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2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Code of Human Rights & Social Principles

The protection of human rights is firmly anchored at Deutsche Telekom. In 2017 we revised our Social Charter img and renamed it our “Human Rights Code & Social Principles”. This was adopted by the Board of Management in 2017. This underscored our commitment to the goals of the German National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights adopted by the Federal Government in 2016.

Our Code of Human Rights & Social Principles also represents our commitment to

  • the guidelines and declaration of principles for Multinational Enterprises of the International Labour Organization (ILO img),
  • the Convention of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD img),
  • the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and
  • the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact.
  • UN Code of Conduct against LGBTI img discrimination for companies

We are also committed to respecting human rights in our business principles, our Supplier Code of Conduct, the AI guidelines and in our “Manifesto on the New Ways of Working” as part of our Code of Human Rights & Social Principles .

Reporting against standards


Global Compact

  • Principle 1 (Support and respect for internationally proclaimed human rights)