Cerro Verde

Freeport-McMoRan Publishes Its 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability and Its 2019 Climate Report

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June 19, 2020 - Freeport-McMoRan Inc. announced the publication of its 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability, “Building on Strength.” This report details the company’s long-standing commitment to manage responsibly their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

Freeport-McMoRan Manages Water Responsibly

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Freeport-McMoRan operates mines, smelters, processing facilities and reclamation projects around the world that require water for metal production or for site rehabilitation. The company’s mining operations are in areas where competition for water supplies is significant. Freeport-McMoRan recognizes that access to safe and clean water and sanitation is a fundamental human right and understands the critical importance of responsible water management.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Provides Free Healthcare to Peruvian Communities

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January 31, 2019 - Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde developed a health campaign in partnership with the Regional Government of Yarabamba to provide healthcare for citizens in remote areas.

In addition to treatment for gastroenteritis, services also included education for the prevention of acute diarrheal diseases.

Doctors and specialists examined and treated patients needing services in areas such as gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine and dentistry. Vision and anemia screenings were also provided.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Plants Trees for Afforestation Project

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Minera Sociedad Cerro Verde distributed 3,000 trees in the Uchumayo District of Peru between 2017 and 2018 as part of its afforestation project.

Trees are important, as they absorb carbon dioxide, generate oxygen, and improve the quality of the air along with preventing erosion and degradation of the soil. Trees reduce noise pollution by absorbing the sounds of traffic, sirens and construction – their foliage acts as acoustic insulators.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Women-Owned Flower Farming Business Development

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July 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde promotes the creation, improvement and development of micro and small enterprises through its various programs in Arequipa, Peru. These development programs provides financial support and technical assistance to entrepreneurs. Business owners in the districts of Uchumayo, Tiabaya, Yarabamba and La Joya are able to participate.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Organic Agricultural Business Development

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June 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Cerro Verde has supported the Promotion for Agricultural Development Project in surrounding communities near its operations in Arequipa, Peru. The program benefits the farmers of Tiabaya, Uchumayo, Yarabamba, La Joya and Hunter.

The Promotion for Agricultural Development Project started in 2012 with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of agricultural and animal yields to increase the economic income of local farmers.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Early Childhood Education in Arequipa

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Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan company, is constructing a new school building for early childhood education. Children who live in the neighborhood of Congata, in the Uchumayo district of Arequipa, Peru, will attend the new school buildings in the fall of 2018.

The new building complex for the school will include classrooms for three-year-olds, as well as a multipurpose lounge, administrative offices and a cafeteria.

The new learning areas for the young children will enable the school to increase school enrollment.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Micro and Small Enterprise Development

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May 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde (SMCV) contracted with Cáritas Arequipa to educate and train a group of Uchumayan women in Arequipa, Peru, in Cosmetology.

The program required 300 hours of coursework and practical training. In December 2017, 26 Uchumayinas graduated from the program, and were supplied with cosmetology and salon supplies in order to be able to start their own businesses with the necessary tools.

Cerro Verde promotes the creation, improvement and development of micro and small enterprises through its various programs.

Freeport-McMoRan, Cerro Verde and PT Freeport Indonesia Operations Receive Eight Wildlife Habitat Council Awards

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December 8, 2017 - The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announced their 2017 WHC Award winners on November 9. WHC honors programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration, and conservation education.

Freeport-McMoRan has been a member of the WHC for many years and currently has 15 operating sites/facilities that are WHC certified at the gold level.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Women-Owned Businesses

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Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde’s Emprende program supports small and medium enterprises in the geographical regions surrounding the mining operations, which are located near Arequipa, Peru.

The Emprende program provides financial support and technical assistance to entrepreneurs. The Emprende project supports businesses in the districts of Uchumayo, Tiabaya, Yarabamba and La Joya.

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