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July, 2024

Transparency disclosures on lobbying expenditures

As there is currently no comprehensive definition of lobbying expenses, we are guided by the applicable transparency requirements and publish the lobb...

As there is currently no comprehensive definition of lobbying expenses, we are guided by the applicable transparency requirements and publish the lobbying expenses
in Germany at federal level (in accordance with the “Act Introducing a Lobbying Register for the Representation of Special Interests vis-à vis the German Bundestag and the Federal Government [Lobbying Register Act – Lobbyregistergesetz”] -> https://www.bundestag.de/resource/blob/870452/41e5c2f593b16c960d86c0041a377862/Gesetz-EN-neu-data.pdf) and in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria (according to the Transparency Register Act [TReg]in Baden-Württemberg -> https://www.landtag-bw.de/files/live/sites/LTBW/files/dokumente/WP16/Drucksachen/9000/16_9883_D.pdf and the Bavarian Lobby Register Act [BayLobbyRG] -> https://www.gesetze-bayern.de/Content/Document/BayLobbyRG/true), in Brussels (in accordance with the "Agreement between the European Parliament and the European Commission on the transparency register for organizations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation" -> https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/de/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.277.01.0011.01.ENG ) and in Washington for T-Mobile USA (in accordance with the "Lobbying Disclosure Act [LDA]" -> https://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov/ldaguidance.pdf ).

We are guided by the principle of respecting the independence and integrity of our political interlocutors. For this reason, we welcomed the creation of the lobbying and transparency registers at European level and in Germany from the outset and accordingly registered as one of the first companies (EU) or on time (on February 28th, 2022 in Germany).

Lobbying expenditures 2023 in accordance with applicable transparency rules

Area covered by reporting requirements Lobbying expenditure (2023) Relevant transparency rule detailing legal requirements and respective definition of lobbying expenditures.
Deutsche Telekom AG / German Bundestag and Federal Government 2,270,000 EUR *) [1] Act Introducing a Lobbying Register for the Representation of Special Interests vis-à vis the German Bundestag and the Federal Government (Lobbying Register Act – Lobbyregistergesetz) [6]
Deutsche Telekom AG / State Parliament and State Government of Baden-Württemberg 65,000 EUR *) [2] Transparency Register Act (Transparenzregistergesetz – TRegG) [7]
Deutsche Telekom AG / Bavarian Parliament and Bavarian State Government 110,000 EUR *) [3] Bavarian Lobby Register Act (BayLobbyRG) [8]
Deutsche Telekom AG / European Parliament and European Commission 1,999,999 EUR *) [4] Interinstitutional Agreement of 20 May 2021 between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on a mandatory transparency register [9]
T-Mobile USA / Federal Government of the US 9,557,000 USD *) [5] Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) [10]

 [1] https://www.lobbyregister.bundestag.de/suche/R002346/41395?backUrl=%2Fsuche%3Fq%3DDeutsche%2BTelekom%26pageSize%3D10%26filter%255Bactivelobbyist%255D%255Btrue%255D%3Dtrue%26sort%3DRELEVANCE_DESC 

[2] https://www.landtag-bw.de/home/der-landtag/transparenzregister/eintrage/d/deutsche-telekom-ag.html
[3] https://www.bayern.landtag.de/typo3temp/assets/lobbyregister/DEBYLT027F.pdf
[4] https://transparency-register.europa.eu/searchregister-or-update/organisation-detail_en?id=60052162589-72 
[5] https://lda.senate.gov/filings/public/filing/search/?registrant=T-Mobile&registrant_country=&registrant_ppb_country=&client=&client_state=&client_country=&client_ppb_country=&lobbyist=&lobbyist_covered_position=&lobbyist_conviction_disclosure=&lobbyist_conviction_date_range_from=&lobbyist_conviction_date_range_to=&report_period=&report_year=2023&report_dt_posted_from=&report_dt_posted_to=&report_amount_reported_min=&report_amount_reported_max=&report_filing_uuid=&report_house_doc_id=&report_issue_area_description=&affiliated_organization=&affiliated_organization_country=&foreign_entity=&foreign_entity_country=&foreign_entity_ppb_country=&foreign_entity_ownership_percentage_min=&foreign_entity_ownership_percentage_max=&search=search#js_searchFormTitle  
[6] https://www.bundestag.de/resource/blob/870452/41e5c2f593b16c960d86c0041a377862/Gesetz-EN-neu-data.pdf
[7] https://www.landtag-bw.de/files/live/sites/LTBW/files/dokumente/WP16/Drucksachen/9000/16_9883_D.pdf
[8] https://www.gesetze-bayern.de/Content/Document/BayLobbyRG/true
[9] https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32021Q0611%2801%29
[10] https://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov/ldaguidance.pdf
*) The various disclosures are not directly comparable with each other, as they refer to the legal requirements applicable in each case. If lobbying expenses are to be specified in a range according to the specifications of the respective register, the upper value of the range is given.


