SAP Asia Pacific Japan (AJP) has today appointed its first head of sustainability, digital industry veteran Susanna Hasenoehrl.
Before joining the multinational software corporation, Hasenoehrl was a director at Yara International, a digital farming agritech business, an advisor at Grobrix, a leader at The Climate Reality Project and an international keynote speaker on sustainable business and climate change.
Her newly-created role at SAP will be focused on sustainability solutions for strategic goals and regulatory compliance, as well as driving sustainability outcomes for the company’s go-to-market efforts.
According to Paul Marriot, president SAP APJ, “With Asia accounting for more than 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, it’s critical we focus on helping customers, partners, and governments in the region urgently develop and implement strategies and solutions to address climate challenge.
"This new role reinforces our ongoing commitment to strengthen our sustainability offering for customers and partners across APJ.”
The organisation is working towards zero emissions, Marriott said, with a particular focus on the circular economy and zero waste.
According to Hasenoehrl, “Asia is at a turning point when it comes to sustainability.
“Climate change is already having a dramatic impact on Asian nations, exacerbating natural disasters and disrupting agricultural patterns. I’m thrilled to be joining SAP, because it has incredible potential to drive fundamental, systemic change when it comes to sustainability.”
SAP’s sustainable technologies including carbon accounting and responsible and inclusive supply chain management are key tools for businesses to improve their environmental, social and governance outputs as they deploy an organisation-wide sustainability agenda. The company claims that its led the sustainable enterprise space for the last decade.
“Businesses are beginning to understand the enormous responsibility they have to eliminate carbon emissions from their supply chains, operations, products, and services. It’s a great time to join SAP on this journey, supporting and co-innovating with our APJ customers as we improve environmental and social performance," Hasenoehrl added.