We support the social commitment of our employees with our range of corporate volunteering opportunities. Through their commitment, they play a major role in strengthening social cohesion, broadening their own horizons, and boosting their social skills. This in turn has a positive impact on teamwork at the company.
Our corporate citizenship program engagement@telekom pursues two aims – to support our employees’ current involvement and encourage them to find new ways to contribute to society. To that end, we give them opportunities to volunteer: they can get involved in a good cause on numerous Social Days, for example.
One focus is on projects that promote media literacy, where employees help people better understand digital phenomena, thus laying the groundwork for participation in the digital world. In 2019, employees also intensified their commitment to the environment. Among other things, they started their own activities as part of the Green Pioneers program which helps us reach our Group targets – for example, to reduce CO2 emissions.
Volunteer involvement is an important component of our training. That is why we organized a fundraising run this year focusing on the participant’s health as well as on the topic of “volunteer involvement”. The participants had the opportunity to have their type assessed for the national bone marrow registry of the DKMS (German "Deutsche KnochenMarkSpenderdatei" or "German Bone Marrow Donor File"). Moreover, by taking part in the run the participants supported the association Gesicht Zeigen! Für ein weltoffenes Deutschland e.V (“Show your face! For an open-minded Germany e.V”).