2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report About this report. Telekom has provided extensive information to the general public about its objectives, its activities and the progress made in the relevant economic, ecological and social areas as part of corporate responsibility (CR) reporting since 1996. The title "We take responsibility" is used for the fourth consecutive time since it is an expression of Telekom's long-term commitment to CR. By the year 2015, we plan to achieve our goal of becoming a global CR leader in the ICT industry. In this undertaking, the report is a central communication tool that informs our internal as well as external stakeholders of the progress we have made on this path between March 2011 and February 2012, and of the goals we are setting for the future. Additional sources for CR-relevant content. In addition to the present online CR Report for 2011, we also provide information about corporate responsibility in our Annual Report, in the HR Report and in the Data Privacy Report. We continually report on current activities relating to CR within the Group on our responsibility portal. The international subsidiaries provide information about their CR commitment on their Internet portals and in their own publications. In order to reduce the complexity of our report, we have often provided links to other internal and external websites. For example, the information provided by the international subsidiaries is available through the subsidiaries' profile pages in the CR Report 2011. Reporting period, scope of application and target groups. This CR Report is a Group report that includes many international subsidiaries in which Telekom holds a majority stake. Any deviations are marked accordingly. This report ties in with the CR Report 2010/2011. The reporting period for the various topics spans from March 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012. All quantitative data and KPIs refer to the 2011 calendar year. Any deviations are marked accordingly. This CR report is primarily aimed at analysts and investors, CR ranking and rating agencies as well as non-governmental organizations. At the same time, we wish to address representatives from the worlds of science, research, education and politics. Looking back on Deutsche Telekom’s CR reporting. Since 2003 Deutsche Telekom has been reporting on its sustainability activities: from 2003 up to and including 2006 the Group published a combined HR and Sustainability Report every year, which enabled us to satisfy our stakeholders' increased need for information on economic, ecological and social issues. An interim report issued in 2007 formed the transition to our current CR reporting. Since 2008 the Telekom Group has been publishing a comprehensive CR Report each year. Online reporting since 2010. Just like last year, we are publishing the current CR Report exclusively online to better meet the requirements and user preferences of our stakeholders. The online CR Report 2011 has been available since May 29, 2012 in German and English. Service functions such as the download section, search and dialog functions as well as
KPI views facilitate individual use. A recent addition has been the element "Find out more". Here, a drop-down menu can be used to call up background information on many topics that go beyond the presentation of the current developments. Together with this online report we are also publishing an e-paper with a summary of the key developments in the reporting period. The subsidiaries can add a summary of their respective CR activities and then use the Report for their own CR communication. Not issuing a printed version means that we are saving resources. The next CR report will be published in Q2 of 2013. Selection of the main topics for the CR Report 2011. To select the main report topics, we conducted a multiple-phase materiality process in Q4 of 2011. This is an integral part of our annual CR reporting. The process is a tool to help identify the topics with maximum relevance for our internal and external stakeholders. Structure of the current online report. The online CR Report 2011 has been designed as a progress report that focuses on the key developments of the reporting period. Using the vertical navigation bar the reader can access the six main sections of the report: Networks Customers Society Employees Suppliers Climate and environment In contrast to the previous year, the CR report 2011 includes a separate section on networks, which covers the topics of network and infrastructure expansion, mobile communications and health as well as environmentally friendly network infrastructure. In the previous year these topics were dealt with in different sections. By bundling these topics in a separate section of the Report we are doing justice to the increased importance of the topics identified in the materiality analysis. Each introductory page shows three materiality matrices referring to our three CR categories. The topics that are relevant for the respective section are highlighted in color. The graphic depiction (font size and position within the matrix) reflects the relevance of the respective topic as assessed by our stakeholders. The six sections mentioned above are supplemented by three others: The Strategy & management section describes the management of CR processes and the Group-wide integration of Telekom's CR strategy. The majority of the subsidiaries whose CR activities are described in this Report are presented on profile pages. These pages can be found under the National companies menu item. In the Facts & figures section, consolidated and commented indicators provide information about our progress in the past few years. Assurance engagement. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
Selected KPIs in the CR Report 2011 from Germany as well as from Magyar Telekom Hungary, OTE, T-Mobile USA and T-Mobile Netherlands were audited by the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as part of an assurance engagement. The following sections were also audited: Strategy & management Suppliers Facts & figures The independent assurance report can be found under the assurance report menu item. All reviewed contents of this report are marked with and will remain effective until the next CR report is published. Implementation of high international reporting standards. Telekom's CR Report 2011 fully complies with the guidelines (G3) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This also applies to the GRI Telecommunications Sector Supplement" in the 2003 pilot version that is applicable to companies in the telecommunication industry. Compliance with both catalogs of requirements was reviewed by the GRI, which awarded the highest application level, "A+". This CR Report also serves as a COP Nations Global Compact specific measures required to implement the Global Compact (communication on progress) from Telekom as part of the United . The Global Compact Communication on Progress provides an overview of the principle. New CR App "We care“. In addition to the online CR report by Telekom we developed the CR app "We care" for the smartphone operating systems Google Android interactive presentation of our CR commitment the App simple and entertaining, yet also self-critical way. The app includes handy links to the CR Report. With this innovative addition we intend to raise awareness among a broad target audience for the topic of corporate responsibility. and for tablets during the reporting period . With an provides an introduction to this complex topic – in a and Apple iOS ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > Foreword by the Chairman of the Board of Management Foreword by the Chairman of the Board of Management. René Obermann, Chairman of the Board of Management, Bonn, Germany. Dear Readers, Many decisions in the worlds of politics and business have to be made quickly, and they are aimed at the near future. But we should never lose sight of long-range challenges—such as the transition to renewable sources of energy, as approved by the German government. We still have a long way to go before we meet this goal. Not all of the requirements for a successful turnaround are in place—far from it, in fact, although many German companies are ready with good solutions. Deutsche Telekom offers an intelligent control system for advanced electrical grids. It connects consumers and producers so that electricity producers can deliver power exactly when and where it is needed. Smart electricity meters help link together large numbers of decentralized energy producers to create a central, virtual power plant. This means it is economically viable for electricity producers to shift to decentralized production and renewable energy sources. We also need to tackle challenges in society. Let's take demographic change as an example. Major firms like Deutsche Telekom need to have the right mix of employees: proven colleagues with experience and younger workers who move freely and comfortably in the digital world. But to us as a business, demographic change also means developing new products and solutions for the healthcare segment and getting them ready for the market. We are ramping up our commitment to helping patients live independently as long as possible—thanks in part to innovative new Telekom products. The way we live and work is undergoing huge changes due to increasing networking. For companies, mobile working can increase cost-effectiveness, even as employees enjoy enhanced quality of life. In view of this increasing networking, however, we want to make sure that as many people as possible benefit from it. For that reason, we will continue to promote media skills, the use of filters to protect children and young people surfing on
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > Group profile Group profile. Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with approximately 129 million mobile customers, 34 million fixed-network lines and almost 17 million broadband lines in around 50 countries. We offer consumers as well as corporate and business customers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services in the areas of fixed-line/broadband, mobile communications, Internet and Internet TV as well as other innovative solutions for connected life and work. We were able to generate revenues of EUR 58.7 billion with a staff of some 235,000 employees worldwide in fiscal year 2011. The Group is expressly committed to its corporate responsibility and bases its actions on economic as well as social and ecological criteria. In line with our goal of becoming a global leader in connected life and work, we continue to pursue our vision of leading the way in corporate responsibility (CR). Group structure and operating segments. Telekom's organizational and management structure comprises the operating segments Germany, Europe, United States, Systems Solutions as well as Group Headquarters & Shared Services . The organizational structure at a glance Germany: The Germany operating segment entails all the activities of the fixed-line and mobile business in Germany as well as wholesale telecommunications services for the Group's other operating segments. Continued demand for broadband products in the fixed network and mobile communications has driven revenues in these fields. However, this positive trend was not enough to compensate for the negative revenue effects, especially due to the decrease in voice telephony. Compared to the previous year revenue in this segment fell by 4.4 percent to EUR 24.0 billion. Europe: The Europe operational segment covers the fixed-network and mobile operations of the subsidiaries in Greece, Romania, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Austria, Bulgaria, Albania, the FYRO Macedonia, and Montenegro as well as the joint venture in Great Britain. The International Carrier Sales & Solutions unit, which mainly provides wholesale telecommunications services for the Group's other operating segments, is also part of the Europe segment. Intense competition, continuously falling retail prices and strong government and regulatory impact had a negative effect on business in the countries of the Europe segment and put pressure on total revenue. There was a slight increase in revenue from the fixed-network business, and especially the broadband/TV area. In addition, strong mobile data revenue growth had a positive impact. USA: The United States operating segment combines all mobile activities in the U.S. market. Despite a challenging market situation, including impacts from the formerly proposed deal with AT&T and increased competitive intensity, total revenues declined by only 3.3 percent. The decrease in revenue caused by the ■ ■ ■
declining number of net customers was partially offset by strong growth in data revenue from customers using smartphones with mobile broadband data plans. Systems Solutions: T-Systems offers individual ICT solutions for corporate customers, operating networks and data centers all over the world. Despite an overall declining price trend in ICT business, total revenue of T-Systems increased by 2.1 percent year on year. . Group Headquarters & Shared Services Group Headquarters & Shared Services the operating segments. This area performs strategic and cross-divisional management functions and is responsible for operating activities that are not directly related to our core business. Shared Services for example, property management, DeTeFleetServices GmbH vehicle fleet management and the internal personnel services provider Vivento. The Shared Services unit primarily provides services in Germany. comprises all Group units that cannot be allocated directly to one of include, Corporate transactions during the reporting period. OTE: Following the transfer of an additional 10 percent of shares in the Greek OTE to Telekom on July 11, 2011, the Hellenic Republic holds—directly and indirectly—around 10 percent of the shares, while Deutsche Telekom now holds around 40 percent. The purchase price for the approx. 49 million OTE shares was EUR 0.4 billion. Procurement joint venture with France Télécom-Orange. Our procurement cooperation BUYIN with France Télécom-Orange was launched on October 7, 2011. We pooled our procurement activities in the areas of terminal devices, mobile communications networks, fixed-network equipment, and service platforms in a 50/50 joint venture. In addition, the two companies intend to launch pilot projects to explore other areas for inclusion in the joint venture, including IT infrastructure and other IT areas. PTC rolls out T-Mobile brand. The Polish subsidiary successfully launched the T-Mobile brand on the Polish market in June 2011. Since then, PTC has been operating under the name T-Mobile and using the "T" as its corporate logo in line with the Group's overall brand strategy. Commitment in Bratislava stepped up. Deutsche Telekom Shared Services will gradually take over the financial and accounting services for all our European subsidiaries. The relevant processes will be pooled in Bratislava over the next few years. This step is intended to create more than 500 additional jobs in Bratislava by the end of 2015. OTE S.A. sells share in Telekom Srbija a.d. OTE S.A. signed a purchase agreement with Telekom Srbija to sell its entire stake of 20 percent in Telekom Srbija to the Serbian company. The value of the transaction amounts to EUR 380 million. s.r.o. in Bratislava, Slovakia, Business development in 2011. Deutsche Telekom's total revenue was EUR 58.7 billion, which amounts to EUR 3.8 billion less than the previous year. However, this was significantly influenced by negative exchange rate effects and the deconsolidation of T-Mobile UK, which already took place in the prior year. The Systems Solutions operating segment recorded a revenue increase, whereas all others recorded decreases. We also fully delivered on the shareholder remuneration policy we announced for the 2010 to 2012 fiscal years with a dividend payment of EUR 0.70 per share in 2011. With investments of EUR 8.3 billion, we pushed ahead above all with the broadband roll-out and invested in expanding the capacities of existing networks and in faster mobile networks. Adjusted EBITDA. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > Rankings, ratings & awards Rankings, ratings & awards. We are very pleased about being listed in renowned sustainability rankings and ratings and about the numerous awards and certifications we have received during the reporting period. Our subsidiaries were also recognized for their CR commitment in various areas. You can find an overview of this on the profile pages of the international subsidiaries. Content verified by PwC SRI rankings and ratings. SAM rating and Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes: The annual sustainability rating by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) gave Telekom the maximum number of points in the Stakeholder Management category in 2011. The SAM rating is decisive for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Europe, in which Telekom is listed just like in previous years. "Prime" rating by oekom Research: Since 1993, ratings agency oekom research has assessed and compared national and international companies, thus providing guidance for sustainable investment in Europe. Just as in previous years, Telekom received the "Prime" rating. : ASPI and ESI by Vigeo Vigeo is one of the leading rating agencies for CR analyses in Europe. Vigeo (Ethibel Sustainability Index) and ASPI (Advanced Sustainable Performance Indices). The latter rates 120 of Europe's leading sustainability performers. Telekom was listed in both indices in 2011, just as in previous years. Telekom has again been listed in the ASPI since March 2012. 's SRI index products include the indices ESI "FTSE4Good Index": Inclusion in the FTSE4Good imug and EIRIS. As in previous years, Deutsche Telekom was included in this important SRI index. Index is based on a company's performance in the CR ratings of renowned ratings agencies "Carbon Performance Leadership Index": Telekom was listed in the newly created Carbon Performance Leadership Index until September 2011. "STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index": The STOXX Global ESG Exchange. Inclusion in this index depends on a company's performance in the established CR rating by the company Sustainalytics. Telekom has been listed in this new index product from the beginning. Leaders Index was launched in spring 2011 as a new index product of the German Stock Newsweek-Green-Rankings "DAXglobal Sarasin Sustainability Germany Index EUR": The DAXglobal Sarasin Sustainability Germany Index was introduced in July 2007. This index lists the 100 largest and most liquid German stocks—based on free-float market capitalization—that were classified as sustainable according to the Sarasin Sustainability Matrix®. Over 40 DAX-listed companies are also found in this index. Telekom continues to be a part of the "Sarasin Investment Universe." "MSCI Global Climate":The MSCI Global Climate Index is an equally weighted index designed for investors who are looking for a global portfolio of companies that are intensively involved in diminishing the direct and long-term causes of climate change. As in the previous year, Telekom was listed in the MSCI Global Climate Index in 2011.
Awards and certificates. First place for TelekomCloud by Computer Bild Networks. First place in mobile communications test by CHIP Online First place in network test by trade journal connect Commendation by readers of trade journal connect: "Mobile Network Operator of the Year" First place in the Internet and telephony categories by trade journal connect First place in the IPTV category by trade journal connect First place in the Virtual PBX category by trade journal connect Stiftung Warentest attested to Telekom's excellent network availability and highest data rates and awarded the rating "good." "Gold SAP Quality Award" 2011 for T-Systems: T-Systems was one of three German companies to receive the Gold Quality Award from software company SAP in 2011. With this distinction, SAP recognized the company's excellent quality in project management and in the execution of implementation projects for SAP software. "CRM Best Practice Award" in Bronze in the Launch category: The trade journal acquisa as well as the organizer of the customer relationship trade fair CRM-expo distinguished T-Systems with the Best Practice Award in Bronze in the Launch category in 2011. The award recognizes the efficient launch of a transnational technical solution to support the sales, marketing and complaints management process.
"GWA EFFIE Award" in Bronze for the "Big changes start small" sustainability campaign in 2011 Costumers. "German PR Award" for eEtiquette as the most creative and innovative PR campaign "Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award" of German research organization Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and research award Berliner Wissenschaftspreis 2011 for Professor Anja Feldmann (T-Labs) "Johann-Philipp Reis Award" (Communications Engineering category) for Professor Alexander Raake (T-Labs ) Trusted Cloud award (Sicheres Cloud Computing für Mittelstand und öffentlichen Sektor – Trusted Cloud) "Certified Online Service" TÜV seal for TelekomCloud Faspo "International Sponsoring Award" 2011 (Public Sponsoring category) Society. Golden Victoria awarded to René Obermann by the German Foundation for Integration for exemplary commitment to integration and diversity: For his outstanding dedication to integration, the German Foundation for Integration bestowed the 2011 Golden Victoria for Integration on Chairman of the Board of Management René Obermann. With this award, the Foundation paid homage in particular to Telekom's efforts to help disadvantaged young people in projects such as the Diversity Charter, "My chance to get going" and the "Yes, I can!" initiative. The German Foundation for Integration was founded in 2008 by the Association of German Magazine Publishers (VDZ) for promoting equal opportunities for immigrants. With his exemplary dedication to integration and diversity, René Obermann showed that a global corporation such as Deutsche Telekom is capable of caring about social issues outside of its corporate boundaries, said the jury at the award ceremony. European "Change Communications Award" 2011, special prize in the Corporate Volunteering category UN Decade Education for Sustainable Development award for the "Yes, I can!" initiative
Environmental protection award presented to environmental officer Freia Siem (Technical Infrastructure Branch Office, Northern District) by Studien- und Fördergesellschaft der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Wirtschaft e.V. Climate & environment. Award from "Aachener Initiative für saubere Luft" (Aachen clean air initiative) "Climate Leader" award presented by Greenpeace "Bluefleet" seal by TÜV Rheinland for CO2 emissions reduction "Initiative in Training and Development Award" 2011 Employees. "Best of Corporate Publishing" Award in Gold 17th place among IT graduates in Trendence study 12th place in Universum study Third place in Top Automotive Employer 2011 award Second place in Career’s Best Recruiter study First place in the HR Social Media Activities of DAX 30 Companies in 2011 Fifth place in "Online Talent Communication"
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > GRI index > Profile Profile. Indicator Reference Status 1. Strategy and analysis 1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker Foreword by the Chairman of the Board of Management 1.2 Key impacts, risks and opportunities Group Profile Risk and opportunities management Annual Report 2011 > Corporate governance report Annual Report 2011 > Risk and opportunities management 2. Organizational profile 2.1 Name of the organization Group Profile Deutsche Telekom AG 2.2 Brands, products and/or services Group profile 2.3 Organizational structure Group Profile Annual Report 2011 > Group structure 2.4 Headquarters location Group Profile Annual Report 2011 > Group structure 2.5 Countries in operation
Group Profile Annual Report 2011 > Group structure 2.6 Nature of ownership Group Profile Annual Report 2011 > Group structure 2.7 Markets served Group Profile Annual Report 2011 > Group organization Annual Report 2011 > The economic environment 2.8 Scale of the organization Group Profile Annual Report 2011 > Overview of the 2010 financial year Annual Report 2011 > Development of business in the Group Annual Report 2011 > Employees 2.9 Significant changes regarding size, structure, or ownership Group Profile Annual Report 2011 > Development of business in the Group Annual Report 2011 > Development of Business at Deutsche Telekom AG Annual Report 2011 > Headcount development 2.10 Awards received Rankings, ratings & awards International subsidiaries 3. Report parameters 3.1 Reporting period About this report 3.2 Date of most recent previous report About this report 3.3 Reporting cycle
About this report 3.4 Contact point for questions Contact form and publishing information Luis Neves Head of Corporate Responsibility Phone: +80 (0) 0738-122-0 E-mail: email@example.com 3.5 Process for defining report content About this report Stakeholder expectations 3.6 Boundary of the report About this report Group Profile Telekom stakeholders The topics of our stakeholders 3.7 Limitations on the scope or boundary of the report About this report 3.8 Joint ventures, subsidiaries, and outsourced operations Annual Report 2011 > Group organization www.telekom.com > An overview of locations and affiliates 3.9 Data measurement techniques About this report CR key performance indicators Independent assurance report Indicators CR-Governance Telekom has an internal reporting and indicator management system that allows us to incorporate the entire Group, i.e., all international subsidiaries and all strategic business areas, in almost every topic area. Since early 2010, we have been using a CR database to systematically collect and manage relevant data for our CR reporting activities.
3.10 Effects of re-statement of information provided in earlier reports If information from previous reports is re-stated in the 2011 CR Report in a modified form, this will be indicated in the relevant places. 3.11 Significant changes in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods About this report Indicators 3.12 GRI Content Index Included 3.13 External assurance About this report Independent assurance report In addition to the "Strategy and management“ section, Telekom commissioned an auditing firm to review the "Suppliers“ section and selected indicators from Germany and the subsidiaries Magyar Telekom, OTE, T-Mobile USA and T-Mobile Netherlands. 4. Governance, Commitments and Engagement 4.1 Governance structure CR governance Annual Report 2011 > The Board of Management Annual Report 2011 > Corporate governance report 4.2 Indication whether chairperson is also executive officer Annual Report 2011 > The Board of Management 4.3 Independent members at the board Annual Report 2011 > The Board of Management 4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations to the board CR governance Socially responsible investment Ongoing internationalization of the Total Workforce Management approach.
Annual Report 2011 > Supervisory Board's report Annual Report 2011 > Corporate governance report Human Resources Report, p. 61 4.5 Linkage between executive compensation and organization's performance Annual Report 2011 > Corporate governance report 4.6 Processes to avoid conflicts of interest at the board Annual Report 2011 > Corporate governance report 4.7 Expertise of board members on sustainability topics CR governance 4.8 Statements of mission, codes of conduct, and principles Values and Guiding Principles CR program Stakeholder involvement Mobile communications and health Consumer protection Climate protection Environmental management Climate-friendly mobility Suppliers Basics for product development and product design Protecting minors 4.9 Procedures for board governance on management of sustainability performance Strategie and management As part of Corporate Communications and thanks to the Board Representative for Sustainability and Climate Protection, the CR unit is firmly integrated in the Chairman’s department. Sustainability performance is managed by means of targets. 4.10 Process for evaluation of the board's sustainability performance Annual Report 2011 > Corporate governance report The Telekom Board of Management is responsible for the operational management of the Group and strives to
constantly improve the company’s sustainability performance. 4.11 Precautionary approach Compliance Risk and opportunities management Annual Report 2011 > Corporate governance report Risk management, compliance management and the CR KPIs provide approaches for proactive action at Telekom. 4.12 External charters, principles, or other initiatives Stakeholder involvement Network and infrastructure expansion Protecting minors Mobile communications and health Consumer protection International cooperation Climate protection initiatives Environmentally friendly network infrastructure Environmental management 4.13 Memberships in associations Stakeholder dialog Formats of involvement Sustainable procurement strategy International collaboration Protecting minors 4.14 Stakeholder groups About this report Stakeholder involvement 4.15 Stakeholder identification and selection About this report Stakeholder involvement 4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement About this report Stakeholder involvement Encouraging consumer dialog
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > GRI index > Economic performance indicators Economic performance indicators. Indicator Reference Status Disclosure on management approach Group Profile Annual Report 2011 > Group strategy Annual Report 2011 > Annual Report 2011 > Management of the Group EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Net value added Annual Report 2011 > Financial data of the Group The net value added of Telekom shows how the company performance is distributed among the various stakeholders, for example in the form of wages or salaries. EC2 Financial implications due to climate change CR strategy Climate and environment Annual Report 2011 > Corporate responsibility EC3 Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan Company pension scheme EC4 Financial government assistance The Group received financial assistance amounting to approx. EUR 7.6 million for partial retirement in Germany — for Telekom and the T-Service companies — from the Federal Employment Agency in 2011. EC5 Entry level wage compared to local minimum wage Remuneration Annual Report 2011 > Employees Despite some necessary adjustments to market levels, e.g., as part of the collective wage negotiations for Telekom Service, the starting salaries of our employees are still attractive compared to the sector average,
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > GRI index > Environmental performance indicators Environmental performance indicators. Indicator Reference Status Environmental performance indicators CR strategy CR key performance indicators CR governance Climate and environmentally friendly products and services Research and innovation Sustainable procurement strategy Supplier selection Supply chain management Climate protection Environmentally friendly network infrastructure Environmental management Climate-friendly mobility Annual Report 2011 > Innovation and product development EN1 Volume of materials used This indicator is not relevant to Telekom as the company does not manufacture anything itself. EN2 Recycled materials Network upgrading Waste management and disposal Since Telekom is a service company, this indicator is of low relevance. EN3 Direct primary energy consumption Energy CO2 emissions EN4 Indirect primary energy consumption Energy CO2 emissions
A breakdown by renewable and non-renewable energy sources is not relevant for Telekom as the purchase of RECS (Renewable Energy Certificate System) certificates means electricity consumption in Germany is covered—directly or indirectly—entirely from renewable energy sources. In virtually all other countries, the proportion of renewable and non-renewable energy is in line with the electricity mix in the relevant country. EN5 Energy conservation Energy management Climate-friendly mobility Energy CO2 emissions Environmentally friendly network infrastructure EN6 Initiatives for energy-efficiency and renewable energy Climate and environmentally friendly products and services Supply chain management Energy management Environmentally friendly network infrastructure EN7 Initiatives for reducing indirect energy consumption Environmentally friendly network infrastructure Climate-friendly mobility Energy CO2 emissions EN8 Total water withdrawal Water consumption Water consumption is not linked to provision of services to customers. The main source of water, which is used for sanitary facilities and the watering of outdoor areas, is the public drinking water supply system. No other sources are used. EN9 Effect of water withdrawal To our knowledge our water consumption has no major impact on the environment. EN10 Water recycled and reused Water recycling facilities are not installed in significant numbers. EN11 Land assets in or adjacent to protected areas We financed compensation measures to restore natural habitats under nature conservation regulations In the
reporting period. EN12 Impacts on biodiversity Biodiversity Internal guidelines regulate potential impacts on biodiversity, such as from the installation of cables or from electromagnetic fields. Aside from this, our business activities only have an indirect impact on biodiversity. We have a greater potential to help protect biodiversity through our climate protection activities. EN13 Habitats protected or restored Biodiversity We financed compensation measures to restore natural habitats under nature conservation regulations In the reporting period. EN14 Strategies for biodiversity Biodiversity Environmental management EN15 Endangered species This indicator is not relevant to Telekom. EN16 Greenhouse gas emissions Energy management CO2 emissions EN17 Other greenhouse gas emissions Energy management CO2 emissions CO2 emissions are calculated in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. No disclosures beyond CO2 emissions (e.g., on NOx, SOx or other air emissions) are possible. EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Climate and environmentally friendly products and services Supply chain management Climate protection Energy management Environmentally friendly network infrastructure
Environmental management Climate-friendly mobility 2nd and 3rd generation mobile communications EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances Telekom is not a manufacturing enterprise. Therefore, this indicator is not relevant to Telekom. EN20 NOx, SOx and other air emissions Telekom is not a manufacturing enterprise. Therefore, this indicator is not relevant to Telekom. CO2 emissions are calculated according to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. No disclosures beyond CO2 emissions (e.g., on NOx, SOx or other air emissions) are possible. EN21 Water discharge Water consumption Since we participate in the public water supply, water withdrawal is nearly equal to water discharge. EN22 Waste by type and disposal method Environmental management Network upgrading EN23 Significant spills Since Telekom does not manufacture any products, this indicator is not relevant. EN24 Waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Since Telekom does not transport any waste, this indicator is not relevant. EN25 Impacts of discharges and runoff on biodiversity This indicator is not relevant for Telekom, as no direct discharges of water take place. EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts Basics for product development and product design Climate and environmentally friendly products and services Environmentally friendly network infrastructure Phone and cell phone recycling Energy
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > GRI index > Social performance indicators Social performance indicators. Indicator Reference Status Social performance indicators: Labor practices and decent work Disclosure on management approach Competitive workforce Health management Training and development Diversity Human Resources Report, p. 26 f. LA1 Workforce by employment type and region Headcount Human Resources Report, p. 26 f. LA2 Employee turnover Headcount Human Resources Report, p. 39 LA3 Benefits to full-time employees Company pension schemes Annual Report 2011 > Employees LA4 Employees with collective bargaining agreements Human Resources Report, p. 32 f. In Germany Telekom has agreed most of the conditions of employment for its employees with its employee representatives on the basis of collective bargaining. There are exceptions for senior executives and a few small companies not covered by collective agreements. Internationally, Telekom aligns itself to the participatory culture of the relevant country. This means there is a diverse landscape of collective bargaining agreements in the various international Group companies. The responsibility for the negotiating and signing collective agreements lies with the management of the relevant national company. Around 79,900 of 121,600 employees with permanent employment contracts were covered by collective agreements in 2011. This is a share of 66 percent.
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes Human Resources Report, p. 61, p. 32 f. In the case of significant operational changes, the relevant works councils are informed and involved according to the legally applicable provisions such as the German Works Constitution Act. In addition, there is a regular exchange with the employee representatives, both on the national and international level. We established a Global Employee Relations Management (ERM) unit at Group level in 2010. It provides guidance and promotes an exchange of experiences for building the diverse employee relationships in various countries. It is also a central contact for all international employee and employer committees and the labor unions. LA6 Workforce represented in joint health and safety committees Telekom has various committees on occupational safety and health involving both employee and employer representatives. LA7 Occupational diseases, lost days, and number of fatalities Employee health Human Resources Report, p. 34 f. LA8 Training on serious diseases Health management Human Resources Report, p. 34. By setting up universal standards and guidelines throughout the Group, we anchored this key topic firmly in our company and management structures as early as 2007. Employees can utilize advisory and training services, as well as preventive medical check-ups, as part of our health management. LA9 Trade union agreements on health and safety Industrial safety issues are also addressed in negotiations with the employee representatives. LA10 Training per employee In 2011, our employees received on average 36 hours of training. A breakdown by employee category is not relevant for Telekom as the training and development offers are open to all employees equally. LA11 Programs for lifelong learning Talent agenda Personnel and organizational restructuring
Human Resources Report, p. 51 f. LA12 Regular performance and career development reviews HR development Cultural change Human Resources Report, p. 38. From 2008 to 2011, all employee groups that take part in the target agreement process received a variable salary component based among other things on their service performance. For all senior executives, service targets are part of the medium to long-term, pay-related targets (variable pay). Since 2012 other employees in service functions have received the variable remuneration based on service performance. Percentage of employees who receive regular performance assessments: performance and career development review indicators All employees = 81.5 percent Senior executives = 100 percent Employees outside the collective bargaining system = 84.4 percent Development planning: All employees = 85.4 percent Senior executives = not yet available Employees outside the collective bargaining system = 78.4 percent; due to recent introduction for this target group LA13 Composition of governance bodies Diversity Annual Report 2011 > Members of the Supervisory Board including seats on the supervisory boards of other companies Human Resources Report, p. 52 f. LA14 Gender pay disparity Remuneration In harmony with our Group-wide Diversity Policy, remuneration at Telekom is not gender-related. Social performance indicators: Human rights Disclosure on management approach Values and Guiding Principles Competitive workforce Sustainable procurement strategy Supply chain management
HR1 Investment agreements Binding rules of conduct. Supply chain management Social audits HR2 Supplier screening on human rights 27 social audits in 2011 Sustainable Procurement CR KPI HR3 Training on human rights Compliance Supplier selection Within the framework of our sustainable procurement strategy, we offer training courses for procurement managers and joint workshops with suppliers. The new e-learning tool in the CR area will also introduce CR and the associated human rights issues to a wide range of employees. Intranet-based e-learning programs are also available to all employees in Compliance Management. These are supplemented by risk-specific on-site training. Quantitative information on this indicator is not available at present as the majority of training programs are completed on a self-study basis on the intranet. HR4 Incidents of discrimination There was no confirmed incident of discrimination in the reporting period. The Code of Conduct and the Group-wide Diversity Policy ban discrimination on the basis of gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. The "Tell me!" portal was set up as an inbox to submit information regarding violations of the codex, in case discrimination occurs despite the standardized processes. HR5 Freedom of association and collective bargaining We are not aware of any incidents of this nature. Deutsche Telekom recognizes the fundamental right to freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining within the scope of national regulations and existing agreements. These basic rights form an integral part of the Social Charter Group companies. , are binding for the entire Group, and must be confirmed in writing annually by the Employee involvement
HR6 Child labor 2011 audit results Work and ethics We work to counter risks relating to child labor by auditing selected strategic and particularly high-risk suppliers. HR7 Forced labor 2011 audit results Work and ethics We address risks regarding forced labor through audits of strategically selected and especially risk prone suppliers. HR8 Training for security personnel As a global player, we insist that all our companies and all our suppliers around the world comply with internationally accepted social standards. We have committed ourselves to this policy in our Social Charter of Conduct. We check for compliance on an annual basis, holding audits in the form of declarations of compliance issued by the management of individual Group units. , which is a constituent of the Telekom Code HR9 Violations of rights of indigenous people This indicator is not relevant to Telekom. Social Performance Indicators: Society Disclosure on management approach CR strategy Stakeholder involvement Compliance Data privacy Government relations and regulatory issues SO1 Impacts on communities Stakeholder involvement Risk and opportunities management Mobile communications and health Basics for product development and product design Climate and environmentally friendly products and services Research and Innovation Annual Report 2011 > Risk and opportunities management
Telekom employs an integrated risk and opportunity management system to systematically leverage its opportunities without losing sight of the related risks. This system not only considers legal and financial aspects, but also social and environmental risks. As part of its risk management, Telekom aims to allay concerns in the general public by means of an objective, scientifically sound and transparent information policy, both at the beginning and at the end of a business initiative. Telekom is the only company in the world, for example, that has an international policy on electromagnetic fields (EMF) for its mobile communications segment, which sets out minimum standards for information campaigns, transparency, participation and the promotion of research. SO2 Corruption risks The systematic prevention of white-collar crime is a top priority at Telekom. Compliance with legislation in this area is a requirement that applies to the entire Group, in all countries and to every member of staff. Any emerging fraud risks are systematically analyzed and any cases are documented. We conducted compliance risk assessments with a special view to corruption risks for 97 of 238 fully consolidated companies during the reporting period. This corresponds to a rate of 40.76 percent. It should be noted that this rate is based on the number of all companies. However, many of the companies that were not assessed are not operational or are very small companies so that the rate based on revenue or the number of employees is much higher. SO3 Anti-corruption training The Compliance department kicked off 2008 with an extensive anti-corruption campaign, which was also rolled out internationally in 2009. The target groups include all members of the Group Board of Management and their direct reports, upper management levels in all Group companies, and departments and functional units selected on the basis of risk exposure. The training covers laws and regulations applicable in the individual countries. In some countries, we have already trained trainers who can handle the transfer of knowledge within the Group companies. Data collection has not yet been implemented Group-wide so that the percentage of employees trained in anti-corruption policies and processes cannot be stated for the time being. SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption Strategy and management In order to be able to intervene quickly when corruption is suspected, we have set up contacts in all organizational units and publicize these in a suitable manner. Potential breaches of internal guidelines, laws or codes of conduct can be reported via the entry portal “Tell me!.” All stakeholder groups — employees, business partners, customers, shareholders and other stakeholders — can approach us via this portal, anonymously if preferred. SO5 Lobbying
Government relations and regulatory issues Mobile communications and health SO6 Donations to political parties and politicians It is of paramount concern to Telekom that its relationships with political decision-makers should be characterized by transparency and trust. This also extends to our refusal to support the work of any political party with donations. SO7 Legal actions for anticompetitive behavior Annual Report 2011 > Risk and opportunities management SO8 Sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations Annual Report 2011 > Risk and opportunities management Social performance indicators: Product responsibility Disclosure on management approach Basics for product development and product design Values and Guiding Principles Mobile communications and health Consumer protection Data privacy PR1 Health and safety impacts along product life cycle Mobile communications and health Climate and environmentally friendly products and services PR2 Non-compliance with health and safety standards Annual Report 2011 Currently, Group Headquarters is not aware of any significant violation of health standards. PR3 Product information Mobile communications & health Protecting minors www.t-mobile.de > SAR levels PR4 Non-compliance with product information standards
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > GRI index > GRI Telecommunications Sector Supplement GRI Telecommunications Sector Supplement. Indicator Reference Status Investments IO1 Capital investment in infrastructure broken down by region Network and infrastructure expansion IO2 Costs for extending non-profitable services to remote areas and low-income groups; description of statutory provisions This indicator is not relevant to Telekom. Health and Safety IO3 Practices to ensure health and safety of personnel involved in infrastructure installation and DIN ISO EN 14001 standards. A health, safety and environmental management system will be rolled out across the Group based on the OHSAS 18001 The direct customers are those local business units that are integrating the end-to-end management system into their structures. Employees benefit from the system, as systematic occupational health and safety management alongside quality and environmental management makes workflows easier and minimizes health risks and factors that are harmful to the environment. Communication on health, safety and the environment exists throughout all levels of the company. IO4 Compliance with ICNIRP standards on handset radiation Mobile communications and health Annual Report 2011 IO5 Compliance with ICNIRP standards on base station Mobile communications and health www.t-mobile.de > Sicherheit IO6 Actions with respect to SAR values of handsets Mobile communications and health
www.t-mobile.de/sar-werte Infrastructure IO7 Actions with regard to siting of transmission masts Network and infrastructure expansion Mobile communications and health IO8 Number of stand-alone and shared sites Telekom records the number of radio sites used individually or shared. In future the number of shared locations is to be further increased. Providing Access Access to telecommunications products and services: Bridging the digital divide PA1 Strategies and actions in low population density areas Network and infrastructure expansion PA2 Strategies and actions to overcoming barriers to access and use CR Strategy Network and infrastructure expansion Media skills Barrier-free products and services PA3 Strategies and actions to ensure the availability and reliability of products and services Network and infrastructure expansion Research and innovation Network upgrading PA4 Level of availability and market shares for products and services Network and infrastructure expansion Annual Report 2011 PA5 Number and types of products and services made available to low and no income sectors of the population Barrier-free products and services PA6 Programs and actions to provide and maintain services in emergency
situations Network and infrastructure expansion Access to content PA7 Strategies and actions to manage human rights issues relating to access and use of telecommunications products and services Protecting minors Ensuring compliance with human rights is an integral part of Deutsche Telekom's corporate policy. Customer relations PA8 Strategies and actions to publicly communicate on EMF-related issues Information Transparency www.telekom.com/corporate-responsibility PA9 Investments in activities in electromagnetic field research Mobile communications and health www.telekom.com/corporate-responsibility PA10 Initiatives to ensure clarity of charges and rates Consumer protection PA11 Initiatives to inform customers about responsible, efficient and environmentally preferable product use Customer communication Phone and cell phone recycling Complaints management and customer care Technical applications Resource efficiency TA1 Examples of resource efficiency of telecommunications products and services Climate and environmentally friendly products and services Research and innovation Environmentally friendly network infrastructure
Home > About this report > Global Compact Communication on Progress 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Global Compact Communication on Progress. This CR Report also serves as a communication on progress from Deutsche Telekom as part of the United Nations Global Compact implementing the ten principles of the Global Compact . The table refers to the text passages where we provide information about our commitment to in this CR Report and in other Group publications. Deutsche Telekom is a co-initiator of Global Compact LEAD and is the only German company represented in the initiative's steering committee. Principle 1: Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. Values & Guiding Principles Compliance Data privacy Government relations & regulatory issues Mobile communications & health Basics for product development & product design Competitive workforce Health management Remuneration Diversity Sustainability procurement strategy Supply chain management Employee health HR Report 2011/2012 (S. 24 ff., 30 – 35, 53 f.) Annual Report 2011 > Group strategy Annual Report 2011 > Group management Annual Report 2011 > Employees Annual Report 2010 > Members of the Supervisory Board Data Privacy Report 2011 (p. 9ff.) Principle 2: No complicity in human rights abuses.
