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.
Sustainability is embedded into our core business strategy. The results speak for themselves:
reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from 2019
of electricity requirements procured from renewable or low-emitting sources in 2021
metric tonnes of e-waste and 36 metric tonnes of mobile devices recycled in 2021
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.
Planting our one millionth tree is just the beginning. We are committed to restoring our forests now, and for future generations.
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
Our Bring-It-Back™ program refurbishes and resells old customer smartphones, giving them a new home rather than adding to electronic waste.
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.
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.
Buy one, plant one
Until May 31, we’ll plant a tree with the purchase of an Android phone1. Plus, double your impact when you trade in your current device and we’ll plant a bonus tree2.
Let’s make our planet healthier, together
Until June 30, when you refer a friend to TELUS, we’ll plant a tree. Plus, you and your friend will each receive a reward valued at $503.
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 electricity
100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025
Aiming to have net carbon neutral operations by 2030 or sooner
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
Corporate Knights: 2022 Global 100 & Canada’s Best 50
Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
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
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.