Teck earns international accolade again

For the third year in a row, Teck Resources have been internationally recognized for its efforts in sustainability.

For the third year in a row, Teck Resources have been internationally recognized for its efforts in sustainability.

The company earned the highest spot for any mining operation on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list, put together by Corporate Knights, an investment research and media company.

Companies around the world are judged on 12 different factors to determine a ranking and right here in Trail, Teck is doing all it can to keep the international company on the list.

“Teck scored well on our performance in a number of areas such as water, energy, carbon productivity and safety performance,” said Catherine Adair, community relations leader at Teck Trail Operations.

In the safety category, 2014 was a big year at the smelter.

“Safety is always our first priority,” said Adair. “In 2014, we achieved our best safety performance for recordable injuries in the past eight years. In addition, we had zero lost time injuries during our maintenance shutdown this fall with over 700 contractors on site.”

Teck also excelled in the energy sector and in Trail, the Waneta hydroelectric dam provides the smelter with clean and renewable energy.

“We are pleased to be the top-ranked mining company worldwide and the second-ranked Canadian company on this year’s (list),” said Adair, adding that the company is continually working to improve on operations wherever they can. “We recognize we have more work to do to, but this sustainability recognition confirms that we are moving in the right direction.”

In the past, Teck has received many distinctions for their work in sustainability and corporate citizenship.