Values & Guiding Principles Compliance Government relations & regulatory issues Mobile communications & health Competitive workforce Sustainability procurement strategy Supplier selection Supply chain management Principle 3: Uphold freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. Values & Guiding Principles Compliance Government relations & regulatory issues Competitive workforce Sustainability procurement strategy Supplier selection Supply chain management HR Report 2011/2012 (S. 24 ff., 32 f., 62) Principle 4: Elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor. Values & Guiding Principles Compliance Government relations & regulatory issues Competitive workforce Sustainability procurement strategy Supplier selection Supply chain management Annual Report 2011 > Group strategy and Group management Annual Report 2011 > Group strategy and Group management Principle 5: Abolition of child labor. Values & Guiding Principles Compliance Data privacy Government relations & regulatory issues Competitive workforce Talent agenda Remuneration Diversity Sustainability procurement strategy Supplier selection
Supply chain management Principle 6: Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Values & Guiding Principles Compliance Competitive workforce Remuneration HR Report 2011/2012 (S. 24 ff., 30 – 35, 53 f.) Annual Report 2011 > Members of the Supervisory Board Annual Report 2011 > Group management Principle 7: Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges. CR strategy CR key performance indicators CR governance Government relations & regulatory issues 2nd & 3rd generation mobile communications Environmentally friendly network infrastructure Basics for product development & product design Climate and environmentally friendly products & services Customer communication Phone & cell phone recycling Research & innovation Sustainability procurement strategy Supplier selection Supply chain management International collaboration Climate protection Environmental management Climate-friendly mobility Biodiversity Energy CO2 emissions Annual Report 2011 > Group strategy Annual Report 2011 > Group management Annual Report 2011 > Innovation and product development Annual Report 2011 > Corporate Responsibility Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. Values & Guiding Principles CR strategy
CR key performance indicators CR governance Government relations & regulatory issues 2nd & 3rd generation mobile communications Environmentally friendly network infrastructure Basics for product development & product design Climate and environmentally friendly products & services Customer communication Phone & cell phone recycling Research & innovation Sustainability procurement strategy Group-wide rules for procuring raw materials Supplier selection Supply chain management International collaboration Climate protection Environmentally friendly network infrastructure Environmental management Biodiversity Environmental indicators T-Mobile > SAR-Werte Annual Report 2011 > Innovation and product development Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. CR strategy CR key performance indicators CR governance Basics for product development & product design Climate and environmentally friendly products & services Customer communication Phone & cell phone recycling Research & innovation Environmentally friendly network infrastructure Climate protection Environmental management Climate-friendly mobility Sustainability procurement strategy Group-wide rules for procuring raw materials Supplier selection Supply chain management International collaboration Annual Report 2011 > Innovation and product development Principle 10: Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > Independent assurance report Independent assurance report. PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft has performed a limited assurance engagement on the German version of the chapters “Strategy & Management”, “Suppliers” and selected information in the chapter “Facts & figures” and the "Interactive subsidiary benchmarking tool" of the Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 “We take responsibility” and issued an independent assurance report, authoritative in German language, which has been translated by Deutsche Telekom AG as follows: We have been engaged to perform a moderate assurance engagement i in respect of observing the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles (Type 2 audit) and in respect of selected sustainability information in the Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 (the "CR Report") of Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn, (the "Company"). Our assurance engagement related to selected individual disclosures and selected complete German pages from the Group's Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 website with information from reporting year 2011. In cases where our review covers the entire content of the pages, such pages are marked with the symbol by us, such as information under the heading "Indicators," are marked directly with the symbol pages or disclosures that are referred to in or link from the web pages were not the subject of the audit engagement. . Individual disclosures reviewed . Any unmarked Management's responsibility It is the responsibility of the Company's management to comply with the principles of inclusivity, materiality and responsiveness as defined in the AccountAbility Principles Standard (2008) (the "AA1000 AccountAbility Principles") in sustainability management, and to prepare the sustainability information in the CR Report in accordance with the criteria set out in the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Vol. 3.1 (pp. 7 to 17) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This responsibility includes the conception, implementation and maintenance of systems and processes for ensuring compliance with the AA1000 assumptions and estimations for individual CR disclosures that are appropriate under the given circumstances. AccountAbility Principles and preparation of the CR Report using Practitioner's responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion, based on our assurance procedures, as to whether any matters have come to our attention that cause us to believe that, in all material respects, the systems and processes set up by the Company are not suitable for compliance with the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles of inclusivity, materiality and responsiveness, or the disclosures and pages of the Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 marked with the symbol have not been prepared in compliance with the criteria of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Vol. 3.1 (pp. 7 to 17) of the GRI. These selected disclosures can be found under the headings "Strategy and Management," "Suppliers" and "Indicators" in the CR Report. We have also been commissioned to make recommendations on the further development of sustainability management and CR reporting. ■ ■ ■ ■
We conducted our work in accordance with the AA1000 accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000. Assurance Standard (AA1000AS) 2008, as well as in These standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and that we plan and perform the assurance engagement with due regard for the principle of materiality so as to allow us to express our conclusion with moderate assurancei, the level of assurance requested by Deutsche Telekom. We are independent within the meaning of section 3.2 of AA1000AS (2008). As a result of our specialist knowledge and experience of non-financial assurance engagements, sustainability management and social and environmental topics, we have the necessary expertise to carry out this assurance engagement. In a moderate assurance engagement the evidence-gathering procedures are more limited than in a high assurance engagementii, and therefore less assurance is obtained than in a high assuranceii engagement. The procedures selected depend on the practitioner's judgment. We conducted audits at Group Headquarters (Bonn, Germany) level and at the level of selected international subsidiaries, in particular T-Mobile USA Inc., Bellevue, Washington, USA, OTE A.E, Athens, Greece, Magyar Telekom Plc., Budapest, Hungary, and T-Mobile Netherlands BV, Den Haag, Netherlands. The evidence-gathering procedures we carried out in terms of adherence to the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles included: Dialog and CR Involvement & Stakeholder Inquiries of the relevant contacts in the Stakeholder Communications areas; Examination of the relevant documentation regarding stakeholder dialog, further communication with stakeholders and participative formats at Group Headquarters level and at the level of selected international subsidiaries; Examination of the relevant documentation regarding pinpointing and prioritization of sustainability topics, CR categories and identified stakeholder expectations at Group Headquarters level and at the level of selected international subsidiaries; Survey of selected departments and acquiring of evidence on randomly selected projects in relation to sustainability and stakeholder management that additionally show that the AA1000 accounted for in the organization. AccountAbility Principles are In connection with the sustainability information in the CR report marked with the following audit procedures: , we have conducted, among others, Surveys of employees responsible for reporting sustainability information Determining the processes for recording, calculating and reporting sustainability information Testing of the main controls for ensuring data quality Acquiring of evidence on a sample basis of the accuracy of disclosures marked with the symbol examining internal documents, minutes from internal meetings, reports by external service providers Analytical assessment of selected sustainability data , including by Key findings and conclusions Findings with regard to the AA1000 AccountAbility Principle of inclusivity: Dialog, which is part of the Corporate Responsibility department. The Stakeholder At Group level, stakeholder management is managed by the central function Stakeholder Stakeholder Strategy project was set up in this area with the aim of designing focused relationships with the Company's stakeholders and of systematically implementing a stakeholder management system and stakeholder involvement Group-wide. The principles of stakeholder involvement at Deutsche Telekom AG have been defined in accordance with the AA Engagement & Involvement ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
AccountAbility Principles. 1000 It was found that Deutsche Telekom has established processes that facilitate the exchange with stakeholders and support the involvement of stakeholders in decision-making processes. At the level of selected departments, stakeholders are actively involved in projects. Internationally, the involvement of stakeholders is organized at international subsidiary level. This takes place in coordination with the central functions at Group level. It was found that stakeholders are regularly involved (e.g., through stakeholder dialog days) at the level of selected subsidiaries. As of the time of the audit, the international roll-out of the stakeholder involvement strategy had not been completed, but began while the audit was ongoing. Findings with regard to the AA1000 AccountAbility Principle of materiality: As part of the materiality process, key CR topics are systematically identified with the input of internal and external stakeholders and shown in the materiality matrices within Deutsche Telekom AG's CR Report. Within the materiality process, issues relating to Deutsche Telekom AG's three CR categories were evaluated. The three CR categories are key pillars of the CR strategy with direct relevance to Deutsche Telekom's core business. As part of central stakeholder involvement, the expectations of individual stakeholder groups are determined in a targeted way, evaluated, and can then be taken into account in CR reporting, further CR communication, and the strategic alignment of the CR department. Internationalizing the materiality process was the first step in standardizing the identification of key CR issues in the different international subsidiaries. Findings with regard to the AA1000 AccountAbility Principle of responsiveness: Our random sample inquiries and the evidence we have acquired show that the processes for responding to stakeholder queries are running correctly. It was found that, with the principles of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), suitable guidelines on CR reporting are used. Communication with stakeholder groups uses a number of communication channels and has a balance of topics. Based on our moderate assurance engagement, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that, in all material respects, the systems and processes established by the Company are unsuitable for fulfilling the AA 1000 AccountAbility Principles of inclusivity, materiality and responsiveness. Furthermore, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that, in all material respects, the disclosures and pages of the CR Report for calendar year 2010 marked with the symbol in accordance with the criteria of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Vol. 3.1 (pp. 7 to 17) of the GRI. have not been prepared Additional information—Recommendations Without qualifying the conclusions of our engagement set out above, we make the following recommendations for the further development of sustainability management and CR reporting: Further development of stakeholder management, in particular: Continuation of the international roll-out of the stakeholder involvement strategy at international level, which began at the start of 2012 Formalization of the processes for responding to stakeholder queries and greater standardization of the processes for responding and documentation at international level Continuation of the international standardization of processes for identifying key stakeholders and issues for international subsidiaries which have their own materiality process Expansion of the Group-wide management function for sustainability, e.g.: There should be increased standardization and documentation of processes for recording and determining data ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > User help User help. We have included different service features to make it easier for you to read and use this CR Report. Below is a description of how to use these service features. Introductory pages. In addition to critical questions and a brief topical introduction, the introductory pages also contain videos and interactive graphics. Videos. You can watch the videos directly on your computer or on a mobile audio or video player. Terms and conditions of use: The videos provided by Telekom may be used for private purposes only and may not be used for commercial purposes of any kind. Copying, editing and further publication is not permitted. Content and information may not be modified. It is also prohibited to link or post Telekom videos on third-party websites or blogs. Materiality matrix. The graphics on the introductory pages to each section represent the materiality matrix. This matrix illustrates the topics of our CR categories assessed as part of the materiality process according to their relevance for the most important Telekom stakeholder groups. The larger the print and icon are, the higher the topic was rated by the stakeholders surveyed. Topics that are discussed in the respective section are highlighted with magenta font. Main text. Drop-down headings. The text contained in this CR Report has been structured with drop-down headings to make the content easier to navigate. If you would like to learn more about a certain topic, you can open the text by clicking on the appropriate heading. You can close the text by clicking on the heading again. This feature lets you open the text for several headings, one after the other. Alternatively, you can select the "Expand all lists" function located in the service box on the right-hand side below the header "This section" to make all of the text visible and then hide it again. If more information is available about a topic, "Find out more" will appear below the main text. If you click on this link, you can view more background information. Indicator graphics. Selected indicators of the Group as well as of Telekom Deutschland are illustrated in graphics. The upper right-hand corner of the graphics contains a field that you can use to access the Interactive subsidiary benchmarking tool. As a special feature for energy consumption indicators, there is a new drop-down function (and not only in the tool) that allows you to choose between display in MWh and Joules. Service features in the right margin.
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2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > About this report > Painting for climate protection Painting for climate protection. At the end of January 2012, Telekom challenged its employees to get artistic to show what they themselves or Telekom are doing to protect the climate and the environment. The aim of the campaign was to actively involve employees in reporting and raise awareness of climate and environmental issues. In total, 55 works of art were submitted by 40 employees. All contributions are exhibited in a digital picture gallery as part of the CR Report 2011.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Strategy & management Strategy & management. How does Telekom make sure that CR is embedded in the entire company and all processes? Find out more Strategy & management. Deutsche Telekom's strategic goal is to become an international leader for connected life and work. For us, this means taking on a leading role when it comes to assuming social responsibility as well. We are planning to become the industry leader in terms of corporate responsibility by 2015 and, based on our CR strategy, to create the prerequisites for the company's long-term success even today. In order to illustrate and monitor our progress throughout the entire Group, we determined the consolidated CR key performance indicators including our international subsidiaries in 2011. We are also systematically involving our stakeholder groups in our CR activities and have developed a strategy for stakeholder involvement over the course of the reporting period. Complex social questions call for clear, strategic answers. How does Telekom manage to ensure profitability, assume responsibility for society and the environment and meet the different expectations of its stakeholders all at the same time? CR category "Connected life and work"
CR category "Connect the unconnected" CR category "Low carbon society"
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Content verified by PwC Home > Strategy & management > Values & Guiding Principles Values & Guiding Principles. Deutsche Telekom is continually working on establishing a value-oriented corporate culture throughout the Group that is characterized by responsible and sustainable behavior. Our Guiding Principles and the Code of Conduct based on them form the foundation of our corporate activities—both in our cooperation with external stakeholders as well as within the company itself. Guiding Principles for the entire Group. Our corporate culture is based on the Guiding Principles that were introduced Group-wide in January 2009. These principles represent our values and convictions and guide our actions. Tekekom's five Guiding Principles: Customer delight drives our action. Respect and integrity guide our behavior. Team together — Team apart. Best place to perform and grow. I am T — count on me. We implemented the Guiding Principles throughout the entire Group in 2010. They are available in 19 languages and apply in 34 countries and 50 international subsidiaries. We regularly conduct brief, Group-wide pulse surveys on our employees' satisfaction and their understanding of the Group Strategy. November 2011 marked the third time that we asked employees about their experience when implementing the Guiding Principles in their daily work. Some 63 percent of employees answered that they not only know and understand the Guiding Principles but also implement them in their everyday work activities. Guiding Principles Day to promote corporate values. In order to fill the Guiding Principles with life in everyday work, a Group-wide Guiding Principles Day is held every year. All employees are encouraged to share their views on the Guiding Principles and how to implement them in their daily work. On September 28, 2011, numerous activities took place to this end, including games, competitions, messages to employees, and team breakfasts. Subsequently, a slide show was posted on the intranet to present the activities that took place throughout the Group. Here are just a few examples of the wide range of activities: René Obermann and his team discussed the impact of the Guiding Principles on the ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
work at Group Headquarters. Executives in the Czech Republic organized a breakfast on Guiding Principles Day and used the opportunity for the team to share information and experience. Romanian employees who do not typically come into contact with customers in their everyday activities spent Guiding Principles Day at stores or call centers as a way to strengthen the service culture. Customer Service employees in Brühl (Germany) sold fortune cookies containing the Guiding Principles. Proceeds went to the "BILD hilft e.V. Ein Herz für Kinder" charity organization. Austrian employees had a caricaturist do a sketch of the Guiding Principles and could pick out "their" Guiding Principle. Employees from T-Mobile in Seattle (USA) were greeted with a rap version of the Guiding Principles and other activities in honor of "Values Day." Employees in Frankfurt developed a "Guiding Principles digit game" and held a workshop on how to fill the Guiding Principles with life. A Guiding Principle Hero was chosen at T-Systems Malaysia. Technical Service employees from the Health & Safety area created a photo story entitled "The health of our colleagues is important to us." The T-Systems Mobility Solutions Competence Center developed an app on the Code of Conduct and the Guiding Principles. Many employee teams used the day to participate in non-profit projects. Our trainees also got involved in Guiding Principles Day: In Koblenz (Germany), trainees prepared an international multi-course meal featuring dishes from countries such as South Korea and Kosovo. A treasure hunt through the city center was hosted by the training center in Ulm (Germany). The trainees in Ulm also organized a charity race to support the Lebenshilfe Kempten organization. The organization's sports group participated in the race as well. Runners crossed the finish line with over EUR 2,600. The money was donated to the Lebenshilfe organization. CR Report from the previous year Group-wide implementation of the Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct puts the five Guiding Principles into more specific terms and has served as a reference for clear rules of conduct for our daily work since 2006. The Code of Conduct applies to all Telekom employees worldwide. It connects compliance with laws and regulations with our requirements for ethical behavior and the Guiding Principles. Due to the increased aspiration of society for compliant and legally unimpeachable behavior and the launch of the Guiding Principles at the beginning of 2009, we revised our Code of Conduct in 2010. Code of Conduct In June 2011, we successfully completed the implementation of the revised Code of Conduct in Germany. For this purpose, a multimedia training package was given to ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Strategy & management > CR strategy > CR key performance indicators CR key performance indicators. In order to steer its CR performance, Telekom uses seven key performance indicators (CR key performance indicators or CR KPIs) that apply throughout the Group. These help us to systematically and transparently optimize our services on an ongoing basis. Content verified by PwC The CR KPIs are divided into two categories: KPIs with targets standardized Group-wide, and KPIs with specific targets per international subsidiary. CR KPIs mandatory as of 2012. Since January 1, 2012 all international subsidiaries are obliged to determine their CR KPIs. The indicators that were still "voluntary" in the previous year are now of a mandatory nature. For the first time, we also included selected CR KPIs in the Annual Report 2011. The Energy Consumption CR KPI and the CO2 Emissions CR KPI were included in the report as KPIs for Telekom's ecological performance. This is the first step on the way to a closer link between the Annual Report and the CR Report which shows that sustainability is a fixed element of Deutsche Telekom's core business. CR KPIs with Group-wide targets. We collect consolidated data for the entire Group for the following three CR KPIs: The Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) CR KPI is used to measure our progress in the area of sustainable investment. This KPI indicates the share of Deutsche Telekom AG stock that is owned by investors who show concern for environmental, social and governance criteria in their investment strategies. The Employee Satisfaction CR KPI determines our employees' satisfaction. It is based on the employee survey, which we conduct every two years for each individual company. The Sustainable Procurement CR KPI measures the share of our overall procurement volume that we receive from suppliers who have been assessed for risk through audits and/or by using E-TASC. We are planning to measure the sustainability of our product portfolio based on the Sustainable Products CR KPI in the future. The indicator should also become mandatory for all international subsidiaries. CR KPIs with country-specific targets. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Facts & figures > Economic indicators > Socially responsible investment Socially responsible investment. CR KPI „Socially Responsible Investment". In 2011, 13 percent of all Deutsche Telekom shares were held by investors who take SRI/ESG consideration at least partly in their investment strategy. 2 percent of T-shares were held by investors who give priority to SRI/ESG aspects when managing their funds. criteria into CR KPI „Socially Responsible Investment" Deutsche Telekom AG. The Investment CR KPI indicates the percentage of Deutsche Telekom AG T-shares held by investors who show concern for environmental, social and governance criteria in their investment strategy. Due to annual updating of the calculation criteria, comparisons with the previous year may not always provide conclusive information. Reporting against standards. The KPI is relevant for criteria 1 (Strategic analysis, strategy and goals) and 7 (Rules and processes) of the German Sustainability Code. Listing of the T-share. Listing of the T-Share in sustainability indices/ratings.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Employees > Competitive workforce > Internationalization Internationalization. Under One Company, Deutsche Telekom is increasingly fusing into a global corporation. Just like other international groups, Deutsche Telekom is also required to define uniform standards for their global HR policy without ignoring local characteristics. Global employee relations management—taking a multi-faceted approach to employee relations. The Global Employee Relations Management unit offers guidance and encourages the exchange of experiences on structuring employee relations in different countries. At the "Employee relations in a connected world" conference in early May 2011, 70 leading executives from international businesses discussed the challenges presented by employee relations. This formed the basis for Deutsche Telekom's ongoing consultation with other employers to formulate forward-looking employee relations. Moreover, in a globally applicable Employee Relations Policy the Group commits itself to a high level of uniform minimum standards worldwide in dealing with its employees, taking account of different cultures, laws and needs. A monitoring system will be used to guarantee policy compliance as soon as the policy has been rolled out throughout the Group. Our policy is based on our Guiding Principles as well as on national regulations and internationally recognized rules such as the United Nations Global Compact International Labour Organization (ILO). , the OECD guidelines and the core labor standards issued by the Social Charter: Complying with minimum standards. We passed our Social Charter in 2003. The Charter is also based on the principles of the Global Compact OECD and ILO. The Social Charter contains policies on human rights and working conditions, the ban on child labor, environmental protection, equal opportunity, occupational health and safety and the right to set up or join a trade union. These policies apply throughout the Group. Our suppliers are obligated to comply with these policies as well. , Cooperation with employee representatives on both a German and international level. Again in 2011 we successfully continued to pursue intensive dialog with the bodies representing employees within the Group in Germany. The implementation of numerous measures and projects would not have been possible without the participation of elected employee representatives. This is where we are seeing the fruits of our commitment to cooperation based on trust, as outlined in the Group Policy on Employee Relations. A key role falls to the Group Works Council, our contact point for all co-determination issues within the Group in Germany. In the European Works Council (EWC), too, Deutsche Telekom nurtures an active relationship with the employee representatives of our European subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Update on the 2010/2011 CR program.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Strategy & management > CR governance CR governance. Telekom has created an integrated governance structure for CR in order to closely link strategic management and operational implementation throughout the Group. By incorporating CR into the CEO's department, Telekom has made sure that sustainability issues become an integral part of all of Telekom's business activities. CR-Governance Content verified by PwC CR Board: Group-wide management of the CR strategy. The CR Board develops recommendations for the Board of Management regarding the implementation and future focus of the CR strategy. Targets and key performance indicators (CR KPIs) for the group-wide CR program are also discussed during the board's meetings. The CR Board generally meets three times a year to discuss the latest developments at the Group, in society at large and in the markets in which Telekom is active. Additional meetings are called as needed. In 2011 the CR Board debated the following topics: In March, the board dealt with the climate protection strategy, sustainable procurement and our appearance on the website of the sustainability portal Utopia. In September, the perspectives of integrated ESG sustainability drive and our health, safety and environmental management were on the agenda. In December, the Board discussed the topics of Stakeholder Dialog Day in China, socially responsible investments and the program of the Telekom Foundation for 2012. and financial reporting, the The CR Board is comprised of the heads of those corporate areas that play a key role in steering and implementing CR throughout the Group: ■ ■ ■
Corporate Communications Human Resources Procurement Public and Regulatory Affairs Brand Management Chairman's Office Technology Deutsche Telekom Foundation Europe Board department Corporate Responsibility The broad-based organizational positioning ensures that the CR strategy is in line with the Group and brand strategy as well as with the corporate values. The CR department as a central interface. The central CR department is responsible for strategic CR management and CR communication. It coordinates and manages the implementation of the CR strategy in day-to-day business operations throughout all business areas and international subsidiaries. At Group level, the CR department acts as an interface in collaboration with all relevant departments. It plans and implements projects in the areas of climate and environment, sustainable products and services, supply chain management, social commitment as well as stakeholder involvement. Development of Group-wide CR controlling. In order to support the management of the CR department in relevant decision-making processes, we are developing Group-wide CR controlling. CR controlling can be used for early identification and management of opportunities and risks regarding the company's reputation, costs and revenue. The Controlling unit will be established on the basis of the strategic CR KPIs defined by us and the associated parameters. We determined specific target values for several CR KPIs during the reporting period, thereby creating the basis for central CR controlling. In order to collect CR data and to be able to calculate the CR KPIs based on this data, we introduced the CR database in 2009. As the database is the foundation for reporting and for Group-wide CR management, we are continually upgrading it. To this end, we hold regular feedback rounds and are making management aware of the necessity of collecting data, for example at the meeting of the CR Manager Network in Bratislava in October 2011. Web-based software for data collection enables a transparent CR reporting process throughout the Group. The database ensures standardized, mandatory processes at the Group and subsidiary levels. All CR-relevant data and CR KPIs are validated in a multiple-phase process and consolidated centrally. This gives us a better understanding of the quantitative developments of strategic and operational CR topics and makes it easier to monitor deviations from set targets. The software also enables Group-internal ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Content verified by PwC Home > Strategy & management > Stakeholder involvement Stakeholder involvement. The targeted involvement of our stakeholders helps us build long-term, trust-based relationships and increase understanding for our concerns and activities. Last but not least, dialog with our stakeholders is also a source of inspiration for innovation processes and a basis for new cooperations or strategic partnerships. This is especially important in regard to our sustainability goals, which we will only be able to achieve together with partners from politics, society, science and industry. Development of stakeholder involvement strategy. In order to systematically manage stakeholder involvement throughout the Group and live up to our aspiration to lead the way in CR, we developed a stakeholder involvement strategy in 2011. This strategy demonstrates that we take our stakeholders' concerns seriously and get them involved based on high-quality standards. The strategy is based on the three AA1000 principles of materiality, inclusivity and responsiveness developed by NGO AccountAbility. We organized the development of our stakeholder involvement strategy as a participatory process. Interviews with 17 external stakeholders were conducted, during which we asked both about our stakeholders' experiences with Telekom and the expectations they have in regard to optimal cooperation. The goal was to consider both aspects in the early stages of strategy development. In order to obtain a comprehensive view of our stakeholders' interests, we also surveyed Telekom employees, conducting more than 20 interviews with employees who will be implementing the strategy in the Group. Three-pillar model of the stakeholder involvement strategy. The views and expectations voiced by our internal and external stakeholders had a considerable influence on the design of the strategy. As a result, the strategy adopted by Deutsche Telekom in December 2011 is based on the following three pillars: 1. Our strategic profile: The strategic profile designates relevant stakeholder groups and defines how the Group wants to fashion its relationship to these stakeholders. In addition to providing information and engaging in dialog, we are increasingly focused on participatory formats which customers, employees, NGOs and other stakeholders can use to get involved and make contributions. To this end, we are offering options to participate in discussing topics and finding solutions in the different categories of our CR strategy. 2. Internal skills development and service: We are developing an infrastructure that will help our employees implement the strategy in practice. Internal networking meetings help to exchange experiences in dealing with stakeholders, to discuss practical examples and to plan and implement joint activities. In addition, we plan to develop a guideline in
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Strategy & management > Stakeholder involvement > Stakeholder expectations Stakeholder expectations. Precise knowledge of our stakeholders' interests and views is a basic prerequisite for an informed design of stakeholder relationships. This concerns the topics that our stakeholders consider important on the one hand, and their expectations of successful communication with us on the other hand. Content verified by PwC CR commitment recognized by experts and the general public. To be able to focus our CR activities properly, it is important to determine how these are perceived and assessed by our stakeholders. To this end, we conduct regular measurements: We commissioned TNS Infratest to carry out a representative random sampling of the population and around 300 CR experts in August 2011. In November 2011, the survey of the general population was repeated. Telekom was able to slightly increase its rating in the perception of its CR commitment compared to 2010. It received the highest ratings from the general public among the ICT companies surveyed. Telekom also improved in the "corporate responsibility" and "social commitment" aspects. Telekom's commitment is clearly rated higher by CR experts than by the general population.
