Climate & environment.

Our goal is to reduce our CO2 emissions by around 430,000 tons by 2020 compared to 2008. That is the equivalent of around 28,000 trips around the world in an airplane.

Approval of a Group-wide climate protection target

"By reducing our CO2 emissions by 20 percent, we are making a valuable contribution to creating a climate-friendly, future-minded society. Our goal is to provide our customers with products and services in a way that is energy-efficient."

Luis Neves, Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer

Objective To reduce total CO2 emissions at the Group (not including T-Mobile USA) by 20 percent by 2020 compared to 2008
Success 40 business units in 29 countries including the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, China, Malaysia, Brazil and South Africa collaborated to specify a Group-wide climate protection target. The shared target was approved by the Board of Management in December 2013.
Implementation The climate target was developed based on systematic measurements of direct emissions (scope 1) and indirect emissions (scope 2) as well as potential analyses from each company. We also included business trips in our calculations. The key challenge will be to keep energy needs from increasing at the same rate despite increasing data volumes and higher investments in modern network technologies.

Each year, we identify topics that are fundamental to sustainable business development in consultation with our stakeholders (materiality process). The approval of the Group-wide climate protection target is a good example of how we put these into practice. The following diagram provides an overview of the key topics addressed in our climate and environment section. Just click on the items in the diagram to learn more.