Woman and girl in forest


Every tree planted helps to grow a healthier future

Apr 21, 2023
Anyone who has ever taken a restorative stroll under a cool forest canopy will understand the implicit value of a tree. 
But our forests give us more than an opportunity to relax and absorb the beauty of the natural world. Did you know forests help provide clean drinking water to almost 50 per cent of Canadians? And, in this age of environmental uncertainty and extreme weather events, our trees are vital in helping to prevent soil erosion, providing a habitat for a diverse array of plants and animals, and helping to moderate temperatures.  At TELUS, we planted our one millionth tree, and even with our two decade long legacy of investing in environmental partnerships, we knew there was so much more to do.

Trees are the lungs of our planet 

It’s with this in mind that we’re deepening our long-standing commitment to making our planet more sustainable by finding innovative ways to better support the wellbeing of our forests. Through our recent acquisition of Shakti, we’re expanding our tree planting efforts. Shakti by TELUS is an environmentally driven reforestation company specializing in site preparation, seed collection, tree sourcing and tree planting.
Clear digital policy that contributes to leading on global climate action is missing from Canada’s climate strategy.

We’re innovating with 5G connectivity and drone technology to revolutionize reforestation

It is important to uncover new ways to help protect and regrow our forests. We’re building upon our tree planting expertise by exploring how we can leverage TELUS’ core capabilities to help revolutionize forestry such as implementing wireless private networks, drone technology and digital solutions. We’re committed to helping our customers achieve their own environmental goals by building an end-to-end suite of innovative digital forestry solutions, backed by our world-leading 5G network.  We’re all in this together, and we believe that together is how we can make a real difference for future generations to come.
Drone flying over water

Our environmental mission

At TELUS, we’re working towards our vision to become a zero-waste, carbon-neutral company by 2030. We’re investing and innovating with our technology to answer some of the world’s most pressing challenges, like reducing our collective carbon footprint. This combined with the passion of our team members across the globe, whose tree-planting efforts in their communities are an important part of our ongoing commitment to help make the world a better place.
Together, let’s make the future friendly.