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2015 Material Topics

The 15th annual Teck Sustainability Report covers the economic, social and environmental topics that were most important to our stakeholders and to our business in 2015.

2015 Material Topics


What is included in this topic?


Economic Performance and Contributions

Economic performance, indirect economic impacts, local hiring and procurement practices. Download PDF

Our Workforce

Diversity and equal opportunity, employment, labour relations, non-discrimination and training/development. Download PDF 

Business Ethics

Anti-corruption, general compliance with laws and regulations, compliance for product responsibility and public policy. Download PDF

Mine Closure

Planned or actual closure planning and related impacts on workers, local communities and the environment. Download PDF


Health and Safety of Our Workforce

Health and safety including occupational health and hygiene. Download PDF

Engaging with Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples engagement, agreements, benefits and disputes. Download PDF


Community Engagement

Support from local communities, community disputes, community engagement, positive and negative impacts (e.g., employment, inflation, infrastructure), grievance mechanisms for impacts on society. Download PDF

Human Rights

Actual and potential impacts on the human rights of the people foreseeably affected by our activities, including people in our supply chain and living near our operations. Download PDF

Product Impacts

Actual and potential impacts of our products through product stewardship. Download PDF

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness, particularly in the context of tailings management. Download PDF


Tailings and Mine Waste Management Tailings management, including construction, operation, and ongoing monitoring of the various health, safety, and environmental risks and impacts associated with tailings storage facilities. Download PDF

Water Management

Water use, selection of water sources, and protecting against water contamination, in the context of balancing the needs of multiple local water users and global water concerns. Download PDF

Air Quality

Emissions and air quality control and monitoring at our operations and in the transportation of our products. Includes particulate (dust), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx) and other gas emissions, ozone-depleting substances. Download PDF

Energy and Climate Change

Energy usage (fuel and electricity consumption and costs, energy intensity, energy efficiency initiatives), climate action and greenhouse gas emissions. Download PDF


Actual and potential impacts on high biodiversity value species and ecosystems, as well as our approach and performance in remediation. Download PDF

Environmental Management

Overall day-to-day environmental management, including total environmental expenditure, compliance with environmental regulations, compliance with permits, supplier environmental assessments. Download PDF

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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.