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2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Compliance and human rights

Human Rights and Social Performance Report

Deutsche Telekom has made an express commitment to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights published by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2011 and has anchored these principles in its Code of Human Rights & Social Principles.

Social Performance Report
To review possible impacts on human rights, we have operated a central Contact Point for Human Rights since 2013, and we prepare a Social Performance Report each year. In the report, all 120 fully consolidated companies of Deutsche Telekom state whether they comply with the principles of the Code of Human Rights & Social Principles. The report again shows no violations of our Social Charter for January to December 2018.

Whistleblower Portal
Whistleblower portal 'Tell me!': Nine tip-offs relating to human rights issues in 2018.

Assessments & Review

  • A Human Rights Impact Assessment in 2018 (designed to assess the actual and potential consequences of corporate activities on human rights and the ability of the organization to prevent, mitigate, or compensate these consequences): T-Systems Malaysia und T-Systems Singapore
  • An 'Employee Relations Policy' review in 2018: Magyar Telekom

The Human Rights & Employee Relations Policy Cockpit is also used to measure impacts on human rights. To this end, the national companies collect data related to five human rights indicators and evaluate them according to a traffic light system. You can find further information here.

  Data assured by PwC. 

Reporting against standards

Statements by the participants in the Social Performance Report are relevant for GRI Indicator G4-HR9 (Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews). Some of the information is relevant for the EFFAS indicator S07-02 (Percentage of total facilities certificated according to SA 8000 standard). It is furthermore relevant for criterion 17 (Human rights) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used in our reporting on Global Compact Principles 1 and 2 (Protection of international human rights).