VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2016) - For the seventh straight year, Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), indicating that Teck's sustainability practices are in the top 10 percent of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.
"Teck is committed to providing the metal and mineral products the world needs in an environmentally and socially responsible manner," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck. "Being named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is an important indicator of our ongoing performance in sustainability, and we are proud to be recognized among the world leaders in responsible resource development."
Teck was named to the World Index based on an analysis of economic, social and environmental performance. Teck received the highest possible score in areas including stakeholder engagement, payment transparency, biodiversity and asset closure management and scored the highest in the industry in labour practices and human rights, talent attraction and retention and operational eco-efficiency.
Dow Jones contracts RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused on sustainability investing, to compile the DJSI. The DJSI tracks the performance of global sustainability leaders, through an annual assessment of the world's 2,500 largest public companies. Among other factors, it measures management practices surrounding economic, environmental and social criteria. For more information on the DJSI, go to http://www.sustainability-indexes.com/.
Earlier in 2016, Teck was also ranked as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by media and investment research firm Corporate Knights for the fourth consecutive year, and named one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights.
Go to www.teck.com/responsibility to learn more about Teck's commitment to responsible resource development.
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck's approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.