Freeport-McMoRan’s Atlantic Copper Receives Safety Award

Nov 18, 2014 6:25 AM ET

November 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Atlantic Copper, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, operates a copper smelting and refining complex in Huelva, Spain. Atlantic Copper was recognized by the Autonomous Commission on Occupational Safety and Hygiene in Chemical and Related Industries, or COASHIQ, for decreasing the frequency of accidents more than any other of COASHIQ’s 175 member companies.

COASHIQ is a Spanish non-profit professional organization that works to prevent, control, reduce and eliminate harm to people, the environment and company property. Members are required to integrate occupational risk prevention, industrial safety and environmental stewardship into their business management systems throughout all levels of the organization.

Each year, COASHIQ recognizes members that demonstrate excellence in accident prevention and safety. It does this by tracking member company progress and evaluating data against companies in similar business areas.

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