Year in Review: How SAP Helped the World Run Better and Improved People’s Lives in 2018

As the year comes to an end, most people tend to be surprised by how quickly it passed. We look back and review what we achieved, wondering if we had a positive impact on the world and if we were able to change someone’s life for the better.

In this spirit, SAP has stepped back to look at how it has lived up to the company’s vision and purpose to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. In line with this enduring purpose, SAP has embraced the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) from the start, when world leaders adopted them in 2015 to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

But how can a global business contribute? What are possible paths to take? How can you make a difference through partnership and collaboration with employees, customers, and partners? Check out this video featuring highlights of SDG action.

To help raise awareness of the goals, SAP has launched the Wheel of Purpose, an online quiz that encourages people to explore the SDGs and SAP’s efforts to help achieve them in a fun way. It contains 17 questions, one for each SDG, and focuses on how the enabling power of IT can help eradicate poverty and create a world that assures economic opportunities for all; support good health and well-being and ensure greater equality and diversity; and build a healthier, more sustainable planet.

If you’re curious to find out more, feel free to spin the Wheel of Purpose. Answers to the questions can be found at SAP and the UN Global Goals, where you can also find more stories of how SAP and its customers are contributing in practice.

Let’s not rest on the progress made, but continue to work together to get closer to the UN’s 2030 vision of a better world — more and more every year.