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BT's ‘sustainability reporting’ partnership

BT and AI specialist SAP are partnering on what the companies are referring to as a “carbon accounting” project.

According to a statement, the aim of the initiative is to explore how ‘sustainability reporting’ could be standardised, via the use of SAP’s Sustainability Data Exchange (SDX) solution. Describing this, a spokesperson said: “SAP SDX enables BT Group to collect, trace and share carbon data across its own supplier base, providing unparalleled visibility into the carbon footprint of its products and services.”

The statement continues, stating that once collected, BT will be able to share the information with its business customers, via the SAP Business Network. “Furthermore,” it says, “BT can complement this with data-driven insights from its Digital Carbon Calculator and Carbon Network Dashboard to help customers optimise their own IT for both carbon and energy.”

Speaking of the move, BT Group global head of digital sustainability (business), Sarwar Khan, said: “Typically, value chain emissions represent a greater proportion of a business’ carbon footprint than operational emissions.

“Tracking, measuring and acting on these, and bringing more suppliers and partners on the journey, will not just accelerate net-zero targets, but set a new precedent for sustainability reporting. Collaboration fuels progress and access to data is fundamental to getting it right.”

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