SPARWOOD, British Columbia – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC), headquartered in Ottawa, has given a special Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Leadership Award to Teck Resources' Elkview operations. The award highlights the coal miner's commitment to the three TSM focus areas – environmental footprint, communities and people, and energy efficiency.
Teck established an advisory panel in March 2012 that includes representatives from the local community to foster dialogue about its operations and to incorporate community priorities and perspectives into the mine's decision making.
The award was made Nov. 28, 2013, at a MAC reception in Sparwood. Teck becomes only the third company with a mine site to be so honoured in the TSM program's 10-year history.
TSM performance awards are presented annually to MAC members that achieve high levels of performance, and meet or surpass benchmarks in the areas of tailings management, aboriginal and community outreach, energy use and crisis management planning. Elkview was honoured with awards in each of the four performance areas with the highest possible ranking – AAA – as well as the leadership award.
Learn more about MAC's TSM program at Mining.ca.