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Zero tolerance for white-collar crime.
Anti-fraud management (AFM) is an integral part of our Group-wide compliance management. It serves the systematic prevention of white-collar crime and
represents an essential element of our corporate culture. Its fundamental principles are outlined in Deutsche Telekom’s fraud policy of February 2006. During our
annual audit activities, our AFM for the 2008 financial year was once again rated as "fully operative" during the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Section 404 audit.
Targeted risk assessment and minimization.
In 2008 we used workshops and questionnaires to carry out fraud risk assessment in a number of business areas and subsidiaries. The assessment is based on
risk scenarios that are evaluated in terms of their likelihood and impact. We have also opted to have external audits performed. In an annual AFM report, we
detail the risks and the progress made by our measures to Group committees and the Board of Management.