We support the social commitment of our employees with our range of corporate volunteering opportunities. Through their commitment, they play a major role in strengthening social cohesion, broadening their own horizons, and boosting their social skills. This in turn has a positive impact on teamwork at the company.
Our corporate citizenship program engagement@telekom pursues two aims – to support our employees’ current involvement and encourage them to find new ways to contribute to society. To that end, we give them opportunities to volunteer: There are numerous Social Days, for example, for them to get involved in a good cause.
One focus of engagement@telekom is on projects that promote media literacy, where employees help people better understand digital phenomena, thus laying the groundwork for participation in the digital world. The environment is also a critical issue. Among other things, employees started their own activities as part of the Green Pioneers program which helps us reach our Group targets – for example, to reduce CO2 emissions.
As a telecommunications company, we have come through the pandemic relatively well so far compared to other industries. Deutsche Telekom thanked its employees for their strong commitment under difficult conditions in 2020 with a special payment. Executives at the Group are exempt from the special payment. On behalf of the group of executives, however, the Board of Management decided to donate 1 million euros to organizations that have been dedicated to helping the community in Germany and abroad during the coronavirus pandemic. All employees were explicitly called upon to use this as inspiration for possible private donations. Employees met this suggestion with much praise and approval and recognized it with #EvenStrongerTogether).