Stakeholder Management

Corporate Responsibility

Stakeholder management

We actively involve our stakeholders in our sustainability processes.

We feel it is very important to actively involve our stakeholders on our path to improved sustainability. That goes for our customers and employees as well as our partners from the worlds of politics, society, science and industry. Because engaging in dialog with them helps us recognize trends in their early stages. This dialog also strengthens existing alliances and creates new opportunities for partnerships.

We are convinced that the only way to reach our sustainability goals is by working together with our stakeholders. Their questions and comments are always welcome. We listen to their criticism and address their requests and comments so that we can structure our management processes accordingly. To support these efforts, we are also involved in a number of German and international associations and collaborations.

Trade associations are the cornerstone of the public relations activities by the Deutsche Telekom Group. Correspondingly, total membership fees (for trade associations, industry associations, initiatives or other groups) form the main component of the contributions of the Deutsche Telekom Group in this area. We do not make contributions, grant advantages or give benefits of any kind, directly or indirectly, to political parties, political movements or trade unions or their representatives or candidates, except as required by applicable laws and regulations. For example, the mandatory internal “Principles for Donations in the Political Arena” stipulate that donations by the Group to political parties are prohibited: Deutsche Telekom may not give monetary payments or non-monetary benefits to parties or members of parliament.

Sustainability report provides transparent information

Our annual sustainability report is an excellent example of transparent stakeholder communication. It provides detailed information on our activities, progress and results in areas that are relevant to society.

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