Against the backdrop of increasing environmental awareness and legislation, information regarding Product Carbon Footprints has become ever more essential.

The Product Carbon Footprint, or CO2 Footprint, is a procedure used to determine the impact of a product on the climate. In addition to carbon dioxide, the Product Carbon Footprint also takes into account the effects of other greenhouse gasses. (CO₂ equivalents).

With SAP Product Footprint Management (PFM), the Product Carbon Footprint can be calculated for purchased products.

Benefits of SAP Product Footprint Management

  • Greater transparency and efficiency within supply chain processes
  • No system gaps between the operational SAP system and Product Footprint Management
  • Digitalization of sustainability
  • Identification of potential areas whereby CO2 Footprint can be improved
  • Basis for the development of sustainable product
  • Better transparency for clients and stakeholders
  • Fulfillment of legal obligations for reporting and declaration

With SAP Product Footprint Management, material movements are used in a read-only manner from the S/4HANA material master data. Data from SAP EHS and other data sources can be used in a flexible manner, and emission factors can be assigned. This information is used to automatically determine the carbon footprint of a given product. Further, this determined data can be analyzed and used in other processes, such as supplier evaluation, source determination, or pricing, etc.

The SAP Product Footprint Management is a cloud application that runs on the SAP Business Technology Platform.

Additional SI PRO special­izations related to sustainability

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Responsible Design and Production
SAP Recycling

SI PRO assists you in the planning, implementation, and support of SAP Product Footprint Management.

Typically, we conduct customer workshops on the following topics at the beginning of the project:

  • Project goals
  • Incorporation of the sustainability strategy
  • Identification of relevant business practices
  • Identification of relevant existing master data
  • Integration of own emission factors and from data providers
  • Calculations
  • Display of Product Footprint based on product inputs, outputs, and inventory
  • Integration Product Footprint in S/4HANA
  • Analysis of Product Footprint with visualization in dashboards

We prepare results and develop alternatives for implementation, and design target business processes and operative solutions based on SAP Product Footprint Management.

SI PRO brings industry leading best practices and in-house expertise, developed from a history of over 20 years in SAP sustainability projects.

SI PRO has the required knowledge and expertise in the following regulations and standards: Product Carbon Footprint DIN EN ISO 14067, Corporate Carbon DIN EN ISO 14064-1, GHG Greenhouse Gas Protocol, PAS 2050, GHG Greenhouse Gas Protocol Accounting Standard, LCA Life-Cycle-Assessment DIN EN ISO 14040/14044, Climate Neutrality PAS 2060, and ISO 14068 (in progress).

SI PRO has an integrated SAP Product Footprint Management demo system. With our SAP demo and development system, we can demonstrate how requirements can be implemented.

As an SAP-certified consulting company, we advise on and implement SAP Product Footprint Management. By taking part in SAP Partner Enablement, SI PRO consultants have up to date knowledge on SAP Product Footprint Management to meet the changing needs of clients.

As part of the implementation, technical aspects must also be carried out, i.e., the set-up of SAP Product Footprint Management in the SAP Business Technology Platform with integration in S/4HANA. If necessary, integration with older SAP ERP systems and other data objects can also be performed.

After implementation, the new functionalities need to be thoroughly tested. SI PRO can support the creation of appropriate test scenarios as well as their execution.

Efficient and safe work with new functions is most effective when affected users and other relevant persons have been comprehensively trained in them. For this reason, SI Pro offers corresponding system training.

Why you should choose

SI PRO has more than 20 years of experience consulting on SAP sustainability solutions, and offers the most comprehensive level of best practice know-how.

Our consultants are familiar with specific issues, business processes, the latest SAP solutions, technologies, and appropriate procedures.

We can support you throughout your project’s entire life cycle, from analyzing your requirements to project planning, implementation, and maintenance.

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