Demographic shifts and low natural attrition explain why the proportion of employees over the age of 55 has risen from 15 to 22 percent in the past five years. The average age of employees in Germany rose to 46.5 years in 2019. One advantage is that this allows Deutsche Telekom to harvest the vast know-how of its many experienced employees.
Reporting against standards
By reporting on this data, we partially cover the GRI 405-1 (Diversity of governance bodies and employees) GRI indicator and fully cover the S03 -01 (Age structure/distribution) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 15 (Diversity and health) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact principle 6 (Elimination of discrimination).