By Tom Raftery on December 3, 2019
The science is in. We need to significantly reduce our carbon emissions to limit the amount of warming our planet undergoes as a consequence of climate change. The good news is, technology is rising up to meet this challenge. The bad news is it needs to do far more, and do it faster. How is […]
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The kind of commitment to sustainability which Xerox demonstrates is very rare. It should be the norm.
By Tom Raftery on January 27, 2011
I had a phone call recently with Patty Calkins. Patty is Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety for Xerox Corp. I knew Xerox had a good environmental record but until talking to Patty, I had no idea just how good! To put this in context, let’s take a quick look at how long they […]
By Sandy Kemsley on May 17, 2010
Peter Graf, SAP’s Chief Sustainabilty Officer, and Scott Bolick, VP Sustainability, spoke to a group of bloggers and analysts at a sustainability roundtable today. Graf started with SAP’s definition of sustainability: increase short and long-term profitability by holistically managing economic, social and environmental risks and opportunities. Sustainability changes business processes drastically, especially those processes that […]
By Tom Raftery on May 15, 2010
SAP released its 2009 Sustainability Report during the week and if last years Sustainability Report was good, this one is outta the park! SAP released their first Sustainability Report in November 08 reporting on the 2007 year. It was a good initial effort (prepared in accordance with the GRI guidelines and achieving a “C” level […]
By Jason Busch on March 30, 2010
It makes my Spend Management blood boil to read this article in the Washington Times about how some Federal employees have taken it upon themselves to define their own travel policies and stick tax payers with the bill. If true, some of the suggestions in here feel downright criminal. To frame the context of the […]
By Tom Raftery on March 26, 2010
Here is this Friday’s Green Numbers round-up: GE Announces Major European Offshore Wind Expansion with a Planned €340 Million Investment for Manufacturing, Engineering and Service Facilities in Four Countries GE today announced plans to invest approximately €340 million to develop or expand its wind turbine manufacturing, engineering and service facilities in four European countries—the United […]
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By Tom Raftery on November 3, 2009
Sustainability reporting is a bit all over the place. Standards, such as they are, are many, not widely agreed on, and are loosely observed.
One of the better sustainability reports to emerge this year was SAP’s. Unlike the staid PDF documents most companies put out, SAP’s is a website which allows reasonably deep linking ( here’s […]
By Brian Sommer on October 22, 2009
ERP vendors don’t get sustainability. They think it’s about collecting all of a user’s electric and gas bills to determine their carbon footprint. They think it’s a reporting exercise. If they can develop a spreadsheet with more rows and columns than the next ERP vendor, then they have achieved some sort of market leading, product excellence crown of achievement.
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