Used cell phone collection & waste generation.

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CR KPI „Used Cell Phone Collection“.

The number of cell phones collected decreased compared to the previous year in which we conducted a cell phone collection campaign to benefit the BILD hilft e.V. – Ein Herz für Kinder children's aid organization. We collected 207,543 cell phones in Germany in 2012. Various cell phone collection initiatives were conducted throughout the Group.

CR KPI „Used Cell Phone Collection“ Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany.

Our Used Cell‐Phone Collection CR KPI indicates the number of cell phones collected (in thousands) in relation to the number of mobile customers (in millions). Data is recorded in kilograms or in units. Detailed comments on each subsidiary’s data are included in the interactive subsidiary benchmarking tool.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting the Used Cell Phone Collection CR KPI as an indicator of progress achieved in the resource-efficient and environmentally friendly use of products, we fully cover the EN 26 (Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts), PA 11 (Initiatives to inform customers about product features and applications that will promote responsible, efficient, cost effective, and environmentally preferable use) and TA 1 (Examples of the resource efficiency of telecommunication products and services delivered) GRI performance indicators. By reporting this data, we also partially cover the EN 27 (Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category) GRI performance indicator and the E14-01 (Recycling ratio) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 7 (Rules and processes), 10 (Innovation and product management), 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).

Waste generation.

The amount of waste produced throughout the Group increased slightly compared to 2011. We were able to reduce the amount of technical waste produced throughout the Group by around 7 percent year‐on‐year. However, the total amount of hazardous, non‐technical waste increased due to significantly higher waste production at T‐Systems Austria and Magyar Telekom. In addition, the higher amount of "other waste" can be attributed to increased production of wooden packaging waste at our Hungarian subsidiary as well as the fact that our Austrian subsidiary shut down its archives, which involved increased waste disposal.

Waste Generation Deutsche Telekom Group.

 

The remaining waste was disposed of in an ecologically sound manner. Individual values for Telekom in Germany from 2011 were subsequently changed in order to correct inaccuracies. Detailed comments on each subsidiary’s data are included in the interactive subsidiary benchmarking tool.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting the amount of waste we generate, we fully cover the EN 22 (Total weight of waste by type and disposal method) GRI performance indicator and the E04-01 (Total waste in tonnes) 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).