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Ten Years in a Row: SAP Ranked as Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Newsbyte | September 15, 2016 by SAP News

WALLDORFSAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has maintained its position as the software industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the tenth consecutive year.

DJSI is a leading benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability aspects into their portfolios. SAP has been listed since the start of the indices in 1999.

SAP reached a total score of 78% (top score), up two percentage points from the previous year, despite more requirements from DJSI. The company scored the best results in its industry in all three sustainability dimensions:

  • Economic: 74% (+3 percentage points from 2015); industry average is 43%
  • Environmental: 83% (+5 percentage points from 2015); industry average is 29%
  • Social: 83% (same as 2015); industry average is 26%

SAP has industry leading scores in 8 of the 19 key dimensions including: Materiality, Privacy Protection, Climate Strategy, Environmental Reporting, Operational Eco-Efficiency, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Human Capital Development, and Social Reporting.

Furthermore, independent sustainability rating agency oekom research ranked SAP as the leader in the software and IT services sector in its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Review. Since 2009, the oekom Corporate Responsibility Review has reported annually on global corporate responsibility, documenting central trends in the integration of sustainability criteria into corporate governance.

In this year’s report, oekom points out that “an opportunity to improve sustainability performance could lie in the UN-endorsed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP, said: “Using the UN SDGs as guiding principles for our sustainable company strategy reflects our approach. We are proud that our sustainability leadership was once again recognized by DJSI and oekom research.”

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Bettina Wunderle, +49 7544 970538, bettina.wunderle@sap.com, CET

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