Since as early as 2010, Deutsche Telekom AG has been aiming, of its own accord, to have 30 percent of its management positions be filled by women Group-wide. Across the globe, the proportion of women in middle and upper management currently stands at 26 percent (as of year 2019).
With the introduction of the German Act on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Executive Positions in the Private and the Public Sector (Gesetz für die gleichberechtigte Teilhabe von Frauen und Männern an Führungspositionen in der Privatwirtschaft und im öffentlichen Dienst), Deutsche Telekom AG and other Group companies are now legally required to periodically set targets on the proportion of women on the Supervisory Board, the Board of Management/Managing Board, and in the two management levels directly below the Board of Management/Managing Board, along with deadlines for implementation. The law requires the company to report on these targets and their respective achievement (once the relevant implementation deadline has expired) on an annual basis. As a listed company with equal co-determination, Deutsche Telekom AG is already under the legal obligation to ensure a minimum quota of 30 percent women and 30 percent men on its Supervisory Board.
Commitments on the women's quota. The competent bodies at Deutsche Telekom AG and the Group companies listed below have set the following targets for the periods stated.
*After switching to automated data collection in 2016.
* After switching to automated data collection in 2016.
**Company was merged in June 2019 with T-Systems International GmbH.