National recognition for Teck

Trail's largest employer has been recognized on the national stage for its work in corporate citizenship and social responsibility.

The largest employer in the Trail area, Teck Resources Ltd., has been recognized on the national stage for its work in corporate citizenship and social responsibility.

Teck President and CEO, Don Lindsay, says the recognition is indicative of the company’s place within communities and the metallurgy industry.

“These acknowledgments reflect our commitments to operation in a responsible and sustainable manner,” he said in a press release. “Led by the innovation and dedication of our employees, we are committed to creating lasting benefits in the communities where we operate.

Teck came sixth on investment research company Corporate Knights’ 13th annual list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. The list, released earlier in June, takes a ‘range of environmental and social indicators, including companies’ carbon, water, waste and energy use,’ into consideration. Each company is given a percentage grade and ranked.

The metallurgic refinery was also named one of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by global responsible investment research firm Sustainalytics. Sustainalytics has a system where companies are ranked based on performance in environmental, social and governance.

Teck credits its success and rankings to a company-wide Sustainability Strategy, implemented in 2011.

“The strategy includes short and long-term goals designed to enhance the company’s performance in six areas of focus: community, water, biodiversity, materials stewardship and our people,” said the release.

Just Posted

BC senior championship: Tie breakers to decide men’s, Richter goes undefeated in women’s

Marilou’s Richter’s Penticton/Kamloops team cruises to final with perfect record.

Maglio Building Centre sold to RONA

The stores in Nelson and Trail will remain open

Firefighters extinguish early-morning blaze in Rossland

Neighbour alerted family of four, no injuries reported

Nominations open for Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year

Award presented annually for a person or group with an outstanding record of community service

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Sledder dies near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was tasked by the RCMP to respond to a sledder in medical distress

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Most Read