Other environmental indicators.

Water consumption.

Group-wide water consumption increased slightly by 2 percent during the reporting period. This trend can be primarily attributed to increased consumption volumes by the T-Mobile USA subsidiary (approx. + 30%) due to increased irrigation in the dry summer of 2011. The trend at T-Mobile USA is mitigated by a significant decrease in water consumption at Deutsche Telekom in Germany, OTE in Greece and T-Mobile Netherlands. The generally low consumption values of T-Systems Mexico, T-Systems Iberia and T-Systems UK increased due to extended data recording and partly due to rising staff numbers. See individual subsidiaries in the interactive subsidiary benchmarking tool for details.

Water Consumption Deutsche Telekom Group.

in m3

International subsidiaries OTE and T-Systems Slovakia reported success in their water management practices: OTE was able to reduce its water consumption during the reporting period by 29,000 liters by fixing leaks. T-Systems Slovakia reduced the amount of water consumed by 14 percent compared with 2010 due to its SaveWater program.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting water consumption we fully cover the EN 8 GRI performance indicator (Total water withdrawal by source) and the E28-01 (Total water withdrawal) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 11 (Usage of natural resources) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

Online customer bills.

In 2011 more than 50 percent of customer bills and credit notes for fixed-line and mobile communications customers were done online, totaling at 15.4 million online customer bills. This indicates that the percentage of online bills has grown continuously over the past four years.

Online Customer Bills Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting data on the number of online customer bills, we fully cover the EN 26 (Initiatives to mitigate environmental impact) and TA 1 (Examples of the resource efficiency of telecommunication products and services delivered) GRI performance indicators and partially cover the EN 7 (Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption) GRI performance indicator and the V04-13 (Percentage of services or products for increasing eco-efficiency of own products) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 2 (Implementation of the sustainability strategy) and 10 (Innovation and product management) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

Land use.

The property used by Deutsche Telekom in Germany covers most of our demands for technology, office and storage space and well as providing space for other needs. The total space used decreased slightly compared to 2010 with 9,153,607 m2 of utilized space.

Land Use Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany.

in %

Land Use Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany.

Reporting against standards.
This data is relevant for criterion 11 (Usage of natural resources). It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

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