in the company’s carbon footprint over the 12 months. This had realised EUR 90 million worth of savings. [more]


Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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