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July, 2024

Measurable success: Reduced CO2 generation at data centers

We keep our goal of reducing our carbon footprint in mind when planning and operating our data centers. To achieve this goal, we take a two-step appro...

We keep our goal of reducing our carbon footprint in mind when planning and operating our data centers. To achieve this goal, we take a two-step approach. It starts with optimizing energy consumption at each data center site and then continues with improving processes throughout the global data center landscape.

 

Data Center Energy Usage     2020     2021     2022     2023
Total energy used in data centers (MWh)     748,105     758,384     709,619     685,351
Percentage of renewable energy (of total energy)     62.5     98.3     99.3     99.7

 

Our aim is to increase the share of renewable energy on a yearly basis. Therefore our reported target is to increase our share in comparison to the previous year.


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July, 2024

References to Information published by Deutsche Telekom Major Group Companies and Respective Overview

Deutsche Telekom comprises a number of major subsidiaries operating in different countries respectively regions. Several of them are listed stock corp...

Deutsche Telekom comprises a number of major subsidiaries operating in different countries respectively regions. Several of them are listed stock corporations in their own right and publish as such comprehensive information on their respective sub-group, including inter alia their subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes. In order to access such information, please find the following references to the sub-group reportings for 2023, 2022 and 2021 years:

1)    T-Mobile US

a)    T-Mobile US – Annual Report 2021
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of publicly-listed US-subsidiary, see pages  33, 36, 72, 45-47, 53, 71, 103-105 etc.

b)    T-Mobile US - Annual Report 2022
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/ losses and taxes of publicly-listed US-subsidiary, see pages 32, 34, 42-44, 49, 68-69, 101-103

c)    T-Mobile US- Annual Report 2023
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/ losses and taxes of publicly-listed US-subsidiary, see pages 34, 37, 43-45, 51, 69, 93-95

2)    OTE

a)    OTE - Annual Report 2021
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of publicly-listed Greece-subsidiary, see pages 108-109, 113-116, 125 etc.

b)    OTE - Annual Report 2022
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of publicly-listed Greece-subsidiary, see pages 109-1110, 114-117, 125 etc.

c)    OTE – Annual Report 2023 to be published soon, check OTE Annual Report Website

3)    MAGYAR

a)    MAGYAR Telekom - consolidated annual report 2021
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of publicly-listed Hungary-subsidiary, see pages 6-10, 14, 52-56, 69, 82 etc.

b)    MAGYAR Telekom - consolidated annual report 2022
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of publicly-listed Hungary-subsidiary, see pages 7-11, 15, 20, 60-63, 205-207 etc.

c)    MAGYAR Telekom - consolidated annual report 2023
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of publicly-listed Hungary-subsidiary, see pages 9-13, 17, 62-65, 210-213 etc.

4)    Hrvatski Telekom

a)    Hrvatski Telekom_Croatia_Annual Report 2021
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of publicly-listed Croatia-subsidiary, see pages 46-47, 54-60, 76-77, 92-97,112-113, 122-123 etc.

b)    Hrvatski Telekom_Croatia_Annual Report 2022
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of publicly-listed Croatia-subsidiary, see pages 42-43, 47-52, 64-67, 78-83, 100, 110-111 etc.

c)    Hrvatski Telekom Croatia Annual Report 2023
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of publicly-listed Croatia-subsidiary, see pages 42-43, 48-55, 74-80, 94, 99-100, 104 etc.

Furthermore, there are also several other unlisted subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom that publish comprehensive relevant information. In order to access such information, please find the following references to their reportings for 2021, 2022 & 2023:

1)    T-Mobile Czech

a)    T-Mobile Czech_Annual Report 2021
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of Czech Republic Holding-subsidiary, see pages 14-15, 18-19, 78, 90-91, 108, 134 etc.

b)    T-Mobile Czech Annual Report 2022
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of Czech Republic Holding-subsidiary, see pages 10, 13, 62-63, 74, 92-93, 108, 120

c)    T-Mobile Czech annual report for 2023 to be published soon; check T-Mobile Czech-website T-Mobile CZ Website

2)    Slovak Telekom

a)    Slovak Telekom Annual Report 2021
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of Slovak Telekom Group, see pages 14-17, 18, 32-24, 36, 61-62 etc.

b)    Slovak Telekom Annual Report 2022
Comprehensive reporting of subsidiaries, activities, employees, revenues, profits/losses and taxes of Slovak Telekom Group, see pages 14-18, 36-38, 55, 67-68 etc.

c)    Slovak Telekom annual report for 2023 to be published soon; check Slovak Telekom website Slovak Telekom

Additional information on each tax jurisdiction in which Deutsche Telekom operates, including names of all resident entities, primary activities, number of employees, revenue, profit (loss) before tax, income tax accrued (current year) and income tax paid are published as well at: Deutsche Telekom  Country-by-Country Reporting CbC 2022 and Country-by-Country Reporting CbC 2023

 


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May, 2024

Group Benefits Policy

Objective of this Group PolicyDeutsche Telekom is committed to honest, lawful conduct in the face of competition. Corruption is prohibited by laws all...

