Energy.

Deutsche Telekom measures the Energy Consumption CR KPI as the Monetary Power Efficiency Index (MPEI) in which developments in energy consumption (in thousands of MWh) are indicated in relation to revenues (in billions of euros). The Energy Consumption CR KPI remained stable year on year. Our electricity consumption only increased slightly more than the relevant revenue generated by the Group units included in the CR Report. The interactive tool includes detailed comments on each subsidiary's KPIs. This information can be used for comparative purposes.

CR KPI „Energy Consumption“ Deutsche Telekom Group a).

The Group-wide Energy Consumption CR KPI is calculated based on total electricity consumption at the international subsidiaries in relation to the consolidated net revenue of these subsidiaries. The revenue of the Group units included in the CR Report used for reference here is the equivalent of 96 percent of Group revenue. The constant growth in data volumes was one of the reasons for the slight increase in electricity consumption. Nevertheless, our considerable efforts to save energy and to increase energy efficiency prevented the increase in energy consumption from being much higher.
We particularly expect the reductions in electricity consumption realized at Deutsche Telekom in Germany in 2014 to exceed the increased use of electricity associated with the expansion of T-Mobile USA. In 2015, we expect that above all the changeover to the IP  network and the consolidation of several T-Systems data centers will result in a major reduction in energy consumption. This will compensate for the power needs of T-Mobile US, which are likely to continue to rise. The revenue trends anticipated for the relevant Group units lead us to expect a stable Energy Consumption CR KPI for 2014 and an improvement for 2015.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting our electricity consumption as a source of indirect energy consumption in relation to our revenues for the reporting period, we partially cover the EN 4 GRI performance indicator (Indirect energy consumption) and the E01-01 (Energy consumption, total) EFFAS indicator and we fully cover the E01-02 (Energy consumption, specific) EFFAS indicator. This data is relevant for criteria 7 (Rules and processes), 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).

Total energy consumption.

In general, our energy consumption increased slightly by 4percent compared to the previous year. The constant growth in data volumes was one of the reasons for the slight increase in electricity consumption. Nevertheless, our considerable efforts to save energy and to increase energy efficiency prevented the increase in energy consumption from being much higher. The interactive tool includes detailed comments on each subsidiary's KPIs. This information can be used for comparative purposes.

Total Energy Consumption Deutsche Telekom Group.

 
 
Data verified by PwC. For detailed audit comments see "DT Group in Germany" and "T-Mobile USA".

While energy consumption increased at some national companies including T-Mobile USA, T-Systems Slovakia and T-Mobile Poland, other national companies (including T-Systems Austria, T-Systems UK, IT Services Hungary) reduced their consumption considerably. Please refer to the comments on the national companies for details.

Reporting against standards.
By reporting our energy consumption by primary sources, we fully cover the EN 3 (Direct energy consumption) and EN 4 (Indirect energy consumption) GRI performance indicators as well as the E01-01 (Energy consumption, total) EFFAS indicator. By reporting fleet energy consumption, we partially cover the EN 29 (Environmental impact of transportation) GRI performance indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 11 of the German Sustainability Code (Usage of natural resources). It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact   principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).

Decoupling power consumption and CO2 emissions.

Deutsche Telekom was able to reduce the emissions generated by its electricity consumption to zero from 2008 to 2012 by purchasing RECS certificates (Renewable Energy Certificate System). However, we feel that these certificates have not had as positive an impact on the environment as we had hoped. Demand for certificates was generally limited. As a result, RECS certificates do not make a noticeable contribution to encouraging the expansion of renewable energy sources. That is why we feel it makes more sense both in terms of ecological and economic aspects to invest in reducing our energy consumption and increasing our energy efficiency than to purchase RECS certificates.

Decoupling Power Consumption and CO2 Emissions of the Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany.

Reporting against standards.
By providing this information we partially cover the EN 6 (Initiatives for energy-efficiency and renewable Energy) and EN 18 (Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions) GRI performance indicator and fully cover the E16-05 (Total alternative energy consumption) EFFAS indicator. Further, the information is relevant for criteria 3 (Strategic Analysis, Strategy and Goals), 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting in accordance with the Global Compact   Principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Environmental responsibility).