In an aided recall survey, the experts listed the promotion of women, the Deutsche Telekom Foundation or Telekom@school, for example. The subsequent second survey of the general population confirmed the increasing popularity of the "Yes, I can!" initiative, the cooperation with the Nummer gegen Kummer youth counseling line as well as the cell phone collection program. The 2011 results provided us with an important starting point for establishing the content for our CR activities and for enhancing our CR communication. In addition, the data were used to update the "social commitment" and "corporate responsibility" leadership indicators, whose values increased considerably over the course of 2011. The first also forms the basis for our Social Commitment CR KPI. Details on the CR KPIs can be found in the "Strategy and management" section. The topics of our stakeholders. In order to find out which topics are important to our stakeholders, we surveyed our internal and external stakeholders for the fifth time in February 2012. The survey revealed parallels as well as some differences between the two stakeholder groups. In the three CR categories, the relevance ratings of Telekom employees and external stakeholders did not differ greatly, same as in 2011. However, there are topics that are ranked as more important by external stakeholders than by internal stakeholders. These include "mobile communications and health," "active participation in shaping social change in a digitalized world," "corporate volunteering," "barrier-free products and services" and "smart logistics." Overall, internal and external assessments differ most for the topic of "active participation in shaping social change in a digitalized world." Telekom employees rate topics that affect them directly, such as "work-life balance" and "responsible employer" higher than external stakeholders. For further details, please refer to the following matrices. Deutsche Telekom has committed itself to pay particular attention to those topics that received the most votes. The highest-ranking concerns were included in our CR roadmap. It is with the roadmap that we monitor—based on monthly reports—to what extent we have achieved our CR objectives. We will keep you updated on the success of these measures on the intranet as well as on the Group website. Social concerns of our stakeholders. Along with the topics related to our CR categories, the participants of our stakeholder survey were asked to rate all the concerns that had been submitted to Telekom by
stakeholders in 2011. These ranged from setting up CO2 accounts for employees to improving customer information to clearer explanation of our initiatives. Employees and external stakeholders largely agreed on the following five most important topics: Setting up specific incentive systems to advance sustainable corporate governance for management Embedding sustainability more strongly in corporate processes, for example in product marketing and design More understandable presentation of our sustainability activities and avoidance of Anglicisms Avoidance of plane trips through increased use of phone, web and video conferences throughout the Group Increased promotion of employee commitment in the community We also received numerous valuable suggestions and comments to our open questions on the survey, which we integrated into the analysis of stakeholder topics and which we will take into account in our further strategy development. Stakeholder expectations regarding dialog with us. We need to know our stakeholders' expectations regarding mutual communication to be able to design our stakeholder relationships properly. Therefore, we systematically asked about the requirements for successful, mutually satisfying communication during the interviews that we conducted for our strategy development. Our main finding was that we need to modify our stakeholder involvement approach to achieve the "quality leadership" to which we aspire. The interviews confirmed that many companies are now initiating stakeholder dialog. However, this seems to be sporadic in many cases, and the results appear to have little influence on corporate activities. The stakeholders involved are increasingly wondering whether this dialog really has an impact on corporate actions. In addition, it should be defined as clearly as possible from the beginning what the dialog is intended to achieve, and the "rules of the game" should be binding. Our stakeholders also expect to be informed about the implementation of the results. The expectations voiced in this respect had a considerable influence on the design of our strategic profile. The evaluation also showed that our involvement principles largely fulfill our stakeholders' expectations. It has been confirmed that stakeholder involvement can only be successful when dialog is on an equal footing. That is why we replaced the term "stakeholder management," which was still used up to last year and which does not entirely define the true concept, with the term "stakeholder involvement." Objectives and outlook for 2012. In 2012 we will expand topic monitoring on the basis of our stakeholder involvement strategy. We have developed new surveying tools for this. For example, we intend to measure the impact of individual projects and measures with fast survey cycles. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Strategy & management > Stakeholder involvement > Formats of involvement Formats of involvement. The type and extent of our stakeholder involvement is based on the results of a case-related relevance analysis. The more relevant a stakeholder group is to the topic or project concerned, the more intense the stakeholder involvement will be. Depending on the intensity, we make a distinction between three types of involvement: information, dialog and participation. Content verified by PwC
Green ICT as a focus in 2011. We further developed our dialog approach as part of strategy development in 2011. This includes yearly changing focal points for our various dialog formats. In this reporting period, the focus was on the topic of green ICT. We debated this topic in a dialog event in October and in a telegraph_lunch in December 2011. Broad-based involvement: memberships and collaborations. Through our memberships with different organizations, we get involved in discussion processes and collaborate on international committees. Collaborations allow us to approach topics on which we as an individual company would only have a limited impact
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Content verified by PwC Home > Strategy & management > Compliance Compliance. Telekom's business is based on the principles of integrity and respect. Compliance, which is understood as the lawfulness of corporate activities, therefore plays a significant role at our company. Telekom is clearly committed to the ethical principles set out in the Guiding Principles and in the Code of Conduct. All compliance management activities are in line with legal regulations and with Telekom's Privacy Code of Conduct, a policy on handling personal data at the Deutsche Telekom Group. Download : Privacy Code of Conduct Compliance management certified. The key elements of the compliance management system are as follows: Establishment of a compliance organization in all major Group units Risk-based derivation of a compliance program and its consistent implementation through policies, training and consulting offers Appropriate response to breaches of compliance The Group's compliance organization was certified by independent auditors on December 31, 2010 in terms of adequate implementation of minimum requirements and implementation specifications defined by Deutsche Telekom. Recertification is planned by 2013. Central responsibility for compliance organization. Responsibility for the compliance management system has top priority at Telekom. In line with the high relevance of the topic, a separate Board of Management department for Data Privacy, Legal Affairs and Compliance was created in 2008. Group-wide structures have been making efficient compliance management possible since 2005. The compliance organization consists of the Chief Compliance Officer, the Compliance Committee and the central and local Compliance units. The compliance organization develops Group-wide standards, tools and processes to guarantee compliant conduct at the company. Compliance Committee provides internal consulting. The Compliance Committee consists of executives from the following areas: Compliance Legal ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
Data Privacy Internal Audit Human Resources The purpose of the committee is to establish and monitor structures for a functional compliance management system and to advise the Board of Management on all relevant questions about compliance. The Chief Compliance Officer is the chairman of the Compliance Committee. Compliance Officer plays key role in compliance management. The Chief Compliance Officer reports to the Group Board of Management member for Data Privacy, Legal Affairs and Compliance. He plays a key role in setting up the compliance management system and maintaining its functionalities in the long term. The Chief Compliance Officer informs the Board of Management and the Audit Committee of the Deutsche Telekom Supervisory Board about current compliance activities at the Group. According to the German Corporate Governance Code, the Audit Committee is responsible for compliance issues. The Chief Compliance Officer has the right to contact the Audit Committee directly and can also be directly commissioned by it. International collaboration improved. The Group Board of Management and the respective bodies of the affiliated companies must ensure an appropriate compliance organization. The Group Compliance Management (GCM) unit supports these bodies in this task. The legal basis for this are contracts between the Telekom Group and its direct subsidiaries, the Intra Group Compliance Agreements, which define the rights and obligations of both parties. Different legal practices and cultural values in the various countries where Deutsche Telekom is active represent a significant compliance challenge. In line with the Group's international structure, strategic issues are discussed with an International Compliance Advisory Team and a shared vision is defined. The International Compliance Advisory Team is a "trend-setter" of sorts, as it provides incentives for designing and implementing balanced compliance structures at the Deutsche Telekom Group. We have been promoting Group-wide cooperation for years with the International Compliance Days, an annual meeting of the representatives of all compliance organizations of the international subsidiaries. 115 representatives from 24 countries followed the invitation by the central Compliance department to come to Bonn on September 8-9, 2011. This was the seventh meeting of this kind, and this time the future focus of compliance activities and possibilities to optimize international cooperation were on the agenda. The next International Compliance Days will take place in Bonn in April 2012. Compliance policies revised and implemented. The Group Policy on Avoiding Corruption and Other Conflicts of Interest (or Anti-Corruption Policy) and the Group Policy on the Acceptance and Granting of Benefits (or Benefits Policy) were revised during the reporting period. The Anti-Corruption Policy serves as an overarching policy and a link between the Code ■ ■ ■
of Conduct and the detailed rules of the more specific policies which regulate the acceptance and granting of undue benefits, sponsoring, donations, benefits extended in the political sphere, dealing with consultants, the ban on insider trading and anti-competitive agreements. In addition, it defines the organizational obligations and measures to prevent corruption and other conflicts of interest. The Benefits Policy governs how to handle gifts, entertainment and invitations to events in business relationships. These policies are now becoming effective and mandatory throughout the Group. We first obtained the resolutions of the executive bodies in the national Group units and then made the policies known to employees at the national level. At the international level, the process will involve greater outlay because we must first check whether the policies comply with relevant national laws. The introduction is being accompanied by communication and training campaigns. Employee training for strengthening compliance. The Group Compliance Management area conducted e-learning sessions as well as individual attendance courses for managers and employees on issues such as the Code of Conduct, general and risk-specific compliance topics and accepting and granting benefits. Additional web-based training courses on the principles of ethical business conduct will be completed in 2012. For example, in May 2012 we will start an anti-corruption e-learning course where employees can learn about the Anti-Corruption Policy and refresh their knowledge from earlier training courses. This e-learning course will subsequently be adapted as necessary and introduced at the international subsidiaries. New e-learning module raises awareness of anti-trust risks. Anti-trust compliance requirements are on the rise. In order to reduce the risks, we are making our employees aware of the possible consequences of non-compliance with anti-trust laws. The plan is to provide a new e-learning module on this topic for Telekom employees in Germany in Q2 2012. This will also be launched internationally in the course of 2012. E-learning module on compliance basics. We will launch an e-learning module designed to raise awareness of compliance in April 2012. It will deal with the basics and requirements in the most important fields of compliance and will introduce users to our Guiding Principles, our Code of Conduct, applicable legal regulations as well as internal policies. The training offer will be available to all employees in Germany, and also internationally where necessary. Internet portals for prevention and advice. Ask me! In order to prevent compliance risks, we set up the "Ask me!" portal in 2008. Here employees can ask compliance-relevant questions, for example regarding the Code of Conduct or laws and internal policies. "Ask me!" offers reliable information that employees can use in their daily work.
Tell me! We are dependent on the input of our employees, business partners, customers and other stakeholders when it comes to investigating violations of internal policies, laws or codes of conduct. "Tell me!" is a portal that is also accessible to external parties which can be used to report misconduct via e-mail, phone and fax. Despite the fact that we delisted from the New York Stock Exchange in 2010, we will continue to operate this portal—even though we are no longer obligated by law to provide a public reporting system. Promoting compliance in customer contact. Promotion of integrity and legally correct conduct in customer contact supports Deutsche Telekom's goal of being perceived as the most highly regarded service company in the industry. That is why we initiated the Customer Contact Compliance Program for the promotion of integrity in customer contact in 2010. The focus is need-based advice and effective implementation of measures tailored to different distribution channels and countries. We initially started the program at Telekom Deutschland and then at Magyar Telekom. After successful implementation in these two countries, the initiative was rolled out at other international subsidiaries in 2011. Suitable action plans have been integrated into Deutsche Telekom's annual compliance program. Sustainable implementation is consistently monitored. Investigations of suspected corruption. Telekom employs a zero tolerance policy when it comes to corruption. Violations are systematically investigated and prosecuted in order to create maximum transparency. Review of contracts in the F.Y.R.O. Macedonia and Montenegro. The audit of the financial statements of Magyar Telekom for the 2005 financial year identified contracts for which it was not possible at the time to fully ascertain an appropriate business background. The Audit commissioned an independent law firm to investigate the lawfulness of these contracts. Magyar Telekom and Deutsche Telekom reached an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2011 to resolve investigations into alleged breaches of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Additional information can be found in the 2011 Annual Report. Committee of Magyar Telekom then Review of irregularities in T-Systems International's sponsorship activities. An internal investigation that was triggered by an anonymous tip gave rise to the suspicion that an arrangement violating compliance regulations had been made in the context of the business relationship between T-Systems International GmbH and a major car manufacturer to reward sponsorship involvement by awarding future contracts for IT services. Due to this, T-Systems International GmbH immediately terminated employment of its former CSO, the responsible sales manager and an external consultant and sent the internal report to the prosecutor's office responsible for further review. On the basis of the report, the public prosecutor initiated a preliminary criminal investigation, which resulted in charges being brought to the Regional Court in Stuttgart. The Regional Court is now
ruling on opening the trial. Major ongoing litigation. Deutsche Telekom is party to several proceedings both in and out of court with government agencies, competitors, and other parties. The proceedings mentioned in the 2011 Annual Report are of particular importance from Deutsche Telekom's point of view. Respect for human rights as an ingrained practice. Respecting human rights is a matter of course at Telekom and is a principle that is entrenched and practiced worldwide. Our Code of Conduct, which applies Group-wide, stipulates our requirements for ethical conduct. The Social Charter adopted in 2003 defines Group-wide regulations regarding how to deal with employees and suppliers. The Charter is based on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). We check compliance with the Charter's regulations in an annual survey. , the Beyond compliance with human rights, we also heed labor rights in all of the markets where we are active and in some cases even set higher standards. Minimum standards for dealing with our employees are also defined by the Telekom Diversity Policy, whose aim is to prevent discrimination based on gender, age, disabilities, ethnic origin, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. Employee relationships. As Deutsche Telekom is represented in over 50 countries of the world, it is not possible to name a generally applicable example of our high standards. Labor legislation is too different in the individual countries. Nevertheless, Deutsche Telekom offers its diverse international staff worldwide a general framework and a global cultural structure with its Employee Relations Policy. This means that the Group is committed to minimum standards applicable to employee relations worldwide and at the same time takes account of national legislation, different cultural backgrounds and needs. The Employee Relations Policy defines the core elements of Deutsche Telekom's human resources policy and describes what we stand for in our relationships to our employees around the globe. These relationships are characterized by our shared values and are derived from our five Guiding Principles as well as from additional Group policies. The Employee Relations Policy also includes statements regarding HR development, responsible change management, health and sustainability, fair pay, work and life balance, leadership, diversity, the ban on discrimination, communication and relations with employee representatives. One example is T-Mobile USA. The international subsidiary complies with U.S. labor law without any exception, including the policies and legally specified processes regarding the right to set up and join a trade union. These policies reflect the right to freedom of association. T-Mobile USA does not prevent any of its employees from setting up or joining a union and does not discriminate against those who do. To date, however, a
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Content verified by PwC Home > Strategy & management > Government relations & regulatory issues Government relations & regulatory issues. As a globally active company with a strong presence in Europe, Deutsche Telekom acts as a discussion partner for governments, parliaments, authorities and NGOs on all issues related to ICT and innovation. Headquartered in Germany, we receive special attention from German domestic institutions. We also have a representative office in Brussels, where we engage in dialog with the institutions of the European Union as well as with other associations and organizations. We also engage in active dialog with similar institutions in countries in which Deutsche Telekom is active, particularly in the European markets and in the United States. Politicians and government authorities influence the development and availability of the network infrastructure, technologies and services that are required for future ICT solutions such as cloud computing. Not only does this directly impact the competitiveness of telecommunications companies, it also impacts business in general, which relies on having a fast network infrastructure as well as state-of-the-art telecommunications services. In addition to economic factors, networks and services are considerably important for maintaining a sense of community in society. Decision-makers from parliaments, authorities and governments need the exchange of ideas with representatives of society and companies to help them tackle these challenges. Both the Bundestag, the lower house of the German Parliament, and the German federal government sought dialog on the revision of the German Telecommunications Act during the reporting period. That is why Deutsche Telekom engages in active, constant dialog with interested stakeholders from politics and the general public. Our partners from parliaments, governments and other organizations need to uphold their independence and integrity. This principle is codified in Telekom's employee guidelines, which were revised in early 2011. For example, they prohibit donations to political institutions in Germany as well as non-transparent influential practices. By adhering to these guidelines, we are able to base our political communication on facts, expertise, credibility and integrity. Deutsche Telekom also ensures transparency by having registered in the public lobbyist register in Brussels with all the required information. This is the basis for recipients to experience our political communication as authentic and trustworthy, so that it can be taken into account in opinion-building processes in the political arena and society. More investment-friendly broadband network regulation needed. Deutsche Telekom advocates future-minded regulation which encourages investment in broadband networks of the next generation more strongly. This can only be achieved by introducing more investment incentives and increasing planning security for the industry. The new EU legal framework for telecommunications already takes these requirements into account and is sending out a vital impetus. It is of key importance to Telekom that, after having been implemented in all EU member states, this framework provides the necessary incentives to invest in network expansion in the daily practice of national
regulatory authorities. These include: Increasing planning and legal security for investors before network expansion begins Giving market solutions priority above regulation Establishing regionally differentiated regulation that takes the competitive situation in the various regions into account Better opportunities to distribute risk fairly between investors and competitors who require access to their infrastructure Tapping into synergies by facilitating the shared use of existing infrastructure in all network sectors Protecting the open Internet. There was much discussion about the topic of network neutrality in the current reporting period. More specifically, there are concerns that today's Internet might be restricted in the future. Services which can now be accessed freely would then be available at extra cost only or not at all. However, Deutsche Telekom is committed to the open Internet. Content and services will remain accessible online according to the best effort principle in the future. Deutsche Telekom will continuously expand its transmission capacities and infrastructure in order to be able to cope with our customers' growing data traffic and to enable innovations in the network. Only in this way will we be able to meet growing customer demands and enable providers of online content and applications to offer their services at the required quality levels. Network management is indispensable for operating telecommunications networks. Based on the "best effort" Internet, Deutsche Telekom is developing business models that the Internet sector can use to offer innovative services that require a certain level of transmission quality. Deutsche Telekom will be able to market different, non-discriminating quality standards in competition with other network providers in the future as well. This will support medium and long-term financing of broadband network expansion and enable providers to offer a wider range of services and guaranteed, high quality levels to consumers. Deutsche Telekom supports mandatory transparency and provision of information on service quality. These obligations are specified in the European directives of 2009 and have been translated into national law. They have enabled national regulatory authorities to define minimum requirements on service quality. In combination with general competition law, these legal provisions are sufficient to guarantee the open Internet for the long term, without having to introduce any new laws or regulations. Encouraging consumer dialog. Deutsche Telekom aims to become the most highly regarded service company in the industry, which is why we focused heavily on consumer topics in 2011. We also strengthened internal functions dealing with consumer relations in order to improve exchange between our product and service development and external stakeholders from ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Content verified by PwC Home > Strategy & management > Regional added value Regional added value. As a responsible corporate citizen, Telekom considers it its obligation to promote regional added value and social stability at our company sites. In fiscal year 2011, our 235,132 employees worldwide (as of Dec. 31, 2011) generated revenues of EUR 58.7 billion, with more than half of this coming from outside Germany. Deutsche Telekom awarded contracts totaling EUR 18.4 billion in 2011. These figures show that economic development at our company sites is closely connected to long-term business success. Telekom net added value. Telekom publishes the net added value generated for the Group each year. These figures show how different stakeholders benefit from corporate performance. By paying wages and salaries and contributions to pension schemes, for example, we contributed substantially to regional purchasing power and a secure future at our locations. Net added value decreased to EUR 31.1 billion in 2011 from EUR 33.3 billion in the previous year. Participation in the information and knowledge society. In the past couple of years, including during the reporting period, our focus was placed on investments to expand fast and stable networks. Our cash CAPEX summarizes our investment in equipment and systems, came to EUR 3,644 million for Germany in 2011. Of this, we invested EUR 1,028 million in intangible assets (without goodwill) and EUR 2,616 million in property, plant and equipment. , a KPI that Both in Germany and at the international subsidiaries, we also support initiatives and are offering needs-based solutions to give disadvantaged people access to new communications technologies and media. These include: Special rates for low-income and disabled people Wide-ranging involvement in promoting media skills Facilitating the integration of disadvantage people Telekom helps close the digital divide by supporting equal opportunities for all to participate in education, knowledge and communications. In doing so, the Group helps to strengthen the economic standing and quality of life as well as competitiveness at its locations and in its markets. Education–the foundation of a sustainable society. With 9,600 trainees and students in cooperative study programs, we are one of the largest training providers in Germany in the training year 2011/2012. In addition, the ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks Networks. Doesn't expanding high-speed networks require more energy than the new technology will be able to save? Find out more Networks. We are driving a nationwide expansion of our broadband infrastructure in all of our markets. High-speed Internet and reliable mobile communications connections are key prerequisites when it comes to enabling equal participation in society. We are providing 4th generation mobile communications technologies (4G) that offer high data rates to more areas than ever before as a substitute for fixed-line services. In 2011 we were voted Mobile Network Operator of the Year for the twelfth time. ICT networks need to promote a sense of community. How are we going to manage the transition over to the new digital age? What is Telekom's contribution? CR category "Connected life and work"
CR category "Connect the unconnected" CR category "Low carbon society"
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Network & infrastructure expansion Network & infrastructure expansion. Digital networking is one of the main trends in the modern information society. Full broadband coverage is becoming a key requirement for participating in society. However, many people have no or only limited access to this technology, especially in rural areas. There is a digital divide in our society. Our efforts in the CR category "Connect the Unconnected" are therefore focused on using new technologies to cover new regions. Today, as a result of high-performance standards, top data transmission speeds are provided even in remote areas: ADSL and ADSL2+ VDSL GPRS/UMTS and HSDPA/HSUPA LTE The network infrastructure is at the heart of our business. Telekom builds and operates networks that meet the high requirements of the gigabit society. The Group's extensive network expansion strategy, which was approved in July 2010, discusses the steps Telekom is planning to take in the medium term on its way to creating the network of the future. The main objectives are growth, efficiency and quality. Network expansion in line with political goals. Telekom supports the network expansion goals of the EU Commission and the German government. We plan to provide high-speed Internet access to as many households as possible mainly in rural areas of Germany that do not yet have coverage. We are primarily relying on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard to help us achieve this goal. Together with the fixed-line standards ADSL, ADSL2+ and VDSL. LTE will be a key component in future ICT solutions. We are pushing the development and expansion of fast networks in all the markets where we are active. The European Commission passed a Digital Agenda in May 2010 as part of its Europe 2020 strategy in order to create the necessary conditions for economic growth in Europe. This agenda specifies that all Europeans will be able to surf online at speeds of at least 30 Mbit/s by the year 2020. Connections enabling at least 100 Mbit/s should be available to half of all European households by that year. In line with the EU's digital agenda, the German government decided to pursue a similar goal with its broadband strategy, which it passed in 2009. It requires network access with speeds of at least 50 Mbit/s for all households by 2014, giving priority to infrastructure expansion in rural areas. Deutsche Telekom is one of the most important partners of this broadband strategy and contributes significantly to fulfilling the German federal government's broadband objectives. More than EUR 10 billion in investments in broadband expansion. Telekom's total investments in broadband expansion in Germany from 2010 to 2012 will come to around EUR 10 billion, including those made for fiber optic networks, new mobile communications technology and IT processes. ■ ■ ■ ■
That makes Telekom in Germany the largest investor when it comes to providing broadband access. In 2010 we invested an additional EUR 1.3 billion in LTE frequencies and are now able to use the digital dividend to provide broadband services. The Group will be able to tap significant growth opportunities with the network expansion strategy. In order to take advantage of these opportunities, Telekom needs to rethink its current business model, which consists of the following: 1. The network factory. Our business is based on the network infrastructure and this will remain so. To update the infrastructure, we are planning to change entirely over to all-IP technology in the next few years. Fixed and mobile networks will be fully integrated. The aim will not only be to provide high bandwidths but also top quality and the best possible service experience to our customers. 2. Toolkit of standard services. The second component consists of modern, highly efficient and standardized IT systems. Telekom currently operates thousands of IT systems. The plan is to reduce, simplify and update these systems. This will save money while improving the quality, flexibility and speed of our services. 3. Content and services for customers. The third element of our strategy is our enabling services which, with the help of ICT, enable providers from areas such as healthcare, energy or media distribution to expand their services or make them more customized. By doing so, we enable our customers to become more efficient as well as more growth and customer-oriented. Our network and IT capabilities will be combined to create a toolkit of standard services. This will apply to our products as well as to the option of integrating our services into third-party services, such as those provided by companies and software developers, by using standardized interfaces. This toolkit will be a springboard for new business models and sales opportunities. With it, we will enable our partners to develop innovative solutions while participating in the process at the same time. Telekom helps business customers bring their content and services to the customer. For example, Telekom provides its partners with state-of-the-art billing models, installs modern access management systems and guarantees high service quality. More Broadband for Germany project Telekom also continued its cooperation with local communities in the More Broadband for Germany project in 2011 within the scope of bid processes. In those areas where broadband expansion may not be economically feasible, support from public funding is a viable option. For example, communities could provide existing conduits that are not in use, perform the civil engineering work required or participate in a network expansion project by making a financial contribution. More than 3,000 communities have been receiving broadband infrastructure through these means since 2008. In 2011 we entered into more than 1,100 collaborations for broadband expansion following some 800 in 2010. Each project generally involved a town or village. The most popular technology of choice was fixed-line DSL. We have been relying more heavily on a mix of fixed-line, mobile and radio relay system communications in our network expansion activities since 2010. We will continue to make investments in broadband expansion in 2012 as well and expect to be involved in collaborations of around the same scope as those in 2011. We will now rely more heavily on a technology which
offers higher bandwidths, namely VDSL 50 Mbit/s in rural areas as well since 2011. This expansion will continue throughout 2012. . Telekom has been using VDSL technology with bandwidths of up to CR Report from the previous year The fundamental part of broadband-based high-speed Internet is a fiber optic network. Expanding the fiber-optic infrastructure to achieve blanket coverage goes hand in hand with tremendous financial expense. Experts estimate EUR 40 to 50 billion in Germany alone. The more remote the communities, the higher the costs. Reasons for this include the necessary civil engineering works, which can cost up to EUR 70,000 per kilometer. Blanket coverage calls for cooperation. Telekom will not be able to afford to finance blanket coverage under financially viable conditions by itself. Even in Germany, where we have a share of around fifty percent of the broadband market, we will only be able to manage this task in collaboration with our competitors. That is why we encourage German and European government offices to provide sufficient incentive to secure the necessary industry-wide participation of all ICT network operators. Cooperating with communities. Broadband expansion in many rural communities is not financially viable due to the low number of potential customers and high investment costs. In these cases, Telekom has been working in partnerships—since late 2007 in DSL network expansion and since 2011 by setting up a VDSL network. The company informs the communities about the costs and offers them various collaborative options: Use of the communities' existing cable duct systems or unused conduits to reduce civil engineering costs Local authorities taking on tasks such as conducting civil engineering works Providing advice in applying for possible subsidies High-speed Internet access is an important factor in making a location attractive. The German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) published a guideline entitled "More Broadband for Germany" to inform decision-makers at local authorities of the possibilities and potential of broadband expansion. Deutsche Telekom contributed a series of expert articles to this publication. In doing so, the company is fulfilling its obligation to keep people informed and provide them with access to the information society. Download : Mehr Breitband für Deutschland (More Broadband for Germany – only available in German) Fiber-optic expansion in Germany. Deutsche Telekom intends to continue to expand its high-speed network over the next few years, laying the foundation for the gigabit society. This network of the future will give our customers in Germany high-speed access to the Internet, Entertain offerings and multimedia applications in unheard-of speed, variety and quality. We are specifically looking to cooperate with the housing industry in our expansion activities. Homeowners who agree to the expansion can expect the value of their property to increase considerably as a result of FTTH cable provision. Deutsche Telekom embarked on a trend-setting collaboration in the area of ICT infrastructure with Deutsche Annington Immobilien AG (DAIG). The two partners gave the go-ahead for a fiber optic connection of around 171,000 homes managed by the DAIG nationwide in March 2011. In several steps, Deutsche Telekom will provide DAIG-managed buildings at approximately 600 locations with high-speed broadband connection at competitive prices. In a first step, 42,000 DAIG homes in North-Rhine Westphalia will be given access to the new network. ■ ■ ■
CR Report from the previous year to the Home (FTTH) concept when expanding its fiber optic network. Deutsche Telekom employs the Fiber That means we will be laying fiber optic cables all the way to the customer's home. In this way, by using GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networks) technology, it is now possible to use the high-speed potential of fiber optic technology to its fullest: access of up to 2.5 Gbit/s of download speed and up to 1 Gbit/s of upload speed have now become feasible. optics is the fastest data transmission medium. One of our goals therefore is to directly connect a large Fiber number of households to the fiber optic network in 2012. Using synergy effects for FTTH expansion. Costs reduction potential and synergy effects can be realized and risks can be dispersed when installing new fiber optic networks based on network expansion collaborations. That is why we are open to collaboration and are reviewing all forms of cooperation in both the fixed-line and mobile communications areas. The range of possibilities covers options such as marketing collaboration, renting complete, passive access networks, and joint ventures (joint regional companies founded with local utilities companies, special purpose associations or other partners). Telekom also launched the More Fiber is to further local fiber optic expansion in collaboration with communities and local utilities companies using a standardized expansion and business model. Optics for Germany initiative. The goal Agreements with local competitors regarding mutual guarantee of network access (open access) play a role here as well, because such agreements can prevent double investment. We also offer special terms and conditions packages to enable pure service providers (resellers that do not have their own network) to participate in the expansion costs and risks involved in new networks. Migration to all-IP. We are planning to change our entire network over to an all-IP step, fixed network and mobile communications will be comprehensively integrated in a next generation network based on the Internet Protocol (IP ). Numerous IT systems will be simplified and updated for this purpose. infrastructure in the next few years. With this Many people already use IP-based solutions to organize their day-to-day lives conveniently and individually. We are constantly improving our offer of fast mobile communications and fixed-line connections to lay the foundation for this change. The voice and data service platforms, which are currently separate, will be integrated onto a standardized platform over the course of the all-IP migration. This should help reduce energy consumption considerably. A functional Internet infrastructure is based on a number of innovative technologies whose development is influenced by our planning processes. The all-IP provide impetus for the provision of new, efficient technologies when it comes to data transport or individual network access. Together with changing customer demands and new ways of using technology, they are the force behind our efforts to restructure and update the network. migration and the demand for increasingly faster bandwidths In 2012 we started with the preparations for the implementation of the new Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) technology approach. The BNG allows us to reduce network complexity through a more streamlined architecture. It enables us to reduce the number of network elements, creating savings potential in network operation and
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Network & infrastructure expansion > Fixed-line & broadband technologies Fixed-line & broadband technologies. Data transport within the Internet infrastructure and individual use of the Internet both rely on a number of innovative technologies. Many people already use network-based solutions to organize their day-to-day lives conveniently and individually. That is why we are continuously striving to improve our offer of high-speed connections, both for fixed-line and mobile communications. The DSL-based transmission protocols ADSL, ADSL2+ and VDSL and the expansion of the fiber optic network all the way to the customer's home (Fiber to the Home, FTTH) increase the speed of data transfer in the fixed-line area. We are able to achieve similar increases in performance in the mobile communications area by switching from 2nd generation networks (2G ) with GSM and EDGE to third generation networks (3G ) with the UMTS-based standards HSDPA/HSUPA and HSPA+. With the switch to the Long Term Evolution (LTE) transmission standard of the future (also referred to as "4G"), data rates will increase many times over and reach broadband speeds. Customers need more mobile bandwidth to be able to conveniently access complex online applications quickly when they are on the go. That is why Telekom is increasing its use of 3rd and 4th generation broadband mobile communications technologies. Overview: Access technologies. Fixed-line technologies. ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) ADSL2+ (latest version of Asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL)) VDSL (Very High Bit Rate Digital Subscriber Line) FTTH with GPON (Fiber to the Home) WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) Mobile communications technologies. Upstream Downstream max. 640 kbit/s max. 6 Mbit/s max. 1 Mbit/s max. 16 Mbit/s max. 10 Mbit/s max. 50 Mbit/s max. 100 Mbit/s max. 200 Mbit/s max. 34 Mbit/s max. 34 Mbit/s
2G mobile communications Upstream * Downstream * GSM plus EDGE (Global System for Mobile Communications EDGE) max. 220 kbit/s max. 260 kbit/s 3G mobile communications Upstream * UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) HSDPA/HSUPA (High Speed Downlink/Uplink Packet Access/High Speed Uplink Packet Access) max. 64 kbit/s max. 3.6 Mbit/s Downstream * max. 384 kbit/s max. 7.2 Mbit/s HSPA+ (High Speed Downlink Packet Access+) max. 5.8 Mbit/s max. 42.2 Mbit/s 4G mobile communications Upstream * Downstream * LTE (Long Term Evolution) max. 50 Mbit/s max. 100 Mbit/s * The maximum values listed here are based on theoretical assumptions. Upstream rates often fall below these values during actual use. , downstream and data ADSL2+ expansion. ADSL2+ (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line 2+) is the DSL standard currently used by Deutsche Telekom for fixed-line connections. It allows for the fast transmission of large amounts of data at speeds of up to 16 Mbit/s. Between 2006 and early 2012, 22.8 million lines in more than 1,000 cities were migrated over to ADSL2+ in Germany alone. We began introducing MSAN (Multi service access node), a device class for access nodes, on August 15, 2011. MSAN integrates earlier technology into the all-IP for network connection to separate voice and data and consequently enables the use of DSL lines with fully IP-based services as well as traditional phone services without the necessity to replace existing devices. We will continue the migration process in 2012. network. It replaces the splitters that were previously used VDSL expansion. (Very high bit rate digital subscriber line), Telekom once again increased the speed of its DSL lines With VDSL several times over: more than three times compared to ADSL and twice as fast as ADSL2+. The new technology allows for data rates of up to 50 Mbit/s. A hybrid network is needed to realize these speeds. In a hybrid network, the fiber optic cables extend all the way into the subscriber's neighborhood. Conventional copper lines are used to cover the last 300 to 500 meters to the customer.
