Software giant is confident it will meet its long-term carbon reduction targets after reducing carbon emissions by 4% in 2010.
SAP AG's carbon emissions fell 4% in 2010, a year in which its business software sales grew 17%. The software giant produced 103 kilatons of carbon emissions during the fourth quarter, turning out to be its best quarter in SAP history due to a 35% increase in revenue. SAP exceeded its 2010 carbon emissions goal and feels confident it will meet its long-term carbon reduction target of shrinking its carbon footprint to 2000 levels by 2020.
SAP carbon emissions reporting on a quarterly basis gave it the opportunity to evaluate performance mid-year and correct course if needed
According to SAP Spokesman Evan Welsh, the drop in carbon emissions can be traced to four areas. First, carbon emissions associated with employee commuting dropped 10%.