Green Vision: Deutsche Telekom to switch to electricity from renewable sources of energy

Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom takes climate protection seriously and has adopted a new, ambitious climate target: The Group is aiming to achieve a 100 percent use of electricity from renewable energy sources as early as 2021.

The company will also reduce other emissions from gas, oil, and other sources of energy. By 2030, the company is planning to reduce its CO2 emissions by 90 percent compared to 2017. It is also focusing on emissions from the wsupply chain and that our customers generate when using our products and solutions: By 2030, the Group’s objective is to reduce the CO2 emissions per customer by 25 percent compared to 2017. In the future, T-Mobile US will also be included in the Group climate protection target.

DT is taking its responsibility seriously

“We want to build the future, not obstruct it”, says Tim Höttges, CEO Deutsche Telekom. “Climate protection is one of the key challenges of our age. With the new targets for the period 2021-2030, we are taking our responsibility seriously and are acting decisively, quickly and, at the same time, in a sustainable manner. Furthermore, this sends an important signal to our customers because sustainability is becoming increasingly important as a purchasing criterion.”

“The effects of climate change on nature, people, and companies are already apparent today. Broad segments of society are worried by occurring extreme weather events such as storms, floodings or heat waves. For many years, Deutsche Telekom has been working to make its business operations more climate-friendly by building new, more energy-efficient data centers for instance”, says Birgit Klesper, Senior Vice President Group Corporate Responsibility.

Digital solutions can promote energy-efficient processes and conserve resources

However, climate protection also provides Deutsche Telekom with business opportunities. Many of our digital solutions can promote energy-efficient processes and conserve resources for both corporate customers as well as private individuals.

Thanks to wcloud computing, customers can do without their own servers and storage media for instance. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can use these solutions to reduce their emissions on average by 21 metric tons of CO2 a year. Products such as smart household devices can help people to contribute towards climate protection in their private lives for instance.