At Teck, water is our most material sustainability issue and an important area of focus for our work in sustainability.
We contribute to the balance between social, economic, recreational and cultural benefits of water resources, within ecologically sustainable limits.
For each of our sustainability focus areas, we established short and long-term goals out to 2030. We are currently working to achieve our 2020 short-term goals, and recently completed our 2015 goals.
Work within an informed understanding of ecological limits, regional issues, and demands on water resources to address:
Water Quality: Keep clean water clean, minimize water quality deterioration, and take care of affected water resources
Water Quantity: Minimize water use per unit of production and transition to alternative water sources
Water Stewardship: Contribute to water use planning in our areas of influence.
Tailings management, including construction, operation, and ongoing monitoring of the various health, safety, and environmental risks and impacts associated with tailings storage facilities.
Overall, day-to-day environmental management, including total environmental expenditure, compliance with environmental regulations, compliance with permits, supplier environmental assessments.