Generation and Characterization

CMPC’s production process generates various waste and byproducts that vary among businesses and subsidiaries. Each waste has a different treatment, depending on the type of material and whether it is hazardous or non-hazardous.

Our corporate goal for sustainable development in terms of waste is to be a Zero Waste to Landfill company by the year 2025, through the reduction of waste generation, its valorization as byproducts, and the strengthening of circular business models.  

Goal 12.4: By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, following agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release into the air, water, and soil to minimize their adverse effects on human health and the environment.

Goal 12.5: By 2030, significantly reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse activities.

 

2018 Baseline    2019 2020 2021 *2025 Goal
Performance (t) 714,299 622,245 509,843 427,798 71,430 (-90%)
Annual variation (t) 92,054 -204,456 -286,501 -642,869
% of progress towards goal 12.9% 28.6% 44.6% 100%

Waste by Type

2018 2019 2020 2021
Total (t) 2,306,151 2,400,243 2,411,448 2,231,900
Non-hazardous (t) 2,302,513 99.84% 2,396,819 99.86% 2,407,683 99.84% 2,227,836 99.82%
Hazardous (t) 3,638 0.16% 3,424 0.14% 3,765 0.16% 4,064 0.18%