SAP joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 Network

SAP joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 Network

January 20, 2020
Press Release: SAP

Another Plastic Free World Conference & Expo exhibitor has signed-up to the CE100

SAP has announced that it is joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100, a collaborative network of businesses, innovators, cities and governments, universities and thought leaders who work together to accelerate adoption of circular economy practices and processes that maximize the use of resources.

“SAP believes that business can deliver circular solutions at scale,” said Daniel Schmid, chief sustainability officer, SAP. “We aspire to a world of zero waste and enable companies with digital solutions to enhance their resource productivity. We are excited to join and collaborate with CE100 Network to bring our technical capabilities to both large and small companies across industries, and to help them to innovate ways to advance the circular economy.”

Many of the world’s largest companies are SAP’s customers, and 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. SAP frequently collaborates with industry partners to contribute to Goal 12 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’. The objective is to create new circular solutions that accelerate marketplaces for waste materials, enable more responsible production methods through the use of advanced data, provide waste management insights and ensure better consumer and citizen experiences.

“Having SAP join CE100 is exciting because they have experience working across major industries,” said Joe Murphy, CE100 lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation. “It will be great to have their unique expertise in the network.”

The SAP product portfolio includes cloud software designed specifically to support corporate materials management, such as plastics and packaging, metals, wood and paper products, electronics and capital equipment. The company’s Ariba Network, the world’s largest business-to-business network, is creating a new global marketplace for suppliers of recycled plastics and plastic alternatives. It will allow brands to connect more sustainably with recycled plastics and alternative supply sources through waste-picker communities.

SAP is committed to eliminating single-use plastics in the organization by the end of 2020 and aims to be a carbon-neutral organization by 2025.

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2020 will take place at Cologne Messe, Germany, on Tuesday 16 June and Wednesday 17 June. To register for this highly focused, solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email

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