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Newsbyte: Ten Years Running, SAP Named One of Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies Globally

WALLDORF, Germany, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment advisory company, released its Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for 2014. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has been noted as one of the top 100 most sustainable companies in the world for the 10th year in a row.

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In its 10th year, the Global 100 has come to be recognized as one of the standards in corporate sustainability analysis. Companies named to the Global 100 are the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors. Inclusion in the index is determined using 12 quantitative sustainability indicators, including the amount of revenue companies generate per unit of energy consumption, the ratio of CEO to average worker salary and lost time injury rate.

"Inclusion in this list shows that our sustainability strategy is working and continues to keep SAP at the vanguard of corporate sustainability," said Peter Graf, chief sustainability officer, SAP. "Increasingly business leaders and investors want to understand how sustainable their partners are. Guides like this are critically important in helping them make decisions about who to do business with."

In addition to SAP's inclusion in the Global 100 list every year since its inception in 2005, SAP has led the software sector in Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for seven consecutive years. As one of the top-scoring companies in its industry, SAP has qualified for inclusion in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2014 and received the Industry Leader and Gold Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance. The company was also included in the FTSE4Good Index, and CDP's Global 500 Climate Disclosure and Performance Leadership Indexes [PDF].

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews and @sustainablesap.

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