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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.

The Environmental Fund of Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Inaugurates Three Recycling Stations

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Together for a Sustainable Calama is the name of the recycling project that will benefit more than 4,000 people in the towns of Tocopilla, Calama, María Elena and Alto Loa in the Calama region of Chile.

The stations will recycle paper and plastics and feature murals that celebrate local history and heritage. The project also involves recycling training and workshops for children.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Prepares Indigenous Community Members for Careers in Mining

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Freeport-McMoRan’s local stakeholder engagement and social investment objectives include formal interactions with indigenous peoples in traditional communities of Alto El Loa in Chile.

To complement the Indigenous Peoples Employment Program established in 2017, El Abra started a new apprenticeship program to provide work experience to students who have completed post-secondary education. Seven communities participate in the Indigenous People Employment Program and by the end of 2018, more than 50 members of neighboring communities were employed by El Abra.

Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, is Recognized for Lowering Carbon Footprint With Tire Recovery Program

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October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Thanks to a new tire renewal program, Minera El Abra, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, was recognized for reducing its CO2 emission by 53 tons – or 35 percent.

The program, developed by KalTire Chile, helped El Abra reuse 31 mining equipment tires in 2018, which eliminated the need to produce 26 new tires.

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation in Chile Equips Community Center in Ollagüe

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Minera El Abra, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, provided the nearby town of Ollagüe over $22,000 to furnish a community center with technological equipment, kitchenware and office furniture. This contribution will help facilitate meetings, training sessions and community gatherings.

To learn more about how Freeport-McMoRan invests in communities where it operates, see fcx.com.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Sponsors the First National Atlas of Nesting Birds of Chile

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El Abra recently supported the publication of the first National Atlas of Nesting Birds of Chile, a project carried out by the Network of Bird and Wildlife Observers of Chile.

The network received more than 675,000 pieces of information about the reproductive habits and distribution of 331 bird species from more than 1,800 volunteers.

Chile supports a wide range of breeding and migratory birds that draw birdwatchers from around the globe.

Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports the Publication of Women of the Desert, a Book on the Heritage of El Loa Province in Chile

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Women Of The Desert: An Invaluable Record Of The Living Heritage Of El Loa Province featuring 14 communities, including Chunchuri and Likantatay, is now available.

The book is published in partnership with Inacap Calama, which is an initiative that aims to recognize the Andean women who have lived in the desert and who have been perpetuating the territory's heritage.

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation in Chile Helps Renovate the Central Market of Calama, Chile

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January 15, 2019 - The Central Market of Calama recently unveiled a newly painted façade for the popular commercial building thanks to the support of Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan company.

Improving the appearance of the city’s Latorre Commercial District was an initiative of Calama Plus, which brings together several companies and organizations operating in Calama such as El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan company, the municipality of Calama, Sercotec, and the Central Market Community.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Sponsors Free Health Care for Community

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December 20, 2018 - Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan company, financed the services of Fundación Acrux in the Antofogasta Region of Chile where the El Abra operations are located.

The Fundación Acrux is a non-profit organization of volunteer medical specialists who provide medical services to patients from the most remote places in Chile.

Freeport-McMoRan’s El Abra Operation in Chile Offers Career Training for Indigenous Youth

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November 27, 2018 - Twenty young people from indigenous communities in Antofagasta are being trained in Dry Area Maintenance Operations through a course sponsored by Minera El Abra, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan.

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