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, we have committed to specific goals for sustainable development, of an environmental and social nature, with baseline in 2018 and 2019, respectively. These will guide all our actions to the year 2025 and 2030.

Sustainable Development Goals >

13.3

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

Diversity and Inclusion Goals >

5.5

We will increase the proportion of women by 50% until reaching 23.1% of the 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 Dimension

We aim to have a deep understanding of our people and the communities that surround us. We strive to be inclusive, diverse, and drivers of development and good working environment. In the case of contractors and suppliers, we want to create networks and learn together; with clients and consumers, we aspire to constantly facilitate and innovate with the best solutions for daily life; and with our communities, we exercise mutual respect and for the environment we share, through a transparent and timely communication, and actions that create shared value.

People

The people are the central and strategic focus of our businesses; our strategy is to attract, develop and retain talent to consolidate CMPC as a great place to work, ensuring occupational health and safety as fundamental pillar.

Suppliers and service providers

Suppliers and service companies are fundamental to the company because of their capacity to create value and contribute to the local development of communities. In this line, we are interested in working with all local people in each location.

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.

Environmental Dimension

In the vast territory where we are have a presence and incidence through our forests and forest plantations, productive plants and various activities associated with our businesses, efforts are focused on minimizing impacts to the environment, through conservation and restoration initiatives, efficient use of natural resources and the application of circular economy principles, as well as strict adherence to certifications, corporate policies and environmental regulations.

Environmental Policy Climate Change Policy

Forests

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

Water

The company's water supply comes from three main sources: surface water, groundwater and/or municipal water, depending on the location and quantity needed. Primary use in our industrial operations is to produce pulp, paper, cardboard, molded pulp and tissue paper products.

Energy

Given the nature of forest, cellulose and paper industry, at CMPC we work on the basis of an energy matrix with a significant contribution of renewable energies, with black liquor as the main source.

Emissions

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

Waste and by-products

Waste from our production processes is handled with special care following all the standards of current regulations and the principles of circular economy; thus, we have focused on waste reduction and recovery, seeking synergies between subsidiaries for their transformation into by-products, recovering them, recycling them and in other cases increasing their value through innovation.

Processes and products

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 from natural, renewable and certified materials that satisfy the needs of people and preserve the environment. In this way, we continuously improve our processes and products based on a sustainable and circular operation focused on the principles of bioeconomy.

Sustainable operation

All our operation processes, as well as the products we develop, are focused on people's well-being, expectations and needs. This is key to contribute to care, reaching all our customers and consumers with high quality and innovation, complying with all requirements, but also always moving further and adding value.

Natural and renewable origin

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

Bioeconomy

Our industrial processes are based on operation with raw materials of natural origin and our products are –mainly– biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. This condition of origin allows us to make industrial application of biotechnology, and thus, permanently improve the environmental attributes of all our production, at the same time that we explore new and innovative possibilities for the future.

Circularity

We operate based on sustainable raw material from certified productive forests, as well as the entire Chain of Custody, with which we ensure traceability, avoid controversial sources and promote circular economy based on by-products value increase and recovery.

Personal well-being and care

We are inspired by the well-being of all people and our communities in all the countries in which we operate, and through our Softys subsidiary we deliver care, protection and autonomy for each stage of life; babies, women and elders. Also, we generate mass consumption products that deliver maximum softness and performance needed at home 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 at home and out of it, our driving force is helping to improve everyone's quality of life. 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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