Cerro Verde’s Micro and Small Entrepreneur Programs Participated in Alpaca Fashion Week

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March 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan company, promotes the creation, improvement and development of micro and small enterprises through its various programs.

The Yachaqmaki Weaving Collective is a group of dozens of entrepreneur artisans from the Uchumayo region of Peru. The Collective is sponsored by Cerro Verde and provides machine weaving training to hand weavers, including preparation for spinning and dying natural fibers, garment creation, marketing and quality control.

Freeport-McMoRan Safford Operations Receive Environmental Stewardship Award

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February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan Safford Operations recently received the Arizona Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Award from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

The award is part of a program that recognizes companies that go above and beyond what is required by law from an environmental perspective.

PT Freeport-Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Planted 13,000 Coconut Trees in 2016

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PT Freeport Indonesia, in coordination with the local government and the Catholic Church have been creating coconut plantations in the coastal villages of Mimika in Papua, Indonesia.

The program started in 2015 and was expanded in 2016 to increase acreage to 100 hectares of land in five coastal villages where 13,000 trees have been planted. This is a part of a comprehensive sustainable economic development initiative for the Mimika Regency in Papua.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Wins ACE Award for Transparency


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs awarded the 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) in Transparent Operations to Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde S.A.A.

The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE each year since 1999, in order to recognize U.S. companies representing American values in their business practices worldwide.  Winning companies contribute to the growth and sustainable development of the local economies in which they work. 

Freeport-McMoRan Named Best Corporate Citizen by Forbes


Congratulations to Freeport-McMoRan for being named to the Just 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens by Forbes! Freeport-McMoRan was the top-rated company in the Materials industry.

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Provides Vision Care to Regions Inaccessible by Road


PT Freeport Indonesia’s Partnership Fund for Community Development (LPMAK) funds a floating healthcare clinic boat. The boat recently visited the coastal villages of Mimika in the Timika Regency of Papua, Indonesia, to provide health services in observance of World Sight Day (October 12).

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Receives Award for Renewable Energy Project

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December 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The El Abra mining operation recently received the National Environmental Award 2016 from the Recyclápolis Foundation for its part in a project that built Chile's first community hybrid power plant.

The Recyclápolis Foundation recognized El Abra for its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship in funding the power plant, which provides 150 families in the community of Ollagüe in Chile with their first continuous supply of electric power.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Sponsors a Free Health Fair

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November 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde recently hosted a health fair for residents of the district of Yarabamba in Peru and surrounding communities.

The Cerro Verde Mining Company partnered with the Municipal District of Yarabamba, the Ministry of Health, the Municipal Children and Adolescent Defenders (DEMUNA) and The Business Service Center (CESEM).

Medical specialists such as pediatricians, geriatricians, gynecologists and dentists were available to provide preventive medical services and information.

Freeport-McMoRan Receives the Phoenix Business Journal Community Impact Award

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November 7, 2016 /3BL Media/  - The Phoenix Business Journal recognized Phoenix, Arizona’s most generous corporate donors at their inaugural Corporate Philanthropy luncheon on October 13, 2016.  Freeport-McMoRan received the first-ever Community Impact Award in the large-company category, supported by the Arizona Community Foundation and Greater Phoenix Leadership. 

To learn about Freeport-McMoRan’s commitment to its communities in the U.S., please visit

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Funds a Training and Technology Center in Safford, Arizona


The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation awarded $75,000 through the Graham County Community Investment Fund to the Safford Unified School District for a new training and technology center.

The new Center will offer after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs such as robotics, 3-D printing and coding.


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