Today, we were honoured to be named one of 2013’s Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World by Corporate Knights at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
In its ninth year, this prestigious award recognizes companies for their leadership in balancing economic interests with social and environmental responsibility. TELUS was selected for our genuine commitment to being a leading corporate citizen, and setting ourselves apart with:
Our Future Friendly Workplace strategy, which leverages the most advanced telecommunications technology available anywhere so our team members can work where, when and how it makes sense for them, while allowing us to simultaneously reduce our carbon footprint
- Our award-winning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings and intelligent data centres across Canada
- Our passion to give where we live, which has inspired our company, team members and retirees to contribute an unparalleled $300 million to charities and non-profit organizations, and perhaps more importantly, volunteer more than 4.7 million hours to positively affect the lives of millions of Canadians
For us, sustainability is far more than a concept spearheaded by an executive or small taskforce; the initiatives above are successful because they are driven by the hard work and dedication of thousands of TELUS team members across our organization who believe in making a difference not only in what we do, but also how we do it.
We are proud to be the only North American telecommunications company to earn a place in the 2013 rankings. This is the third time we have won the Global 100 award, which is considered to be the most extensive data-driven corporate sustainability assessment in existence.
If you’re interested in learning more about the other awards our team has been honoured with, please visit the TELUS Awards site.
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Senior vice-president of Strategic Initiatives, Communications and Government Relations