SAP Executives and Employees Join “Walk the World”

The global walkathon spanning all 24 times zones over a one-day period was aimed at fundraising and increasing awareness for the global struggle against child hunger. Ernie Gunst, SAP Corporate Officer and member of the Executive Council, was joined by other executives and employees in the walk in Vienna on the eve of the company’s international customer conference SAPPHIRE ’07, being held in Vienna, Austria, May 14 – 16.
The organization of the event and SAP’s participation was supported by numerous SAP employees in cities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), including London, Madrid, Lisbon, Rome, Dubai, Johannesburg, Moscow, Budapest and Ladenburg, Germany.
“Walk the World 2007 is an extremely commendable initiative and SAP employees across the EMEA region are very proud to play their part in this worthy cause,” said Gunst, who also acts as SAP’s executive sponsor for the World Food Programme initiative. “The World Food Programme is a key element of our corporate social responsibility program, and we are fully committed to this quest to fight global hunger.”
As part of its ongoing support for the UN WFP, SAP contributed €100,000 to Ethiopia’s school feeding initiative for children in November 2006. At the time, the company also announced two education initiatives for Mekelle Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and Addis Ababa University − Ethiopia’s leading institutions of higher learning. Through its SAP University Alliances program, these initiatives provide access to curricula, supporting materials and training as well as SAP’s global network of academic researchers on IT topics.

Source: SAP AG