At TELUS, we believe in the harmonious relationship between our company, our team and the health and prosperity of our communities. For this reason, we take a balanced approach to achieving sustainable growth as we strive to be a globally leading corporate citizen. Being recognized for our strategy and performance on the global stage is something that should be celebrated, and today I am incredibly proud of our TELUS team. Our focus on contributing positively to the environments and communities in which we live and work has resulted in TELUS being named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 2nd consecutive year and to the North American Index for the 17th consecutive year – a feat unequalled by any North American telecommunications or cable company.
What are the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes?
Following a best-in-class approach, the indices measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders. The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and respective subsets track the economic, environmental and social performance of the top 20 per cent of the largest Canadian and U.S. companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability.
- Economic examples include corporate governance, risk and crisis management, customer relationship management and privacy protection
- Environmental examples include climate change, operational eco-efficiency and environmental reporting
- Social examples include corporate citizenship and philanthropy, human capital development and stakeholder engagement
Our overall score this year was 85/100, ranking us in the 89th percentile. This high score demonstrates the remarkable commitment and innovation of our team, as the telecommunications industry average is 53/100. We are honoured to be one of only nine companies globally to be named to the World Index in our sector and the only Canadian telecom and one of two North American telecoms to be named to the DJSI North America index. Most notably, TELUS received a score of 100 per cent in Privacy Protection and Electro Magnetic Fields, as well as Environmental Reporting and Innovation Management.
Why is it important to TELUS?
The DJSI is an independent assessment of our overall sustainability performance that benchmarks against our peers. This helps us to identify our strengths and opportunities as well as informs our strategy development.
Our dedication to achieving sustainable growth and environmental stewardship is ever-continuing. As we move forward, our commitment to reducing the overall environmental impact of our domestic and international operations remains a focus. I look forward to advancing our sustainability journey with our team and sharing our successes with you. To see our other accomplishments to date, you can read our latest Sustainability Report.
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