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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

Energy

Energy intensity ESG KPI Deutsche Telekom Group EU

The Energy Intensity ESG KPI img was a new addition to the reporting this year. In contrast to the existing Energy Consumption ESG KPI, the new ESG KPI shows energy consumption in proportion to the transmitted data volumes. Using data volume as a reference parameter makes it possible to create a direct link to the performance of our networks.

Energy intensity ESG KPI Deutsche Telekom Group EU

The ESG KPI figure also takes into account total energy consumption for all energy sources – fuel, gas, district heating and electricity. The data volume is composed of the transmitted IP img data volumes (including Voice over IP, Internet, IP-TV).

Reporting against standards

The Energy Intensity ESG KPI img is relevant for the GRI indicator G4-EN5 (Energy Intensity). This information is relevant for EFFAS KPI E01-01 (Energy consumption, total). It is furthermore relevant for criterion 12 (Resource management) 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).

Energy intensity ESG KPI DT Group in Germany

The Energy Intensity ESG KPI img was a new addition to the reporting this year. In contrast to the existing Energy Consumption ESG KPI, the new ESG KPI places the energy consumption into a ratio with the managed data volumes. Using data volume as a reference parameter makes it possible to create a direct link to the performance of our networks.

Energy intensity ESG KPI DT Group in Germany

  Data assured by PwC. Data is partly based on estimates, assumptions and extrapolations.

The ESG KPI figure also takes into account total energy consumption for all energy sources – fuel, gas, district heating and electricity. The data volume is composed of the transported IP img data volumes (including IP telephone, internet, IP-TV).

Reporting against standards

The Energy Intensity ESG KPI img is relevant for the GRI indicator G4-EN5 (Energy Intensity). This information is relevant for EFFAS KPI E01-01 (Energy consumption, total). It is furthermore relevant for criterion 12 (Resource management) 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).

Energy Consumption ESG KPI a)

Deutsche Telekom measures the Energy Consumption ESG KPI img as the Monetary Power Efficiency Index (MPEI img) in which developments in energy consumption (in thousands of MWh) are indicated in relation to revenues (in billions of euros).

The trend for this KPI was positive in 2016. It decreased slightly year-on-year as expected. Despite increasing revenue, energy consumption decreased throughout the Group in the reporting period. Given the unabated rapid growth in data traffic and ongoing network build-out, this result was achieved only through further gains in energy efficiency.

We anticipate a positive development in our Energy Consumption ESG KPI for the years 2017 and 2018, with a declining trend in 2017 and a further slight decrease in 2018. This development is the result of slight savings in electricity consumption coupled with a slight increase in revenue. We expect to achieve further reductions in electricity consumption above all as we migrate our networks in Germany to IP img technology and merge T-Systems data centers in various regions. Most of these savings are likely to be counterbalanced by the expansion of T-Mobile US and the accompanying rise in electricity consumption.

Reporting against standards

By reporting our electricity consumption in relation to our revenues for the reporting period, we fully cover the G4-EN5 (Energy intensity) and the E01-02 (Energy consumption, specific) EFFAS indicator and we partially cover the E01-01 (Energy consumption, total) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 7 (Rules and processes), 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).

Total energy consumption

Total energy consumption decreased by 4 percent year over year. While energy consumption increased at T-Mobile Polska and T-Systems North America, T-Mobile US achieved a considerable decrease. For detailed comments on the figures for each individual company, please refer to the interactive benchmarking tool.

Data verified by PwC. For detailed audit comments see "DT Group in Germany" and "T-Mobile USA".

You will find more information on our climate protection measures here.

Reporting against standards

By reporting our energy consumption from primary energy sources, we partially cover the G4-EN3 (Energy consumption within the organization) GRI indicator and the E01-01 (Energy consumption, total) EFFAS indicator. By reporting fleet energy consumption, we also partially cover the EN 29 (Environmental impact of transportation) GRI indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 11 of the German Sustainability Code (Usage of natural resources). It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).

Renewable energy ESG KPI

Due to the steadily increasing relevance and strong reference to the integrated climate strategy, the data on "Renewable energies" was reported for the first time in 2015 and listed for the first time as an ESG KPI img in 2016. The KPI is calculated based on the share of renewable energy in total electricity consumption.

The share of energy from renewable sources used by Deutsche Telekom was 33 percent in 2016. The average share of renewable energy in the country mix in all countries where Deutsche Telekom is active was 23 percent. The share of renewable energy purchased through the country mix amounted to 20 percent ("remaining" country mix).

Renewable energy

We are committed to increasing our reliance on renewable energy throughout the Group. To this end all European national companies can also purchase renewable energy certificates if needed.

 

Renewable energy in the national companies

We reported on the Renewable Energy ESG KPI img for the first time in 2016. It is calculated based on the share of renewable energy in total electricity consumption, and is compared here to the share of renewable energy in the national energy mix (country mix) for all national companies.

Decoupling power consumption and CO2 emissions

Deutsche Telekom was able to reduce the emissions generated by its electricity consumption to zero from 2008 to 2012 by purchasing RECS  certificates (Renewable Energy Certificate System). However, we feel that these certificates have not had as positive an impact on the environment as we had hoped. Demand for certificates was generally limited. As a result, RECS  certificates do not make a noticeable contribution to encouraging the expansion of renewable energy sources. That is why we feel it makes more sense both in terms of ecological and economic aspects to invest in reducing our energy consumption and increasing our energy efficiency than to purchase RECS  certificates.

Reporting against standards

By providing this information, we fully cover the E16-05 (Alternative energy consumption) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 3 (Strategic analysis, strategy and goals), 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).