Ideas management.

genial@telekom. Ideas management.

In 2012, employees submitted 13,043 suggestions for improvement using the genial@telekom ideas platform, which was introduced in in previous years. The savings generated by these improvements came to EUR 104 million. We registered 151 patents in the reporting period as well.

genial@telekom. Ideas management.

 

Reporting against standards.
Employee involvement is encouraged via the genial@telekom ideas management platform. This data is relevant for criterion 14 (Employee rights) of the German Sustainability Code.

Portfolio of intellectual property rights.

The portfolio of intellectual property rights has increased continuously over the past four years and came to 7,600 in 2012.

 

Portfolio of intellectual property rights at the Telekom Group in Germany.

Industrial property rights include inventions, patent applications, patents, utility models and registered designs. The latter give their owners the sole right to use an aesthetic format (design, color, form). The IPR portfolio is reviewed on a regular basis and those rights that are no longer relevant are eliminated. We manage these property rights based on cost‐utilization criteria.

Reporting against standards.
This data partially covers the TA 5 (Practices relating to intellectual property rights) GRI performance indicator as well as the V04-05 (Number of patents registered within the last 12 months) and V04-06 (Percentage of patents registered within last 12 months in relation to total number of patents) EFFAS indicators.