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Memberships and Partnerships

We are members or supporters of various organizations such as industry associations, NGOs and civil society groups that provide a platform for advancing responsible and competitive mining. Teck continually reviews our memberships to ensure they are in alignment with our values and principles and contribute to our community involvement as well as advocacy. This review may include assessing the purpose of the organization and the value membership may provide to Teck, activities and positions of advocacy of the organization, and Teck’s engagement approach with the organization.

On this page, there are two lists that outline the organizations with whom Teck is involved:

Industry Associations

We believe it is important to engage with industry associations to advance research, share best practices and exert a positive influence across the extractive sector and beyond. There can be a wide range of views within the membership of each association and as members, we may not always agree with every position or approach. This is especially the case when the association’s membership is large and the mandate is broad, covering a wide range of issues. This diversity of perspectives creates a rich and full debate. When disagreement arises, Teck may provide greater clarity on our own positions and activities with policy makers, work with the association to understand alternative points of view and to seek common ground for progress, consider our ability to influence on policies or perspectives of the organization, or ultimately consider whether or not to continue participating the association.

Below is a list of industry associations to which Teck pays annual memberships fees of $50,000 or more.

Partnerships, Projects, Initiatives and Commitments

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. In this list, we highlight our most significant memberships, partnerships and alignment with external standards.
 

Industry Associations

Business Council of Canada

The Business Council of Canada brings business leaders together to shape public policy in the interests of a stronger Canada and a better world.

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. As a member, we share experience and intellectual property with other member companies.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is a lobby group that represents the upstream Canadian oil and natural gas industry.

Consejo Minero (Chile)

Consejo Minero promotes the competitive and sustainable development of Chilean mining while contributing to the country's welfare.

Council of Alaska Producers

The Council of Alaska Producers is the statewide, non-profit trade association representing Alaska's large metal mining industry.

International Copper Association

The International Copper Association brings together the global copper industry to develop and defend markets for copper and to make a positive contribution to society’s sustainable-development goals.

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

ICMM is a global industry association that represents leading international mining and metals companies who are dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining industry. As a member company, we are required to implement the 10 Sustainable Development Framework Principles, produce an externally verified sustainability report at the Global Reporting Initiative A+ level, and to adopt the ICMM Assurance Procedure. Learn more about our commitment to the 10 Principles. 

International Lead Association

The International Lead Association is dedicated to encouraging 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. We participate in IZA’s programs that have a strategic focus in the areas of environment and sustainable development, technology and market development, and communications.

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.

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 Minnesota

Mining Minnesota works with local citizens, businesses and other organizations to bring growth and job creation to the state through responsible development of natural resources.

National Mining Association

The National Mining Association is a United States trade organization that acts as the voice of the mining industry in Washington, D.C. 

US Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.
 

Partnerships, Projects, Initiatives and Commitments

30% Club Canada

The aim of this organization is to encourage both board Chairs and CEOs to achieve better gender balance at the board level and at senior management levels. Teck’s President and CEO is a member of the 30% Club Canada.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

The CDP is an independent organization working to drive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and sustainable water use by businesses and cities. Since 2006, we have responded to CDP, and starting in 2011, we also began submitting a response to CDP Water Disclosure.

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

A partnership of national and sub-national governments, businesses and organizations working toward integrating carbon pricing into the global economy. We are a private sector partner and we participate by sharing experience working with carbon pricing to expand the evidence base for the most effective carbon pricing systems and policies.

Council for Clean Capitalism

The Council for Clean Capitalism is a group of forward-thinking companies working together to ensure sufficient financing and transparency to smooth our transition to a low-carbon economy.

Embedding Sustainability

The Embedding Sustainability Project creates evidence-based assessments, guidebooks and tools for companies, and brings together change agents across industries from all around the world as part of their Communities of Practice or Regional Peer-to-Peer Networks.

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The EITI aims to strengthen governance by improving transparency and accountability in the extractives sector. Peru is the only EITI-implementing country where we have an operation that is currently reporting to EITI. Payments from the Antamina mine in that country are disclosed in accordance with EITI standards. Payments to governments related to our business are disclosed in our Economic Contributions Report.

Gender Equity in Mining Works

Gender Equity in Mining Works helps companies create a mining and minerals industry where women and men have the best opportunities for making great contributions and having rewarding careers.


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 Sustainability Reporting Standards 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 establishes comprehensive global standardized frameworks to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions. Our energy and carbon accounting practices follow the Protocol, along with rigorous standards set by regulators in the United States and Canada.

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.

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 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 Management Standards and practices.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001

The ISO 14001 environmental management standards exist to help organizations manage impacts on air, water or land. We have adopted ISO 14001 at 10 of our 12 operations.

Organisation 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.

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network

SUN is a global movement of governments, civil society, the UN, businesses and researchers united to improve nutrition. 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.  

The Minerva Foundation

An organization that supports women and girls in British Columbia, Canada, to gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their leadership potential. Teck’s President and CEO is a signatory of the foundation’s Diversity Pledge.

The Paris Pledge for Action

The Paris Pledge for Action is a pledge by non-party stakeholders who support the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change. By joining the pledge, stakeholders promise to ensure that the ambition set out by the Paris Agreement is met or exceeded to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Teck is a signatory to the Paris Pledge for Action in support of reducing emissions and achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

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 program commitment was accepted by the UN Secretary-General, and we report annually on its progress.

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 annually report on our progress of implementing the 10 principles through our Communication on Progress.

United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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. The UNGPs inform our approach to and our reporting on human rights.

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.

UN Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Teck and UN Women entered into a US$1 million multi-year partnership in 2016 to promote the empowerment of Indigenous women in the northern regions of Chile, where the mining sector is a major economic driver. In 2018, UN Women and Teck announced the extension of their partnership and the development of a new training centre to empower Indigenous women in northern Chile, funded through an additional US$1 million investment from Teck.

Women in Mining National Action Plan

Facilitates the provision of assistance to women in mine-impacted areas who increasingly are facing socio-economic problems caused by mining activities. We participate on the Gender Advisory Committee by providing industry guidance and leadership to the three-year project.

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.

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, non-government organizations and academia to scale up life-saving interventions for women and children.

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). Read more about our Zinc & health program.

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