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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Award for climate protection along the supply chain

Working on behalf of investors, the non-governmental organization CDP img regularly assesses the climate protection activities of large (listed) companies worldwide and compiles an index of leading companies called the A List. In 2018, Deutsche Telekom featured in this list for the third time in a row.

As part of the CDP’s Supplier Program, companies ask their key suppliers about their emissions and their climate strategy. We use this program in order to survey our suppliers. We invited 250 suppliers in 2018 (compared to 195 in the previous year) to participate in the CDP Supply Chain Program. These suppliers cover 78.11 percent of our procurement volume. A total of 157 suppliers took part in the program (compared to 109 in the previous year). They cover 71.35 percent of the procurement volume (2017: 66.4 percent). That means we have achieved our goal, of covering 70 percent of procurement volume with suppliers who take part in the CDP Supply Chain Program by 2020, two years earlier than planned. At the same time, we have disclosed our own commitment to climate protection to eight suppliers through this program.

Through our commitment to climate transparency in supply chains, we were awarded a place in the Supplier Engagement Leader Board in 2018. Last year, we only achieved a B rating for supplier engagement.

We also intend to continue helping our suppliers to reduce their emissions. In 2019, workshops with suppliers are planned at which their Scope 3 emissions img will be determined and potential derived to reduce them.