Our Mission and Values


Climax Molybdenum, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is a global specialty chemicals, engineered materials and products company. We leverage our distinctive metal-based production and process capabilities to offer specialty products that add value to our customers, are environmentally safe, and improve the quality of life of end users. We concentrate our sales in geographic markets with growing segments where our marketing and manufacturing expertise brings additional competitive advantages and value.

We are committed to providing superior quality products, produced at internationally competitive costs, to customers around the globe. We seek to prosper by forging partnerships with our customers and suppliers.

Our mission in conducting business is to create and enhance long-term value for our shareholders and our employees, and to do so in an environmentally responsible manner as good citizens of the communities in which we live and work.

To accomplish our mission, we will:

  • Invest the technological, financial and human resources necessary to assure world-class cost and quality levels for our products.
  • Grow our existing businesses that meet appropriate criteria, emphasizing research and development.
  • Diversify opportunistically into business areas we understand.
  • Manage excellently and ethically, with emphasis on employee participation, health, safety, training and development.


We are committed to working safely, doing what’s right, instilling trust and confidence and working together. This is the core set of values that helps employees meet the goals of our organization. It is the set of unifying, guiding principles of behavior and action that serve as the foundation for the way in which business is conducted. These values, and the goals and objectives set for accomplishment, reflect the employees’ character and personality.

It is our dedication to these values that sets Climax Molybdenum and Freeport-McMoRan apart from other companies.

We are committed to working safely and to promoting safe living habits both on and off the job. Safety is as much a state of mind as it is a fundamental duty and daily responsibility of every employee. Employees who work safely protect themselves and those with whom they work.

Doing What's Right
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of honesty, ethics, and personal and professional integrity. The company strives to treat all people fairly, deliver on commitments, and take personal responsibility for its actions. In an honest, ethical environment, all employees are valued, encouraged and recognized for their accomplishments.

We are committed to treating all people with respect and giving employees confidence. An environment in which feelings of trust are fostered allows the company to recognize the importance of individuals, value their diverse backgrounds and experiences, and appreciate their opinions. Trust compels the sharing of information and encourages new ideas. It requires an open, honest, forthright manner. Our success as a company depends on trust — its existence allows us to expand our horizons, try new approaches, and surpass expectations. Trust encourages innovation, creativity and continued success.

Our employees develop and use their skills and experience on the job. Confident employees take initiative, handle the unexpected, stand behind their convictions and support the efforts of others. They take bold creative actions, capitalize on opportunities, make sound decisions quickly and mobilize the best resources for rapid action.

We are committed to personal involvement and collaboration in a team environment. This includes setting common goals in support of business objectives, making an individual commitment to the team’s success and recognizing the success of the team. In the team environment people develop and work together to achieve growth, operating excellence and customer satisfaction. Teamwork optimizes talent, provides more flexibility on the job and instills commitment to the success of the company