Manufacturers improve carbon management with SAP services

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SAP and the not-for-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) are experiencing increasing demand for CDP Reporter Services.

Services include solutions based on sustainability software from SAP, enabling manufacturers and others to access both business analytics and industry data in order to benchmark their energy and carbon footprints. Since its debut in 2010, the software has been adopted by more than 40 corporations, including Cisco, DuPont, E.On, Boeing and Hess, all of which are using the analytics to assess and maximise ROI from cost-saving greenhouse gas reduction activities as well as income-generating business opportunities. "Using the CDP analytics tool to benchmark [against] other sustainability leaders highlighted useful information to share with our internal strategy teams," states Dawn Rittenhouse, director of sustainable development at DuPont. "CDP analytics enable us to benchmark our improving emissions performance and seek out further opportunities to drive down our carbon footprint," adds Richard Scott, head of Consultancy, E.On Sustainable Energy. "CDP Reporter Services is critical to Cisco's carbon reduction efforts, with CDP analytics as the primary data source to confirm that our business partners are tracking their energy use and publicly reporting their GHG emissions," comments Darrel Stickler, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco Systems. CDP Reporter Services combine dynamic reporting based on analytics and sustainability software from SAP with CDP's database, containing information from some 3,000 companies on their GHG emissions, water management and climate change strategies. Companies can benchmark their business performance, identify risks and opportunities in operations, and analyse the findings across multiple sites and geographies.