TORONTO, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - TELUS Corporation captured top honours at the
2007 Corporate Reporting Awards (CRA) presented by Canada's Chartered
TELUS earned top scores for, financial reporting, electronic disclosure,
corporate governance disclosure and sustainable development reporting to win
the Overall Award of Excellence. TELUS also won separate Awards of Excellence
in the Communications & Media industry sector, sustainable development
reporting, corporate governance disclosure and an Honourable Mention for
Excellence in Financial Reporting.
The Awards program has recognized excellence in financial and corporate
reporting in Canada for more than fifty years. The Awards are presented
annually by Canada's Chartered Accountants and reflect the CA profession's
commitment to enhancing the quality of financial reporting in Canada. They
showcase best practices in Financial Reporting, Electronic Disclosure,
Corporate Governance Disclosure and Sustainable Development Reporting.
Twenty-one awards were presented this year from among a total of 80
"We applaud all of the entrants who participated in these awards. It is
no small task to produce a corporate report that is relevant, clear and
readily understood by users in today's environment of complex rules and
regulations," said Kevin Dancey, FCA, President and CEO of the CICA. "It is
important that we draw attention to and acknowledge excellent examples of
corporate reporting. We all recognize that sound corporate reporting will
enhance the credibility of a company."
Senior representatives were present at the luncheon today to receive
"At a time when investor expectations around governance and reporting
have never been greater, it is truly an honour to have the CICA present us
with these awards," said Robert McFarlane, TELUS Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer. "At TELUS, we are firmly committed to full and fair
financial disclosure and best practices in corporate governance, so to receive
formal recognition for our team's efforts is truly gratifying."
New additions to the CICA's Corporate Reporting Awards program this year
are the Awards of Excellence for federal Crown corporations. Formerly
administered by the Auditor General's office, these awards recognize exemplary
achievement in annual reporting among federal Crown corporations. The
expansion of the Awards to include the public sector builds upon the CICA's
mandate to protect the public and increase the efficiency of Canada's capital
markets by developing guidelines that enhance corporate reporting processes.
This year's winner in the Large Crown Corporation category is the
Business Development Bank of Canada, with Telefilm Canada taking the Small
Crown Corporation honours.
Other industry winners include Nexen Inc., presented with the TSX Award
of Excellence in Electronic Disclosure and BMO Financial Group, which earned
the Award of Excellence in Financial Reporting. A full list of winners appears
below. This year's judging groups included the CICA, Toronto CFA Society,
Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI), Deloitte, and the International
Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). This year's sponsors are: CNW
Group, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the TSX.
Winning companies are profiled in the Corporate Reporting Awards for 2007
Book of Judges' Comments that is available by telephone at 416-204-3435 or
online at http://www.cica.ca/index.cfm/ci_id/131/la_id/1.htm.
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), together with the
CA institutes/ordre, represents approximately 72,000 CAs and 10,000 students
in Canada and Bermuda. The CICA conducts research into current business issues
and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for
business, not-for-profit organizations and government. It issues guidance on
control and governance, publishes professional literature, develops continuing
education programs and represents the CA profession nationally and
internationally. CICA is a founding member of the International Federation of
Accountants (IFAC) and the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).
2007 CORPORATE REPORTING AWARDS WINNERS
BY INDUSTRY SECTOR
Overall Award of Excellence TELUS Corporation
Oil & Gas Suncor Energy Inc.
Forest Products Catalyst Paper Corporation
Diversified Industries Alcan Inc.
Real Estate Brookfield Properties Corporation
Life Sciences MDS Inc.
Technology CGI Group Inc.
Communications & Media TELUS Corporation
Industrials & Energy SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Consumer Products Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
Utilities & Pipelines TransAlta Corporation
Financial Services Royal Bank of Canada
Crown Corporations - Large Business Development Bank of Canada
Crown Corporations - Small Telefilm Canada
BY JUDGING CATEGORY
Honourable Mention for Excellence Nexen Inc.
in Corporate Governance Disclosure
Award of Excellence in Corporate TELUS Corporation
Honourable Mention for Excellence PotashCorp TSX
in Electronic Disclosure
TSX Award of Excellence in Nexen Inc.
Honourable Mention for Excellence TELUS Corporation
in Financial Reporting
Award of Excellence in Financial BMO Financial Group
Honourable Mentions for Excellence PotashCorp
in Sustainable Development Reporting
Award of Excellence in Sustainable TELUS Corporation
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