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Enablement factor: customers saving on CO2 emissions

In addition to our own carbon footprint, we also calculate the positive CO2 effects facilitated for our customers through using our products and solutions. The ratio between these two figures – the “enablement factor” – allows us to assess our overall performance when it comes to climate protection. Since 2014, we have examined the savings potential for various products, 16 of which were in 2019. 

One example of savings made possible by our products is cloud computing, which enables our customers to reduce their CO2 emissions by using our cloud services and outsourcing their existing infrastructure to our efficient data centers. Better servers, more energy-efficient data centers, and higher infrastructure capacity utilization can cut energy consumption and the associated emissions by up to 80 percent.

ESG KPI Enablement factor for DT Group in Germany KPI

We use the "Enablement Factor" to measure our overall performance in climate protection. According to this, in 2019 in Germany the positive CO2 effects enabled by our customers were 144% higher than our own CO2 emissions (enablement factor of 2.44 to 1).

The positive CO2 effects facilitated for our customers through the use of our products and solutions rose from 12.1 to 13.9 million tons in 2019.

With the ESG KPI img "Enablement factor" we calculate the positive CO2 effects that arise on the customer side through the use of our products.

Our ambition: increase KPI

    

Reporting against standards

Die Angabe des Enablement-Faktors ist relevant für den GRI-Indikator GRI 305-5 (Reduzierung der THG-Emissionen). Die Angabe ist relevant für die EFFAS-Kennzahl S13-01 (Intermodality). Sie ist weiterhin relevant für das Kriterium 13 (Klimarelevante Emissionen und Ziele) des Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitskodex. Sie dient außerdem unserer Berichterstattung im Sinne der Global Compact-Prinzipien 7 (Vorsorgeprinzip) und 8 (verantwortungsvoller Umgang mit der Umwelt).

ESG KPI Enablement factor for Deutsche Telekom Group in Europe KPI

In 2019, the positive CO2 effects enabled by our customers across Europe were 74% higher than our own CO2 emissions (enablement factor of 1.74 to 1).

The positive CO2 effects made possible on the customer side by using our products and solutions amounted to almost 15.8 million tonnes in the reporting year.

With the ESG KPI img "Enablement factor" we calculate the positive CO2 effects that arise on the customer side through the use of our products.

 

Reporting against standards

Die Angabe des Enablement-Faktors ist relevant für den GRI-Indikator GRI 305-5 (Reduzierung der THG-Emissionen). Die Angabe ist relevant für die EFFAS-Kennzahl S13-01 (Intermodality). Sie ist weiterhin relevant für das Kriterium 13 (Klimarelevante Emissionen und Ziele) des Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitskodex. Sie dient außerdem unserer Berichterstattung im Sinne der Global Compact-Prinzipien 7 (Vorsorgeprinzip) und 8 (verantwortungsvoller Umgang mit der Umwelt).