for ourselves, our actions, and our behavior. This applies as much to our board of directors as our around 37,500 employees across the globe.
T-Systems South Africa, view IT governance as part of corporate governance pertaining to IT processes to support the business goals of our customers. It is an integral part of our enterprise governance. Our leadership, organisational structures and processes are setup to ensure that our IT services sustain and extend our strategies and objectives to fulfil the requirements of our parent company, Deutsche Telekom AG.
For us, corporate governance doesn't stop with our company. We take care to ensure that our suppliers and partners also conform to all legal and ethical guidelines, as well as upholding the same high standards within their business that we do in ours.
T-Systems has internationally adopted behavioral guidelines and ethical standards for the company and its employees through its own code of practice, the code of conduct, and the social charter. We expect that our suppliers, investors, and business partners follow similar codes of conduct and commit to upholding the social charter.
Our collective goal is to create value for people through innovative, reliable products and services. Our Group mission statement encourages excellent performance and integrity. Where necessary, we sanction poor behavior consequentially and decisively. In this way, we aim to succeed in the market and recognize our responsibility.
Our customers are utilising complex IT environments and are requiring increasingly interconnected systems to remain competitive.
IT management is therefore under pressure to deliver more agile, reliable, flexible and scalable IT services. Therefore, our customers will need both IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Service Governance (ITSG) principles, to ensure successful IT service provisioning. T-Systems can support our customers with both.
With cloud adoption and the required change in the IT provisioning model, our customers will need to update or evolve their current IT governance functions to realize the business value obtained with cloud computing services. T-Systems already adopted cloud governance and can assist where required.