ESG criteria guide the company's activities

Sustainability is an integral part of the Telefónica Deutschland Group’s business mindset and activities. In the interests of governance for responsible corporate management, the company aims to keep an eye on the impacts that all of its business activities have on people and the environment. The goal is to guarantee this all along the value chain and at all the company levels. Through governance for responsible corporate management, the Telefónica Deutschland Group wishes to contribute to making market economy mechanisms work and to boosting people’s faith in businesses.

Downloads and further information

ESG Investor Presentation You will find more information on our ESG activities at Sustainability. You can also directly download the Non-Financial Group Report 2022 and the Corporate Responsibility Report 2022 here: Non-Financial Group Report 2022 CR Report 2022 ESG data and indices (targets and indicators, SDG contribution, EU taxonomy, Indices: GRI, SASB and TCFD) ESG Executive Summary 2022

Telefónica Deutschland’s sustainability strategy is steered via the Responsible Business Plan (RBP) 2025. These clearly defined commitments for each of the areas of action and topics guide the sustainability management activities of the company. Some of the five-year plan’s measures involve quantitative and qualitative targets that are relevant to bonuses. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria form the foundations of the Telefónica Deutschland Group’s commitments, as responsible business conduct in the three areas is increasingly gaining in importance to capital market players. The company annually informs investors about the company's ESG strategy through ESG roadshows. In March 2023, the ESG Roadshow was held for the third time, where CEO Markus Haas and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Löscher presented the company's performance and achievements in the areas of environment, social and governance and entered into dialogue with investors.

Sustainability ratings and indices

The Telefónica Deutschland Group manages its ESG performance via regular analyses, from which it then derives improvement measures in the areas of environmental and climate protection, social commitment and corporate governance. It also draws on sustainability ratings for this. The following overview shows the most important indices in which Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG is listed.
Rating-AgenturIndizes / Ranking
SustainalyticsRisk Low: 12.7 (Low) | Exposure Score: 40.0 (Medium) | Management Score: 75.9 (Strong)
Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI)*Rating: AA
S&P Global65/100 points
ISS ESGGrade: Prime B- (Good)
ecovadis - Business Sustainability RatingsSuccessfully listed 72/100 (Gold)
BloombergSuccessfully listed (72.63%)
Vigeo EirisSuccessfully listed (66 of 100 scores (Advanced))
Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE)Successfully listed (4.4 of 5 pts)

Annually, Telefónica S.A. is successfully listed in, among others, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI from RobecoSAM), the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) from the rating agency Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
* The use by Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG of any MSCI ESG research LLC or its affiliates (“MSCI”) data, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG by MSCI. MSCI services and data are the property of MSCI or its information providers, and are provided ‘as-is’ and without warranty. MSCI names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI.

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