VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 6, 2013) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") was recognized today as one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens and one of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by media and investment research company Corporate Knights and Sustainalytics respectively. Teck is the number two ranked Best Corporate Citizen in Canada which ranks companies based on their environmental and social performance.
"Our employees care deeply about ensuring that the communities where we operate are not just great places to work, but also great places to live," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "As a company we aim to reflect those values through responsible resource development that creates lasting community benefits."
The Corporate Knights Best 50 examines a range of environmental and social indicators including companies' carbon, water, waste and energy use, pension fund quality and tax dollar generation. Corporate Knights methodology for grading corporate citizenship, first launched in 2002, has been recognized by the global initiative Rate the Raters as a leading global practice. For more information about the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada and the full rankings, visit http://www.corporateknights.com/report/2013-best-corporate-citizens-canada.
Teck was also recognized today as one of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada in a report compiled by Sustainalytics and featured in Maclean's magazine. Companies were selected on the basis of their performance across a broad range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indicators tracked by Sustainalytics. For more information about the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada, visit http://www2.macleans.ca/canada-top-50-socially-responsible-corporations-2013/.
Earlier this year Corporate Knights also named Teck to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for 2013. Teck was the top ranked Canadian company on the Global 100 list.
Teck's environmental and social performance is guided by a company-wide Sustainability Strategy. The strategy includes short and long-term goals designed to enhance the company's performance in six areas of focus: community, water, biodiversity, energy, materials stewardship and our people. Teck reports annually on its environmental and social performance through the company's Sustainability Report available at www.teck.com.