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  • 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

2019 supplier sustainability reviews (excl. T-Mobile USA) KPI

In 2019, external auditing firms conducted 84 on-site social audits on our behalf – 26 at our direct and 58 at our indirect suppliers. We let the supplier know the approximate time of the audit in advance (“semi-announced audit”). This is necessary to make sure that relevant contacts in key functions are present for the audit. In 2019, we also commissioned qualified supplier experts to conduct another 20 internal audits. On top of that, we completed 20 mobile surveys, which give our suppliers’ employees the opportunity to provide anonymous information about the social and ecological situation at their company. The surveys are primarily used to gain an initial impression of the local working conditions in order to then initiate further measures as needed, such as dedicated on-site reviews (social audits).

  Number of reviews Number of findings Number of completed findings
Social audits img (via external audit firms) 84 567 165
Social audits (via internal auditors) 20 309 98
Mobile surveys* 20 - -
EcoVadis img (20142019) 463 - -
CDP img supply chain ** 204 - -
Total 791 - -

*Mobile surveys with selected suppliers as a supplementary, innovative review method
**CDP’s supply chain program is used for direct suppliers with high emission intensity.