April 22, 2011
For the third consecutive year SaskTel has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The Canada’s Greenest Employers competition recognizes 50 employers who lead Canada in building a corporate culture that values environmental responsibility. SaskTel is the only Saskatchewan-based company on the list.
“Over the past few years SaskTel has demonstrated real leadership when it comes to environmental sustainability,” said Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “SaskTel’s employees and customers should be proud of this national recognition for SaskTel’s efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout the corporation.”
“SaskTel employees live, work and raise families in communities across the province, so it only makes sense to be environmentally responsible in everything we do.” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “We’re honoured to receive this latest recognition from Mediacorp for our environmental initiatives. SaskTel will continue to find innovative ways to preserve and protect our shared environment.”
SaskTel’s environmental strategy involves a number of key elements, including waste reduction, recycling, increased fuel efficiency and an Environmental Management System that aligns with ISO 14001 standards. More information about SaskTel’s environmental initiatives is available at www.sasktel.com/about-us/community-involvement/sasktel-environment.
Mediacorp also named SaskTel one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 11th consecutive year in October 2010 and one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers in February 2011.
For more information about Canada’s Greenest Employers, including the full list of companies and reasons for selection, visit www.canadastop100.com/environmental.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 568,000 wireless accesses, 528,000 wireline network accesses, 230,000 internet accesses and 85,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. In 2010, SaskTel contributed over $678 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,800 employees.
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