Teck earns fourth top ranking for mining sustainability
Last updated 1/31/2016 at Noon
Teck Resources Ltd. has won recognition as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the fourth consecutive year by media and investment research company Corporate Knights.
Teck is the top-ranked company in the metals and mining category and the second-ranked Canadian company on this year's Global 100 list.
"Our focus on sustainability is an important part of our overall efforts to improve efficiency and reduce costs to ensure we emerge stronger from current challenging market conditions," said Teck President and CEO Don Lindsay.
"We are proud of the hard work of our employees whose commitment to sustainability is directly responsible for Teck being included in the Global 100 for the fourth consecutive year." Teck's environmental and social performance is guided by a company-wide sustainability strategy that includes short and long-term goals designed to enhance the company's sustainability performance.
After completing its 2015 short-term sustainability goals, Teck recently updated its strategy, including establishing new goals for 2020 and ensuring the strategy focuses on the greatest risks and opportunities related to Teck's sustainability performance.
This strategy centers on the health, safety and wellbeing of its people and includes initiatives to improve biodiversity, water, air and the company's carbon footprint.
All of these focus areas are encompassed in Teck's vision of building strong relationships and creating lasting mutual benefits based on respect for the values of the communities where the company works.
Teck has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last six years, which ranks the company's sustainability practices in the top 10 percent of the world's 2,500 largest public companies.