The Primary Goal of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR)

is "to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations within an operating framework that ensures respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms." VPSHR creates an important foundation for cooperation among government, the private sector and civil society. As a signatory of VPSHR,FCX (and PTFI) is required to observe the ethical practices prevailing in the country in which it operates.