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SAP Integrated Report: 1% GHG Cut Yields $5.3 Million Operating Profit

SAP Integrated Report: 1% GHG Cut Yields $5.3 Million Operating Profit

The software giant is one of 1,500 companies globally to publish an integrated report, linking financial and non-financial performance. While the practice has been slow to take off in the US, a growing number of companies are realizing the business benefits of linking the two.

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Why a Sustainable Supply Chain Is Key to Staying Competitive (Hint: Look at Apple)

Apple’s latest supply chain audit report shows its push for more rigorous environmental standards and renewable energy production across its supply chain is working: suppliers in 2015 diverted more than 73,000 metric tons of waste from landfills and saved more than 3.8 billion gallons of freshwater. Other companies should take … Read more »

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per … Read more »

EHS

Top EHS Software Suppliers Named

The leading environment, health and safety software suppliers are CMO, Enablon, Gensuite, Intelex, Medgate, ProcessMAP, IHS, SAP and Rivo, according to a Verdantix benchmark. The study findings are based on a 185-point questionnaire, live product demonstrations and buying preference data from interviews with 312 EHS managers in 18 countries around … Read more »

Green IT

Digital Business’ Role in Solving the Climate Crisis

Six major industries can save 7.6 gigatons (GT) of carbon emissions by digitizing business processes, according to a report by SAP. The software company examined businesses in six industries — utilities (2.2 GT), transportation and logistics (1.5 GT), manufacturing (0.7 GT), retail and consumer products (0.5GT), agriculture and food production … Read more »

Top Environmental Consulting, EHS Brands Revealed

ERM has the highest brand preference in the environment, health and safety consulting sector, the Bureau Veritas brand ranks highest in the verification sector, SAP tops the brand preference list in the EH&S software sector and IBM has the highest brand preference for EH&S technology services, according to a global … Read more »

Carbon Management Software Market to Skyrocket

The global carbon management software market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 32 percent from 2015-2019, according to a report by Technavio. Leading vendors, according to the report, are Accenture, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, IBM, Johnson Controls and SAP. The carbon management software market includes services, software, … Read more »

GRI

Future Trends in Sustainability Reporting

New data technology will lead to greater transparency with corporate reporting moving fully into the digital realm and occurring in real-time instead of annually, according analysis by the Global Reporting Initiative that looks at future trends in sustainability reporting. GRI’s Reporting 2025 paper is based on interviews and examines the … Read more »

EH&S Management Market to Skyrocket. Which Firms Will Benefit?

The global market for business and IT consulting services related to environment, health and safety information management and EH&S software will grow from $475 million in 2015 to $817 million in 2020, according to a forecast from Verdantix. Beneficiaries of the 11 percent annual growth rate are AECOM, CH2M, Deloitte, … Read more »

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SAP Reports on Environmental Performance

Through the use of renewable electricity certificates and carbon offsets, German software company SAP has created a completely carbon neutral cloud. The company’s sustainable cloud strategy is complemented by the use of 100 percent renewable energy at its data centers and facilities. SAP reported on its environmental performance and goals as part … Read more »

GRI

What is the Future of Sustainability Reporting?

The Global Reporting Initiative has launched a project aimed at promoting an international discussion about the future of sustainability reporting and disclosures. As part of the project, called Reporting 2025, GRI will, over the next year, interview thought leaders from various fields to identify the main issues that will be … Read more »

IR Technology Initiative Launched

CRedit360, Deloitte, PwC and other leading technology companies have joined forces to look at how technology can underpin trends in corporate reporting, and in particular can be applied to assist in the global adoption of integrated reporting. Launched this week by the International Integrated Reporting Council, the IR Technology Initiative … Read more »