The climate crisis is a challenge humanity has never faced before. Fast and decisive action needs to be taken by politicians, businesses and individuals to keep global warming below the critical 1.5-degree danger line. As Europe’s leading telecommunications provider, Deutsche Telekom also wants to be a pioneer in environmental protection. Sustainability is written into the corporate strategy. Social and ecological consequences are taken into account from the very outset of every business decision-making process.
By setting its own specific, measurable climate targets, the company is helping meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting the increase in average global temperatures to 1.5 degree Celsius and fulfilling its responsibility for a climate-friendly society.
The Group-wide program "#GreenMagenta" is designed to help the company achieve its climate targets (FAQ, Factsheet (pdf, 1.5 MB). Employees from a range of different areas are working specifically to make influential aspects of the company's core business, such as network operation, office buildings and shops, more sustainable and climate-friendly.
Confirmed by experts
The Group's climate targets are purposely aligned with scientific research. The independent Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that Deutsche Telekom is making a contribution to achieving the important 1.5-degree target in doing so.
The most important climate targets at a glance
- Climate neutrality in operation (Scope 1&2) by 2025
- Reduction of all technically avoidable emissions (up to 95% compared to 2017) by 2025.
- Unavoidable residual emissions will be neutralized through high-quality offsetting measures.
- Purchase of 100 percent electricity from renewable energies worldwide from 2021.
- • Climate neutrality along the entire value chain (Scope3) by 2040 at the latest.