Users of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software from leading provider SAP may be delighted to learn the company on track to achieve its sustainability targets for 2011.
In its quarterly update, SAP revealed that it made 112 kilotons of greenhouse gas emissions in the third quarter of 2011 – up by two per cent on the same period in 2010.
However, this is explained by a rise in the number of employees the firm now has – and emissions per individual member of staff fell.
During the three-month spell, SAP put its name to the Corporate Value Chain Standard, which will see its performance in all environmental areas studied and assessed.
It is said that, since 2008, the ERP software manufacturer has avoided approximately €195 million (£168 million) in costs it would have incurred had it not been so eco-friendly.
SAP this week details plans to launch innovation services that will help users of its products realise the benefits even faster.