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November, 2022

Promotion of women in STEM professions#

Diversity is an integral part of our corporate culture, this is why we are increasingly trying to attract talented women to our company with target-gr...

Diversity is an integral part of our corporate culture, this is why we are increasingly trying to attract talented women to our company with target-group-specific speeches. As part of our partnership with Femtec, a cooperation of large well-known companies, the Fraunhofer Institute and major German technical universities (TU) as well as the ETH Zurich, which have set themselves the goal of finding and promoting young female STEM talents, we are hosting the Innovation Lab this year. The project topic is to develop a technically innovative solution for green, sustainable mobile sites - which almost 20 international female Femtec women have chosen.

With the Femtec Alumnae network, a 6-week training programme took place in the areas of artificial intelligence, leadership and agile working. 60 female IT experts or managers with 2-6 years of professional experience participated in the virtual expert sessions. We are also involved with Global Digital Women, an international network of female shapers in the digital industry.


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October, 2022

Start up!: Our trainee program for young technology enthusiasts and new thinkers

Our Start up! Trainee Program primarily targets graduates with an interest in Technology and IT who are willing to harness their talent as innovator,...

Our Start up! Trainee Program primarily targets graduates with an interest in Technology and IT who are willing to harness their talent as innovator, technophile or revolutionary every single day. With the aim to reach talented candidates outside of Germany, the application process has been held in English since 2017. As a result, we have been able to maintain the share of international participants in 2022: 27 percent of trainees come from different countries around the globe. In the reporting period, a total of 42 BA/MA graduates embarked on the trainee program, 52 percent of whom were women.
During a period lasting around 18 months, trainees familiarize themselves with different areas of the company in Germany and abroad. They take on challenging project assignments in various business areas. The trainees are supported by experienced managers. The program is supplemented by innovative learning formats and events. In addition, our Start up! Trainees also pursue their own initiatives including social & sustainability projects within the context of the Magenta Friday (project day).


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October, 2022

Actionplan to promote inclusion

Inclusion thrives on partnership. Barriers in the work environment and in people´s minds can only be removed together. Following this thought, Teleko...

Inclusion thrives on partnership. Barriers in the work environment and in people´s minds can only be removed together. Following this thought, Telekom has updated its Actionplan of 2016. The new Actionplan 2.0 is aligned with the challenges of our current time. It helps to fill the framework of the new Group Inclusion Agreement with participation of all employees. 

 


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October, 2022

Partner for “Deutschland sicher im Netz”

The Deutschland sicher im Netz e.V. (DsiN Making Germany Safe on the Net) association has served as a central point of contact for consumers and smal...

The Deutschland sicher im Netz e.V. (DsiN – Making Germany Safe on the Net) association has served as a central point of contact for consumers and small businesses interested in the topics of IT security and data privacy for twelve years now. As a member of the association, we are committed to working with other companies and organizations on projects such as the “IT-Sicherheit@Mittelstand” (IT security for SMEs) series of workshops, the “Digitale Sicherheit” (Digital Safety) campaign network, and “Digital-Kompass” (Digital Compass). We are also contributing to the “Sicherheitsbarometer” app (Safety Barometer – SiBa app) for digital self-protection.
Furthermore, we are supporting the project “Digitale Nachbarschaft” (DsiN, Digital Neighborhood). This trains people as volunteer IT ambassadors who will pass on their knowledge and expertise to neighbors and colleagues.
As a member of the “Security, protection, and trust for society and business” platform, which is part of Germany’s national Digital Summit, we worked with the DsiN to develop a new educational tool for artificial intelligence. KInsights! is an interactive showroom that offers an insight into the latest AI technologies. The tool was unveiled to the public by Prof. Günter Krings, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Community, at the Digital Summit on December 4, 2018.


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October, 2022

Partner for BAGSO

We work with BAGSO (the German National Association of Senior Citizens’ Organizations) to promote media literacy among seniors. As a partner, we spo...

We work with BAGSO (the German National Association of Senior Citizens’ Organizations) to promote media literacy among seniors. As a partner, we sponsor the Goldener Internetpreis (Golden Internet Award). The award recognizes people over the age of 60 who use the internet skillfully and help others to get started in the online world. The next award ceremony is planned for November 2019.
In 2018, we once again took part in Deutscher Seniorentag (Germany’s Day for Seniors), showcasing products and services aimed at people aged 65 years and over. These included mobile telecommunications, fixed-line and MagentaEINS offerings, apps for seniors, and security products by Magenta SmartHome. Visitors to our booth had the chance to use a variety of services. For example, we had two technicians available to set up mobile devices and answer technical questions. As an advisory board member, we are also involved in Digital-Kompass (Digital Compass), a joint project by BAGSO and DsiN. Digital-Kompass uses materials and regular meetings on digital issues to support internet guides who help seniors get online and explore the internet. A total of 75 Digital-Kompass locations are also being set up across Germany.


