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Using Copper to Keep Employees Healthy at the Teck Vancouver Office

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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.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Bisbee Copper Queen Mine Wins National Reclamation Award

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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.

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Funds a Training and Technology Center in Safford, Arizona

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The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation awarded $75,000 through the Graham County Community Investment Fund to the Safford Unified School District for a new training and technology center.

The new Center will offer after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs such as robotics, 3-D printing and coding.

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

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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.

ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation Received $91,000 Grant From Freeport-McMoRan Foundation

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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.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Grants $1 Million for Community Health Center in Green Valley, Arizona

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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.

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.

Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan’s Copper & Gold company, drills wells for villages near operations

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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.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Honored with Mine Safety Technology Award

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold was recently honored with a Mine Safety Technology Innovations Award from the U.S. National Institute on Occupation Safety and Health.

The award was created to recognize extraordinary efforts to apply technology in ways that improve mine worker safety. Freeport-McMoRan was given the award for its adoption of the Driver State Sensor fatigue monitoring system in mine haul trucks.

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