CMPC is spurring o the “Lleulleu Project”, a set of initiatives aimed at supporting the residents of the area that have helped create new jobs, cultural exchange, opportunities for development, and more.
CMPC is the first Chilean company to issue a Sustainability-Linked Bond (SLB) in international markets
The company announced that this Sustainability-Linked Bond or “SLB” is for US$ 500 milllion over a 10-year term.
The future of wood and the profile of a successful startup
How much potential does wood have in the digital future? What profile must a startup meet today to be considered successful? These are the questions that the manager of Innovation and Information, Felipe Alcalde, and the manager of CMPC Ventures, Bernardita Araya, answered for the Innovation supplement of the newspaper El Mercurio. On the occasion of its 100th publication, the newspaper carried out a special edition.
CMPC celebrates 101 years by looking to the challenges of its next century
Álvaro Vargas Llosa was a presenter at the seminar “Year one of the new century”, organized by CMPC for both internal and external audiences in order to celebrate its 101st anniversary. He spoke with CMPC Companies Chairman Luis Felipe Gazitúa as well as General Manager Francisco Ruiz-Tagle at the event.
A day with the mobile clinic taking the coronavirus vaccine to rural areas of Araucanía
As of a month ago it has been traversing roads that often do not have roadway markings, yet is able to reach senior residents who have mobility problems or chronic illnesses that prevent them from getting to the nearest health center.
Safe summer on the Carahue and Toltén Navigable river routes
More than 22 entrepreneurs from La Araucanía are now ready to receive tourists safely from Covid-19 thanks to the Arriba Todos Juntos plan that adds more than 500 beneficiaries, being them small and medium entrepreneurs from four regions of Chile.
CMPC grows in Brazil: plans to expand its pulp mill and even imagines a new one
The company produces in Brazil today almost the same as in Chile. It has a two-million-ton plant, but it wants to expand it and has already bought forest mass for this. In the future, the group even envisions a new plant. “We have the idea, we have conceived a project, but for that to be realistic, we must first have forests,” says Luis Felipe Gazitúa, president of CMPC.
“From the private world, we must contribute to reduce inequality gaps”
The president of Empresas CMPC, Luis Felipe Gazitúa, the first majority in the Sofofa council elections, raised three priorities: the end of the pandemic, economic recovery and the new Constitution. “From the corporate world we have to be optimistic,” he said in an interview with the Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
CMPC and UdeC create an alliance to accelerate the energy transition to green hydrogen in the Region of Biobío.
The first stage of this initiative lays out a series of agreements regarding training the needed human capital and technical professionals, technological intelligence, and opportunities mapping for using green hydrogen in various productive sectors and the development of a small-scale electricity production prototype.
Water for Chile Challenge Project: “We had excellent water in our house within 20 days with this project”
CMPC together with Desafío Levantemos Chile are developing potable water access projects in rural areas in southern Chile with nearly 200 families already receiving the benefits.
A multidimensional conflict
“Once again, Araucania is making the headlines due to the worsening of the violence. It shouldn’t be this way. Not only because we all want a region at peace, but because it confirms what many of us have pointed out: this problem is only addressed when the incidents intensify”, said in a letter to the director published in the newspaper El Mercurio, the president of CMPC, Luis Felipe Gazitúa.
“I can say that we carry out the task in 2020 “
On September 15th, 2020, Raimundo Varela was appointed as CEO of CMPC Celulosa. In this interview, Varela comments on how the company managed to overcome some of the worst years that humanity has faced as a result of the impact of Covid-19.
“Our commitment to climate change is fundamental because our companies have a very important responsibility to society.”
While participating in the “Chapter Zero Chile: addressing climate change at the board level” meeting, the executive said that CMPC has created the Sustainability Commitee to monitor the company’s environmental goals.
CMPC achieves international certification for energy efficiency at 19 plants and hopes to expand to 23 facilities this year
CMPC Companies made a firm commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and maximize the efficient use of energy. At the close of 2020 certification under the international ISO 50001 standard on energy management was met for 19 of its primary plants and productive processes, which represents 94% of the energy consumption of all company plants
Alessandri Park Joins the Chilean Network of Environmental Education Centers
Approximately 90 institutions are part of this network, which together promote environmental care, protection and appreciation.
Juan Pablo Mohr’s dream of building 16 mountain refuges, in the highest locations in Chile, begins this year
An alliance between CMPC, Fundación Deporte Libre, Club 14 ocho mil and The North Face looks to further develop the sport project “Los 16 de Chile”, an initiative designed to mark out trails and build refuges to international standards on the highest summits in every region in Chile.
Fires threaten our forests. Taking care of them is everyone's job.
Ruil, pitao, quillay, among other species of Chilean native flora are threatened by wildfires. That is why CMPC has this season teams with great experience in fire fighting and prevention, but taking care of our forests also depends on you.
The other side of the coin: when there is no water
“Having water supplied to our homes will be very good for the women in the community. It’s going to change daily life,” said Teresa Colipi of the Calcoy region, who is benefited by the Water for Chile Challenge.
CMPC is certified as a leading company in water management and the fight against deforestation.
The prestigious international organization CDP has provided the results of its 2020 survey, which evaluated more than 5,800 companies in terms of leadership, transparency and environmental action.
CMPC has positioned itself as the second most sustainable forestry company in the world
This, according to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Likewise, this is the sixth year that CMPC is listed in the DJSI Chile, fourth in the MILA Pacific Alliance and second in the Emerging Markets indexes.
The “Water for Chile Challenge” project is launched to bring drinking water to rural communes in the southern area
This initiative, led by CMPC and Desafío Levantemos Chile, seeks to provide access to this basic need to 4 communes in the La Araucanía region and one in the Biobío region. The first, “Abasto Santa Aurelia” will benefit 40 families from the Marileo community.
Tips for these days at home
CMPC Foundation, through its HIPPY program, gives us tips to take care of ourselves as a family, entertain and stimulate our children now that we are at home.
Sports tips to do at home these days
Outstanding athletes from Club Deportivo Universidad Católica and Puente Alto Basket give easy and simple exercise recommendations to perform inside the house during these days.
Recycle, reuse and compost from home
CMPC together with Chile sin Basura, deliver tutorials and recommendations to reduce or reuse the garbage generated during the long stay at home, to take care of our planet and contribute to reducing coronavirus infection to those who do the job of collecting the trash.