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SUSTAINABILITY: Teck reports 2015 sustainability performance

VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released the latest in a long line (15) of sustainability reports underscoring the company’s progress toward its short and long term goals.

The company is a leader in sustainability. Last year Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the sixth consecutive year, the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights for the fourth consecutive year, and the FTSE4Good Global Index for the first time.

The highlights of Teck’s 2015 performance show why it is so highly regarded:

  • Improved safety performance with a 25% reduction in high potential incidents and zero fatalities.
  • Reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 200,000 tonnes and energy consumption by 1,200 TJ since 2011.
  • Reused and recycled water an average of 4.5 times at our mining operations.
  • Tailings review boards established at 100% of operations with major tailings facilities, as part of the company’s comprehensive tailings management and safety program.
  • Continued commitment to diversity, with a 56% increase in the number of women in operational and technical roles since 2010.
  • Reached seven new agreements with indigenous peoples in the areas where the company operates.
  • Implemented biodiversity management plans at all operations focused on a long term vision of having a net positive impact in the regions where the company operates.

Teck’s full sustainability report is available at

Teck’s approach to responsible resource development is guided by a sustainability strategy which sets out a vision and short and long term goals in six areas of focus: community, our people, water, energy and climate change, air, and biodiversity. In 2015, Teck marked five years since the development of its strategy and the completion target date for its first set of short term goals.

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