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.

Let’s create a healthier planet for generations to come

Our commitment to addressing climate action is embedded in our business, from our operations to our solutions to our financial structure.

Embracing sustainability

Sustainability is embedded into our core business strategy. The results speak for themselves:
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31%

reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from 2019

68%

of electricity requirements procured from renewable or low-emitting sources in 2021

15 million +

Devices kept out of landfills, so far

51%

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

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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Restoring nature

We have planted over 11 million trees and we are just getting started. We are committed to restoring our forests now, and for future generations.

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.

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.

Caring for our planet

Through major investments in innovative technologies and sustainable business practices, we're dedicated to becoming nature positive, protecting the planet our children will inherit. We're setting
science-based targets
for greenhouse gas emissions.
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100% renewable electricity

100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025
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Carbon neutrality

Aiming to have carbon-neutral operations by 2030 or sooner
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Working towards becoming a zero-waste company by 2030

We’ll plant a tree for every friend you refer to TELUS

Together, let’s make our planet healthier. We’ll plant a tree for every successful referral you make by June 30, 2024.1 Plus you’ll both get a $50 reward.2
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Investing in a world of good

As one of the largest corporate impact funds launched with an initial $100 million, the TELUS Pollinator Fund invests in responsible startups driving social and environmental change to make the world a better place.

Awards & recognition

TELUS continues to rank among the world’s leaders in sustainability and social capitalism.
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Wall Street Journal Top 100

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Corporate Knights: 2024 Global 100 & 2023 Canada’s Best 50

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Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

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ISO 14001

The friendlier future is fibre

We’re upgrading homes and businesses to TELUS PureFibre® and 5G and gradually retiring legacy copper lines. Better for you. Better for the environment.

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.