National recognition for Teck

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.

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