As we close the year, the SAP Concur Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program would like to reflect on the incredible effort SAP Concur and SAP Concur employees made in communities around the world. Throughout 2018, the SAP Concur CSR Program sponsored 15 SAP Concur corporate events where we impacted 46,943 lives by donating more than $62,000 of goods to youth, STEM and educational programs. In addition, we donated $435,000 in support of nonprofits, and established three Community Impact Partners including Washington STEM, Summer Search and CARE. Each of these nonprofit organizations supports our local (headquarters), national (U.S.) and global communities, while aligning with SAP Concur’s CSR focus on creating access to quality education, growing STEM education, and supporting girls and young women in leadership.
At our Q4 company meeting, Mike Eberhard and I presented Mary’s Place with a $25,000 check, awarding them as our holiday giving recipient for 2018. Helping homeless children and families across the greater Seattle area, Mary’s Place is an organization close to the hearts of many employees located in our Bellevue headquarters (located just outside Seattle). As part of this holiday giving, Bellevue-based employees supported Mary’s Place by donating 200 gifts including; toys, apparel, gift cards and other goods that will be given to families during their annual Holly Jolly holiday party this month. Throughout the year, our employees have offered support to Mary’s Place by packing meals, sorting goods, cleaning facilities and much more.
SAP Concur employees are making an impact around the world. From our Prague team hosting Code Week for local elementary school students to our Japan team’s “ERPism” event mentoring university students within an ERP business competition; our global employees dedicated thousands of hours to give back to their local communities, amplifying our purpose-driven culture and influencing countless lives.
We are extremely grateful and proud of our employees’ work, driving SAP/SAP Concur’s mission of being best-run. Our team would like to give a special thanks to all CSR community leaders around the world for supporting SAP Concur’s CSR focus throughout the year. We look forward to growing SAP Concur’s impact in 2019.