Teck has grown over more than 100 years to become a leading diversified natural resource company, committed to responsible mining and mineral development.
Teck-Hughes Gold Mines Ltd. formed to develop a gold discovery in Teck Township on the shores of Kirkland Lake, Ontario; the mine produces gold for a half century until 1968.
We contribute to the development of differential froth flotation, allowing the successful development of the Sullivan mine and other mines. Many communities near these mines flourished over the years.
Processes are put in place at Trail Operations to recover sulphur dioxide and produce fertilizers, significantly reducing emissions.
Second gold mine developed at Lamaque, which also produces for 50 years.
Kimberley transitions from a mining camp to an incorporated town due to the presence of our mining operations.
High-grade copper discovery at Temagami put into production; Temagami Mining subsequently acquires control of Teck-Hughes and its affiliate Lamaque Mines.
Teck-Hughes, Lamaque and Canadian Devonian Petroleums merge to form Teck Corporation.
Teck acquires Beaverdell mine in British Columbia, a silver mine that was first explored in 1898, and remained in production until 1991.
Teck merges with affiliates Area Mines, Leitch, Highland Bell and Silverfields to consolidate the principal Keevil Mining Group operating companies into a single growth vehicle.
1975-1986. Major mine development thrust includes seven new mines producing zinc in Newfoundland, niobium in Quebec, copper and coal in British Columbia and gold in Ontario.
At our Sullivan mine, we pioneered a groundbreaking water treatment technology, known as high-density sludge water treatment, and installed one of the first operating plants in the world to treat acidic mine drainage water. This technology is now widely used in the industry, especially for the treatment of mine-affected waters.
1989–1992. Three more new mines developed: zinc in Alaska, copper-zinc in Quebec and copper in Chile.
Teck participates in the Rio Earth Summit, the first global conference on sustainable development. CESL Limited is created, a technology group focused on commercializing a hydrometallurgical technology for treating concentrates.
Teck acquires partnership interest in Antamina copper-zinc development project in Peru, jointly with Noranda and Rio Algom; production achieved in 2001.
Teck's first Sustainability Report is published and Health, Environment, Safety and Community (HSEC) Management Standards are created.
Teck begins recycling e-waste, consisting of end-of-life electronics such as computers and keyboards at Trail Operations.
Teck purchases Aur Resources to bring new copper mines at Quebrada Blanca and Carmen de Andacollo in Chile.
Teck purchases the remainder of the Elk Valley Partnership from Fording Trust.
Since 2012, Teck has been recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. In 2016, Teck was the second-ranked Canadian company on the Global 100 list. Companies are evaluated based on a range of sector-specific sustainability metrics, such as water, energy and carbon productivity, and safety performance.