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Carbon Intensity ESG KPI Deutsche Telekom Group KPI

Since 2016, we have reported on the Carbon Intensity ESG KPI img . In contrast to the existing CO2 emissions ESG KPI, the new ESG KPI shows the CO2e emissions in proportion to the transmitted data volumes. Using data volume as a reference parameter makes it possible to create a direct link to the performance of our networks.

Our ambition: decrease KPI

ESG KPI „Carbon Intensity“ Deutsche Telekom Konzern

    Data assured by PwC. Data is partly based on estimates, assumptions and projections.

The ESG KPI figure also takes into account total CO2 emissions for all energy sources – fuel, gas, district heating and electricity, The data volume is composed of the transmitted IP img data volumes (including Voice over IP, Internet, IP-TV).

   

Reporting against standards

 

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • GRI 305-1 (Emissions)
  • GRI 305-2 (Emissions)
  • GRI 305-4 (Emissions)

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

  • The most important key figures for measuring and managing climate-related opportunities and risks

German Sustainability Code

  • Criterion 13 (Climate-Relevant Emissions)

Global Compact

  • Principle 7 (Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges)
  • Principle 8 (Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility)

European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS)

  • E02-01 (Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1-3)

Carbon Intensity ESG KPI DT Group in Germany KPI

Since 2016, we have reported on the Carbon Intensity ESG KPI img . In contrast to the existing CO2 emissions ESG KPI, the new ESG KPI shows the CO2e emissions in proportion to the transmitted data volumes. Using data volume as a reference parameter makes it possible to create a direct link to the performance of our networks.

Carbon Intensity ESG KPI DT Group in Germany

    Data assured by PwC. Data is partly based on estimates, assumptions and extrapolations.

The ESG KPI figure also takes into account total CO2 emissions for all energy sources – fuel, gas, district heating and electricity, The data volume is composed of the transmitted IP  data volumes (including Voice over IP img, Internet, IP-TV).

   

Reporting against standards

 

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • GRI 305-4 (Emissions)

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

  • The most important key figures for measuring and managing climate-related opportunities and risks

German Sustainability Code

  • Criterion 13 (Climate-Relevant Emissions)

Global Compact

  • Principle 7 (Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges)
  • Principle 8 (Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility)

European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS)

  • E02-01 (Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1-3)

Total CO2e emissions (Scopes 1 to 3) KPI

We present our Scope 1 to 3 greenhouse gas emissions uniformly so that they can be compared with each other. To that end, emissions are converted into metric kilotons of CO2 equivalents (CO2e). We also break down emissions along our value chain. This gives us an overview of where most of the emissions are produced in our value chain.

The successful business combination of T-Mobile US and Sprint to form the larger T-Mobile US had an impact on the environmental data of the Deutsche Telekom Group as a whole - both on absolute energy consumption and the resulting emissions. In 2020, market-based Scope 1 and 2 emissions throughout the Group amounted to around 2.5 million metric tons of CO2e, up more than 40 percent compared with last year. Without the merger with Sprint, emissions would have decreased by 11.5 per cent to 1.6 million tonnes CO2e. You can find out more about the business combination in our current annual report for 2020.

In 2020, Scope 3 emissions img also increased compared to last year – by 8.3 percent to around 13.9 million metric tons of CO2e. Most of these emissions resulted from the manufacture of products and components (in particular devices and network technology), and from the use of our products and services (for example, sold or rented fixed-line and mobile phones, routers, and media receivers) by our customers. We also include emissions resulting from the use of our services by our customers’ own devices, such as laptops or televisions. Emissions from the manufacture and transportation of technology required for establishing our networks are also taken into account.

We are currently examining various factors that will have an impact on our future energy consumption – and hence also on our emissions. The widespread introduction of the Internet Protocol (all-IP img), for example, will reduce consumption. The switch to the new mobile communications standard 5G, wider network coverage, and higher-quality fixed lines are expected to result in increases.

CO2e emissions (Scope 1-3)

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  • Emissions from upstream activities

    Scope 3

    8 221 kt CO2e
     

    Transportation services, purchased products and services, capital goods, production waste, upstream energy and fuel supply chains, business travel, and employee commuting.

    Emissions from Deutsche Telekom's own activities

    Scope 1

    235 kt CO2e
     
    Operating the systems, buildings, and vehicles belonging to Deutsche Telekom.
    Emissions from purchased energy

    Scope 2

    2 277 kt CO2e
     
    Generation of district electricity and heating purchased by Deutsche Telekom.
    Emissions from downstream activities

    Scope 3

    5 660 kt CO2e
     
    Transportation of products sold to customers, use of sold and rented products and disposal and recycling of sold products.
Please click on the percent values for further information.

