Our activities have an impact on our social, ecological and economic environment. At the same time, our company is shaped by this environment and our stakeholders. Every year, we identify the sustainability issues in this network of relationships that are considered relevant or very relevant for our stakeholders and for us. We involve the interest groups in this process. This approach ensures that the strategic focus of our work for us, our stakeholders and our environment is consistent and in line with current developments. For each major topic, we prepare a management approach, which we include in the relevant chapter of this report.
- Work stress and resilience
- Climate protection
- Circular economy
- Data protection
- Diversity and equal opportunities
- Media protection for minors and media skills
- Mobile telephony and society
- Risk factors in the supply chains
- Corporate ethics
- Energy efficiency
- Dismantling of network infrastructure
- Network expansion
Communication with our stakeholders during the year under review confirmed to us that the topics depicted in the matrix are still the right ones from a stakeholder and corporate perspective. Accordingly, we have not made any changes to the classification of the topics. Nor have any new topics been added or removed. The most important observations, trends and developments confirm the classification of topics in the materiality matrix:
The importance of expansion plans relating to the 5G generation of mobile communications in society and with the regulator has remained unchanged in the year under review. Accordingly, we have moved the topic of mobile communications and society to the quadrant at the top right.
Customer expectations on the topic of the circular economy are increasing, which is why we continue to list this among the very relevant topics.