Environmental Stewardship​

SPS Commerce is a pioneer in cloud computing, helping realize more sustainable resource utilization and energy efficiencies. We aim to use our global resources wisely and support our customers with minimal impact on the environment.

Empowering Our Customers

As a leading provider of cloud-based supply chain management services across a global retail network, our solutions empower our customers to make decisions that help match supply to demand, ensuring they deliver the right product at the right time to the right place. By unlocking efficiencies in our customers’ inventorying, orders, shipments, payments and sales, our services provide environment benefits. These include:​


Reduced overproduction of goods​


Optimized use of fulfillment and distribution centers resulting in more efficient transportation of goods​


Dramatic reduction in the need for printed documentation such as purchase orders and receipts

Our hope is that by enabling our customers to make more informed decisions, SPS solutions can help reduce the environmental impacts of retail industries, at scale.

The Right Partners​​

Data Center

By partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Cloud for over 95 percent of our computing infrastructure, we have reduced our carbon footprint. AWS reports that its data centers are 3.6 times more energy efficient than the median of U.S. enterprise data centers, reducing carbon emissions by nearly 80 percent. Similarly, a 2018 study found that the Microsoft Azure cloud platform can be up to 93 percent more energy efficient and up to 98 percent more carbon efficient than on-premise solutions.

Both AWS and Microsoft Azure aim to be powered with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. For more information, see Amazon’s 2019 Carbon Reduction Opportunity Report and Microsoft’s 2021 Environmental Sustainability Report.

Our Commitment

As an international software and cloud computing provider, SPS has an environmental footprint largely tied to our energy usage in offices and data centers as well as our employees’ business travel and commuting. To better understand and mitigate these impacts, SPS is conducting an inaugural environmental inventory in 2023, assessing our companywide energy consumption, water usage, waste generation and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Our findings will inform our environmental strategy, goal-setting and employee awareness efforts moving forward.​