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ISB Global deepens commitment to zero waste with SAP
Thu, 18th May 2023

ISB Global is deepening its partnership with German resource planning software company SAP as it looks to digitally transform waste management with a focus on recycling, sustainability and zero waste across global supply chains.

The UK-based software and solutions provider for the global waste management and recycling sector announced the closer partnership in a new blog post.

ISB Global is already a certified SAP partner and global application development partner for Waste & Recycling One (WR1), ISB Global’s flagship integrated software platform. 

WR1 combines specialist, integrated business processes in a single solution, using the same data for accuracy, compliance and reporting.

This enables WR1 to have control and visibility across the board and allows businesses to plan, track, capture and control their waste management and recycling operations more efficiently and effectively. 

Similarly, SAP’s ERP solutions deliver control and visibility of key governance and compliance management processes for companies of all sizes.

Companies use SAP solutions to manage various business processes, including large-scale waste management and recycling.

Chris Williams, Global co-founder and CEO at IBS, says: “If the world is going to achieve limiting global warming to 1.5°C before 2030, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions from supply chains.”

“An essential part of this process is to move away from our current linear economy, which is based on extraction, consumption and waste.

“We must instead embrace a system that redesigns, reuses, recycles and reprocesses materials already in circulation; what is known as the circular economy. 

“One of the key ways to persuade companies and supply chains to make this move is to develop, provide and support the technology that makes it easy.

“ISB Global is in a unique position; no other waste management software developer has the partnerships, resources and support to work with global software technology vendors such as SAP. 

“We’ve developed a range of solutions with SAP that deliver significant operational and cost benefits to end-user organisations. 

“Smaller, single-point software providers and standalone companies simply don’t have the resources and level of support to do the same,” says Williams. 

Through its Vendor Relationship Management Programme (VRM), ISB Global develops partnerships, technologies, scale and presence to drive waste, recycling, environment, sustainability and circular economy solutions across every aspect of the supply chain technology ecosystem.

ISB Global designed the programme with SAP and other software partners, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and low-code enterprise application development platform OutSystems.

This low-code development enables organisations to create and add new features efficiently and expand functionality to their SAP and ISB Global-based IT systems.

ISB’s WR1 platform integrates with existing, upgraded and new SAP ERP solutions. At the same time, it is engineered and deployed on the OutSystems low code platform and hosted and integrated into Amazon Web Services.

IBS believes the platform can allow multiple industry supply chains, such as manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals, automotive, consumer products and fashion, to manage their waste more sustainably. 

Williams continues, “Companies and industries must do their part alongside national governments to reduce waste and emissions.” 

“ISB Global and SAP’s advanced technologies give organisations the means and the know-how to implement waste management and recycling processes that are more effective and sustainable. 

“They can radically improve their systems and infrastructure to eradicate waste, mitigate carbon impact and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“We’ll continue to work closely with SAP to provide to waste and recycling providers and other innovative companies within the supply chain pioneering solutions that prioritise zero waste and sustainability while also boosting productivity and efficiency,” says Williams.