2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

Our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Goals Our contribution Find out more
No Poverty End poverty in all its forms everywhere Among other things, our donations support the fight to end poverty. By expanding our networks we create the conditions for economic and social participation, and thereby provide access to education – an important resource to reduce poverty. Corporate giving

Responsible network build-out
Zero Hunger End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Our efficient Connected Agriculture ICT img solutions allow for higher harvest yields while reducing the use of resources such as seeds, water, fertilizers and energy. Connected agriculture
Good Health and Well-Being Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages We promote health with our e-health solutions for the improvement of medical care and a number of health measures for our employees. Connected health solutions

Innovative solutions for Papageorgiou General Hospital in Thessaloniki

Family Assistant for the elderly and chronically ill

Occupational health and safety

Health program in Mexico

Enabling people to help themselves
Quality education Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning We invest heavily in the training and personal development of our approx. 225,000 employees. In addition, we promote the development of media skills. The Deutsche Telekom Stiftung foundation supports a number of STEM img projects. Training and development

Teachtoday – Initiative to promote safe and competent media use

Deutsche Telekom Stiftung promotes STEM subjects

IT Courses for Seniors

Connected Kids

e-Classrooms project in Macedonia
Gender Equality Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls We are committed to the systematic promotion of women in management, supervisory boards and STEM professions. Our employees benefit from a number of different offers we provide, for instance, to improve their work-life balance Diversity and equal opportunities

"Every woman in technology award”
Clean water and sanitation Ensure access to water and sanitation for all Our efficient Smart Agriculture ICT solutions help reduce water consumption and use of fertilizers. Also, our Smart Metering solution allows for exact measurement and control of water consumption. Connected agriculture

Smart Metering
Affordable and clean energy Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Our integrated climate strategy helps us reduce CO2 emissions, improve energy efficiency, offer more sustainable products (e.g., QIVICON - Smart Home) and raise the share of green energy in our electricity consumption. Magyar Telekom is climate-neutral

T-Mobile Austria – Austria's first CO2-neutral mobile provider

More green energy at European national companies

QIVICON – Living in a smart home

Smart grids  & smart metering

Micro Smart Grid project reduces costs and CO2

Smarter Grids in Greece
Decent work and economic growth Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all We are committed to sustainable growth, provide excellent working conditions for our current and future employees and keep working toward a more sustainable supply chain. Sustainable finance

Agile and responsible employer

How we protect human rights

Supplier development program
Industry, innovation and infrastructure Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation We keep pushing the expansion of our networks forward and adding more innovative, sustainable products to our portfolio. Responsible infrastructure expansion

Sustainable products and services

Industrial Internet: Opportunities of digitization

Promoting start-ups with hub:raum

Sustainable ICT solutions

Research and development projects in Greece
Reduced inequalities Reduce inequality within and among countries We employ adequate measures to connect the unconnected, providing access to the digital world for all. Assuming responsibility for the digital transformation

Teachtoday – Initiative for safe and competent media use


Innovative solutions to social challenges

"Yes, I can!" initiative

Deutsche Telekom Stiftung promotes STEM subjects

Accessible products and services

Access to the Digital World program

Fostering safe Internet use and digital inclusion

e-Classrooms in Macedonia
Sustainable cities and communities Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Our innovative solutions help shape the transformation of cities into intelligent urban spaces (smart cities). Smart cities: intelligent street lighting

"Connected Cities" white paper
Responsible consumption and production Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns We keep developing more sustainable product solutions and promote the integration of more sustainable production patterns into our supply chain. At the same time we are committed to avoiding waste and to the recycling of valuable natural resources. Business potential through sustainability

Sustainable ICT solutions

T-Mobile Austria introduces Fairphone 2 in Austria

Supplier development program

Improving sustainability in the supply chain

Supporting responsible resource extraction

Waste reduction and recycling

Recovering tantalum from electronic waste

Used cell-phone collection

Cell-phone recycling program in Greece

Cell-phone recycling program in the U.S.
Climate Action Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts We help protect the climate with measures conducted at the Group as well as with our sustainable products and services based on our integrated climate strategy. Climate protection strategy

Implementing the integrated climate strategy

Climate protection measures

Sustainable products and services
Life below water Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources Our white paper on connected cities incorporates water as a central resource in the development of innovative solutions for future city development. "Connected Cities" white paper

Smart Metering
Life on land Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss Our efficient Smart Agriculture ICT solutions allow for higher harvest yields while reducing the use of resources such as seeds, water, fertilizers and energy. We also conduct projects to protect biodiversity. Connected agriculture

Renaturalizing habitats with high biodiversity

Corporate Volunteering
Peace, justice and strong institutions Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies We have clearly expressed our commitment to complying with ethical principles and current legal standards. This commitment has been incorporated in our Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct. We also operate a comprehensive compliance management system. All our activities are compliant with legal regulations and our Binding Corporate Rules on Privacy. Compliance
Partnerships for the goals Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development We collaborate with associations, institutions and companies at the national and international level. One of these is the Global e-Sustainability Initiative img (GeSI img). Overview of memberships and collaborations