PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold company, has success with its Biodiesel Project

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February 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - PT Freeport Indonesia inaugurated their biodiesel fueling station, which processes used cooking oil from the mess halls, cafeterias and homes in and near the mining operations in Papua, Indonesia. The fueling station currently serves light vehicles and the target is that heavy equipment will also utilize the biodiesel fuel.

Biodiesel production at PT Freeport Indonesia has reached 500 to 900 liters per month and production is increasing. Low emissions from biodiesel fuels will help to support a healthy working environment.

Freeport-McMoRan Awards $25K Grant to the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center for Women’s Program

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Feb. 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center in Phoenix, Arizona, to support the group’s women’s empowerment program.

SARRC’s Young Women’s Empowerment Series: Education and Support for Women with Autism Spectrum Disorders, is a new program that focuses on women 18 and older who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Receives National Award for Water Treatment Efforts

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January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Cerro Verde recently received a 2012 Sustainable Development Award by the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy for its project to expand and improve the potable water system in Arequipa, Peru.

The site financed construction of the plant, which will double Arequipa’s water treatment capacity. At full capacity, it will make Arequipa the only city in the country capable of providing 100 percent of its population with potable water 24 hours a day.

Wildlife Habitat Council Recognizes Freeport-McMoRan with two Environmental Excellence Awards

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January 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Wildlife Habitat Council recently recognized Freeport-McMoRan with two awards for excellence in wildlife habitat enhancement, restoration, and community outreach and education efforts.

President of Atlantic Copper, a Subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, wins the Spanish Environment Club Medal


President of Atlantic Copper Javier Targhetta was honored with a Spanish Environment Club medal for his longtime efforts to promote environmental responsibility and sustainable development.

Targhetta received the honor at a special medal ceremony in Madrid, Spain, and later was personally congratulated by the King of Spain H.M. Juan Carlos I, who held a Royal Audience for the occasion.

The Spanish Environment Club was formed in 1997 to promote environmental responsibility and sustainable development in Spain.

Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan’s Copper & Gold company, drills wells for villages near operations


As part of its Community Health Action Plan, Tenke Fungurume Mining, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, drilled approximately 90 wells throughout its concession in the Democratic Republic of Congo to improve access to clean water and fight waterborne diseases.

Following the drilling process community members were trained to maintain the wells, and to educate residents on effective management of the utilities.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Honored with Mine Safety Technology Award


Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold was recently honored with a Mine Safety Technology Innovations Award from the U.S. National Institute on Occupation Safety and Health.

The award was created to recognize extraordinary efforts to apply technology in ways that improve mine worker safety. Freeport-McMoRan was given the award for its adoption of the Driver State Sensor fatigue monitoring system in mine haul trucks.

PT Freeport Indonesia helps to produce a documentary about Indigenous Papuan Kamoro Tribe


“The Kamoro” is a documentary produced by Kalman N. Muller, written by Dr. Kal Muller, with support from PT-Freeport Indonesia.  PT Freeport Indonesia is a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold and operates in the Grasberg mineral district in Papua, Indonesia.

“The Kamoro” offers a look at the traditions, daily lives and challenges faced by the Kamoro people who live along the south coast of the Indonesian province of Papua, on the island of New Guinea.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s Tenke Fungurume Mining Health Clinic


Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold company, established a clinic in Nseke in the Democratic Republic of Congo for employees, contractors and community members.

Tenke Fungurume Mining funds a power plant in Nseke, which is approximately 200 kilometers away from the mine operations located near Lubumbashi.

The clinic serves approximately 60 patients a month and is unique due to its remote location far from an urban center.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Ranked One of America’s Most Community-Minded Corporations as Part of The Civic 50


The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on civic engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP named Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as one of The Civic 50. This is a comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.


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