|Our success as a leading international mining company depends on our ability to attract, retain and motivate employees. There is significant global competition for talent in the mining sector, and we seek to remain an employer of choice for people at any stage of their career. To maintain this competitive advantage, we strive to offer a safe and rewarding work environment and provide opportunities for employees to grow both personally and professionally.
We expect our employees to embrace the Company values of honesty, fairness, respect trust and integrity. We consider the following employee traits as key to our business success and the career development of individuals:
- Safety and environment champion
- Competence in area of responsibility
- Focus on goal achievement
- Willing to accept more and greater responsibility
- Enthusiasm for work
- Thrives in a team environment
- Demonstrates diversity appreciation
In 2011, Freeport-McMoRan experienced a total employee turnover rate of 9 percent. Our operations in South America, Europe, North America, Africa and Indonesia had turnover rates of 13 percent, 13 percent, 12 percent, 6 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Male employees represented 85 percent of turnover (males comprise 91 percent of our employee) and approximately 54 percent of turnover was represented by employees 30 to 50 years of age (the 30 to 50 year old age group comprise 66 percent of our employee workforce).
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