TELUS honoured again for providing investors one of world’s best annual reports
2009 report ranked #6 globally in Annual Report on Annual Reports
Vancouver, B.C. – The 2009 TELUS Annual Report placed sixth in this year’s prestigious Annual Report on Annual Reports, becoming the only company that has been ranked in the top 10 for seven straight years.
“TELUS has established itself as a consistent global leader in financial reporting and disclosure and we are honoured to have been recognized once again by Enterprise.com for our efforts,” said Robert McFarlane, executive vice-president and chief financial officer. “Each year, we strive to improve the quality and transparency of our stakeholder disclosures. This rating is a tribute to the teamwork, innovation and focus on continual improvement that defines the excellence of our annual report process.”
The Annual Report on Annual Reports is the only international ranking of corporate annual reports and is in its 14th year of surveying reports from around the world. E.com, the Belgium-based organization owned by U.S. Corporate Essentials, Inc., uses an independent, international rating panel to judge the annual reports and publishes the rankings for the top 300 and ratings for 500 companies.
TELUS is one of only 12 Canadian companies on the list of the top 300 annual reports. The only other telecom company in the top 300 is Telekom Austria at #157.
To view the 2009 TELUS Annual Report online, please visit telus.com/annualreport.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 12 million customer connections including 6.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.8 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 228,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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