SAP, the German multinational software company, today announced that it will power all its data centers and facilities globally with 100 percent renewable electricity starting in 2014.
The shift will help minimize the company's carbon footprint as it moves to a cloud business model, and will help eliminate carbon emissions caused by its customers' systems by moving them into a green cloud.
The move is a result of SAP's commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from operations to levels of the year 2000 by 2020. Not only is the company actively mitigating the environmental impact of cloud computing, but it is also active in implementing new measures to reduce its carbon footprint such as building the first LEED-certified building in all of Brazil in 2013.
"Committing to 100 percent renewable electricity in our data centers and facilities is a natural consequence of our business model shift into the cloud," said Peter Graf, chief sustainability officer, SAP. "It's a beautiful example of how SAP puts sustainability at the core of its value creation."
SAP is a proud partner of the Livelihoods Fund, which it joined in 2013.
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