SDG Spotlight: Goal 5

SDG Spotlight: Goal 5

Through our activities and initiatives, Teck is helping achieve progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the spirit of International Women’s Day celebrated throughout the month of March, we’re spotlighting SDG Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Launched in September 2015, the SDGs consist of 17 ambitious goals that aim to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges and shift the world onto a sustainable path. Meeting the SDGs by 2030 will require cooperation and collaboration among governments, NGOs, development partners, communities and the private sector.

Our Approach

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger company. We have implemented programs to increase diversity within Teck, and we support training and education opportunities focused on women in the areas where we operate. We know that a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives builds stronger, more resilient companies. Since 2010, the number of women in technical or operational roles at Teck has increased by 57%. 

Examples of Our Work

In 2016, we developed and released an Inclusion and Diversity Policy, endorsed by our Board of Directors and senior management team, which aligned with our values and existing corporate charters and policies.

For more examples of the ways we are committed to removing barriers and fostering the recruitment, retention and promotion of women at Teck, visit