Hitachi Consulting Selects SAP(R) Carbon Impact On-Demand Solution to Support Environmental Vision

Jan 20, 2010, 08:00 ET from SAP AG

WALLDORF, Germany, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hitachi Consulting, the business and IT consulting company of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), has signed an agreement to use the SAP® Carbon Impact on-demand solution from SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to help measure and manage its carbon footprint reduction efforts. Hitachi, Ltd. has stated long-term environmental targets of becoming emission-neutral as a company by 2015 ("Vision 2015") and helping to reduce global CO2 emissions in general by 100 million tons annually by 2025 ("Vision 2025") through manufacturing efficiencies and more efficient use of Hitachi products.

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Hitachi Consulting will use SAP Carbon Impact to establish and report on its carbon emissions inventory, plan and manage strategic carbon reduction initiatives, and analyze and communicate results. The company will also develop a set of best practices for SAP Carbon Impact and determine a deployment methodology that can be implemented by other Hitachi divisions and clients.

"Our choice of SAP Carbon Impact reflects our strong support for SAP's sustainability strategy and solutions," said Todd Price, managing vice president, Environmental Sustainability Solutions, Hitachi Consulting. "This software will help us as we drive our internal carbon and environmental efforts toward the Hitachi Vision 2025 initiative."

SAP Carbon Impact helps businesses credibly measure and compare carbon intensity across operations, establish reduction targets and execute on the most effective abatement strategies. The software provides customers the insight needed to more clearly measure, mitigate and monetize greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts across their internal operations and supply chains.

SAP Carbon Impact is part of the comprehensive portfolio of sustainability solutions from SAP, including the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Sustainability Performance Management application, the SAP® Environment, Health, and Safety Management application and SAP® Best Practices packages for sustainability. Visit the sustainability solutions area on SAP.com for more details.

Contact: Evan Welsh, +1 (610) 203-9742, evan.welsh@sap.com, EST

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