Freeport Indonesia

Case Analysis

In 1996 had PT Freeport Indonesia, the mining subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan, completed only an expansion of its copper and gold mine in the western half of New Guinea. The mine, which had dealt with numerous environmental and socio-cultural problems in the last few years, had recently proposed concrete plans for dealing with problems of acid drainage and capture prey. Now, although under heavy criticism and attack, the company is undergoing environmental and social audits and … Read more »

In 1996 had PT Freeport Indonesia, the mining subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan, completed only an expansion of its copper and gold mine in the western half of New Guinea. The mine, which had dealt with numerous environmental and socio-cultural problems in the last few years, had recently proposed concrete plans for dealing with problems of acid drainage and capture prey. Now, although under heavy criticism and attack, the company is undergoing environmental and social audits and again is considering a major expansion.
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Richard H.K. Vietor
Source: Harvard Business School
32 pages.
Release Date: 15, March 1996. Prod #: 796124-PDF-ENG
Freeport Indonesia HBR case solution