Deutsche Telekom

InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Bonn, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies
EE, T-Mobile, T-Systems
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Deutsche Telekom appear to be positively engaged with strands of climate change policy and regulations. They seem primarily to support action in line with IPCC recommendations through their initiative Foundation 2°. Through Foundation 2°, they appear to have stated support for energy efficiency targets, reform of the German renewable energy levy (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz), transitioning the energy mix, including the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies, and GHG emissions targets. In 2013, the company appears to have advocated for a stronger EU ETS in an open letter to the then President of the European Commission, and to have supported the scheme’s expansion to other sectors. Similarly, in 2014 Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, T-Online, published evidence demonstrating that ETS was not having an negative impact on the industry. Despite this positive engagement CEO, Timotheus Hottges, is a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists; a trade association which appears to oppose specific EU climate policies.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 2 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 2 2 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 2 2 NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA -1 NA NA NA NS 2
Emissions Trading NS 2 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS 2 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS 2 1 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 2 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 2 NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 2 NA NA NA NS 1
Strength of Relationship

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.