Over the past several years, the concept of corporate sustainability has moved from the realm of feel-good public relations to that of serious business — with good reason. Sustainability often requires streamlining your company’s key processes, which in turn boosts the bottom line while upholding your corporate reputation, according to William Newman and Bill Rudiak of Newport Consulting Group.
“Most organizations agree that continuous sustainable performance is critical. It’s something investors and stakeholders want to see more and more. And it’s not just about stocks going up — they want to know you’ll be profitable for years,” says Newman.
SAP has drawn considerable attention and accolades for its own sustainability strategy, and many of its customers are following suit with their own initiatives. SAP companies have several options for creating sustainability programs, according to Newman and Rudiak. Choosing the right path depends greatly on your requirements; however, the need to implement an enterprise-wide sustainability program is real.
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