CO2 emissions.

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CR KPI „CO2 Emissions“.

By reducing total CO2 emissions by 8,000 metric tons, we were able to keep the CO2 Emissions CR KPI steady compared to the previous year at 8 percent above the 2008 base value (3,195,000 metric tons of CO2). Contributing factors, besides the programs to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency, included a clear reduction in fuel consumption by the vehicle fleet in Germany as well as a slightly lower emission factor for electricity in Germany.

CR KPI „CO2 Emissions“ Deutsche Telekom Group.

Data verified by PwC. For detailed audit comments see "DT Group in Germany" and "T-Mobile USA".

Progress was measured as part of Deutsche Telekom AG's comprehensive climate protection strategy. Emissions are converted to CO2 values based on different energy and fuel consumption values. Calculation complies with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and is based on emission factors set forth by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and/or the GHG Protocol calculation tools. Deutsche Telekom in Germany, for example, set an ambitious climate target in this climate protection strategy: By 2020 the company plans to reduce its CO2 emissions by up to 30 percent compared to values from 2008. That will be the equivalent of more than 40 percent compared to emissions recorded in 1995. Please note: Group values for 2008 also include individual values from then subsidiary T-Mobile UK, which, however, is no longer included in this report due to the change in ownership. No consideration of RECS (Renewable Energy Certificate System) certificates for CO2 emissions from power consumption in Germany in the figures.

Reporting against standards.

By measuring progress based on our CO2 Emissions CR KPI, we report our CO2 emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol together with our self-defined CO2 reduction goal, thereby complying with criterion 13 of the German Sustainability Code (Greenhouse gas emissions). By reporting this data, we fully cover the EN 16 (Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight) GRI performance indicator and partially cover the E02-01 (Scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 7 (Rules and processes), 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) and 13 (Greenhouse gas emissions) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

Total CO2 Emissions (Scope 1 & 2) Deutsche Telekom Group.

During the reporting period, we were able to realize a slight decrease in greenhouse gas emissions based on GHG Scopes 1 and 2 throughout the Group. The decrease in Scope 2 emissions was particularly apparent at around 2 percent. This corresponds with the reduction in emissions that result from the generation of electricity purchased by us for the entire Group. Under our climate protection strategy, Deutsche Telekom in Germany is aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30 percent by 2020 compared to the 2008 values. That will be the equivalent of more than 40 percent compared to emissions recorded in 1995. See individual subsidiaries in the interactive subsidiary benchmarking tool for details.

Total CO2 (Scope 1 and 2) Emissions Deutsche Telekom Group.

Data verified by PwC. For detailed audit comments see "DT Group in Germany" and "T-Mobile USA".

This reduction is counterbalanced by an increase of around 6 percent in direct emissions, which result from the increased consumption of fossil fuels. This trend is due in part to the long, cold winters that affected some of our international subsidiaries, such as T-Mobile USA. We were able to reduce vehicle-related direct emissions by around 9 percent by decreasing mileage and improving driving behavior.

Emissions are calculated in CO2 based on the different energy and fuel consumption values. Calculation complies with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and is based on emission factors set forth by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and/or the GHG Protocol calculation tools. The total value reflects direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) emissions. Changes result from the associated change in consumption values and from changes in emission factors. You can find detailed comments in the appropriate breakdowns of direct and indirect emissions and/or in the energy and fuel consumption values on which these are based.

We were able to reduce emissions resulting from our electricity consumption in Germany and the Netherlands to zero as in the previous year. We again covered all of our electricity requirements in Germany from renewable energy sources, either directly or indirectly, in 2011. We purchased RECS (Renewable Energy Certificate System) certificates in the amount of around 3,000 GWh as proof of the amount of renewable energy taken from indirect sources. We also implemented numerous measures to reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency. These practices were successful in other countries as well. More than half of the reporting international subsidiaries were able to reduce their Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2011.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting our direct and indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 1 & 2) in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, we fully cover the EN 16 (Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight) GRI performance indicator and we partially cover the E02-01 (Scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) and 13 (GHG emissions) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

CO2 emissions from business travel (Scope 3 emissions).

Deutsche Telekom was able to significantly reduce scope 3 emissions during the reporting period. On February 15, 2010, we signed an agreement with Deutsche Bahn AG to eliminate the carbon footprint caused by employees traveling by train. We were also able to reduce emissions generated by plane travel and the use of external rental cars. Reducing scope 3 emissions is part of Deutsche Telekom's climate protection strategy, the goal of which is to systematically minimize all CO2 emissions (scope 1-3).

CO2 Emissions from Business Travel Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany (Scope 3 Emissions).

in %

Reporting against standards.
By providing this information we partially cover the EN 16 (Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by Weight) GRI performance indicator as well as the E02-01 (Greenhouse gas emissions, total) EFFAS indicator. Further, the information is relevant for the criteria 11and 12 (Usage of natural resources) as well as 13 (Greenhouse gas emissions) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting in accordance with the Global Compact  Principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

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