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Katja Werz

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DT listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for fifth time in a row

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Deutsche Telekom once again qualified for the most prestigious sustainability indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI).

DT listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth time in succestion.

DT listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth time in succestion.

Only the best in every industry are included in the indices and thus recommended to sustainability-oriented investors and fund managers as top investments. The basis for inclusion in the indices is a very good overall rating in the RobecoSAM company rating.

In the core dimension Environmental rated best-in-class

Deutsche Telekom ranks well in the assessment of sustainability performance in the overall telecommunications sector, mobile communications and fixed-network, with 86 out of 100 points and is thus listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World, DJSI Europe). In the core dimension Environmental the company was rated best-in-class. In the two other core dimensions Economic and Social, Deutsche Telekom again achieved very good scores.

The SAM questionnaire has again become significantly more demanding this year: New topics, greater depth of detail, greater influence of controversies and a growing focus on quantitative targets and performance. High priority is given to transparency in public reporting, performance in peer comparison and the Group-wide validity and implementation of strategies and processes.

In view of the demanding evaluation criteria, nine of the 59 participants evaluated in the Telecommunication Services sector this year are listed in the DJSI World - only five are even listed in the DJSI Europe.

Ranked among the top ten

Deutsche Telekom's efforts have particularly paid off in the areas of "Materiality", "Environmental Reporting", "Social Reporting", "Labor Practice Indicators", "Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy" and "Occupational Health & Safety", where the Group received the best possible rating of 100 points and achieved "Best in Class" status. In the "Environmental" core dimension, Telekom was also awarded the "Best in Class" status as the best in the industry.

Further very good scores were achieved in the areas of “Environmental Policy & Management Systems”; “Operational Eco-Efficiency”; “Human Rights”; “Climate Strategy”; “Privacy Protection”; “Stakeholder Engagement”; “Customer Relationship Management” and “Innovation Management”.

In addition to the DJSI, the T-Share is proud to be listed in other important sustainability indices and ranked among the top ten in many of these ESG (Environment – Social - Governance) ratings.

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