TELUS CEO donates salary to Canadian healthcare workers, in support of COVID-19 pandemic
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In response to queries related to an internal bulletin sent out to TELUS employees on Monday, April 6, TELUS is confirming that CEO Darren Entwistle will forgo his salary for the 3 months of April, May and June 2020, and donate it to Canadian healthcare workers on the front lines, battling COVID-19.
In addition, The Entwistle Family Foundation, established in 2018 by Darren and his wife Fiona, will match this donation, stemming from the 100 per cent salary reduction, in order to double the positive financial impact for health caregivers and, by extension, those vulnerable citizens who need assistance the most. Through this donation, Darren is privileged to demonstrate his deep admiration for everything the TELUS team has done to support healthcare in Canada.About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications and information technology company with $14.7 billion in annual revenue and 15.2 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. We leverage our global-leading technology to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. TELUS Health is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers the most innovative business process solutions to some of the world’s most established brands.Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all Canadians for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired our team members and retirees to contribute more than $700 million and 1.3 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world.For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com, follow us @TELUSNews on Twitter and @Darren_Entwistle on Instagram.For media inquiries, please contact:Donna Ramirez