The company reported that in 2010, it had saved $470 million in energy costs thanks to real, focused efforts to drive energy efficient practices throughout the organization (like its penchant for teleconferencing) and reduce its carbon impact. Speaking of which, SAP has made huge gains on the renewable energy front. Triple Pundit has the details.
While SAP scored impressive reductions in total greenhouse gas emissions, data center energy consumption, and total energy consumed between 2009 and 2010, one metric in particular stands out. Renewable energy now meets 48% SAP’s needs, up from 16% from a year earlier. Over a third of SAP’s electricity is from hydro; and about 10% is from wind, much of that from the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs). While solar for now provides SAP only a tiny sliver of the firm’s energy, its Waldorf, Germany headquarters and Palo Alto offices generate almost 2200 megawatts of electricity annually.
If you’d like to pore over more data, point your browser to SAP’s Sustainability Report website. (By the way, it’s an excellent template to follow if your company’s behind on the CSR front.)