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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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Unfortunately, yes!

Unfortunately, yes!

Around 247 billion e-mails are sent worldwide every day. Studies suggest that roughly 80 percent of those e-mails are spam – i.e., e-mails that consist of unwanted advertising. 

Question 2 of 15
Are 80 percent of all
e-mails spam?

Did I subscribe to this?

Whether it be viruses, trojans, phishing or subscription traps – threats are lurking around every corner online. Spam e-mails with harmful content are often the source. Once such an e-mail's attachments have been opened, it is often too late and the computer is infected.
Our digital guide at is our contribution to improved online security. It contains informative texts, checklists, tests and films for Internet users to expand their knowledge and protect themselves.

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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 3 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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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 4 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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Well done!


Robots have replaced teachers in some classrooms in South Korea. But the robot is remote-controlled from the Philippines by a real, human teacher. That way he can teach students English without an accent. Good morning, Mr. Robot!

Question 5 of 15
There are remote-controlled teachers
in South Korea.

Digital classroom

When students live too far from the next school, the school must come to them. E-learning offers have made this idea a reality. A good example: Telekom Romania provides solutions that enable Romanian children living in rural areas to attend class from home on their computers.