From exploration through operation and closure, we seek to build strong relationships with communities and create lasting benefits.
Community is a key focus for our comprehensive sustainability strategy, which sets out short-term goals to 2020 and long-term goals to 2030 in six sustainability areas: Community, Our People, Water, Biodiversity, Energy and Climate Change and Air.
We build strong relationships and create lasting mutual benefits based on respect for what communities value.
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.
Teck is committed to helping build healthy, vibrant communities in the areas where we operate. Through Teck’s community investment program, we contribute to charitable organizations, institutions and initiatives that strengthen communities. Teck targets strategic community investments in sustainable community development projects and initiatives with both local and global relevance. Our goal is to address community priorities that align with our business objectives to create shared benefit from our community investments.
Teck is supporting improved health and well-being at the global level through our Zinc & Health program. As one of the world’s largest producers of zinc, Teck is committed to helping solve the global health issue of zinc deficiency through therapeutic zinc, zinc supplementation, food fortification, crop nutrition and awareness and advocacy. To date, this program has reached more than 140 million people worldwide. As a founding member of the Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH), Teck has partnered with UNICEF, the Micronutrient Initiative and the Government of Canada and has provided more than 44 million life-saving zinc and oral rehydration salts treatments to children in Sub-Saharan Africa and India.
We are committed to building strong relationships with Indigenous Peoples to help us understand our respective priorities and perspectives and ultimately create lasting, mutual benefits.
Our management and performance related to anticipating and preventing impacts on the human rights of people foreseeably affected by our activities, particularly in our supply chain and near our operations.