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Our Approach

We take responsibility for the environment and society

Acting responsibly is an integral part of the corporate strategy of Deutsche Telekom and therefore a requirement for all employees in our Group across the globe. Our core business is all about connecting people, and we are confident that every connection we make is an opportunity for sustainable development. We want to be both the leading digital telco and a pioneer in sustainability. That is the vision at the heart of our corporate responsibility strategy.

For more than two decades, environmental and social responsibility have been essential aspects of our day-to-day business and integral to our corporate governance. Our core company processes are consistently geared toward sustainability.

Our Strategy

Based on four particular focal points

  1. Our strict commitment to climate-neutral business practices

  2. Our determined efforts to ensure our products and services are compatible with the circular economy

  3. Our pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion in our teams and our investment into future skills

  4. Our determination to help shape a digital society that is based on our fundamental democratic values and in which all people can participate safely, competently, and with autonomy.

    Additional key aspects of good governance include maintaining data protection and security, cultivating a group-wide corporate compliance and risk system, engaging with the fundamental principles of digital responsibility, upholding human rights, shaping sustainable supply chains, investing capital based on ecological and social criteria, and ensuring communications about our environmental and social sustainability activities are transparent.

Our commitment

Timotheus Höttges, CEO: "We are more than just another company, which provides society with infrastructure."

Whatever the circumstances, we are a trusted companion. Whenever. Wherever. We take our responsibility to society and the environment very seriously. We live Corporate Responsibility. Day in, day out. We want to be leading in terms of climate protection and in the field of sustainable supplier management, while also ensuring equality of participation in the information and knowledge society. Forever making life easier for people and enriching it is our mission.