Southern Copper (SCCO)

Overall impact
F (19)

Commentary

Southern Copper is a poor overall performer. With an 'F' rating of 18.8 for overall impact (bottom 10% of all companies), Southern Copper ranks 38th out of 41 industry peers, behind Alcoa, Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio, Wheaton Precious Metals and 34 others, and ahead of China Hongqiao Group, Grupo Mexico, and Kaiser Aluminum. On top material causes for Southern Copper's industry (Metals & Mining), Southern Copper performs poorly in Sustainable Use of Water (30.9 score), Accountable Institutions (30.2), Reduced Inequality (34.4) and 12 other causes where it received a 'D' or 'F' score. Southern Copper did not receive an 'A' rating on any cause.
Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
Anti-abortion support
Anti-personnel mines
Antisemitism
Arctic drilling
Biological and chemical weapons
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Cluster munitions
Coal
Contraceptives
Controversial weapons
Deforestation - financing
Depleted uranium
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
EU sanctions list
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Misleading communication
Music
Myanmar
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Palestinian human rights
Pharma controversies
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tar sands
Thermal coal
Tobacco
UK sanctions list
Undermining US elections
US OFAC sanctions list
Weapons
Impact

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Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
Anti-abortion support
Anti-personnel mines
Antisemitism
Arctic drilling
Biological and chemical weapons
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Cluster munitions
Coal
Contraceptives
Controversial weapons
Deforestation - financing
Depleted uranium
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
EU sanctions list
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Misleading communication
Music
Myanmar
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Palestinian human rights
Pharma controversies
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tar sands
Thermal coal
Tobacco
UK sanctions list
Undermining US elections
US OFAC sanctions list
Weapons
SCCO Price
$80.66
Last available end-of-day price. Full disclosure
Revenue
$9.90 billion
Market cap
$62.51 billion
Public/private
Public
Hypothetical historical growth of $10,000
Historical performance
Company
Founded
1952
Sector
Basic Materials
Industry
Metals & Mining
Peer group
Silver, Copper and Aluminum
SASB industry
Metals & Mining
Headquarters
Arizona, United States
Share classes
SCCO
Mission
To extract mineral resources, to transform and commercialize them
Description
Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, and Chile. The company is involved in the mining, milling, and flotation of copper ore to produce copper and molybdenum concentrates; smelting of copper concentrates to produce blister and anode copper; refining of anode copper to produce copper cathodes; production of molybdenum concentrate and sulfuric acid; production of refined silver, gold, and other materials; and mining and processing of zinc, copper, molybdenum, silver, gold, and lead. It operates the Toquepala and Cuajone open-pit mines, and a smelter and refinery in Peru; and La Caridad, an open-pit copper mine, as well as a copper ore concentrator, a SX-EW plant, a smelter, refinery, and a rod plant in Mexico. The company also operates Buenavista, an open-pit copper mine, as well as two copper concentrators and two operating SX-EW plants in Mexico. In addition, it operates five underground mines that produce zinc, lead, copper, silver, and gold; a coal mine that produces coal and coke; and a zinc refinery. The company has interests in 493,117 hectares of exploration concessions in Peru and Mexico; 239,077 hectares of exploration concessions in Argentina; 30,568 hectares of exploration concessions in Chile; and 7,299 hectares of exploration concessions in Ecuador. Southern Copper Corporation was incorporated in 1952 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Southern Copper Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Americas Mining Corporation.
Material causes
Ethos considers the following causes material for Southern Copper, based on its industry peer group Silver, Copper and Aluminum. Learn more about material causes in our methodology overview.

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