Autodesk, Arch Chemicals and Fisker Automotive are planning to use SAP’s Carbon Impact OnDemand solution to help them reduce their energy and carbon footprints across their entire operations and supply chains.
SAP introduced an enhanced version of the solution that can help companies report, analyze and reduce their global energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand 5.0 enables companies to adapt their carbon reduction strategy to changing global market environments, including new regulations, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mandatory Reporting Rule.
The SAP solution enables companies to address the costs of energy and carbon without any software installation requirements. With 5.0, companies can establish an inventory and benchmark of their global environmental performance across all facilities with the option to obtain language support for more than 50 countries.
The new version can also help companies achieve cost savings by developing the optimal strategy for energy and emissions reduction for both the entire company and global product supply chains based on financial and operational parameters.
SAP says the solution also reduces reporting costs, improves data accuracy and shortens reporting cycles by automating data collection from multiple sources and systems, including metering systems, utilities, building management systems, third-party applications and the on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) application.
The solution also provides businesses with an auditable calculation of their global energy and carbon inventories for carbon registries and regulatory authorities worldwide, including the Carbon Disclosure Project and the EPA. It also helps companies establish a systematic approach to reducing their global energy and carbon footprint with benchmarking capabilities, analytical tools and best-practices content.
In addition, SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand is the first SAP solution developed to run natively in the cloud, delivering traditional benefits of on-demand software such as getting users up and running instantly and delivering measurable cost advantages.
A growing number of industry leaders including Arch Chemicals, Autodesk, and Fisker Automotive, are using SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand to manage their total environmental impact including energy efficiency and carbon footprint at all global locations.
“SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand will enable us to comprehensively manage our total environmental impact at all locations worldwide, including energy efficiency,” says Doug Udall, director of Sustainability, Arch Chemicals. “Its on-demand functionality will help us track our carbon footprint and navigate the complex requirements for voluntary and mandatory reporting, including CDP reporting.”
SAP also is using SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand 5.0 to analyze its own energy use and the impact on its global carbon footprint. The solution helped SAP identify key areas for implementing carbon-efficient operations, including travel, data centers, buildings and commitment to renewable energy. It also allowed the company to shorten the reporting cycle for its sustainability reporting, which is now updated quarterly.