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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

Enablement Factor

Enablement factor for DT Group in Germany

In addition to calculating our own carbon footprint, in 2016 we are also calculating for the first time the amount of CO2 emissions that our customers can avoid producing by using our products and services. The ratio between these two figures – the "enablement factor" – allows us to assess our overall performance when it comes to climate protection. The savings achieved by our customers in Germany in 2016 were 33 percent higher than our own CO2 emissions (an enablement factor of 1.33 : 1).

Enablement Factor ESG img KPI: CO2 emission reductions enabled by the use of DT products and services

You can find further information about the Enablement Factor ESG KPI here.

 

Reporting against standards

Information on the enablement factor is relevant for GRI Indicator G4-EN19 (Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions). The information is relevant for the EFFAS KPI img S13-01 (Intermodality). It is furthermore relevant for criterion 13 (Climate-relevant emissions and objectives) of the German Sustainability Codex. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact img principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).

Enablement factor for Deutsche Telekom Group in Europe

In addition to calculating our own carbon footprint, in 2016 we are also calculating for the first time the amount of CO2 emissions that our customers can avoid producing by using our products and services. The ratio between these two figures – the "enablement factor" – allows us to assess our overall performance when it comes to climate protection. The reduction potential of our customers throughout Europe (including Germany) in 2016 was not quite as high as our own CO2 emissions, resulting in an enablement factor of 0.95.

Enablement Factor ESG img KPI: CO2 emission reductions enabled by the use of DT products and services

You can find further information about the Enablement Factor ESG KPI here.

Reporting against standards

Information on the enablement factor is relevant for GRI Indicator G4-EN19 (Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The information is relevant for the EFFAS KPI img S13-01 (Intermodality). It is furthermore relevant for criterion 13 (Climate-relevant emissions and objectives) of the German Sustainability Codex. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact img principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).