Then there were ten... Deutsche Telekom's CR reporting for 2020 had already won nine awards. On the day the 2021 report was published, the tenth was added. Our report took first place in the 2021 ranking of sustainability reports presented yesterday by the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) and the Future business association.
Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS), the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) and the business association Future presented the 2021 ranking of sustainability reports on March 31, 2022. In the ranking, the sustainability reports of the 100 largest German companies as well as voluntarily submitted reports of small and medium-sized enterprises were analyzed on the basis of comprehensive sets of criteria. Deutsche Telekom achieved first place for its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report 2020 in the independent cross-industry company ranking.
The ranking of sustainability reports has been conducted jointly by the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) and the entrepreneurial initiative future e.V. since 1994. Based on comprehensive sets of social, environmental, management and communication-related criteria, it evaluates the society-related reporting of large German companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and ranks the best reporters. The jury rewarded Deutsche Telekom's CR report with first place in the large companies category. "Deutsche Telekom comprehensively presents key issues and its product portfolio in its sustainability report. It shows what proportion of its products can have a benefit for greater sustainability and uses an 'enablement factor', for example, to show how CO2 emissions are reduced in the use phase of the products. The company reports in an exemplary manner on its supply chain and financial responsibility - and is even transparent about its own investment portfolio and lobby expenditures. The comprehensive online report is convincing with an HR factbook, additional topic pages and an interactive key figure tool with data on all subsidiaries," says Dr. Christian Lautermann, project manager of the sustainability report ranking and head of the research field Corporate Governance and Consumption at the IÖW. Melanie Kubin-Hardewig, Vice President Group Sustainability Management accepted the award: "We are delighted that the jury awarded our commitment to transparency and responsible ecological and social action with first place," says Melanie Kubin-Hardewig.
CR reporting has been standard practice at Deutsche Telekom for around 25 years. Telekom has published an annual sustainability report since 2003. The new Corporate Responsibility Report 2021 provides an overview of everything we have achieved in 2021 and the goals we have set ourselves for the future. Under "#TAKEPART sustainably" , readers will also find our most important sustainability topics in the report, presented in an up-to-date and exciting way.