Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Wins National Award for Environmental Excellence

May 17, 2016 7:35 AM ET

The Cerro Verde mining company was awarded the Green Life seal for its innovative conservation efforts to protect the Peruvian long-snouted Bat (Platalina genovensium). Cerro Verde received the highest score from Peru's Agency for Environmental Assessment and Enforcement in the Annual Environmental Excellence Ranking.

Freeport-McMoRan works in partnership with Bat Conservation International to protect bat habitats in North and South America.

For further information about Cerro Verde's bat conservation programs, please watch this video.

Please see the 2014 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts.