Freeport Cobalt adheres to Freeport-McMoRan policies as well as the Organisation for Economic and Co-operation Development (OECD) Guidelines for Responsible Supply Chain of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. Freeport-McMoRan is a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals. Our corporate policies include our Principles of Business Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct as well as sustainability policies and programs, including, but not limited to, Safety and Health, Environmental, Social Performance, Responsible Sourcing of Minerals.
Our Human Rights policy outlines our commitment to recognizing, respecting and promoting human rights wherever we do business and requires us to conduct business in a manner consistent with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Freeport Cobalt is committed to producing chemicals from responsibly sourced cobalt. We are the first cobalt chemical company to achieve Conformant Cobalt Downstream Facility status through the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)’s Downstream Assessment Program (DAP). The RMI developed the Downstream Assessment Program to assess downstream companies within the cobalt or tin, tantalum, tungsten and old (3TGs) supply chains. It uses third-party auditors to independently assess and verify that companies have systems in place to responsibly source minerals in alignment with OECD Guidelines for Responsible Supply Chain of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. This program is solely for downstream companies that do not meet the definition of a smelter or refiner. Freeport Cobalt’s conformance status is publicly listed on RMI’s website.
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