Active involvement in associations is the cornerstone of our political advocacy work. Accordingly, all the various membership fees (for umbrella/trade/industry associations) account for the majority of our outlay in this area. To make our involvement transparent, an overview of the main fees paid in the past three years is provided below.
|Annual total monetary contributions/donations (in EUR)||Trade associations||< 5,000,000*)||< 5,000,000*)||< 5,000,000*)|
|Largest single annual contributions (in EUR)||(Deutsche) Industrie und Handelskammer (IHK/DIHK)||2,231,980||1,082,182||896,506|
|Bundesverband der deutschen Industrie (BDI e.V.)||500,000||500,000||500,000|
|Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA)||400,000||400,407||400,410|
* The numbers for contributions to trade associations listed above mean “less than 5 million euros per year” (value may vary year-on-year; this is the maximum approximate value). Deutsche Telekom does not make contributions, grant advantages or give benefits of any kind, directly or indirectly, to political parties, political movements, or trade unions or their representatives or candidates, except as required by applicable laws and regulations.