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2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Excellent reputation

Two awards for best reputation
Deutsche Telekom received double distinctions: The Group and its CEO Tim Höttges have the highest reputation among the 30 DAX companies. That’s the result of the reputation study by economic research institute Dr. Doeblin in December 2020.

Dr. Doeblin surveyed around 1,000 people online from November to December 2020 to determine which DAX company has the highest reputation in Germany. Deutsche Telekom came out on top in the categories “financial solidity,” “dynamism,” and “solidarity with the German economic hub,” and was able to enhance its reputation in particular in the “likability,” “financial solidity,” and “attractive employer” criteria.

Dr. Doeblin regularly surveys business journalists to identify which CEO from the 30 largest German companies has the best image. Timotheus Höttges received the top spot at the end of December 2020. The criteria used are “expertise and personality,” “strategic vision,” “open approach to the media,” and “likability.”

Tim Höttges given the “Personality of the Year” award
The "German Diversity Award" was presented for the first time in 2020 by the BeyondGenderAgenda diversity initiative. Leading figures and companies that had shown outstanding commitment to diversity were recognized in eight categories. Tim Höttges received the prize for "Personality of the Year." 

The reasoning behind the jury’s decision: “Tim Höttges personally campaigns for diversity and inclusion. This culture also shapes Deutsche Telekom. 25 years ago, DT was predominantly German and male. Today, 26 percent of managers are women. In 2010, Deutsche Telekom was the first company listed on the German stock exchange to introduce a quota for women. In November 2020, it became the first DAX 30 company to have three women on its intercultural Board of Management.”