Best Buildings Challenge SAP


Challenge Commitment
428,000 Square Feet

20% reduction in energy, water and waste in 2 years

Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software. Founded in 1972, SAP (which stands for "Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing") has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP applications and services enable more than 183,000 customers worldwide to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. We believe that the power of our people, products, and partners unleashes growth and creates significant new value for our customers, SAP, and, ultimately, entire industries and the economy at large. Our mission is to help companies of all sizes and industries to run better. Our vision is to help the world run better.

At SAP, we are committed to making the world run better. While this is a bold and ambitious statement, we have given great thought to our role in the world and recognize this as our guiding vision. We want to create a better run world where organizations are able to spot and seize new opportunities – all while balancing risk, for profitable growth. And a world where leaders balance strategic business and moral obligations, in serving their customers, partners, employees and stakeholders alike.

SAP views sustainability as core to our overall business strategy and seeks to embed enabling business processes across our enterprise. Our definition of sustainability is the holistic management of societal, environmental, and economic risks and opportunities for increased short- and long-term profitability.

We are committed to improving our own operations to be more sustainable and to delivering customer solutions that can help improve sustainability on a grand scale. Over the past 10 years, our efforts have been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for upholding ethical, environmental, social, and governance values.

“SAP is committed to developing innovations that help run operations more sustainably for ourselves and our customers,” said Peter Graf, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP. “A key part of SAP’s sustainability leadership is our dedication to environmentally-sustainable buildings, including optimizing the efficiency of our existing buildings and when creating new buildings from the ground up. By participating in the California Best Buildings Challenge, all companies have an opportunity to demonstrate how they are driving sustainability into their core business strategy and communities.”



Annual Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor


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Gold Sponsor

Rudolph and Sletten

Gold Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

U.S. Green Building Council -
North California Chapter

560 Mission St. Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 659-9404