SAP’s portfolio, including Product Footprint Management, selected for digital transformation agenda


LONDON, UK  SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Faith in Nature, the award-winning natural beauty product supplier and manufacturer, has selected its ERP portfolio to enable long-term sustainable growth. Through SAP partner, Codestone, Faith in Nature will strengthen its market position as a UK-based champion of vegan and ethical beauty products, and maintain its environmental credentials with SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Product Footprint Management and SAP Analytics Cloud.

Faith in Nature is a fast-growing manufacturer and supplier of plant-based, cruelty-free hair, body, skin, and home care products. Locally produced in Manchester, its expert knowledge of natural extracts – alongside advanced eco-conscious production techniques – has led to soaring demand from environmentally-conscious consumers.

Faith in Nature needed a new ERP environment to embark upon its next stage of growth. Powered by SAP Business Technology Platform, it can source robust and trusted data across its operations, support its planning and forecasting, and create a clear and unique market position.

SAP Product Footprint Management, for instance, will empower Faith in Nature to strengthen its sustainability credentials and run clean operations with quick, actionable insights into the carbon footprint of individual products, such as its natural origin soap bars, laundry liquid and body washes. The solution balances the economic and ecological considerations of products to help achieve true sustainable profitability, supports auditable carbon figures for tenders, frameworks and contracting, as well as customer, employee and investor relations, and helps drive informed business decisions.

In addition to building a strong foundation for environmental measurement and action, the natural beauty product supplier and manufacturer benefits from having clear visibility into its end-to-end business processes with SAP Business ByDesign. By uniting every business function onto one platform, it can streamline operations, track spend and demand, build resiliency to new changes and be agile to new opportunities. Moreover, with SAP Analytics Cloud, it can analyse its business data at scale, in the cloud, and transform forecasting and planning.

Ryan Poggi, Managing Director, SAP UK & Ireland, said: “Faith in Nature is one of the UK’s most exciting companies focused on delivering ethical, cruelty-free consumer goods at scale. As demand for their natural beauty products continues to soar, our cutting-edge ERP solutions with the ability to measure and track environmental progress, will be critical in helping them to realise their ambitions and reach new heights. Our tailored portfolio provides the perfect platform for sustainable growth and to enable them to stand out from their peers.”

Candice Brett, Finance Director at Faith in Nature, said: “Every single one of our products is locally produced with natural, environmentally conscious ingredients, but our passion for harnessing the power of nature to deliver great products has global appeal. As we look to bring our products and proposition to new markets, we needed an ERP solution that could scale with us and help keep our sustainability goals on track. SAP was an obvious choice and we look forward to reaping the environmental and business rewards of a modern digital transformation programme.”

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