April 20, 2020

In order to prevent coronavirus infection and to maintain its commitment to neighboring communities, the company has carried out different disinfection tasks more than 20 communes in the Metropolitan, Biobío and La Araucanía regions.

Continuing CMPC’s commitment to its neighbors and as a prevention of the contagion of the new Coronavirus, the company is taking health measures in various communes in Chile.

Thus, on March 21st the company began disinfection tasks on streets, recreational spaces, bus stops, accesses of health centers, parks, squares and access to the company’s plants in more than 20 communes of the Metropolitan, Biobío and La Araucanía regions.

In some communes, sanitation has been carried out with thermonebulizers, while in others through PC Code trucks, belonging to the CMPC forest fire brigades.

In the Metropolitan region, the sanitized communes have been Puente Alto and Buin. In the first one, CMPC has applied a disinfectant detergent through a thermonebulizer in common spaces and streets, such as José Luis Coo, Nemesio Vicuña and Eyzaguirre, among others, as well as in the Gendarmería facilities and the Puente Alto jail.

While at southern Chile, the company has sanitized the communes of Santa Juana, Santa Bárbara, Quilaco, Contulmo, Tirúa, San Rosendo, Nacimiento, Laja, Los Ángeles and Mulchén (Biobío region); Angol, Los Sauces, Collipulli, Ercilla, Victoria, Nueva Imperial, Cunco, Chol Chol, Carahue, Toltén, Loncoche, Cañete, Gorbea and Villa Mininco (La Araucanía region).

These measures are carried out once a week together with the respective municipalities and community organizations.

According to CMPC Cellulose’s Public Affairs and Sustainability Manager, Augusto Robert, “during the first days of the crisis we were focused on adapting measures and protocols to prevent coronavirus contagion in our plants as much as possible, and now in coordination with municipalities we have taken steps to contribute to the sanitization of more frequent public spaces in these communes.”