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  • 2019 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 listed companies worldwide and compiles an index of leading companies, referred to as the A List. In 2019, Deutsche Telekom featured in this list for the fourth time in a row.

The CDP Supply Chain Coverage ESG KPI img was reported externally for the first time in 2017. It indicates the degree to which our procurement volume from carbon-intensive suppliers is covered by the CDP Supply Chain Program.

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. In 2019, we invited 379 suppliers to participate in the CDP Supply Chain Program. These suppliers cover 80 percent of our procurement volume. A total of 204 suppliers took part in the program. They cover 63 percent of the procurement volume (2018: 71.35 percent). Our goal is to cover 70 percent of our carbon-intensive suppliers by 2020. 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 once again awarded a place in the Supplier Engagement Leader Board in 2019.

We intend to continue helping our suppliers to reduce their emissions. The first workshops for this purpose were held in 2019 with selected suppliers. Throughout 2020, we aim to further intensify our dialog with suppliers about reducing emissions in our shared value chain.