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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Without borders: Worldwide cooperation for compliance

Different legal practices and cultural values in the countries where Deutsche Telekom is active represent a significant compliance challenge. The increasingly dynamic development of global markets and intensified international competition also influence our compliance strategy.

In line with the Group's international orientation, we discuss strategic issues with an international compliance advisory team twice a year. The team is a trend-setter of sorts for designing and implementing balanced compliance structures at Deutsche Telekom. We have also been promoting Group-wide compliance cooperation for years through meetings of the representatives of all compliance organizations from our international subsidiaries.

Compliance Days in Warsaw: Be together – Talk together – Create together
The International Compliance Days took place for the 13th time in May 2017. Under the motto "Be together – Talk together – Create together", around 100 compliance officers from more than 20 countries met in Warsaw, Poland. During the two-day event, experts discussed current compliance topics such as digitalization and veto rights and attended workshops where they worked together on further refining these topics.

Deutsche Telekom rated one of the most ethical companies in the world in 2018
The Arizona-based Ethisphere Institute ranked Deutsche Telekom as one of the world's most ethical companies in 2018. We received this honor upon our first attempt, since this is the first time that we took part in this survey. In Germany, we are the sole recipient of this honor. Ethisphere commends the excellent performance of companies with the highest ethical competence worldwide. In addition to Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US, the ethics institute recognized another 133 companies in 23 countries and 57 industries as "2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies".