Reports and inquiries to the Contact Point for Human Rights
We established a contact point for human rights at Deutsche Telekom in 2013. Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, the contact point received ten reports related to human rights, submitted either directly to the e-mail address of the contact point or through the (anonymous) whistleblower portal. Not all of these tip-offs were deemed plausible. Most of the reports related to the issues of "freedom of opinion" and "code of conduct." One inquiry was related to the topic of "implementing human rights issues at Deutsche Telekom." The inquiry specifically concerned our activities and conflict management. One inquiry dealt with the issue of "social responsibility." Of course, all reports were treated as confidential.