Today, TELUS has announced that in 2021, and for the second year, it’s donated $90 million in cash, in-kind contributions, time and programs, to more than 4,000 charitable and community organizations, and has volunteered over 1.3 million hours in the year alone.
This donation amounts to approximately 5% of its pre-tax profits and the 1.3 million volunteer hours is more than any other company in Canada.
“Our long-standing We Give Where We Live philosophy continues to inspire our global community. Once again throughout 2021, our culture of caring was displayed around the world, as our highly engaged team offered our support to those who needed us most,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS.
“By giving back approximately five per cent of our pre-tax profits and volunteering over 1.3 million hours, TELUS and our 130,000 team members and retirees, globally, are continuing to put the well-being of our customers, communities and planet first because we believe that good business and doing good are mutually inclusive.
For more than 22 years, TELUS has been leading in social capitalism, enabling human connections, bridging digital media divides, revolutionizing healthcare, giving back to communities, transforming the global food system and leading in sustainability.
Entwhistle continues, “From improving the quality, safety and security of our global food supply, and revolutionizing access to healthcare, to enabling human connections through our world-leading fibre and wireless networks, we have seen firsthand what is possible when we take accountability for the social, health and economic well-being of communities and leverage our global-leading technology for good. Together, let’s make the future friendly.”
To continue the momentum of giving, TELUS is celebrating its 17th annual TELUS Days of Giving throughout May, where more than 60,000 TELUS team members and retirees around the world will mobilize to give back in their local communities.