Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111
Environment, Health, and Safety supports your organization in managing business processes related to the environment, health, and safety. This solution provides functionality to support you in the following scenarios and their corresponding processes: Incident Management and Environment Management.
In this blog, I will go into detail about the key innovation for this release, relating to Environment Management.
Management of Environmental Summary Reports
With this SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 release, you can create environmental reports and get a summary of the available environmental data in the system. The app provides a framework for creating summary reports that can serve as guidance on how to create environmental summary reports. You can use the reports to fulfill legal and internal reporting requirements. In addition to reports containing current environmental data, you can also make up a snapshot of projected environmental data based on the setup of compliance activities for a future period. The app provides an example template for managing greenhouse gas reports.
Accordingly, to the 2015 Climate Summit in Paris, the international community agreed to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C when possible and to keep it below 2 °C.
This can only be achieved if global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are rapidly reduced.
Please see also the outcomes of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference here
The GHG inventory covers the seven direct greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Protocol:
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Methane (CH4)
- Nitrous oxide (N2O)
- Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
- Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)
- Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)
- Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3)
These gases contribute directly to climate change owing to their positive radiative forcing effect. HFCs, PFCs, SF6, and NF3 are collectively known as the ‘F-gases’.
In general terms, the largest contributor to global warming is carbon dioxide which makes it the focus of many climate change initiatives. Methane and nitrous oxide contributes to a smaller proportion, typically <20%, and the contribution of f–gases is even smaller (in spite of their high Global Warming Potentials) at <5% of the total.
Also reported are four indirect greenhouse gases:
- Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC)
- Sulphur dioxide (SO2)
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and NMVOCs are included in the inventory because they can produce increases in tropospheric ozone concentrations, and this increases radiative forcing (warming of the atmosphere). Sulphur dioxide is included because it contributes to aerosol formation which can either warm (through absorption of solar radiation on dark particles) or cool (from forming cloud droplets and reflecting radiation) the atmosphere.
For more information about greenhouse gas emissions, see
Management of Greenhouse Gas Reports
With this feature, you can prepare and generate greenhouse gas report files for emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, dinitrogen oxide, and carbon dioxide equivalents. Based on the greenhouse gas report form, you can select the specific criteria that you need (plant, type of equipment) and generate the report file.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 can also help companies to achieve their greenhouse gas emission targets. The just-concluded COP26 event in Glasgow reminded us, how urgent and critical this is.
You can use this app to do the following:
- Specify report details, such as main location and reporting period.
- Generate a report file.
- Download a report file.
- Provide an infrastructure for customer-defined summary reports in the environment management solution
- Offer guidance for service teams on how to develop additional customer-defined summary reports.
Demo: Generate an environmental report about the greenhouse gas emissions of a given location for a specific period of time-based on the available information about that location in the system (including audio).
Early Release Series
Consume Our SAP S/4HANA Cloud Early Release Series Offline
As we recently delivered a number of live sessions around all of these topics as part of our SAP S/4HANA Cloud Early Release series, there is even more information that you can consume in order to learn more about the latest SAP S/4HANA Cloud release. While our customers, partners and colleagues had the chance to participate and engage with the experts during the live sessions hosted via the SAP Learning Hub, we don’t want to keep this great compilation of information from you. Therefore, we have designed this new SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 Early Release Series Brochure which enables you to consume the replays, presentations, and system demos of the online sessions at your convenience. Find the topics of your interest, view or download the materials, or just bookmark the brochure to benefit from the latest information on the SAP S/4HANA Cloud release.
Picture 1: The new brochure of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 Early Release Series contains replays, presentations, and system demos of the online sessions that were recently held.
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For more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, check out the following links:
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud release info here
- Sven Denecken’s SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 Release Blog
- Latest SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release Blogs here and previous release highlights here
- Product videos on our SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA YouTube playlist
- SAP S/4HANA PSCC Digital Enablement Wheel here
- Early Release Webinar Series here
- Inside SAP S/4HANA Podcast here
- Inside SAP S/4HANA Podcast here
- Best practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud here
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud Community: here
- Feature Scope Description here
- What’s New here
- Help Portal Product Page here
- Implementation Portal here