Other environmental indicators.

Water consumption.

The decrease in Group‐wide water consumption by around 7 percent can partially be attributed to the introduction of new water conservation measures at the international subsidiaries Slovak Telekom, T‐Systems Mexico and T‐Mobile USA. T‐Mobile USA was able to reduce its water consumption by 22 percent compared to the previous year.

Water Consumption Deutsche Telekom Group.

In m3

Our Macedonian subsidiary, MakTel, reported success in its water management activities. By consolidating three locations into one, shared headquarters, MakTel was able to reduce its water consumption during the reporting period by 35,367 liters. Detailed comments on each subsidiary’s data are included in the interactive subsidiary benchmarking tool.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting water consumption we fully cover the EN 8 GRI performance indicator (Total water withdrawal by source) and the E28-01 (Total water withdrawal) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 11 (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).

Online customer bills.

16.2 million online bills were sent out in 2012. This is the equivalent of 55 percent of all customer bills issued. This indicates that the percentage of online bills has grown continuously over the past four years.

Online Customer Bills Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany.

 

Reporting against standards.
By reporting data on the number of online customer bills, we fully cover the EN 26 (Initiatives to mitigate environmental impact) and TA 1 (Examples of the resource efficiency of telecommunication products and services delivered) GRI performance indicators and partially cover the EN 7 (Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption) GRI performance indicator and the V04-13 (Percentage of services or products for increasing eco-efficiency of own products) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 2 (Implementation of the sustainability strategy) and 10 (Innovation and product management) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

Land use.

The property used by Deutsche Telekom in Germany covers most of our demands for technology, office and storage space and well as providing space for other needs. Total take‐up decreased slightly in 2012 compared to the previous year with a total of 8,960,339 square meters of space being used.

Land Use Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany.

In Prozent.
 

Land Use Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany.

Reporting against standards.
This data is relevant for criterion 11 (Usage of natural resources). It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).