Integrated annual report, IIR Framework, GRI Standards. UN Global Compact, TCFD

SAP SE – Annual report – 31 December 2020

Industry: software

About This Report


The SAP Integrated Report 2020 presents our full-year financial, social, and environmental performance in one integrated report (“SAP Integrated Report”) available at Since 2012, we have taken into consideration the recommendations of the International Integrated Reporting Framework.

The SAP Integrated Report also serves as our United Nations (UN) Global Compact progress report. Since 2018, we have also reported on our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and embedded the recommended disclosures of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Basis of Presentation

Our combined management report is prepared in accordance with the German Commercial Code and the relevant German Accounting Standards. The combined management report is also a management commentary complying with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Practice Statement Management Commentary.

Our consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with IFRS. Our executive management has confirmed the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting.

Our non-financial report is prepared in accordance with sections 289b and 315b of the German Commercial Code, which require us to report, for both, SAP SE and SAP Group, on social, environmental, and other non-financial matters. All non-financial information stipulated in the German Commercial Code, sections 315c and 289c that is relevant to understand SAP’s development, performance of the business, and the position of the Group and SAP SE is included in our combined management report. Rather than repeating this information, our Non-Financial Report (which is part of this integrated report at provides references to the sections of our combined management report in which the required disclosures are made.

The social and environmental data and information included in the SAP Integrated Report is prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. This GRI option indicates that a report contains the minimum information needed to understand the nature of the organization, its material topics and related impacts, and how these are managed. We apply the GRI principles (sustainability context, stakeholder inclusiveness, materiality, and completeness) for defining report content. We also report on SDGs identified as material to our strategy.

Greenhouse gas data is prepared based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.


All financial and non-financial data and information for the reporting period is reported utilizing SAP software solutions and sourced from the responsible business units.

The reporting period is fiscal year 2020. The report encompasses SAP SE and all subsidiaries of the SAP Group. To make this report as current as possible, we have included relevant information available up to the auditor’s opinion dated February 24, 2021. The report is available in English and German.

Independent Audit and Assurance

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft has audited our consolidated financial statements and our combined management report (including the information to which our non-financial report makes references). Additionally, KPMG has provided assurance on selected sustainability information in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000, a pertinent standard for the assurance of sustainability reporting. Both the Independent Auditor’s Report and the Assurance Report of the Independent Auditor for sustainability information are available in the Independent Auditor’s Report section and the Independent Assurance Report section.

Concept and Realization

This report was designed by SAP and created with SAP S/4HANA software and the SAP Disclosure Management application.