Sustainable Development

Climax Molybdenum Company, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, sustainability programs are consistent with commitments set forth in company-wide policies defined by Freeport-McMoRan.

The nature of our business impacts the environment and communities surrounding our operations. We mitigate impacts to the extent practicable through state-of-the-art control and remediation measures. We develop infrastructure, support health, safety and education efforts, and provide local employment and business development opportunities. The products we produce are critical for sustainability and higher standards of living. To supply essential natural resources to current and future generations, we are guided by our stated business objectives, principles and policies, and we continuously strive to improve our sustainable development programs.

Leverage our operating and financial expertise, technologies and supply chain to ensure that we remain vibrant, sustainable business entity.

Evaluate environmental aspects continuously throughout a project’s life cycle to minimize adverse impacts and promote opportunities.

Operate safely, and uphold and respect human rights. Engage openly and transparently with internal and external stakeholders and keep our commitments in order to build trust. This enhances our ability to obtain permits to operate and ensures we have a dedicated workforce.


Principles of Business Conduct The overarching values detailed in our Principles of Business Conduct set forth the global system of principles that our workforce must follow in all activities – from complying with laws and avoiding conflicts of interest to developing positive relationships in local communities. The Freeport-McMoRan Supplier Code of Conduct sets forth our expectations for our supply chain partners in areas including safety, anti-corruption, environment and human rights.

Our supporting policies, along with external standards and initiatives, form the overall framework that guides our sustainability programs. Supporting this framework are internal governance and management systems that provide the details on how we operate.

For more information, please see our 2016 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report:

Freeport-McMoRan Sustainable Development report

For more information on our sustainable development program, click here.