News

November 14

Freeport-McMoRan Named to Forbes 2020 Just 100 List for third consecutive year!

The list, released in partnership with JUST Capital, highlights U.S. companies that go above and beyond for their workers, customers and the environment.

November 06

More businesses in Graham and Greenlee County can now participate in a micro-loan program from Local First Arizona Foundation and the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation thanks to additional grant funding of $50,000.

The Micro-loan Program was launched in Graham County in 2018 through a partnership between Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and Local First Arizona Foundation, with additional support provided by Vitalyst Health Foundation and Community Investment Corporation

November 05

A $2.5 million award from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation will help the University of Arizona advance responsible mining and use of materials through workforce development, research and industry solutions.

The award will be shared by the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, and the Department of Geosciences' Lowell Program in Economic Geology.

November 02

GEM Environmental was able to provide an active learning field trip for Yavapai College Geology students at the Freeport-McMoRan copper mine in Bagdad, Arizona.

GEM Environmental, a local nonprofit, allows the classroom to come alive and ultimately transform that experience into a future career. "Companies like Freeport-McMoRan give youth the opportunity to meet with STEM industry professionals", said Marlena Willoughby with GEM Environmental

November 01

About 8 miles of new non-motorized trails are on the way for Turquoise Lake Recreation area. The U.S. Forest Service approved the Cloud City Wheelers (CCW) project last week after categorically excluding the project from an environmental assessment.

CCW was awarded a $33,500 Freeport-McMoRan Foundation grant to support the project. The grant will allow CCW to hire a six-person trail-building crew in 2020.

October 30

Improvements are on the way for El Paso Park, with help from a $78,000 Freeport-McMoRan Foundation grant.

The grant will go toward improvements to El Paso Park, including playground equipment, a parking lot, a sand volleyball court, a ramada and a dog park.

October 19

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation awarded $450,000 to five projects in the Green Valley/Sahuarita area.

A committee comprised of local community leaders and three Freeport-McMoRan representatives governs the Community Investment Fund. Since its establishment in 2010, the fund has invested $5.05 million in projects focusing on education, environment, community and economic development as well as health and wellness.

October 10

Freeport-McMoRan grants $335,000 to help Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center establish a Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Incubator to nurture the growth and presence of a local technology sector.

The $4.2 million project was funded mainly through a $3 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, with additional funding from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, Arizona Commerce Authority and the town itself.

October 02

Freeport-McMoRan observes Domestic Violence Awareness month in October.

In observation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Freeport-McMoRan is encouraging employees to be aware of the facts and resources available for help.

September 25

Freeport-McMoRan Volunteer Excellence Award Winners Announced.

Hats off to Steven Weigley, Baltazar Bermudez and Rigo Ramos - this year's recipients of the company's annual Volunteer Excellence Award honoring three North American employees for exceptional volunteer service.