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Telekom's sustainability report released

Budapest, August 17, 2015 14:00

  • Telekom’s sustainability results are placed third worldwide in the Oekom Research report
  • Almost 1000 employees performed 8518 hours of voluntary work in 2014 Smart digital program, tens of thousands of pupils educated
  • In September this year the Sustainability Day is organized again

“Besides using an increasing amount of green energy our company tries to bring sustainability initiatives closer to our customers’ everyday lives. We send e-bills to our subscribers to reduce paper consumption and developed the hello holnap! mobile application to link digitalization, social responsibility and donation efforts. We are proud that BKK (Budapest Public Transportation Company) selected our TeleBike solution – used by our employees to commute between company sites – and awarded the BuBi (community bike sharing) tender to T-Systems Hungary,” said Christopher Mattheisen, Magyar Telekom’s Chief Executive Officer.

Another outstanding result of our sustainability efforts was that last September Magyar Telekom won its so-far highest ranking international award. Based on the sustainable operation of 108 telecommunication companies worldwide Magyar Telekom – following its mother company Deutsche Telekom and BT Group – was awarded the prestigous third place in the Oekom Research.

Telekom’s voluntary employee program has two flagships: Digital Bridge, where the objective is to close the digital divide and the Telekom Smart Digital program (formerly known as Mobile school) that promotes the safe use of mobile phones and the internet. Last year 961 Telekom employees worked for 8518 hours in voluntary programs that equals a contribution of almost 40 million HUF to the above objectives. Telekom’s Smart Digital program, in cooperation with the Academy of Digital Knowledge and the participation of volunteering employees, educates children on the safe and conscientious use of the internet. These days we celebrated the education of our 60 thousandth student. The successful program opens its gates to teachers and parents as well.

The objectives of this year’s Sustainability Day, to be organized soon again this September, are education and the presentation of new sustainable growth ideas and solutions that may help to lead a conscientious lifestyle both for present and future generations. The event attracts more and more visitors each year, in 2014 we welcomed 50 exhibitors and 5000 guests.

By way of giving out Telekom’s annual DELFIN award the company wishes to popularize sustainability among Hungarian enterprises and recognize their related efforts. The professional jury of the event rewarded exemplary sustainability solutions and performance among the competing companies like the first Hungarian “green” taxi fleet, the mobile network recycling program, the assistance program to help people with physical challenges to find jobs and the organization of sport events for multiply disadvantaged groups.

Telekom finds it important to promote sustainability not only among its suppliers but also in the media, for the broader public. In cooperation with the Sustainability Media Club the company released its challenge in relation to the hello holnap! Press Award this year too. The results are to be announced at this year’s Sustainability Day.

The Y2014 sustainability report was prepared in accordance with the new, fourth generation GRI G4 principles, at a “Comprehensive” level and presents the Group’s sustainability performance with more information than ever before. The independent audit and attestation of the report’s compliance with the GRI criteria was performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, in line with the ISAE 3000 international standard.

For further information, please refer to the 2014-year Sustainability Report
(PDF, 8 MB)
or the related information.