Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Entrepreneurial Development


The Cerro Verde Mining Company’s Emprende program supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the geographical regions surrounding the mining operations, which are located near Arequipa, Peru.

Cerro Verde has invested over $575,000 in the program since 2010. The program provides financial support and technical assistance to entrepreneurs. The Emprende project supports businesses in the districts of Uchumayo, Tiabaya, Yarabamba and La Joya.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Wins Award for Cultural Contributions to Peru


Cerro Verde recently received the Luis Hochschild Plaut award at the 53rd Annual Conference of Executives for the promotion of Peruvian art and culture.

The award recognized the Company's significant and varied efforts in helping the city of Arequipa preserve its cultural heritage.

Cerro Verde's commitment to Arequipa's cultural heritage dates back years. Major projects include the following: 

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan company, Sponsored 173 Graduates from Technical Training Program

Press Release

April 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In 2013, Cerro Verde partnered with TESCUP, Peru’s premier technical training institute, to develop a training for students interested in concentrator maintenance and operations. In December 2014 the one-time program graduated its class of 173 students.

During the course of the 12-month program, the 173 students logged 139,000 hours for completion. The training consisted of several courses, including process control, metrology, concentration plant processes, hydraulics, chemistry and basic electrotechnology.


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