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SOURCE SAP SE
WALLDORF, Germany, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has been recognized as one the top 100 green power users by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the U.S., SAP buys 86 million kilowatt-hours of renewable power annually, sufficient to meet 100 percent of the company's electricity use. SAP is also ranked number 10 on the Top 30 Tech & Telecom list.
The EPA estimates that the annual green power purchase by SAP is equal to avoiding carbon emissions from more than 12,000 passenger vehicles or 8,000 average American homes in a year.
Earlier this year, SAP announced that its data centers and all offices run on electricity from only renewable sources. This will help eliminate carbon emissions caused by its customers' systems by moving them into a green cloud. SAP is also adding more electric vehicles to its company car fleet. The goal is to have 20 percent electric cars by 2020 and these will be powered by renewable energy.
"SAP takes a holistic approach to sustainability and this recognition by the EPA is great validation for our environmental efforts," said Daniel Schmid, chief sustainability officer, SAP SE. "Since taking wide-reaching measures in 2008, SAP has reduced its carbon footprint by nine percent in spite of a strong company growth. SAP is committed to preserving natural resources and helping our customers do the same."
In addition to the spot among the top green power users in the U.S., SAP has been ranked the No. 1 software and services company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past seven years.
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