Southern Copper Corporation is a mining company that specializes in the exploration, development, and production of copper, molybdenum, zinc, silver, and lead. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Southern Copper operates mines and processing facilities in Peru and Mexico, and is one of the largest copper producers in the world. The company's operations are focused on the Toquepala and Cuajone mines in Peru, and the Buenavista mine in Mexico. Southern Copper is committed to sustainable mining practices and has implemented various environmental and social responsibility programs in the communities where it operates. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SCCO.