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Teck Named to 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

September 08, 2016

Teck Named to 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

“Teck is committed to providing the metal and mineral products the world needs in an environmentally and socially responsible manner,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. “Being named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is an important indicator of our ongoing performance in sustainability, and we are proud to be recognized among the world leaders in responsible resource development.”

For the seventh straight year, Teck has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), indicating that our sustainability practices are in the top 10 percent of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

Teck was named to the World Index based on an analysis of economic, social and environmental performance. Teck received the highest possible score in areas including stakeholder engagement, payment transparency, biodiversity and asset closure management, and scored the highest in the industry in labour practices and human rights, talent attraction and retention and operational eco-efficiency.

Other Teck sustainability performance highlights from 2015 included:

  • Improved safety performance with a 25% reduction in High Potential Incidents (HPIs) and zero fatalities 
  • Reduced 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

Earlier in 2016, Teck was also ranked as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by media and investment research firm Corporate Knights for the fourth consecutive year, and named one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights.

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