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Community Investment

Teck is committed to helping build healthy, vibrant communities in the areas where we operate. Through Teck’s community investment program, we contribute to charitable organizations, institutions and initiatives that strengthen communities.

Our Approach to Community Investment

Teck recognizes that the well-being of our communities is fundamental to the long-term success of the company. As such, Teck is committed to maximizing its investments in communities to foster trusted relationships and resilient, thriving communities in collaboration with the people that live in the areas where we operate. Through Teck’s Community Investment Program, we invest in organizations and initiatives that create shared value, support sustainable development, and focus on shared strategic outcomes that help advance the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, consistent with Teck’s Community Investment Program Framework.


Teck Community Response Fund for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Teck Community Response Fund is a community investment fund to support critical social and health initiatives in the areas where Teck operates, with dedicated support for Indigenous communities. Eligible organizations directly engaged in local COVID-19 response (including those supporting vulnerable community members) or those experiencing significant organizational continuity impacts resulting from COVID-19 may apply to the Teck Community Response Fund for support. Requests for support can be submitted through Teck’s Community Investment Portal and will be fast-tracked for processing. Typical contribution amounts will range from $5,000 to $50,000.


Community Investment Program Pillars

Focus: programs and initiatives that improve the status of health and mental health in a community. This may include improved child and maternal health outcomes, access to healthcare and mental healthcare services, programs that foster well-being and connectedness, capacity-building, or reductions in disease prevalence, health-related disaster relief, and research in support of the above.

Focus: programs and initiatives designed to enhance social and economic resilience and access to educational and training opportunities, especially for marginalized groups. This may include poverty reduction, capabilities for economic participation, improvement of livelihoods, support for business development and mentorship, chambers of commerce, community organization capacity building, small-scale agriculture or subsistence activities, early childhood education, secondary school completion, life-long learning, access to education critical for the work of the future, and support for institutions of technical training and higher education, as well as initiatives that encourage awareness of the importance of mining and metals in society.

Focus: programs and initiatives designed to support ecosystem resilience and biodiversity. This focus may include freshwater ecosystem restoration, wetlands protection, enhancement of fish and wildlife habitats, conservation of flora and fauna, climate resilience (including related emergency preparedness), and alternative energy. 

Community Investment Program in Numbers

$100M  

contributed since 2013

945  

organizations supported in 2019

9  

countries where initiatives were supported in 2019

430  

organizations to which employee donations have been matched since 2014

The Application Process

All applications must be received through our online application system. Applications are accepted throughout the year. We thank you for your interest in submitting a funding request. Teck donates approximately 1% of our annual pre-tax earnings on a five-year rolling average basis. Teck is focusing its limited resources on opportunities that are most aligned with our priorities, particularly in those communities where we have operations. Apply Now.


Team Teck Community Giving

Teck supports a culture of giving back by supporting employees’ community investments. Employees can increase the impact of their personal donations to community organizations of their choice with equivalent contributions from Teck, including for disaster relief contributions. In 2019, the Team Teck Community Giving program supported more than 130 different organizations.


Teck

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