Implementation of our sustainability programs is consistent with commitments set forth in company-wide policies that are aligned with the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) 10 Sustainable Development Principles and applicable position statements, including those described below.
Principles of Business Conduct
The cornerstone of our commitment to integrity is our Principles of Business Conduct, which set forth the global system of principles that our workforce must follow in all activities – from complying with laws to avoiding conflicts of interest.
Supplier Code of Conduct
We believe in doing business only with Suppliers who demonstrate the highest standards of ethical business conduct. The Supplier Code of Conduct is based on the Freeport-McMoRan Principles of Business Conduct and is provided to suppliers to ensure that our expectations are understood and followed by everyone involved in the company’s operations.
The purpose of our Anti-Corruption Policy is to help ensure compliance by the company with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and other relevant anti-corruption laws, including laws in the countries where we operate.
This policy recognizes the vital role of stakeholder engagement. The policy calls for collaboration with communities, including indigenous and vulnerable populations, to minimize and mitigate adverse impacts and cultivate opportunities to maximize benefits.
This policy outlines our duty to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment using risk management strategies based on valid data and sound science and, where practicable, to protect and enhance the quality of the environment in areas where we operate. The policy also includes commitments to achieve ISO 14001 certification at all operating facilities, support biodiversity programs in operational areas, and remediate sites for which we are responsible.
Human Rights Policy
This policy outlines our dedication to respecting and promoting human rights wherever we do business. We respect the rights of all individuals, including employees, suppliers, community members and others who may be potentially impacted by our business. The policy requires us to conduct business in a manner consistent with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Political Activity and Spending Practices
Freeport-McMoRan is committed to the highest level of ethical and legal conduct regarding its political activity and spending practices and to rigorous compliance with applicable laws and regulations. This statement sets forth Freeport-McMoRan's practices regarding political activity and spending, and applies to Freeport-McMoRan and its affiliated political action committees.
Safety & Health Policy
This policy establishes our objective of zero workplace injuries and occupational illnesses. The policy provides for the establishment of benchmarks to evaluate our performance in achieving that objective. The policy also addresses the implementation of safety and industrial health audits at our operations on a regular basis. We consider safety and health programs, both on and off the job, to be an investment in our most valuable resource - our people.
PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Morenci’s Superintendent’s Team, comprised of approximately 50 superintendents, was born out of the Strategic Planning Team and has made great strides in tackling projects critical to achieving Morenci’s Safe Production goals.