Sustainability Summit Kicks Off SAP Ariba Live in Barcelona

Premier global commerce conference puts a spotlight on improving
sustainability in supply chains

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/SAPAribaLive?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#SAPAribaLivelt;/agt;–SAP
Ariba
will once again host Sustainability
Summit
to bring together business leaders from around the world to
help improve sustainability in their supply chain and procurement
operations. Following a standing-room-only Sustainability Summit at SAP
Ariba Live in Austin, Texas, earlier this year, the company will host
the event on 4 June in conjunction with SAP
Ariba Live
in Barcelona, Spain.

Ariba
Network
connects more than four million buyers and suppliers from
around the world to collaborate on nearly three trillion U.S. dollars in
commerce annually. Even just a small fraction of that spend redirected
in support of a purpose-driven initiative can have a significant and
material impact on people’s lives,” said Pat McCarthy, Senior
Vice President and General Manager, SAP
Ariba
& SAP
Fieldglass
. “We have an obligation as the largest business network
in the world to provide business leaders an opportunity to come together
to share best practices and learn from each other how to further align
sustainability with their business strategies and day-to-day operations.
Sustainability Summit is just one way we aim to do this.”

Safia Minney, MBE, an award-winning social entrepreneur, will
deliver a keynote address to talk about ethics in business and Fair
Trade supply chain solutions, followed by panel discussions featuring
speakers from Business for Social Responsibility, Docusign, EcoVadis,
GiveWith, IAG, Social Enterprise UK, United Nations Global Compact

to explore:

  • Why sustainability matters to business success, customer and
    stakeholder loyalty, and the future of people and planet
  • How businesses are identifying and activating their purpose
  • How to integrate technology solutions into business processes to
    strengthen sustainability
  • What sustainability outcomes businesses are achieving

Featured speaker Paul Polizzotto, founder and CEO of Givewith,
said “Society is demanding businesses change the way they operate by
acting more sustainably and with greater transparency – all while
generating a positive impact on the world. There’s an incredible
opportunity for procurement teams to amplify their organization’s
impact, not only by prioritizing ethical suppliers but by sourcing from
suppliers who add social impact sales incentives into these transactions
to drive even greater change.”

Sustainability Summit will take place on 4 June from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
at Soho House Barcelona. SAP Ariba Live will take place 4-6 June at the
Barcelona International Convention Centre. For more information, visit www.aribalive.com.

About SAP Ariba & SAP Fieldglass
SAP Ariba & SAP
Fieldglass is how companies connect to get business done and spend
better. With SAP Ariba & SAP Fieldglass, businesses can manage the
buying process across all categories of spend – from direct and indirect
goods and services to external workforce. On Ariba
Network
, buyers and suppliers from more than 4.1 million companies
and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on
transactions, grow strong relationships, and build healthy supply
chains. It’s where more than $2.8 trillion in commerce gets done every
year. SAP Fieldglass is used by organizations in more than 180 countries
to find, engage and manage flexible workforces that include non-payroll
workers and service providers. With SAP Ariba & SAP Fieldglass,
companies are transforming how they manage all categories of spend with
improved operational efficiency and compliance, increased agility and
accelerated business outcomes. To learn more visit www.ariba.com
and www.fieldglass.com.

About SAP
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the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies
of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s
transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning,
Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn
customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give
people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration
that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology
for companies so they can consume our software the way they want –
without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services
enable more than 413,000 business and public customers to operate
profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global
network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP
helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more
information, visit www.sap.com.

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Contacts

Kelly Murray
SAP Ariba
+1 978 708-6821
kelly.murray@sap.com

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