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2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Award for climate protection along the supply chain

Working on behalf of investors, the non-governmental organization CDP img regularly assesses the climate protection activities of listed companies worldwide and compiles an index of leading companies, referred to as the A List. In 2020, Deutsche Telekom featured in this list for the fifth time in a row.

In 2017, we reported our ESG KPI imgCDP supply chain coverage” for the first time. It shows the degree to which our procurement volume from carbon-intensive suppliers is covered by the CDP Supply Chain Program.

As part of the CDP supplier program, companies ask their key suppliers about their emissions and their climate strategy. We make use of this: In 2020, we invited 409 suppliers to participate in the CDP Supply Chain Program. They cover more than 80 percent of our procurement volume. 222 of these suppliers, who cover 70.2 percent of the procurement volume (2019: 63 percent), participated. That means we have reached our goal of covering 70 percent of our carbon-intensive suppliers by 2020.

Through our commitment to climate transparency in supply chains, we were already awarded a place in the "Supplier Engagement Leader Board" in 2019.