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Memberships and Partnerships

Extractive Industry Associations

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)

COSIA is an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands through collaborative action and innovation.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

CAPP represents companies that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and oil throughout Canada.

International Copper Association (ICA)

ICA’s mission is to defend and grow markets for copper, based on its superior technical performance and its contribution to a higher quality of life worldwide.

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

ICMM is a global industry association that represents leading international mining and metals companies. Member companies are required to implement the 10 Sustainable Development Framework Principles to produce an externally verified sustainability report at the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) A+ level, as well as to adopt the ICMM Assurance Procedure.

International Lead Association (ILA)

ILA is dedicated to encouraging the responsible use of lead and its compounds.

International Zinc Association (IZA)

IZA is a non-profit organization that promotes the role that zinc plays in product applications, human health and crop nutrition.

Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC)

MABC represents the collective needs and interests of B.C.’s mining industry. MABC promotes the economic and social value of mining by liaising with government, regulators and the industry.

Mining Association of Canada (MAC)

MAC promotes the growth and development of Canada's mining and mineral-processing industry for the benefit of all Canadians. Through MAC, we are required to implement the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program, which aids in improving industry performance through the alignment of actions with the priorities and values of Canadians. As a MAC member, we conduct self-audits at our operations and are subject to third-party verification audits in accordance with TSM standards for social and environmental responsibility.

National Mining Association (NMA)

NMA is an American trade organization that represents the interests of mining before Congress, the administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

PDAC represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. We incorporated PDAC’s Environmental Excellence in Exploration framework into the development of our Health, Safety, Environment and Community Management Standards and into the Social Management and Responsibility at Teck Exploration Tool.

Sociedad Nacional de Minería (SONAMI)

SONAMI is a trade association that brings together and represents large-, medium- and small-scale metallic and non-metallic mining companies in Chile. SONAMI makes significant contributions to the development of private mining institutions and mining legislation, as well as the training and professional development of workers in the mining sector.

Other Associations and Partnerships

Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

A recognized leader in the development and implementation of national human resources solutions, MiHR contributes to the strength, competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian mining sector.

The Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

CPS is the institution of higher learning for the current and next generation of China’s senior and middle-ranking leaders.

In July 2012, Teck entered into a research and collaboration relationship with the CPS, governed by a Memorandum of Understanding, under which we share best practices in areas including sustainable mining, environmental stewardship, safety and community engagement. In return, we have gained insight into China’s economy, political system and public policy developments.

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network

SUN is a global movement of governments, civil society, the UN, businesses and researchers united to improve nutrition. Companies accepted into the SUN Business Network must play an active role in scaling up nutrition globally. Through our Zinc & Health program, Teck is one of 164 companies that have made a public commitment to improve nutrition and to track progress annually.

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

UNGC provides a framework for businesses committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 principles spanning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. We became a participating company in April 2007.

UNICEF’s 25th Team Partnership

Through our Zinc & Health program, Teck has partnered with UNICEF and the Government of Canada to recruit The 25th Team, a network of Canadian women committed to saving the lives of children. The 25th Team is inspired by the 24 nations who came to Canada in 2015 to compete in the Women’s World Cup. Teck and its partners have recruited 60 female business leaders and philanthropists to each pledge $100,000 to support UNICEF programs in five countries. The Government of Canada matched every dollar, making The 25th Team a $12 million global health movement to improve the lives of women and children.

World Economic Forum (WEF)

WEF is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. WEF engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. WEF is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interest, working in close cooperation with all major international organizations.

World Health Organization: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)

Through our Zinc & Health program, Teck is a member of PMNCH, a global health partnership hosted by the World Health Organization. PMNCH’s mission is to connect private sector companies with government, NGOs and academia to scale up life-saving interventions for women and children. PMNCH members meet quarterly to align efforts and share resources on corporate global health initiatives.

Zinc Alliance for Child Health

Through our Zinc & Health program, Teck has partnered with UNICEF, Nutrition International and the Government of Canada to create the Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH). This public-private-civil society partnership is scaling up the use of zinc and oral rehydration salts for the treatment of diarrhea, the second leading cause of death in children under the age of five. To date, more than 44 million episodes of childhood diarrhea have been treated with zinc and oral rehydration salts as a result of ZACH, and 60,000 healthcare workers have been trained in order to strengthen healthcare systems in high-burden communities.

