2015 GRI Content Index

Freeport-McMoRan maintains a sustainability reporting prioritization assessment process to define topics and their level of priority to the company and its stakeholders for inclusion in its sustainability reporting. The process allows for:

  • a structured and objective approach for decision-making and planning around sustainability reporting;
  • selecting topics to include in annual sustainability reporting based on a documented measurement approach and evaluation of sustainability topics of importance to internal and external stakeholders;
  • monitoring trends in sustainability topics of importance to stakeholders over time;
  • enhanced management of stakeholder expectations through transparency; and
  • adherence to the GRI G4 framework, core option.

The prioritization process requires cross-review and coordination of documents and systems that capture and summarize stakeholder engagements such as queries received from value chain members; community and employee grievance reports; community engagement processes and reports; environmental and social impact assessment reports; employee surveys; and meeting notes with investors, NGOs, and industry groups. These reviews are used to prioritize the level of importance of reporting topics to key groups with whom we regularly engage as part of our business at the corporate and operational levels.

To confirm prioritization of reporting topics from the perspective of importance to our business we review the outputs of our operations’ sustainable development risk register process and consider the topics addressed in our corporate public reporting, including our filings with the SEC. The resulting importance of each topic to our business is then reviewed and confirmed annually by the Freeport-McMoRan Sustainable Development Leadership Team

In most instances, key sustainability topics prioritized by our business are also of high importance to stakeholders. This commonality is demonstrated by the sustainability focus areas reported in more detail in our WTSD reporting. In a few instances we have chosen to report on G4 indicators that may not be of high importance to internal or external stakeholders because our reporting systems have historically captured the information and it is used by certain groups such as socially responsible investment analysts.

We are reporting in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 core option reporting guidelines for the first year and in accordance with the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement for the sixth consecutive year. Prior to our 2015 Working Toward Sustainable Development report, we have reported according to the GRI G3 A+ level since 2008.

The information in this Sustainable Development section of our website includes the primary operations of Freeport-McMoRan's mining subsidiaries. FCX Oil & Gas Inc. data, is included where noted.

As a result of methodology changes or corrections, prior year data may be updated. Data presentation and comparisons may not meet the direct needs of all stakeholders, and we encourage users of this information to contact our Sustainable Development Department at with inquiries. We appreciate receiving feedback that will help us improve the quality of future reporting.     

Report Legend

Form 10-K Freeport-McMoRan Inc. 2015 Form 10-K
Human Rights Policy Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Human Rights Policy
Principles of Business Conduct Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Principles of Business Conduct
Proxy Statement Freeport-McMoRan Inc. 2016 Proxy Statement
Supplier Code of Conduct Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct
Voluntary Principles Report Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights 2015 Report to the Plenary
WTSD Report Freeport-McMoRan Inc. 2015 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report


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Cautionary Statement
This sustainable development section of our website contains forward-looking statements in which we discuss factors we believe may affect our performance in the future. Forward-looking statements are all statements other than statements of historical facts, such as statements regarding projected production and sales volumes. We caution readers that our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated or projected in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that can cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements are described in Freeport-McMoRan’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on our website at