Taking Action on Climate Change

Climate change is a key global risk that is directly influenced by human activity and requires decisive action. We have a responsibility to help address this global challenge by reducing emissions at our operations and in our value chain and by sustainably producing the metals, minerals and energy that are essential for building the technologies and infrastructure needed to transition to a low-carbon economy.

OUR NETZERO VISION

We are focused on supplying the critical resources needed to build a low-carbon future, including rebalancing our portfolio towards copper, the most needed mineral for a net-zero world.

OUR NETZERO GOALS

Our goal is to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 across all aspects of our business and activities.

 

Our Climate Strategy

2025

Achieve Net-Zero

SCOPE 2 EMISSIONS

2025

Achieve Net-Zero

SCOPE 2 EMISSIONS

Replace the equivalent of 1,000 internal combustion engine vehicles from our fleets with zero-emission transportation alternatives.

2030

Reduce Carbon Intensity Of

OUR OPERATIONS BY 33%*

2030

Reduce Carbon Intensity Of

OUR OPERATIONS BY 33%*

Support partners in reducing global carbon intensity of steelmaking by 30%. Establish low-emission supply chain corridors, including support for a 40% reduction in shipping emission intensity, working with customers and transportation providers.

*Based on 2020 baseline.

2050

Achieve Net-Zero

EMISSIONS

2050

Achieve Net-Zero

EMISSIONS

Ambition to achieve net-zero Scope 3 emissions.

Scope 1 and 2 Emissions

Operational GHG emissions, which include emissions from energy sources owned and operated by Teck and emissions related to the generation of purchased electricity used by Teck.

Scope 3 Emissions

GHG emissions from sources owned or controlled by other entities downstream of our value chain including the transportation and use of our products.

OUR PATHWAY TONET ZERO

To achieve net-zero GHG emissions across our operations and throughout our supply chain, we will implement a range of abatement options including renewable energy use, electrification, carbon capture, carbon offsets, and more.

*Scope 1 and 2 Emissions

2019

Piloting and adopting smaller zero emissions vehicles (e.g. Electric Buses)

2020

Contracted 50% of operational energy at QB2 from renewable sources
Sourcing 100% renewable energy at Carmen de Andacollo

2021

Employ energy efficient bulk carriers for shipments of steelmaking coal (November 2021)
Evaluating the elimination of fossil-fuel power dryers at our steelmaking coal operations
Exploring the potential use of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)

2022

Agreement with Caterpillar to deploy 30 zero-emissions large haul trucks by 2030
Teck to pilot electric transport truck at Highland Valley Copper Operations

2023

Complete First Nature-Based Solutions Offset Project
Assessing fugitive methane emissions
Pilot CCUS

2024

2026

2027

Begin transition to zero-emission coal drying
Begin deployment of 30 Caterpillar zero-emission trucks

2028

2029

Teck is already one of the world’s lowest carbon-intensity producers of copper, zinc, steelmaking coal and energy. Learn more about our low-carbon intensity products. 

Our Strategy

We contribute to a low-carbon future by producing essential metals and minerals, reducing our carbon footprint, advocating for climate action, and strengthening our resiliency to climate risks. Learn more about our climate strategy. 

Our Products and Climate Change

We are focused on providing the metals and minerals needed for a low-carbon world. 

Decarbonization

We are reducing emissions to get to net zero at our operations and throughout our supply chain.

Climate Resiliency

We are implementing measures to make our operations resilient to the physical risks of climate change.

Climate Advocacy and Governance

We advocate for broad-based, effective government policy to tackle climate change and  address climate-related issues through strong governance  that includes Board oversight.

Management and Performance in Climate Change

Teck is one of the world’s lowest-carbon intensity miners for copper, zinc and steelmaking coal. Our management approach, annual performance and data related to climate change can be found below.

Performance

Business Approach (TCFD)

Management Approach

Data (.xlsx file)