Teck Resources Limited has announced it has committed to the Copper Mark, a voluntary assurance framework to promote responsible production practices and demonstrate the industry’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Highland Valley Copper Operations is Teck’s first copper operation to sign up for Copper Mark with plans for each of Teck’s copper operations to be verified.
“Copper is critical for the transition to a low-carbon economy and we have outlined near-term plans and future opportunities for significant copper production growth in the years ahead, and we are focused on being a responsible producer of this essential metal,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck. “Our participation in the Copper Mark is another way we’re enhancing transparency and ensuring customers have the information they need on our performance as a responsible copper producer.”
“Copper has a critical role to play in the green transition as a vital material in clean energy technologies,” added Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director of the Copper Mark. “The Copper Mark sets out a framework to verify that copper producers operate responsibly while contributing to the development of the low-carbon economy.”
To achieve the Copper Mark, Teck’s Highland Valley Copper operations in Canada will be assessed and independently verified against 32 responsible production criteria this year. Teck currently plans for its Carmen de Andacollo operations in Chile and the QB2 project in Chile, which is expected to begin production in 2H22, to begin the Copper Mark assurance process in 2023.
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