Who We Are
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. is a leading international natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The Company operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. Freeport-McMoRan has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. It also is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas producer.
As the world’s premier publicly traded copper company, we provide the resources that fuel global growth. We produce a number of specialty copper products at our facilities in North America, offering a world of industrial applications vital to infrastructure, transportation, electronics and communications.
Our portfolio of metals assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, the world’s largest copper and gold mine in terms of recoverable reserves. We have significant mining operations in the Americas, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in North America and the Cerro Verde and El Abra operations in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The company’s portfolio of oil and gas assets include strong oil production facilities in California, a growing production profile in the onshore Eagle Ford trend in Texas, significant production facilities and growth potential in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and large onshore resources in the Haynesville natural gas trend in Louisiana. In addition, we are an industry leader in the emerging ultra-deep gas trend with sizeable potential, located offshore in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in South Louisiana.
Our global workforce includes approximately 35,000 employees. The company has a strong commitment to safety performance, environmental management and to the local communities where it operates. We are a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and committed to implementation of the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework.
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