Teck releases 2014 Sustainability Report07/07/2015
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Teck Resources Limited ("Teck”) today announced the release of its 2014 Sustainability Report – covering its performance and progress towards its sustainability goals.
Teck, which has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) in each of the last five years, has reported annually on its sustainability performance since 2001.
The report was independently reviewed, guided by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Assurance Framework, and was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, Core. In response to feedback received from Teck’s Community of Interest (COI) Panel, the report is based on an enhanced materiality process that incorporated early COI input providing more context and focus on key material issues and how they align with Teck’s sustainability strategy.
Teck’s sustainability strategy has short- and long-term goals under the following focus areas: Community, Our People, Water, Biodiversity, Energy and Materials Stewardship.
2014 sustainability highlights include:
- GHG emissions at Teck operations have been reduced by 170,000 tonnes to date as a result of programs implemented since 2011.
- 38,000 tonnes of waste were recycled on-site at Teck operations.
- An endangered herd of 24 caribou in northeastern British Columbia was strengthened with the birth of nine calves through a maternal penning program supported by Teck.
- The 25th anniversary of Teck’s Red Dog mine, which operates under an innovative operating agreement with the Iñupiat people of Northwest Alaska.
- The number of women in operational and technical roles increased by 16%.
- Teck received approval from the Government of British Columbia for its Elk Valley Water Quality Plan. This area-based watershed plan featured collaboration with indigenous peoples, local communities, environmental organizations and governments, and incorporated some 700 pieces of expert scientific advice.
Teck’s DJSI ranking places its sustainability practices among the top 10% of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies. Teck is also ranked as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations and most sustainable mining company worldwide by Corporate Knights, the media and investment research firm. It has received this recognition for three consecutive years.
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level.
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