Implementation of Freeport-McMoRan’s sustainability programs is consistent with commitments set forth in company-wide policies. These policies, which apply to Climax Molybdenum Company, are aligned with the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) 10 Sustainable Development Principles and applicable position statements, including those described below.
We believe in doing business only with Business Partners who demonstrate the highest standards of ethical business conduct. The Business Partner Code of Conduct is based on the Freeport-McMoRan Principles of Business Conduct and is provided to business partners to ensure that our expectations are understood and followed by everyone involved in the company’s operations.
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.
This policy outlines our dedication to respecting and promoting human rights wherever we do business. We respect the rights of all individuals, including employees, business partners, 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.
We are committed to producing and sourcing minerals and metals responsibly. Respecting human rights and preventing bribery, fraud and corruption are cornerstones of this commitment. Our Responsible Sourcing of Minerals Policy describes our commitment to implementing the OECD Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
We believe our greatest strength is our people. This policy outlines our commitment to fostering a culture that is safety focused, respective, inclusive and representative of the communities where we operate. It also describes how we advance our inclusion and diversity principles in the work we do.
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 health and safety programs, both on and off the job, to be an investment in our most valuable resource - our people.
PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Henderson mill in Grand County, Colorado