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 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 Las Vegas, 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. 


Food and Beverage Packaging

In partnership with Venetian/Sands, all food beverage packaging is compostable and will be sorted and recycled. 


Freeman Corporate Sustainability Efforts 

Freeman has just launched Freeman Sustainable Events, a set of products and services designed to make events more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Here are a few other initiatives that Freeman has incorporated into their sustainability practices: 

  • Event sustainability certification 
    Freeman is the first and only general service contractor to earn both ISO 20121 and APEX/ ASTM event sustainability certification. Details can be found here.
  • Changing carpet cleaning method from water-based to foam  
    Saves 202,000 gallons of water per year. 
  • Centralization of carpet distribution operation  
    Eliminates approximately 667,000 truck miles, saving 9,500 gallons of diesel and keeping 95 tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere. 
  • The Freeman branch and warehouse “Power Down” program  
    Has reduced our electrical consumption by 9% year-to-date.