Teck has grown over more than 100 years to become a leading diversified natural resource company, committed to responsible mining and mineral development.
Teck recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights.
Teck sanctions the start of construction for Quebrada Blanca Phase 2, a high quality, a low-cost, long-life operation with significant expansion potential that will substantially increase Teck’s copper production and generate considerable value for many years.
Teck becomes the first mining company to use sensors mounted on a shovel bucket to distinguish ore from waste rock.
Teck launches partnership with UN Women to provide Indigenous women in northern Chile with access to training programs with a focus on economic development, entrepreneurship, and business management skills.
Teck purchases the remainder of the Elk Valley Partnership from Fording Trust.
Teck purchases Aur Resources to bring new copper mines at Quebrada Blanca and Carmen de Andacollo in Chile.
Teck begins recycling e-waste, consisting of end-of-life electronics such as computers and keyboards at Trail Operations.
Teck's first Sustainability Report is published and Health, Environment, Safety and Community (HSEC) Management Standards are created.
Teck acquires partnership interest in Antamina copper-zinc development project in Peru, jointly with Noranda and Rio Algom; production achieved in 2001.
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.
1989–1992. Three more new mines developed: zinc in Alaska, copper-zinc in Quebec and copper in Chile.
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.
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.
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.
Teck acquires Beaverdell mine in British Columbia, a silver mine that was first explored in 1898, and remained in production until 1991.
Teck-Hughes, Lamaque and Canadian Devonian Petroleums merge to form Teck Corporation.
High-grade copper discovery at Temagami put into production; Temagami Mining subsequently acquires control of Teck-Hughes and its affiliate Lamaque Mines.
Kimberley transitions from a mining camp to an incorporated town due to the presence of our mining operations.
Second gold mine developed at Lamaque, which also produces for 50 years.
Processes are put in place at Trail Operations to recover sulphur dioxide and produce fertilizers, significantly reducing emissions.
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.
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.