Freeport-McMoRan, Cerro Verde and PT Freeport Indonesia Operations Receive Eight Wildlife Habitat Council Awards

Dec 8, 2017 7:50 AM ET

December 8, 2017 - The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announced their 2017 WHC Award winners on November 9. WHC honors programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration, and conservation education.

Freeport-McMoRan has been a member of the WHC for many years and currently has 15 operating sites/facilities that are WHC certified at the gold level.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD - Presented to one organization, this award recognizes a company’s involvement in conservation through the sheer force of its employee teams who participate in its habitat and conservation education activities.
Winner: Freeport-McMoRan

GOLD PROGRAM AWARD - This award recognized the overall depth of one exceptional program in the Gold Certified tier.
Winner: Freeport-McMoRan, PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI)

PROJECT AWARDS - Awarded to one of the highest-scoring projects in each theme.

  • Bats Project Award
    Winner: Freeport-McMoRan, Unidad de Producción Cerro Verde
  • Desert Project Award
    Winner: Freeport-McMoRan, Unidad de Producción Cerro Verde
  • Mammals Project Award
    Winner: Freeport-McMoRan, Unidad de Producción Cerro Verde
  • Marine Intertidal Project Award
    Winner: Freeport-McMoRan, PTFI
  • Other Habitats Project Award
    Winner: Freeport-McMoRan, PTFI
  • Training Project Award
    Winner: Freeport-McMoRan, PTFI

Award nominees and winners were chosen from Conservation Certification applications submitted from August 2, 2016 – July 15, 2017.

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Please see the 2016 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts.