CR KPI „CO2 Emissions“.
The CO2 Emissions CR KPI increased by around 4 percentage points on the previous year and by 17 percent compared with the 2008 base value. Altogether, 530,000 more tons of CO2 were produced than in 2008. This can partially be attributed to a slight increase in energy consumption throughout the Group. Renewable energy certificates purchased by the Group (such as RECS— Renewable Energy Certificate System—certificates) were not taken into consideration when calculating the CO2 Emissions CR KPI.
CR KPI „CO2 Emissions“ Deutsche Telekom Group.
Progress was measured as part of Deutsche Telekom AG's comprehensive climate protection strategy. We calculated our CO2 emissions values based on different energy and fuel consumption data. Calculation complied with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and was based on emission factors set forth by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and/or the GHG Protocol calculation tools. Deutsche Telekom in Germany, for example, set an ambitious climate target in this climate protection strategy: By 2020 the company plans to reduce its CO2 emissions by up to 30 percent compared to values from 2008. Differences in the values reported for the years 2008 to 2011 compared to those stated in the CR Report 2011 can be attributed to adjustments made to reporting parameters. Our international subsidiary at that time, T‐Mobile UK, was not included in the values for 2008, for example. This subsidiary is no longer included as a separate company in this reporting format due to a change in ownership. Instead, the three companies new to the CR data collection process, Globul (Bulgaria), Cosmote Romania and AMC (Albania), were included in data calculation retroactively for 2008 to 2011. Additional changes can be attributed to data corrections made to the energy consumption values used in our 2011 calculations. The International Energy Agency (IEA) published revised emissions factors for emissions produced by energy consumption in late 2012. This was taken into account in calculating the 2012 emissions and resulted in a rise in the emissions values.
Reporting against standards.
By measuring progress based on our CO2 Emissions CR KPI, we report our CO2 emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol together with our self-defined CO2 reduction goal, thereby complying with criterion 13 of the German Sustainability Code (Greenhouse gas emissions). By reporting this data, we fully cover the EN 16 (Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight) GRI performance indicator and partially cover the E02-01 (Scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 7 (Rules and processes), 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) and 13 (Greenhouse gas emissions) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).
GHG Scope 1 and 2 emissions increased by around 6 percent during the reporting period. This can primarily be attributed to an increase in indirect (Scope 2) emissions throughout the Group by around 9 percent resulting from increased energy consumption at several of our international subsidiaries. This value also increased because the International Energy Agency (IEA) published fundamentally revised emissions factors for calculating emissions produced by energy consumption in late 2012. These changes were taken into account when calculating the emissions values for 2012. In addition, we included several international subsidiaries, such as Cosmote Romania, into our reporting process for the first time this year.
Total CO2 (Scope 1 and 2) Emissions Deutsche Telekom Group.
Under our climate protection strategy, Deutsche Telekom in Germany is aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30 percent by 2020 compared to the 2008 values. Detailed comments on each subsidiary’s data are included in the interactive subsidiary benchmarking tool.
We were able to reduce emissions resulting from our electricity consumption in Germany and the Netherlands to zero as in the previous year. We covered all of our electricity requirements in Germany from renewable energy sources, either directly or indirectly, in 2012 as well. We purchased RECS certificates in the amount of around 2,965 GWh as proof of the amount of renewable energy taken from indirect sources. We were also able to reduce Group-wide direct emissions by 8 percent thanks to modernization measures taken by Magyar Telekom and reductions achieved by several international subsidiaries as the result of a mild winter.
Reporting against standards.
By reporting our direct and indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 1 & 2) in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, we fully cover the EN 16 (Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight) GRI performance indicator and we partially cover the E02-01 (Scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) and 13 (GHG emissions) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).
As in the previous year, Deutsche Telekom was able to significantly reduce Scope 3 emissions during the reporting period. On February 15, 2010, we signed an agreement with Deutsche Bahn AG to eliminate the carbon footprint caused by employees traveling by train. We were also able to reduce emissions generated by plane travel and the use of external rental cars. Reducing Scope 3 emissions is part of Deutsche Telekom's climate protection strategy, the goal of which is to systematically minimize all CO2 emissions (Scope 1‐3).
CO2 Emissions from Business Travel Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany (Scope 3 Emissions).
Reporting against standards.
By providing this information we partially cover the EN 16 (Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by Weight) GRI performance indicator as well as the E02-01 (Greenhouse gas emissions, total) EFFAS indicator. Further, the information is relevant for the criteria 11and 12 (Usage of natural resources) as well as 13 (Greenhouse gas emissions) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting in accordance with the Global Compact Principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).