Socially responsible investment.
As a global player, Deutsche Telekom focuses on generating sustainable added value. It is our general goal to keep our medium and long-term capital costs at as low as possible. Sustainable investments play an especially important role in this.
In 2012, 12 percent of our T-Shares were held by investors who take SRI criteria into account, at least partially in their investment decisions. Two percent of T-Shares were held by investors who give priority to SRI aspects when managing their funds.
We plan to steadily increase the number of shares held by investors who at least partially take sustainability criteria into account in their investment decisions, which is why we use the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) CR KPI.
Just like in preceding years, the quantity, scope and depth of detail of existing rating requests increased in 2012. Deutsche Telekom deliberately decides to take part in ratings that are relevant to sustainability-oriented stakeholders, especially investors.
As in previous years, during the reporting period our T-Shares were listed in the most important indices and rankings for socially responsible investment (SRI). These include the Dow Jones sustainability indices, World and Europe, the FTSE4Good Index and the StoxxGlobalESG Leaders Index. As another bonus, we improved our company's results in several ratings. For instance, we were once again commended as a Prime Company by rating agency Oekom in the reporting year, and climbed within the Swiss SAM agency rating by another three points to 82 points (of a maximum of 100). The following table provides an overview of T-Share listings in the leading sustainability indexes.