Through our community investment program, Teck contributes to charitable organizations, institutions and initiatives that strengthen communities. One of our focuses in community investment is the empowerment of women, and we have numerous programs and partnerships in place to support this goal.
Strengthening Indigenous Communities in North Chile
In 2016, UN Women and Teck entered into a US$1 million partnership to promote the empowerment of Indigenous women in the northern regions of Chile, where the mining sector is a major economic driver. UN Women, Teck, local partners and communities will develop an action plan to address barriers to Indigenous women’s active political and economic participation and to promote leadership competency development and capacity building.
Advocating for Entrepreneurs
Since 2013, Teck has supported the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), who are dedicated to providing visionary women with education, empowerment and support networks to help them become the successful entrepreneurs they aspire to be. As part of FWE, Teck is a major sponsor of the E-Series program, which provides bursaries to help women from our Canadian operations attend the program in Vancouver.
UNICEF and The 25th Team
Teck is proud to partner with UNICEF Canada and the Government of Canada to support the recruitment and development of The 25th Team. In the summer of 2015, 24 nations came to Canada to compete in the largest, most important sporting event for women in history: the Women’s World Cup. The 25th Team is a network of 60 Canadian women who have mobilized $12 million to save the lives of women and children in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Namibia and Peru. This small group of Canadian women will help UNICEF reach more than 3.8 million women and children by 2020.
These organizations are a select few of the many memberships and partnerships we have in place in support of female empowerment. To learn more, please visit the Inclusion and Diversity page on our website
An overview of the work Teck is doing to address each Sustainable Development Goal is available here.