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SAP Named Highest-Ranked Software Company in 2009 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach and include sustainability leaders from each industry on a global and regional level respectively. The annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices.
In addition to its inclusion in the DJSI, SAP has previously been recognized for its sustainable business practices by the Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world and the FTSE4Good index. SAP has also been named to the Global Challenges Index, which recognizes transparency and anti-corruption.
In 2009 SAP announced an increased strategic focus on sustainability, which includes both managing its internal operations in a sustainable way and delivering solutions that support its customers' sustainable business practices. As part of its focus, SAP committed to an aggressive goal of reducing its carbon footprint to year-2000 levels by 2020, representing a nearly 50 percent reduction from SAP's 2007 carbon emissions (see "SAP Increases Focus on Sustainable Business"). Together with its partners, SAP also offers an array of sustainability solutions and is actively researching and developing additional solutions for energy efficiency, resource allocation, and carbon measurement and management. SAP's acquisition of Clear Standards, now branded as the SAP® Carbon Impact on-demand solution, is a recent example of its corporate commitment to providing solutions that directly address sustainability issues.
Details of SAP's sustainability efforts, solutions and product roadmap may be found in its online sustainability report.
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