Teck and Earth Rangers team up to support wildlife conservation

Teck and Earth Rangers team up to support wildlife conservation

Teck Resources Ltd;  Earth Rangers

Teck Resources Ltd; Earth Rangers

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 08 Dec. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) and Earth Rangers today announced an expanded partnership to support wildlife conservation programs and make engaging young Canadians in biodiversity programs, including a new youth volunteer initiative.

The collaboration between Teck and Earth Rangers builds on the existing partnership with increased funding from Teck of $500,000 to support expanded opportunities for youth engagement and protection of Canadian wildlife, including the following Earth Rangers initiatives :

  • Wildlife adoption programs to raise funds for animal conservation work in areas where Teck operates

  • A new Earth Rangers Youth Volunteer Program encourage and provide access to conservation-focused volunteer opportunities for young people aged 13-18

  • Earth Rangers School Assembly Programwho will visit 25 schools each year in communities close to Teck’s Canadian operations

To date, the Teck and Earth Rangers partnership has supported over 150 Earth Rangers school assemblies, reaching approximately 50,000 students. Conservation programs supported include the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s efforts to restore and protect open grassland areas of the Kootenay River Ranch Conservation Area in British Columbia, which is important habitat for bighorn sheep , American badgers and other wildlife.

This partnership supports Teck’s goal of becoming a nature-positive company by 2030. Becoming nature-positive means that, by 2030, the conservation, protection and restoration of Teck’s land and biodiversity will exceed the disturbance caused by its mining activities compared to 2020. In doing so, Teck will conserve or rehabilitate at least three hectares for each hectare affected by its mining activities.

To learn more about Teck’s Nature Positive lens, click here.

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Jonathan Price, CEO, Teck
“We are delighted to be working with Earth Rangers on this innovative partnership to protect wildlife in the regions where we operate and beyond while engaging young people to get involved and care about conservation. As we strive to achieve our goal of being a nature-friendly company, we recognize the importance of partnering with organizations such as Earth Rangers and look forward to what we will accomplish together.

Tovah Barocas, President, Earth Rangers
“Children join Earth Rangers because they love animals and want to protect them. Our partnership with Teck has always been about empowering them to do so by learning about and supporting important conservation work in Teck communities and helping across Canada.With the increased support announced today, we will expand our programming beyond elementary school and into adolescence, providing impactful environmental volunteer opportunities for middle and high school students.

Forward-Looking Statements – Teak
This press release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively referred to as forward-looking statements). These statements relate to future events or our future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words “will”, “intends”, “expects” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release.

These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: our goal of becoming a nature-friendly company by 2030 and the actions we intend to take to achieve this goal, including our donations and commitments planned to conserve or rehabilitate at least three hectares for each hectare affected by mining activities; the expected use and impact of our donations and other positive nature initiatives. Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. These statements are based on a number of estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions which are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict and which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, expectations and assumptions regarding: the availability of land or other conservation opportunities, rehabilitation or capacity building in appropriate locations on commercially reasonable terms and the ability to obtain required external approvals or consensus for such opportunities; our ability to achieve our nature and biodiversity-friendly goals and the longer-term impacts of those goals and strategies on our business; general environmental compliance costs; and assumptions regarding the development of our business generally and general economic conditions. Factors that could cause actual results to vary include, but are not limited to, actual impacts on biodiversity; the unavailability of land or other conservation, rehabilitation or capacity building opportunities on commercially reasonable terms or the inability to obtain required external approvals or consensus for such opportunities; changes in laws and governmental regulations or their application that impact our operations, objectives or strategy; and changes in commodity prices, costs or general economic conditions.

We caution you that the foregoing list of important factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Other events or circumstances could cause our actual results to differ materially from those estimated or projected and expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties beyond our ability to predict or control. Further information regarding the risks, assumptions and uncertainties associated with these forward-looking statements and our business can be found in our most recent Annual Information Form filed under our profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and on EDGAR (www.sec .gov) under Form 40-F, as well as subsequent filings which can also be found under our profile. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements, except as required by securities laws.

About Teak
As one of Canada’s leading mining companies, Teck is committed to responsible mining and mining development with significant business units focused on copper, zinc and steelmaking coal. High-quality copper, zinc and steelmaking coal are needed for the transition to a low-carbon world. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Teck’s shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.

About the Earth Rangers
Earth Rangers is the children’s conservation organization committed to instilling environmental knowledge, positivity and the confidence to take action in every child in Canada. We do this through a series of programs that children can participate in at school, at home and in their communities. All of these programs are educational and engaging, but more importantly, they show kids that it’s not too late to protect the planet, and that the things we do today can have a real impact tomorrow.

Teck media contact:
chris stannel
Public Relations Manager
604.699.4368
chris.stannell@teck.com

Earth Rangers Media Contact:
Karen Horman
Senior Communications Manager
khorsman@earthrangers.com

Teck Investor Contact:
Fraser Phillips
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis
604.699.4621
fraser.phillips@teck.com


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