23 Mar '12, 7am

SAP Sustainability Update: Energy use grew with revenue in 2011

SAP Sustainability Update: Energy use grew with revenue in 2011

For enterprise software company SAP , 2011 was a banner year. Revenue was up 25 percent. "2011 has been our best year ever in terms of business activity," said Rami Branitzky, the firm's senior vice president of sustainability. But unlike in 2010, the company was not able to continue decoupling revenue growth from its emissions. Its absolute emissions rose 7.4 percent in 2011, which also saw a 25 percent increase in revenue, whereas emissions fell 5.7 percent in 2010 despite a 17 percent rise in revenue. Decoupling emissions from revenue has become a brass ring for companies that initiate sustainability programs. Following the initial reductions in energy use and carbon emissions that most firms attain by making energy efficiency improvements, finding a means of sustaining those reductions while also growing the business isn't easy . The reason for SAP's uptick in energy u...

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