As a leading producer of copper and other metals critical to technologies supporting a more sustainable, lower-carbon future, our work is critically important to the global economy and societies at large.

— Richard Adkerson, Chairman of the Board

Our Strategy


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  • Increased global demand for copper should be met responsibly.
  • The challenges of tomorrow demand innovation.
  • Rising sustainability expectations are an opportunity to create greater value.
  • Resilience and adaptability are essential characteristics and priorities for any organization striving to achieve enduring sustainability progress.
  • Transparency and accountability are crucial to building and maintaining trust.



Our sustainability strategy seeks to create greater clarity on the outcomes we are working to achieve across our three sustainability pillars:



  • Robust Governance
  • Empowered People & Resilient Communities
  • Thriving Environments



We seek to deliver our sustainability strategy through four critical enablers:

  • Healthy, Engaged Workforce: Empower our people to deliver a sustainable and innovative mining future.
  • Operational Excellence: Set the standard for responsible copper and molybdenum production.
  • Collaborative Partnerships: Earn and maintain trust with communities and stakeholders.
  • Responsible Value Chains: Responsibly deliver our products to the global economy.


Our culture is the bedrock of FCX's sustainability strategy, aligning our core company values to our work. Our core values direct the decisions we make as a company and as individual employees. These values represent who we are and how we work — everyone, everywhere, every day.

  • Safety
    We put safety first — for ourselves, our co-workers and our communities — by actively promoting safe practices and health and wellness. No job is so important and no schedule so urgent that time cannot be taken to plan and perform work in a safe manner.
  • Respect
    We treat each other and our stakeholders with respect. We value the diversity, ideas, perspectives and experiences of our employees and our stakeholders.
  • Integrity
    We are honest, transparent and responsible, and we do what we say we will do.
  • Excellence
    We pursue excellence in our work by taking pride in what we do and always doing our best. We collaborate to create and implement innovative ideas and to develop solutions to issues and concerns.
  • Commitment
    We are committed to contributing to the long-term sustainability of the environment and communities where we work. We hold ourselves accountable for our environmental and social performance.


To learn more, please see our 2023 ANNUAL REPORT ON SUSTAINABILITY