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Sustainability software enable efficient compliance processes in Europe

Posted in e-waste, region-europe, sap, software on September 26th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Panasonic implements SAP recycling module to increase efficiency in the management of recycling electronic waste in Europe.  …

…   “With SAP Recycling Administration, we could improve the recycling data management process significantly – representing a 50 percent time savings across 18 countries and 50 different compliance schemes, said Thomas Knopp, environmental project manager, Panasonic Europe.

The application also allows us to generate more accurate calculations of product net weight, the basis for recycling charges per the WEEE directive, and consequently has reduced recycling costs by 15 percent, which adds up to millions of dollars every year.”   …

Via  SAP: Panasonic Module Implementation.

SAP Recycling Module (PDF).

SAP Green Data Center

Posted in green-data-center, sap on December 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP data center is certified an energy efficient.

Green IT Applications Growth Area

Posted in green-it-strategy, microsoft, sap on September 29th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Application of information technologies to address sustainability challenges remains an opportunity for growth. …

… “Software giants such as SAP and Microsoft have been making acquisitions to bolster their suite of carbon management products. From counting carbon to managing smart grids to processing consumer waste, applications for Green IT abound. ” …

Via Reuters: Green IT.

SAP Green Data Centers Certified

Posted in aisle-configuration, certification, country-germany, green-data-center, green-data-centre, sap, virtual-machines on April 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP uses hold / cold aisle configurations and virtualization to drive the energy efficiency of its data centers. The company’s data centers in Germany have been certified as energy efficient by TUEV Rheinland. …

… “The SAP data centers were specifically recognized for the use of advanced technologies, which in 2009 saved roughly 55 million kilowatt hours/14,000 tons of CO2 emissions, equal to the annual energy consumption of 13,000 households. The SAP centers scored particularly high in the areas of quality assurance, management and climate control. ” …

Via Yahoo! Finance: SAP Energy Efficient Data Centers

Hybrid Air Conditioning for Sustainable Building at SAP Campus

Posted in air-conditioning, cooling-system, electricity-consumption, energy-demand, hybrid-cooling-system, ice, leed-certification, leed-platinum, sap, state-pennsylvania, sustainability on May 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP and FXFOWLE Architects collaborate to deliver a LEED Platinum office building that was built using sustainable practices and demonstrates numerous green design elements, such as a hybrid cooling system. …

… “A hybrid air conditioning system produces ice during the overnight hours when energy demands and electric rates are lowest, with the chilled water from the melting ice used to cool the building during the heat of the day. ” …

Via SAP: New LEED Platinum Building at Newtown Square PA Campus

Example hybrid air conditioning vendor:

The IceBear: “Using thermally efficient, off-peak power to produce and store energy for use the next day, Ice Energy’s Ice Bear delivers superior cooling using just a fraction of the peak energy of conventional systems. “

SAP Green IT 2.0 Zone for Innovation

Posted in business-value, collaboration, community, green-it-initiatives, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, research-development, sap, strategies, strategy, sustainability, sustainability-initiative on April 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP is working with its customers to understand how to harness virtualization for ERP system landscapes and leverage this technology for business value and sustainability objectives. To foster this customer collaboration, SAP is sponsoring a Green IT community. The company expects to generate innovative green IT solutions beyond the traditional data center space and views this horizon as green IT 2.0. …

… “The foreground of energy efficiency and waste reduction – the green IT 1.0 zone where many strategists focus today – will soon be eclipsed by a broader horizon. IT will drive new sustainability value in business processes and public infrastructure projects in the world of green IT 2.0, that will spur IT innovation and growth for years to come. SAP will use the new, SAP-led Green IT community to drive sustainability research and development initiatives with partners and customers. SAP will continue to promote innovative optimization technologies like virtualization together with its partners and offer relevant services, such as system landscape optimization, which help customers maximize the use of their computing resources. ” …

Via SAP: Green IT Strategic Focus Area

SAP on Green IT

Posted in green-it-initiatives, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, sap, software on March 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sustainability Through Collaboration

Posted in approach, challenge, collaboration, corporate-sustainability, enterprise, green-it-strategy, innovation, it-services, it-strategy, report, sap, services, stakeholders, strategies, strategy, survey, sustainability, transparency on November 11th, 2008 by FrankM – 1 Comment

SAP seeks collaborative innovation on sustainability
SAP publishes its first corporate report, discussing its products, services, and enterprise strategies enabling sustainability. The company is engaging its customers and community is a discussion on sustainable innovations. …

… “Based on its successful working model of collaboration and co-innovation – and acknowledging that the topic of sustainability requires both transparency and stakeholder engagement – SAP has issued an open call for dialogue to define the company’s top corporate sustainability issues, as well as product and service solutions. Using Web 2.0 tools, SAP is fostering an exchange with key stakeholders to challenge and guide SAP’s approach to sustainability … ” …

Via SAP: Sustainability Report

SAP Sustainability Survey Results.

SAP Sustainability Feed.

Bull SAP Green IT Initiative

Posted in best-practice, bull, business-applications, collaboration, energy-consumption, energy-management, energy-monitoring, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, initiatives, it-services, it-strategy, management, measurements, mission, power-consumption, practices, research, sap, server-virtualization, services, software, strategies, strategy on October 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bull and SAP Research collaborate to advance the frontier of green IT through an aligned research initiative. Their research agenda will focus on transaction energy measurement, software best practices that reduce energy consumption, and server virtualization. …

… “New server technologies currently being developed by Bull are adding energy management intelligence into the new generation of Datacenters. The mission of this initiative between Bull and SAP Research is to develop an overall strategy for Datacenter energy management intelligence combined with server management services, integrating business applications and end-user services to enable sustainable Datacenter technologies. ” …

Via Bull: R&D initiative for Green IT

SAP Global Sustainability Challenges Index

Posted in challenge, climate-change, environmental-social-governance, future, index, management, measurements, oekom-research, research, responsible-management, sap, sustainability, sustainable-development, water on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP is named to the Global Challenges Index, created by the Hanover Stock Exchange and Oekom Research as a sustainability measure for investors. …

… “The index is based on how companies address social and environmental challenges and is drawn from a universe of 900 companies worldwide. SAP continues to be one of only 50 companies selected for inclusion. The Global Challenges Index defines sustainability by focusing on seven future-oriented global challenges. They include climate change, provision of drinking water, sustainable forest management, biodiversity, population development, poverty reduction and support for responsible management (governance) structures. It further sets stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance criteria for the companies listed and identifies pioneers that use opportunities provided by global change. ” …

Via SAP: Global Challenges Index