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SAM ((Sustainable Asset Management) Research AG)

The SAM research team assesses the sustainability performance of more than 2,000 enterprises all over the world. Its assessments form the compilation basis for the Dow Jones World Index and the Dow Jones STOXX Index (Europe).

SAR (Specific Absorption Rate)

SAR is measured in watts per kilogram of body weight. It is a measure of the rate at which electromagnetic energy is absorbed and converted to body heat. The SAR levels of all cell phones sold by T-Mobile comply with the limits set out in international guidelines, and generally fall well below them.

Scope 1 emissions

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol divides emissions into the Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 categories, depending on the degree to which they can be influenced by the reporting company:

  • Scope 1 accounts for all direct GHG emissions.
  • Scope 2 accounts for indirect emissions associated with the generation of electricity, steam, or heat purchased from external sources.
  • Scope 3 allows for the treatment of all other indirect emissions associated with logistics, use of materials, supplies, and waste disposal, including emissions generated by service and manufacturing companies working for the reporting company and their upstream suppliers.
Scope 2 emissions

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol divides emissions into the Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 categories, depending on the degree to which they can be influenced by the reporting company:

  • Scope 1 accounts for all direct GHG emissions.
  • Scope 2 accounts for indirect emissions associated with the generation of electricity, steam, or heat purchased from external sources.
  • Scope 3 allows for the treatment of all other indirect emissions associated with logistics, use of materials, supplies, and waste disposal, including emissions generated by service and manufacturing companies working for the reporting company and their upstream suppliers.
Scope 3 emissions

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol divides emissions into the Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 categories, depending on the degree to which they can be influenced by the reporting company:

  • Scope 1 accounts for all direct GHG emissions.
  • Scope 2 accounts for indirect emissions associated with the generation of electricity, steam, or heat purchased from external sources.
  • Scope 3 allows for the treatment of all other indirect emissions associated with logistics, use of materials, supplies, and waste disposal, including emissions generated by service and manufacturing companies working for the reporting company and their upstream suppliers.
Scoris (SiRi) (Sustainable Investment Research International)

scoris GmbH is the German partner of SiRi Company (Sustainable Investment Research International Company Ltd.). Scoris last compiled a sustainability rating of all DAX 30 enterprises (Scoris DAX 30 study) in November 2007. Numerous investors see the SiRi database with its overview of internationally relevant data on sustainable investment as the basis for their investment decisions. scoris GmbH changed its name in February 2009 and is now known as Sustainalytics GmbH.

Shared Services

Central functions at Telekom. These bundle similar processes from different areas of the company and provide them to the entire Group as centralized, consolidated services.

Single RAN (Radio Access Network)

Single RAN (Radio Access Network) is a radio access network technology that digitally controls the radio connections of different mobile communications standards (2G , 3G , 4G) on one platform.

Smart metering

Smart meters are intelligent interfaces between the electricity grid and energy-consuming appliances. The smart metering service consists of the reading, processing, presentation and billing of power and energy consumption and other meters in industry and homes. Smart metering  reduces costs considerably and allows access to a mass-marketable service. In particular, it gives energy providers, meter operators, and the housing sector the opportunity to offer their customers innovative products and services, as it delivers consumption data virtually in real time.

Smartphone

Smartphones are cell phones which are equipped with additional computer functions and feature mobile Internet.

Social Audit

In order to embrace the Deutsche Telekom values throughout our procurement processes, special assessment procedures, known as Social Audits, are held on a regular basis.
The key components of these Social Audits are:

  • Risk assessment
  • Supplier self-assessment
  • Internal supplier assessment
  • Personal contact and constructive dialog with suppliers and business partners
  • Audit  report including audit evaluation.
Social business

Social business  is an economic concept whereby businesses follow the goal of solving social problems. At the same time, investors forego dividends from their investments. Profits are reinvested into the project as social gains.

Social Charter

Telekom's Social Charter , which was adopted in 2003, sets out rules that must be followed throughout the company in the areas of human rights, the environment, equal opportunities, health and safety, and the right to set up and join a trade union. It is based on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact  as well as on the conventions of ILO and OECD.

Spam

Spam , or junk, refers to unwanted messages, usually transmitted over electronic channels, that are delivered to the recipient unsolicited and are often used as advertisements or to propagate malware.

Split or VRV units

Split air-conditioning units have an external unit (capacitor/compressor) and an internal unit that is connected via refrigerant pipes (evaporator). VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) or VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) units make it possible to regulate the temperature in a building by changing the cooled volume or flow rate.

SPWG (Sustainable Procurement Working Group)

To ensure the implementation of a sustainable, universal procurement strategy, Deutsche Telekom set up the Group-wide Sustainable Procurement Working Group (SPWG) in 2007. The Working Group is the central point of contact for all issues and problems relating to sustainable procurement. The SPWG's primary aims include clearly mapping out a corresponding procurement profile, devising exacting social and environmental standards as well as monitoring the procurement process in accordance with these standards.

SRI (Socially Responsible Investments)

Socially responsible investment (SRI) refers to an investment strategy that is based not only on income potential but also on ethical considerations.

Stakeholder

The stakeholder approach is an extension of the shareholder value concept used extensively in business management. In contrast to the shareholder value principle, which focuses on the needs and expectations of a company's shareholders, the stakeholder approach attempts to view the company in the context of its overall social background and reconcile the needs of the different stakeholders. In addition to shareholders, stakeholders include staff, customers, suppliers, the government, and the public at large.

Statement on Extractives

With its comprehensive "Statement on Extractives ," Deutsche Telekom intensified its commitment to responsible raw materials extraction in 2009. In this context, the company also formulated a clear position on the "Coltan issue".

STEM

STEM  stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

STOXX ESG

STOXX Global ESG  Leaders is a stock index that assesses companies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG ) criteria. The index is based on a comprehensive list of sustainability criteria and allows investors to flexibly weight individual criteria.