Chris Adachi, Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change

A Conversation With Chris Adachi, Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change

At Teck, we recognize that climate change is impacting our ecosystems, our societies and our economies, that it is directly influenced by human activities and that addressing it requires decisive global action.

So just how is Teck taking action on climate change? Where do we fit into the transition to a low-carbon economy? And what role do our employees play?

Connect sat down with Chris Adachi, Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change, to talk all things climate change, and to learn more about what it means for Teck and for our people.

Low-Carbon Economy: Fast Facts

The transition to a low-carbon economy is an opportunity for our business, as the metals, minerals and energy we produce are essential to building the technologies and infrastructure needed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Whether it’s solar panels, wind turbines or electric cars, they all require metals, minerals and energy, and lots of it. In a low-carbon world, metals are the fuel of the future.

  • Each solar panel requires 19 different mineral products and metals, including indium, copper and silver.
  • The average wind turbine requires up to 4 tonnes of copper and 260 tonnes of steel, which in turn requires 170 tonnes of steelmaking coal.
  • Electric cars require four times as much copper as standard internal combustion cars. 

Want to learn more about Teck’s approach to sustainability and climate change? Visit for more resources on how we’re reducing the carbon footprint of our operations and innovating for a low carbon future.