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2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

Staff reconstructing

Proportion of civil servants in Group workforce

The proportion of civil servants employed in the company fell once again in 2015. The reasons for this included the fact that Deutsche Telekom has not recruited any new civil servant staff since the company was privatized. In addition, many civil servants took early retirement or were transferred to public authorities. This has led to a continual reduction in the proportion of civil servants in the workforce, from around one third in 2011 to under 29 percent in 2015. Besides this, 400 civil servants were seconded to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) in the reporting year to provide support for refugee relief work, including the processing of asylum claims. In fact, Deutsche Telekom employees are now working at more than 50 percent of the BAMF offices throughout Germany.

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Reporting against standards

In combination with additional headcount data, the data on the percentage of civil servants in the workforce fully covers the G4-LA1 (Employee turnover) GRI indicator.

Personnel service provider Telekom Placement Services continued to support the Group in its workforce restructuring efforts in the year 2015. Since its foundation, Telekom Placement Services has offered fresh career prospects to almost 47,000 employees – particularly in the public sector, but also within the Group. Once again, numerous internal vacancies were offered to employees in units with surplus staff, in keeping with our HR “Internal over external” initiative. The object of the initiative is to maximize the use of opportunities within the Group and thereby reduce the number of external hirings. In the reporting year alone, around 600 employees were assigned new positions inside the company up to December 31, 2015.

Reporting against standards

In combination with additional headcount data, the data on the trend in employee numbers at Vivento fully covers the G4-LA1 (Employee turnover) GRI indicator.

We continued our efforts to engage in socially acceptable staff restructuring in 2015. We use internationally proven tools giving employees the option to voluntarily leave the company as part of this process. This is the first year we are reporting Group-wide numbers.

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Reporting against standards

This data is relevant for criteria 6 (Rules and processes) and 14 (Employee rights) of the German Sustainability Code.

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