“Digitization is one of the biggest environmentalists ever.”
(Timotheus Höttges, CEO, speaking at the 7th International CSR Conference, Berlin, September 2016)
Deutsche Telekom plays a fundamental role in driving the global sustainability agenda, demonstrating not only its clear business case but also the positive impact on the environment and peoples’ lives. In this era of digitization, Deutsche Telekom will make sure, through its products and services, that the vision put forward in the UN SDGs becomes a reality in 2030, including solutions to address climate change.
Our sustainable products and services, from teleconferencing through connected cars, smart home solutions and smart vineyards to our Industry 4.0 solutions, contribute to emission reductions and additional revenues. Already, 37 percent of our revenues in Europe are from sustainable products and services, enabling carbon reductions of more than 9 million tons.
By driving sales and development of these products and by achieving our emission reduction target of 20 % against 2008 baseline by 2020, Deutsche Telekom intends to be, and to stay, a leader in terms of climate protection.