ESG

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.
Timotheus Höttges, CEO

Sustainability-Day

Sustainability Day 2022

We revised and sharpened our sustainability strategy in all areas. The results were presented on October 12.

ESG is on Top of our Agenda:

Statements from our Q3-2022 Results Presentation

  • Climate Targets:
    • 2021: 100% of energy from renewable sources ✅
    • 2025: Zero CO2 emissions within scope 1&2 (net)
    • 2030: -25% CO2 emissions per customer (Scope 3; interim target)
    • 2040: Zero CO2 emissions within scope 1-3 (net; latest) 
  • Energy ambition: keep energy consumption stable until 2024 (vs 2020), H1/22 Germany -10% yoy
  • Circularity ambition: tackle electronic and network waste issues: striving to become fully circular
  • TMUS ranks #3 on the EPA’s Green Power Partnership National Top 100 list

Listen to Tim Höttges speaking about ESG in the Q3-2022 results presentation (YouTube, November 10,2022)

  • DT as supporter in the crisis: (strong supporter of Ukraine refugees across the footprint)
  • New big campaign against hate speech
  • Digital inclusion ambition: further increase the number of 28mn beneficiaries1 . T-Mobile has connected over 4.3 million  students across its education initiatives since 2020 
  • Strong focus on all dimensions of diversity, DT #3 in German diversity ranking 2022 (beyond gender agenda)
  • TMUS was named Disability:IN’s Employer of the Year

Listen to Tim Höttges speaking about ESG in the Q2-2022 results presentation (YouTube, August 11,2022)

1 People who have benefited from our commitment to digital inclusion and to a society that protects the climate and conserves resources

  • Move of Group Corporate Responsibility department to CEO successfully implemented
  • New BoM remuneration system (incl ESG targets) extended to all DT managers
  • DTs Corporate Digital Responsibility strategy and commitments published

Listen to Tim Höttges speaking about ESG in the Q2-2022 results presentation (YouTube, August 11,2022)

Bausteine

Our approach

We take responsibility for the environment and society.

Wind turbines

Environment

Deutsche Telekom has made a clear commitment to climate-neutral business practices and the pursuit of a circular economy.

Handschlag und Smartphone

Social

Deutsche Telekom considers itself an active member of society and takes responsibility when it comes to social issues.

Knoten

Governance

Corporate governance lays the strategic foundation for sustainable behaviour.

Verlinkung-CR

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.

Sustainable Finance

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 2021, 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 (for the tenth year running) and the UN Global Compact 100 Index. We are also listed on the Euronext Indices.

The table below presents a selection of other T-Share listings.

Rating-Agentur

Indizes/ Prädikate/ Ranking

2021*2020201920182017

S&P SAM

DJSI World

DJSI Europe

S&P ESG Index Series

CDP

STOXX Global Climate Change Leaders

Supplier Engagement A-List

x

MSCI

ESG Universal Indexes

ISS-oekom

"Prime" (Sector leader)

Bloomberg

Gender Equality Index

x

Sustainalytics

STOXX Global ESG Leaders

UN Global Compact 100

FTSE Financial Times Stock Exchange

FTSE4Good

 ✓

 ✓

V.E.

Euronext Vigeo World 120

x

x

✓ Listed successfully 
✕ Not listed
 – Index did not exist in the relevant year 
* Data audited by PwC

The Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) ESG KPI indicates the proportion of shares in Deutsche Telekom AG held by investors who take, among other criteria, environmental, social, and governance criteria into account for their investment strategy.

And our commitment for more sustainability pays off: As of September 30, 2021, 12 percent of all T-Shares were held by investors who partially take environmental, social, and governance criteria into account for their investment strategy; 10 percent were held by investors who manage their funds primarily in accordance with SRI aspects.

Our ambition: increase KPI

Socially Responsible Investment

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. 

For the purpose of integrated financial and sustainability reporting, the KPIs map all six types of capital.

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.

GRI Index
UN Global Compact – Communication on Progress
German Sustainability Code
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

ESG Data and Background Information

Contact Corporate ResponsibilityYou are not an investor and have questions about our ESG activities or ambitions? Please contact us via this contact form.

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Simone Schlief

Senior Expert IR Focus ESG

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