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  • 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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You're right!

Yes – it's possible!

In 2016, T-Systems South Africa developed a smart water meter, which measures how much water is taken from a well or discharged from a water treatment facility. The system also allows leaks to be pinpointed and eliminated faster. 

Question 1 of 15
Do smartphones help
save water?

Promoting sustainable development with ICT

Our solutions help conserve valuable natural resources. M2M (machine-to-machine) offers simplify and streamline processes and allow for entirely new business models. Connecting devices in agriculture, mobility and real estate can contribute to sustainable development.

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Right

Yes, we do

Whistleblowers welcome! Employees and third parties can use our Tell me! whistleblower portal to anonymously submit information if they suspect that someone in the company is violating the law or in-house regulations. We investigate every tip-off and pursue violations consistently.

Question 2 of 15
Deutsche Telekom has a special service
for whistleblowers?

Guaranteed confidentiality

Integrity, ethical conduct and personal responsibility are the keys to our company's success. We want to avoid any risk that could call our integrity into question or have a detrimental effect on our company, our employees, or our business partners, customers and shareholders. In order to do so, we need to find out about any misconduct. Confidentiality within the framework of legal provisions is guaranteed for people who use our Tell me! whistleblower portal. 

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Possible, but no

You're right, that's nonsense.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the UN's largest consulting project.  More than 7 million people were surveyed for the project. On September 25, 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda along with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Question 3 of 15
The 2030 Agenda is a follow-up project
of Agenda 2010.

Making things happen together!

Deutsche Telekom supports the SDGs. Many of our products already contribute to sustainable development. Information and communication technology has the potential to contribute to each SDG. It can also ensure that the goals are achieved more quickly, e.g., by means of smart technologies for agriculture. Deutsche Telekom is also involved in several other initiatives such as Global Compact.

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You're right!

Yes, they do

The Arctic in particular is severely affected by climate change. According to the SMARTer2030 study published by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative in 2015, using information and telecommunications technologies can help prevent a global increase in CO2 emissions. That means that  CO2 emissions can be reduced by 12 billion tons by 2030 in comparison with carrying on as we are now. That is the equivalent of almost 20 percent of global emissions. 

Question 4 of 15
Do polar bears benefit
from ICT?

ICT solutions for climate protection

Deutsche Telekom reduced more emissions by providing its customers with products and services in Europe than it created along its entire value chain in 2014. We are planning on steadily improving this ratio over the next few years.

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Exactly!

Yes, they do!

A number of European cities have already been equipped with smart street lighting. The lamps have integrated motion, air pollution, temperature and acoustic sensors. They use this information to decide when to shine and at what intensity. They also reduce energy consumption as they are LED lamps – a consistently efficient solution.

Question 5 of 15
Do smart
street lamps exist?

Smart City – the city of the future

Smart city solutions help cities provide locals and tourists with smarter infrastructure. Smart buses, for example, can share information about their travel route in real time via an app. Digital parking aids can guide drivers to the next empty parking space. And smart waste bins know when they need emptying. In a nutshell, these solutions are smart services that not only improve quality of life but also reduce costs and benefit the environment.