Demand boost for SAP’s CDP software

Software allows companies to calculate carbon footprint, cost-savings from improving emissions

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Demand boost for SAP’s CDP software Software by SAP and non-profit group Carbon Disclosure Project has seen a boost in demand. (Getty Images)
By  Georgina Enzer Published  September 9, 2011

SAP and the not-for-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) are reporting a boost in demand for their CDP Reporter Services, which are designed to help companies to access advanced analytics and industry data required to benchmark their energy and carbon footprints.

Since the software was introduced in 2010, over 40 companies have adopted the software, including Cisco, DuPont, E.ON, Boeing and Hess.

"CDP Reporter Services are critical to Cisco's carbon reduction efforts, with CDP analytics as the primary data source to confirm that our business partners and suppliers are tracking their energy use and publicly reporting their GHG emissions and reduction commitments to CDP," said Darrel Stickler, Sustainable Business Practices, Cisco Systems.

Companies are using analytics to understand and maximise the return on investment from reducing greenhouse gas emissions and income-generating business opportunities.

The software utilises a combination of dynamic reporting based on analytics, and sustainability software from SAP with CDP's database containing information from over 3,000 companies on their GHG emissions, water management and climate change strategies.

The software is designed to allow an enterprise to benchmark its business performance relative to peers, identify risks and opportunities in operations, and analyse the findings across multiple entities and geographies.

"Using the CDP analytics tool to benchmark other sustainability leaders highlighted useful information to share with our internal strategy teams," said Dawn Rittenhouse, director, Sustainable Development, DuPont.

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