In the Know

Understanding Our Contributions

The FAQs around community investment at Teck.

Teck targets strategic community investments in sustainable community development projects and initiatives with both local and global relevance. 

Just how do we do that? Answers to a few of the frequently asked questions around the community investment process can be found below and in the infographic on the next page.

Where does Teck’s community investment program contribute?

We contribute to organizations, institutions and initiatives that strengthen communities in the regions where we operate, as well as national and global initiatives. We focus our contributions in four categories: health, education, environment, 
and community.

What guides Teck’s community investment program?

Our community investment program is guided by the best practices from the International Finance Corporation, London Benchmarking Group and Imagine Canada.

How are Teck’s community investments provided?

Our community investments are provided as funding, in-kind contributions and employee time.

Who is eligible?

Organizations or groups that are registered charities or those that serve a charitable purpose are eligible for community investments from Teck.

How can organizations apply for Teck’s community investments?

All applications must be received through our online application system available at Applications are accepted throughout the year. 

How does Teck make funding decisions?

We conduct an internal review of all requests to assess the alignment of the project with Teck’s business and community priorities. Decisions are made based on the results of the analysis, local needs and available budget. 

In 2016, Teck invested $11.8 million in community investments. Our aim is to donate 1% of annual pre-tax earnings to community investments on a five-year rolling-average basis. For more information on community investment at Teck, visit

Thank You

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Many thanks to those who contributed to and participated in this issue of Connect:

Catherine Adair, Community Relations Leader, Trail Operations; Ken Andersen, Mine Technical Supervisor, Highland Valley Copper; Mohammad Babaei, Senior Technical Analyst, IS+T Operational Technology, Line Creek Operations; Marsha Bradcoe (retired), Haul Truck Driver, Fording River Operations; Barbara Brice, Senior Human Resources Generalist, Pend Oreille Mine; Pamela Chait, Manager, Corporate Affairs, Santiago office; Rebecca Edwards, Communications Coordinator, Sparwood office; Francisca Gregorio, Communications Specialist, Corporate Affairs, Santiago office; Gord Kavaloff, Senior Reliability Specialist, Trail Operations; Hadden Kelloway, Blaster, Elkview Operations; Brian Kennedy, Project Director, Project Development and Engineering, Vancouver office; Peter Martell, Superintendent, Environment and Community Affairs, Highland Valley Copper; Cole Massaro, Equipment Operator, Greenhills Operations; Anna Mihalj, Technician, Mining, Engineering, Greenhills Operations; Nic Milligan, Manager, Social Responsibility, Sparwood office; Rick Plovie, Support Equipment Planner, Highland Valley Copper; Marisol Reategui, Executive Assistant, Exploartion (Americas), Surco office; Mark Richards, Manager, Mining Technology, Applied Research and Technology; Jacqui Schneider, Senior Community Affairs Officer, Highland Valley Copper; Herman Urrejola, Manager, Social Responsibility, Santiago office; Fritz Westlake, Community Relations Coordinator, Public Relations, Red Dog Operations; Richard Weymark, Dam Construction Manager, Highland Valley Copper; Alexa Young, Manager, Federal Government Affairs, Vancouver office

On the Cover

Sebastian Malagueño, Plant Manager, Quebrada Blanca Operations


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