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When awarding contracts, business customers are increasingly paying attention to compliance with ecological and social standards, as well as to dealing with challenges responsibly and precautionfully. On this page you will find quick links that provide answers to frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Climate protection is a focal point in our Corporate Responsibility strategy. Our set goals are to become carbon neutral by 2025 for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. By 2030, we will reduce our emissions by 55% in absolute terms across all scopes in order to achieve climate neutrality (net zero) across our entire value chain (Scope 1-3) by 2040. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that our net-zero targets contribute to compliance with the Paris Climate Agreement. Our integrated climate strategy is based on four pillars: Emissions from the value chain; renewable energy; energy efficiency; and enablement (positive climate protection effects for our customers). We have defined objectives and/or key performance indicators for each of the four pillars. Learn more in the CR report of Deutsche Telekom

Yes. Our Group-level HSE management system is covered by an umbrella certificate based on the international standards ISO 45001 (formerly OHSAS 18001) for occupational health and safety and ISO 14001 for environmental management. For some units, it also covers international standard ISO 9001 for quality management. Learn more in the CR report of Deutsche Telekom

Our Group-wide procurement strategy and derived guidelines take full account of the issue of sustainability. These guidelines affect the entire procurement process. In order to work with us, suppliers and service providers need to do business responsibly and transparently. We insist on high social and environmental standards in these relationships worldwide and support our suppliers and partners with advice. Learn more

Does Deutsche Telekom have an EcoVadis rating? Yes, the Group has an EcoVadis rating. The current scorecard can be accessed via the EcoVadis platform (external link)

We respect all the fundamental human rights laid out in the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Core Labour Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.  We spell out this commitment in our Code of Human Rights and further policies and regulations. We are dedicated to respecting human rights and strive to prevent adverse human rights impacts related to our operations, our suppliers, and our customers at the global or local level. Learn more