The 15th 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 2015.
Through this report, we are focused on demonstrating the connection between our sustainability performance and financial performance. Our 2015 Annual Report provides further detail on our financial and operational performance.
In line with the fourth version of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines, our report and the website content are structured around Teck’s material topics and is in accordance with G4 Core.
For more detailed information about our sustainability strategy or governance, follow the links below.
in High Potential Incidents (HPIs) and zero fatalities
in wages and benefits to employees
the number of times water is reused and recycled at our mining operations
reduction in annual greenhouse gas emissions and 1,200 terajoule reduction in energy use since 2011
As part of our strategic community investment plan, we donated $16.7 million to communities and organizations around the world in 2015, 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 2015, seven new agreements were reached with Indigenous Peoples, taking our total number of active agreements in place to 34.
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve air quality and reduce dust in the Andacollo region of Chile, our Carmen de Andacollo Operations began implementing a detailed Atmospheric Decontamination Plan with Chile’s Ministry of Environment and municipal government officials. Under the plan, we are targeting a 65% reduction in dust emissions over the next two years.