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TELUS awarded prestigious global procurement award for Learning and Development

May 24, 2013

Annual gala celebrates global procurement excellence

LONDON and TORONTO, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ – TELUS has been awarded the
prestigious Global Procurement Leaders Award in the Learning &
Development category at the 2013 Awards Gala held on May 22 in London,
UK. The annual event celebrates global procurement excellence with more
than 300 senior procurement executives from around the world.

The Learning & Development award focuses on companies that provide
outstanding educational development and training for staff in the
procurement function. TELUS was selected for its innovative approach to
learning and development. TELUS introduced competency matrices that
define 25 required strengths and skill sets for progressive roles in
the Procurement and Supply Chain Management team. The matrices allow
team members to identify areas of strength and development in
procurement and drive specific actions and development plans for career

“Across the TELUS organization and within the procurement and supply
chain management team, we have established a culture of team
collaboration & strong personal commitment which has contributed to the
success TELUS delivers to our customers, our communities and our team
members,” said David Sharma, senior vice-president and Chief
Procurement Officer at TELUS. “As the benchmark for global procurement
excellence, we are truly honored to be the recipient of a Procurement
Leaders Award focused on recognizing our team members’ career

This year’s awards event had more entrants than ever before and added
six new categories including Learning and Development. TELUS was
selected from a prestigious group that includes some of the world’s
largest companies.

“This year’s awards have really brought to light the stunning progress
and innovative activities that are driving procurement forward,” said
David Rae, Content and Community Director and Chair of Judges. “TELUS
has proven itself a leader in training and development for the
procurement industry with its forward-thinking approach to education
development. We are pleased to reward them with this award.”

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million
customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers,
3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet
subscribers and 712,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President
and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services, including wireless, data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS
Community Boards 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.

About Procurement Leaders
Procurement Leaders is a global membership network serving major
corporations and procurement, sourcing and supply chain executives.
They provide independent procurement intelligence, professional
development and peer to peer networking via our award winning online
information resource, events and training solutions. Their unique
insights, research and data, as well as networking and professional
development opportunities, enable executives to deliver more value to
businesses equipping them with expert practices that deliver greater
savings faster, reduce risks and transform functional performance.

Procurement Leaders membership connects, informs and inspires over 500
leading corporations and thousands of executives to enhance the
contribution procurement makes to the business each day.

SOURCE TELUS Corporation

Source: PR Newswire