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October, 2022

“Child and Career” mentoring program

After three very successful runs, the kick-off event of our next “Child and Career” mentoring program took place in October 2019. For a period of...

After three very successful runs, the kick-off event of our next “Child and Career” mentoring program took place in October 2019. For a period of 21 months, this program provides for potential junior staff in expert and managerial functions from various business units of the Group in Germany to be mentored by an experienced manager. The mentees who will soon start parental leave, are in parental leave or are planning their re-entrance in the job gain new professional and methodical competences “in the tandem” and benefit from shared experiences with others in the program network. In the fourth “Child and Career” session, 26 tandem teams went to the start. The program is supplemented by web-based tutorials on focus topics and self-organized network meetings. In addition, supplementary coaching services such as parental coaching and professional support coaching will be provided, as required. This was very well appreciated by the last run. More than 80 percent of participating junior employees and almost 70 percent of the managers are female.

The next mentoring program will start in the 2nd half of 2022.


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June, 2021

Telekom supports the UN LGBT+ Standards of Conduct for Business

Deutsche Telekom AG supports the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and interse...

Deutsche Telekom AG supports the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBT+, + Plus sign stands for not excluding anyone ) people. “We are promoting an environment of mutual respect, tolerance and diversity. We stand up for human rights and promote openness and understanding in a digitalized and networked world. I am very pleased that we have adopted the UN's global LGBT+ Standards of Conduct for business,” said Birgit Klesper, Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility.

Since 2000, Deutsche Telekom AG has been a member of the UN Global Compact, and is expressly committed to the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. “In joining 240 of the early supporters of the UN Global LGBT+ Standards for Business, Deutsche Telekom is sending a powerful signal to the ICT industry and beyond. As a responsible company, Deutsche Telekom is dedicated to respecting and protecting human rights including those of LGBT+ people.” said Fabrice Houdart, United Nations Human Rights Officer and co-author of the Standards. MagentaPride, the Group's LGBT+ employee network, is proud that Deutsche Telekom expressing its engagement to human rights by drawing the standards of conduct for business - tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans, & intersex people.


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June, 2021

Telekom supports the UN LGBT+ Standards of Conduct for Business

Deutsche Telekom AG supports the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and interse...

Deutsche Telekom AG supports the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBT+, + Plus sign stands for not excluding anyone ) people. “We are promoting an environment of mutual respect, tolerance and diversity. We stand up for human rights and promote openness and understanding in a digitalized and networked world. I am very pleased that we have adopted the UN's global LGBT+ Standards of Conduct for business,” said Birgit Klesper, Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility.

Since 2000, Deutsche Telekom AG has been a member of the UN Global Compact, and is expressly committed to the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. “In joining 240 of the early supporters of the UN Global LGBT+ Standards for Business, Deutsche Telekom is sending a powerful signal to the ICT industry and beyond. As a responsible company, Deutsche Telekom is dedicated to respecting and protecting human rights including those of LGBT+ people.” said Fabrice Houdart, United Nations Human Rights Officer and co-author of the Standards. MagentaPride, the Group's LGBT+ employee network, is proud that Deutsche Telekom expressing its engagement to human rights by drawing the standards of conduct for business - tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans, & intersex people.


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May, 2021

Statement on Sexual Harassment

Deutsche Telekom is committed to providing a safe environment for all its employees free from discrimination on any ground and from harassment at work...

Deutsche Telekom is committed to providing a safe environment for all its employees free from discrimination on any ground and from harassment at work including sexual harassment. We are committed to a zero-tolerance regarding any form of sexual harassment in the workplace. We treat all incidents seriously and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual harassment. Any person found to have sexually harassed another will face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from employment. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and treated with respect and in confidence. No one will be victimized for making such a complaint. Furthermore, we offer a groupwide human rights training for all our employees. The topic sexual harassment is included in the training.


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May, 2021

Statement of Sexual Harassment

Deutsche Telekom is committed to providing a safe environment for all its employees free from discrimination on any ground and from harassment at work...

