Since the 2016 CR Report, Deutsche Telekom has provided a general overview of all its CO2 emissions (Scope 1-3). To ensure comparability with the Scope 3 emissions presented in CO2 equivalents (CO2e), Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions were converted into kilotons of CO2e. Emissions are presented along Deutsche Telekom’s supply chain. This allows for an overview of where most of the emissions are produced.
In 2019, market-based Scope 1 and 2 emissions totaled approx. 1.8 million metric tons of CO2e across the Group, marking a reduction of more than 20 percent compared to the previous year.
Scope 3 emissions were reduced by 11 percent to some 12.8 million metric tons of CO2e in 2019. The majority of emissions can be attributed to the procurement (in particular of devices and network technology) and use of our products and services (for sold or rented) fixed-line and cell phones, routers, and media receivers, and for products such as laptops or television sets that our customers use so they can make the most of our services. Of equal importance are the emissions resulting from the manufacture and transportation of technology for establishing our networks.
The decline in CO2 emissions is primarily down to the conversion to green energy. We are now analyzing whether a reduction in energy consumption through all-IP will be offset by increases resulting from 5G, expanded network coverage, and higher quality fixed lines.
Transportation services, purchased products and services, capital goods, production waste, upstream energy and fuel supply chains, business travel, and employee commuting.
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