Our certifications support the correct performance of Sustainable Forest Management and the different Management Systems, ensuring quality in our operations, as well as in the products that we commercialize and the by-products we recover. Here, we present the different types of certifications for each Business Unit: Celulosa, Biopackaging, and Softys.
Sustainable Forest Management
Increasingly, local and global markets demand renewable products that originate from sustainably managed forests, which are economically responsible, and that care for the environment, communities, and collaborators involved in their elaboration. Although the certifications are voluntary, their management binds us to undergo annual audits which certify the fulfillment (qualitatively and quantitatively) of their Principles and Criterias, providing a systematic approach to them. This process leads us beyond mere goodwill , providing a regular check of our performance status, giving us continuous improvement , and constant validation by independent third parties, which adds value to the company and to society.
Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood
Our facilities procure timber mainly from our own forest assets, which have certified Sustainable Forest Management systems. In this context, Chain of Custody certifications guarantee traceability of wood across the entire supply chain and ensure that there is no timber provided from controversial sources. A small percentage of the timber used by CMPC is supplied by third parties, which are mostly certified, with only a small portion coming from non-certified suppliers. For these suppliers, the company has a Responsible Procurement Program which requires them to undergo a due diligence process to verify the control origin of the wood, verifying the legality of the origin, including that no violations to traditional or human rights were made, high conservation value areas were protected, there has been no conversion of native forests into plantations and no Genetically Modified Organisms were used.
Quality Management System 9001
In our processes and products Quality is a material issue, and in order to guarantee it, at CMPC Biopackaging we fulfill a series of requirements that form the management system, which considers all the elements for each operation administration to effectively achieve management and improvement, focusing on the arrangement and efficiency of the internal processes, and applying an objective and measurable evaluation for each employee . In order to achieve high standards for management and production, certifications are required to support our work in environmental, labor, and responsible sourcing dimensions. Therefore, this has a positive impact in our value creation proposal, giving us a tool that allow us to have competitive products in international markets.
Environmental Management System, ISO 14001
In CMPC’s industrial operations, we take environmental management as our strategy to control environmental impacts in order to prevent them and, if they do occur, reduce their effects. In order to do this, we obey the legislation and requirements of the authorities in each country where we operate, as well as adhere to the Environmental Management System, ISO 14,001, through which each stage of the production process –from the procurement of raw materials to the warehouses where final products are stored- are certified to this standard. Following the requirements of this certification benefits the company by providing it with a competitive advantage, resulting in opportunities for greater profitability.
Occupational Health and Safety Management System, OHSAS 18,001
Through this standard, at CMPC we establish the requirements to introduce an occupational health and safety management system, recognizing the legal obligations in each ountry where we operate, the risks to which each operation is exposed and -especially- the people who work in these operations, to safeguard them all. At the same time, this standard provides a framework for a systematic and structured policy making, strategy building and goal setting for preventing and controlling health and safety risks at the workplace, incorporating such practices, ensures that the continuous improvement processes minimize them. The success of a system of this nature depends on the commitment of the entire organization, and specially, the high level executives of the company.
Energy Management Systems, ISO 50001
Implementing and maintaining Energy Management Systems in our production facilities is a goal that seeks to improve the energy performance of processes by systematizing energy analysis, establishing indicators and monitoring them, identifying energy efficiency opportunities and integrating them with operational excellence programs. The se Systems are management tools that implement continuous improvement in energy processes, for which an energy policy, procedures, measurement, verification, and reporting are built through a commitment from high level executives, which allow permanent and systematic improvements in energy performance. To this date, 11 plants’ Energy Management Systems have been certified with ISO 50,001 standard, while others are currently in the process of assessment, design, implementation and verification of their systems.
Food Safety Management, ISEGA and ISO 22,001
These standards set out the specific requirements that pulp and paper manufacturing must accomplish in order to ensure the safety of food, throughout the entire food sanitation and supply chain. Specifically, the term Safety is a concept that refers to the existence and control of hazards associated with products intended for human consumption not only through ingestion, in order to ensure consumers health. These products can be food, medicine or others.