CMPC´s work is deeply connected with its surroundings; the communities, the territories and the ecosystems that make them up. We understand value creation for our stakeholders, as the way to generate our own value and grow in a sustainable way over time. We work directly with natural resources such as soil, water and forests, knowing that our operations have both positive and negative impacts, therefore, we strive to continuously identify science based opportunities for improvement.
In this direction - publicly - we have committed to four concrete sustainable development goals, which will guide all our actions to the year 2030. For each commitment, 2018, is taken as our baseline year:
We will reduce our direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from our 2018 baseline by 2030, therefore reducing our impact on climate.
CMPC has high standards of governance oriented towards sustainable management, rooted in the top-level management of the company. It is based on a corporate culture of ethics and compliance with the Corporate Policies and Regulations. We carry out our operations and business transactions in accordance with the best international practices, strictly complying with the laws and regulations of each country where we are present and always respecting the people, their dignity and rights, as well as the environment.
In order to have direct supervision on the implementation of the sustainability strategy of the company, CMPC board of directors has established the Sustainability Committee. The purpose of this committee is monitoring the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the strategy, as well as verifying the correct fulfillment of the objectives and goals established in this matter. Furthermore, the committee can revise and recommend best practices which allow to strengthen the long-term commitment of CMPC with sustainable development.
According to the CMPC Mission, Values and Corporate Purpose, sustainability is a strategic part of each business unit, its corresponding subsidiaries, as well as all operations and geographic area of influence and stakeholders. This strategic focus is based on three fundamental pillars: the risks to which the company and the part it plays in the community is exposed; material issues , related to the positive and negative impact along our entire value chain; and our contribution towards global initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals to which we subscribe.
In the vast territory where we have presence and influence through our forests and forest plantations, productive facilities and various activities associated with our business, our efforts are focused on minimizing the environmental impact through reforestation and conservation initiatives, the efficient use of natural resources and the application of circular economy principles, as well as the strict compliance with certifications, corporate policies and environmental regulations.Environmental Policy Climate Change Policy
We present our latest Integrated Report that contains all the information on how the governance, strategy and performance of the company lead to the creation of value in the short, medium and long term.
The report has been made taking into consideration the indicators proposed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), as well as the guiding principles framework of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
This report also serves as Progress Communication (CoP) for the United Nations Global Compact.
Learn more about the way we integrate sustainability into our everyday work in these featured cases:
Construction and presentation of the WBCSD Forest Solutions Group roadmap
CMPC’s CEO Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, participated as the Roadmap of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) presenter on behalf of the Forestry Sector of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), one of the most important world institutions grouping the global private sector in sustainable affaires.Read more
New corporate building in Los Angeles, Chile
CMPC Celulosa has inaugurated new local corporate headquarters in the city of Los Angeles in Chile. The building has the capacity for 470 persons, bringing together under one roof employees from San Pedro de la Paz in Concepcion, Nacimiento, Los Angeles and Temuco, all located in southern Chile where the Company concentrates most of its operations.Read more
Using the ash
During 2018, CMPC focused on the design of a Zero Waste Plan to reduce the quantity of waste and attain waste management independence. In order to achieve this goal, projects have been designed that reduce the generation of environmental debt and seek alternative uses and/or reprocessing, aiming always at a Circular Economy Strategy.Learn more
Restoration in the Forestry Department
CMPC has been implementing programs to regenerate native species in Chile since 2006 and in Brazil since 2009 in the plant nurseries at the Carlos Douglas Nursery and Forestal Celulose Riograndense, respectively. Since then, 57 native species have been restored.Read more
Donation of diapers in Chile
In July 2018, the Income Tax Service (Servicio de Impuestos Internos, SII of Chile) introduced a modification to the tax legislation that allowed diapers that were not suitable for sale due to minor damage in packaging incurred during transport to be donated to non-profit institutions to help persons in vulnerable situations. This change in regulations allowed the companies that donated such products to deduct their value from total taxable earnings.Read more