Nationally, the health rate for the Deutsche Telekom Group in 2018 showed a slight decrease of 0.1 percentage points year-on-year, and stood at an average of 93.6 percent (including the long-term sick). The main reason for this decrease is the surge in the incidence of flu compared with prior years at the beginning of the year. Adjusted to allow for the months of January to April, the health rate for the rest of the year was up 0.1 percentage points on the same period of the previous year.
In 2018, our company health management offerings focused increasingly on psychosocial stress factors. Specific preventive health programs have also been implemented at the individual companies. Across all segments, management training courses on the topic of “healthy leadership” were either introduced or continued.
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In combination with data on work-related accidents, the health rate data partially covers the GRI 403-2 (Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities) GRI performance indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 15 (Diversity and health) of the German Sustainability Code.
The number of all accidents at work and on the way to or from work increased slightly in comparison to 2017. The accident rate in Germany was 8.7 accidents (resulting in over three days of absence) per thousand employees, well below the industry average.
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