SAP Labs India to Participate in Earth Hour

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NEW DELHI: On March 29, from 20.30h to 21.30h local time, SAP locations in India – Bangalore, Gurgaon and Pune  will take part in the worldwide Earth Hour, the symbolic lights-out initiative organized annually by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

SAP-India-LogoEarth Hour is one of the initiatives of the SAP sustainability champions network. More than 100 champions worldwide regularly cooperate with fellows from related networks such as diversity champions and CSR volunteer ambassadors to engage employees in sustainability projects.

Areas of focus include: energy, commuting, volunteering, health, and diversity and inclusion.

To credibly offer solutions that help our customers better manage their use of resources, SAP must do so itself. Over the past several years, SAP has worked to better understand the connections between its energy consumption, the related costs, and the resulting environmental impact.

Today, SAP measures and addresses energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the company. SAP calculates that since the beginning of 2008 energy efficiency initiatives have contributed to a cumulative cost avoidance of €260 million.

To compensate for SAP growth, there is still more to be done. Therefore, the company announced that it will power all its data centers and facilities globally with 100 percent renewable electricity starting in 2014.

The shift will help minimize the company’s carbon footprint as it moves to a cloud business model, and will help eliminate carbon emissions caused by its customers’ systems by moving them into a green cloud.

These initiatives are a part of the organization’s goal to reduce 51-percent carbon footprint by the year 2020. This will return SAP to its approximate year-2000 emissions level of 250,000t CO2.

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