sustainability

Sustainability

at SAP TechEd

The focus of SAP’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts builds on our vision to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. By working closely with our world class partners and vendors and their own high sustainability standards, we are able to achieve impressive results at SAP TechEd.

 

Travel smart:

Climate protection. Help SAP reduce the emission of greenhouse gases! We are calculating the amount of unavoidable emissions generated by travelling conference participants, so that we can then match or surpass reduction or prevention of emissions in areas where we DO have control. Answer a simple five-step travel survey and you are on your way to contributing to our carbon offset effort! 

 

Fill it Forward 

Stay hydrated – and provide clean water to those in need. If you are an attendee at SAP TechEd Barcelona, you will each receive a special conference water bottle along with a bottle tag and a Fill it Forward app download card. The bottle is yours to use at the conference and keep for your personal use. Simply stick the tag on your bottle, download the Fill it Forward app, then scan the tag each time you refill. You will be providing nourishment to yourself and to others! Give clean water, track your footprint, and stay hydrated! Sponsored by IBM Power Systems.

 

Catering:

Plastics. Due to our Beyond Single Use Plastics Project we try not to use single-use plastics in the food and beverage area. We’re implementing the Fill It Forward program to address this.

 

Cups. The BIO cups are made out recycled cupboard material. In addition, cup lids are not being used as there is no sustainable alternative to plastic lids available.

 

Leftovers. The catering department is proud to collaborate with the local NGO Nutrició sense fronteres (Nutrition Without Borders) in its project “BCN comparteix el menjar” (BCN shares its food), which manages a network of food resources to help reducing poverty in Barcelona. Through this project, NutritionWithoutBorders (NSF) supplies surplus food from hotels or other catering outlets to the nearest social kitchens.

Waste Separation. Waste separation is done during all the rubbish collection.

 

Mobile App:

We will deliver conference information through the mobile event app and online conference Web site to significantly reduce printed material usage.

 

Energy:

This Event is powered by 100% renewable electricity.

 

We are using modern technology in all our machinery in order to save electricity.

 

Ways you can get involved:

Travel to the event by foot or via public transportation.

 

Use the provided conference water bottle. Refill and scan at the provided water stations to help measure impact.

 

Toss your recycling or trash into the correct bins onsite.

 

Questions/Contact Info: For further information, questions, comments please contact: TechEd_sustainability@sap.com