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  • 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report
2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

General standard disclosures

G4-3 Name of the organization

Our business operations

G4-4 Primary brands, products and services

Our business operations

G4-5 Location of the organization's headquarters

Publishing information

G4-6 Countries where the company operates

www.telekom.com/worldwide

G4-7 Ownership structure and legal form

Group profile

G4-8 Markets served

www.telekom.com/worldwide
2015 Annual Report
Our business operations

G4-9 Scale of the organization

Our business operations

2015 Annual Report: Financial report

G4-10 Total workforce

Number of employees & part-time employment

Distinction of employees by contract has not yet been implemented, but plans are underway. We did not break down total workforce into employees and supervised workers. The expense and effort involved in collecting this information would be too high in relation to its informative value.

G4-11 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

58 percent of all employees worldwide and 68 percent of all employees in Germany were covered by collective agreements in 2015.

G4-12 Supply chain

Supply chain management

G4-13 Significant changes regarding size, structure and ownership

We have no central documentation of all changes in our supply chain of more than 30,000 suppliers, e.g., changes in supplier location. None of our business relationships with suppliers were ended during the reporting period due to failure to comply with our sustainability requirements.

G4-14 Addressing the precautionary approach

Risk management, compliance management and the ESG KPIs provide approaches for preventive action at Deutsche Telekom.

Risk and opportunity management
Compliance
ESG key performance indicators

G4-15 External charters, principles or other initiatives

Global Compact COP
German Sustainability Code
Values and Guiding Principles
Code of Responsible Conduct for Business
Overview of memberships and collaborations
Managing sustainability in procurement processes

G4-16 Memberships in associations and advocacy organizations

Overview of memberships and collaborations

Due to reasons of confidentiality it is not possible to list our memberships and collaborations based on strategic aspects. Our policy on political advocacy applies to our involvement in committees and associations.

Political advocacy

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G4-17 Group structure

www.telekom.com/worldwide

G4-18 Defining report contentContent verified by PwC

Materiality process better tailored to ICT requirements
Key issues for sustainable business development

G4-19 Material aspectsContent verified by PwC

Key issues for sustainable business development
Material aspects matched with GRI aspects

G4-20 Material aspects within the organizationContent verified by PwC

Impact of material aspects along the value chain

G4-21 Material aspects outside the organizationContent verified by PwC

Impact of material aspects along the value chain

G4-22 Explanation of any restatements of information

There was no cause to restate information within the reporting period.

G4-23 Explanation of any changes in the scope and aspect boundaries

Impact of material aspects along the value chain

G4-24 Stakeholder groups engaged by the Group

Materiality process better tailored to ICT requirements
Stakeholder management
CR facts: Stakeholder engagement

G4-25 Identification and selection of stakeholders

Stakeholder management
Stakeholder engagement

G4-26 Approach to stakeholder engagement

CR facts: Stakeholder engagement

G4-27 Key topics and concerns raised by stakeholders

Feedback from the stakeholder survey
Petition: MagentaMobil Happy

G4-28 Reporting period

About this report

G4-29 Date of most recent previous report

About this report

G4-30 Reporting cycle

About this report

G4-31 Contact

About this report

G4-32 "In accordance" option in GRI content index

GRI content index

G4-33 External assurance for the report

GRI content index

G4-34 Governance structure

Current organizational structure

G4-35 Delegating authority for sustainability topics

Current organizational structure

G4-36 Responsibility for sustainability topics

Current organizational structure

G4-40 Selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees

All skills and abilities required and useful in effectively enacting the responsibilities of a position are taken into consideration during the selection process. The requirements of a position are identified using a skills list.

The selection process is conducted by the Supervisory Board, which acts in the interests of stakeholders and shareholders.

G4-56 Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior

Values and Guiding Principles

G4-57 Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior

Ensuring integrity and compliance

G4-58 Mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior

Ensuring integrity and compliance

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