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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Total CO2e-Emissions (Scope 1 - 3)

Since the CR report 2016 we provide the first general overview of all CO2 emissions by Deutsche Telekom (Scope 1-3). To ease comparisons with the shown Scope 3 emissions img presented in CO2 equivalents img, the Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions img were converted into metric kilotons of CO2 equivalents. Emissions are presented along Deutsche Telekom's supply chain. This allows for an overview of where most of the emissions are produced.

CO2e-Emissionen (Scope 1-3)

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  • 52 %
  • 2 %
  • 12 %
  • 34 %
  • Emissions from upstream activities

    Scope 3

    8,776 kt CO2e

    Transportation services, purchased products and services, capital goods, production waste, upstream energy and fuel supply chains, business travel, and employee commuting.

    Emissions from Deutsche Telekom's own activities

    Scope 1

    277 kt CO2e
    Operating the systems, buildings, and vehicles belonging to Deutsche Telekom.
    Emissions from purchased energy

    Scope 2

    2,077 kt CO2e
    Generation of district electricity and heating purchased by Deutsche Telekom.
    Emissions from downstream activities

    Scope 3

    5,695 kt CO2e
    Transportation of products sold to customers, use of sold and rented products and disposal and recycling of sold products.
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Reporting against standards

By measuring progress based on our CO2 Emissions ESG img  KPI img , we report our CO2 emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol together with our self-defined CO2 reduction goal, thereby complying with criterion 13 of the German Sustainability Code (Greenhouse gas emissions). By reporting this data, we fully cover the GRI 305-1 (Direct GHG emissions), GRI 305-2  (Energy indirect GHG emissions) and GRI 305-3 (Other indirect GHG emissions) GRI indicators and partially cover the E02-01 (Scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 7 (Rules and processes), 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) and 13 (Greenhouse gas emissions) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).