Deutsche Telekom

InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
66%
Organisation Score
56%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Telecommunications
Head​quarters:
Bonn, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies:
EE, T-Mobile, T-Systems
Official Web Site:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Deutsche Telekom communicates positive top-line positions on climate policy but has very limited engagement with specific policy in recent years.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: In its 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report, Deutsche Telekom accepted the science of the IPCC. The company has also consistently stated support for the Paris Agreement and its goal of limiting global warming to no more than 1.5°C, including on its corporate website, since 2020. However, with the exception of a joint letter to EU policy makers in September 2020 as part of the Corporate Leaders Group, it does not appear to have communicated its position on the role of government policies in addressing climate change.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: In recent years, Deutsche Telekom appears to have limited engagement with climate policies, with the exception of a September 2020 joint letter to EU policymakers regarding GHG emissions targets.

Positioning on Energy Transition: In its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, the company supported transitioning towards renewables in its operations, but does not offer a position on the economy-wide energy transition. In its 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report, seemed to be supportive of the electrification of transport.

Industry Association Governance: Deutsche Telekom has disclosed some of its trade association memberships with details on climate policy alignment in its 2021 CDP submission. It disclosed membership in European Round Table for Industry (ERT) and Federation of German Industries (BDI) in its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report without details on the associations’ policy positions and the company’s participation within the groups. BDI have negatively lobbied on strands of EU climate policy, including the carbon border adjustment mechanism and reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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Strength of Relationship
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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.