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Responsibility

At Teck, the pursuit of sustainability guides our approach to business.

2017 Sustainability Report

The 17th annual sustainability report details how we are operationalizing our sustainability visions in order to reach short-term sustainability goals to 2020, and long-term goals to 2030. 

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Our Approach to Sustainability

Our sustainability focus areas represent the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our company in the area of sustainability.

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  • After Mining
    After Mining We begin planning for responsible mine closure before mining even starts, and that work carries on throughout the lifecycle of the operation, in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
  • Inclusion and Diversity
    Inclusion and Diversity Teck is committed to supporting an inclusive and diverse workplace that recognizes and values difference.
  • Climate Action
    Climate Action Climate change is real, it is directly influenced by human activity, and it requires decisive global action to address.
  • Indigenous Peoples
    Indigenous Peoples We are committed to building strong relationships with Indigenous Peoples to help us understand our respective priorities and perspectives and ultimately create lasting, mutual benefits.
  • Economic Contributions
    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.

  • Approach to Business and Sustainability
    Approach to Business and Sustainability Our corporate strategy is focused on exploring for, developing, acquiring and operating world-class, long-life assets in stable jurisdictions that operate through multiple commodity price cycles.
  • Managing Sustainability in Our Value Chain
    Managing Sustainability in Our Value Chain Teck procures goods and services that support large-scale mining and refining operations, such as mobile equipment, machinery, fuel and lubricants, explosives, and a range of other products and services.
  • Engaging with Stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples
    Engaging with Stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples Engagement with our stakeholders — from local communities and Indigenous Peoples to investors and customers — helps to enhance our mutual understanding of interests, concerns and aspirations, and helps to strengthen relationships throughout the mining life cycle.

Corporate Governance

We are committed to strong corporate governance. The Board of Directors has a Corporate Governance Committee that works with our General Counsel to ensure that our governance practices are up to date and that they meet applicable standards. Sound governance structures and systems protect the interests of investors and other COIs, and ensure that the company is well managed. The Audit, Corporate Governance and Nominating, and Compensation Committees are composed entirely of independent directors.

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Our Policies

We are committed to responsible business practices in all aspects of our activities. The Safety and Sustainability (S&S) Committee of the Board of Directors provides policy direction and monitors the Company’s environmental, social and safety performance. The Corporate Environment and Risk Management Committee (CERMC), chaired by the CEO, is a senior management committee that sets priorities and direction for Health, Safety, Environment and Community Management programs and tracks performance.

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Memberships

We are members of numerous industry associations and are involved in organizations that provide a platform for advancing sustainability. As we implement our sustainability strategy, our involvement with these organizations provides us with guidance and opportunities to share best practices and contribute to industry standards, enabling us to evolve with the best sustainability practices in our industry.

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Global Citizenship

Teck is working to promote best practices in our industry and to help improve the lives of people around the world through initiatives such as our Zinc & Health and Copper & Health programs. We are also helping to support progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Economic Contributions

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Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on copper, zinc, steelmaking coal and energy.