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Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

SAP’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) focus is an outgrowth of our vision to help the world run better and improve people's lives. We believe social, environmental, and economic activities and performance are interrelated – each creating tangible impacts on the others. Our efforts focus on creating a sustainable future for SAP, our customers, and society.


SAP’s Impact

How can software positively impact sustainability? Through our customers. Using SAP solutions they turn sustainability concepts into concrete actions that benefit people throughout the world.

Sustainable Operations

We believe that improving our sustainability performance gives us insight that helps our customers do the same. We focus on three key metrics: environmental, social, and economic.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our CSR strategy applies our talent, technology, and strategic partnerships to create long-term, sustainable social impact that makes the world run better.

Key facts: Sustainability and CSR



Software company in sustainability indexes


Savings through carbon reduction since 2008 


Of top companies in DJSI are SAP customers


In cash donations in 2015


Of SAP employees embrace sustainability


Employee hours volunteered in 2015


Renewable energy powers our cloud


Youth trained in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

Sustainability through Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is critical as companies seek to become more sustainable to survive. Our free openSAP online course shows how IT and digital technologies help create positive economic, social, and environmental  impact... improving your business and transforming industries.

Sustainability news


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Diversity and Inclusion

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture makes us a better company, fueling our innovation, enhancing our experience of work, and enabling us to succeed in a rapidly changing world. 


SAP Purpose & Vision

Helping the world run better. Improving people’s lives. That’s our purpose. See stories and videos that show how SAP improves lives like yours.

17 United Nations Global Goals

SAP supports the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and is helping to end poverty, protect the planet, fight diseases, and ensure prosperity for all. Using SAP Lumira, visualize the goals and the data behind them. Or download the app to see how SAP, its customers, partners, and solutions contribute to the Goals.

SAP University Alliances

The SAP University Alliances program opens up the world of SAP technology to more than 2,300 universities in 90 countries worldwide, and aims to develop highly qualified graduates with critical skills for the 21st-century workforce.
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