VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2012) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") has been named to the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the third straight year, indicating that Teck's sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of companies in the resource industry worldwide.
"This achievement recognizes the progress we have made to embed sustainability in our business," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "While we are pleased to again be appointed to the DJSI, we remain committed to continuing to enhance our sustainability performance."
Teck's DJSI rating improved over the previous year and was among the leaders in the mining category, as the company activated its sustainability strategy and set ambitious goals in the areas of community, water, ecosystems and biodiversity, energy, materials stewardship and people.
Teck first achieved a DJSI North America ranking in 2009, which reflected a position in the top 20 per cent in the resource industry in North America, and was first named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2010.
Dow Jones contracts Sustainable Asset Management, an investment boutique focused on sustainability investing, to compile the DJSI. Launched in 1999, 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/.
To view Teck's 2011 Sustainability Report, go to http://www.teck.com/.
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. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK.