Other environmental data

Water consumption

Water consumption throughout the Group experienced a slight drop of around 1 percent. This can primarily be attributed to reduced water consumption in Germany. For detailed comments on the figures for each individual company, please refer to the interactive benchmarking tool.

By reporting our water consumption we fully cover the E28-01 (Total water consumption) 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 (Promoting environmental responsibility).

16.7 million online bills were sent out in 2014. This is the equivalent of 59 percent of all bills and credit notes for fixed-line and mobile communications customers. This indicates that the percentage of online bills has grown continuously over the past four years.

 

By reporting data on the number of online customer bills, we fully cover the G4-EN27 (Initiatives to mitigate environmental impact) GRI indicator and partially cover 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 (Promoting environmental responsibility).

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. Total take-up decreased slightly year-on-year with a total of 8,870 square meters of space being used.

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 (Promoting environmental responsibility).