Stakeholder engagement is a key function of our ability to conduct activities as sustainably as possible. At the very least, effective engagement can help manage risk by: mitigating conflict, maintaining our social license to operate, and building better community relations.
Beyond risk management, effective stakeholder engagement can help us learn by identifying emerging issues that may influence business and market conditions; by understanding societal perspectives and expectations of corporate responsibility and issues; as well as by gaining a better understanding of how we can work with communities are affected by our activities. Strategically, effective engagement can help establish trust-based relationships, seek new solutions, and establish credibility as a partner of choice.
Our Approach to Stakeholder Engagement
Teck’s Code of Sustainable Conduct and Environment, Health, Safety & Community Management Standards (EHSCMS) provide overall guidance for working with stakeholders, governments and communities, or any person or group of people that may be affected positively or negatively by the financial, environmental (includes safety and health), and social aspects of our operations, as well as those who have an interest in, or influence on, our activities. The EHSCMS provide the framework for engagement, process of contact, dialogue and interaction to ensure that all parties of interest are informed and invited to participate in decisions that affect their future.
What you will find in these pages:
This section outlines aspects which inform our engagement program development.
This section outlines progress with our engagement program progress, including how we identify key stakeholders, what they are primarily concerned about, and how we engage with them.
Your Concerns, Our Response
New to this year’s sustainability report, this section outlines our response to key issues. The topics include: