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Teck Reports 2015 Sustainability Performance

Vancouver, B.C. – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck”), has released its 15th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2015 and progress towards its short- and long-term sustainability goals. 

“At Teck, we are committed to developing resources in a manner that is socially and environmentally responsible and makes a positive contribution to the communities where we operate,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. “Thanks to the hard work of employees across our operations, we have achieved all of our 2015 sustainability goals, which led to improvements in performance and efficiency at our sites, including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, strengthened water and biodiversity management and improved safety performance.”

Teck’s approach to responsible resource development is guided by a sustainability strategy which sets out a vision and short- and long-term goals in six areas of focus: Community, Our People, Water, Energy and Climate Change, Air, and Biodiversity. In 2015, Teck marked five years since the development of its strategy and the completion target date for its first set of short-term goals.

2015 sustainability performance highlights included:

  • Improved safety performance with a 25% reduction in High Potential Incidents (HPIs) and zero fatalities 
  • Reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 200,000 tonnes and energy consumption by 1,200 terajoules since 2011
  • Reused and recycled water an average of 4.5 times at our mining operations 
  • Tailings review boards established at 100% of our operations with major tailings facilities, as part of our comprehensive tailings management and safety program
  • Continued commitment to diversity, with a 56% increase in the number of women in operational and technical roles since 2010
  • Reached seven new agreements with Indigenous Peoples in the areas where we operate
  • Implemented biodiversity management plans at all operations focused on our long-term vision of having a net positive impact in the regions where we operate

In 2015, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the sixth consecutive year, the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list by Corporate Knights for the fourth consecutive year, and the FTSE4Good Global Index for the first time.

Teck’s full Sustainability Report is available at www.teck.com/sustainability.

About Teck
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.

Investor Contact:
Greg Waller
Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis
604.699.4014
greg.waller@teck.com

Media Contact: 
Chris Stannell
Senior Communications Specialist 
604.699.4368
chrs.stannell@teck.com 

Download 2015 Teck Sustainability Report Performance Highlights

 

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Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on copper, zinc, steelmaking coal and energy.