Deutsche Telekom receives Blue Angel environmental label for Speedphones

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  • Deutsche Telekom’s commitment to protecting the environment recognized
  • New IP phones meet the highest environmental standards
  • Successful continuation of sustainable product strategy

Deutsche Telekom will be awarded the Blue Angel environmental label for its handsets in recognition of its commitment to the environment. The entire Speedphone model line (10, 30, 50) fulfills the strict criteria of the independent environmental label. The new IP phones not only feature excellent usability and a modern design, but are also especially energy saving, with low emissions and replaceable rechargeable batteries. A new feature lets users configure the transmission power individually. Another new feature transmits updates directly to the Speedphones. As a result, the devices can be updated easily, extending their useful lives and reducing their carbon footprint.

“We decided to go with the Blue Angel certification because it is a neutral environmental label that is backed by the government“, says Niek Jan van Damme, Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Telekom. “The Blue Angel label verifiably ensures that our Speedphones are leading the way when it comes to environmental friendliness.” In 2013, the Sinus product line also received the coveted Blue Angel label, the first and only DECT phone to achieve this distinction to date.

The certificates will be presented to Niek Jan van Damme, Member of the Management Board at Deutsche Telekom, and Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Director of Technology at Deutsche Telekom, by German Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks today, at Deutsche Telekom’s booth at IFA.

The Blue Angel environmental label is only awarded to the best products and services in a product group from an environmental perspective. The independence and credibility of the Blue Angel label are guaranteed by the Environmental Label Jury, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the German Federal Environment Agency and RAL gGmbH.

Visit Deutsche Telekom’s booth in hall 21 a at the IFA trade show in Berlin from September 4 to 9 for a live experience of our products and services. Deutsche Telekom’s entire presence at the trade fair is carbon-neutral: All CO2 emissions generated in setting up and operating the booth are fully offset fully by carbon-reduction projects abroad.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of 62.7 billion euros in the 2014 financial year – more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.