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TELUS recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Greenest Employers

TELUS highlights its global leading environmental performance in 2020 Sustainability Report

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, TELUS proudly announced that it has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Greenest Employers for its global leadership and commitment to building a better, more sustainable future. Canada’s Greenest Employers recognizes Canadian companies that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness within their organizations. Earlier this month, TELUS released its 2020 Sustainability Report outlining the company’s environmental, social, and governance strategy and priorities which includes the ambitious goal to achieve 100% net zero carbon neutrality across all of its operations by 2030.

“Our team’s commitment to sustainability is foundational to our leadership in social capitalism. In this regard, we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and minimizing our impact on the planet our children will inherit, while also creating meaningful value for our fellow citizens,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS. “Thanks to the unparalleled efforts of our team, we have set ambitious environmental and sustainability targets to help ensure the health and well-being of our communities as we look forward with cautious optimism to a post-pandemic world. I am incredibly grateful to our team for their passionate dedication to improving the social, economic, environmental and health outcomes in the communities where our team members live, work and serve on a global basis.”

In 2020, TELUS exceeded its climate change objectives, achieving a 17% reduction in energy consumption and a 37% decrease in GHG emissions over 2010 levels. As the global pandemic gripped the world last year, TELUS enabled more than 95% of team members to work from home or in a mobile capacity saving time, resources, and GHG emissions resulting from reduced travel and commuting. In addition, TELUS has successfully negotiated four Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) that will provide 100% of TELUS’ electricity needs in Alberta from renewable sources such as wind and solar.

Inspired by the TELUS team’s strong performance in 2020, TELUS has established new, transformative, climate-related targets in this year’s Sustainability Report including:

  • Procure 100% of electricity requirements from renewable or low-emitting sources by 2025
  • Achieve 100% net Carbon neutrality for our operations by 2030
  • Commit to becoming a zero waste company
  • Develop a vehicle fleet electrification strategy to reduce fuel-related GHG emissions
  • Deploy green building standards across our real estate portfolio, focusing on team wellness
  • Empower vertical business units TELUS Agriculture and TELUS Health to support a low carbon future through precision agriculture technology advancements that can vastly improve farmers’ yields and productivity levels while minimizing impact on land, and through TELUS Health Virtual Care services that enable our customers to connect virtually with their healthcare providers, thus helping to reduce their carbon footprint.

“Through our leadership in technology innovation, we are enabling the connectivity that supports Canadians in working and learning remotely, applying for critical government resources, receiving vital medical care, and staying connected to family and friends,” continued Mr. Entwistle. “Indeed, we are leveraging our world-leading technology and human compassion to help answer society’s most pressing social challenges in health, education, agriculture and the environment, while improving economic equality in our digital world for generations to come.”

TELUS’ recognition as one of Canada’s Top 100 Greenest Employers follows a number of international accolades recognizing TELUS’ global leadership in sustainability, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, innovation management and environmental and social reporting, including:

To learn more about TELUS’ commitment to a more sustainable future, visit telus.com/sustainability.

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $16 billion in annual revenue and 16 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. We leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. In 2020, TELUS was recognized as having the fastest wireless network in the world, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better. TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that delivers next-generation AI and content management solutions for global brands across the technology and games, ecommerce and FinTech, communications and media, healthcare, travel and hospitality sectors. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.

Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $820 million and 1.6 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com, follow us @TELUSNews on Twitter and @Darren_Entwistle on Instagram.

For more information, please contact:
Saara Rahikka
TELUS Media Relations
[email protected]


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