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2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

Other environmental data

Water consumption

Water consumption throughout the Group dropped by 4 percent. This reduction can mainly be attributed to a decrease in consumption at the DT Group in Germany. For detailed comments on the figures for each individual company, please refer to the interactive benchmarking tool.

Reporting against standards

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).

More than 16 million online bills were sent out in 2015. Similar to previous years, this is the equivalent of considerably more than 50 percent of all bills and credit notes for fixed-line and mobile communications customers.

Due to the switch to a new system, the relevant basic data for some business units could not be fully updated, which is why calculations regarding the share of online bills is partially based on extrapolation from previous year's data. A new data recording process will be defined and implemented over the course of 2016.

Reporting against standards

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 as well as providing space for other needs. Total take-up decreased slightly year-on-year with a total of 8,709 square meters of space being used.

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 (Promoting environmental responsibility).

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