The 16th annual Teck Sustainability Report covers the economic, social and environmental topics that were most important to communities and other stakeholders and to our business in 2016.
Through this report, we are focused on demonstrating the connection between our sustainability performance and financial performance. Our 2016 Annual Report provides further detail on our financial and operational performance.
Our report is in Core accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and G4 Mining and Metals Sector Disclosures, and is aligned with the principles of integrated reporting
For more detailed information about our sustainability strategy or governance, follow the links below.
in High Potential Incidents (HPIs) and zero fatalities
in community investments in areas near our operations and globally
in the number of women in operational and technical roles
reduction of annual GHG emissions and reduced annual energy consumption at our operations by 350 terajoules
As part of our strategic community investment plan, we donated $11.8 million to communities and organizations around the world in 2016, meeting our target of donating 1% of average annual earnings before taxes during the preceding five-year period.
We believe that the best foundation for the establishment of stable, constructive and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous Peoples is through the development of clear and predictable benefit agreements. In 2016, 25 new agreements were reached with Indigenous Peoples, taking our total number of active agreements in place to 54.
As part of our ongoing efforts to address climate change, energy reduction projects were implemented resulting in 1,550 terajoules of energy reductions since our baseline year of 2011. Implemented projects that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 217 kilotonnes to the end of 2016.