Katja Werz


Efforts aimed at climate protection are rewarded

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Deutsche Telekom is one of the 112 enterprises worldwide that made it into the Climate A list.


“We are proud that CDP also added us to the Climate A list for 2017 after the premiere in 2016. That is important testimony to our efforts aimed at climate protection,” says Birgit Klesper, Senior Vice President Group Corporate Responsibility / Human Resources. “We adopt measures in all business areas to reduce our CO2 footprint systematically, despite our ambitious network expansion. We also use the same environmentally friendly services and solutions that we market to our customers, such as web and video conferences.” And here there is still plenty of potential to cut CO2 even further: According to the SMARTer2030 study from the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, ICT products and services can potentially save nearly ten times the amount of CO2 emissions in other industries that the ICT sector itself produces. That is around 13 times the total CO2 emissions in Germany. This is why this industry has a special role to play.

The independent organization CDP (previously Carbon Disclosure Project) assesses more than a thousand enterprises every year in the investor program with regard to their commitment to climate and environmental protection. The Climate A list singles out those companies that are transparent in relation to climate protection and are aware of their responsibility, adopt and monitor suitable measures, as well as assuming a leading role with regard to this issue. While participation is voluntary, it is something that investors increasingly expect. In addition to the climate ranking, the CDP also publishes rankings on the use of water and forests.

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UN World Climate Conference 2017

The conference is the biggest intergovernmental meeting that has ever taken place in Germany.