Telekom expanded the high-speed VDSL network in close proximity to each subscriber in 50 German cities in 2009. That means 11.6 million households have access to bandwidths of up to 50 Mbit/s. Bandwidths of up to 16 Mbit/s are available in 7,800 out of 7,900 exchange areas. Almost 20 million households in Germany can receive triple-play products (phone, Internet and TV) based on bandwidths of between 16 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s. . The new technology neutralizes interference that results from having several VDSL vectoring technology, which was developed in 2011, speeds of 90 Mbit/s can be achieved with lines in one cable With the VDSL VDSL by pre-coding or equalizing the signals. This requires a standardized control mechanism for all VDSL lines in the cable, including those used by competitors. We will begin initial pilot operations with the new technology in 2012. FTTH expansion in Germany. When it comes to fiber-optic expansion, Deutsche Telekom does not only rely on Fiber which refers to expansion in the proximity of the subscriber, but also on the Fiber in which fiber optic cables extend into the customer's home. FTTH expansion was launched in 2010. to the Cabinet (FTTC), to the Home (FTTH) solution, Investments by Telekom in new fiber optic networks will be based on demand. Two requirements need to be met in the expansion areas before civil engineering works can start: At least 80 percent of residents need to give their permission to have their building connected or for cables to be laid in their building and at least ten percent of customers need to have preordered the service. If these conditions are not met, the expansion will have to be postponed. At the same time, we will evaluate the feasibility of using other technologies, for example FTTC with VDSL . A total of 168,000 homes ("homes passed") in ten German cities were enabled to receive connection to the Deutsche Telekom fiber optic network through the installation of new infrastructure in 2011. The networks in these cities are scheduled to go into operation in August 2012. Customers will then be able to access download rates of up to 200 Mbit/s and upload rates of up to 100 Mbit/s - non blocking. That means that speeds will generally be higher than those provided by cable TV network operators. Expansion is planned for up to ten additional cities in 2012. The number of cities that will actually be served depends on the achievement of a defined minimum profitability whilst taking into account future developments. Over the course of 2012 we will decide which cities will be included in the expansion process in 2013. Expansion in the years to come will depend on the investment resources available, on whether we have achieved our cost-effectiveness thresholds, as well as on regulatory decisions. Broadband connectivity for business customers. Companies throughout Germany have access to standardized business customer solutions with symmetrical bandwidths of up to 622 Mbit/s. Transmission rates as high as 100 Gbit/s have been achieved as part of a pilot project for coupling data centers, which is currently being conducted by T-Systems in the Saxon city of Freiberg. Expanding the fiber optic network in Croatia. The Croatian subsidiary T-HT Hrvatski Telekom considerably extended its fiber-optic network in 2011. As many as 260,000 households can now be provided with FTTH connections. The company installed 94,500 FTTH ■ ■
subscriber drops, and 7,100 households signed up to be connected to the fiber-optic network so that they could use MAXadsl and MAXtv. CR Report from the previous year Continued FTTH expansion in Montenegro. The Montenegrin subsidiary Crnogorski Telekom continued the expansion of its fiber optic network in 2011. Four districts in Podgorica and one in Tivat were provided with an FTTH infrastructure, connecting 7,700 households. CR Report from the previous year 43 000 new FTTH subscriber drops in FYRO Macedonia. The Macedonian subsidiary provided 43,000 households with an FTTH infrastructure in 2011 and replaced the old copper cables. Makedonski Telekom invested a total of EUR 170 million in the expansion of its fixed-line and mobile communications networks in 2011. CR Report from the previous year OTE is pushing broadband expansion in Greece. 21.8 percent of all Greek households had a broadband connection by the end of 2011. OTE remains the country's driving force when it comes to new information and communications technology. The company is the customers' first choice for broadband services. Broadband coverage is correspondingly high with OTE customers. Coverage was more than 32.5 percent in December 2011. WLAN Services for broadband Internet on the go. We currently offer our customers in Germany various options for broadband Internet use via WLAN, e.g., in different modes of transportation: Users of our HotSpot service can use WLAN to conveniently access data and information at more than 11,000 locations in Germany (e.g. at all 1,400 McDonald's restaurants) and at more than 50,000 of our partner locations worldwide. By raising the number of official telestations with HotSpots from 3 100 to 5 100 we succeeded in significantly increasing wireless Internet coverage in 2011. The use of HotSpots is included in the rates for many fixed-line and mobile communications packages. In collaboration with the German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG we offer WLAN HotSpots in trains on some routes with data transmission rates of between 1.5 and 16 Mbit/s, or an average of approximately 6 Mbit/s. As of early 2012, 69 ICE trains were equipped with the HotSpot service. In collaboration with Lufthansa, we also give our customers the opportunity to use HotSpots to surf online via satellite during their flight. Around 25 planes were equipped with this technology as of early 2012. More are scheduled to follow. LTE makes HotSpots in trains faster. We will be able to considerably improve the speed of our HotSpot products in trains by introducing LTE
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Network & infrastructure expansion > 2nd & 3rd generation mobile communications 2nd & 3rd generation mobile communications. In addition to setting up state-of-the-art mobile communications networks, Telekom is also continuing to pursue the expansion of the current 2G infrastructure. We are also updating older systems in accordance with the latest systems technology. By doing this, we can save a considerable amount of energy and avoid CO2 emissions. and 3G High-speed UMTS with HSPA+. Customers in all of Germany's highly populated areas can also go online via UMTS (Universal mobile telecommunications system), the third generation (3G ) mobile communications technology. We reached our target of covering 85 percent of Germany with UMTS in late 2011. With the new UMTS-based protocol, High Speed Packet Access+ (HSPA+), data transmission speeds can be increased to DSL level, i.e., up to 42.2 Mbit/s. In line with our role as a quality leader, we will continue to expand the UMTS network in 2012 to provide quality services to our customers. T-Mobile USA: HSPA+ with 4G speeds nationwide. The U.S.-based subsidiary continued to expand its HSPA+ services nationwide in 2011. By the end of the year, data rates of up to 21 Mbit/s were available to 200 million residents in 208 regional markets. Maximum data transmission speeds as high as 42 Mbit/s were available to 180 million residents in 163 market regions. CR Report from the previous year Croatian subsidiary upgrades 3G networks. network with the HSPA+ standard in The Croatian subsidiary T-HT Hrvatski Telekom upgraded parts of its 3G 2011. The upgraded network enables downlink speeds of up to 21 Mbit/s and uplink speeds of up to 5.8 Mbit/s. T-HT Hrvatski Telekom plans to migrate more than half of its 3G network to HSPA+ over the course of 2012. Double data speed at Crnogorski Telekom. Crnogorski Telekom's 3G Mbit/s. By introducing the dual carrier technology, the Montenegrin subsidiary was able to set up HSPA+ with a data transfer speed of 42 Mbit/s in six cities. network covers 15 cities or 67 percent of the population at data rates of up to 21 Crnogorski Telekom's expansion strategy is twofold: increasing capacities in urban areas and expanding network coverage in rural regions. By pursuing this strategy, the subsidiary was able to provide 2G to 99 percent of the population or 86 percent of the regions in 2011. coverage T-HT Hrvatski Telekom tests UMTS in the 900 MHz band. The Croatian subsidiary successfully conducted tests on its UMTS technology in a 900 MHz test network in 2011.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Network & infrastructure expansion > 4th generation mobile communications 4th generation mobile communications. Telekom is very involved in establishing 4G (next generation mobile networks) based on LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology. The growing demand for high-speed, location-independent Internet can be met with LTE, even in areas with weak infrastructure. Telekom is intensively pursuing LTE expansion to give smartphone and tablet computer users access to the entire range of services at as many locations as possible. Setting up the LTE network in Germany. We began setting up the LTE network in Germany in the third quarter of 2010. By late 2011 we were able to hook up more than 1,500 rural, dead cell zones to the LTE 800 network. Another 1,000 will follow in 2012. We began LTE expansion in 100 large cities in the second half of 2011 including Cologne, where we were able to provide LTE infrastructure coverage to an area of around 150 square kilometers. Cologne became Germany's first LTE city in June 2011 after investments of approximately 5 million euros. It took some 80 Deutsche Telekom employees around 5,000 hours to install 100 LTE stations. We also installed approximately 120 kilometers of fiber optic cables in Cologne districts to connect the base stations with state-of-the-art transmission technology. Test operation of LTE transmitters in Munich. Telekom Deutschland has been running test operations of five LTE transmitters at the Munich trade fair grounds since December 6, 2011. General expansion in the city center and some surrounding areas began after the pilot phase. The pilot stations have been put into regular operation. LTE ready for the market. By late 2011 we and our competitors had met the requirements of the German Federal Network Agency to receive LTE licenses in ten German states. We purchased the licenses at auction in May 2010. The new technology can now be introduced in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. We began advertising LTE rates in Germany in April 2011. The offering includes LTE routers and, as of July 2011, the LTE Speedstick. We set up LTE at no extra charge for all current rates such as our Call & Surf Comfort via Funk offer. LTE is the successor of the UMTS mobile communications standard and rings in a new generation of mobile communications technology (4G) that is still being developed. Telekom is playing a key role in this development. LTE enables even greater acceleration of data transmission in mobile as well as fixed-line Internet to up to 100 Mbit/s. LTE offers transmission speeds that are 20 times faster than in previous mobile networks. LTE can be used in a wide frequency range from 700 MHz to 2,600 MHz. The lower frequencies around 800 MHz are particularly effective for providing service to rural areas. They have a much greater range in open spaces than higher frequencies. They also help provide better service inside buildings. Another advantage is network coverage even in areas where mobile communications and DSL coverage had not been possible before. The radio technology enables a reliable network for calls and Internet access. LTE creates
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Mobile communications & health Mobile communications & health. At Telekom we are convinced that using mobile communications technology is safe if international limit values and standards are complied with. They are based on current findings of independent German and international experts that continue to evaluate all relevant studies and research results. Recognized expert organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) have repeatedly verified the current limit values for mobile communications over the past few years, thereby confirming the safe usage of this technology. Nevertheless, mobile communications continues to be a source of concern among the general public when it comes to possible health risks. We hope to ease these fears by providing scientifically sound, transparent information. We will only be able to run a successful business and systematically drive network expansion if our technology is widely accepted by the people. That is why Telekom engages in open dialog with all stakeholders involved in network expansion including communities, skeptical organizations, interested residents and customers. Our principles on how to handle mobile communications and health responsibly are specified in Deutsche Telekom's EMF Policy. EMF Policy. EMF stands for "electromagnetic fields," which are the physical basis of mobile communications. With our EMF Policy we are committing ourselves to more transparency, information, participation and financial support of independent research on mobile communications, far beyond that which is stipulated by legal requirements. By now, all management boards from all of Telekom's European mobile subsidiaries have signed the EMF Policy. Two more international subsidiaries signed the policy during the reporting period: Slovak Telekom approved the EMF Policy in April 2011 and introduced different measures. The company provided information on its website and developed internal workflows for processing queries on mobile communications and health from the general public. The Montenegrin subsidiary Crnogorski Telekom signed the policy in October 2011 and published it on its own website. Telekom approved its EMF Policy addressing a responsible approach to mobile communications and health in March 2004. The policy contains mandatory recommendations for Telekom's European mobile communications subsidiaries. These are implemented in different markets in line with local circumstances and requirements. Telekom's EMF Policy contains ten recommendations regarding the following four principles: Transparency Information Participation Supporting scientific research & partnerships Download : Deutsche Telekom EMF Policy ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Mobile communications & health > Transparency Transparency. Telekom has specified three focal points to promote transparency in the area of mobile communications and health. These are reflected in three recommendations made in the EMF Policy: Telekom requires its mobile subsidiaries to clarify and establish internal responsibilities and processes regarding technology, safety and health issues. They are encouraged to facilitate public access to information on existing electromagnetic fields. This includes conducting EMF measurement campaigns and supporting national EMF databases. Proof of compliance with the ICNIRP limits for each individual mobile communications antenna must be made available upon request. Suitable measures were established and further expanded at all Telekom mobile subsidiaries during the reporting period. Management structures in Montenegro and FYRO Macedonia. After approving the EMF Policy in October 2011, our Montenegrin subsidiary Crnogorski Telekom introduced various measures for addressing the topic of mobile communications and health. The company designated an EMF manager and founded an EMF working group. Crnogorski Telekom also developed processes for cross-area cooperation between Technology departments, Human Resources and Public Relations to help them process external inquiries without delay. Prompt processing of inquiries at FYRO Macedonia. The internal processes developed by T-Mobile Macedonia in 2010 for managing customer inquiries about EMF were put to the test in 2011. The assessment particularly focused on fast response being a key requirement for customer satisfaction. The results showed that all areas collaborated to process customer inquiries about EMF immediately after receipt and answered them within five workdays. EMF measurement campaign in Croatia. Authorized measurement institutes conducted EMF measurements at some 100 T-HT Hrvatski Telekom sites over the course of 2011 in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Croatia. The results confirmed once again that electromagnetic field levels are significantly lower than the national and international limit values. The measurements also enabled T-HT Hrvatski Telekom to comply with the new obligation of September 2011 to provide information on actual electromagnetic field levels at selected sites. Establishing EMF monitoring in Montenegro. Crnogorski Telekom is giving financial support to the measurement campaigns scheduled for 2012 by the Montenegrin environmental protection authorities as well as the EMF monitoring program to inform the public about actual electromagnetic field levels. The Electrotechnical Department at the University of Montenegro has been commissioned to conduct the measurements. The results are scheduled to be released in 2012. ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Mobile communications & health > Information Information. Another principle specified in Telekom's EMF Policy involves active provision of information on technology and health research and requires the mobile subsidiaries to promote communication about technology, safety, research and health. This includes educational measures and consumer information as well as raising employee awareness. Industry-wide communication initiatives. Telekom's international mobile communications subsidiaries are involved in numerous national operator initiatives to improve public communication about mobile communications and health. The operator initiatives act as the central go-to place for residents, the media and public and private institutions when it comes to the topic of mobile communications. They work to promote transparency regarding all aspects of mobile communications, in particular health and consumer protection, network expansion, and how to deal with site conflicts. Selected memberships in the area of mobile communications and health. Founded 1996 Name Forum Mobile Communications (FMK) www.fmk.at Mobile Netwerk Operators Association (MoNet) www.monet-info.nl Informationszentrum Mobilfunk (IZMF) www.izmf.de Mobile Operators Association (MOA) www.mobilemastinfo.com Mobile Communication Association of Croatia (UPKH) http://www.upkh.hr/index-en.html T-HT Hrvatski Telekom 1999 2001 2003 2004 2005 T-Mobile USA's web portal on EMF and mast siting http://www.t-mobile-takeaction.com/aboutwireless.html 2007 GSM Association's health & environment web portal www.gsmworld.com/health 2007 2008 2008 2010 2010 Hungarian Mobile Operator's EMF Portal www.emf-portal.hu Polish Society of Applied Electromagnetics (PTZE) web portal 'Electromagnetic Fields' www.polaelektromagnetyczne.pl Mobile Operators Association (EEKT) www.eekt.gr Macedonian Operator Working Group on EMF Czech Operator Association www.zdraviamobil.cz Discussions on consumer information. Subsidiary T-Mobile Austria T-Mobile Netherlands Telekom Deutschland T-Mobile UK T-Mobile USA Deutsche Telekom Group Magyar Telekom PTC Cosmote Greece T-Mobile Macedonia T-Mobile Czech Republic During the reporting period, the industry initiative Informationszentrum Mobilfunk (IZMF) conducted numerous projects in Germany including the 8th Communication Forum in Berlin in September 2011. Some 40 experts from the worlds of politics, business, research and society, including Telekom representatives, met there to discuss labeling in the mobile communications sector. SAR levels, the Eco Index and WEEE labels are only a few examples of the various information and labels relevant for products in the mobile communications sector. The main question at the event was whether or not
these labels really do help customers make the best choices and create more transparency. Informationszentrum (IZMF) is a point of contact for residents, the media and public and private institutions when it comes to the topic of mobile communications. It is a registered, non-profit organization that was founded by the mobile communications network operators in Germany. Interested parties can get information on mobile communications from IZMF via the free hotline 0800/330 31 33 or by visiting http://www.izmf.de/en. Target group-specific information in the Czech Republic. During the reporting period, T-Mobile Czech Republic worked together with other Czech network operators in the national network operators association to develop new informative materials on the topic of mobile communications and health. Two target group-specific brochures were published in 2011: a flyer containing basic information as well as a comprehensive brochure containing details on technology, safety and current research for those wishing to address the topic in greater depth. In addition to these printed materials, the public now has access to the shared operator website www.zdraviamobil.cz focusing on mobile communications and health. Support for German municipalities in LTE expansion. Telekom Deutschland cooperates with its competitors in undertakings that are relevant to society even beyond the German network operators association. For example, we worked together with the national associations of local authorities and other network operators in Germany in 2011 to develop a general paper on the new mobile communications technology LTE and possible radio interference, e.g., in wireless microphone systems. The goal of this endeavor is to inform municipalities about the new technology LTE and to develop solutions. More information on LTE expansion is available in the section on Networks. Proven EMF partnerships in the Netherlands. T-Mobile Netherlands is working closely with its proven partners to handle resident inquiries on mobile communications and health. These partners include the network operator initiative, MoNet, the Dutch government's information platform, Antennebureau, and the public information platform on mobile communications and health, EMF Knowledge Center. All three institutions are supported by all Dutch network operators and have proven their value as an important source of information for the public. LTE as campaign focus in Austria. T-Mobile Austria completely revised and updated its online information on mobile communications and health in 2011. Under the heading "Safe on the Net," customers can access clear, easy to understand information on different aspects of mobile communications such as technology, safety and consumer issues as well as information on electromagnetic compatibility. Interested consumers can also download background information and brochures. T-Mobile Austria also gives customers the opportunity to contact internal experts directly via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Mobile communications and health is also a key focus for T-Mobile Austria when it comes to the new LTE technology. The company will publish a special consumer brochure on this topic in 2012. Raising EMF awareness in Greece.
In 2011 Cosmote Greece launched a project to reduce the gap between current state of scientific knowledge and public knowledge in the field of mobile communications and health. The focus was placed on the current research, technical background and safety aspects as well as on actual electromagnetic field levels. During the project, Cosmote Greece provided brochures, held events at schools and in municipalities and engaged in dialog with local authorities. The Pedion24 measuring system was promoted intensively as well. EMF information campaigns in Romania and Albania. The Romanian and Albanian mobile communications subsidiaries also developed new information initiatives and awareness campaigns during the reporting period. The goal at Cosmote Romania is to introduce more facts into the current discussion of mobile communications and health and to enhance public understanding of the topic. Preparations for the information campaign, which is scheduled to start in July 2012, are already underway. The campaign will particularly address authorities at both the national and local level. Cosmote Romania also offers consulting services to help keep residents informed. Various brochures on the topic of mobile communications and health were published to support the campaign. A new brochure is currently being developed for 2012. The Albanian mobile communications subsidiary AMC also published various informative brochures for interested residents on the topic of mobile communications and health during the reporting period. These are available on the AMC website and at AMC stores. Online information on mobile communications and health. Many international mobile subsidiaries provide informative material on mobile communications and health online in the local language. Online information on mobile communications and health provided by mobile subsidiaries. Deutsche Telekom Telekom Deutschland sales portal T-Mobile Austria T-Mobile Netherlands T-HT Hrvatski Telekom Cosmote Greece Magyar Telekom Cosmote Romania AMC T-Mobile Macedonia http://www.telekom.com/verantwortung/ www.telekom.de/sar-werte www.t-mobile.at www.t-mobile.nl www.t.ht.hr www.cosmote.gr www.telekom.hu www.cosmote.ro http://www.amc.al www.t-mobile.com.mk Better information for mobile communications users. Telekom Deutschland published new, revised brochures such as the flyer, "Information on using your cell phone ," to enhance our information offer available to consumers. Interested customers can pick up the flyer at T-Shops or download it online. Telekom uses the flyer to provide cell-phone users with information on the technology and safety-related aspects of their devices while at the same time fulfilling its commitment to the German federal government under the "Voluntary commitment of mobile network operators".
Consumers can also get information about the SAR levels of every mobile device sold by Telekom Deutschland. This service, which we are constantly updating, is available at stores, in different magazines such as "telekom trend" or at www.telekom.de/sar-werte, the sales portal's homepage, which was redesigned in 2011. The portal provides interested consumers with background information on technology and safety. Telekom also provides comprehensive information on mobile communications technology and safety on its responsibility portal. All of the company's online information on mobile communications and health was updated in 2011 and combined on one online platform. Customers can now access all information at one place and use the links posted there to visit related sites. Consumer information on EMF provided by international subsidiaries. Several international subsidiaries continued to improve their consumer information on mobile communications and health during the reporting period: The Montenegro-based subsidiary Crnogorski Telekom implemented a series of information measures on the topic of mobile communications and health and, in particular, on SAR levels; more are scheduled for 2012. Information on the SAR levels of mobile devices has been a standard component in product information since 2011 and will soon be accessible at sales outlets and online as well. Slovak Telekom also recently began including information on the SAR levels of its devices online. In order to further expand its user-centered information offer, Cosmote Romania conducted four representative surveys—in February 2011, May 2011, September 2011 and January 2012—about public perception of mobile communications, EMF emissions and health. Cosmote Romania is currently developing a communication strategy based on the results. The strategy is scheduled to be implemented in the spring 2012. Training and raising employee awareness. Telekom employees are important "ambassadors" to the public. They help increase the knowledge of mobile communications and health among the population and by doing so, enhance the acceptance of mobile communications technology. Training programs were conducted at several international subsidiaries during the reporting period. The Bulgarian subsidiary Globul conducted training for its employees on mobile communications and health and was able to bring a representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) on board as a speaker. The goal of the training was to intensify the employees' knowledge of physical and technical fundamentals, current state of scientific knowledge in the area of mobile communications and health as well as to communicate the results of measurement campaigns. Globul also offered EMF training in 2011 to contractors and subcontractors involved in site acquisition and antenna installation in order to guarantee that everyone participating in network set-up and expansion would be able to answer any questions asked by those interested. The Croatian subsidiary T-HT Hrvatski Telekom trained around 260 employees on the topic of EMF in 2011, providing them with extensive information on technical background as well as safety and health-related aspects involved in mobile communications. T-HT Hrvatski Telekom also hosted online training for an additional 800 employees. These internal training programs were complemented by special workshops for employees who particularly need information about EMF in their areas of responsibility. The Czech subsidiary T-Mobile Czech Republic introduced an expert training program in 2011 as a standard component of the company's orientation days for new employees. In addition to communicating knowledge, the
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Mobile communications & health > Participation Participation. The basis for successful network expansion is active participation of everyone involved right from the start. This is made possible by initiating dialog with stakeholders such as municipalities, residents and people who live near mobile base stations as well as skeptical organizations and NGOs. That is why we incorporated the idea of participation in the EMF Policy. We developed three essential recommendations that are based on this principle. We require our mobile subsidiaries to work closely with municipalities and to support them with their expertise when it comes to answering the questions of residents regarding network development and site selection for mobile base stations. Conflicts arising in connection with site selection should be resolved by finding solutions that are acceptable to all parties. Assigning local contacts as a liaison with those involved at the regional level makes it possible to resolve conflicts or answer questions quickly, easily and competently. We try to keep interference with the landscape and cityscape to a minimum. We also try to prevent mobile communications masts from becoming eyesores when selecting locations. Our mobile subsidiaries have been conducting appropriate measures to encourage participation for several years. In Germany, for example, our approach is based in particular on the voluntary commitment by mobile network operators as well as on the agreement with the national associations of local authorities. Telekom Deutschland signed both in 2001. Voluntary commitment of mobile providers in Germany. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the voluntary commitment of mobile communications providers in Germany in late 2011, Telekom Deutschland and the other German mobile providers informed the German federal government that they would continue to honor their voluntary commitment. In December 2001, the four mobile providers in Germany voluntarily committed themselves to engage in trust-building activities when expanding their mobile networks. The main objectives of the agreement include improving transparency during network expansion, providing more information to consumers and sponsoring independent research. One specific example of how the agreement is being implemented is that we provide information to cities and municipalities and get them involved in mobile network expansion. The implementation of this voluntary commitment has laid the foundation for Deutsche Telekom's current network expansion plans including the roll-out of a state-of-the-art broadband network. The network providers also announced that they would support the German Federal Ministry of the Environment's plans regarding risk communication in the next two years with a total of EUR 600,000. The goal is to provide people with even more comprehensive, targeted information about the possible impact of mobile communications technology on humans and the environment. Implementation of the voluntary commitment contributed considerably to minimizing conflicts regarding sites for mobile base stations and to improving people's acceptance of mobile communications. This is confirmed by independent expert reports. An integral part of this voluntary commitment is having the measures regularly reviewed by a consortium of experts comprised of representatives of Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (DIFU), the German institute for urban affairs, and the German consumer organization Verbraucherzentrale ■ ■ ■
Nordrhein-Westfalen. Every two years, the results of the review are summarized in an independent expert report that is submitted to the German federal government. Results of the 2011 expert report will be published in the second quarter 2012. The continued positive feedback from the ministries involved and the Chancellor's office regarding successful implementation of the voluntary commitment encourages us to continue to promote a responsible approach to the topic of mobile communications and health. The voluntary commitment of mobile network operators in Germany is an excellent example of how effective dialog and participation can be. In 2001 Telekom Deutschland teamed up with the other German network providers to submit a voluntary commitment to the German federal government. This commitment involves "measures to improve safety and consumer, environment and health protection and to provide information and conduct trust-building activities when expanding mobile communications networks." The objective of the agreement is to improve consumer protection and health safety when expanding mobile networks in Germany. Network providers have been conducting a series of measures and activities to achieve this goal since 2001. Mobile providers in Germany once again reinforced their voluntary commitment in 2008 and announced additional measures. By reaffirming its voluntary commitment in 2008, Telekom Deutschland once again expressed its willingness to engage in dialog with municipalities and residents. That also includes continuing to comply with the mobile communications agreement concluded with national associations of local authorities. This agreement ("Agreement on sharing information and municipality participation in mobile communications network expansion activities") was also signed in 2001 by all mobile network providers in Germany and the national associations of local authorities - the German Association of Cities, the German Association of District Councils, and the German Association of Towns and Municipalities. Its objective is to involve cities and municipalities in the network expansion process. Mobile communications companies and municipalities work together in cooperative, constructive dialog to come up with amicable solutions for new sites for mobile base stations. In this way, we have been able to permanently improve the flow of information between municipalities and network providers. Other components of the voluntary commitment are to improve consumer information, particularly on the use of cell phones, and to sponsor independent research on mobile communications conducted by the German federal government. Dialog on network set-up and expansion. When introducing new technology, it is important to inform residents about the technology being used at an early stage. Our experience with setting up networks shows that engaging in dialog directly with municipalities and the people contributes considerably to how well our technology is accepted and to easing the public's concerns. During expansion of the LTE network infrastructure in Germany, Telekom Deutschland implemented a dialog with municipalities and residents in 2011 to address critical questions asked by local decision-makers, give them the opportunity to participate and work together with them to develop solutions. Residents can address any questions they may have to local contacts that are familiar with local conditions and are involved in continuous dialog with residents and municipalities. People with questions on mobile communications and health can also call our expert hotline (0800-0852606) or send an e-mail to Telekom's e-mail address email@example.com. As part of LTE expansion in Austria, T-Mobile Austria hosted informative events in all federal states for
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Mobile communications & health > Research & partnership Research & partnership. The effects of electromagnetic fields on human beings have been researched thoroughly over the last few decades. All recognized expert committees confirm on the basis of sound research results that current limit values guarantee that mobile communications can be used safely. However, in light of new technological developments, it is important that we continue to update the information available on possible effects of mobile communications. That is why supporting independent scientific research and partnerships is a key element in our EMF Policy. This is reflected by two recommendations for interacting with the research and scientific community. As a leading mobile network provider, Telekom supports scientific independent research - such as independent national research programs – on possible health effects of EMF. Limit values for mobile communications technology need to be defined on the basis of sound research results and to undergo constant review. Developing Expertise at the EMF Science Forum. The kick-off event of the EMF Science Forum (WF-EMF) was held at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in April 2011. The forum's main objective is to develop new methods for approaching the conflicts that exist in the scientific community regarding the possible impact that electromagnetic fields have on health. The organization running the project is the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. Almost 60 researchers from the fields of biology, epidemiology, decision research, communication research, human medicine, public health, sociology and statistics attended the Science Forum's kick-off event. The EMF Science Forum held several meetings on selected research and risk assessment topics in the mobile communications and health area in 2011. All stakeholders including those from science, politics, business, NGOs and resident initiatives were welcome to attend. A network meeting on risk communication took place at the Fraunhofer Society's offices in Berlin in August 2011. A network meeting on "Neurodegenerative diseases and ELF & RF EMF exposure" followed in September 2011 in collaboration with the Charité Competence Center of Sleep Research in Berlin. Representatives from the scientific community, committees, governmental agencies and NGOs as well as from politics and industry met in December 2011 at the Helmholtz Association's Spreepalais in Berlin to discuss the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) decision to rank electromagnetic fields as a possible carcinogenic. A summary of the results of the meetings is expected to be published in 2012 at http://www.wf-emf.org/en?set_language=en. Telekom financially supported the preparation and foundation of the EMF Science Forum in 2010. The EMF Science Forum was officially founded on January 1, 2011. The objective of the Science Forum is to research how scientific conflicts arise and which scientific rules and standards can be used to deal with controversial ■ ■
situations. Another goal is to explore how scientific studies can be weighted and interpreted fairly in order to promote scientifically substantiated risk assessment. The EMF Science Forum is run by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), which is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. The forum is advised by a board of internationally recognized researchers from the areas of biology, epidemiology, decision research, electrical engineering, communication, sociology and statistics. The aim is to develop research expertise in the area of mobile communications and health and to make extensive, clear and current information available to professional circles. You will find more information on the EMF Science Forum at: http://www.wf-emf.org/en?set_language=en and http://www.wf-emf.org/de/ressourcen/flyer_wf-emf-deutsch. Promoting independent research. Together with the other German network providers, Telekom Deutschland supports projects on mobile communications and health conducted by the German federal government's environmental research plan. Collectively, the network providers contributed EUR 1 million. Several projects were conducted by renowned research groups under the program from 2008 to 2012. The research projects focused on possible long-term effects of using mobile communications technology and the possibly higher susceptibility of children to EMFs generated by mobile communications. Supporting independent research financially is part of the voluntary commitment made to the German federal government by German network providers. This also includes Telekom's financial sponsorship of the German Mobile Communications Research Program (DMF) from 2001 to 2008. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment conducted the DMF program from 2002 to 2008. With a total budget of EUR 17 million, the ministry sponsored more than 50 studies on the effects of EMFs in mobile communications. Mobile network providers supported the project with EUR 8.5 million. The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) was responsible for program administration and content. The results were published in June 2008. According to the BfS, earlier indications of possible health-related effects of high-frequency fields could not be confirmed. No new indications of possible health-related effects were found. In particular, no non-thermal effects were identified. The studies therefore did not find reason to adjust the current limit values. User data provided to researchers. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU Munich) have been looking into the correlation between frequent use of cell phones and the occurrence of tumors in young people in their Mobikids study. In compliance with current data privacy regulations, Telekom Deutschland is providing the researchers with all necessary data on the frequency with which those participating in the study are using their cell phones. This lets researchers analyze possible diseases in relation to actual cell phone use, forms the basis for an improved research methodology and leads to more reliable results. Researchers from 13 countries are participating in the study by collecting medical data and data on cell-phone users in their countries. The study will be completed by 2014 and will provide valuable information on any effects that using cell phones may have on young people's health. EMF study database available to the public.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Environmentally friendly network infrastructure Environmentally friendly network infrastructure. State-of-the-art information and communications technology (ICT) increasingly helps replace energy and resource-intensive products and services with more efficient ones. At the same time, however, the amount of data that needs to be saved and transmitted is growing due to ever more sophisticated applications. According to the SMART 2020 study published by the Climate Group of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), the ICT industry was responsible for around two percent of global emissions in 2007, the equivalent of around 830 metric megatons of CO2. Estimates foresee an increase to up to six percent each year until 2020. That is why it is now even more important than ever to not only improve the performance of networks and data centers but to make them more energy efficient as well in the interest of climate protection. Telekom Deutschland switches off, replaces and recycles any old systems that have been made redundant. We choose the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technology currently available when making new purchases. We also motivate our customers to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions by providing them with efficient solutions. For this purpose we published the "Klima schützen, Kosten senken" (Protecting the climate, cutting costs) brochure based on the SMART 2020 study. "Protecting the climate, cutting costs" brochure Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment. By signing the European Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment (CoCBB), Deutsche Telekom has pledged to optimize the energy requirements of its broadband networks. We incorporated the third version of the code into the environmental regulations of our procurement policies in 2011. Deutsche Telekom complies with the maximum energy consumption levels for new technology as specified in the code in collaboration with our suppliers. In September 2010, 20 European telecommunications companies, all members of GeSI, signed the Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment (CoCBB). Those who signed the code, including Telekom and our Greek subsidiary OTE, also pledged to optimize energy requirements in the broadband sector. The CoCBB specifies standards for devices and network components and places a number of requirements on systems manufacturers: Permissible maximum consumption levels for network components (e.g., DSLAM), down to customer end-devices (e.g., routers) Placing all participants under the obligation to produce, select and use devices in compliance with energy-efficient criteria Providing information on improvements in energy efficiency regarding end devices and equipment used in the network infrastructure chain Low power mode on the road to a green DSL. ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Environmentally friendly network infrastructure > Network upgrading Network upgrading. Energy efficiency is not only an important goal for Telekom in planning new networks, it is also important when optimizing existing ones. Better performance and less energy consumption go hand in hand. Replacing outdated 2G network technology. The largest system technology swap in the history of Deutsche Telekom's mobile business began on September 4, 2011: the replacement of Alcatel-Lucent's outdated 2G/GSM technology with state-of-the-art Huawei technology. The plan is to replace the technology at a total of some 12,000 mobile communications sites and replace more than half of the outdated 2G/GSM systems. The number of controller sites for base stations will be reduced from 256 to 13 over the course of the swap. By modernizing the technology we are laying the foundation for a future-proof technology platform which is not only suitable for LTE expansion, but will also ensure that the same hardware can be used for all mobile communication generations (2G and reduce operating costs. In addition, the 2G requirements of the fixed network (All-IP ). and 4G/LTE) in the long term. The aim is to avoid future investments , 3G network technology will be IP-enabled, thus meeting the future Updating 3G base stations. We were able to successfully complete the UltraSite Swap upgrade project in September 2011. We replaced the outdated 1st generation 3G system technology. In addition to improving data transmission, which made it possible to activate HSPA+ with a bandwidth of 42 Mbit/s throughout Germany, we were able to save around 8,000 kWh of power each year per base station. The project resulted in overall savings of 24.8 GWh/year. technology at around 3,100 base stations with the latest generation of efficient Best Power project. network is based on fiber optic cables. Individual network components are bundled in The high-speed VDSL cabinets, recognizable as the gray boxes found throughout the city. In order to further increase the energy efficiency of the technology contained in the cabinets and to minimize performance loss, we initiated the Best Power project in 2011. The focal point of the pilot project is selecting the most effective network devices and increasing the energy efficiency of our system technology. We plan to reduce our CO2 emissions as well as our operating costs with the energy reduction the project is expected to generate. Official results will not be available until a field test has been conducted in late 2013, since a subproject of Best Power is being conducted in connection with the DESI project. "Power Off" task force. In 2011 we were able to shut down unnecessary technical systems with a wattage of overall 4,286 kW due to
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Environmentally friendly network infrastructure > Climate technology & energy use Climate technology & energy use. Data centers produce a lot of heat and need to be cooled. Some 40 percent of the energy used by data centers is used for cooling. Energy-efficient climate technology offers significant reduction potential. Deutsche Telekom—particularly T-Systems—conducts intensive research and development in order to optimize data center infrastructures in consideration of financial and ecological aspects. The Group subsidiary Power and Air Condition Solution Management GmbH & Co. KG (PASM) is our partner in many of these projects. In terms of climate protection, energy generation from renewable sources such as wind, sun and water is an important topic when it comes to data center operation. That is why we develop and use smart solutions for the employment of renewable energy. Heat Power Business project. In collaboration with Telekom's Group Facility Management, PASM launched the Heat Power Business innovation project in December 2010. We operate ten mini-cogenerators with capacities ranging from 4.5 to 50 kW at network nodes that are used by different parties. The waste heat they produce is used to heat the buildings so that total usage of employed primary power is over 80 percent. It was confirmed over the course of 2011 that the equipment can be operated in a way that is both efficient and environmentally friendly, as was shown in a previous feasibility study. After a start-up phase, the mini-cogenerators had generated around 1,300 MWh of electricity and around 2,000 MWh of heat by the end of the year. We were able to reduce CO2 emissions by around 310 metric tons in 2011 thanks to the mini-cogenerators. After numerous adjustments of parameters had been made in the first quarter of 2011, the results of monitoring run-times, energy generation, efficiency and cycle frequency confirmed the findings in the feasibility reports that had been conducted previously. We were able to save even more by reducing the stand-by times of installed large-scale heating systems. Thanks to the new mini-cogenerators we can now provide heat efficiently during periods of moderate heating requirements, thereby improving overall efficiency. Mini-cogeneration enabled us to save natural gas equivalent to120 MWh at our heating station in Regensburg alone. As part of the project, we are planning to analyze all of the network nodes used by several mobile communications providers to review the possible use of cogenerator technology in 2012. The development and use of energy-efficient air conditioning systems for data centers is a central element of the PASM (Power and Air Condition Solution Management GmbH & Co. KG) product portfolio. PASM, a Telekom subsidiary, manufactures and markets complete energy-based solutions for technical systems for corporate customers, especially for companies from the information and telecommunications industry. PASM considers it its responsibility to constantly improve the energy efficiency of "availability products" comprised of uninterruptible power supply and cooling for network nodes. Its energy-based products are used by Telekom Deutschland and T-Systems Deutschland in the fixed network and data centers. PASM also provides its products to around 20,000 base station control systems and mobile switching centers of Telekom Deutschland's mobile network.
