Tackling Climate Change Together

In order to solve the challenges climate change poses, businesses and society as a whole need to set and reach ambitious targets. With the Internet of Things, companies can make a decisive contribution, all while also saving precious raw materials.

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The goal: Germany has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gases by 55% of its 1990 total emissions by 2030. With the help of IoT, companies can make an important contribution to this goal.

The challenge: Germany emitted 762 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2021. In order to meet our climate targets for 2030, we need to reduce emissions by 324 million metric tons.

The solution: According to a study by the Bitkom association, 161 million metric tons can be saved via accelerated digitalization measures alone, such as IoT solutions – that’s nearly half of the climate target! 1

How can your Business Profit from Sustainable IoT Solutions?

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  • Satisfy buyer expectations​: Seven out of ten consumers specifically look for sustainable products and expect transparency when it comes to carbon footprint. Companies are also increasingly paying attention to the sustainability of suppliers.

  • Higher efficiency: IoT solutions reduce the unnecessary consumption of resources, raw materials, and energy, which not only impacts the environment, but also your budget – and at the same time often speed up production and delivery in the process.

  • Reduce costs for raw materials and CO2 emission: Since 2021, companies in heating and transportation sectors have had to buy emission rights as certificates, all while the cost of oil and gas continue to rise. IoT can help reduce these costs.

  • Find investors easier​: Financial institutions and investors are increasingly paying attention to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) criteria, which they monitor through scores and CSR reporting.

These savings are possible

IoT solutions can reduce the consumption of electricity, fuel, and raw materials. They not only conserve the environment, but also save costs. Here are a few examples.

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Optimization: Predictive maintenance of equipment and remote maintenance


Fuel saved for technician deployments thanks to IoT solutions for remote maintenance 2

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Optimization: Better route planning with GPS trackers on vehicles.


Reduction in fuel consumption possible with IoT-based fleet management solutions 1

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Smart City

Optimization: Higher energy efficiency via intelligent lighting control


Lower energy consumption of streetlamps and outdoor lighting attainable for municipalities 2

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Optimization: Reduction of energy consumption with smart heating


Reduced electricity consumption of heating systems and air conditioning for buildings 2

Discover a wide range of use cases

Our customers‘ and partners‘ sustainable success stories

Our green grid has been powered by 100% renewable energy since 2021

Melanie Kubin-Hardewig

“It is our responsibility to consider the impact on other people and nature in our actions. With our IoT solutions, together we can set the right course for the future.”

Melanie Kubin-Hardewig, Vice President Group Sustainability Management Deutsche Telekom AG

We support you in every phase of your project!

From conception to operation - Deutsche Telekom is your partner throughout the entire lifecycle of your project.

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Deutsche Telekom offers you these advantages

Low financial risk

High technical safety

  • Reliable connectivity on the best network – both nation-wide and internationally
  • Combined development expertise of 2000 developers and experience from several dozen reference projects
  • Largest database of certified modules and test labs for optimal hardware selection

Learn more about sustainability with IoT in our e-books

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Whitepaper: Sustainability Impact of IoT

In our new study, conducted in collaboration with Transforma Insights, we explore how IoT can promote sustainability in its various facets. We examine selected and promising use cases and measure their potential.

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Trendbook sustainability with digitalization

The Trendbook explains how German companies are using digitalization to boost their sustainability and showcases possible solutions for responsible digitalization.

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Sustainability through the IoT – frequently asked questions and answers