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Introductory remarks

This report combines the management report of the Deutsche Telekom Group, comprising Deutsche Telekom AG and its consolidated subsidiaries, and the management report of Deutsche Telekom AG.

The structure and content of the report follow the internal management approach of Deutsche Telekom AG. The GD Towers business entity, which operated the cell tower business in Germany and Austria and was assigned to the Group Development operating segment, was recognized as a discontinued operation in the consolidated financial statements from the third quarter of 2022 until its sale on February 1, 2023. By contrast, we use the management approach for the presentation in the combined management report, i.e., the financial performance indicators presented in the results of operations still include the value contributions from GD Towers up to and including January 2023.

For further information on the sale and the presentation of GD Towers according to the management approach, please refer to the sections “Group organization” and “Management of the Group.”

The recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code (GCGC) in the amended version published in the Federal Gazette on June 27, 2022 require, among other disclosures, information on the internal control system and the risk and opportunity management system that go beyond the legal requirements for the management report and are therefore excluded from the substantive audit of the management report by the independent auditor (information extraneous to the management report). This information is included in paragraphs clearly separated from the information that has to be audited, and is designated with a footnote.

For further information, please refer to the section “Governance and other disclosures.”

In the reporting on our corporate responsibility activities, we also explain the ways in which we contribute to achieving the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), which have been set as part of the 2030 Agenda. To clearly highlight the contribution our products, services, and activities make towards the individual sustainability development goals and our value chain, we have marked the relevant passages with the respective SDG and value contribution symbols (illustrative example: . This is also information extraneous to the management report and is excluded from the auditor’s substantive audit.

For further information on the SDGs and our value contributions, please refer to the section “Combined non-financial statement.”

In addition, our Annual Report (PDF and online) includes references and links to websites with additional information not contained in the Annual Report. These references and links are purely of a supplementary nature and are only intended to simplify access to this information. Please note that this information is not part of the combined management report and is therefore also excluded from the auditor’s substantive audit.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Goals that form the core of the 2030 Agenda, which the member states of the United Nations adopted in 2015 to ensure sustainable global development. The aim is to enable economic development and prosperity – in line with social justice and taking account of the ecological limits of global growth. The Agenda applies equally to all nations of the world. The 17 SDGs define goals to reduce poverty and hunger, promote healthcare and education, enable equality, protect the environment and climate, and make consumption sustainable.