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2018 Corporate Responsibility Report


We are very pleased about being listed in renowned sustainability rankings and ratings and about the numerous awards and certifications we have received during the reporting period. Our national companies were also recognized for their CR commitment. You can find an overview of this on the profile pages of the national companies. We discuss our current position in ratings and rankings in the "Strategy and management" section.

Awards and certificates

Strategy & management

Deutsche Telekom AG
“German Sustainability Award” in the category “Holistic sustainability management at a large company”

Deutsche Telekom AG
Named one of 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute
Magyar Telekom and Deutsche Telekom AG
First and second place in the “oekom Corporate Responsibility Review 2018” in the telecommunications industry

Deutsche Telekom AG Extel Award as the “Leading Investor Relations Team in Europe” for the fifth time in a row. Other Extel awards in 2018:

  • European ranking for all industries:
    #1 Overall, #1 Professional, #2 CEO, #1 CFO
  • German ranking for all industries:
    #1 Overall, #1 Professional #1 CEO, #1 CFO,
  • Ranking for the telecom industry:
    #1 Overall, #1 Professional #1 CEO, #1 CFO

Deutsche Telekom AG Named a winner in numerous areas by the Institutional Investor trade journal in 2018:

  •  European ranking for all industries:
    #2 Overall, #1 Professional, #2 CEO, #1 CFO
  • Buy side for all industries:
    #2 Overall, #1 Professional #2 CEO, #1 CFO,
  • Sell side for all industries:
    #1 Overall, #1 Professional #1 CEO, #2 CFO,
Deutsche Telekom AG
Presented with the “German Investor Relations Award” 2018 by Extel WeConvene, WirtschaftsWoche and  German investor relations association DIRK for  first place in “IR Performance” (DAX30) and first place in “IR Manager” (DAX30)
Deutsche Telekom AG
IR-Magazine: Presented with the “IR Magazine Award” for winning first place in the telecommunications industry
Included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) 2019, which measures gender equality in internal company statistics, staff policies, external support and investment in the community and gender-conscious product offerings. Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) 2019
Deutsche Telekom AG
Voted test winner for strong “Sustainable Commitment” from the consumer viewpoint by FOCUS Magazin (issue 12/19).
Deutsche Telekom AG
3rd place in the large companies‘ category for the Sustainability Report 2017 in the Ranking der Nachhaltigkeitsberichte 2018 by the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) and future e.V.
Deutsche Telekom AG
TÜV Rheinland: Awarded the “good” quality seal for Telekom Service
Deutsche Telekom AG
Distinguished by Focus Money magazine and the Check24 online portal for “Best Service with Double Flat Rates”
Deutsche Telekom AG
Distinguished in the “Germany Test” 2018 as “Service King”
Deutsche Telekom AG
Winner in the service quality segment for “New Customer Hotline 2018” in the categories “Mobile service provider” and “Fixed line and internet provider” by the CHIP trade journal.
Deutsche Telekom AG
Top Service in Germany 2018
Deutsche Telekom AG
Winner in the “International Business Excellence Awards 2018” in the categories “Customer Experience and Voice of the Customer” and “Telecommunications and Information”
Deutsche Telekom AG
Voted Best Network in the CHIP Mobile Network Test in 2019
Deutsche Telekom AG
First places in the 2018 Connect readers’ choice (issue 6/2018) for Mobile Network Operator and Network Operator Prepaid Cards

Deutsche Telekom AG
Voted the best in Germany for 2019 by the Computer Bild magazine, with an overall rating of 1.8
Deutsche Telekom AG
A rating of “very good” by the Connect trade journal in the 2019 Mobile Network Test
Two “Comenius EduMedia” Awards from the Gesellschaft für Pädagogik und Information (Association for Teaching and Information). The first, in the “IT, communication and media education” category, recognized the initiative as a whole and the second, in the “General multimedia products” category, recognized the Scroller media magazine.
Scroller media magazine
Recommendation by Stiftung Lesen (German Reading Foundation) for promoting safe and competent media use; animated series “Schon gewusst?“ (Did you know?) distinguished with the “German Design Award 2019“ in the category “Audiovisual”
Deutsche Telekom AG
“Internship PLUS direct entry“ program honored with the “HR Excellence Award 2018“ for innovative lighthouse projects in HR management
Handbook Germany:
Distinguished with the bronze “German Digital Award 2018” in the category of Branded Content – Content Platforms / Digital Magazines” and the “German Award for Online Communication” in the Corporate Responsibility category.
Deutsche Telekom Services GmbH
“Gold” award by the “Pillar World Awards“ 2018 for the future part-time model “Additional Days off“ and a new time recording app.
Multiple awards from the German Stevie Awards 2018: Gold for Telekom Deutschland GmbH for “Digitalization. Simply. Make it happen - The digitalization podcast“, Gold for Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH for the “Lead to Win Award“ and the “Incapacity to work certificate app“  

Deutsche Telekom AG
Recognized by Zentrum Ideenmanagement with an award for second place in the “Administration” category for an employee idea

Deutsche Telekom AG
First place for the “Female Recruiting Award 2018

Deutsche Telekom AG
Second place in the overall ranking of the market research institute Potentialpark, first place in the individual categories “Career website” and “Social media”

Deutsche Telekom AG

Winner of the “trendence Employer Branding Award 2018” in the category “Best Employer Branding for Students”
Deutsche Telekom AG
Included in the CDP img A list in the Supplier Program category
Climate & environment
Deutsche Telekom AG
Included in the CDP A list in climate protection ranking