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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Without borders: Worldwide cooperation for compliance

Different legal practices and cultural values in the countries where Deutsche Telekom is active represent a significant compliance challenge. The increasingly dynamic development of global markets and intensified international competition also influence our compliance strategy.

In line with the Group's international orientation, we discuss strategic issues with an international compliance advisory team twice a year. The team is a trend-setter of sorts for designing and implementing balanced compliance structures at Deutsche Telekom. We have also been promoting Group-wide compliance cooperation for years through meetings of the representatives of all compliance organizations from our international subsidiaries.

Compliance Days 2018 in Barcelona: "Work internationally – Go digital – Stay compliant"
Our International Compliance Days took place for the 14th time in April 2018: Under the motto "Work internationally – Go digital – Stay compliant," around 100 compliance officers from more than 20 countries met in Barcelona, Spain. During the two-day event, experts discussed current compliance topics such as digitalization, Speak-up Culture, and principles of ethical leadership.

Deutsche Telekom rated one of the most ethical companies in the world in 2019
The Arizona-based Ethisphere Institute ranked Deutsche Telekom as one of the world’s most ethical companies in 2018. We have now taken part in this survey for the second time and received this accolade – as the only company in Germany to do so. Ethisphere commends the excellent performance of companies with the highest ethical competence worldwide. In addition to Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA, the ethics institute recognized another 128 companies in 21 countries and 50 industries as “2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies”.