News

January 09

Freeport-McMoRan's Red Conger Named to American Mining Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Mining Foundation of the Southwest since 1983, celebrates individuals - past and present- for outstanding contributions to the mining industry. Each year, a living honoree and several inductees from mining history are selected by the foundation's Hall of Fame Committee and Board of Governors.

January 02

Freeport-McMoRan partners with Western New Mexico University.

Western New Mexico University is working with Freeport-McMoRan on a mission to prepare welders for work in Grant County’s Chino and Tyrone mines.

December 19

Freeport-McMoRan receives one international and two state-based awards related to the conservation of wildlife and the environment from the Wildlife Habitat Council.

WHC recognizes excellence in corporate conservation with awards honoring programs and projects in wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration, and conservation education.

December 13

Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. has been named to Forbes JUST 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens list for a third consecutive year, and recognized as the industry leader in the Basic Resources sector.

Freeport was ranked 91 on the list and first overall in the Community Treatment category.

December 07

Freeport-McMoRan's Morenci Operations may mine the red metal, but their commitment to thinking green is what recently earned the site a Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program award from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Morenci received a platinum status award - the highest of four levels - for its effective recycling of high-density polyethylene, also known as HDPE.

November 16

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation $50,000 grant to beautify and enhance Downtown Safford via a mural/signage project.

According to Arizona Department of Transportation data, 20,499 cars pass by Downtown Safford on U.S. Highway 70 daily. By adding the signs and murals, the SDA hopes to attract more of the over 26,000 consumers in those cars to downtown businesses

November 13

The best of the best - Sean Wenham, Freeport-McMoRan Strategic Community Development Manager, Sean Wenham, named Eastern Arizona Courier and Copper Era's 15 Over/Under 40 Individual of the Year.

"Our community enjoys a bounty of talented young professionals whose efforts make the region a brighter place, and any one of them would have done justice to the award. I'm honored to receive the nomination and happily accept the award. Thank you." - Sean Wenham

November 07

PT Freeport Indonesia Wins Multiple National Honors for Corporate Social Responsibility

PTFI won the TOP Leader in CSR Commitment award from a field of 70 member finalists and the TOP CSR Program in the Mining Sector. The company's contributions to developing regional infrastructure in the Mimika Regency also was recognized with the award for TOP CSR in Infrastructure Program.

November 01

College Success Arizona recognizes Mr. Richard C. Adkerson, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc., for his continuous support of education in Arizona, and around the world.

Each year, at the Leaders & Legends Celebration Luncheon, more than 350 Arizona leaders gather to honor an Arizona leader for their vision of the future, their service to our community, and their support of education for all students in our state.

October 11

A new report, released by College Success Arizona, identifies key barriers to college access for students in rural Arizona.

The project, supported by Freeport-McMoRan Inc., is part of a larger effort by College Success Arizona to create a statewide framework for enhancing the quality and volume of college readiness and access to information, as well as to create knowledge and develop behaviors that can improve the college-going culture in the state.