Teck Resources Ltd has been acknowledged as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the fourth consecutive year by media and investment research company Corporate Knights.
Teck was ranked the top company in the Metals and Mining category and was the second-ranked Canadian company on this year's Global 100 list.
"Our focus on sustainability is an important part of our overall efforts to improve efficiency and reduce costs to ensure we emerge stronger from current challenging market conditions," commented Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "We are proud of the hard work of our employees whose commitment to sustainability is directly responsible for Teck being included in the Global 100 for the fourth consecutive year."
According to the company, its environmental and social performance is lead by a company-wide sustainability strategy that includes short and long-term goals designed to enhance the company's sustainability performance.
After completing its 2015 short-term sustainability goals, Teck recently updated its strategy, including establishing new goals for 2020 and ensuring the strategy focuses on the greatest risks and opportunities related to Teck's sustainability performance.
The top 100 companies for the Global 100 list are selected from all publicly traded companies with a market capitalisation over US$2 billion. Companies were evaluated based on a range of sector-specific sustainability metrics, such as water, energy and carbon productivity and safety performance, as well as financial strength and business sustainability.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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