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Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Earns Gender Equality Certification

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El Abra obtained a government-issued Gender Certification known as Norm 3262 for gender equality and conciliation of work and family life, becoming the first private mining company in Chile to obtain such certification.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Installs Solar Panels for Clean Water System in Rural Chile

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Minera El Abra recently helped nearby residents of Lasana receive cheaper clean water by donating a photovoltaic system that will help reduce residential electric bills.

The plant uses 20 solar panels, which is projected to reduce the electric bills of the residents of the rural town in the northern Antofagasta region of Chile by more than 50 percent.

To learn more about how Freeport-McMoRan supports the communities in which it operates, please visit fcx.com.

Freeport-McMoRan Awards Grant for Tech Park in Sahuarita, Arizona

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The Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, broke ground on construction of the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC).

Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita copper mine is located near Sahuarita, AZ, and recently awarded a grant of $335,000 toward construction of the 32,000-square-foot building that will host the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Incubator. SAMTEC has also received a federal grant through the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. The tech park is expected to create and retain jobs for the community.

Freeport-McMoRan Provides Technical Training for San Carlos Apache Tribe

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Freeport-McMoRan’s Mine Training Institute created the San Carlos Training Institute in 2013 to increase the employability skills and job opportunities for the San Carlos Apache Tribe students while growing a qualified workforce for company mine operations near the Globe-Miami area in Central Arizona.

The latest class session started in July 2019 and includes life skills coaching and training in everything from heavy equipment operations and maintenance to electrical applications. More than 640 students have graduated from the training institute as of June 2019.

Freeport-McMoRan Employees Volunteer in Their Communities

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October 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Freeport-McMoRan employees volunteered over 3,000 hours during this year’s Global Volunteer Month, doing everything from planting trees to holding food and diaper drives.

More than 960 employees across 22 Freeport-McMoRan sites participated in 42 events in April.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Technical Training Programs Prepares Indigenous Papuans for Careers in Mining

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October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Hiring talent from regions where Freeport-McMoRan operates allows the company to incorporate local cultures and knowledge into its business systems while supporting local economies.

The company has created tailored training programs to help reach this objective.

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.

Freeport-McMoRan Grants $20,000 for Boys and Girls Club Robotics Program

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September 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Freeport-McMoRan awarded The Boys and Girls Club of the Gila Valley a $20,000 grant for its Robotics Team named the Nerdy Newbs to compete at the Arizona North Regional Robotics Competition held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The equipment and competition entries for the Boys and Girls robotics program were purchased through the $20,000 STEM scholarship awarded by Freeport-McMoRan.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Pollinator Conservation Initiative Enhances Pollinator Habitats and Provides Pollinator Protection Education

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Since 2011, Freeport-McMoRan’s Pollinator Conservation Initiative has sought to increase the habitat for pollinators and to provide learners of all ages with opportunities to engage with topics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Today, more than a dozen Freeport-McMoRan operations in North America have implemented pollinator conservation and education projects both on and off company property.

These programs have been recognized through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) Conservation Certification program.

Freeport-McMoRan Publishes 2018 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report “Proven Assets. Fundamental Value.”

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Freeport-McMoRan’s 2018 Working Toward Sustainable Development report, titled “Proven Assets. Fundamental Value.” provides information on the company's sustainability programs – including approach, focus areas and performance– and highlights the progress made on key issues affecting the company and its stakeholders.

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