Policy Commitment

Our commitment to respect human rights is explicit in our Human Rights Policy. The policy has evolved since it was first established in the late 1990s, with the current policy having been approved by the Freeport-McMoRan Board of Directors in February 2015. It was directly informed by:

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • The laws and regulations of our host countries
  • The UN Guiding Principles
  • The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
  • The 2014 Corporate Human Rights Impacts Assessment (Corporate HRIA)  process (including the related stakeholder engagement)

The policy applies to our employees, contractors, and suppliers of goods and services, and addresses the rights of all individuals, including employees, suppliers, community members and others who may be potentially impacted by our business.

Application of the policy is supported by the following, in addition to our core sustainability related policies:

  • Our Principles of Business Conduct (PBC), which sets forth the global system of principles that our workforce must follow in all activities. The PBC highlights our commitment to promoting the rule of law and respecting human rights.
  • Our Supplier Code of Conduct, which is based on the PBC and is provided to suppliers to ensure that our expectations and standards are understood and followed by everyone involved in the company’s operations.