Cerro Verde

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. 

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

Press Release

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.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Affiliate, Builds a Multipurpose Center for Community Events


Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde has built a multipurpose facility for the communities near the Cerro Verde mining operations and the community of El Nazareno to use for meetings and events.

One level is free to use for trainings and other educational or informational campaigns, especially those that benefit the youth in the community.

The other level is available for different events required by the community. The building is accessible for people with disabilities.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Sponsors Wastewater Treatment Plant for the City of Arequipa, Peru


Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde S.A.A. financed the construction of a new wastewater collection and treatment plant. The Enlozada water resource recovery plant recycles wastewater, which protects the Chili River and provides water resources for the Cerro Verde mine.

The state-of-the-art Enlozada plant treats domestic waste from the city. The sewerage treatment system creates a reliable source of water as it remains unaffected by seasonal drought.

Freeport-McMoRan releases 2015 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report “Proving our Mettle”


The Freeport-McMoRan 2015 Working Toward Sustainable Development report is meant to provide stakeholders with summary information on their sustainability programs, including policies, management systems and performance data.

Highlights from the annual Working Toward Sustainable Development report include:

  • Investment in women’s economic empowerment programs such as DreamBuilder.

  • Freeport-McMoRan’s longtime commitment to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Graduates 178 Women Business Owners From the Dreambuilder Program


More than 170 entrepreneurs from different districts of the Arequipa region of Peru successfully completed the DreamBuilder program in April 2016, which is funded by Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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


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.

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, Rewards Microentrepreneurs for Innovations


The Cerro Verde Mining Company in Peru hosted the Innova Contest, which rewards the best innovations of local small and medium enterprises. The objective of the competition is to encourage diverse production and increase competitiveness according to market demand.

Thirty-one entrepreneurial businesses were provided with training in trade and services, manufacturing and agriculture. A total of 21 businesses from the districts of Uchumayo, Yarabamba, La Joya and Tiabaya were chosen as winners by a jury and received cash awards for their business growth.

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: 


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