Environmental performance indicators.

Indicator Reference Status

EN1 Volume of materials usedicon

The amount of materials we use such as raw materials, supplies and semi-finished products is very small for Telekom as a service company and is therefore not relevant. 

EN2 Recycled materials icon

Because the amount of materials we use is very small for Telekom as a service company and is therefore insignificant, the share of recycled material is not relevant to this report. 

EN3 Direct primary energy consumptionicon
EN4 Indirect primary energy consumption icon

Energy
Total energy consumption

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 2012. In virtually all other countries, the proportion of renewable and non-renewable energy is in line with the electricity mix in the relevant country.

EN8 Total water withdrawal icon

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 icon

To our knowledge our water consumption has no major impact on the environment.

EN10 Water recycled and reused icon

Water recycling facilities are not installed in significant numbers.

EN11 Land assets in or adjacent to protected areas icon

We financed compensation measures to restore natural habitats under nature conservation regulations In the reporting period.

EN12 Impacts on biodiversity icon

Biodiversity

Possible impacts on biodiversity, such as the impact of laying cable or of electromagnetic fields, are regulated by law in Germany. 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 restoredicon

Biodiversity

We financed compensation measures to restore natural habitats under nature conservation regulations In the reporting period.

EN14 Strategies for biodiversity icon

Biodiversity

Possible impacts on biodiversity, such as the impact of laying cable or of electromagnetic fields, are regulated by law in Germany. 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. 

EN15 Endangered species icon

This indicator is not relevant to Telekom.

EN16 Greenhouse gas emissions icon
EN17 Other greenhouse gas emissions icon
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances icon

Telekom is not a manufacturing enterprise. Therefore, this indicator is not relevant to Telekom.

EN20 NOx, SOx and other air emissions icon

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 icon

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 icon

Waste volume
Waste management & disposal
Recycling 9,000 metric tons of cable
Expert manage systematic network upgrade
Upgrading networks

Disposal methods are regulated by law. We have almost all of our technical waste recycled because of the valuable metals it contains. Disposal of domestic waste depends strongly on each individual country. While domestic waste is almost entirely incinerated and disposed of thermally in western countries like Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, most domestic waste is still sent to landfills in Eastern European countries. 

EN23 Significant spills icon

Since Telekom does not manufacture any products, this indicator is not relevant.

EN24 Waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention icon

Since Telekom does not transport any waste, this indicator is not relevant.

EN25 Impacts of discharges and runoff on biodiversity icon

This indicator is not relevant for Telekom, as no direct discharges of water take place.

EN27 Packaging materials icon

Used cell-phone collection
Phone and cell-phone recycling 

Customers can return all of their packaging to Telekom in Germany in accordance with the Packaging Ordinance. In its international units, the company deals with packaging materials according to the legislation in the country concerned. Accordingly, a complete description is not possible at this juncture.

EN28 Sanctions for non-compliance with environmental regulationsicon

2012 Annual report > Risk and opportunities management > Risks

We have an umbrella certificate according to ISO 14001  since the end of June 2009, which ensures that there are no violations of environmental regulations Group-wide. No significant breaches became known in the reporting period. 

EN29 Environmental impacts of transport icon

Climate-friendly mobility
Mobility
Energy 
CO2 emissions

Logistics and transport services are provided by service providers at Telekom. The environmental impacts of transportation are influenced by the contractual arrangements with the service providers.

EN30 Environmental protection expenditures icon

12,139 metric tons of CO2 compensated for by certificates

Investments in environmental protection that exceed compensating for greenhouse gas emissions are not compiled centrally at present.