CMPC is recognized for its work in gender diversity and takes first place in the Impulsa Chile Award

The company was honored as the best in the Commodities sector in the eighth edition of awards that recognize domestic companies that stand out for their diversity policies.

More than 4,650 women are now part of CMPC, one of the most significant forestry companies in Chile. On Thursday the company was chosen as the best company in terms of gender diversity work in the Commodities segment of the eighth edition of the Impulsa Award. This recognition, given by the ChileMujeres Foundation, PwC Chile and La Tercera Pulso, distinguishes the companies that present the best gender diversity indicators. It is unique in our country, since it is the first award given in Chile whose data are obtained from public information.

In this context, some figures that explain the selection of CMPC for this award are that currently 33.3% of its board of directors is made up of women, while the percentage stands at 27.1% for senior management positions. Likewise, the company’s female employees represent 20% of the total employee headcount. 

For CMPC People and Organization Manager Florencia Iglesias, receivng this award reflects the “very ambitious goals of representation that CMPC has set going forward. We really want to significantly increase the number of in women in operations, so we’re working with various partners to help us provide more opportunities in operations and also adapt our factories to make this both viable and sustainable.”

CMPC General Manager for Pulp Raimundo Varela said that they’ve accepted the award with “great pride, because recognitions are important as they give encouragement and acknowledge the path we’ve taken. Gender diversity and diversity in general is extremely valuable to the company.”

Companies from other sectors were also given awards including financial and security institutions, general consumption, industrial, construction and real estate, utilities, healthcare, as well as transportation and communications. Among the more than 100 attendees at the ceremony, prominent figures such as the Minister of Women’s Affairs Antonia Orellana, ChileMujeres Executive Director Francisca Jünemann, Sofofa President Rosario Navarro, and PwC Chile Senior Partner Renzo Corona were all attendance. 

From the Premio Impulsa Awards organization, ChileMujeres President Francisca Jünemann said, “I hope that all companies can get to the point where everyone can join them under equal conditions so they can develop all of their skills and pursue their life projects. Nobody should have to leave their careers behind or have their full potential as a human being inhibited or obstructed simply for pertaining to one gender or the other. I think it’s a very nice roadmap that organizations can mark out.”

As a criterion for selecting the winning companies, Premio Impulsa Chile measured all the companies that have more than 500 workers and report their financial statements to the Financial Market Commission (CMF) in Chile. Therefore, the award is based on transparency, as it is a contest carried out with public data; leadership, as it studies the information of leading companies in our country; and sectorization, recognizing those companies with the highest diversity indexes based on a proprietary methodology that analyzes the inclusion of women in different positions at each organization.