KPI review cooperation with STRABAG. PASM defined various KPIs from August to November 2011 in consultation with our Group Facility Management. The KPIs will be used to measure the energy consumption of facilities used by several parties in relation to the amount of occupied office space. We reviewed these KPIs on test facilities in collaboration with experts from STRABAG Property and Facility Services in 2011. We plan to develop strategies in 2012 to introduce energy management systems once the tests have been evaluated. Energy efficiency means climate protection. PASM uses efficiency indicators to monitor efficiency improvements at around 8,000 network nodes and data centers in Germany. PASM commissioned the Property and Facility Services (PFS) unit of the construction company STRABAG to conduct on-site analyses of its production systems as part of its TOP 100 program. Each year, the 100 most energy-inefficient buildings are identified and analyzed under the program. STRABAG PFS engineers analyze energy efficiency potential and develop solutions as to how to effectively exploit this potential. PASM has been able to significantly increase energy efficiency in the past few years by replacing inefficient fans, installing innovative control units or adjusting the systems to current demand. The energy efficiency indicator PUE for Telekom Deutschland's fixed network (not including data centers) was down to 1.53 in 2009 from over 1.75 in 2005. That is the equivalent of a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of around 92,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalents per year. DESI project—End-to-end energy-sensitive ICT. PASM has been working together with Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs ) and Deutsche Telekom to test solutions for new smart energy sources since mid-December 2011. The purpose of the project is to develop a system for load adaptive control and to test concepts for generating and storing energy. This is one of the key foundations for smart grids. We are testing ways to manage peak loads and optimize purchases within this context. We took the first steps during the reporting period by using outdated backup supply systems as interim storage for excess solar energy. In the past, these systems were kept constantly charged but almost never used to feed energy back into the network. In the smart grid project at T-City Friedrichshafen we were able to achieve load adaptive control at least to a certain extent. The batteries were not only used as backup for power outages, but also to operate the systems. The batteries were charged during electricity generation peaks and used during times when power supply in the public grid was scarce, which reduced costs and helped maintain network stability. Buffering energy and the resulting increase in network stability is an important contribution that Telekom is making toward establishing renewable energy sources, because storing energy is an essential factor in being able to utilize solar and wind energy, which are subject to heavy fluctuation. Additional equipment such as emergency power supply systems, cooling equipment and lithium-ion batteries will be incorporated into the system, analyzed and then tested in real-life situations in 2012 in order to realize additional advancements in saving costs and increased availability. We will be using a self-optimizing T-Lab software for this. Solutions for implementing smart grids have been one of the big technology goals for the past few years. In the project "DESI —End- to-end energy-sensitive ICT," which is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology as part of the IT2Green research focus, PASM has been working on developing an overall approach in collaboration with Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) and Telekom Deutschland that integrates the entire ICT supply chain. The project was initiated by T-Labs scheduled to be carried out between 2011 and 2013. and Telekom Deutschland and is
The DESI approach focuses on three core areas: Creating ICT component connectability in smart grids Integrating ICT components into the entire energy supply chain Control of variable energy supply for ICT networks Participants in the DESI project are also looking at how the ICT network power supply can meet the main requirements of a smart grid such as load shifts and supply stabilization by controlling energy storage. Finding a solution to this problem is basically the first stage in developing a smart grid control system. Initial smart grid solutions are being employed at T-City Friedrichshafen. LOLA project for load-adaptive networks. Load-adaptive, smart grid control holds reduction potential of around 30 percent when it comes to energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This applies to the network infrastructure as well as customer use of ICT products, which we were able to prove in test beds during the reporting period. Many of today's ICT devices and systems require a consistent power supply as long as they are switched on, regardless of what they are actually being used for. In the LOLA (Load adaptive networks & LANs) project, participants are identifying and studying usage case examples in which energy consumption can be adjusted to fit actual use both for access networks as well as customer home networks. For example, energy consumption in our business customers' corporate networks can be reduced by up to 30 percent with the right features. Telekom Deutschland's and T-Systems' Business Customer Sales departments teamed up to pilot these products and offered them at CeBIT 2012. Other results in the area of access networks show that it is possible to reduce energy consumption by up to 30 percent there as well. That would mean reductions of 30 GWh per year. We will be continuing to advance and pilot the project in 2012. We have been working in collaboration with international system manufacturers since 2010 to develop the technology and to standardize load-adaptive systems internationally in order to create energy-efficient global market products that anyone can purchase. As a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Telekom was instrumental in developing the new Standardization of low power mode (L2 mode) in 2011. Unlike traditional systems, which require a basically constant supply of energy throughout the day, load-adaptive ICT networks adjust their energy needs to actual use, which is subject to extreme fluctuations. Load adaptation means that parts of the production systems can be shut down gradually or all at once during low-usage times such as at night or in the early morning hours. That reduces energy consumption considerably. The LOLA project explores how smart control systems can reduce energy consumption in networks and end devices. The project is initially focusing on customer networks and the access network. The long-term goal is smart, end-to-end control along the entire network architecture. Initial model analyses and lab measurements indicate an estimated total energy and CO2 reduction potential of around 30 percent. Another goal is to promote international standardization. The project is scheduled to run from October 2010 to December 2012. We already have initial results for corporate networks and broadband access networks. "ComGreen": load-adaptive optimization of radio access networks. ■ ■ ■
The energy consumption in radio access networks is steadily increasing. This is due to the network expansion and also to the increasing capacity demands of mobile users. Telekom operates tens of thousands of base stations and Wi-Fi hotspots in Germany, which have a total annual energy consumption in the three-digit gigawatt hours range. Until now, these networks have been operated regardless of their usage; the same amount of energy has been used no matter whether the load is high or low. The purpose of the ComGreen project is to ensure context-based network adjustment that provides users of telecommunications networks with exactly the right amount of transmission capacity needed rather than the maximum capacity that was previously supplied. In order to achieve this, an architecture for the self-organized and context-based adaptation (alignment) of the network parameters will be developed so that network resources can be switched on and off depending on the load. Initial results from the project show that load-adaptive, intelligent network control holds a saving potential of around 30 percent when it comes to energy consumption and CO2 emissions. In addition, the project will serve to develop concepts that will be submitted to international standardization committees. The medium-term aim is to integrate the concepts and mechanisms in the network nodes via the manufacturers. PASM in Clean Power Net. During the reporting period, PASM continued to be a committed member of the Clean Power Net competence network and was actively involved in drafting user requirements and technical specifications in 2012. Getting a new technology ready for the market often requires the joint efforts of many players from business, politics and science. As a co-founder and partner of the German Clean Power Net competence network, the Group subsidiary PASM is driving the development of marketable fuel cells. The Clean Power Net initiative was founded in October 2010 by the Bavarian state government in cooperation with NOW (National Organization for fuel cells and hydrogen systems) as well as fuel cell users and manufacturers. Program for hydrogen and fuel cell technology in Germany. PASM had planned to set up a self-sufficient energy mobile base station at the Hanover trade fair grounds in 2011 under the German federal government's National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. The project could not be put into practice because of extensive delays in getting permits and because one project partner withdrew completely. In the meantime we have already begun operating five fuel cell systems. We will continue to test the efficiency of these fuel cells within the context of the German innovation project. We will be focusing in particular on using the fuel cells as a backup system and to manage peak loads and on identifying ways to incorporate the fuel cells into a virtual power plant. Energy-efficient systems for cold aisle containment. We began using the particularly energy-efficient cold aisle containment system for Telekom's all-IP July 2011. The system prevents the mixing of cool fresh air and warm waste air at data centers and network nodes. Cold air is used directly to cool the equipment. Planners from Telekom Deutschland, PASM and the STRABAG construction group contributed their experience to the project. The results of the DataCenter 2020 project were also assessed in terms of controlling airflow volumes as well as air intake and outlet. We installed platform in
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Networks > Environmentally friendly network infrastructure > Green data centers Green data centers. Energy efficiency is the most important instrument to effectively improve the CO2 footprint of data centers. Telekom takes an integrated, comprehensive approach to increasing the efficiency of its data centers—from cooling and energy supply to optimized utilization of hardware capacities. Video: DataCenter 2020 (Animation from our CR App “We care”) DataCenter 2020. We have been operating the DataCenter 2020 test data center together with Intel since September 2009. DataCenter 2020 is based on the open source principle. The results of our joint efforts will be published and can then be used by all interested parties. We conducted some 200 events with around 10 participants each during the reporting period where we presented and discussed ways to optimize energy consumption at data centers. In an initial project phase, which was conducted from 2008 to 2010, researchers reduced energy consumption using relatively simple solutions. They optimized the airflow by sealing leaks in the raised floor and insulating the cold air areas (cold aisle containment) to prevent the mixture of cold and warm air. As a result, the fan speed of the circulating air coolers could be reduced to 30 percent, and energy consumption of the fans was down to 10 percent. The researchers increased the temperature in the system and the difference between intake and outlet temperatures. They also raised the water intake temperature of the cooling unit. These measures make the cooling unit considerably more energy-efficient and reduce its operation times. Reliable operation requires an uninterrupted power supply. The studies showed that this is needed less than previously expected thanks to the separation of cold and warm air. Measurements from 2011 show that the energy density, or electric power per module or rack, can be increased three times over from 5.5 kW to up to 17.5 kW. Computer availability and reliability remained as high as before despite the power increase. The researchers achieved a PUE (power usage effectiveness) value of 1.23 as a result of the optimization measures. We initiated additional tests in 2012. Test results show that higher energy densities of over 20 kW per rack are manageable as well. We are also looking into the use of hot aisle containment. IT load control and the energy density this requires is another option to optimize data center operations as a whole which is currently explored by researchers. T-Systems is operating the DataCenter 2020 jointly with Intel at Euro-Industriepark in Munich. At DataCenter 2020, we are testing solutions that enable more energy and cost-efficient data center operation to benefit the
environment and the climate. The two partners work on developing pioneering business models and new, cost-efficient ICT solutions for users and customers. One of the project partners' milestones is to achieve a PUE (power usage effectiveness) value of 1.3. The PUE value is the most important indicator of data center energy efficiency. It compares the entire amount of energy used for data center operation with the amount of energy consumed by the computers. The average PUE value at T-Systems International and PASM data centers is 1.75. That means that 1.75 kW of power needs to be supplied to the data center for every kilowatt of power the servers need. Telekom's goal is to decrease this value for new fixed network data centers to 1.4 and for existing data centers to 1.6 by 2020. We have already achieved a PUE value of 1.23 at DataCenter 2020. Experts found a number of surprisingly simple solutions when looking for optimal energy efficiency in data center set-up and operation. For example, the PUE value can be significantly improved by strictly separating hot and cold air. Additionally, experts found that it was not necessary to cool the room temperature down to 22°C, as is common. Temperatures of up to 27°C do not have a negative effect on computing performance. However, the right location, the type of energy supply and the distance to the customers who order computing capacities are important factors. T-Systems plans to take these results into account when building or restructuring data centers. Data Center Optimization project. We launched the Data Center Optimization project in collaboration with PASM in August 2011 to optimize the infrastructure of our data centers in Germany. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012. The first step will be to analyze planned reductions. In a second step we will check whether the project can be technically implemented at three pilot sites. The Data Center Optimization project includes around 16 measures per data center to reduce energy costs and will be conducted at 15 data centers. Consolidating data centers at T-HT Hrvatski Telekom. In 2011 T-HT Hrvatski Telekom migrated all applications and data to new, standardized data centers within the scope of the Data Center Consolidation project. Processes used at the former T-Mobile data centers in Zagreb were introduced at T-HT Hrvatski Telekom's new data center, which went into operation in 2001, and two older sites were closed. The Croatian subsidiary also built a new next generation data center based on the technology concepts of dynamic data centers and cloud computing. In addition, the company consolidated the server infrastructure, which is based on the UNIX and x86 operating systems, and the local area and storage area networks (LAN/SAN). Thanks to the new, flexible infrastructure, T-HT Hrvatski Telekom can distribute resources dynamically and reduce energy consumption by allocating resources to designated subsystems, such as Oracle, for example. The company was also able to migrate applications and data and consolidate all of the systems onto shared platforms without limiting system operation. Update on the 2010/2011 CR program.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers Customers. What is Telekom doing to extend the lifespan of cell phones? Find out more Customers. We want to help create a beneficial digital society with innovative climate and environmentally friendly ICT solutions. With the goal of becoming the market leader in connected life and work, we focus our work around establishing long-term customer relationships. We offer our customers attractive products and services that meet their needs and help them make sustainable, green consumer choices. Our Cloud computing offer for private customers is a significant step in this direction. We were able to once again increase the number of used devices returned as a result of various cell phone collection activities in comparison to the year before. People who use communications technology have a right to know that their information is safe. How does Telekom make sure that information is not abused? And how does it manage this information and make sure that it is handled responsibly? CR category "Connected life and work"
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2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Basics for product development & product design Basics for product development & product design. Changing consumer behavior is an important stepping stone in creating a sustainable society. According to the German Federal Environment Agency, private households are responsible for around 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Germany. This means that responsible consumer decisions can make a big difference when it comes to protecting the climate and the environment. Telekom considers it its responsibility to make it easier for its customers to practice sustainable consumption by providing them with as many environmentally-friendly products as possible. We are increasingly compensating for unavoidable CO2 emissions by neutralizing our carbon footprint. Sustainable Product Portfolio program. The systematic creation and expansion of our climate-friendly product and service offerings is a decisive step toward achieving our goal of becoming a CR leader by 2015. In 2010, we initiated the Sustainable Product Portfolio program, which is scheduled to run until 2012. We work to help our customers lead a sustainable lifestyle with attractive products of high ethical and environmental quality. We also want to increase customer satisfaction and minimize the social and environmental impact of our products. We conducted an extensive customer survey during the reporting period to find out what customers think about the sustainability of Telekom's offers. We also evaluated consumer tests. Results will be used in product development. CR Report from the previous year The CR department collaborates with other departments such as Product & Innovation, Sales and Procurement within the scope of the Sustainable Product Portfolio program. The program plays a key role in the achievement of our CR goal "Leading the way", because it integrates sustainability into our core corporate processes. We plan to achieve the following results with the program by the end of 2012: Defining criteria that determine the sustainability of products Incorporating sustainability into product-relevant core processes and objectives Preparing employees for resulting changes Implementing an evaluation process Creating a CR key performance indicator (KPI) for sustainable products Improving customer communication on the topic of sustainability That involves the strategic goal of increasing customer trust in the brand so that our customers perceive Deutsche Telekom as a sustainable company. This will help us set ourselves apart from our competitors and position ourselves as a premium brand. Policies for sustainable product design. The Deutsche Telekom Design Principles have been mandatory for product development at Telekom in line with ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
the Group strategy since 2009. The primary principle, "Act responsibly - think globally," was derived from the CR strategy. The Öko-Institut reviewed Telekom's Sustainability Guideline for Product Design, which is based on the Design Principles, in 2011. CR Report from the previous year The Deutsche Telekom Design Principles form the content basis for Telekom's Experience Style Guide and Sustainability Guideline for Product Design. The design policies set forth in the Experience Style Guide are mandatory for all product development activities. Their purpose is to guarantee a consistent user experience of Telekom hardware and software offerings. The policies are in line with Deutsche Telekom's sustainability strategy. At a glance: The Deutsche Telekom Design Principles. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Act responsibly - think globally. Analyze and picture the future to design toward it. Create moments for sharing. Support throughout the day. Start with emotion. Focus on core benefit. Use learned recognition with a new interpretation. Be coherent. Design with passion and care for detail. Create desire at first glance. Device packaging policy revised. In 2011 we revised our device packaging policy, which is valid throughout Germany, and incorporated sustainability criteria. In line with the policy, packaging material will be reduced to a minimum and only environmentally friendly materials will be used. All materials used must be fully recyclable including any plastic materials. Paper and cardboard must comply with the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council ® and be bleached without the use of chlorine. Printing ink needs to be made from vegetable-based oils. Sustainable product development in the corporate customers segment. At the beginning of 2010, Telekom's corporate customer segment defined five new strategic core beliefs in order to meet its customers' increased demands for sustainable product development. These core beliefs were derived from business and society-related megatrends. Sustainability and corporate responsibility - a permanent fixture. One of the core beliefs is: Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility. With this core belief, T-Systems is contributing to implementation of the Telekom Group's CR strategy. The company supports its customers in reducing the use of natural resources while saving costs at the same time, e.g., by switching from paper-based mail to e-mail. T-Systems also applies this core belief to the healthcare sector to which it provides a number of innovative ICT solutions. Telekom expert circle 50+ customer forum.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Climate and environmentally friendly products & services Climate and environmentally friendly products & services. We are helping millions of consumers and business customers effectively lower their energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions with our growing offer of green products and innovative ICT solutions. Trend: Sustainable mobile online services. Whether you use them to do online banking, buy tickets online or check your electricity and heating costs on the go, there are many ways to use smartphones to consume intelligently and improve the sustainability of your lifestyle. People below the age of 30 are particularly attracted to these services, as shown in a survey conducted by the German market research company TNS Infratest and commissioned by Telekom in 2011: 48 percent of those surveyed welcomed the chance to buy tickets online and 44 percent said they would like to be able to use their smartphone to check their electricity and heating costs. 44 percent would also like to be able to access green product information using the product barcode. 2,000 households with Internet access were surveyed. Platform for Climate Compatible Consumption in Germany. Deutsche Telekom has been participating in the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) project since 2008. The project's online platform was revamped as a dialog platform for climate-friendly consumption and carbon footprinting methods during the reporting period in order to promote climate-friendly consumption beyond the idea of limiting consumption altogether. The Platform for Climate Compatible Consumption in Germany (PKKD) is available to companies and stakeholders from all industries both in Germany and internationally. It provides extensive information and advice on reducing emissions along the supply chain based on the experiences of participating companies. It also gives other companies and stakeholders the chance to communicate their own progress in this area. Activities to further develop the PKKD are scheduled to continue until 2013. Workshops and dialog forums on key topics such as using renewable energy in the production process and how they affect the PCF are offered as well on a regular basis. The aim is to encourage discussion throughout the society and make a contribution to pursuing climate-friendly consumption together in a coordinated manner. CR Report from the previous year Products and services generate CO2 emissions throughout their entire life cycle, from production and use to disposal. These emissions can be illustrated using the CO2 footprint (Product Carbon Footprint - PCF). Information about this can help our customers make more sustainable purchase decisions. PCF project: Creating CO2 calculation standards. Until now, there is no generally recognized method for calculating product-related CO2 footprints. That is why Deutsche Telekom has been participating with eight other companies in the Product Carbon Footprint project since 2008. The project was founded by the Thema 1 initiative and is being conducted in collaboration with Öko-Institut e.V., the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Telekom is also involved in other initiatives to develop industry-wide standards such as the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Initiative.
Product Carbon Footprint policy. In 2008 Deutsche Telekom began developing a method for PCF calculation based on international standards in cooperation with Öko-Institut e.V. The ISO 14040/44 life cycle standard, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) guidelines are being taken into account in this process. We initially calculated the CO2 footprint of our products Call & Surf Comfort (in 2010) and Entertain (in 2011) to test the method's effectiveness. The goal is to increase internal competence when it comes to comprehensively assessing the sustainability of our product portfolio. We are also developing internal standards for a method to expand our emissions reporting to include scope 3. Improving router carbon footprints. Telekom Deutschland and Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs ) are constantly working to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the network infrastructure's entire life cycle. This also includes realizing reduction potential in the customer's infrastructure. We are, for example, working on the development of a load adaptive operation mode in order to make operation of routers more energy efficient and reduce CO2 emissions. Feasibility tests are scheduled for completion in 2013 and will then be standardized. The load adaptive mode makes sure that full power is only available to routers when they are actually being used, thereby making them more energy efficient. This mode can be used by the customer on-site as well as in the Telekom network infrastructure. By developing this innovation, we are taking steps to fulfill our voluntary commitment to gradually reducing network infrastructure energy consumption which we made when we signed the European Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment. Low-energy Speedphones. The phones from our Speedphone series, which has been available at stores since 2012, help our customers reduce energy use. The phones communicate directly with a router without needing their own base station. In addition to improved voice quality, doing away with a base station, as is the case with the Speedphone 50, for example, reduces energy consumption by more than one third. This effect is somewhat reduced however due to the higher performance of models with a touchscreen or WLAN, such as the Speedphone 700. New download portals in Germany and Croatia. The PagePlace online kiosk has been providing a broad user group with a way to conveniently read digital books, magazines and newspapers on tablets, smartphones and computers since June 2011. With its Planet9 service, which was launched in July 2011, the Hungarian subsidiary T-HT Hrvatski Telekom has made it possible for its customers to buy e-books. The books can be downloaded on computers, e-readers and smartphones. Climate-friendly download portals. Telekom neutralized the carbon footprint of another download portal, PagePlace, in March 2011, thereby
increasing the amount of CO2 emissions compensated for by the end of the year to a total of 855 metric tons. According to calculations, Telekom's Load offers – Gamesload, Musicload, Softwareload, Videoload and PagePlace – will generate an estimated 592 metric tons of CO2 by the end of 2012. We offset these emissions by investing in the "Biomass energy in Brazil" project. CR Report from the previous year Telekom's download portals generate around 80 percent less CO2 emissions than retail stores. However, new CO2 emissions are also generated by providing these portals. By neutralizing the carbon footprint of our download portals step-by-step, we help our customers to opt for green consumption. We provide information on the topic at www.gruenerdownload.de. Online billing—environmentally friendly and convenient. More than 15 million customer bills from the Telekom in Germany are sent every month. For this reason, the number of electronically sent bills came to more than 50 percent for the first time. Alternatively, customers can also access their data on the online customer portal. Because online billing comes as a standard service for new accounts and new customers can only switch to paper invoices on request, the number of people using online billing is constantly growing. Online billing in Poland. The Polish subsidiary PTC has been offering online billing to consumers since 2007. The company is advertising online billing with free minutes and attractive prize draws. The number of users rose to several hundred thousand within just a few months. The number of online bills sent out exceeded the 10-million mark in November 2011. Customers can either download their bills themselves or receive them via e-mail. T-Mobile Netherlands and Slovak Telekom. Around 85 percent of the customers at T-Mobile Netherlands were using online billing at the end of December 2011. Online billing has been a standard service feature for fixed-line and mobile customers at Slovak Telekom since August 2011 and most customers activate it when they sign up for service. By the end of December 2011, some 30 percent of customers were using online billing. The company advertised the feature during the reporting period with a number of activities such as placing posters in stores. Slovak Telekom also keeps tabs on how many trees were saved by using online billing and then posts these figures online. As of December 2011, the calculated number of trees saved had already come to 5,956. Ad campaigns in Croatia, Greece and Montenegro. At the moment, few T-HT Hrvatski Telekom customers use online billing. The Croatian subsidiary is planning to offer their customers advantages such as discounts and service offers as of mid-2012 and expects the number of users to grow as a result. The Bulgarian company Globul, a subsidiary of the Cosmote group, has already taken this approach. Every new customer who opts for paper-free billing receives a discount of 2 percent off their monthly fee for the first six months. The paper-free billing procedure was first introduced in 2009. An average 34.4 percent of post-paid customers took advantage of this service in 2011. The Montenegrin subsidiary Crnogorski Telekom is also advertising online billing and plans to continue these activities in 2012. 13 percent of the company's customers were using online billing by the end of 2011. CR Report from the previous year
Switching to online billing saves a lot of paper as well as water, energy and other resources needed to produce paper. What's more, using online billing does away with the transportation involved in delivering paper bills, thereby considerably reducing CO2emissions. According to a study by Öko-Institut e.V., the Institute for Applied Ecology, paper bills are five times more harmful to the environment than online bills. Life cycle assessment of online billing compared to paper billing More than 4 million customers use the device rental service. Telekom Deutschland offers its customers a device rental service. Once the rental period ends, the devices are serviced professionally or recycled. This service was expanded in 2011 to include our current router and media receiver models and, in early 2012, our new Speedphones. More than 4 million customers had decided to use the rental service by the end of 2011. CR Report from the previous year Telekom Deutschland's device rental service, which was offered for the first time in 2009, helps reduce electronic waste. Customers can lease devices such as DSL routers and media receivers for the time period of their choice with no minimum term of contract. Customers return the devices once the rental period is over. Necessary repairs are made and some of the devices can then be reused as replacement devices. Thanks to the device service package, customers no longer throw away their devices at home or just keep them laying around in the basement for years. Instead, those devices are reused immediately or properly disposed of. This makes valuable raw materials available to the raw materials market. De-Mail helps to save up to 50,000 metric tons of CO2 each year. A study conducted in 2010 and 2012 shows that Deutsche Telekom's electronic De-Mail service can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50,000 metric tons each year compared to traditional postal mail services. We have been testing De-Mail since October 2009 at T-City Friedrichshafen. The Germany-wide launch began at CeBIT in March 2012. Since this date, operation of the technical platform for De-Mail has been carbon-neutral, which means it is not generating any additional CO2 emissions. Electronic communication between private individuals, companies and government agencies is increasingly rapidly. That means increased risk when it comes to data privacy. Telekom's De-Mail-system for encrypting electronic data provides the highest level of security and confidentiality for e-mail correspondence. With the corresponding law passed at the end of February 2011, De-Mail became legally valid and was given the same legal status as postal deliveries. That means that not only does Telekom's service help customers save considerably when it comes to time and costs, it also provides them with an environmentally friendly alternative to paper-based mail. VideoMeet: Video conferencing without investment. Video conferencing can replace business trips and therefore has the potential to reduce a considerable amount of CO2 emissions. Telekom presented the first cross-platform video conferencing solution with its VideoMeet product in November 2011. The solution allows participants to dial in using various services and devices. The
online service bridges the gap between cost-intensive corporate applications and mass market services and can also be used with any video-compatible devices such as smartphones without the user having to download additional software. Users can also dial into conferences using their cell phone or fixed-line phone. The service, which was developed in collaboration with the California-based startup, Blue Jeans Network, complies with high security standards. It will initially be sold in Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom and then throughout Europe. We have been compensating for the CO2 emissions generated by using Telekom's traditional video conferencing solutions since 2009. In this way, we compensated for 970 metric tons of CO2 from January 1 to December 31, 2010. CR Report from the previous year According to a study conducted by IDC, a leading provider of market data for the ICT industry, video conferences already replace one business trip out of ten. The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) estimates that the emission of an additional 28 million metric tons of CO2 could be avoided if every fourth business meeting was done via video conferencing. Green conferencing systems. For several years, Telekom has enabled its customers to reduce CO2 emissions and costs by using telephone, web and video conferencing technology. All web conferences are easy to book and manage online via the Conference portal. Our customers can use an online efficiency calculator to calculate their CO2 reduction potential. Progress in TelePresence rollout. In 2011 we continued to roll out our TelePresence video conferencing system, which we launched in 2010. With 20 new systems, the service is now available at over 75 locations in Germany, at around a third of which the service can be booked in public spaces such as at hotels and conference centers. We introduced an online booking system for the service during the reporting period. We were not able to achieve our goal of providing the video conferencing system at over 1,000 locations worldwide by the end of 2011. The delay was partly caused by technical problems that should be remedied by mid-2012. International collaboration agreements will have to be signed with other network providers. CR Report from the previous year We launched the sale of the new TelePresence service in Germany in September 2010. The service offers top video and audio quality and creates a personal meeting atmosphere despite the distance between the participants. By providing the service, Telekom gives customers one more reason to cut back on business trips and thereby reduce CO2 emissions. Cloud computing. is based on the principle of outsourcing IT applications and infrastructure to a virtual cloud. Cloud computing Software and data are no longer processed on the office computer but in an external infrastructure such as the T-Systems data centers. Deutsche Telekom's corporate customers arm offers its customers software and computing services online and on demand, for example with DeutschlandLAN. DeutschlandLAN won first place in the category of virtual PABXs in a vote by readers of the specialist magazine "connect" in 2011.
for consumers as of 2011. Cloud computing Telekom in Germany has been giving consumers access to cloud computing since September 2011 by bundling different services such as e-mail, music download, video on demand and storage under Telekom Cloud, which is managed centrally on the company's servers. The launch was accompanied by an information and promotional campaign. Central data processing uses much less energy than processing data on customers' home computers. The TelekomCloud media center once again received the TÜV Certified Online Service seal in July 2011. Data privacy and security are at the heart of the certification process. The media center has received the certification, which must be renewed each year, for two years in a row. The Telekom Cloud was also named test champion among the various cloud systems in the 2/2012 issue of Computerbild (German computer magazine). T-HT Hrvatski Telekom as a cloud computing pioneer. In late June 2011 T-HT Hrvatski Telekom became the first provider in Croatia to offer a version of cloud computing that was unique in Europe at that time. Customers can use the tCloud Computer product to access all of their services and applications from any device, from anywhere and via any network. The service was developed primarily for business customers who now no longer need to buy their own hardware such as storage media or workstations, enabling them to save on costs and resources. In 2010, T-HT Hrvatski Telekom acquired Combis, the leading provider of systems integration in Croatia, and converted the workplaces of more than 10,000 customers throughout the country to cloud computing. That makes T-HT Hrvatski Telekom the largest provider of these types of services in Croatia and the surrounding region. Cloud computing gives customers the advantage of higher computer capacity and data security at lower operating costs and over a longer device life cycle. Data centers of the future: Efficient and environmentally friendly. Bundling computer services at central data centers for cloud computing places high demands on T-Systems' infrastructure. The data center of the future needs to be energy-efficient, secure and fast as well as cost-efficient in every way. T-Systems and Intel have been jointly researching the energy savings potential of data centers in the DataCenter 2020 project since 2009. Innovative technologies are being used at a test center in Munich to reduce the energy consumption of servers, for example. DataCenter 2020 also provides important information on how to manage high-performing computers so that they produce less CO2. Managed Document Services. With Managed Document Services, T-Systems customers can reduce their consumption of paper and energy by transferring all or part of their processes into a digital workflow. All documents are not only fed into the customer's digital workflow but also saved to a tamper-proof archive. In Germany, companies run more than 800,000 metric tons of paper through their printers each year, and the number is growing. But with sustainable business on the agenda, we should notice a downward trend with regard to paper consumption. With its Managed Document Services, T-Systems handles the entire document process from digitalizing and archiving documents to sending them on as an e-mail, letter or webpage. All documents are also archived in compliance with regulatory requirements. For this, Managed Document Services use a certified electronic signature and meet statutory requirements, including the German Federal Ministry of Finance's Grundsätze zum Datenzugriff und zur Prüfbarkeit digitaler Unterlagen (Principles of data access and auditing of digital documents,
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Barrier-free products & services Barrier-free products & services. State-of-the-art communications media has become crucial to our everyday lives. To make it easier for people with age-related or physical limitations to use new media, we are developing products and services that meet their needs and continuously work to improve user friendliness. In addition, the Telekom Group offers subsidized rates that enable low-income customers and disabled people to make phone calls and surf the Internet at reasonable prices. In accordance with our CR Strategy, the initiative enables as many people as possible to take part in the information society and to take advantage of the benefits that come with it. Products and services for the elderly. We are constantly expanding our range of products for the elderly. In August 2011, we launched the new Sinus A205 Comfort product on the German market, a cordless, user-friendly family phone with large, illuminated keys and an easy-to-read display. It is compatible with hearing aids and announces incoming calls both visually as well as by vibrating. The device and its power supply unit are both very energy-efficient. T-Mobile Austria launched a new Emporia cell phone for seniors with a personalized emergency call function in May 2011 in collaboration with the Samaritans. When the user pushes a button, their call is directly transferred to the Samaritan's operations center where information about the special needs and personal circumstances of the person making the call are on file. This makes it possible to provide exactly the right kind of help needed, fast. In cooperation with the Prague center for Health Care and Social Services and the company, Teltech Servis, T-Mobile Czech Republic developed a new system for providing care to the elderly and introduced it in February 2011. The system supports logistics processes for providers of home care services such as grocery shopping, doing laundry and similar. People in need of assistance can use the system to quickly and flexibly order these services. Requests are immediately transferred to the care provider so that they can schedule their service plan. Recommendation for Sorglos-Paket Plus (no-worries package). The German association of organizations for the elderly, Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Senioren-Organisationen (BAGSO), which represents over 13 million people in Germany, recommended the Sorglos-Paket Plus package as part of the Call & Surf Comfort rate plan. In addition to reviewing the product and information material on the rate plan and services, the organization also tested the consulting service in Telekom Shops and the installation service as part of the Sorglos-Paket Plus package. The offer was ranked no less than "good" in all areas. In addition to the transparent pricing structure, the organization especially praised the expertise of the shop employees and the service technicians installing the product. Enhancing e-health solutions. In a survey of 1,000 German-speaking citizens over the age of 45, which was published by Telekom and the F.A.Z.-Institut in October 2011, 80 percent of those surveyed stated that they would like to continue living in their own home even if they had a physical disability. In view of increased life expectation and lifestyle diseases, a growing number of people are taking advantage of mobile e-health solutions that enable them to keep living at
home. Telekom consistently works to advance its solutions for this important growth market. A current hot topic is applications for mobile health-monitoring devices and plans for making the measurement devices compatible with additional operating systems. Products and services for the hearing impaired. Our hotline for deaf and hearing impaired customers in Germany, which we launched in 2003, is becoming increasingly popular. Questions for the qualified employees can be sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The colleagues will answer the questions directly or inform you of how they can be contacted via video call or webcam. Up to 50 people currently make contact every day to ask about special rates for the deaf or about special media receivers for programs with subtitles. The hotline in Bremen is run by two deaf Telekom employees. They are available at the Telekom Shop in the Bremen Weserpark center every two weeks as well. Consulting services for the hearing impaired at Slovak Telekom Shops. Slovak Telekom is the only company in Slovakia to offer employee training in sign language. The company trained another 60 employees in April 2011, which brings the total number of employees having attended the four-day training to more than 220. Employees also have access to an electronic manual at the stores on how to use sign language. 62 of Slovak Telekom's customer centers are currently able to serve people with hearing impairments. With their song and video clip "Sound Vacuum," which were released in September 2011, the popular Slovakian band Desmond connected the hearing impaired with the rest of the world. Sound Vacuum makes it powerfully clear what it means to live in a world without sound. Slovak Telekom helped produce the song and the video, in which the singer uses sign language to trigger public discussion about hearing impairment. Subsidized rates for various target groups. We offer subsidized rates in Germany as well as at numerous international subsidiaries for two target groups: people with low income and people with disabilities. There is a long history of subsidized rates for eligible consumers with a fixed line connection at Telekom Deutschland. Cosmote Greece introduced discounted rates for the unemployed and for pensioners in 2011 and the Montenegrin subsidiary Crnogorski Telekom did the same for people with disabilities. The Macedonian subsidiary Makedonski Telekom introduced a special rate for the hearing impaired in November 2011. CR Report from the previous year Update on the 2010/2011 CR program.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Customer communication Customer communication. The Internet has become one of the most important sources of information for consumers. More and more consumers are exchanging information on products in blogs, forums and other networks. One of the topics that is becoming increasingly important to consumers is the sustainability of a product. In order to meet the growing demand for information and to promote the idea of sustainability among the general public, we launched the "Big changes start small" sustainability initiative in the fall of 2009 in Germany. The initiative is scheduled to run over several years. A number of international subsidiaries also launched communication campaigns during the year to promote the idea of sustainability. Award for the sustainability initiative in Germany. On October 13, 2011, the German association for communication agencies "Gesamtverband Kommunikationsagenturen GWA" presented the "Big changes start small" sustainability initiative with the bronze EFFIE Award, praising it for being an especially effective and efficient campaign. Within the scope of the initiative, which was launched in September 2009, we want to promote the idea of sustainability together with our 43 million customers in Germany. We hope to raise awareness of what it means to consume responsibly and to inspire people to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Focal points of the 2011 sustainability initiative. Before launching the campaign, we selected 16 focal points and conducted market research to test how important they were to our customers. In the first half of 2011, the campaign focused on the topics "Green electricity," "Child protection" and "Promoting education". The aim of the "Sharing photos online to save paper" initiative is to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of cloud computing. Between October and December 2011, we conducted an extensive Cell phone recycling initiative. We promoted the initiative by launching extensive ad campaigns in daily newspapers, on the radio and in online media and we posted the latest news on our campaign website www.telekom.com/nachhaltig-handeln. As part of the sustainability initiative, we launched the "Internet— it's not a question of age" competition at the beginning of February 2012 on the topic of media skills for seniors at www.telekom.com/nachhaltig-handeln. The winners will be announced in May 2012. The competition is supported by our partners BAGSO and klicksafe. CR Report from the previous year New offers at www.telekom.com/nachhaltig-handeln.