External Standards and Commitments

AccountAbility (AA) 1000 Standards

AccountAbility’s standards, the AA1000 Series, are principles-based standards that provide the basis for improving sustainability performance. We follow AA1000 standards to guide our process of our corporation-wide stakeholder engagement program and sustainability reporting.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

The CDP is an independent not-for-profit organization working to drive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and sustainable water use by businesses and cities. On behalf of participants, CDP seeks and obtains information from the world’s largest companies on the business risks and opportunities posed by climate change, as well as their GHG data. Since 2006, we have responded to CDP, and starting in 2011, we also began submitting a response to CDP Water Disclosure. Our response can be found on the CDP website.

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The EITI aims to strengthen governance by improving transparency and accountability in the extractives sector. The only EITI-implementing country where we currently have operations is Peru, and payments from the Antamina mine in that country to government are publicly disclosed in accordance with EITI standards.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The GRI pioneered what is now the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework, based on a balance of economic, environmental and social issues. We apply GRI’s G4 Guidelines and the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement to ensure that our sustainability report presents a complete and accurate picture of our operations.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol for Calculating Emissions

The GHG Protocol for emissions inventory calculations is derived from the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Our energy and carbon accounting practices follow rigorous standards set by regulators in the United States, British Columbia and Alberta, and across the rest of Canada. The most significant of these is the verification of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a "reasonable level of assurance" required for B.C. facilities emitting greater than 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) per annum. Our Cardinal River Operations are also required to have their regulatory submission verified to a reasonable level of assurance under Alberta's regulations.

Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canada’s charities. Their three broad goals are to strengthen the sector’s collective voice, create opportunities to connect and learn from each other, and build the sector’s capacity to succeed. Our Community Investment program is guided by Imagine Canada best practices.

International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability

IFC applies social and environmental performance standards to all projects financed by the IFC and by Equator Principles Financial Institutions in order to minimize impacts on the environment and on affected communities. Where appropriate, the Performance Standards are incorporated into our management standards or associated guidance documents.

International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)The IIRC is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard-setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. The coalition is promoting communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting. The coalition created a Framework for Integrated Reporting, which establishes Guiding Principles and Content Elements that govern the overall content of an integrated report, and explains the fundamental concepts that underpin them.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO is a tripartite UN agency uniting member governments, employers and workers in common pursuit of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. We incorporate several ILO standards (e.g., child/forced labour, Indigenous and tribal People’s issues, minimum wage, overtime and working ages) into our labour standards and practices.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14000

The ISO 14000 environmental management standards exist to help organizations manage impacts on air, water or land.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 26000

ISO 26000 is designed to establish common guidance on corporate social responsibility concepts, as well as definitions and methods of evaluation for voluntary use by organizations in both developed and developing areas of the world. The standards help define our social responsibility strategies.

London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Model

The LBG model, an internationally recognized framework, helps companies measure, manage, assess and report on the value and achievements of community investment. We are using the model to help us better understand and report on our community investments.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

These voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct address a variety of issues including employment and industrial relations, human rights, environment, information disclosure, combating bribery, consumer interests, science and technology, competition and taxation. We apply the OECD Guidelines to inform our research on international best practices.

United Nations Declaration of Human Rights

Thirty articles outline the view of the General Assembly on human rights for all people, which we publicly support and apply to guide our business practices. This informed the development of our HSEC Management Standards.

United Nations Every Woman, Every Child Movement

Every Woman, Every Child is an unprecedented global movement by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address major health challenges facing women and children around the world. In 2014, Teck’s Zinc & Health commitment was accepted by the UN Secretary-General and we report annually on its progress.

United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Endorsed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2011, the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights are internationally recognized guidelines setting out the roles of businesses and governments in preventing and addressing adverse impacts on human rights linked to business activity.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Launched by the UN Member States in 2015, the SDGs consist of 17 goals that aim to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges and shift the world onto a sustainable path. We use the SDGS to help guide our sustainability strategy and have developed our community investment program to advance progress on the SDGs.


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