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 25.4 percent.
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 current – second – uniform implementation period, which began at the start of 2016. The targets for the first two management levels in the companies deviate from the previously reported status quo at the beginning of the implementation period due to isolated changes to the women's quota resulting from the migration to automated data collection processes.
*Quota deviates from status quo reported previously.
Migration to automated data collection processes. DTAG and the Group companies listed above have automated the process for collecting data on the current proportion of women at first and second management level. Prior to implementing the requirements of the German Act on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Executive Positions in the Private and the Public Sector, this process was largely carried out manually. DTAG's SAP-HR system and the organizational units and levels mapped in the system will provide the basis for fully automated data collection in the future. The statistics for the status quo are determined based on the population of the organizational units at the relevant levels and no longer in relation to the absolute headcount. In individual cases, the migration to an automated data collection process results in figures which are higher or lower than the status quo reported on the basis of data collected manually.