Freeport-McMoRan and Its Indonesian Subsidiary, PT Freeport Indonesia, Increase Women in Workforce

Sep 13, 2018 8:15 PM ET

Seeking ways to recruit and foster career development for women is important to Freeport-McMoRan, as women historically have been underrepresented in the mining sector. Women serve in key management roles within Freeport-McMoRan, including the Chief Financial Officer and two members of the Board of Directors, while an additional 280 women hold manager-level or higher positions.

Freeport-McMoRan continues to work toward their target of increasing women in their global workforce as well as women in managerial roles to a minimum of 15 percent. Currently, the percentage of women in the company is about 11 percent globally and varies across geographies. 

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan company, has been actively recruiting and training women at the Grasberg mine. Seventy-five women are working at PT Freeport Indonesia’s underground mine complex. They remotely operate underground loading equipment using cutting-edge technology.

To read more about Freeport-McMoRan’s sustainability focus areas, please see their performance targets here. Click here to read more about their local hiring programs.

Please see the 2017 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts.