Connecting people is not just our job, it's our responsibility. And beyond that, we are committed to more sustainability, more responsibility and more digital participation.
We, Deutsche Telekom, are more than just another company, which provides society with infrastructure. Whatever the circumstances, we are a trusted companion. Whenever. Wherever. We take our responsibility to society and the environment very seriously. We live Corporate Responsibility. Day in, day out. We want to be leading in terms of climate protection and in the field of sustainable supplier management, while also ensuring equality of participation in the information and knowledge society. Forever making life easier for people and enriching it is our mission.
Sustainability Day 2022
We revised and sharpened our sustainability strategy in all areas. The results were presented on October 12.
Deutsche Telekom has been committed to sustainability and social responsibility for nearly three decades. To improve transparency for our stakeholders, we assign our CR activities to the ESG perspectives. E for Environment - S for Social - and G for Governance.
Corporate Responsibility Report
For an extensive overview on DT’s activities in the fields of environment and social take a look at our annual Corporate Responsibility Report.
The most relevant topics are also summarized in the DT’s annual report.
As part of our CR strategy, we have taken part successfully for many years in ESG ratings, which we select based on reputation, relevance, and independence. When rating agencies give high marks to our social and ecological commitment, the T-Share is included in the financial market’s sustainability indexes.
In 2022, the T-Share was again listed on leading sustainability indexes, including S&P Global’s prominent, and CSA-based, DJSI World and DJSI Europe. Our shares were also listed yet again on the FTSE4Good Index Series (for the eleventh year running) and the UN Global Compact 100 Index. We are also still listed on the Euronext Indexes.
The table below presents a selection of other T-Share listings.
✓ Listed successfully
✕ Not listed
– Index did not exist in the relevant year
¹ Listed in other indexes in the relevant universe.
² Data checked by Deloitte.
The Socially Responsible Investment ESG KPI indicates the proportion of shares in Deutsche Telekom held by these kinds of investors.
As of December 31, 2022, around 31.3 percent of all T-Shares were held by investors who take environmental, social, and governance criteria into account for their investment strategy; the same figure was 28.3 percent in the previous year.
Our ambition: increase KPI
We have been using Group-wide KPIs since 2009 to monitor our performance: ESG (environmental, social, governance) KPIs (key performance indicators). They help us continue to systematically improve our performance. For example, we use specific KPIs to measure energy consumption and emissions, our sustainability efforts in the supply chain and our social activities.
Our national companies assist in the collection of Group-wide ESG KPIs by recording CR data themselves. These national companies represent 99 percent of the Group’s net revenue.
There are various standards for CR reporting for companies. Our CR report has been based for many years in particular on reporting in accordance with GRI. Since 2017, we have also been using the SDGs (Sustainability Development Goals) to make our performance transparen. In addition, Deutsche Telekom addresses the sustainability standards of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) in the reporting year, and the industry-specific analysis for the information and communications technology sector.
We have received numerous prizes and awards for our performance in the following fields:
ESG interactive data tool
Browse through 41 different KPIs back from 2018 until 2022 for DT Group and 40 subsidiaries.
Corporate Responsibility Worldwide: Detailed regional information
Detailed regional information on the Corporate Responsibility activities of our largest 53 subsidiaries in 21 countries.
Find all relevant technial terms from A-Z in our glossary.
CR Facts provides background information on corporate responsibility and sustainability issues at Deutsche Telekom.
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