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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Other environmental data

Water consumption

Water consumption throughout the Group dropped by 3 percent. This development can be particularly attributed to reduced consumption at T-Mobile US. The value for 2016 was corrected compared to the information published in the previous year's report. For detailed comments on the figures for each individual company, please refer to the interactive benchmarking tool.

Reporting against standards

By reporting our water consumption we fully cover the E28-01 (Total water consumption) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 11 (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).

Online customer bills

More than 88 million online bills were sent out in 2017. This is the equivalent of over 60 percent of all bills and credit notes for fixed-line and mobile customers in Germany. The data was collected using a more precise calculation method in 2017.

Reporting against standards

By reporting data on the number of online customer bills, we partially cover the V04-13 (Percentage of services or products for increasing eco-efficiency of own products) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 2 (Implementation of the sustainability strategy) and 10 (Innovation and product management) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).

Land use

The property used by Deutsche Telekom in Germany covers most of our demands for technology, office and storage space as well as providing space for other needs. Total take-up decreased year-on-year with a total of 8,204 square meters of space being used.

Reporting against standards

This data is relevant for criterion 11 (Usage of natural resources). It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).