The Paris Agreement
By setting its own specific, measurable climate targets, the company is helping meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting the increase in average global temperatures to 1.5 degree Celsius and fulfilling its responsibility for a climate-friendly society.
“The Paris Agreement’s goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. To achieve this long-term temperature goal, countries aim to reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century.”
The Group-wide program “#Green Magenta” is designed to help the company achieve its climate targets. Employees from a range of different areas are working specifically to make influential aspects of the company’s core business, such as network operation, office buildings and shops, more sustainable and climate-friendly.
The Group’s climate targets are purposely aligned with scientific research. The Independent Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that Deutsche Telekom is making a contribution to achieving the important 1.5-degree target in doing so.
The most important climate targets at a glance:
- Climate neutrality in operation (Scope 1&2) by 2025
- Reduction of all technically avoidable emissions (up to 95% compared to 2017) by 2025.
- Unavoidable residual emissions will be neutralized through high-quality offsetting measures.
- Purchase of 100% electricity from renewable energies worldwide from 2021.
- Climate neutrality along the entire value chain (Scope3) by 2040 at the latest.
Sustainable management is crucial to FreeMove Alliance members and partners. Each of our operators are taking action in order to create a greener future. To learn more about our joint efforts, get our latest whitepaper based on an in-depth analysis of 25 countries on:
- Renewable Energy and Carbon Emissions
- Device Recycling and Handset Management
- Sustainable Supply Chain
- Taking sustainability to the next level with 5G