ESG criteria guide our activities

Sustainability is a key success factor for our business and has been an integral part of Telefónica Deutschland´s DNA since 2005. We want to make our contribution in ensuring that Germany and Europe play a leading role in the digitalisation of the economy and society. This also includes taking responsibility and keeping an eye on the impact on individuals, society and the environment in all our business activities.

Downloads and further information

ESG Investor Presentation You will find more information on our ESG activities at Sustainability. You can also directly download the Corporate Responsibility Report 2021 here: CR Report - english CR Report - german

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 our sustainability management activities. 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 our commitments, as responsible business conduct in the three areas is increasingly gaining in importance to capital market players. We actively manage our ESG performance via regular analysis, which we use to derive optimisations and measures. In 2021 we held a virtual ESG roadshow for the first time with Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Löscher and our CEO Markus Haas with the goal of explaining our ESG strategy to investors and regularly entering into dialogue. A second ESG roadshow took place in London in spring 2022.

Sustainability ratings and indices

We use sustainability ratings to continuously analyse our ESG performance and to identify optimisations and measures, which we report transparently. By doing so, we are addressing the expectations of our investors, who are increasingly integrating ESG criteria into their investment decisions. The following overview shows the most important indices in which Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG is listed.
Rating-AgenturIndizes / Ranking
SustainalyticsRisk Low: 12.4 (Low) | Exposure Score: 39.4 (Medium) | Management Score: 76 (Strong)
Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI)*Rating: AA
S&P Global57/100 points
ISS ESGGrade: Prime B- (Good)
Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE)Successfully listed (4.1 of 5 pts)
Vigeo EirisSuccessfully listed (66 of 100 scores (Advanved)
BloombergSuccessfully listed (70.49%)
ecovadis - Business Sustainability RatingsSuccessfully listed 76/100 (Platinum - top 1%)

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.