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With so many different sustainability regulations, organizations, venture capitalists and “green washing”, the road to adopting sustainable best practices can be a tricky one to navigate. Thankfully, SAP remains dedicated to its sustainability commitments, working with leading-edge customers like Autodesk and Baker Hughes to help them cut through the sustainability clutter to run greener, cleaner and safer. And judging from the quality and quantity of sustainability customers presenting at the Run Better campus at SAPPHIRE NOW from Madrid, attendees will walk away green with envy.

I recently spoke to Marty Etzel, vice president of Sustainability Solutions at SAP, to understand why sustainability is closely integrated into the Run Better campus in Madrid and what types of customer examples we’ll see. According to Etzel, manufacturing makes up a big part of the Run Better campus offering the perfect home to showcase SAP’s sustainability prowess since the two are so tightly linked to begin with. And yes, there will be plenty of great customer presentations on hand.

“Nearly all of the approximately 15 different sessions will have customers speaking,” said Etzel. “From environment, health and safety, to energy management and sustainability reporting, there will be plenty of opportunities for attendees to interact with customers running real sustainability solutions, with real business benefits.”

Etzel said there will be several “meet the customer” sessions where attendees can meet in a roundtable conversation with customers to hear how they implemented the solutions, the benefits they achieved, and the challenges they overcame.  One such example is Danone who will discuss how they created carbon footprint labels for every one of their thousands of products.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the SAP sustainability customers and the topic areas they will be covering at SAPPHIRE NOW from Madrid:

  • EONEnvironmental Compliance
  • WitteEnergy Management/MII
  • Solvay – Product Safety (chemical)
  • Arcelor Mittal – Operational Risk Management and Incident Management

Eager to learn more? Don’t delay, type “sustainability” into the agenda builder today!

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