Cerro Verde

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: 

Freeport-McMoRan Safeguards Biodiversity Surrounding Mining Operations

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November 17, 2015/ 3BL Media/ - Thirteen Freeport-McMoRan mining sites are certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) Wildlife at Work program, which recognizes activities that create, conserve and restore wildlife habitat on corporate lands, and six sites were certified by the WHC Corporate Lands for Learning

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

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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.

Freeport-McMoRan Receives Two Wildlife Habitat Council Awards, Three New Certifications

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March 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Wildlife Habitat Council recently granted Freeport-McMoRan two awards, three new wildlife program certifications and six re-certifications for existing programs given out at its annual symposium.

The WHC partners with organizations dedicated to restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat on corporate lands. Freeport-McMoRan has been a member for many years and now has 18 sites with WHC-certified habitat enhancement, conservation education and wildlife management programs.

Freeport-McMoRan Conserves Biodiversity


The natural resources that Freeport-McMoRan produces are essential to the world's economies. As population growth and urbanization continue to accelerate, Freeport-McMoRan’s products are critical to a rising standard of living on a global scale. The foundation of Freeport-McMoRan’s plans for production growth and resource expansions includes their commitment to join with stakeholders in working toward sustainable development.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Cerro Verde Mine in Peru Nominated for WHC Award

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Feb. 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan’s Cerro Verde mine recently was one of four nominees for the Wildlife Habitat Council’s prestigious Corporate Habitat of the Year Award.

Nominees for the award represent those companies with outstanding WHC Wildlife at Work programs. These voluntary programs, certified by the WHC, aim to create, conserve and restore wildlife habitat on corporate lands.

While the site didn’t take home the big award, the nomination recognized several of Cerro Verde’s environmental management and education programs.

Water is Focus of New H&M and WWF Partnership, Renewed Joint Effort by Coca-Cola and WWF, and New Plant in Peru Supported by Freeport-McMoRan - CSR Minute for February 7, 2013

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H&M and the World Wildlife Fund have announced a three-year global partnership to innovate a new H&M corporate water strategy. The initiative will include conservation throughout the company’s whole supply chain as well as its manufacturing facilities. Under the plan, H&M designers and buyers will receive training in the water impacts of raw material production as well as wet processes for different styles, to promote more sustainable choices.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Receives National Award for Water Treatment Efforts

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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.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Debuts Online Business Training Program for Women


Twenty women from the Copiapó Province in Chile inaugurated the test phase of a new online business academy for women in Chile and Peru. The academy was created through a partnership between Freeport-McMoRan and the Thunderbird School of Global Business Management.

The program is called DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator. It is currently being piloted in communities surrounding the Company’s mining operations in South America; Cerro Verde in Peru, and Candelaria/ Ojos del Salado and El Abra in Chile.


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