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  • 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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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 1 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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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 2 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 3 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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Sorry, but no

Unfortunately, you're right

But it's about vast expanses all the same: Scope 3 is the term for harmful CO2 emissions in a company's upstream and downstream value chains. We measure these emissions. It's not science fiction, but it's still quite complicated. In the end, it is another way for us to reduce our climate impact.

Question 4 of 15
Is Scope 3 a new
science fiction series?

Excellent!

We received the DQS German Excellence Award in 2016 for our systematic approach to recording Scope 3 emissions. Our exemplary reporting on our Scope 3 emissions also got us on the CDP A-list of companies leading in climate protection for the first time in 2016.

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Exactly!

Sorry, but no

The danger of data theft, online spying and cybercrime is growing. Only people who know what hackers do can protect themselves from them. That is why we train ten junior recruits to become cyber security professionals every year. Completely legally and certified by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) . Certified hackers, so to speak.

Question 5 of 15
Is it possible to be legally trained
as a hacker?

The hacker training program

Cyber defense and security experts are hard to come by. In 2014, we decided to close this gap by offering a program to train cyber security professionals alongside their job. Participants have to place themselves in the role of a hacker and sneak their way into allegedly secure IT systems. Around 300 staff members apply to take part each year.