Water consumption throughout the Group increased slightly by 3 percent. The slight increase is mainly due to developments at T-Mobile US. The value for 2016 was corrected compared to the information published in the previous year's report. For detailed comments on the figures for each individual company, please refer to the interactive benchmarking tool.
By reporting our water consumption we fully cover the E28-01 (Total water consumption) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 11 (Usage of natural resources) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).