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Working together for climate neutrality

Measuring and managing the CO₂ footprint plays an important role in achieving net zero emissions. SAP and BearingPoint know this, too.
E-3 Magazine
April 15, 2022
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

SAP and management and technology consultancy BearingPoint have announced a collaboration in the area of solutions to determine the ecological footprint, especially of greenhouse gas emissions. Both companies want to jointly design and develop a future-oriented solution to support customers on their way to climate neutrality.

Measuring and managing the CO₂ footprint plays an important role in achieving net zero emissions and is part of the climate protection program promoted by SAP. Companies are increasingly under pressure to determine their CO₂ footprint not only at company level but also for individual products. In doing so, however, many companies face the challenge of collecting, consolidating and allocating data. With the recently launched SAP Cloud for Sustainable Enterprises solution, SAP solutions for sustainability, and BearingPoint's many years of experience in calculating emissions, the two companies are well equipped to develop innovative solutions that enable customers to track their environmental footprint across their entire value chain.

"By partnering SAP and BearingPoint for joint development, we are combining two great strengths: BearingPoint has extensive experience helping clients identify opportunities to reduce emissions and achieve sustainability goals; and SAP has innovation capabilities, an extensive systems landscape, and a broad range of customers. As partners, together we will redefine the boundaries of what is possible to bring business closer to the goal of carbon neutrality"says Gunther Rothermel, SVP, Head of S/4 Hana Sustainability, SAP.

While many companies already record and analyze their Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the entire value chain, including Scope 3 emissions. To do this, networks must support data exchange with partners such as suppliers, customers, auditors, and authorities, even if they use different IT systems. SAP Product Footprint Management builds on BearingPoint's deep expertise in calculating the footprint at the company and product level and in using algorithms.

Thus, the solution supports data collection as well as calculations to measure the complete CO₂ footprint and ecological balance. The SAP solution is fully integrated into S/4 Hana and the intelligent enterprise architecture and can also be linked to other data sources. This makes it possible to automatically assess the footprint along the entire value chain, even in heterogeneous system landscapes.

"The partnership with BearingPoint accelerates the solution roadmap for SAP Product Footprint Management and will help us become one of the leading providers of solutions for calculating the environmental footprint of products. These solutions will help our customers make their products and services significantly more sustainable."says Peter Maier, President, Industries and Customer Advisory, SAP.

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