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Driving Innovation out of the SAP Sustainability Labs Markdorf and Siegen (location environment)

I like to refer to one of the top messages of SAP.


Everything we do is guided by our vision “Help the world run better and improve peoples’ lives” through our integrated strategy. We enable our customers to create positive economic, environmental and social impact on the world.


This is a clear statement to sustainability as enabler as well as exemplar. But this is also a clear commitment to innovation.


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“Sustainability is driving innovation”


Innovation is not limited to software development or to our products. Innovation is also part of the overall location environment.

So, the message is clear: “Do what you preach”

It is very difficult to document and present all activities of the Sustainability Lab. In the following list you can find a quick overview about all Sustainability Innovations and activities in Markdorf and Siegen. If you want more information, please call us.


  • First mover in e-car pool for employees
  • Mobility award for sustainable commuting
  • Efficient usage of our TwoGo commuting software
  • First location with 100% renewable energy
  • Heat pump for usage of data center energy to worm the building in wintertime
  • Solar farm for generating electric energy
  • Sustainability garden including outdoor meeting room 
  • 10 Sustainability Champions to boost Sustainability activities
  • Monthly Sustainability corner to talk about hot topics
  • SAP internal Sustainabiltiy days as networking and know how exchange platform (200 participants across the globe)
  • Innovation Days with integrated d-shop environment (100 participants)
  • Two Sustainability Content conferences for customers (100 participants)
  • 30 Students (10% of all employees) to foster innovation and develop talents
  • D-shop environment for innovative ideas
  • Design thinking environment for all development teams
  • Health and sports events to foster work life balance
  • Pilot for the SAP Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO14001
  • Central contact point concerning sustainability in the SAP Labs Network


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