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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

More green energy at European national companies

In our European national companies, we want to increase the share of renewable energy in overall energy consumption to a level of at least 10 percent above that of the respective national energy mix on an annual basis. In the reporting period, we were able to further increase the share of renewable energy in the European national companies. On average, the share of renewable energy was registered over 11 percentage points above the respective country mix*. To this end the national companies can also purchase renewable energy certificates (proof of origin) if needed.

Our contribution to the SDGs

Our national companies in Greece (OTE), Hungary, Albania, Austria and in the Netherlands are already pioneers in this field and cover 100 percent of their electricity needs with renewable energies. T-Mobile US is planning on procuring its electricity entirely from renewables by 2021 - predominantly from wind power.

We are making the share of renewable energy transparent on a national company level:

* In the calculation of the share of renewable energy in electricity procurement, the provider mix, the residual mix or the country mix is used as available, according to the IEA factor (in this order). The share of renewable energy in the residual mix is typically lower than the share in the country mix. For Germany, the EEG surcharge paid is taken into account when calculating the share of renewable energy.

Andreas Kröhling

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