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Teck’s Red Dog mine earns Zinc Mark for responsible practices By

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VANCOUVER – Teck Resources (NYSE:) Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK), a major Canadian mining company, has announced that its Red Dog Operations in the United States has received the Zinc Mark, acknowledging the mine’s commitment to environmentally and socially responsible production. This recognition makes Red Dog the first mining site to earn the stand-alone Zinc Mark, as stated by Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director of the Mark.

The Zinc Mark is part of the Copper Mark assurance framework, which also includes the Molybdenum Mark and Nickel Mark, designed to promote responsible production practices along the value chains of the covered minerals. To achieve verification, operations must meet 32 criteria related to responsible production, including greenhouse gas emissions, community health and safety, Indigenous rights, and business integrity.

Jonathan Price, President and CEO of Teck, emphasized the company’s dedication to the responsible production of critical minerals like zinc, which are essential for a low-carbon future. The Red Dog Operations is not only one of the world’s largest zinc mines but also the largest critical mineral mine in the USA.

Teck’s sustainability strategy underpins its commitment to responsible production, focusing on sustainable operations, ensuring the health and safety of its workforce, and fostering strong community relationships. The company’s Trail Operations, a major zinc and lead smelting and refining facility, has been noted for its extremely low carbon intensity product.

In 2023, Teck’s Trail Operations was the first smelting and refining facility globally to receive the Zinc Mark verification. Additionally, Teck’s Quebrada Blanca Operations and Carmen de Andacollo Operations were awarded the Copper Mark. Previously, Teck’s Highland Valley Copper Operations was the first Canadian mine to achieve Copper Mark verification.

Teck is among the world’s largest producers of mined zinc, with shares listed on both the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

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