Responsible environmental management is an integral part of who we are as a company; it is embedded in Teck’s values through our commitment to sustainability, as well as in our Code of Sustainable Conduct and Charter of Corporate Responsibility.
In addition to being part of our core values, we also work in highly regulated jurisdictions with stringent and rigorously applied environmental legislation, which also makes environmental management a key compliance issue. Changes in environmental laws may have a material effect on our operations, both in terms of effort required to receive permits and investments required to achieve and maintain compliance.
Sound environmental management is an important component of regulatory compliance and permitting. This is particularly critical as permitting processes become more complex due to increased regulatory requirements, societal expectations, and interconnectivity of communities through technology.
Environmental management is also very important to our communities of interest. Demonstrating that we have robust environmental management can help build trust in local communities. Strong environmental management also allows us to avoid regulatory fines, project delays and/or material impacts on operations.
Read more about our work in environmental management.