The updated website on the sustainability initiative went online in May 2011. Users can use different interactive features and Facebook. People who visited the campaign website in May 2011 had the chance to leave comments on the featured topics and to post them together with a picture. These comments have become a permanent feature on the website. Between June and December 2011, the Facebook app "Baumfreunde" (Friends of the trees) was available at www.telekom.com/nachhaltig-handeln. Users could upload a photo showing themselves hugging a tree. For each uploaded photo, Telekom planted a young beech tree within the scope of the "Living beech forests" project in the Bonn city park. The project was a collaboration between the city of Bonn and the German environmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe. Users could download an address label to participate in the Cell phone recycling initiative via a Facebook app or the initiative's website. The proceeds went to the BILD hilft e.V. initiative Ein Herz für Kinder. Participants could use the label to send their cell phones to Telekom free of charge. During the initiative, which lasted from October to December 2011, participants also had the chance to send a heart icon with a personal message to family and friends. The central hub of the Telekom sustainability initiative launched in 2009 is the campaign website telekom.com/nachhaltig-handeln. The website features many options for customers to consume more responsibly by using Telekom's ICT products and services. For example, the website explains how to reduce the use of plastic by downloading music online instead of buying a CD. We are calling on people to get involved through various initiatives. Customer messages on sustainability. Within the scope of our sustainability campaign, we contacted our customers four times in 2011, either online or via mail. In May, we called upon 50,000 customers to become sustainability messengers for Telekom and to post a comment on our campaign website. Participants were eligible for our sweepstakes in which they could win a Dutch-style roadster bicycle. In June and July we sent out more than two million e-mails on "Energy efficiency and sustainable services at Telekom." In October, we informed 1 million customers about our involvement in the BILD hilft e.V. "Ein Herz für Kinder" initiative. At the end of October, we mailed flyers to 22.7 million households, asking them to participate in our cell phone recycling initiative. The flyers also served as an envelope that allowed people to send in their old cell phones to Telekom free of charge. In November, Telekom provided an additional 150,000 envelopes to its customers in their mail. The response to the cell phone recycling initiative was particularly positive. In 2011, we were able to collect a total of 762,000 old cell phones. Making the world a better place with Cosmote Greece. Cosmote Greece launched a campaign in September 2011 under the motto, "What would you do to make the ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
world a better place?" The company asked users to submit their ideas and requests on Facebook and via a blog which was specifically set up for the campaign. The company will evaluate all of the ideas and suggestions and some of them will be implemented with the active involvement of the initiator and other campaign participants with similar ideas. Implementation of three initiatives is scheduled for 2012. Even more ideas will be implemented in the future. Because many users wanted to help children in need, Cosmote Greece decided to address this request first in 2011. Together with customers, the company organized games events for children at which for every point scored the amount donated towards the orphanage was increased. Following this, Cosmote Greece also donated a year of free healthcare and heating as well as a new playground to the orphanage. Hungarian "hello holnap!" sustainability campaign. The Hungarian subsidiary Magyar Telekom continued its "hello holnap!" sustainability campaign in 2011. In the spirit of the drive, the Magyar Telekom teamed up with leading media representatives to found the Sustainability Media Club as a way to raise awareness of sustainable practices and encourage people to take a more sustainable approach. NGOs who have their own sustainability projects can apply for grants for their projects at the Club every three months. Members of the Sustainability Media Club decide on the winners and Magyar Telekom will then finance the implementation of these projects. The Sustainability Media Club also launched a prize worth HUF 1 million (EUR 3,436) for sustainable media reporting in 2011. The Club plans to award the prize annually. Magyar Telekom is providing the prize money. The award was presented for the first time on Magyar Telekom's fourth Sustainability Day on September 24, 2011. Magyar Telekom has also been participating in Earth Hour, which takes place in late March, since 2008 by turning off the lighting and spotlights at its stores and branch offices for one hour. The company also held its own event to celebrate Earth Hour in 2011. It offered a 50 percent discount that day on environmentally friendly products and organized an event with concerts and other entertainment at Millenáris Park in Budapest. CR Report from the previous year On December 27, 2010, Magyar Telekom launched an extensive media campaign in Hungary as part of the "hello holnap!" drive. Practical examples were broadcast on the radio, TV and online to demonstrate how each individual can help protect the environment and create a sustainable future. The Hungarian subsidiary received support from celebrities who presented their resolutions for more environmental and sustainable behavior in the new year. The campaign website www.helloholnap.hu explains how Magyar Telekom can help each individual. It also contains information of the company's sustainability performance. Press conference about environmental efforts at PTC. The Polish subsidiary PTC organized a press conference on September 15, 2011, focusing on its environmental efforts. 25 media representatives from TV and radio stations, newspapers and online portals attended the conference. Many of PTC's environmental activities were then published by various media sources. Anti-discrimination campaign in Poland.
PTC teamed up with the Polish government to conduct an anti-discrimination campaign in November and , MMS and December 2011. The Polish subsidiary provided different communication channels such as SMS video MMS as well as its own website that people affected by discrimination can use to submit a report to the government's anti-discrimination office. The campaign focused on the government website www.siecrownosci.gov.pl, which contains a variety of information on the topic, and also provided specific tips on what to do if you witness an act of discrimination. Globul presents first sustainability brochure. Following the Group-wide sustainability campaign that was conducted in October 2010, the Bulgarian subsidiary Globul developed a sustainability brochure in July 2011 addressing the campaign's key topics. The brochure addresses cell phone recycling, the environmental benefits of downloading music and questions regarding online safety. The company printed 5,000 brochures on 100% recycled paper and placed them at its 169 stores and three administration buildings. The company also handed out 2,000 brochures at a children's festival along with a picture to color in. In October 2010 the Bulgarian subsidiary Globul launched a campaign to promote the use of e-services, such as online contracts and online billing, and worked to raise awareness of online safety and environmental protection issues. Under the motto "Big changes begin with small steps" the company used the sustainability campaign's website to raise public awareness of topics such as cell phone recycling, battery recycling, music downloads and teleconferences. feelGreen.de combines sustainability with fun. People who would like to combine sustainability with fun should go to Telekom's online portal feelGreen.de, which was launched in September 2011. The portal provides information and ideas on the environment and social and health-related issues. The topics include health, fashion, energy, the environment and travel. Life style initiative focuses on how to balance work and life. Based on the motto "Take charge of your life," we launched a campaign on balancing work and life in June 2011 in Germany in order to make employees and the general public aware of this topic. We ran TV commercials and print ads to show how Telekom helps their employees pursue their goals with offers such as dual career planning, parental leave, flexible working hours and mobile work options. Safe driving campaign at Cosmote. In 2011 the Greek company Cosmote and its subsidiaries in Romania and Bulgaria continued their safe driving campaign launched in Bulgaria in 2007, which helps raise awareness of dangerous behavior such as using your cell phone while driving. Customer communication via social media. We want to provide Telekom customers and stakeholders with different ways of getting in touch with us. In
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Phone & cell phone recycling Phone & cell phone recycling. Deutsche Telekom is involved in the reuse and recycling of old cell phones. Together with its customers, the company makes an important contribution to conserving natural resources and protecting the climate and the environment with these activities. Deutsche Telekom considers reusing used, functional cell phones to be a key component of sustainability, because the extended lifetime of the cell phones means their carbon footprint improves significantly. Cell Phone Recycling CR KPI. We have been monitoring the Cell Phone Recycling CR KPI since 2010 in order to emphasize the importance of cell phone recycling. This KPI compares the collected cell phones, measured in units and the equivalent in kilograms, with the number of customers at a Group company. Information on the development of CR KPIs can be found under Strategy & management. According to the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive, it is mandatory for manufacturers of new electrical and electronic devices in Europe to take back old devices at no charge and dispose of them properly. Deutsche Telekom is involved in this process beyond the scope of legal requirements with targeted initiatives for collecting old devices. In order to meet our legal obligations to inform consumers of how to properly dispose of electronic products, we include an informative flyer with each new device. Data privacy poses a particular challenge when collecting cell phones. Telekom's Data Privacy and Data Security department is involved in the collection system to guarantee data privacy and keep customer data from being abused. Approximately 762,000 cell phones collected in Germany. In 2011, we were able to collect a total of around 762,000 cell phones within the scope of a number of initiatives. The proceeds went to the following charitable organizations: BILD hilft e.V. "Ein Herz für Kinder" Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. and German Doctors e.V. In April 2010, we set ourselves the goal, within the scope of the Changemaker Manifest by Utopia, to collect around 1 million old cell phones within one to two years in Germany for recycling. We achieved this goal at the end of 2011. Cell phone collection initiatives for "Ein Herz für Kinder." As part of an extensive cell phone collection initiative, which was conducted by BILD hilft e.V. "Ein Herz für Kinder" between October and December 2011, we were able to collect an additional 500,000 old cell phones compared with the previous year. ■ ■ ■
We kicked off Germany's largest cell phone collection campaign ever in the German TV show "Wetten, dass...?" at the beginning of October 2011. In the show, we bet that we would be able to collect 500,000 or more old cell phones within only ten weeks. At the "Ein Herz für Kinder" gala show in December, host Thomas Gottschalk congratulated us for winning the bet. We managed to collect a total of 585,758 old devices within 10 weeks. Deutsche Telekom donated EUR 2 for each collected cell phone to the "Ein Herz für Kinder" charity. 140 sales and service employees took part in the charity event where they took phone calls from people who wanted to donate their old cell phones. Within the scope of an extensive campaign that took place between October 18 and 25, 2011, we mailed envelopes that could be used to send in old cell phones to Telekom free of charge to a total of 22.7 million households. Additionally, we provided address labels at www.telekom.com/nachhaltig-handeln for download so that users could send back their old cell phones free of charge. On November 15, 2011, the Telekom Truck collected old cell phones at the German national soccer team's game against the Netherlands. In addition to the cell phone recycling initiative, we launched more campaigns during the year. The proceeds were also included in the sum donated. At the gala event, which was broadcast on ZDF, René Obermann was able to donate a total amount of EUR 1.5 million. Deutsche Telekom also collects old fixed-line phones and recycles them. CR Report from the previous year Around two-thirds of all German residents have a total of 83 million old or unused cell phones in their homes, a 15 percent increase compared with 2010. This figure is based on a study that was carried out by the German industry association Bitkom in December 2011. These old cell phones could be used in other areas. They also contain valuable raw materials, including metals such as gold, silver and copper that could be recycled. Metals and ores are often extracted under conditions that are problematic for people and the environment. Because of this, it is very important to collect, reuse and recycle old communications devices. Some of the cell phones returned by customers can be reused after making a few repairs and deleting all personal data. People in Asia or Africa, for example, are then able to purchase fully functioning cell phones at lower prices. Defective devices and cell phones that require extensive repairs or data deletion are recycled. Supporting non-profit organizations. Deutsche Telekom's cell phone recycling project not only protects the environment but also promotes non-profit organizations. The proceeds that Deutsche Telekom generates went to different organizations including BILD hilft e.V. "Ein Herz für Kinder," Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) and German Doctors. The charity organization, Bild hilft e.V. "Ein Herz für Kinder", has been raising money since 1978 and supporting children and institutions, both on a national and international level. The organization provides fast, non-bureaucratic support when children need help. In collaboration with renowned hospitals, the non-profit organization makes sure that children that cope with serious illness and cannot be treated adequately in their home countries receive access to vital surgical and therapeutic care in Germany. The charitable organization also provides emergency aid in war zones and after natural disasters. "Ein Herz für Kinder" focus their efforts mainly on Germany. The charity organization, which is run by the German daily BILD, promotes soup kitchens, children's hospitals and day care centers as well as sports and educational projects. Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) uses the donations to help important nature conservation projects such as maintaining natural river landscapes and forests as well as funding environmental education projects. 774 environmental and nature conservation projects were financed last year by donations from Telekom Deutschland. The majority of these projects were conducted in collaboration with groups collecting old cell phones at schools ■ ■ ■
and local environmental and nature conservation groups. Registered cell-phone collecting groups receive a donation for every cell phone they send in for their own projects, which include initiatives to redesign school buildings or campuses to make them more environmentally friendly or to conduct environmental education activities. In 2011, the new Internet portal www.handysfuerdieumwelt.de was launched by DUH in collaboration with Telekom Deutschland. The voluntary aid organization German Doctors works to improve the healthcare situation and living conditions of people in developing countries. With donations from cell phone collection activities, we are able to support mobile outpatient facilities in Mindanao (Philippines), which provide basic care to locals. Cell phone recycling in Croatia: 11,300 old cell phones handed in. Even though T-HT Hrvatski Telekom did not specifically advertise for people to recycle their cell phones, the number of people who gave their old cell phones to the company increased. A total of 11,300 devices were handed into the company in 2011. That means that a total of 111,300 devices have been collected since the recycling activities were initiated in 2005. CR Report from the previous year Campaign week for cell phone returns at T-Mobile Netherlands. T-Mobile Netherlands collected a total of 1,800 old cell phones during a campaign week from March 25 through April 1, 2011, under its "GSM return plan" program, which the company launched in 2010. The campaign week was conducted in collaboration with a local radio station's donation campaign. As usual, donations went to the War Child aid organization, which was able to help 3,000 children with the donations collected during the campaign week. The GSM return plan program collected 87,870 cell phones by late 2011. (available only in Dutch) CR Report from the previous year T-Mobile Netherlands initiated the nationwide cell phone recycling program, the "GSM return plan," together with TNT Post on January 5, 2010. By the end of 2010, the cooperation partners were hoping to collect 100,000 devices.. However, this goal was too ambitious. The partners were able to recycle some 40,000 devices in the first year. Profits generated from recycling the phones are donated to the War Child initiative and the World Food Program. Two other companies from the ICT industry have been participating in the "GSM return plan" since late 2010. Together, they intend to promote the important topic of cell phone recycling in the Netherlands. T-Mobile Czech Republic informs customers regularly about cell phone recycling. T-Mobile Czech Republic has been including information on the importance of cell phone recycling as well as information on online billing in all bills sent to its customer since 2010. T-Mobile Czech Republic collected almost 8,000 used cell phones in 2011. CR Report from the previous year Recycling bins and concepts in the U.S.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Consumer protection Consumer protection. Information and communications technology (ICT) gives consumers a variety of advantages but bears risks as well - from securing personal information to transparent pricing and protecting children from inappropriate content. Protecting its customers is a key element in Telekom's social responsibility involvement. We want to provide our customers with a secure, reliable user environment and comply with high standards to make this happen. In our efforts to do so we have been able to successfully market new—and sensitive—services such as mobile payment. We especially want to contribute to the safe use of digital media by children and young people. To do this, we help them develop their own media skills and offer parents effective tools, such as special child protection software in Germany, to guarantee age-appropriate use of the Internet for their children. Online safety initiative at OTE and Cosmote. The Greek subsidiary OTE launched an information campaign in 2011 to raise awareness of online safety among consumers and employees all over the country. The campaign, with which OTE is hoping to become the country's leader in online safety, will be continued in 2012. The company is offering consultation on the topics of online safety as well as educational events for students, parents, teachers and the public OTE is cooperating in the campaign with the University of Athens' Adolescent Health Unit, Second Department of Pediatrics, at Pedon P. & A. Kiriakou Hospital. OTE hosted nationwide information events at locations such as the OTE Museum of Telecommunications in Athens in 2011. More than 750 students and 100 adults participated. For the second year running, the employees at OTE and their families were trained on the topics of online safety at information events in 2011. OTE also participated in numerous initiatives: The company supported the EU program for Internet safety, www.saferinternet.gr and provided the infrastructure and technical support needed to operate a free helpline for minors addicted to the Internet at the Adolescent Health Unit Furthermore, OTE is a member of the non-profit organization Safenet. This promotes a regulation procedure for the safe use of the Internet and the protection of children against inappropriate content. Safenet supported a nationwide awareness campaign that was launched in July 2011 by the Ministry of Citizen Protection and Internet Crime. With the Online Security software package that has been offered by the company since 2009, OTE has developed an effective tool for the integrated protection of e-mail programs and computers. The software combines firewalls with anti-virus, anti-spam and parental controls. OTE also offers advice on safety topics on its customer service site. OTE provides parents with practical tips on how to use the Internet safely in a brochure that comes with the product. Between 2006 and early 2012, more than 150,000 brochures were distributed. Services and campaigns at the Cosmote group. The Cosmote group and its subsidiaries Cosmote Greece, Cosmote Romania, Globul in Bulgaria and AMC in Albania focused their mobile communications safety activities on three areas: Participating in European initiatives on self-control and voluntary commitment. In this way, support is given to all mobile communication subsidiaries in the EU for example the European Framework for Safer Mobile use by ■
Younger Teenagers and Childrenby the signing of the European memorandum on online safety Collaborating with the national Safer Internet Centers and the pan-European Insafe center (all subsidiaries except for AMC). Development of services which support the parental control of Internet usage (all subsidiaries) Cosmote Romania conducted an information campaign on online safety at its stores and online in March 2011. Globul became an official partner of the first Bulgarian online safety hotline, which was initiated by the national Safer Internet Center and a parent initiative in April. The hotline was set up for children, parents and teachers. Globul gives callers a discount price of 7 cents per call, regardless of the duration of the call. Child safety product package at Slovak Telekom. In response to the results of a study published by the organization eSlovensko in 2009, Slovak Telekom launched a new range of child safety products in 2011. The study showed that 27 percent of parents in Slovakia did not care what their kids were doing online. 64 percent of the children said that their family did not have any rules for using the Internet. Based on the study, Slovak Telekom became the first Slovakian telephone company in March 2011 to offer a prepaid SIM card, giving parents control over how their children use smartphones. Parents can use the card to block all inappropriate content and services on the Slovak Telekom portal and the websites of partner platforms. In August 2011, Slovak Telekom launched child safety software for online access via fixed-line connections and mobile broadband connections. In October the company integrated additional applications into prepaid cards, such as a text message notification to parents when their child's credit drops below 50 cents. Mobile payment without subscription or cost traps. To protect our customers and increase customer trust in mobile payment, the four German mobile network providers established the Value-Added services Competence Center in August 2011. The purpose of the center is to guarantee high standards when it comes to the security and transparency of digital mobile value-added services. A new quality standard for the online billing of paid subscription services such as ring tones, games and sweepstakes was introduced in January 2012. As of mid-2012, customers will also be able to check speed dial numbers and get information on the relevant provider at http://www.mehrwertdienstekompetenz.de/20.html. This will give them more transparency regarding the services they use. We are currently working on other measures for mobile use of the Internet. Again and again customers unintentionally sign up for subscriptions online that are then invoiced in their cell phone bill. Providers do not always list prices and subsequent costs with enough clarity. That is why the Value-Added Services Competence Center focuses primarily on developing and establishing standardized payment templates. It requires all providers of web-based services to provide important information such as prices, possible subscription durations and cancellation periods. Users must twice confirm that they have read this information. The participating companies have been praised by politicians and consumer protection authorities alike for their collaboration, which is being fully rolled out in the first half of 2011. Phone and Internet use throughout the EU for a flat rate. Mobile surfing abroad often leads to unexpectedly high costs for customers. That is why we introduced a ■ ■
completely new data roaming model, Travel&Surf, on July 1, 2011, at almost all European subsidiaries. It provides standardized, reasonable rates throughout the EU for mobile phone and Internet services beyond country borders and can be conveniently booked via text message or online. As soon as they enter their country of destination, customers are sent a text message informing them of the offer and inviting them to book it. This information also pops up on the landing page when they open their browser. Customers can then keep track of the costs they accrue either online or via text message. CR Report from the previous year Customer-friendly data privacy standards. In 2011 Deutsche Telekom also actively participated in the Mobile Privacy Initiative (MPI) to develop customer-friendly data privacy standards. The first guidelines for developing mobile applications were scheduled to be introduced in the spring after the Privacy Principles were published in January 2011. This deadline was postponed to February 2012, however, due to differing interests among the participating companies. The new guidelines cover all important data privacy topics and make sure that data privacy criteria are taken into account even during the app development process. The guidelines improve transparency, offer users more options and guarantee precise control over the personal information that is accessed by the app they are using. Just like the other European mobile communications providers, Telekom is implementing these guidelines in Europe step-by-step. Compliance with the regulations is checked during the product release procedure. Other topics are currently in the planning phase. Telekom will actively participate in these as well. CR Report from the previous year The Mobile Privacy Initiative (MPI), which was officially founded in January 2011, was initiated by the world's largest mobile communications association with a membership of over 800 mobile communications providers, the GSM Association (GSMA). The purpose of MPI is to develop customer-friendly data privacy standards for Internet-enabled and multifunctional cell phones, otherwise known as smartphones. The value chain in the mobile communication sector is comprised of different providers, often located across the globe, specializing in end-devices, operating systems, telecommunications services, software programs (apps) and online services. The aim is to establish customer-friendly standards to be incorporated into products by product developers right from the start. Examples of voluntary commitments and codes of conduct on consumer protection.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Protecting minors Protecting minors. The Internet has become part of everyday life for children and young people. According to a study that was conducted by Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverband Südwest (media education association in southwest Germany, MPFS) in 2010, minors spend an average of 140 minutes online every day. Teenagers tend to be a little bit too carefree when they are online. One of our highest priorities is to show children and teenagers how to use new media responsibly and to be safe online. Deutsche Telekom's approach is based on three pillars: Providing attractive and age-appropriate content: With our age-appropriate websites and content, such as the fragFINN.de search engine, and with our Kidsportal, which was launched in 2004, we are offering exciting and attractive content to children and teenagers. Promoting media skills: We are promoting competent and self-confident usage of the Internet and mobile communications devices. This is the only way for children and young people to learn how to recognize risks and stay within boundaries. Telekom is working with different groups and initiatives in this area as well. Offering customizable protection tools: One essential element is offering appropriate protection measures. With our child-protection software, which was officially approved by the German Commission for the Protection of Minors from Unsuitable Media Content (KJM) in February 2012, Telekom Deutschland has been offering a reliable solution since 2003. During the reporting period, we made significant technical changes to the software to make it even more reliable. The software is now able to read the age rating details supplied on websites. Industry-wide protection of minors initiative. Telekom developed the Principles for the Safer Use of Connected Devices and Online Services by Children and Young People in the EU in collaboration with 25 European Internet companies. The principles were developed by the ICT Coalition for a Safer Internet for Children and Young People, whose members include telcos, device manufacturers and online service providers. The members voluntarily commit themselves to adhere to the principles. This was the first time that such an extensive coalition of companies that are active at all levels of the Internet industry agreed to jointly make a long-term commitment to improving the protection of minors. By the end of this year, Telekom will decide on a number of concrete measures in six different areas to support the companies' commitment. These should include: Providing safe content Providing services to support parental control Taking measures to promote safer Internet use Fighting the depiction of child abuse Protecting user privacy Providing training and education Principles for the Safer Use of Connected Devices and Online Services by Children and Young People in the EU ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
Extensive initiatives to protect minors in Germany. Close cooperation of all parties involved is crucial to pushing forward the protection of minors. That is why Telekom relies on collaborations with partners from the worlds of business, politics and society. Dialog with federal and state governments in Germany. Since 2009, we have been participating in the multi-stakeholder dialog between the federal and state administrations to enhance youth protection in Germany. The aim is to establish uniform standards and guidelines and to initiate measures to communicate the topic and raise awareness. Deutsche Telekom helped develop the FSM self-classification tool in 2011. CR Report from the previous year fragFINN protected Internet space. Telekom continued to sponsor the fragFINN.de protected Internet space in 2011. The service allows children to explore the Net safely without encountering inappropriate content. The search engine has been available since 2007 as the business sector's contribution to the German federal government's Ein Netz für Kinder (One Network for Children) initiative. In November 2009, Deutsche Telekom founded the association fragFINN e.V. in collaboration with other ICT companies in order to enable the age-appropriate search engine to offer its services over the long term. TV-Spot: Child-appropriate Internet (only available in German) CR Report form the previous year Media protection for minors integrated into product development process. Protecting children and young people from damaging influences presented by the media is an important aspect of product development at Deutsche Telekom. The design principles, which are mandatory throughout the Group, have been in effect since 2009. These are based on the "Be responsible" principle and specify that criteria for protecting minors have to be taken into consideration even as early as in the product development phase. Standards and ratings established by self-regulation institutions such as the Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft (FSK, the voluntary self-monitoring association of the movie industry) or Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK, Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body) are of particular importance. These give guidance to children, young people and adults. That is why Deutsche Telekom makes sure that all of its distribution channels and Internet-pages comply with the age recommendations published by the self-monitoring institutions. We are currently looking at categorizing the content of our websites according to the new classification standard of the Freiwilligen Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter (FSM), the German association for the voluntary self-monitoring of multimedia service providers. Online safety with child protection software. In February 2012 Telekom's child protection software became one of the first two initiatives for the protection of
minors in Germany to be recognized by the Commission for the Protection of Minors from Unsuitable Media Content (KJM), almost nine years after the Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Human Dignity and the Protection of Minors in Broadcasting and in Telemedia went into effect. The recognized version of the software is expected to be available as a free download for all Telekom fixed-line customers by late March 2012. Child and youth protection at OTE. The Greek subsidiary OTE has been providing different child safety offers since 2009 as part of its extensive online safety campaign. These include a security packet with a firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam and parental control functions along with an advice column on the customer website. It also offered information events for children as of the end of 2010, on how to use the Internet as well as events for minors focusing on safety topics. These events take place every two months in the OTE museum for telecommunications. The company put on a play on the topic together with the young people. CR Report from the previous year Telekom's child protection software helps parents regulate their children's use of the Internet by providing features such as age-based filters for page content and time limits. Depending on the age they have selected, parents can block websites that have been programmed with a special age identification feature. This gives parents a reliable tool that they can use to keep their children safe. We have also been offering our own service forum on child protection software to promote online safety since 2008. The forum is hosted by the Telekom Team and offers a platform for discussion on current problems and suggestions for improvement. Initiatives and collaborations to protect young users. We work throughout the Group toward promoting safe media use by minors and support numerous projects and youth protection initiatives in our markets. Our basic approach takes national laws and specific local needs into account. The Group subsidiaries individually decide where they want to focus their efforts for improving the protection of young people online. Effective protection of minors requires that we closely cooperate with stakeholders. We worked to improve the protection of young people in numerous initiatives and cooperation projects during the reporting period:
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Customer satisfaction Customer satisfaction. As one of the world's leading ICT service providers, we have the potential – and bear the responsibility – to enable our customers to become sustainable consumers. As a service-oriented, responsible company, we feel obliged to respond to their needs and expectations. We have incorporated this commitment in our Guiding Principles, which apply throughout the Group: Customer delight drives our action. We develop innovative, sustainable products that are extremely reliable and easy to use thanks to intuitive interfaces. We have commissioned the independent, external service provider, TNS-Infratest, to use the TRI*M method to gauge customer satisfaction with systematic polls at all of our locations. The findings are then integrated into our management processes. Systematic complaints management activities also show us areas where further improvement is needed. TRI*M results in 2011: Increase in customer loyalty. Compared to the previous year, the 2011 findings of the TRI*M customer loyalty study showed an increase in customer loyalty of almost 6 percent. We plan to improve these results in Germany by 3.6 percent annually until the end of 2015. CR Report from the previous year The satisfaction of our customers is an indicator for our business success and is monitored by systematic surveys and management processes at all our sites around the world. The standardized TRI*M index is used to measure customer loyalty four times a year and provides us with data that is comparable throughout the Group. The index analyzes how our customers rate our performance, the intention to remain with us and recommend us and our cutting edge over the competition. The results are expressed as an indicator (TRI*M index). TRI*M 2010 customer loyalty program. We established the Loyalty Forum at the beginning of 2010. As part of the TRI*M 2010 Program, this cross-functional committee's goal is to develop and implement different types of customer loyalty measures and evaluate the results. For example, the Corporate IT department named the Service Orientation project one of its top 5 projects in 2011 to improve cooperation with our customers as well as service quality. We held service workshops on this topic with around 100 employees mid-year in collaboration with an external consulting firm. Standardized customer surveys at T-Mobile Austria. T-Mobile Austria has been sending an SMS the following day to its customers who contact the company at its ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Customer satisfaction > Complaints management & customer care Complaints management & customer care. Dialog with our customers provides us with important feedback on our services. Critical feedback is particularly valuable in showing us where we need to improve. Systematically evaluating customer queries and complaints gives us the chance to identify and eliminate the causes and to achieve our aim of significantly reducing the number of complaints. In order to encourage dialog, we want our customers to be able to contact us quickly and easily via different communication channels. Online inquiries are playing an increasingly important role: More than 40 percent of all service inquiries made to Telekom Deutschland can already be resolved online. We were able to increase the use of our online services considerably via social networks. Our customers can get advice quickly, at no charge and with no red tape on both Twitter and Facebook. Complaint figures for 2011: Reduction of 18 percent. Compared to late 2010, we recorded 18 percent less complaints and repeat calls in the areas of fixed-line and mobile communications at the end of 2011. CR Report from the previous year In 2009, the contact reduction project was launched in Germany. Its original goal was to reduce complaints and repeat calls in the area of fixed-line services for consumers by 20 percent. The initial target is being constantly expanded: In 2010, mobile services were included and in 2011 the project was expanded to include business customers as well. We are planning on decreasing the number of complaints and repeat calls by 20 percent in each area. All organizational units that have a direct or indirect influence on complaints are being included, from Sales and Marketing to Product Management, Process Management, Finance and Technology. Improving business customer satisfaction. Telekom Deutschland places much importance on improving the satisfaction of its business customers. A focal point in 2011 was improving complaints management processes. The reasons for this were insufficient satisfaction ratings in the fourth quarter of 2010. To improve these results, we launched the VSE Complaints Management initiative in early 2011. The goal of the initiative is to improve complaint services and prevent customers from having to contact the company unnecessarily, thereby permanently improving customer satisfaction. The satisfaction ratings from SME customers were a central focal point. Customer satisfaction with the complaint service has constantly improved since the initiative was launched in January 2011 compared to the previous year. It was up to 15 ACCI (After Call Customer Interview) points higher at the start of 2012 than at the end of 2010. However, there is still much room for improvement when it comes to processing complaints. That is why we are planning to introduce additional measures in 2012 within the scope of the initiative. For example, we introduced a new market research tool in January 2012. The tool will constantly
monitor relevant business processes at all of Telekom Deutschland's business customer areas and evaluate these using standardized KPIs. Communication training for our service staff. Our sales and technical service both use the WINS information system. It gives all employees who have customer contact the opportunity to learn about the status of the service processes. By having the information available in the system for the customer, it reduces the number of inquires and complaints. Over 10,000 service staff were trained in WINS in 2011. Customer communication plays a central role in this. WINS provides our employees with a variety of processed information that can be be provided to the different target groups. It creates a uniform level of knowledge and provides a general sales approach which is irrespective of the communication channel used. By using WINS, employees have access to all the information they need to complete their daily tasks. It is divided into categories such as selling, devices, tariffs, services, IV technology and other technical topics. The content is structured uniformly which gives it a recognition value and means that each task can be completed with just a few simple clicks. Bundling customer service multimedia expertise. The growing spectrum of communication and entertainment products means increasing demands on the customer service staff's ability to advise our customers. Telekom Deutschland established a cross-area multimedia service team of several hundred employees for this purpose in November 2011. The new structure combines online and fixed-line service so that teams are able to rely on a broad range of expert knowledge when helping customers. Decisive advantages of the new structure include a reduction in the number of forwarded calls, better availability and more flexibility when it comes to responding to fluctuating workloads. We are now also able to more effectively position new products and monitor product launches. Telekom-hilft on Twitter with currently 17,810 followers. Since May 5, 2010, our customers in Germany have been able to contact Telekom's customer service via the information network Twitter. We had posted more than 66,100 tweets by the end of February 2012, which were followed by more than 17,810 fans. CR Report from the previous year At Telekom-hilft, Telekom employees answer customer inquiries regarding service offers and products, each time using less than 140 characters. Our service staff not only respond to inquiries but also search out tweets that indicate customer questions or problems. An increasing number of users appreciate this form of uncomplicated support in a personal atmosphere. Sales employees provide their name and even a photo to make this form of support more personal and transparent. Users can also browse through older entries on the website to look for support. We pay strict attention to data privacy when helping our customers: Should we require a customer to provide personal information, the inquiry is processed via e-mail. Twitter gives us the chance to get in touch with our customers and prospects on a platform where they communicate on a daily basis. Telekom uses the experience gained from this pilot project for other projects to
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Research & innovation Research & innovation. Innovation and the consistent enhancement of products and services are key elements for Telekom in becoming a global leader in connected life and work. We are not content with just being state-of-the-art; we want to anticipate new developments and help shape the future. That is why we invest in wide-ranging research and development activities, in particular in the work of Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs Telekom Laboratories). We are also committed to financing professorships and creating pioneering ideas in cooperation with universities. , formerly known as Deutsche Telekom tapped new business areas by developing smart network solutions in the fields of energy, automobiles and health during the reporting period. Together, these three new business areas are expected to generate around one billion euros in revenue by the year 2015. We intend to become the number one partner of the health industry by providing innovative health services. Video: Video networking is the future Expenditure in research and development. Research and development expenditure in the narrower sense relates to pre-production research and development, such as the search for alternative products, processes, systems, and services. By contrast, we do not class as research and development expenditure the costs of developing system and user software with the aim of increasing productivity. In 2011, research and development expenditure of the Group amounted to EUR 121 million, which is less than in the previous year. As the parent company, Deutsche Telekom AG bears part of the Group's research and development expenditure. At EUR 48 million, its expenditure was again lower than in the previous year (down EUR 17 million). Deutsche Telekom's investments in internally generated intangible assets to be capitalized decreased by EUR 39.8 million compared with the previous year. These investments predominantly relate to internally developed software, mainly for our Germany operating segment. As in the previous year, over 2,200 employees were involved in projects and activities to create new products and market them more efficiently to customers. The majority of employees working for T-Labs , the unit responsible for results-oriented research and innovation, are researchers from a wide variety of disciplines. Awards for T-Labs researchers. During the reporting period, Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs ) were reorganized into five areas, the innovation areas: Internet & Services ■
