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​Our Sustainability Strategy

At Teck, the pursuit of sustainability guides our approach to business. Over our more than 100-year history, we have learned that responsible mining and mineral development are fundamental to our long-term success.

Our Sustainability Strategy


We contribute to the balance between social, economic, recreational and cultural benefits of water resources, within ecologically sustainable limits.

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We achieve a net positive impact on biodiversity in areas affected by our activities.

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Energy and Climate Change

We take action to reduce GHG emissions by improving our energy efficiency and implementing low carbon technologies.

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We continually improve air quality for the benefit of workers, communities and the environment in areas affected by our activities.

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We build strong relationships and create lasting mutual benefits based on respect for what communities value.

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Our People

We engage and develop our people, and ensure everyone goes home safe and healthy every day.

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Message from the CEO

“The knowledge that we can make the world better and more sustainable inspires us to reach even higher. That knowledge, coupled with global trends, such as increasing community expectations and a growing focus on water quality and availability, was the driving force behind the sustainability strategy we launched in 2011.”
Don Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck

​Our Management Approach

​Our Health, Safety, Environment and Community Management system provides a structure for implementing our sustainability commitments across the company. It includes overarching corporate policies, the HSEC Management Standards, guidelines and site-level policies and procedures.​

Our Sustainability History and Performance

9 Number

of calves born to help strengthen an endangered herd of 24 caribou in northeast B.C. through a maternal penning program supported by Teck

38 Thousand

tonnes of waste recycled on-site at Teck operations in 2014

25 Number

of years Red Dog Operations has successfully operated under a unique agreement between the Inupiat people of Northwest Alaska and Teck

700 Pieces

of expert scientific advice incorporated into the development of the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan, approved by government in 2014

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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.