Sustainability Report   

Sustainability

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:

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We will reduce our direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from our 2018 baseline by 2030, therefore reducing our impact on climate.

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 Dimension

We strive to get to know the people and communities around us. It is our goal to promote diversity and inclusion, a good organizational climate and professional development. We want to build networks with our contractors and suppliers and learn together. We aspire to serve our customers by constantly innovating to provide the best solutions for their daily lives. We exercise mutual respect with the communities that surround us and the environment we share through transparent and timely communication and activities that generate shared value.

Our People

People are the central axis and a strategic pillar for our business. Our strategy is to attract, develop and retain talent, establishing CMPC as a great place to work and reinforcing occupational health and safety as fundamental pillars.

Supply Chain

We cooperate with our suppliers and contractors to ensure the high quality of our supply chain by promoting best practices for sustainability and generating concrete benefits for our neighboring communities and their residents

Communities

We want our mark on local communities to be helping in their development and the creation of shared value. We strive to identify, listen to and understand our neighboring communities and their needs as best we can in order to achieve ever better relationships and more successful cooperation agreements

Products

Identifying and understanding the interests, motivation, expectations and concerns of our clients and consumers helps us to continuously improve our products and services, which are a fundamental part of our business.

Environmental Dimension

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

Forests

The virtuous cycle of our forests, distributed across Argentina, Brazil and Chile, starts in the nurseries, continues with the sustainable management of forest plantations and the conservation of native forests, and includes the conservation and protection of catchment areas by their reforestation and restoration. At the same time, we work intensively in the prevention of rural and forest fires. Additionally, we continue with our commitment to not work with genetically modified organisms.

Water

The water used in our industrial operations primarily comes from surface and groundwater sources or, to a lesser extent, is provided by sanitation companies. In production facilities, the water management cycle includes its efficient use by minimizing loss, providing proper water treatment and ensuring the quality of water discharged back into ecosystems.

Energy

Our industrial operations require electric and thermal energy and that is why, energy is an important factor for the independence, cost and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the company. We produce a significant share of the energy we consume out of wood biomass, a renewable fuel. In addition, we have implemented energy management systems in many of our facilities in order to increase the efficiency of its use by improving and standardizing energy performance.

Emissions

impacts across our value chain is the starting point for the effective management of our carbon footprint. Our contribution is through the capture of carbon by our forest plantations, the generation of renewable energy and the sequestering of carbon in our products.

Waste

We take special care in managing the waste from our production processes by following all current standards and regulations as well as the circular economy principles. That is why, we focus on reducing waste by looking for synergies between subsidiaries in order to reuse, recycle and, in some cases, recover byproducts through innovation.

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.

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