Regional added value.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Telekom considers it an obligation to promote regional added value and social stability at our company sites. We generated revenues of 60.1 billion euros globally in the financial year 2013, with 229,704 employees (2013 annual average). 58 percent of revenues were generated outside of Germany. We contribute significantly to the economic development in the various regions through salaries, taxes and procurement.
Telekom publishes the net added value generated by the Group each year. These figures show how different stakeholders benefit from corporate performance. By paying wages and salaries and contributions to pension schemes, for example, we contributed substantially to regional purchasing power and a secure future at our locations. Net added value decreased to 26.3 billion euros in 2013 from 31.2 billion euros in the previous year. This figure shows that economic development at our company sites is closely connected to long-term business success.
We have been focusing our investments on full-coverage expansion of fast and stable networks over the past few years and continued to do so during the reporting period. With our network expansion, we are laying the foundation for everyone to be able to participate in the information and knowledge society. Our cash CAPEX , a KPI that summarizes our investment in equipment and systems, came to 3.4 billion euros for Germany in 2013. Of this, we invested 0.9 billion euros in intangible assets (without goodwill) and 2.5 billion euros in property, plant and equipment. We paid 0.6 billion euros in taxes in 2013.
In the context of the "Yes, I can!" association, we also supported initiatives in Germany that promote projects for children and young people from disadvantaged areas, increasing their confidence in their own skills. We also offer customized solutions to provide people from disadvantaged backgrounds with access to new communications technologies and media. In particular, these include
- Subsidized rates for people with low incomes or disabilities,
- Varied activities to promote media skills, and
- Promoting the integration of people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Telekom helps bridge the digital divide by supporting equal opportunities for all to participate in education, knowledge and communications. In doing so, the Group helps to strengthen the economic standing and quality of life as well as competitiveness at its locations and in its markets.
Telekom makes a significant contribution to promoting young people's skills in the areas of technology and natural sciences through its training activities and its own foundation. The Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, which was established by Deutsche Telekom AG, continues to be very active in helping maintain and improve the German educational landscape. The foundation is currently one of the largest German corporate foundations with funding capital of 150 million euros. It is dedicated to improving education levels in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) throughout Germany. In the training year 2013/2014, we had some 8,100 apprentices and students on cooperative degree courses on average overall
The development of innovative ICT solutions is a key growth driver not only for our industry but also for many other sectors. The Telekom Group's central research and development unit, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-Labs), is a global player in this area. In addition to our German locations in Berlin, Bonn and Darmstadt, we also run institutes in Tel Aviv and Los Altos, California. In 2013, some 2,900 Telekom experts and scientists were involved in research work to develop fast, secure and sustainable communication solutions at T-Labs. The focus of their work in 2013 was on medium-term topics such as developing technologies that enable up-to-date differentiation options and identifying new business avenues.
T-Labs also finances university chair positions and cooperates with Berlin universities as well as with a number of other universities and institutes worldwide. Together with other partners from the industry as well as start-ups, T-Labs helps bring the worlds of research and business together and secures the transfer of know-how into Telekom. Telekom's research and development budget totaled around 97 million euros in 2013.