Copper plays an essential role in the technologies needed to develop and enable the energy transition. As one of the world’s largest copper producers, Freeport-McMoRan is uniquely positioned to meet stakeholder expectations for both their contribution to, and their alignment with, a 2-degree Celsius climate scenario. This is because emissions related to converting copper cathode that is produced into usable products like wire are minimal, and copper plays a significant role in electrification, renewables and energy efficient technologies.
Visitors and employees at Teck’s Vancouver office now have a secret weapon in the fight against germs and illness – copper.
To reduce the spread of germs and help keep employees healthy, Teck has installed copper-infused door handles and counter tops throughout its Vancouver office. Because of copper’s antimicrobial properties, these door handles and counter tops will continuously eliminate 99.9% of all bacteria that comes in contact with them, reducing the spread of germs throughout the Teck office.
April 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan’s Bisbee Copper Queen Mine in Arizona was selected to receive the Interstate Mining Compact Commission’s (IMCC) 2018 National Reclamation Awards in the Noncoal Category.
Initiated in 1964, the IMCC’s primary purpose has been to encourage programs which will protect, conserve and improve the usefulness of natural resources. The Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee has been on care and maintenance status since activities ceased in 1975.
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.
For the past seven years, the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation has partnered with Freeport-McMoRan to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations in selected communities near the company’s U.S. mining operations. Through a series of trainings and offerings, this partnership has allowed nonprofit organizations additional access and assistance to help them become more sustainable.
Thanks to assistance from a $1 million Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation grant, the United Community Health Center recently celebrated the grand opening of its new healthcare building in Green Valley, Arizona. Residents near the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s Sierrita mine can receive medical and dental care at the new facility.
The 16,246 square-foot, energy-efficient space is named the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Building. It houses dental care for children, primary-care clinical space and business functions.
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.
As part of its Community Health Action Plan, Tenke Fungurume Mining, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, drilled approximately 90 wells throughout its concession in the Democratic Republic of Congo to improve access to clean water and fight waterborne diseases.
Following the drilling process community members were trained to maintain the wells, and to educate residents on effective management of the utilities.