Cross-domain Middleware IT & Cloud Convergent Networks & Infrastructure Emerging Ecosystems Two of our researchers were presented an award for their exceptional work during the reporting period. In March 2011, Professor Anja Feldmann, head of the "Internet Network Architectures" T-Labs professorship received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award. The award includes prize money of EUR 2.5 million, which is sponsored by the German research organization Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and is one of the most renowned research awards. In February 2012, she received the Berliner Wissenschaftspreis 2011, which includes prize money of EUR 40,000, for her excellent achievements in science and research. The awards honor her pioneering achievements in the area of Internet architecture. endowed In 2011, Professor Alexander Raake, head of the Assessment of IP-based Applications area at T-Labs received the Johann Philipp Reis Award, which included prize money of EUR 10,000, for his outstanding achievements in communications engineering. , works closely with Deutsche Telekom's operating units to deliver new ideas and support when it comes Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs ) is the central research and innovation unit of Deutsche Telekom. T-Labs to developing and rolling out innovative products, services and infrastructures in our growth areas. With sites in Berlin, Darmstadt, Bonn (Germany), Tel Aviv (Israel), and Silicon Valley (USA), T-Labs medium-term projects and on technologies that produce unique selling propositions and new business for Deutsche Telekom. ' focus is on side by side. The results of the T-Labs ' research and innovation activities are Around 360 experts, researchers in a variety of disciplines from more than 25 countries, and young entrepreneurs work at T-Labs the basis for a large number of Deutsche Telekom's existing and future products and services. They include solutions for payment with mobile devices (the mobile wallet), new features for our Internet TV service Entertain, and processes that more effectively utilize fiber-optic cables and radio bands. With the help of a start-up company network in Germany, Silicon Valley and Israel, T-Labs venture companies. have successfully outsourced a number of Since its foundation in 2005, T-Labs As a private research institution affiliated with Technische Universität Berlin, it is recognized worldwide. have already filed 350 patents and put out more than 2,000 publications. Key research areas of T-Labs. The T-Labs strategic areas: research and development work is focused on seven main fields based on Deutsche Telekom's Interactive High-end Media: developing personalized and global media services, including 3D TV and integrated value-added services in the areas of consumer electronics, applications, service platforms and network components. Future Communication: developing convergent, secure and easy-to-use communication services that provide seamless access to all communications and messaging services with any device. Information Relevance: improving personalized services and customer recommendations through intelligent data management. Cross-domain Middleware: developing open communication platforms for different areas, including home, health, energy and traffic, as a basis for new services from third-party providers. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Research & innovation > Smart grids & smart metering Smart grids & smart metering. The use and decentralized generation of wind and solar energy pose a huge challenge to utility companies. The fluctuation of wind and sun power has an impact on electricity generation, while voltage in the mains has to remain stable. What is more, an increasing number of private households produce their own electricity, for example by using small cogeneration plants or photovoltaic systems. The energy created has to be managed intelligently with the help of state-of-the-art ICT in order to see the overall picture of this decentralized distribution network both in technological and financial terms. This requires a smart grid. Smart grids help electricity providers to balance supply and demand and to keep voltage at a stable level. In these smart grids, consumers represent virtual power plants of sorts that can be regulated up or down at short notice. In order for a smart grid to work properly, a huge amount of data needs to be evaluated in real time for operators to see when and where how much electricity is being generated and how much needs to be supplied. Smart metering provides the transparency necessary for this. At T-City Friedrichshafen, we launched a smart metering service as a pilot project in collaboration with utilities provider Technische Werke Friedrichshafen in 2008. In this project, we have also been testing smart grid solutions for the ICT-based integration of renewable energies. We have also been working with other municipal utilities providers and major energy suppliers on different projects dealing with smart metering and smart grids. One example is our collaboration with the technology group ABB. The joint project deals with securing stability when feeding solar power into the grid. Video: How smart grids work (Animation from our CR App “We care”) Video: Smart meter & home management Smart grids and green ICT at T-Labs. Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs ) is the central research and innovation unit of Deutsche Telekom. Several research and development projects explore the possibilities of how energy can be saved through the use of ICT. Along with improving the energy efficiency of ICT, smart interaction between the ICT network and the power grid are key in the development of smart grids.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Research & innovation > Connected cars Connected cars. New business models and economic requirements such as increasing efficiency, complying with regulations, an increasing number of electric vehicles and the desire for all-embracing mobility concepts are turning the "networking" of drivers and vehicles into an unstoppable process. Telekom has been driving this development with a number of innovations. Increased transparency, which is due to new ICT applications, leads to improved management, which in turn contributes to cutting emissions. For example, vehicle capacity can be used more efficiently and their maintenance status can be constantly checked, routes can be planned more flexibly and emission-heavy driving habits can be pinpointed. Safety aspects are of paramount importance with all innovations. Video: Car ICT Group business area for Connected Cars. Telekom connects board computers to the cloud so that customers can access the Internet and online applications even when on the move. Transmission channels include mobile communications technologies such as UMTS, HSDPA and GPRS. The Deutsche Telekom Group's Connected Car business area concentrates on four markets: Automotive manufacturers: Brand differentiation and customer retention in the automotive industry increasingly depend on online services. Telekom is developing a device-independent platform for manufacturers and service providers. Logistics service providers: Optimizing capacity utilization and avoiding empty runs require real-time tracking of vehicles and goods. Telekom is integrating all the players in the logistics network on a modern telematics platform. Fleet operators: Higher efficiency, transparency and improved carbon footprint through vehicle and driver management for commercial fleets. T-Systems teamed up with MAN to develop a telematics application that automatically sends vehicle data to the operations center and repair shops. Consumers: Secure private communication, social networks and personal information from the cloud. Deutsche Telekom is also a partner for industry in the field of traffic research. for example in the simDT project that explores options for secure, smart mobility in Germany. AutoLinQ and Connected Drive for online access in the car. Deutsche Telekom has been offering AutoLinQ, a connected cockpit computer that enables people to go online ■ ■ ■ ■
in their cars, through the automotive supplier Continental since 2011. At the core of the service is an online media center via which all data and apps are managed. These can be accessed from anywhere: the board computer in your car, your smartphone or your computer. Various online services and customizable apps make it possible to work while on the road and provide entertainment and information as well. The system is operated simply by pushing a button for uncompromised driving safety, and is equipped with a variety of special features. AutoLinQ can read e-mails or short messages out loud and answer them via voice control. An online directory can be used to call individual subscribers directly or to select their data as a navigation destination. The system also provides various remote monitoring and remote control options. These can be used to check tire pressure and oil levels or close the convertible roof. Connected Drive with BMW. Deutsche Telekom has been offering a similar service since mid-2010 in cooperation with the car manufacturer BMW. Connected Drive is being constantly expanded and currently comes with a smart maintenance system, expanded traffic information, an automatic emergency call service and Google services. Telematics application for shipping companies. T-Systems collaborated with MAN during the reporting period to develop a telematics application for logistics service providers and fleet operators, which was presented at CeBIT data, evaluates it and then sends it to a portal. Operators can use the portal to analyze the driving behavior of their drivers, determine the next maintenance date and communicate with the drivers. Current driving and sensor data of refrigerated modes of transport are monitored using the Be Cool app. The app notifies drivers on their smartphone when the temperature of their freight is rising. 2012. The application records all vehicle Another application makes it possible for shipping companies to keep an eye on their entire vehicle fleet using a single screen regardless of the telematics system they use. In addition to displaying location, the application also focuses on current order and freight information. Green telematics applications reduce pollutant emissions. Various independent studies show that fleet operators' fuel costs and CO2 emissions can be reduced by around ten percent by using different telematics solutions. Telekom is involved in various research and innovation projects in this area: Vehicle and driver management services. Telekom has been offering different vehicle and driver management services based on individual solutions for years now. These services provide extensive data to analyze driving behavior and fuel consumption, making it possible to optimize these factors. Users can also control the number of kilometers driven with a real-time navigation system featuring a reporting function. Real-time calculation of CO2 emissions. Deutsche Telekom has been working in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit and the Tongji University in Shanghai since November 2010 to develop a way to calculate CO2 emissions in real time. Smartphone applications measure acceleration and braking patterns as well as the route profile of the road traveled and use this information and the manufacturer's consumption data to calculate CO2 emissions. The Tongji University compiles the measured data into an up-to-date chart that drivers can view on their navigation devices and use to plan their route accordingly. The results of a pilot project involving 50 vehicles were presented at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Bonus for low-emissions driving.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Research & innovation > E-health E-health. The healthcare sector is a strategic growth area for Telekom. That is why we are involved in numerous pilot projects for setting up a state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure in the healthcare sector. The aim is to network doctors, hospitals, patients and health insurance companies using technology that complies with the strictest security standards. In doing so, we are contributing to improved medical care and providing valuable support to older and chronically ill people, in particular. In view of increasing expenses in the healthcare sector, innovative ICT solutions are also an important tool for reducing costs. Our strategy in the healthcare sector focuses on the development of new offers that are based on mobile communications. These could particularly help patients with physical limitations manage their everyday lives and ensure seamless medical care. The goal is to further reduce the time to market for new mobile communications offers following successful pilot projects. To help us achieve this goal, we promote a uniform standard for data exchange between IT systems: the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) standard. We are also working on a full-coverage broadband network as the basis for using these new solutions. Video: Healthcare New network technologies for the healthcare market. Deutsche Telekom presented its new Ambient Assisted Living network technology to intelligently connect hospitals, doctors and patients in November 2011 in Düsseldorf at Medica, the most important expert trade fair for medical technology. The company demonstrated features such as connected emergency call and alarm systems, systems for providing telemedical care and tablet computers designed for seniors. The new technology lets people live independently at home longer or be released from the hospital sooner. Deutsche Telekom also presented a pilot project on outpatient palliative care for terminal illnesses, which it is conducting in collaboration with the Lahn Dill Kliniken hospital and the Dutch IT company Portavita. The aim of the project is to develop an electronic patient file that all care providers can view and update wirelessly using a tablet computer. This accelerates processes and improves the quality of treatment. In many cases, it is thanks to this technology that patients can be cared for at home. Telekom also demonstrated how the "clue" ECG device, which is the size of a cell phone, can evaluate heart function data in only two minutes and display the user's personal stress level. Using the technology can reduce the risk of heart disease or burn-out and help people recognize signs right away. At the trade fair, Telekom also presented its Medisana products that patients can use to measure and monitor their own blood pressure, blood sugar levels and heart rate via a smartphone.
Comprehensive telemedicine network launched in Brandenburg. In September 2011 Deutsche Telekom and GETEMED connected medical and information technology at two hospitals in Brandenburg, Germany, thereby launching the first comprehensive telemedicine network in Germany. The Carl Thiem Hospital in Cottbus and the Municipal Hospital in Brandenburg will in future cater for up to 500 high-risk patients with chronic heart problems via telemedicine, along with office-based family physicians and cardiologists. Patients will receive smart, wireless, easy-to-use diagnostic devices that regularly measure data such as heart rate, oxygen saturation and blood pressure. The recorded values are then forwarded automatically to the electronic patient file at the telemedicine center, where they are monitored by doctors around the clock. The aim of the large-scale project is to prevent stressful repeat examinations and expensive hospital stays. Video: Telemedicine pilot project Hospital rounds with the iPad. In cooperation with the Berlin-based hospital, Charité, Telekom is currently developing a digital workstation for doctors that wirelessly compiles all patient information onto a tablet computer or notebook. New findings will be sent to the devices within seconds. That will enable doctors to remotely monitor the health status of their patients at all times. The project is initially focusing on three topics: Digital second opinions and virtual consultations: Thanks to structured digital information, specialists that are new to the case will be able to quickly get an idea of the patient's current health status. This will make it easier to get a second opinion. We are also testing the use of joint evaluations via video or online conferences. Digital hospital rounds: Mobile access to patient files during hospital rounds. Remote medical care: Patients receive additional care remotely after hospital stays. They can monitor their health data at home themselves and then send it to their doctor. Award for cloud computing in the healthcare sector. In June 2011 T-Systems was recognized together with its project partners as one of twelve winners of the Sicheres Cloud Computing für Mittelstand und öffentlichen Sektor - Trusted Cloud (Secure Cloud Computing for SMEs and the Public Sector - Trusted Cloud) competition, which was initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The company received the award together with its partners from the TRESOR (Trusted Ecoystem for Standardized & Open cloud-based Resources) project for developing solutions for simplified, secure data exchange between doctors, hospitals and health insurers. Telemedicine applications for patients. Telekom has been offering mobile health-monitoring devices in Germany in collaboration with the company Medisana since August 2011: ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Customers > Research & innovation > T-City T-City. The goal of Telekom's T-City concept is to turn the world of tomorrow into reality. We have done so at two locations: in the city of Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance and in the city of Szolnok in central Hungary. At these "future labs", we have been implementing our ideas for connected life and work in collaboration with administration, academia and business. As part of these projects, we have been working with local initiatives, associations and residents to develop sustainable and innovative applications for key areas of life. Installation of smart meters at T-City Friedrichshafen. Following a three-year test phase, Deutsche Telekom started to install smart meters for electricity, gas and water in all T-City households in March 2011 in collaboration with the local utility, Technische Werke Friedrichshafen (TWF). Telekom is going to install the infrastructure, transmit the consumption data and prepare it for TWF within a scheduled project period of five years. Deutsche Telekom presented key results from the research project at a roadshow in three major cities in 2011. In Frankfurt and Düsseldorf the company demonstrated how smart grids can be used in areas such as telemedicine and presented energy solutions in Leipzig. Click here for an overview of the various projects being conducted at T-City Friedrichshafen. Since the project launch in 2007, Telekom has realized around 40 projects in the following six areas in T-City Friedrichshafen: Learning and research Mobility and transport Tourism and culture Citizens, the City and the State Business and work Healthcare and support You can read about these topics and the implemented projects in detail on the T-City website. Since its update in October 2010, T-City Friedrichshafen's website has been hosting new interactive social media applications. For example, users can access new developments and information about T-City in real-time using a Twitter box. BIGkidscoach T-City project. In 2010 Deutsche Telekom initiated the BIGkidscoach project at T-City Friedrichshafen in collaboration with the Institut für Prävention und Nachsorge (PIN, institute for prevention and aftercare) and the BIG health insurance company. The BIGkidscoach online platform was further developed during the reporting period. CR Report from the previous year An increasing number of children in Germany do not get enough physical exercise, which often leads to health ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Society Society. Is Telekom's social commitment not just a fig leave to polish the Group's image? Find out more Society. Telekom not only provides the necessary ICT infrastructure but also helps give as many people as possible access to the information and knowledge society through its many different activities. Under the motto, "We take responsibility," we have launched numerous initiatives and have sponsored non-profit organizations to live up to our responsibility to society. The creation of the engagement@telekom platform in 2011 for connecting social organizations and initiatives was a significant impetus. For Deutsche Telekom, taking responsibility for the civil society of which it is part is an ethical obligation. How can we maintain the welfare state against a backdrop of excessively debt-heavy public budgets? What are the responsibilities of politicians, companies and each individual? An article by Birgit Klesper, Vice President Group Transformational Change & Corporate Responsibility at Deutsche Telekom. CR category "Connected life and work"
CR category "Connect the unconnected" CR category "Low carbon society"
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Society > engagement@telekom > Corporate volunteering & corporate giving Corporate volunteering & corporate giving. Telekom wants to create added value for society with its involvement in the community. To do this, we support various organizations and projects in the context of our CR categories. Many Telekom employees also make a very personal contribution to society, breathing life into our CR strategy. We help our employees combine their charitable activities with their job. We use the positive effects of our employees' joint involvement, such as increasing social skills and strengthening team spirit, for personnel development purposes. We also make corporate donations worldwide to support non-profit organizations or to provide fast aid to the victims of disaster. We often give our employees the opportunity to help decide where donations should go. Corporate volunteering program in Germany. In fall 2010, Telekom in Germany introduced a comprehensive corporate volunteering concept as part of the engagement@telekom platform which consists of three main components: An intranet portal gives employees tips on volunteering in their free time as well as contact information for participating in activities and opportunities to talk about their experiences with other active colleagues. Corporate volunteering is being integrated into employee training and development. Employees can apply at Telekom for aid funding for charitable projects. 1,000 applications submitted by employees are approved each year and the company makes donations totaling EUR 250,000. To receive funding, employees have to be involved in volunteering for the organization in their free time and the organization's activities need to relate to one of the three strategic CR categories. Policy paper on volunteering. Deutsche Telekom published the "Volunteering—A matter of honor for companies?" policy paper in February 2012. In this paper Birgit Klesper, head of Corporate Responsibility & Diversity, talked about the role of companies required to strike a balance between involvement in the community and economic responsibility. According to this, society is based to a considerable extent on stable, successful companies that are able to invest in social projects beyond their own business activities. Corporate volunteering plays an important role in this: It has an immediate impact, is perceived accordingly by the public, is very motivational and has a highly integrational effect. It can create a stable foundation for an open corporate culture based on integrity. Award for "taking responsibility." Telekom was recognized for its engagement@telekom platform in November 2011: We received a special award in the Corporate Volunteering Austria. category at the European Change Communications Award 2011 in Salzburg, In the speech that was given at the award ceremony, we were praised for taking responsibility as a key component of our corporate strategy. Tangible examples and daily activities reflected how corporate values are ■ ■ ■
filled with life at Telekom. Online portals for employee volunteering. The engagement@telekom portal, which was launched in 2011, received positive response from employees and non-profit organizations: 156 employees presented their volunteer activities on the intranet and non-profit organizations presented 58 projects. A mosaic was uploaded onto the intranet to provide a platform for our employees' volunteer activities and to demonstrate how highly we value their involvement. Employees were able to present volunteer activities here and talk about what motivated them to volunteer. The mosaic was redesigned to form the word "DANKE" (Thank you) on Volunteer Day and then used in internal communication accordingly. Eight selected employee volunteer efforts were featured for two months in an intranet special. Corporate volunteering platform at T-Systems Iberia. In December 2011, T-Systems Iberia also started bringing together its corporate volunteering projects on one intranet platform. The platform is designed to be a place where employees can present their projects and ask for support from others at the company. Participation in "Getting involved week." Telekom presented its engagement@telekom platform and the "Yes I can!" initiative at the kick-off event in Berlin for the Germany-wide "Woche des bürgerschaftlichen Engagements" (Getting involved week) from September 16 to September 25, 2011. Telekom participated in the kick-off event together with many initiatives, associations, volunteers and German celebrities such as Ulrike Folkerts and Peter Maffay. Birgit Klesper, head of Corporate Responsibility & Diversity at Telekom, talked about the reasons behind the company's involvement in interviews held on stage at the event as well as on the German morning show, ZDF-Morgenmagazin. We also introduced our engagement@telekom platform in detail in the event's magazine Ehrenamt macht stark and in a newsletter featuring Corporate involvement day. International Volunteer Day. Telekom used the occasion of International Volunteer Day on December 5, 2011, to motivate its employees to get involved and to recognize those who already volunteer. Community involvement marketplace at Headquarters in Bonn. Representatives from partner organizations presented their organizations' activities and their collaborations with Telekom in Germany in the foyer at Group Headquarters in Bonn. Participating organizations included the German bone marrow donor center DKMS, the Bonner Tafel food bank, Aktion Deutschland Hilft, an initiative by German aid organizations as well as the Telekom Foundation. On Volunteer Day, DKMS was present at four locations in Bonn and Magdeburg as well. Numerous employee volunteer efforts were also presented in an exhibition. The head of Human Resources at Telekom Deutschland, Dietmar Welslau, recognized six "life savers" whose bone marrow donation gave leukemia patients the chance at a new life in 2011. On International Volunteer Day, one Telekom employee met the recipient of their donation, a nine-year old boy. A total of 152 employees registered in the DKMS database on Volunteer Day. Telekom employees also donated high-quality, non-perishable foodstuffs to the Bonner Tafel food bank at the event. The Group had asked its employees to contribute a donation to needy people in the region that were to be
handed over on December 5th. Video T-Mobile Austria donates EUR 3,000 for three projects. On International Volunteer Day, T-Mobile Austria donated EUR 1,000 each to three projects for which employees volunteer their time. Support was given to a school project in Ghana, an advertising campaign conducted by a soccer club to address children and young people, and the waste separation scheme in office buildings. All employees had the opportunity to submit their own project suggestions. Slovak Telekom recognizes "best volunteers." Slovak Telekom's employees had the chance to submit a picture of them doing volunteer work on Volunteer Day. Slovak Telekom raffled off a dinner as well as three t-shirts bearing the words "Best Volunteer" among the participants. 3,524 employees participating in Social Days in Germany. During our Social Days our employees volunteer for a non-profit organization for an entire day. 169 Social Days took place in 2011 with the participation of 3,524 employees. They volunteered at schools and day care centers, gave Internet and cell phone seminars to senior citizens, participated in DKMS typing drives and volunteered for the environment. Long-term involvements and regular joint activities often resulted from the Social Days activities. Employees also initiated and conducted many additional projects on their own. Support for Lebenshilfe aid association. Telekom in Germany and the Lebenshilfe für Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung aid association for people with mental disabilities cooperate closely. Telekom employees continued to support the association in numerous ways in 2011. Corporate Communications employees revamped the playground for the remedial day care center in Bonn on May 26th and 27th. Employees also held a workshop in Bonn in June on how to use cell phones for people with mental disabilities from the Lebenshilfe assisted living facilities. Trainees created a "garden of the senses" at another Lebenshilfe facility and helped out at the summer festival. Managers from Customer Service visited artists with mental disabilities at a Lebenshilfe atelier in Berlin. Nine people with mental disabilities from the Lebenshilfe association visited the Service Counter employees at the Telekom branch office in Bonn on February 3, 2012. They learned the basics of using the Internet at an all-day workshop, for example skills such as searching for information on Google and bookmarking websites. Telekom field staff talked to them about possible risks involved in using the Internet. Afterward, the visitors took a tour of the building and were able to ask questions. An afternoon for Berliner Tafel and Bonner Tafel food banks. Around 60 Telekom employees helped the Berliner Tafel organization collect 120 metric tons of fruit and vegetables on the last day of the Fruit-Logistica trade fair and distribute them to people in need on February 10, 2012. At Guiding Principles Day on September 28, 2011, employees sold homemade baked goods to their colleagues and donated the proceeds of EUR 700 to Bonner Tafel.
Social Days and volunteer programs in Hungary. In 2011, the Hungarian subsidiary Magyar Telekom again worked to raise the social awareness of its staff by organizing volunteer programs. As in previous years, the Jövő/Menő program offered the opportunity for anyone interested to get involved. The program aims to promote sustainable development in poorly developed regions of the country. Furthermore, Magyar Telekom used corporate volunteering in 2011 for the first time ever to aid team development. A total of 389 employees participated in corporate volunteering activities in the course of the year, donating 480 days of volunteer work with an equivalent value of HUF 19.86 million ( EUR 68,235). Digital Bridge events in Hungary. The aim of the Hungarian Digital Bridge program is to provide people in remote villages with the possibility of using modern information and communications technology, thus counteracting the digital divide in society. As part of the program, Magyar Telekom organized eight events with a total of around 1,000 participants in 2011. Around 300 volunteers from Magyar Telekom instructed visitors on how to use the Internet. In addition to this there was an Internet search competition and talent contests for both children and adults. Since the program began in 2004, Magyar Telekom has organized a total of 159 events. Social Day in Albania. In July 2011, 45 employees from the Albanian subsidiary AMC volunteered to help children at the SOS Children's Village in Tirana, a facility for hearing-impaired children as well as a facility for blind school students. With a budget provided by AMC, the volunteers redesigned the outside and internal areas and set up a mobile video library. The project is scheduled to be continued in 2012. Huddle Up in the U.S. for better neighborhoods. Employees at T-Mobile USA have worked hard to improve leisure activities offered to children and young people under the "Huddle Up!" scheme since 2006. After-school activities are offered to young people thanks to financial support and employee volunteer efforts. The program also brings people from the neighborhood together and motivates them to actively improve their community. 1,650 employees volunteered 13,200 hours in ten cities in 2011. CR Report from the previous year T-Mobile Czech Republic: 3,017 workdays for people in need. More than 670 employees from T-Mobile Czech Republic, almost a quarter of the company's employees, participated in the "One day for people in need" campaign in 2011. They volunteered one whole day for the NGO of their choice at full pay. The employees have volunteered a total of 3,017 workdays since the corporate volunteering campaign was launched in 2005. In 2010 T-Mobile Czech Republic also expanded its volunteer activities in collaboration with the VIA Foundation. Seven employees of the Czech subsidiary had worked together with external experts to train a total of 170 NGO employees at PR and human resources workshops by the end of 2011. Donations for Christmas parties. Telekom employees in Leipzig initiated several donation drives before Christmas 2011 and collected money as well as goods for children in need. The employees collected toys valued at around EUR 800 in just a few days. The donations were given to the Schutzengel e.V. organization, which helps families with small children living in
deprived areas, at the organization's Christmas party. Getting trainees and students involved. Telekom is one of the largest vocational training providers in Germany. In addition to providing our more than 10,000 trainees and students in cooperative study programs with specialized technical skills we also want to communicate values and increase their social skills. That is why volunteering activities are a permanent fixture in Telekom's training programs. Involvement in the community as part of the training course. The CR department presented the engagement@telekom platform at the annual meeting of Telekom's training officers in Bad Honnef, Germany in November 2011. The training officers agreed on a more intensive collaboration between the Training units and the engagement@telekom platform in order to embody the idea of community involvement in training courses. Practical examples of such collaborations with training centers are projects in Essen (17/70 project), Bremen (SOS Children's Village), Bonn (Lebenshilfe aid association) and Berlin (Berliner Tafel). Volunteer Day in Essen. The training center in Essen held its first Volunteer Day in July 2011 under the slogan "Let's all volunteer together!" 113 trainees from all training groups and classes experienced what it is like to volunteer first-hand at different locations in Essen. They participated in various activities that a trainee project team had organized. Trainee photo journalists documented the Volunteer Day. "Responsibility wins" award. The internal competition, "Responsibility wins," in which we recognize the volunteer efforts of our trainees, entered its third round in February 2012. Some 1,000 trainees and students in cooperative study programs submitted over 100 projects in which they volunteer to help people in difficult situations. Telekom recognized the three best projects in Bonn on February 1, 2012: A garden of the senses for people with disabilities created by the Bonn training center, SOS Children's village sponsorship by the Bremen training center and a concept for an internship for deaf teenagers developed by the Munich training center. Our young employees continued their involvement in the projects even after the award had been presented. The Bremen training center donated its prize money to the SOS Children's Village. CR Report from the previous year Employees volunteer for the climate and environment. Our employees throughout the Group work for a clean environment and for climate protection and nature conservation. Volunteering for forestry projects. Some 180 employees helped do forestry work on the Venusberg in Bonn in July 2011. They installed gates and made birdhouses, tables and benches for a "green classroom" under the Haus der Natur (House of nature) scheme. The activities took place in the context of the International Year of Forests 2011. One month before, participants of the forest redesign project, Living Beech Forest, which is being conducted by the city of Bonn, Deutsche Telekom and the Deutsche Umwelthilfe environmental organization, began initial preparatory work in the Bad Godesberg city forest. As a result of the redesign efforts, part of the Bonn city forest
will be transformed back into a mixed forest, similar to its natural state. In December 2011 Telekom employees once again supported the Bonn city forestry and planted 200 shrubs and 25 trees to encourage biodiversity. T-HT Hrvatski Telekom: Donations and employee reforestation efforts. The Croatian subsidiary T-HT Hrvatski Telekom has been supporting various environmental projects since 2008. The international subsidiary continued to support the reforestation of areas destroyed by forest fires in cooperation with the public institution, Croatian Forests, in 2011. 100 T-HT Hrvatski Telekom employees supported the company's involvement in December 2011 by volunteering to participate in the reforestation efforts. Thanks to the subsidiary's support, project participants were able to reforest an area of 27 hectares. Globul, AMC, T-Systems Slovakia: Working for a cleaner environment. Employees from several international subsidiaries volunteered to preserve forests and collect trash in forests and parks during the reporting period. In 2011, our subsidiary Globul supported the Bulgarian WWF "Nature parks national day" for the third year in a row as part of protecting the countries largest nature reserve. Globul donated financially as well as being part of a national awareness campaign. A total of 100 employees helped to clean up some 15 tons of garbage in the eleven national parks. Every fifth employee at the Albanian subsidiary AMC participated in waste clean-up initiatives in mountains and on beaches in June and July 2011. Eleven employees from T-Systems Slovakia participated in voluntary environmental protection initiatives in the Košice region in June 2011. They were able to choose between various activities such as waste clean-up initiatives, community activities or conducting public awareness events. New donation policy adopted. Changing conditions as a result of new internal and external regulations as well as our new CR strategy led us to revise our donation policy in 2011. The policy now governs all of the company's donation activities, thereby forming the basis for extending our corporate volunteering and corporate giving activities. Combining volunteer work and corporate donations. T-Systems UK supports and gives donations. Incorporating personal expertise is a central element of T-Systems UK's CR approach. Since 2010 employees at T-Systems UK have been choosing which non-profit organization they want to support from a list of organizations put together by themselves and their fellow employees. In 2011 they selected the NGO, The Respite Association. The organization provides respite care so that caregivers can take some time off. The employees of T-Systems UK supported the organization by designing a new visual identity, writing and producing a fund-raising brochure and redesigning the charity's website, which went live in June. Employees raised GBP 3,500 (EUR 4,130) through activities and donations to The Respite Association in 2011. This amount was matched by T-Systems UK to give a grand total of GBP 7,000 which was a significant contribution to the charity's best year ever for income. In 2012, employees are once again able to choose the organization to which they wish to donate their time, now on an individual basis with company support. T-Mobile Czech Republic supports the environment and community. T-Mobile Czech Republic sponsored different non-profit organizations for the seventh year in a row with the T-Mobile Fund for Employees in 2011.Donations were made under the slogan "Healthy planet" for the second ■ ■ ■
time. All employees had the chance to submit projects in which they were active participants. The company selected 27 projects out of 132 submissions. The selected projects contribute to either improving life in the community or the natural environment of the region. T-Mobile Czech Republic donated a total of CZK 2 million (around EUR 80,102). The company has supported more than 200 projects with around CZK 14 million (around EUR 560,711) since the start of the project. Croatia: "Together we’re stronger." H-HT Hrvatski Telekom has been asking its employees since 2006 to nominate local humanitarian initiatives or institutions for the company's donation program with the slogan "Together we're stronger." Employees selected 24 projects and institutions from among 294 suggestions in 2011. From helping people with disabilities to supporting educational projects and environmental and health projects, the company was again able to sponsor a wide variety of non-profit activities. T-HT Hrvatski Telekom donated at total of HRK 775,000, or approximately EUR 102,061, to the projects suggested by its employees in 2011. CR Report from the previous year 50x1,000 employee initiative. We launched the corporate giving initiative, 50x1,000, in the Bonn area in summer 2011. We asked employees to suggest non-profit projects to receive donations. For the project to qualify for a donation our employees had to demonstrate voluntary involvement in it. Suggestions included volunteering to renovate a Bonn day care center and sponsoring a school orchestra for which an employee volunteered regularly. Because of the positive response to this initiative, we launched the "Everyone needs education—education needs everyone" project in December 2011 in cooperation with the Telekom Foundation. The project supports employee volunteer work at day care centers and schools that focus on the STEM subjects. Community support in Slovakia. The Helping the Community sponsorship program was launched for the eighth time in October 2011. Employees of the Slovak Telekom have the opportunity to suggest projects to be sponsored, thereby contributing to the development of their local communities. 152 projects were submitted in 2011, 66 of which were chosen and sponsored with up to EUR 1,000. The total amount donated came to EUR 60,000. Employees donate money and goods to those in need. Donating money to Herzenswünsche e.V. The Sales and Service Quality Management unit has been donating money to Herzenswünsche e.V. for over two years. Employees donated EUR 1,000 to help critically ill children in 2011. T-Systems Malaysia. T-Systems Malaysia has been giving its employees the opportunity to get involved by conducting donation drives since 2009. In October 2011 the company used the Hindu Festival of Lights as a reason to donate. Employees donated MYR 2,719 (around EUR 671) for clothing and food and helped purchase the items as well. Cosmote Greece donates goods. As part of the program "Cosmote family helps Greek families" Cosmote Greece employees have been regularly donating clothing, games, books and food to families in need since 2005. In December 2011, around 115
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Society > engagement@telekom > Partnerships with NGOs Partnerships with NGOs. Telekom emphasizes long-term cooperation when it comes to its involvement in the community. We are involved in long-lasting partnerships with various organizations such as the Nummer gegen Kummer youth counseling line and DKMS, the German bone marrow donor center. Our employees also play an important role in our involvement. They regularly volunteer and donate to good causes. EUR 1.5 million donated to Ein Herz für Kinder. Deutsche Telekom donated EUR 1.5 million to the German charity organization Ein Herz für Kinder in December 2011. Chairman of the Board of Management René Obermann presented the check to host Thomas Gottschalk during the Ein Herz für Kinder gala event, which was broadcast live by the German television station ZDF. 158 of our Telekom employees volunteered at the call center in Brühl to answer the calls of people wanting to donate and help the process run smoothly. Employee involvement in cell phone collection campaign. Telekom employees also participated in various initiatives to support Telekom's major cell phone collection campaign to benefit the Ein Herz für Kinder charity. Employees in Düsseldorf held a children's activity day where kids could get their face painted and receive a teddy bear by handing in an old cell phone at the Telekom Shop. Women's Soccer World Cup 2011 campaign in Germany. We were also involved in other activities over the course of the year and donated the proceeds to various organizations. For example, the German Football Association and the German women's national team sponsored Telekom's Herzrasen campaign during the FIFA Women's Soccer World Cup 2011. Collaboration with DKMS. Since we started collaborating with DKMS, the German bone marrow donor center, in 1994 we have conducted 97 company typing drives and one Christmas donation campaign. 19 typing drives were held at eleven Telekom offices in Germany in 2011. A total of 855 employees signed up to be registered in the database for the first time. Six German employees donated stem cells in 2011, giving sick people the chance at a new life. The "life savers" were recognized for their involvement on December 5 at Volunteer Day. 6,000 Telekom employees participated in the typing drive that was held in Münster in January 2012. Trainees donate EUR 1,000. Telekom trainees presented a check for EUR 1,000 to DKMS on May 19, 2011. They sold homemade baked goods to raise money for DKMS. The bake sale was held as part of Telekom's Germany-wide "Responsibility wins" initiative that has been ongoing since February 2010. At several events in Berlin, trainees also called upon their colleagues to register in the donor database and launched a DKMS blog as well. Employees donate bonus. Employees of the Systems Integration unit at T-Systems donated their employee bonuses totaling EUR 10,000
to DKMS in September 2011 to help fight leukemia. CR Report from the previous year Telekom sponsors DKMS, the German bone marrow donor center, in its fight against leukemia. We have been conducting company typing drives and assuming the costs for employee typing for 16 years. Every potential donor who wants to be registered in the DKMS bone marrow database submits a tissue sample to be typed. More than 6,000 Telekom Deutschland employees have been registered in the database as potential stem-cell donors since 1994 as a result of 97 registration drives within the company. Since then, more than 60 employees have given leukemia patients the chance at a new life by donating stem cells or bone marrow. EUR 10,462 from pixel campaign. On January 24 and 25, 2012, visitors to the nachhaltig-handeln.telekom.com website had the chance to resolve blurry images pixel by pixel. The image became clearer with each square they clicked on until it was entirely visible. We donated one euro to a charity for each pixel that was clicked on. The choices were: Children's charity Ein Herz für Kinder Environmental aid organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe German bone marrow donor center DKMS Aid organization for people with mental disabilities, Lebenshilfe Youth counseling line Nummer gegen Kummer Food bank association Die Tafeln Participants decided which of the six charity organizations they wanted their donation to go to when they clicked on the pixel. We donated a total of EUR 10,462 and are planning to continue this campaign. Successful blood drives. Numerous international Telekom subsidiaries conduct regular blood drives. Crnogorski Telekom responded to a request by the Montenegrin Red Cross and the Blood Transfusion Center and conducted a blood drive in 2011. Around 50 employees and managers gave blood. Crnogorski Telekom also donated three mobile transfusion beds to the Blood Transfusion Center. In collaboration with partners from the non-profit Slovakian Donor's Forum, Slovak Telekom organized a blood drive during the Volunteer Days on September 23 and 24, 2011. Almost 200 employees and managers from eight large companies donated a total of more than 90 liters of blood. Employees from the Greek subsidiary OTE donated a total of 3,189 units of blood in 2011. 1,135 of these were made available to OTE employees throughout Greece and the remaining 2,054 were made available to the public. T-Systems Slovakia also conducted blood drives as part of two "health weeks" in May and October 2011. A total of 69 employees donated more than 31 liters of blood at the drives. CR Report from the previous years First aid refresher course. Telekom in Germany offered its employees a free first aid refresher course in 2011. Some 2,000 employees at ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
50 locations attended 133 courses. They are now able to assist in emergencies alongside the company's mandatory first aid staff. Cooperation with City Year at T-Mobile USA. T-Mobile USA has been cooperating closely with the U.S. organization City Year, which organizes activities such as the T-Mobile Huddle Up Service Days, since 2006. T-Mobile USA donated a total of USD 1.5 million or approximately EUR 1.1 million to the organization during the reporting period, thereby supporting after-school care for children and young people. T-Mobile USA also provided City Year with WLAN and technical services. Together, both donations have a value of over USD 2 million (around EUR 1.5 million). Collaboration with Lebenshilfe. Our employees breathed life into our partnership with the German association for people with mental disabilities, Lebenshilfe für Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung e.V., during the reporting period through various corporate volunteering activities. Christmas campaign. Artists from the Lebenshilfe association for people with mental disabilities designed the motifs for the Group's Christmas card once again in 2011 for the second time in a row. We donated EUR 20,000 to Lebenshilfe for the motifs. Telekom employees were able to select four out of ten motifs on the intranet. 250,000 cards were printed and sent to business partners and colleagues along with numerous e-cards. Slovak Telekom helps the hearing impaired. Through its Endowment Fund, Slovak Telekom continued its social involvement in 2011. The fund concentrates on projects that promote the ability to read, the integration of people with disadvantaged backgrounds in the information society and focuses on art and culture. The Endowment Fund donated over EUR 170,000 to 49 projects in 2011. The fund is managed by the Slovakian Intenda Foundation, which also oversees the projects being supported by the fund. Continuing education offers in sign language. Slovak Telekom's program for people who are deaf or hearing impaired and want to start up their own business entered its fourth year in 2011. More than 40 people with hearing impairments have attended courses as part of the Looking for Another Sense program since 2008. The courses are held in sign language. Ten people participated in the program during the reporting period. In addition, 20 business people with hearing impairments who had already participated in a business start-up course attended a workshop in October 2011 where they learned about marketing and communication. The Slovak Telekom Endowment Fund, which was initiated in 2007, particularly supports projects for disabled or disadvantaged people, gives them access to state-of-the-art ICT and makes it possible for them to actively participate in the knowledge society. Collaboration with Nummer gegen Kummer.