Deutsche Telekom is committed to providing a safe environment for all its employees free from

discrimination on any ground and from harassment at work including sexual harassment. We are committed to a zero-tolerance regarding any form of sexual harassment in the workplace. We treat all incidents seriously and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual harassment. Any person found to have sexually harassed another will face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from employment. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and treated with respect and in confidence. No one will be victimized for making such a complaint. Furthermore, we offer a groupwide human rights training for all our employees. The topic sexual harassment is included in the training.


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January, 2021

Volunteer Readers

In a joint project Deutsche Telekom Stiftung and German Reading Foundation aim to awaken children´s interest in math and science and improve their ...

In a joint project Deutsche Telekom Stiftung and German Reading Foundation aim to awaken children´s interest in math and science and improve their language and reading skills by reading aloud to them. Appropriate reading materials (books, apps, e-books) are read aloud by volunteer readers to kids aged three to ten in kindergartens, primary schools and libraries. By late 2020, a total of around 3,300 volunteers engaged as volunteer readers in Germany and abroad– including 110 Deutsche Telekom employees (as of November 2020).


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January, 2020

Conflict-free Sourcing Initiative

ICT products can contain processed minerals, some of which are mined under inhumane, illegal conditions. The proceeds are often used to finance civil...

ICT products can contain processed minerals, some of which are mined under inhumane, illegal conditions. The proceeds are often used to finance civil wars in Africa. Telekom is committed to ensuring that the devices it trades do not contain any raw materials produced under critical conditions. It supports the efforts of the Responsible Minerals Initiative, which is committed to responsible raw material extraction and procurement. Their central instrument is the Conflict-Free Smelter Program and the corresponding Smelter Database, which is used to control the metalworking and smelting plants (Smelter). Independent auditors check whether the raw materials obtained come from responsible sources and create publicly available audit reports for each processed metal. To make it easier to report abuses, there are contact addresses where whistleblowers can submit their information anonymously.


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January, 2020

Unser Diversity Engagement zahlt sich aus.

After Telekom signed the UN Women Empowerment principles in 2015, we also signed the UN LGBT standards in 2019. For our work on equality, we received...

After Telekom signed the UN Women Empowerment principles in 2015, we also signed the UN LGBT standards in 2019. For our work on equality, we received the Female Recruiting Award at women @ work fair in 2019. The magazine Brigitte honored Deutsche Telekom as one of the best employers for women and in the "Gender Diversity Index" of the Boston Consulting Group Deutsche Telekom achieved first place in the DAX 30 companies.


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January, 2020

Unser Diversity Engagement zahlt sich aus.

After Telekom signed the UN Women Empowerment principles in 2015, we also signed the UN LGBT standards in 2019. For our work on equality, we received...

After Telekom signed the UN Women Empowerment principles in 2015, we also signed the UN LGBT standards in 2019. For our work on equality, we received the Female Recruiting Award at women @ work fair in 2019. The magazine Brigitte honored Deutsche Telekom as one of the best employers for women and in the "Gender Diversity Index" of the Boston Consulting Group Deutsche Telekom achieved first place in the DAX 30 companies.


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January, 2020

Training program prepares for supervisory board positions

In 2014 we became the first DAX company to develop a training program to prepare employees for supervisory board positions. The program was developed...

In 2014 we became the first DAX company to develop a training program to prepare employees for supervisory board positions. The program was developed in collaboration with the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). We are particularly interested in encouraging women to take a seat on the supervisory board. In addition to information on the traditional activities of supervisory board members, the training also provided insight into practical experiences presented by supervisory board members, case studies from the Group, and a simulated supervisory board meeting.
We also offered additional workshops for former program participants on topics such as “What’s new in corporate governance” and leadership networks.


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January, 2020

Employee diversity networks

Many of our employees are involved in addressing various aspects of diversity, for example as members of the numerous women’s networks that have bee...

Many of our employees are involved in addressing various aspects of diversity, for example as members of the numerous women’s networks that have been established within the Group thanks to their commitment. Another internal initiative is MagentaPride, a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual employees. Established in 2002, it is committed to eliminating prejudices and promoting diversity. The network supports the LGBT community, answers questions, and assists with difficult situations in day-to-day life. MagentaPride goes to pride parades together and also organizes diversity days and workshops. In recent years, around 250 employees have represented MagentaPride at ColognePride.


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