Teck Sets 33% Carbon Reduction Target
“At Teck, we are always challenging ourselves to improve sustainability performance, so we can be sure we are providing the mining products needed for a cleaner future in the most responsible way possible,” President and CEO Don Lindsay said. “We have set ambitious new goals for carbon reduction, water stewardship, health and safety, and other areas because we believe that a better world is made possible through better mining.”
Teck said its planning to procure 50% of its electricity demands in Chile from clean energy by 2025 and 100% by 2030. It will also adopt zero-emissions alternatives for transportation by displacing the equivalent of 1,000 internal combustion engine vehicles by 2025. “We established our first sustainability strategy and goals a decade ago and are proud of our progress to date,” said Marcia Smith, senior vice president, sustainability and external affairs. “We know there is more work to do, and our updated strategy and new milestone goals provide us with a clear roadmap to advance our work to protect the environment, collaborate with communities and governments, and foster a workforce that is respectful, safe, inclusive and diverse.”
Teck also released the 2019 Sustainability Report, detailing sustainability performance, including reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions by 297,000 metric tons (mt) of CO2e since 2011, the equivalent of taking 90,500 cars off the road.