2016 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
  • Adherence to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 framework, core option

The prioritization process requires cross-review of documents and systems that 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 meetings with financial stakeholders, 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 align 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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (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 Sustainability Focus Areas. On occasion, 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 used by certain groups such as sustainability analysts.

We are reporting in accordance with the GRI G4 core option reporting guidelines for the second year and in accordance with the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement for the seventh consecutive year. Prior to our 2015 Working toward Sustainable Development report, we have reported according to the GRI G3 A+ level since 2008.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Freeport-McMoRan seeks to make a positive contribution to the SDGs while mitigating any potential impediments to their realization. The company is evaluating areas where it can help advance the SDGs while continuing to enhance its existing programs that align with SDG objectives. We are implementing the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) Sustainable Development Framework and continue to apply ICMM’s 10 Sustainable Development Principles that are linked to the SDGs. A cross-reference to the SDGs is included in our GRI Content Index below.


Report Legend

Form 10-K Freeport-McMoRan Inc. 2016 Form 10-K
Human Rights Policy Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Human Rights Policy
Principles of Business Conduct Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Principles of Business Conduct
2017 Proxy Statement Freeport-McMoRan Inc. 2017 Proxy Statement
Supplier Code of Conduct Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct
Voluntary Principles Report Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights 2016 Report to the Plenary
WTSD Report Freeport-McMoRan Inc. 2016 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report


Data presented in this section include the primary operations of Freeport-McMoRan’s mining subsidiaries: Freeport Minerals Company (FMC) and PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) for the period January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. We completed the sale of our effective 56 percent interest in the Tenke copper and cobalt mining concessions (Tenke Fungurume Mining or TFM) in November 2016. TFM data, up to the sale date, is included in the boundary of this section. Information related to our remaining oil and gas assets is included where noted.

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Strategy and Analysis

Organizational Profile

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries

Stakeholder Engagement

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Labor Practices and Decent Work

Human Rights


Materials Stewardship

Cautionary Statement
The 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, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on our website.