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TELUS Social Impact
TELUS Social Impact

Leading in sustainability

We're helping to reduce our collective carbon footprint by investing in our networks, innovative technologies and sustainable business practices. Let's make our planet healthier.

Investing in sustainable futures

To drive social innovation, we are funding and ultimately empowering businesses globally to help solve some of the biggest challenges our planet faces, today and tomorrow.

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Seeding innovation

As one of the world’s largest corporate impact funds,  the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good is helping tackle social challenges in health, agriculture, the environment and enabling inclusive communities.

Investing in renewable energy

We’re working toward a low carbon future by enabling new solar and wind power facilities, generating Renewable Energy Certificates and adding clean energy to the electricity grid.

Powering smarter cities

Through our Smart Cities solutions we’re leveraging emerging technologies like 5G to transform urban areas into safer, greener cities.

Caring for our planet

Through major investments in innovative technologies and sustainable business practices, we are helping protect the planet our children will inherit. We're applying science-based targets to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Together, we are:

100% renewable energy

Committing to 100% renewable energy by 2025

Carbon neutrality

Aiming to have net carbon neutral operations by 2030 or sooner

Z ero-waste

Working towards becoming a zero-waste company by 2030

Awards & recognition

TELUS continues to rank among the world’s leaders in sustainability and social capitalism.

Wall Street Journal Top 100 logo

Wall Street Journal Top 100

Corporate Knights logo

Corporate Knights: 2022 Global 100 & Canada’s Best 50

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes logo

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

Embracing sustainability

Sustainability is embedded into our core business strategy. The results speak for themselves:

Decorative flora

18%

reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from 2019

65%

people with disabilities supported through our Tech for Good program

1,200+

metric tonnes of e-waste and 20 metric tonnes of mobile devices recycled in 2021

13%

reduction in water consumption intensity per terabyte of data traffic from 2019

Better for you. Better for the environment

We’re upgrading homes and businesses to 5G enabled PureFibre internet and retiring legacy copper lines.

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Ways you can participate

Reusing smartphones

Our Bring-It-Back program refurbishes and resells old customer smartphones, giving them a new home rather than adding to electronic waste.

Recycling pre-loved devices

Drop off your pre-loved phones and tablets at a TELUS store and we’ll either responsibly recycle them to keep them out of landfills or upcycle them to connect a Canadian in need.

High tech. Lower impact.

By choosing an expertly refurbished smartphone, you’re helping save greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, every device is tested, inspected, disinfected and re-packaged to work like new.

Champions for change

Discover how local heroes are using our innovations to drive progress.
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Achieving sustainability

Learn how our efforts are making a real impact.

Contact the TELUS Sustainability Team

We welcome your inquiries about our commitment to sustainability and ongoing efforts to make a difference.