Corporate Responsibility

Race against time

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How Deutsche Telekom advocates a future worth living for.

To permanently continue with its current lifestyle, humankind would need to have 1.5 planets . This month, the World Environment Day and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development taking place in Rio, will direct attention to the fact that mankind will have to adapt the way they live and work. Focal topics at either event include climate change and our handling of energy. Deutsche Telekom is leading the way with ambitious climate protection targets and measures. "Climate protection is one of the greatest challenges facing us all. As a telecommunications company, we have an opportunity to offer solutions for reducing CO2 emissions. They can contribute to creating a more sustainable future for millions of people," says Luis Neves, Board Representative for Climate Protection at Deutsche Telekom. Climate protection concerns everyone of us - that is why Deutsche Telekom has been engaging in this topic throughout international committees and conferences for nearly two decades while driving numerous related measures internally. Telekom's target for Germany is a 40 percent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2020 (against the 1995 base year). The national companies and T-Systems' local business units are also pursuing a variety of climate protection measures. Examples include:

  • Upgrading the network infrastructure
  • Facility management
  • Efficient fleet management
  • Customer products/solutions

For the future, the Group has plans for mandatory CO2 reduction targets aligned with the specific local circumstances for all international subsidiaries. Apart from direct business emissions Telekom is also collaborating with other major corporations and international industry initiatives to measure and permanently reduce indirect emissions generated throughout the supply chain and through the use of the product by the customer. .