Energy.

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CR KPI „Energy Consumption“.

Deutsche Telekom measures the Energy Consumption CR KPI as a Monetary Power Efficiency Index (MPEI) which shows the ratio between developments in energy consumption (in thousands of MWh) and revenue (in billions of euros). In 2012, this value increased slightly by 3 percent compared to the previous year. Electricity consumption throughout the Group increased slightly by 3.5 percent, while the associated revenue remained stable.

CR KPI „Energy Consumption“ Deutsche Telekom Group a).

The constant growth in data volumes was one of the reasons for the increase in electricity consumption. Nevertheless, our considerable efforts to save energy and to increase energy efficiency prevented the increase in energy consumption from being much higher. The Group‐wide Energy Consumption CR KPI is calculated based on total electricity consumption at the international subsidiaries in relation to the consolidated net revenue of these subsidiaries. The revenue of the Group units included in the CR report, which was taken into consideration in this calculation, covers 96 percent of Group revenue.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting our electricity consumption as a source of indirect energy consumption in relation to our revenues for the reporting period, we partially cover the EN 4 GRI performance indicator (Indirect energy consumption) and the E01-01 (Energy consumption, total) EFFAS indicator and we fully cover the E01-02 (Energy consumption, specific) EFFAS indicator. This data is relevant for criteria 7 (Rules and processes), 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

Total energy consumption.

The constant growth in data volumes was one of the reasons for the increase in electricity consumption. Nevertheless, considerable efforts to save energy prevented the increase in energy consumption from being much higher. Use of fossil fuels decreased by a whole 12 percent compared to the previous year, which is partly due to modernization work at Magyar Telekom and energy savings made by some international subsidiaries on account of the relatively mild winter.

Total Energy Consumption Deutsche Telekom Group.

 
 
 
Data verified by PwC. For detailed audit comments see "DT Group in Germany" and "T-Mobile USA".

In general, our energy consumption increased slightly by one percent compared to the previous year. This can primarily be attributed to increased consumption of electricity at many of our international subsidiaries. Detailed comments on each subsidiary’s data are included in the interactive subsidiary benchmarking tool.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting our energy consumption by primary sources, we fully cover the EN 3 (Direct energy consumption) and EN 4 (Indirect energy consumption) GRI performance indicators as well as the E01-01 (Energy consumption, total) EFFAS indicator. By reporting fleet energy consumption, we partially cover the EN 29 (Environmental impact of transportation) GRI performance indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 11 of the German Sustainability Code (Usage of natural resources). It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

Decoupling power consumption and CO2 emissions.

We were able to reduce emissions resulting from our electricity consumption in Germany to zero as was the case in previous years. We covered all of our electricity requirements in Germany from renewable energy sources, either directly or indirectly, in 2012 as well. We purchased RECS (Renewable Energy Certificate System) certificates in the amount of 2,965 GWh as proof of the amount of renewable energy taken from indirect sources.

Decoupling Power Consumption and CO2 Emissions of the Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany.

Reporting against standards.
By providing this information we partially cover the EN 6 (Initiatives for energy-efficiency and renewable Energy) and EN 18 (Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions) GRI performance indicator and fully cover the E16-05 (Total alternative energy consumption) EFFAS indicator. Further, the information is relevant for criteria 3 (Strategic Analysis, Strategy and Goals), 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) 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).