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Inclusion and Diversity

Teck is committed to supporting an inclusive and diverse workplace that recognizes and values difference.

Inclusion and Diversity at Teck: Our Pledge

At Teck, we know that our diversity—the many different and unique things we individually and collectively bring to work each day—contributes to building a stronger workforce and makes us a better company. We consciously work to create an environment that respects and values the diversity of the people and communities around us.

Teck respects and appreciates differences in ethnicity, Indigenous origin or heritage, gender, physical attributes, beliefs, language, sexual orientation, education, nationality, age, social background and culture or other personal characteristics.

This focus on inclusion and diversity is rooted in our company’s core values of integrity and respect. It is also explicitly reflected in our Inclusion & Diversity PolicyCode of Ethics; Code of Sustainable Conduct; and Indigenous Peoples Policy

At the same time, we also recognize that systemic racism exists, and that industries and corporations – including Teck – need to do more to improve diversity and representation at all levels. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity begins with our Board of Directors, which considers diversity in the selection criteria for new board members and senior management team appointments. An Executive Inclusion and Diversity Committee guides development of our strategy and is focused on taking steps to further strengthen our diversity and ensure Teck is a truly inclusive workplace. 

Those steps include:

  • Improving the representation of under-represented groups at Teck including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Asian, Black, and all people of colour (BIPOC), persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community;
  • Expanding training in intercultural competency with a focus on Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives and traditional knowledge, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism;
  • Ensuring inclusion of underrepresented groups in engagement processes at operations, projects and corporate offices;
  • Expanding unconscious bias training programs;
  • Supporting procurement from businesses operated by Indigenous Peoples, women and other under-represented groups;
  • Creating opportunities for dialogue where people can safely share their perspectives and experiences with the goal of building awareness and a more inclusive culture;
  • Improving internal processes for tracking data on under-represented employee groups within Teck; and
  • Collaborating with industry peers and other companies to share best practices and enhance inclusion and diversity across the mining sector and beyond.

There is an urgent need to eliminate systemic racism. We know we still have a lot more work to do and a long way to go. Teck is committed to listening, to improving, and to striving for a diverse and inclusive workplace that better reflects the communities where we live and work.


Diversity by the Numbers

13 PERCENT 

of employees in operational and technical roles are female

20 PERCENT  

of Teck’s workforce is female, up from 12% in 2011

57 PERCENT 

of employees at our Red Dog Operations in Alaska who are NANA Shareholders

33 PERCENT  

of Teck’s Board of Directors are women

Global Workforce by Geographic Location and Gender


Memberships and partnerships

We have partnered with various local, national and international organizations and programs aimed at supporting increased diversity within our industry and beyond:

  • Minerva Foundation – Face of Leadership Pledge: Teck is a signatory to Minerva’s initiative, signed by B.C.’s largest companies to support of increasing gender diversity
  • Mining Industry Human Resources Council: Teck participates in the Mining Industry Human Resources Council’s Gender Equity in Mining Works program
  • Women in Mining Canada: Teck is part of Women in Mining Canada’s work to develop a national action plan to increase the participation of women in mining.
  • Reconciliation Canada: Teck is a partner with Reconciliation Canada, engaging Canadians in dialogue around the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.
  • Indspire Awards: Teck sponsors the Teck Canadian Aboriginal Bursary in partnership with Indspire, helping Indigenous youth achieve their potential.
  • Forum for Women Entrepreneurs: Teck supports the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), a non-profit society whose mission is to educate, energize and empower female entrepreneurs.
  • UN Women: Teck provided $1 million to support a UN Women initiative to create opportunities for skills development of Indigenous women in northern Chile.
  • UNICEF 25th Team: Teck partnered with UNICEF and the Government of Canada to create and recruit The 25th Team, a network of influential Canadian women committed to saving the lives of children.
  • Educating Girls in Rural China: Teck is a supporter of Educating Girls in Rural China (EGRC) a Canadian charity dedicated to helping young women from rural areas of Western China obtain a high school or university education.
  • Mining and Refining for Women: Teck partnered with Status of Women Canada and the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre to introduce the Mining and Refining for Women program to increase opportunities for women in the mining and resources sector.

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