Mike Oshaughnessy, Business Planning Manager, receives an Excellence Award from Boyd Payne, Senior Vice President, Coal. Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of employees who have made a significant contribution to our company.
Recognizing and celebrating the significant achievements and contributions from our workforce is a strategy used to enhance employee engagement at Teck. Two company-wide programs to highlight in this regard are the Excellence Awards and the Going for Gold Challenge. The Going for Gold Challenge was introduced in 2007 and encouraged employees to get involved in their community and at work – getting active, being safe, acting sustainably and giving back. Some of the recognition that employees received as a result of the Going for Gold Challenge are highlighted in a 2007 case study entitled Going for Gold Challenge: Corporate.
The Teck Excellence Awards Program, also initiated in 2007, was designed to celebrate employees who embody the values of Teck and have made a significant contribution to the company. Since 2008, we have recognized employees throughout the company who made significant contributions in the areas of Productivity and Innovation, Safety in the Workplace and Environment and Sustainability. In 2009, the “Unsung Hero” award category was established to provide the opportunity for coworkers to nominate employees who tirelessly go “above and beyond” the call of duty. Our people and their dedication to our goals are the foundation of our success at Teck. In the future, we plan to continue to reward our employees for their achievements and contributions.