Freeport-McMoRan: Environment & Ecology

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Freeport-McMoRan: Environment & Ecology

Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Freeport-McMoRan's approach to sustainable development combines three essential elements: continued economic success, building local community capacity and societal trust through stakeholder engagement, and improving environmental performance. Environment & Ecology highlights news and stories of the company’s work to be compliant with laws and regulations and to minimize environmental impacts.

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Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Plants Trees for Afforestation Project
Minera Sociedad Cerro Verde distributed 3,000 trees in the Uchumayo District of Peru between 2017 and 2018 as part of its afforestation project. Trees are important, as they absorb carbon dioxide, generate oxygen, and improve the quality of the air along with preventing erosion and degradation of the soil. Trees reduce noise pollution by absorbing the sounds of traffic, sirens and...
Nov 16, 2018 7:45 AM ET
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Provides $62,000 Grant to the Gila Watershed Partnership in Arizona
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation recently awarded the Gila Watershed Partnership in Arizona a $62,000 grant to improve and double the size of the Gila Native Plant Nursery in Safford, Arizona. The Gila Watershed Partnership  was founded in 1992 to improve the Upper Gila Watershed of...
Nov 8, 2018 7:30 AM ET
Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci Mine Receives Award for Bat Preservation Program
Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci copper mining operations were recently honored by the Arizona Mining Association with the 2018 Sustainability, Preservation and Diversity in Environment award in recognition of environmental excellence. The award recognized the Morenci operations for its role in protecting and monitoring some 1.5 million...
Oct 11, 2018 10:00 AM ET
El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Increases Use of Renewable Energy
El Abra operations is working to increase its percentage of renewable energy to reach the goal of 100% use of renewables by 2021. El Abra recently extended an energy supply contract that increases its use of renewable energy sources. The agreement with Engie Energía Chile is part of an energy transition process being developed in Chile to gradually replace coal-fueled power generation...
Aug 17, 2018 7:10 AM ET
Freeport-McMoRan’s Bisbee Copper Queen Mine Wins National Reclamation Award
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...
Apr 27, 2018 7:15 AM ET