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From exploration through operation and closure, we seek to build strong relationships with communities and create lasting benefits.

Community and our Sustainability Strategy

Community is a key focus for our comprehensive sustainability strategy, which sets out short-term goals to 2020 and long-term goals to 2030 in six sustainability areas: Community, Our People, Water, Biodiversity, Energy and Climate Change and Air.


Our Vision in Action

  • Partnering on zinc deficiency—for healthier people and stronger economies
  • UN Women and Teck Extend Partnership to Empower Indigenous Women
  • Métis Nation of Alberta, Region One, Five Métis Locals and Teck  Sign Frontier Project Agreements
  • SDG 8 Spotlight: Tracking the Implementation of Agreements at Highland Valley Copper Operations
  • Partnering to Save Lives through the Zinc Alliance for Child Health
  • Teck Cheers on India Sherret
  • Growing Opportunities: Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery
  • Finding Common Ground: Collaborating with Local Communities for Quebrada Blanca Phase 2
  • Promoting Use of Antimicrobial Copper in Health Care
  • Supporting SDG 8: Creating Opportunities in Alaska’s Northwest Arctic
  • Engaging Communities to Prepare for Closure of Coal Mountain Operations
  • Fort McKay Métis & Teck Sign Frontier Project Participation Agreement
  • Fort Chipewyan Métis & Teck Sign Frontier Project Participation Agreement
  • Reclamation Example: Rehabilitating Historic Sites
  • Reclamation Example: Making a Mine Pit into an Aquatic Habitat
  • The Road to Safer Highways
  • Closure Example: Preparing for Life After the Sullivan Mine
  • Closure Example: Collaborating with Indigenous Peoples at Sä Dena Hes
  • Closure Example: Planning for Closure at Duck Pond
  • Closure Example: Cooperative Planning for Land Uses After Mining
  • In Conversation – Ktunaxa Nation Council and Teck discuss Impact Management and Benefits Agreement
  • Reducing Healthcare Acquired Infection Rates at Hospitals with Antimicrobial Copper
  • Helping Chilean Communities Rebuild After Floods
  • Collaborative Land Use Planning at Highland Valley Copper
  • Collaborating on Closure Planning at Duck Pond Operations
  • 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. Teck targets strategic community investments in sustainable community development projects and initiatives with both local and global relevance. Our goal is to address community priorities that align with our business objectives to create shared benefit from our community investments. 

    Management and Performance in Relationships with Communities

    Our management and performance in local community engagement, actual and potential impacts on local communities, development programs, and grievance mechanisms.

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    Zinc & Health

     Teck is supporting improved health and well-being at the global level through our Zinc & Health program. As one of the world’s largest producers of zinc, Teck is committed to helping solve the global health issue of zinc deficiency through therapeutic zinc, zinc supplementation, food fortification, crop nutrition and awareness and advocacy. To date, this program has reached more than 140 million people worldwide. As a founding member of the Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH), Teck has partnered with UNICEF, the Micronutrient Initiative and the Government of Canada and has provided more than 44 million life-saving zinc and oral rehydration salts treatments to children in Sub-Saharan Africa and India.

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    Management and Performance in Relationships with 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.

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    Management and Performance in Human Rights

    Our management and performance related to anticipating and preventing impacts on the human rights of people foreseeably affected by our activities, particularly in our supply chain and near our operations.

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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.