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AWARD: Teck at Trail wins TSM leadership award

TRAIL, British Columbia – For its outstanding performance measured by the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, Teck Trail Operations has been awarded a special TSM Leadership award. The award was made by the Mining Association of...



TRAIL, British Columbia – For its outstanding performance measured by the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, Teck Trail Operations has been awarded a special TSM Leadership award. The award was made by the Mining Association of Canada.

MAC president Pierre Gratton said, “This is Teck’s third operation to have received this distinction in the past two years – a remarkable achievement unmatched in Canada’s mining industry.”

Teck at Trail also won TSM Performance Awards and Leadership Award in 2013.

“This award reflects the dedication of all the employees at Trail Operations to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner,” said Teck president and CEO Don Lindsay. “Teck is committed to engaging with communities, improving sustainability performance, and protecting the environment. Our participation in the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative helps to support that ongoing work.”

“We are proud of this recognition from MAC, which highlights our commitment to continuous improvement,” said Greg Belland, general manager, Trail Operations. “Our community partnerships with organizations such as the Trail Health and Environment Committee are key factors in this achievement.”

The TSM Leadership award is granted when a facility meets or exceeds a level “A” ranking across all six protocols of the program – aboriginal and community outreach, crisis management, safety and health, tailings management, biodiversity conservation management, and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions management. Results of a specific facility must be externally verified.

The Trail Operations scored level “AAA” rankings (the highest) across all indicators measured in the aboriginal and community outreach protocol and that for biodiversity conservation management.

Learn more about Towards Sustainable Mining initiative at Mining.ca.