Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reports

In alignment with the industry, SaskTel’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report is an evolution of SaskTel’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The first year of the SaskTel ESG Report transitioned to align SaskTel’s CSR strategy with ESG. SaskTel will continue the progression of ESG reporting in subsequent annual publications as industry standards are established.

View the SaskTel Cares 2020/21 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

Key highlights from this years’ report include:

  • SaskTel contributed more than $2.5 million to 308 non-profit and charitable organizations, community associations, venues, events, and partnerships.
  • The SaskTel Pioneers, a network of both current and retired employee volunteers, contributed approximately $280,000 in financial donations and more than $1,000,000 in-kind donations.
  • SaskTel TelCare, SaskTel’s employee-driven charitable donation program, contributed nearly $230,000 to 65 locally operated charities and non-profits.
  • SaskTel was recognized for our sustainability and greening efforts, being once again named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.
  • SaskTel invested:
    • $85.9 million to expand the availability of SaskTel’s infiNET™ service.
    • $91.6 million dedicated to wireless network enhancement.
    • $69.2 million to ensure SaskTel’s wireline network meets ongoing capacity and technology requirements.
  • SaskTel continues to bring world-class communications technologies to residents throughout our province, covering 99% of the population with wireless and internet.
  • SaskTel became a Signatory of the Indigenous Engagement Charter, an initiative put forth by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.

“Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives have always been a key part of SaskTel’s identity and an integral part to how we operate,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “It speaks to how we continually strive to foster healthy work environments, diverse leadership and innovation within our workforce and the community, as well as how we incorporate sustainability into our day-to-day operations.”

Our ESG Practices

There are five key areas of focus for our CSR practices:

Environmental:
With our focus on Environmental Stewardship and sustainability we aim to protect the natural environment and uphold social responsibilities while growing our business and connecting customers to their world so that future generations can enjoy the benefits of a clean and healthy environment.

Social Impact:
SaskTel strives to improve the standard of living for people in Saskatchewan. We have been, and continue to be, a major contributor to the quality of life in this province.

Governance:
Ethical leadership remains a key focal point within the organization, and SaskTel’s Board of Directors has set a priority that ethical business conduct is an expectation embraced throughout all levels of the company.

Past CSR reports