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  • 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report
2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

Further GRI aspects reported

G4-DMA Management approach

Annual report > Group strategy

G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed

Net added value

G4-EC3 Defined benefit plan obligations

Company pension scheme

G4-DMA Management approach

Managing sustainability in procurement processes
Improving sustainability in the supply chain
Supporting responsible resource extraction

G4-EC9 Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation

As an ICT img company, Deutsche Telekom has to work with suppliers worldwide. That is why we do not have Group-wide policies giving priority to local suppliers at our locations.

G4-DMA Management approach

Sustainability relevance (Resource efficiency and environmental protection)
Saving resources and protecting the environment
Waste reduction and recycling

G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

Waste volume

Deutsche Telekom addresses the majority of the waste produced by our business activities within our Group-wide Waste Management Framework (copper recycling) and with our Used Cell-Phone Collection ESG KPI img (cell phones that have been collected and recycled or reused). Any additional data collection regarding disposal methods would be complex and the amount of time and work involved could not be reasonably justified based on the benefit this type of data collection would bring.

G4-DMA Management approach

Managing sustainability in procurement processes
Improving sustainability in the supply chain
2015 audit results
Supporting responsible resource extraction

G4-EN32 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

We do not currently have information regarding the percentage of new suppliers that have been evaluated based on sustainability criteria (e.g., through voluntary information, the EcoVadis platform or social audits). This information will be available once the supplier portal has been introduced throughout the Group. Roll-out is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. The general requirement for any supplier relationship is passing a pre-qualification process, which includes 16 questions regarding sustainability.

G4-EN33 Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

2015 audit results

Improvement measures regarding working conditions, human rights or environmental protection were implemented at the facilities of 53 out of 62 audited suppliers.

G4-DMA Management approach

How we protect human rights

Employees can use a central e-mail address under the Employee Relations Policy (erpolicy@telekom.de) or the Tell Me whistleblower portal at any time to report poor working conditions and other issues, and they can do so anonymously if desired.

Employees at all units are informed of the Employee Relations Policy, the relevant e-mail addresses and the whistleblower portal, typically via the company intranet. New hires are also informed of our whistleblower channels.

In addition to the channels mentioned above, a special e-mail address (humanrights@telekom.de) is also available for information and questions regarding human rights topics at Deutsche Telekom.

G4-LA16 Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

Reports received by the Contact Point for Human Rights

G4-DMA Management approach

How we protect human rights
Managing sustainability in procurement processes
Improving sustainability in the supply chain

G4-HR5 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken

2015 audit results

No significant risk of child labor was identified at our direct business facilities.

G4-DMA Management approach

How we protect human rights
Managing sustainability in procurement processes
Improving sustainability in the supply chain

G4-HR6 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures taken

How we protect human rights
2015 audit results
CR facts: Social Charter

We work to counter risk relating to forced labor by auditing selected strategic and particularly high-risk suppliers. No significant risk of forced or compulsory labor was identified at our direct business facilities.

G4-DMA Management approach

How we protect human rights

G4-HR9 Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

How we protect human rights

G4-DMA Management approach

How we protect human rights
Reports received by the Contact Point for Human Rights

G4-HR12 Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

Reports received by the Contact Point for Human Rights

G4-DMA Management approach

Political advocacy

G4-SO6 Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary

It is of paramount concern to Deutsche Telekom that its relationships with political decision-makers should be characterized by transparency and trust. This also extends to our refusal to support the work of any political party with donations.

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