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Freeport-McMoRan Copper Gold Inc. (Freeport-McMoRan) is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.
Freeport-McMoRan operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. Freeport-McMoRan has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the worlds largest producer of molybdenum.
Freeport-McMoRans portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, the worlds largest copper and gold mine in terms of recoverable reserves; significant mining operations in the Americas, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in North America and the Cerro Verde and El Abra operations in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper Golds global workforce includes over 30,000 employees. The company has a strong commitment to safety performance, environmental management and to the local communities where it operates. Freeport-McMoRan is a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and committed to implementation of the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework.
Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Receives National Award for Water Treatment Efforts
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.
“We are proud of this recognition,” said Bruce Clements, President-Cerro Verde. “Our support of projects like this helps improve quality of life by providing long term, sustainable access to clean water, which is a major challenge of this region.”
Cerro Verde and residents of nearby Arequipa celebrated the plant’s grand opening earlier this year at a nationally televised ceremony attended by Peruvian President Ollanta Humala.
The project initially benefits 300,000 residents – some of whom only had access to potable water for one or two hours a day – and is designed to be expanded to eventually serve the entire population of Arequipa.
For further information about how Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. manages water usage, please visit their website at http://www.fcx.com/envir/envir_water.htm
Please see the 2011 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts. http://www.fcx.com/envir/wtsd/pdf-wtsd/2011/WTSD_Bk_2011.pdf