Objective of this Group Policy

Deutsche Telekom is committed to honest, lawful conduct in the face of competition. Corruption is prohibited by laws all over the world. Deutsche Telekom does not tolerate corruption or the undue influence of business decisions and any violations of the prohibition on corruption shall be sanctioned in accordance with the applicable laws. Benefits in the form of gifts, hospitality (food and beverages), and events are common in the course of business and legally permitted, provided they are socially acceptable and not used to unduly influence business decisions. The objective of this Group-Policy (Policy) is to eliminate any risk of corruption in dealing with benefits. This Policy is mandatory for all employees of Deutsche Telekom.


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June, 2023

DT AG Health, Safety and Environment Management System and for Quality Management System

As a large corporation, Telekom assumes responsibility for environmental protection. Uniform environmental standards ensure that resource-saving behav...

As a large corporation, Telekom assumes responsibility for environmental protection. Uniform environmental standards ensure that resource-saving behavior is anchored in all processes and in the daily behavior of employees. To this end, the Group has implemented an HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) management system in all fully consolidated companies.
There are internationally recognized standards for environmental protection in companies, such as the ISO standards (standards of the International Organization for Standardization, ISO for short). These form the basis for environmental management at Telekom. This ensures that environmental policy is implemented uniformly throughout the Group.

Telekom in Germany has been working in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001 for environmental management systems since 1998. Compliance with the ISO standard enables, among other things, resources to be used more efficiently, energy to be saved and waste to be avoided. Employees help to further increase environmental friendliness with their own suggestions.

Telekom's commitment goes far beyond the issue of climate protection: Since 2010, a uniform Group-wide HSE management system has been in place. HSE stands for the three main topics of health, safety and environment. The international standards for occupational health and safety, environmental management and quality management serve as the basis for this.
Employees and experts from all Deutsche Telekom national companies regularly exchange information and jointly develop a comprehensive management system. Internal and external audits are conducted regularly to verify that the requirements of the HSE management system are consistently implemented in the company's day-to-day operations.

Here you can find the manual for our central Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSE MS) of Deutsche Telekom Group. This means that it covers 100% of all Deutsche Telekom units.


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April, 2022

Employee Satisfaction

Every two years we conduct our employee survey in order to obtain feedback from our employees, discover weaknesses, and implement suitable actions to...

Every two years we conduct our employee survey in order to obtain feedback from our employees, discover weaknesses, and implement suitable actions to eliminate those weaknesses. The analysis on team level and of other criteria (e.g. function, executives vs. leader vs. employee, gender, age group) support the derivation of fitting concrete improvement actions on all levels. Around 80% of all employees participated in the last employee survey, the share of men and woman - where gender was specified - complies approximately with gender proportion in the group (participation rate man around 65%, women around 31% and diverse around 1%).

In addition to the employee survey, we also gauge employee satisfaction every six months through a pulse survey. This helps us obtain a current snapshot of the mood at the company and verify whether the introduced actions have been successful. This lets us make quick adjustments if necessary. The pulse survey in May 2021 saw a 77% response rate among the group.


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October, 2021

Achieving more together: international collaboration

How can international corporations put sustainability strategies into practice across borders? Deutsche Telekom employs CR managers for the relevant b...

How can international corporations put sustainability strategies into practice across borders? Deutsche Telekom employs CR managers for the relevant business segments and national companies to reach this goal. They use the CR Manager Network to regularly share best practices and discuss new challenges, thereby jointly promoting essential CR issues. The central Group Corporate Responsibility (GCR) department is responsible for managing the network. In the year 2021, the CR Manager Network encompassed more than 100 CR Manager from 34 subsidiaries based in 20 countries across the globe. 

The participants are regularly invited to virtual meetings and capacity building calls by Group Corporate Responsibility. In 2021, content and likely implications of the EU Green Deal were discussed as well as progress within the #GreenMagenta programs and the new strategic stream "Positive impact on society" defined by the EU segment. Furthermore, the network members could gain insights into issues like Impact measurement and the future of a greener mobility.


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April, 2021

Employee Satisfaction

Every two years we conduct our employee survey in order to obatin feedback from our employees, discover weaknesses, and implement suitable actions to...

Every two years we conduct our employee survey in order to obatin feedback from our employees, discover weaknesses, and implement suitable actions to eliminate those weaknesses. The analysis on team level and of other criteria (e.g. function, executives vs. leader vs. employee, gender, age group) support the derivation of fitting concrete improvement actions on all levels. Around 76% of all employees participated in the last employee survey, the share of men and woman - where gender was specified - complies approximately with gender proportion in the group (participation rate man around 67%, women around 32% and for the first time diverse around 1%).

In addition to the employee survey, we also gauge employee satisfaction every six months through a pulse survey. This helps us obtain a current snapshot of the mood at the company and verify whether the introduced actions have been successful. This lets us make quick adjustments if necessary. The pulse survey in November 2020 saw a 77% response rate among the group.

 


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