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Rankings and awards

Recognition at home and abroad

Sustainability and transparency are a logical part of our way of working. We see the fact that we score well in different rankings as recognition for our policy and the commitment of our employees.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Result

In 2017 KPN is named industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, making it the most sustainable telecom company in the world.

What is it?

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices indicate which of approximately 2,500 listed companies are working most sustainably. The ranking is determined by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices and is considered as an international standard for the performance of companies in the area of environmental and social issues.

Carbon Disclosure Project
Result

In 2017, KPN was again declared world climate leader.

What is it?

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) researches the energy and climate targets of 5,500 major companies worldwide every year. The results in the report are based on energy consumption, reduction targets and strategy. The CDP also measures how organizations are combating CO₂ emissions and climate change, what opportunities companies see to develop sustainable products and services, and how transparent their reporting of this is.

FTSE4Good
Result

KPN is listed in the FTSE4Good Index Series.

What is it?

The FTSE4Good Index Series measures the performances of companies that distinguish themselves through strong business operations in the areas of the environment, social policy and corporate governance.

Transparency benchmark
Result

In 2016, KPN was once again in the leading group, this year in 9th place.

What is it?

The Transparency benchmark evaluates the annual reports of 500 companies. KPN has been in the top 10 for five years and won the Kristalprijs, the main prize of the benchmark, in 2010.

Vigeo Eiris Indices
Result

Also in 2016, KPN was included in the Vigeo Eurozone top 120 and the Vigeo Benelux top 20.

What is it?

Vigeo Eiris positions itself as the leading European expert in the evaluation of businesses and organizations in the fields of the environment, social policy and good governance.

Tax Transparency Benchmark
Result

KPN was in 6th place in 2016.

What is it?

The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) conducts an annual comparative study of 68 Dutch listed companies in terms of good governance in the field of taxation. In 2015, KPN shared joint first place.

DatacenterDynamics Award
Result

In 2016, we won the Sustainable Data Center of the Year award.

What is it?

The annual DatacenterDynamics awards go to innovations in data centers and count as important international recognition. In 2016, KPN won an award for our data center in Aalsmeer, where we were able to make the emergency power more economical through the clever use of surplus heat. KPN had already won two prizes in 2015, for the new Data center High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.

ICT Environment Award
Result

KPN won the ICT Environment Award in 2015 for the new Data center High Tech Campus. This was as a result of our sustainable technology reducing energy consumption, despite the strong increase in data traffic in the Netherlands.

What is it?

The ICT Environment Award is given every year to the most innovative, environmentally friendly, sustainable and appealing Dutch ICT product in the area of recycling ICT equipment, responsible material use, reduction of waste products or reducing energy consumption. The award is an initiative of Stichting ICT Milieu and ICT Nederland.

SCIENCE BASED TARGETS
Result

KPN wants to contribute to the international climate goals. KPN’s long-term goals have been approved.

What is it?

Our sustainability objectives are not just ambitious, we also want to be sure that they are good enough to make a real contribution to the international climate goals (less than 1.5 degree rise in global temperature). The organization Science Based Targets performs this test worldwide. The climate objectives of all those companies worldwide that have approved objectives can be found on the website.

Privacy Guarantee
Result

Since 2014, KPN has had the Privacy Guarantee certification. In 2015, this was complemented by the Gold security label.

What is it?

The Privacy Guarantee checks whether organizations handle customers’ details with care in relation to advertising purposes. In 2014, KPN became the first telecom provider in the Netherlands to receive the Privacy Guarantee certification. We were also accredited with the Gold security label in 2015. This quality mark shows customers, at a glance, that their data is safe with KPN.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Progress for humans and the environment