 

  Data assured by PwC. For detailed assurance comments see „DT Group in Germany“ and „T-Mobile US“.

 

Reporting against standards

 

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

  • The most important key figures for measuring and managing climate-related opportunities and risks

Total CO2e emissions (Scope 1 & 2 emissions) KPI

Our CO2 emissions are largely driven by our electricity consumption. That’s why the table below contains very detailed information about the Group numbers for the Scope 2 emissions  resulting from our electricity consumption. We differentiate between the market-based and location-based methods, thereby adhering to the GHG Protocol img Scope 2 Guidance. Market- and location-based emissions are reported in CO2 equivalents img (CO2e). This change was made in order to allow a transparent comparison between Scope 1 to 3 emissions and to be consistent with the requirements of the Science-Based Targets Initiative, to which the new target is also geared.
 
The leading reporting method is the market-based approach. This method is used to calculate emissions with a specific emissions factor (provider factor) per DT company. This factor depends on a company’s actual energy procurement (electricity mix); procuring renewable energy (direct purchase, certificates) reduces emissions.a)

In contrast to the market-based method, with the location-based method the emissions factors for the respective country are used (the country mix factor of the International Energy Agency (IEA)). A company’s actual energy procurement (electricity mix) is hence not taken into account, i.e., not even the procurement of renewable energy over and above the country mix.

Change compared to the previous year: The Scope 2 emissions img calculated according to the market-based method are about 48 percent higher than in the previous year. The increase is primarily a result of the successful merger of T-Mobile US and Sprint in 2020. This also shows a clear impact on the ecological data and leads to both an increase in total energy consumption and an increase in the resulting emissions.

Reporting against standards

 

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • GRI 305-1 (Emissions)
  • GRI 305-2 (Emissions)

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

  • The most important key figures for measuring and managing climate-related opportunities and risks

German Sustainability Code

  • Criterion 11 (Usage of Natural Resources)
  • Criterion 12 (Resource Management)
  • Criterion 13 (Climate-Relevant Emissions)

Global Compact

  • Principle 7 (Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges)
  • Principle 8 (Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility)

European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS)

  • E02-01 (Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1-3)

Total CO2e emissions (Scope 3) Deutsche Telekom Group KPI

The majority of our total emissions can be classified as Scope 3 emissions img. Scope 3 emissions are all emissions from the upstream and downstream value chain, which are generated in the supply chain, by business travel, commuter traffic ("upstream") or at the customer's premises by the use of products and services ("downstream"). Their recording is based on the globally recognized "Greenhouse Gas (GHG)" protocol.

The graph shows Scope 3 emissions from 2018-2020, classified by emission sources. Upstream img emissions accounted for around 59 percent of Scope 3 emissions in 2020, while downstream emissions accounted for around 41 percent. The basic data used to calculate Scope 3 emissions are reported in the key figure tool. You will find more information on recording Scope 3 emissions along the value chain here.

 

Total CO2e emissions (Scope 3) Deutsche Telekom EU* KPI

The majority of our total emissions can be classified as Scope 3 emissions img. Scope 3 emissions are all emissions from the upstream and downstream value chain, which are generated in the supply chain, by business travel, commuter traffic ("upstream") or at the customer's premises by the use of products and services ("downstream"). Their recording is based on the globally recognized "Greenhouse Gas (GHG)" protocol.

The graph shows Scope 3 emissions from 2018-2020, classified by emission sources. Upstream img emissions accounted for around 39 percent of Scope 3 emissions in 2020, while downstream emissions accounted for around 61 percent. The basic data used to calculate Scope 3 emissions are reported in the key figure tool. You will find more information on recording Scope 3 emissions along the value chain here.

* Konzern DT in Germany + Europäische Festnetz/Mobilfunk-Gesellschaften

Reporting against standards

 

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • GRI 305-3 (Emissions)

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

  • The most important key figures for measuring and managing climate-related opportunities and risks

German Sustainability Code

  • Criterion 11 (Usage of Natural Resources)
  • Criterion 12 (Resource Management)
  • Criterion 13 (Climate-Relevant Emissions)

Global Compact

  • Principle 7 (Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges)
  • Principle 8 (Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility)

European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS)

E02-01 (Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1-3)

CO2 compensation KPI

Our efforts to prevent greenhouse gases include relying on renewable energies, and reducing our energy consumption through more energy-efficient technologies. So far, however, this has not allowed us to prevent all CO2 emissions, which is why we compensate for those emissions by investing in certified climate protection projects. Our Event Policy specifies the ways in which we compensate for emissions generated by events. Due to the pandemic, hardly any events took place in 2020 that would have required compensation according to our event policy.