Sustainability Report   

Sustainability

CMPC's work is deeply connected to its surroundings; the communities, territories and ecosystems they are made of. By generating value for our stakeholders, we envision the way to build our own value and grow sustainably over time. We work directly with natural resources such as soils, water and forests, understanding that our operations have both positive and negative impacts. Accordingly, we strive to identify continuous science-based opportunities for improvement.

Toward this end, we have committed ourselves to concrete environmental and social goals for sustainable development, taking 2018 and 2019 as their respective baselines. These will guide all of our actions forward to 2025 and 2030.

Environmental goals

13.3

We commit to a 50% reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions (direct and indirect) by 2030.

Diversity and Inclusion Goals

5.5

We will increase the proportion of women by 50% to reach 23.1% of total representation by 2025.

Governance

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.

Strategic Approach

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.

Value Creation Model

Focusing on key processes, activities, products and by-products of each business unit, and paying close attention to internal circular flows, we have developed our Value Creation Model based on the Corporate Purpose, and through which, we face our Sustainable Development Corporate Goals.

See the Value Creation Model

Social Field

We aim to have an in-depth understanding of our people and the communities around us. We strive to be inclusive and diverse and to promote a good working environment and development. For our contractors and suppliers, we want to create networks and learn together; for customers and consumers, we aspire to constantly deliver and innovate with the best solutions for daily life. In addition, with our communities, we practice mutual respect and respect for the environment we cohabit through transparent and timely communication and actions that generate shared value.

People

People are at the core and strategic axis of our business; the strategy is to attract, develop and retain talent to consolidate CMPC as a great place to work, ensuring health and safety as a fundamental pillar.

Goods and Services Suppliers

Suppliers and service companies are essential to the Company because of their value-generating capacity and ability to contribute to the local development of communities. In this line, we are interested in working with all the people that each territory can add.

Community and society

We want our seal to be local development and the creation of shared value. We strive to identify, listen and understand neighboring communities in the best way possible, to build ties, to bring positions closer, and to bet on increasingly successful collaborative agreements.

Environment

In the vast territory where we operate and make an impact through our forests and forestry plantations, production plants, and various activities associated with our businesses, efforts are focused on minimizing environmental impacts. The above is done through conservation and restoration initiatives, efficient use of natural resources, and the implementation of circular economy principles, as well as strict compliance with certifications, corporate policies, and environmental regulations.

Environmental Policy Climate Change Policy

Forests

The virtuous cycle of our forests, located in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, begins in the nurseries and continues with the sustainable forest management of productive forests or forest plantations, the conservation of native forests, and the conservation and protection of watersheds, their reforestation, and restoration. At the same time, we work intensively on the prevention of rural fires. We are also committed to not working with genetically modified organisms.

Water

Our operations are supplied mainly by surface and groundwater, and to a lesser extent, by public supply networks. In production processes, the water management cycle begins with efficiently using the resource, minimizing losses, and providing adequate treatment to safeguard the quality of the water that is returned to the ecosystems.

Energy

Given the nature of the forestry, pulp, and paper industry, at CMPC, we work based on an energy matrix with a significant contribution of renewable energies, black liquor being the primary source.

Emissions

We seek to be part of the solution to climate change and understand the impacts along our value chain as the starting point for effectively managing our carbon footprint. Our contribution starts with carbon capture from our forestry plantations, renewable energy generation, and the carbon contained in our products.

Waste and Byproducts

The waste from our production processes is handled with special care, following all the current regulations and the circular economy principles. Thus, we have focused on reducing and valorizing waste, seeking synergies between subsidiaries to transform them into byproducts, recovering them, recycling them, and, in other cases, valorizing them through innovation.

Processes and Products

By identifying and understanding the interests, expectations, and concerns of our customers and consumers, we respond to the growing demand to operate with processes oriented to products made from natural, renewable, and certified materials that meet people's needs and preserve the environment. This way, we continuously improve our processes and products based on a sustainable and circular operation focused on principles of bioeconomics.

Sustainable Operation

All the processes of our operations, as well as the products we develop, are focused on people's well-being, expectations, and needs. This is key to contributing to care, reaching with high quality and innovation to all our customers and consumers, meeting all the requirements, and always moving beyond and adding value.

Natural, Renewable Source

Our wood, cellulose, wood products, paper, and paper products, as well as packaging and mass consumer and personal care products, use natural and renewable raw materials from productive forests or certified plantations. In their production, we pay special attention to the principles of circular bioeconomics, with which we aspire to continue growing in efficiency, innovation, quality, and, of course, sustainability.

Bioeconomics

Our industrial processes are based on operating with raw materials of natural origin, and our products -most of them- are biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable. This condition of origin allows us to make industrial applications of biotechnology and, thus, permanently improve the environmental attributes of all our production while exploring new and innovative possibilities for the future.

Circularity

We operate based on sustainable raw materials from certified productive forests and the entire Chain of Custody. This way, we ensure traceability, avoid controversial sources, and promote the circular economy based on valorization and recovery of byproducts

Wellness and Personal Care

We are inspired by the well-being of all people and our communities in all the countries where we operate. Through our subsidiary Softys, we provide care, protection, and autonomy for every stage of life: babies, women, and the elderly. We also generate mass consumer products that deliver the maximum softness and performance needed in the household for personal hygiene and cleaning tasks. Simultaneously, and for all types of businesses and industries, we seek to be the best hygiene and cleaning solution. In short, both inside and outside the home, contributing to improving everyone's quality of life is our driving force. We invite you to get to know our products:

Integrated Report

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.

Featured Cases

Day by day we see how different sustainability practices are reflected in the work of CMPC and of each of the businesses. According to our corporate purpose, we present some outstanding cases:

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