Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Hungary
Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Hungary takes responsibility and is committed to organizing its operations, services, governance, and overall corporate activities so as to generate a positive effect on society, the environment, and the economy. The mission of the company is a continuous journey and is compliant with the UN’s sustainable development goals and with our parent company’s CR mission. Our Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility strategy empowers digital sustainability and digital inclusion, low-carbon climate protection, high-quality education with reduced inequalities, and diversity.
Proactive management of topics relating to climate action and environment – such as emission reduction for direct and indirect energy consumption – is a core component of our sustainability strategy. At local level, we are targeting many aspects of environmental sustainability including green building solutions, fleet vehicles, commuting, and waste. The company is improving energy efficiency, modernizing network facilities and datacenters, and increasing the number of EV chargers. It is also raising the proportion of hybrid cars in the vehicle fleet, expanding bicycle storage facilities, and supporting colleagues with the Ride IT bike rental option so that they can enjoy environmentally friendly mobility. We strive to prioritize sustainability in any events we organize.
100% renewable energy
We have been using all-renewable electricity at our four locations since the beginning of 2021.
Teaching 50 disadvantaged kids
Our employees are teaching 50 kids from severely disadvantaged backgrounds.
Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions volunteers became PET Pirates for a day, collecting approximately 1.5 metric tons of waste from the floodplain of Lake Tisza.
More than 100 volunteers helped to welcome refugees from Ukraine to Hungary.
Key facts at a glance
|Markets, business areas and market share||DT IT Solutions Hungary is a delivery location for T-Systems, DTBS, DT Technik and TelIT, no local market activity|
|Number of customers||1 000+ end customers through parent companies|
|Number of employees||5 100|
|Shareholding of Deutsche Telekom AG since||2006, 100 percent subsidiary owned by Deutsche Telekom AG|
|Please refer to the internet for further information||https://www.deutschetelekomitsolutions.en/|
Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions is the largest nearshore location of T-Systems International. A headcount of 5 100 makes it the largest ICT employer in Hungary. While conducting operations at four sites, we create value but also cause unavoidable waste. We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint to the smallest possible size as well as to creating an environmentally-conscious corporate culture. Our principal initiatives are as follows:
Mill Park – Green Park
In summer 2018, the Budapest offices of Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions moved to a new location, the seven-story Mill Park office complex (Budapest, 9th district) with floorspace of 35 000 sqm. The building has been awarded the Gold Standard of the LEED Green Building Certification System. It uses 25 percent less energy than traditional office space thanks to the fact that most of the offices receive sufficient natural illumination during the day through optimum use of sunlight. The building also uses passive solar energy as a result of its orientation – in addition to district heating. The insulation capacity of facade elements complies with net-zero building regulations, while photovoltaic (solar) panels are installed on the roof. Rainwater also has an important role to play since landscape irrigation and WCs make use of this water resource, representing a water saving of approximately 75 percent in comparison with traditional office buildings.
Selective waste collection
Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions is committed to achieving selective waste collection and preventing waste production. Selective waste collection in the company’s offices is available throughout the entire complex. This enables recyclable, superfluous materials to be forwarded to a disposal company for processing. Special bins have been installed in dining areas for collection of plastic, paper, and communal waste. We selectively collect plastic, ink and toner cartridges, batteries, and electronic waste within the company. Delivery and further handling of waste products are carried out in compliance with selective waste-management guidelines and criteria.
Think before you print
We all know that the paperless office is correct as an objective, but we acknowledge that it has yet to be achieved. Although we still use paper, we are reducing the quantity of paper and printed materials to a minimum. Bins suitable for collecting paper waste are located in the dining areas, enabling employees to selectively collect paper for recycling. We have positioned user notices above printers to highlight environmentally-aware photocopying and printing techniques. Our printers are configured for black-and-white printing on both sides as the default. This saves paper and ink. Print-based posters have been banished from our Budapest offices. All our billboard-type communication is presented on LCD displays situated in the lobby and installed in lifts.
Szendrőlád and Heroes’ Project
Our education program has involved 30 of our colleagues providing teaching for coding to 50 underprivileged children in Szendrőlád and 20 in Pécs at in-person sessions over the past four years. Alongside digital inclusion and teaching kids, the project also promotes establishment of a background in technical knowledge, IT infrastructure, IT tools, and classroom equipment.
In 2020, we launched the Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Hungary Ride IT program to support the eco-friendly commute undertaken by our colleagues on a bike and with the electric-scooter fleet.
From 25 July 2022, the fleet was expanded with 20 new electric bicycles. This means that 33 company bicycles are available to support environmentally conscious transport.
Mental Wellness Series
Mental health and its importance have fortunately been gaining a higher profile in recent years, and people are starting to realize that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical health. We also realized that our colleagues might need a helping hand in giving them a bit of a boost, especially during these trying times. The Mental Wellness talks continued in 2022, but this year instead of dedicated months we arranged a series of rolling programs throughout the year. We are calling these talks the Mental Wellness Series. In 2022, we organized four events and more than ten small group discussions. Nearly a thousand colleagues participated in this year’s program.
