The Bell team brings our strategy to life every day, making an impact on how Canadians connect, work, learn and play as they deliver leading edge technology, develop compelling new content, and support our company and communities. We’re committed to providing growth opportunities for our 50,000 employees across the country and to foster a dynamic culture that creates a better today and tomorrow.
Creating a sustainable future
Reflecting our long-standing commitment to the highest ESG standards, we’re now embedding our focus on creating a more sustainable future directly into our six strategic imperatives. As one of Canada’s largest companies, we are driven to continually improve our impact and our contribution to society with our connectivity commitments, investments in mental health initiatives, environmental sustainability and an engaged workplace.
We are helping build better communities across the country, and contributing to Canada’s pandemic recovery and economic growth in every region. In 2021, we accelerated our investment to deliver broadband connectivity to Canadians in locations large and small. We’re donating refurbished computers, printers and other electronic devices to schools through the national Computers for Schools Plus program. And Bell’s capital expenditures in R&D of approximately $500 million annually includes support for university research in 5G, AI and cybersecurity, delivering a stream of new innovation to Canadian homes and businesses. Consistently named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, Bell is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plans to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2025.
A culture of recognition and growth
Committed to sustaining a high-performance culture, Bell enhanced programs that focus on continuous learning, including Bell’s Leadership Development Pathway and Bell U, a virtual university providing skill development opportunities in high-demand, technology-focused areas.
A new team recognition program called Better Together was launched with more engaging opportunities to highlight outstanding work, customer champions, great partnership, community difference makers, advocates for mental health and inclusion, and contributors to positive change and growth at Bell.
Bell also provided more meaningful opportunities for our next generation of leaders by investing in programs for recent graduates, interns and summer students. Our award-winning Graduate Leadership and Internship programs also help develop the leaders of tomorrow, with 1,355 new graduate and other students joining the company in 2021, including more BIPOC representation.
Leading employer with a focus on the future
Bell was again named an outstanding place to work, both nationally and in our headquarters city of Montréal, along with honours as a top employer for young people, one of Canada’s best diversity employers, and one of its greenest companies.
The 2021 launch of Bell for Better reinforced our long-term commitment to create better outcomes for all stakeholders, looking forward to the future with a purpose-driven approach to making our team, workplaces and communities even better.