The youth counseling line Nummer gegen Kummer has been providing advice to children and young people in difficult life situations for 30 years now. Numerous Telekom employees in Germany support the initiative and have been volunteering at the hotline for years. Deutsche Telekom has been a partner of the Nummer gegen Kummer youth counseling line for the past 20 years and supports the organization both financially and with technical expertise. Conference on the use of state-of-the-art ICT technology. We provided rooms at our Berlin Representative Office for the meeting of the European New Communication Technologies workgroup in late November 2011. The event agenda included using new technologies for European help hotlines and how to best structure collaborations with companies in the ICT industry. The collaboration between Deutsche Telekom and the Nummer gegen Kummer youth counseling helpline was discussed as a positive example. CR Report from the previous year Partnership with ACHSE e.V. The Eva Luise and Horst Köhler Foundation presented the 50,000 EUR Eva Luise Köhler award for research on rare diseases in cooperation with Allianz Chronischer Seltener Erkrankungen (ACHSE) e.V. for the fifth time at Telekom's Berlin Representative Office on February 28, 2012. Telekom has been supporting ACHSE, the German alliance for chronic rare diseases, since 2007. Telekom and Achse worked together to launch the www.achse.info information and communication portal, which compiles available knowledge about rare chronic illnesses for doctors and affected persons. EUR 86,000 donated to Bonner Chancen competition. The Bonner Chancen competition, designed to offer "opportunities for Bonn" and sponsored by Telekom, was held in 2011 under the slogan "Different together. You. Me. Us." Projects that improve communication between generations and cultures and help create a feeling of community, such as plays and an international song project, were the focal point of the 2011 competition. Telekom selected projects from eight schools and four youth facilities as the winners of the competition from among the 30 projects that were submitted in 2011. We donated up to EUR 10,000 to each project, a total of around EUR 86,000 to help realize the most creative and valuable projects. Bonn residents who work with children and young people at schools and recreational facilities as well as at senior resident centers and cultural institutions were invited to participate in the competition. We received a total of 30 project suggestions in 2011. More than 400 children, young people and adults celebrated the winners of the Bonner Chancen 2011 sponsorship competition at an event held at Telekom Headquarters on November 26. CR Report from the previous year Video "opportunities for Bonn"
With the Bonner Chancen competition, Telekom sponsored educational and recreational offers for children and young people in the city of Bonn, where its headquarters are located, from 2005 to 2011. The purpose of the competition is to provide young people with better recreational and educational facilities in an attractive environment for life in the city. Every year, Telekom donates around EUR 100,000 for participants to realize creative project ideas. Helping young refugees in Austria. Nine young refugees between the ages of 18 and 22 successfully passed T-Systems Austria's IT Essentials course in July 2011. In 55 course units, course participants learned the basic computer skills needed for an apprenticeship or to continue secondary education. As part of the "Learning pathways" program, T-Systems Austria helps the lobby.16 organization find internships and trainee positions for young refugees. The subsidiary itself provided two internship positions in the Field Services area in the summer of 2011. T-Mobile Austria has teamed up with lobby.16 to enhance the "Learning pathways" program. The six-month education program for young refugees includes German, English and mathematics courses and is supplemented by sector-specific training. In the case of T-Mobile Austria, these involve product training, communications and sales training as well as practice days in the stores and in customer service. T-Systems Austria and T-Mobile Austria have joined forces with the non-profit organization lobby.16 since 2010 to give a brighter outlook to young people by investing in their education. lobby.16 provides job perspectives to young refugees from Afghanistan and Sudan who are living in Austria without their parents, for example by helping them to find internships and training programs. The aim is to help young people develop their skills, become confident in their abilities and gain self-confidence. Christmas campaigns to benefit non-profit organizations. Many international subsidiaries use the Christmas season as an opportunity to help others. Penalty payments benefit environmental projects. As part of this year's Christmas campaign, Telekom employees in Germany donated penalty payments for high CO2 emissions company cars, which totaled EUR 300,000 in 2011. 4,000 employees voted to select a charity they wanted the donation to go to. 49 percent of the votes, i.e., EUR 45,000, went to the One Earth – One Ocean e. V. organization, which develops technical solutions for cleaning up plastic trash from the ocean. Naturparadies Grünhaus, a project to restore the natural landscape of a former brown coal mine, came in second with EUR 42,500. The Bonn-Beuel comprehensive school received EUR 40,000 for its plans to make the school CO2-free. Many international subsidiaries use the Christmas season as an opportunity to help others. Traditional Christmas auction at PTC.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Society > engagement@telekom > Media skills Media skills. Telekom is dedicated to promoting media skills in society. The focus here is especially on showing children, young people and the elderly how to use the new information and communications media safely, because the new media can help them to make their lives easier and participate in society. Examples of our involvement include the Telekom@School project and initiation of the "Internet—it's not a question of age" competition, which focuses on cross-generational activities relating to media skills. One key element in this is communicating media skills to small and medium-sized enterprises. Free Internet access for 34,000 educational institutions. As part of our Telekom@School infrastructure project, we offered to permanently increase the DSL bandwidth at some 34,000 general education and vocational schools in Germany from a maximum of 6,000 kbit/s to up to 16,000 kbit/s in April and May 2011. There was no charge for the switch-over or for subsequent use of the Internet. Telekom also gave each school licenses for its new child protection software. We also offered to upgrade the connections of all schools in VDSL expansion areas to VDSL VDSL enables data transmission speeds of up to 50,000 kbit/s. at reduced rates. High-speed Internet for Greek islands. The Greek subsidiary Cosmote has been promoting unlimited online access in rural regions since 2010 with the Surfing the World project, the only one of its kind in Greece. Its goal was to connect all schools in remote parts of the Greek islands to the broadband network and equip them with the necessary hardware by the end of 2011. Since the start of the program; the company has been able to provide online access to 4,000 students at 81 schools. In Germany, Telekom has been providing free Internet access to around 34,000 general education and vocational schools as part of its Telekom@School infrastructure project since 2000. Some 30,000 of these schools already have a broadband connection thanks to DSLInfo. The aim is to give school children and their teachers the chance to incorporate new forms of communication and media into the educational process. Data privacy becomes a focal point in the classroom. In the run-up to the European Privacy Day, Dr. Claus-Dieter Ulmer, Data Privacy Officer at Deutsche Telekom, participated in an information event which addressed data privacy at schools and was held at the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium in Bonn on January 24, 2012. The event focused on topics such as how to handle personal information, cyber mobbing and cost traps. Our offer to hold information events at schools is available throughout Germany. Interested schools can find out more on Telekom's Responsibility portal. Video
A five-minute ad, also addressed the dangers of the Internet, data privacy and necessary safety measures. The ad was filmed by the Telekom Foundation in collaboration with the 9 b class of the Europaschule in Bornheim, Germany, during the reporting period. The students talked about their knowledge of the topic during the eight-hour filming session. The Europaschule is the first school at which this type of ad was filmed. Ads will be filmed at three more schools. The Europaschule's ad has been available on the www.teachtoday.eu website since February 14, 2012. The platform is targeted at teachers as well as parents who want to learn more about current media. Teachtoday Deutschland is an initiative that was founded by Telekom, Google, Microsoft, O2 and Vodafone. The initiative's aim is to actively support teachers when it comes to using ICT technologies safely and to promote young people's media skills. The initiative is being conducted in cooperation with the European Schoolnet as well as the klicksafe EU initiative and Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Multimedia-Diensteanbieter FSM e.V., the German association for the voluntary self-monitoring of multimedia service providers. "Internet—it's not a question of age" competition launched. Enabling people of all generations to use the Internet is a core responsibility of our company. That is why Telekom, Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Senioren-Organisationen (BAGSO, the German association of organizations for the elderly), and klicksafe, the EU initiative for a safer Internet, launched the "Internet—it's not a question of age" competition in February 2012. With the competition, we intend to sponsor projects and activities that help teach older people how to use the Internet. The competition was launched on February 7, 2012, Safer Internet Day, under the patronage of Kristina Schröder, German Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Seniors, Women and Youth. Winners will be selected by an independent jury in April 2012 and will receive their prizes on the tenth German Senior's Day from May 3 to May 5. Winners will receive EUR 5,000 to further finance their projects. Getting seniors involved in concept design. During the planning phase, we discussed the competition concept with BAGSO and interested senior citizens at an expert panel held on November 9, 2011. The suggestions made were taken into account in the design phase. We have included communication about the competition into our sustainability campaign, posting all information on our www.telekom.com/nachhaltig-handeln website and thereby encouraging our customers to participate. Seminars on the protection of minors in Slovakia. Other international subsidiaries are also involved in teaching people how to responsibly handle personal information online. During the reporting period, Slovak Telekom and the NGO, e-Slovensko, conducted 543 seminars on the protection of minors for teachers and students. 1,277 teachers and 13,800 students participated in the seminars. In addition, 93,000 handbooks addressing online safety were handed out to teachers and parents. Slovak Telekom also published nine new cartoons for children addressing the risks involved in using the
Internet, cell phones and new media in an entertaining format. Experience the Internet—surfing together We also continued our support of the "Experience the Internet—surfing together" initiative in 2011. Telekom sponsored the Social Networks special award for the "Wege ins Netz" media skills competition. Telekom awards the prize to an outstanding Internet project that promotes active participation in society and encourages people to help create the future. This may be a social network or blog or a website revolving around offline activities. In 2011 the prize went to the "Be an angel today" project conducted by the Gute-Tat.de foundation in Munich, an innovative initiative that promotes short-term community involvement. Since August 2010, Telekom has been supporting "Experience the Internet—surfing together," a pilot project initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The initiative is directed at people that do not know how to use the Internet in a targeted way so that they can take advantage of the professional and social opportunities provided by digital media. More media skills for children in Berlin-Marzahn. The branding agency, mc-quadrat, and Deutsche Telekom teamed up with the Straßenkinder e.V. organization in late 2011 to launch a project to increase media skills among children and young people. The aim of the project is to give young people from Berlin-Marzahn the chance to learn how to use media responsibly in a way that is fun and entertaining. Participants told their own stories using modern media and published them on their own website. They were mentored by a media education expert. The Jugendhaus Bolle youth center was equipped with digital cameras, laptops and software for implementing the project. The young people's website containing initial content including photos, animation, short films and stop-motion sequences has been online since February 16, 2012. Telekom trainees in Berlin supported the project as well. They helped the "Bolle kids" use the media responsibly and gave them valuable advice. Internet mentorships started. Our Group-wide request to employees in October 2010 to become Internet mentors received a large response. Around 400 employees are willing to help people learn to use the Internet and help them take the first steps into the online world. The program, which was initially set up to address seniors, was extended to immigrants in 2011 at the suggestion of a Telekom employee. In 2011, Telekom employees conducted over 100 Internet seminars for seniors and immigrants in Hanover alone. These activities led us to renew our cooperation with the Wikimedia organization, which runs the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, in late 2011. Wikimedia offered to let the seniors trained by Telekom work as authors for Wikipedia under a special program. The project will begin in July 2012. Telekom and the local Volkshochschule community college conducted the "AG 50 plus" project in the city of Datteln. In January 2012, trainees taught seniors how to use cell phones at a seminar for beginners. The advanced seminar took place in February. A total of 18 seniors attended to learn about their cell phones' more advanced features.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Society > Education > “Yes, I can!” initiative “Yes, I can!” initiative. Employees, managers and members of the Board of Management at Deutsche Telekom founded the "Ich kann was! - Initiative für Kinder und Jugendliche e.V." association in 2011. The structure and sponsorship activities of our initiative, which bears the same name, have been fully transferred to this non-profit organization in order to establish the initiative as a legal entity. Our aim is to increase sponsorship capacity through additional donation channels and collaborations with partners. This will enable us to help even more institutions in their work to support young people. The association began its work officially at the start of 2012. Promotion of more than 50,000 children and young people. Telekom once again sponsored numerous projects for children and young people from deprived areas in 2011 with its "Yes I can!" initiative. A jury selected 87 projects from among more than 850 applications. We sponsored each of the winning projects with a maximum of EUR 15,000. We have sponsored 200 projects and have helped more than 50,000 children and young people since the initiative was launched in 2009. Total sponsorship volume came to around EUR 2 million by the end of 2011. The association will again provide over EUR 500,000 for 2012. Focal point: "Fair society." A focal point of the competition in 2011 was the "fair society." We asked applicants to submit projects that promote mutual respect and tolerance, whether it be film projects dealing with social marginalization, intercultural plays or workshops on non-violent communication. Empathy and the ability to deal with conflict are key skills when it comes to making a future for oneself. Children and young people from different walks of life and cultures, both with and without disabilities, spent one week together in 2011 at the Tolerance Camp organized by the Freidenker Barnim association in Bernau near Berlin. The camp experience revolved around values such as assuming responsibility, tolerance, trust and respect. CR Report from the previous year With the "Yes, I can!" initiative Telekom improves the skills that enable children and young people to take on the challenges of their everyday lives and shape their life successfully. Based on the criteria published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) these key skills include The ability to act independently and confidently, The ability to successfully interact with different social groups and The ability to skillfully use communication and knowledge tools. The initiative targets children and young people between the ages of 9 and 14. By experiencing success in activities such as music workshops, cooking classes and working together to build a ship, young people are encouraged to further develop their skills. The initiative places great emphasis on supporting institutions that are in or close to deprived areas. The projects supported range from the attainment of everyday skills, to projects with a media-based or cultural focus, to programs offering new experiences. ■ ■ ■
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Society > Education > Deutsche Telekom Foundation Deutsche Telekom Foundation. The non-profit Deutsche Telekom Foundation has been working to improve education in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) since 2003. With a trust capital of EUR 150 million, it is one of the largest corporate foundations in Germany. The foundation is active in the following areas: subjects Early education, Teaching and more, Teacher training, Promoting talent, and Incentives. Some EUR 10.9 million went into project work in 2011. The foundation participates in the Group's engagement@telekom corporate volunteering program. Under the slogan "Everyone needs education—education needs everyone" the program primarily sponsors employee volunteer activities at day care centers and schools. The Science—Nature—Knowledge project. The Deutsche Telekom Foundation began training multipliers in 2010 as part of the Science—Nature—Knowledge project. These multipliers go on to train staff at day care centers throughout Germany. We trained 250 multipliers in 2011, and will have trained a total of 650 multipliers by the fall of 2012. The foundation also donates course materials to the centers. These materials were developed over the past few years by the Science—Nature—Knowledge project. Training educators. The Telekom Foundation, the "Haus der kleinen Forscher" foundation and the "Schulen ans Netz" association (BIBER network) held a conference on teacher training on September 14, 2011. Based on the results of the conference, the Telekom Foundation plans to increase its activity in this area based on the training curriculum for educators, which will be developed by the Science – Nature—Knowledge project by fall 2012. Planned cooperative project. Once the Science—Nature—Knowledge project has been completed, the Foundation is planning to conduct a cooperative project to promote the training of educators at vocational schools and universities in Germany. A skills model focusing on two central aspects—educators' skills and their personal development—is being developed as the basis for the project. The model is not based on a particular subject so it can be used with different content and applied to various areas. The STEM skills are being used as an example. Forschergeist 2012 day care competition. The Science—Nature—Knowledge project and the "Haus der kleinen Forscher" foundation launched the Forschergeist 2012 competition on December 1, 2011. Day care centers throughout Germany are encouraged to submit their STEM Education, Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan. Prizes will be awarded in June 2012. concepts. The competition is under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of CR Report from the previous year ■ ■ ■ ■ ■
Science—Nature—Knowledge is the largest individual project focusing on early education. The Deutsche Telekom Foundation has been helping teachers communicate STEM part of these activities. skills to young children since 2006 as Supporting the "Interactive schools" initiative. The Deutsche Telekom Foundation will financially sponsor the "Interactive schools" project until the end of the 2011/2012 school year as its contribution to helping transition the project over to the patronage of the German federal states. This will make it possible to integrate new media into teaching and learning activities at more than 40 schools. Germany-wide network get-together. The foundation held a get-together with some 100 participants on November 24 and 25, 2011, at the Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn as part of the project. Participants discussed topics such as the Internet, data privacy and social networks. One focal point was the responsible use of social media. The Deutsche Telekom Foundation initiated the "Interactive schools" project in 2005 as part of its "Teaching and more" focus. The project investigated the integration of new media into teaching and learning activities. Teachers developed their own concepts for incorporating new media into the classroom at an initial 4 and then later at 42 secondary schools in the German states of North-Rhine Westphalia, Hesse and Saxony. Math whiz competition for teachers. Competition for math whizzes. The Telekom Foundation launched a competition for math whizzes in 2011. The foundation called on all teachers from lower secondary schools throughout Germany to submit innovative or tried-and-tested concepts to assist young people with weak math skills. A jury of experts selected the best concepts from among the 20 submissions and presented the winners with EUR 3,000 each on November 22, 2011 at the first "Be a math whiz" multiplier conference. 2012 multiplier conference. A second multiplier conference will be held in 2012 to develop and test modules for working with decimals, fractions and percentages. Sub-projects on teacher training and school development were launched in late 2011. The Deutsche Telekom Foundation has made improving education in mathematics one of its focal points. Under the foundation's focus on teacher training, it launched the "Be a math whiz" project in 2011 with EUR 4.1 million in funding. The funding is used to develop and research into lesson structures, concepts and materials for struggling school students and their teachers for grades 5 through 10. The aim is to structure math classes in a way that is more individual and more effective. The project is being conducted in collaboration with Technische Universität Dortmund, Freie Universität Berlin, Freiburg University of Education and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster. The project is scheduled to run for three years. Competence center for teacher training.
The foundation put out a call to bid for a mathematics teacher training competence center in 2011 at the recommendation of an expert committee set up by the Telekom Foundation. The response was tremendous: The entire German mathematics education community considered participation. In the end, four consortia comprised of a total of 17 partners participated. Work to begin in the 2011/2012 winter semester. The winner was the consortium headed by Humboldt Universität in Berlin. Other participants include Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin University for Professional Studies, the Universities in Bochum, Duisburg-Essen and Paderborn and Technische Universität Dortmund. The competence center started its activities in the 2011/2012 winter semester. The center's communication platform is scheduled to go online in spring 2012. The first professional development program will start in the 2012/2013 winter semester. The Deutsches Zentrum für Lehrerbildung Mathematik center will be designed for educational staff at day care centers and math teachers as well as other multipliers who want to develop their skills. The Foundation is planning to invest around EUR 5 million in setting up and operating the center over the next five years. Because a solid education in math is important for developing skills in the other STEM competence center will initially be focused on mathematics. The plan is to offer scientific and didactic training courses in the other STEM subjects in the future. subjects, work at the Multiplier training. The Telekom Foundation sponsored three multiplier trainings for the Class Kits project during the reporting period. Teachers can use the experiment sets and course material to teach topics such as "air and air pressure," "sound" and "swimming and sinking" more effectively at elementary schools. The plan is to distribute the course material financed by the Telekom Foundation to some 1,600 elementary schools throughout Germany. The first 150 class kits had been distributed to participants of the Lernen vor Ort cooperative project by the end of 2011. The foundation also conducted two trainings in 2011 as part of the Science—Nature—Knowledge project for teachers of day-care educational staff from the communities involved in the Lernen vor Ort project. The Lernen vor Ort project, which was initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2009 in collaboration with an association of foundations comprising over 140 foundations, creates incentives for cities and districts to set up consistent, cohesive educational management structures. The Deutsche Telekom Foundation also supports the EUR 60 million project. As the sponsor of the business, technology, environment and science category, the Deutsche Telekom Foundation contributes concepts and materials from its projects Science—Nature—Knowledge, Class Kits, Junior Engineer Academy and Doing Math Differently. The Foundation is currently planning to support the initiative for three years (2010-2013). Magenta Sofa talks to reflect sponsorship activities within the company. Deutsche Telekom Foundation has been promoting involvement in education at regional events with the Magenta Sofa talk series since spring 2011. Employees at the Telekom sites in Dortmund and Munich were invited to discuss education issues with Telekom Board members and well-known guests. Promoting talent was the focus of an event that was held in Dortmund with Chairman of the Board of Management René Obermann. Chief Financial Officer Timotheus Höttges, who is also chairman of the foundation's board of trustees, discussed
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Society > Education > Commitment to training & development Commitment to training & development. As an international ICT group, Deutsche Telekom is dependent on qualified junior staff. As one of the major vocational training providers in Germany, we invest heavily in training programs for the young generation. We also set up external projects to facilitate access to the information and knowledge society for all young people. T-Systems Slovakia sponsors IT training. T-Systems Slovakia has been sponsoring IT training in the region of Košice by offering a summer and evening university program since 2006. The company offers ICT administration courses in cooperation with local universities. More than 350 students had attended the seminars at no charge by the end of 2011. The company founded the T-Systems Education Academy in 2008 in collaboration with the Technical University of Košice. T-Systems Slovakia is designing lectures on ICT for the university as part of this project. The lectures are recognized by the Slovak Ministry of Education. In 2011, T-Systems Slovakia launched an additional educational project in cooperation with three elementary schools in Košice: Ten volunteers taught Windows and Linux to school students to make them aware of how important ICT is in education. The company plans to expand the program to reach all educational levels in the future. Greek subsidiaries invest in education. Cosmote Greece has a tradition of supporting needy students with grants and special awards. OTE joined the program in its tenth year, making it possible to award 15 instead of 10 grants. Each grant recipient received EUR 15,280. Cosmote Greece also gave 27 students an award of EUR 1,528 for exceptional academic and extra-curricular performance. That put the total amount of money granted in 2011 at EUR 270,456. The Greek subsidiaries particularly focused on students who need aid because of a disability or low-income family situation. Even in the face of the economic crisis in Greece, Cosmote Greece and OTE have not stopped sponsoring education and continue to offer paid internships. Their aim is to help make it easier for young people to start their careers and give them the skills they need to do so. CR Report from the previous year Collaboration with schools to provide wireless Internet access. In collaboration with Marienschule in Limburg, we launched the joint WLAN-AG project in 2010. Teachers, school students, Telekom trainees and the head of the Telekom training center work together to provide the school with a WLAN access and to come up with new ideas on how to extend the school's IT infrastructure. Further projects in implementation phase. Telekom helped school students to set up an Internet access in the school cafeteria and media library in April 2011. An extension is planned for the fall break 2012 to include the teachers' lounge and the schoolyard. We are also working on a new design for the wireless network. Other projects are currently being implemented, including the installation of a school network and a learning platform.
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Society > Education > Promoting talent Promoting talent. Deutsche Telekom supports young people with talent and innovative business ideas both within the Group and outside. Supporting young business talent in Austria. For the third year in a row, tele.ring, a mobile communications brand of T-Mobile Austria, and Sony Ericsson called upon Austrian students to participate in the Bessermacher competition in 2011. The aim of the competition is to develop a mobile communications concept for the future. The best ten out of 200 teams competed against each other with their ideas before the Bessermacher jury in the grand finale on June 17. First prize was a trip to Australia. Second and third-place winners received paid internships at tele.ring and Sony Ericsson as well as cell phones. A five-member team from FH Johanneum, University of Applied Sciences, won the competition, winning the jury over with an innovative rate plan and an excellent advertising concept. The winning concept was included in the tele.ring plan portfolio. CR Report from the previous year T-Mobile Czech Republic supports start-ups. As part of the Takeoffs project, which was launched in September 2011, 15 employees shared their expertise with future entrepreneurs. They had the opportunity to submit their business concepts to win a grant. 343 applicants—144 of which were women—submitted a wide range of ideas, from starting up a soap factory to selling hybrid cars. 42 local and two national projects received prizes valued at CZK 7 million, or EUR 280,355. The national prizes went to a tandem bike rental company and a skateboard manufacturer. Not only are the winners given financial support, they are also equipped with telecommunications packages, smartphones and laptops and given tips on how to develop their sales strategy. Supporting future electrical engineers in Croatia. T-HT Hrvatski Telekom sponsors the country's best up-and-coming electrical engineers each year during their last year of study. Six students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FER) in Zagreb received grants for the 2011/2012 study year. Experts from the Croatian subsidiary are also available to mentor the students. They also give guest lectures at partner universities. Step into Life Campaign grants. T-HT Hrvatski Telekom joined the Zagreb Kaptol Rotary Club's Step into Life Campaign in 2011 and committed to support five scholarship holders during their regular program of study with a monthly grant of HRK 1,600 (EUR 211). The Rotary Club organized the campaign for four years in a row. The campaign supports people who left children's homes or foster homes early and therefore did not receive any higher education. CR Report from the previous year
2011 Corporate Responsibility Report We take responsibility. Home > Society > Sponsorship > Cultural sponsorship Cultural sponsorship. Deutsche Telekom encourages variety in cultural expression from Beethoven and electronic beats to contemporary fine art and cross-over cultural events. Together with various partners from the national and international music and art scene, we want to give people access to an extensive cultural event offer and contribute our experience in effective and broad-based communications and marketing. We also provide state-of-the-art technology and products as needed. 28 participants from 13 countries participate in the Telekom Beethoven Comp The international competition ended on December 10, 2011, with the finale at the Beethovenhalle in Bonn. 95 pianists from 33 countries applied for the fourth annual International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn, which was initiated by Telekom. The selection panel admitted 28 participants from 13 countries to perform at the piano competition in Bonn. In addition to prize money for the best solo performance as well as other special awards, pianists can also win coveted concert engagements. On December 1, the candidates were presented to the audience at the Welcome Concert. They demonstrated their skills before an international jury from December 2 to December 10 in Bonn. EUR 60,000 in prize money. Jingge Yan from China won the competition in 2011. The pianist was ecstatic about his victory, for which he received EUR 30,000 in prize money and a studio production contract to record his own CD. The International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn awards cash prizes worth more than EUR 60,000. We support young musicians on their way to the top, for example through the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn which we launched in 2005. Our partners are the piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons, the city of Bonn, the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn and the Beethoven-Haus Bonn. Every two years, young pianists from all over the world play before a top-class international jury. Telekom Street Gigs for the fifth year in a row. More than 35,000 fans have come to see live concerts at unusual locations, including ferries, botanical gardens and parking structures, since 2007. The concert series is especially popular among the young crowd. More than 40,000 fans applied for tickets for concerts featuring artists such as Robyn, Thomas D., Milow, White Lies, The Subways, Jennifer Rostock, Clueso and Casper during the reporting period. The online live stream registered 70,000 viewers, which is a significant increase compared to the previous year. 95,000 active community members. In addition to the concert visitors, three million people watched the concerts on TV during the reporting period. The Street Gigs online community experienced an increase of active members from 25,000 people to 95,000.
With the Telekom Street Gigs, we have been making a contribution to the German music scene since 2007. The concert series creates a unique music experience featuring national and international mainstream artists based on the slogan "The best bands at unusual locations." Electronic Beats throughout Europe. In 2011, we hosted 18 music events in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia and the Netherlands as part of the Telekom Electronic Beats music and lifestyle event. Established and young, up-and-coming artists performed in front of tens of thousands of fans. From December 19, 2011, to January 8, 2012, we displayed a photo exhibition on Bryan Ferry's career at Admiralspalast in Berlin. The U.S. musician opened the show himself. We were able to raise EUR 5,350 for the Kölner Jugendzentren GmbH youth center organization at the Electronic Beats Christmas Bazaar in December 2011. Electronic Beats is Telekom's international music and lifestyle program, which has been enjoying much success for ten years now. In addition to hosting live events throughout Europe, Electronic Beats also publishes a quarterly music and club magazine, the Slices DVD series with new tracks from the world of electronic music and the electronicbeats.net website. Extreme Playgrounds breaks record. Under the slogan "Life is for sharing," we have been hosting Telekom Extreme Playgrounds since 2007. Up to 18,000 predominantly young people have been attending our events every year in Duisburg, Hamburg and Berlin where they experience a combination of an extreme sports and festival feeling. In 2011, 4,400 visitors attended two sold-out events in Duisburg in April. 8,500 people came to Hamburg in August and 5,500 came to Berlin, which was a new record. We managed to increase the reach and recognition of the event series in Germany during the reporting period. With almost 50,000 Facebook fans, Telekom Extreme Playgrounds is the most popular extreme sports event in Europe and one of the five most reputable music festivals in Germany. The media-related value also increased significantly in the event series' fifth year. We have been supporting Telekom Extreme Playgrounds as chief sponsor since 2007. The event, which combines extreme sports and music, is especially popular with young people. Top athletes from all over the world compete against each other in BMX, mountain bike, wakeboarding and skateboarding competitions. Popular bands keep the party atmosphere going between the competition rounds. New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw. Sponsoring the New Horizons International Film Festival, one of the largest of its kind in Poland, is one of Polish subsidiary PTC's key sponsorship commitments. More than 111,000 people came to see films at the festival in 2011. A total of 483 films from 44 countries were shown. PTC became the chief sponsor of the Nowe Horyzonty Edukacji Filmowej film project in 2011, a project conducted by Polish students.