Life Journey Community For Each Other
This involves more than 5 000 colleagues in a work environment with a large number of co-workers and great diversity. Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Hungary has always been proud of its diverse and welcoming community of employees. We are now placing even greater emphasis on this with an initiative to bring together and support colleagues who live their lives with disabilities.
The Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Life Journey Community For Each Other welcomes colleagues with a disability, and those affected as a sympathizer or family member, to their regular bi-weekly virtual meetings.
PET Pirates in Action at Lake Tisza
On 6 October, Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Hungary volunteers became PET Pirates for a day, collecting approximately 1.5 metric tons of waste from the floodplain of Lake Tisza.
The PET Pirate Volunteer Day was over-subscribed, so ultimately 80 of our colleagues arrived at Dinnyéshát from Budapest, Debrecen and Pécs, where they started to collect trash. One half of the team immediately went out on the water and approached the contaminated areas in canoes, collecting waste from the floodplain. The collection was also a sorting exercise, with recyclable PET bottles, glass and metal being placed in separate bags. There was plenty of work to do, since plastic bottles crackled under rubber boots at every step beneath the leaves in the more polluted areas.
During the afternoon, the two teams took turns in the field, and by the end of the day, our colleagues had collected no less than 240 bags of waste in their quest to help clean up the Tisza floodplain. This represents approximately 1.5 metric tons of waste, at least 60 percent of which (glass, metal, plastic) can be recycled.
Help when it’s most needed!
Our management provided an immediate donation of HUF 5 million to support the work of the Ecumenical Aid Organization (Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet) and the Hungarian Maltese Charity Service (Máltai Szeretetszolgálat). However, we experienced an unexpected level of enthusiasm from our volunteers. More than one hundred colleagues volunteered by signing up for all the opportunities within minutes, in order to provide assistance weekdays and weekends. These are the areas where their efforts make the most impact:
We organized a fundraising event at each site, where we welcome donations of non-perishable food and hygiene items. The donations we receive are distributed to people in need through aid organizations.
Renovation of Mátészalka volunteer accommodation
Magyar Telekom has donated a vacant building in Mátészalka to help accommodate volunteers working at the border. Nearly twenty of our colleagues worked weekdays and weekends to ensure that volunteers were able to take over the building with 900 square meters of floorspace without delay. They started by cleaning the building and moved on to assembling furniture after carrying out painting and minor repairs.
Translation work – Ukrainian language
Our Ukrainian-speaking colleagues are always available to help aid organizations with their language skills.
Volunteering at the office of the Ecumenical Aid Organization in Budapest
Over recent weeks, several metric tons of donations were sent to aid organizations, after sorting with the help of our colleagues. Their daily task is to sort, pack and prepare the donations for delivery. The work of nearly a dozen colleagues is essential to enable the Ecumenical Aid Organization to receive the new donations.
Volunteering at the airport
Due to the current war situation in Ukraine, many families are having to wait at Liszt Ferenc Airport in order to travel to relatives and friends, but in many cases they have to spend hours waiting for their flight to depart. The Ecumenical Aid Organization has therefore created a “child-friendly space” or play corner. Our colleagues help to run this play corner in three shifts every day.
Volunteering at the border
Our colleagues traveled to the center of the Ecumenical Aid Organization in Barabás and stayed for three days to help prepare to receive refugees, carry out food distribution and help with logistics. Five colleagues traveled to the border in two shifts to relieve the burden on volunteers.
We run multiple CSR projects. For example, the Szendrőlád and Hősök projects are developing the programming abilities of kids with special needs. The Sustainability Program rolls out a variety of interesting topics on a monthly basis, connecting up sustainability with the everyday lives of our employees. We also donate secondhand computers to schools.
The Company leverages employee and customer engagement to demonstrate the positive impact of technology in society. It advocates the accessibility and affordability of telecommunications and IT infrastructure by offering services that drive sustainable economic growth and innovative solutions across areas such as education, social inclusion, and innovation partnerships with universities and municipalities.
Our colleagues teach programming to 50 severely disadvantaged children in our special educational program ‘Szendrőlád and the Heroes’. This impetus helps them to succeed in their subsequent studies. We support the education of the upcoming generations in strong collaborations with universities across the country. We fund scholarship programs, innovation-related projects, special faculties, Ideathon competitions, and tailored professional training courses.
Our company believes that diverse and inclusive teams drive performance and create business value. They are therefore a strategic asset for the business. A workforce with a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences drives innovation and makes the business more resilient.
Our overall approach is systematic and based on awareness, rollout of local initiatives, programs, projects, campaigns, and events. The unambiguous goal of our sustainability strategy is to contribute to Deutsche Telekom’s mission and provide support with local action. We have a rolling program of developing processes and procedures to assess, measure, and manage our impact on society and the environment.