Social Contribution

Maintaining strong relationships with our communities and stakeholders is a strategic business priority across all of our operations. Management of these relationships is focused on exploring and advancing shared benefit opportunities as well as managing and mitigating potential impacts on the environment and on human health.

Teck’s SMART Framework is our approach to improving our social performance across Teck’s sites while also recognizing the unique context and circumstances of each region. We focus on four core social management areas that are essential for establishing and maintaining strong positive relationships: Engagement, Impacts, Feedback/Incidents, and Benefits.

Teck staff at all operations and exploration sites undertake frequent and, at times, significant engagement activities with communities to bring their interests and concerns to light. These activities include regular disclosure about site activities, direct consultation on new developments or significant changes in mining activities, and the creation of formal processes with community members to address issues in an ongoing and cooperative way.

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Economic Contributions

We generate significant value in the areas where we operate and work to build trust with our communities by being open and transparent in our business activities. We are committed to providing long-term economic opportunities through local hiring and procurement, coupled with strategic community investments and payments to government, to encourage lasting positive benefits for the communities in which we operate. It is our long-term sustainability goal to create lasting mutual benefits through collaboration on social, economic and environmental initiatives by 2030.

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Community Investment

Community investment is a key pillar of our company’s overall commitment to communities where we live and work. We contribute to community organizations to help build strong relationships and create lasting mutual benefits. Through community investment, we support local development priorities.

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One of Teck’s largest community development projects is 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. 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.

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Our work in this area is externally verified by an independent third-party every year. Learn more in our sustainability report.