Sustainable Forest Management and Certified Management
As part of our public commitment to no deforestation and forest degradation, we have adhered to stringent sustainable forest management standards through various global certification initiatives. This involves complying with strict principles in direct forestry operations and requesting full compliance in indirect operations. This way, we can obtain almost all the raw materials this commitment covers.
The company aims to maintain all certifications and increase coverage to 100% sustainable forest management, production, and consumption of certified raw materials by 2030.
In Brazil and Chile, the forest assets are certified in sustainable forest management. Although it works under the same approach in Argentina, it is certified in Environmental Management, ISO 14.001.
- In 2021, the FSC forestry certification process began for its forest management and CoC standard, with positive results in its initial audit. Bosques del Plata’s certification status is expected to be formalized during the first quarter of 2022.
- We engage in various external initiatives to promote the implementation of policies related to sustainable forest management, specifically with policymakers and advisors, governments, certification schemes, trade and community associations, NGOs, and funding research. In all cases, the company promotes the importance of forest certification and compliance with its principles and criteria.
- Since 2006 in Chile, and 2009 in Brazil, we have been working on the recovery of native species in the Carlos Douglas plantation centers in Los Angeles, Chile, and Barba Negra, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil.
- We are an active member of The Forests Dialogue, New Generation Plantations, and the Forest Solutions Group. The latter is part of WWF and WBCSD, respectively.
- In order to ensure fiber traceability and quality, Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood certifications are used in each Business.
Forest Assets, Productive and Conservation Area (ha):
|Conservation, protection and/or restoration area||321,529||325,995||*385,726||389,376|
*Note 1: In the total number of hectares for conservation, protection, and restoration, some administrative uses, water bodies, and others are added to the total number of hectares
Annual Planted and Harvested Areas
|Difference in plantations vs. harvest (ha)||3,193||9,669||10,965||8,131|
|Variation rate||1.08 (8%)||1.25 (25%)||1.3 (30%)||1.21 (21%)|
Note 1: The values of the variation rate indicator, when greater than 1, indicate that CMPC has planted a larger area than that harvested, thus demonstrating its commitment to not deforesting.
Forest Assets Certified in Sustainable Forest Management (ha)
|Certified shareholders’ equity||976,930||976,649||974,439||986,037|
|Percentage of certification compared to total shareholders’ equity||90.2%||90.3%||90.1%||90.7%|
|Certified third-party assets||64,720||65,885||125,716||133,648|
|Percentage of certification compared to total third-party equity||100%||40.5%||61.1%||60.8%|
|Total certified equity compared to total equity||90.7%||83.8%||85.5%||85.6%|
Note 1: Total equity comprises shareholders’ equity plus the equity of third parties.
Note 2: The % of the certification includes the FSC or PEFC certification scheme that covers the most significant area. For example, Chile has the PEFC certification, and both schemes are 100% in Brazil.
Note 3: Equity owned includes land and flights; leased equity includes usufruct and agreements; managed equity includes land owned by a third party and managed by CMPC.
Certified Raw Material (in m3)
|Total raw material produced (CMPC + third parties)||20,896,000||21,473,000||21,088,000||20,663,038|
|Percentage of raw material produced by CMPC compared to the total||85.6%||82.3%||82.6%||84.5%|
|Percentage of raw materials produced by third parties compared to the total||14.4%||17.7%||17.4%||15.5%|
|Percentage of certified raw material compared to the total||96.8%||97.0%||95.2%||95.0%|
Note 1: The total raw material produced comprises the Company’s equity plus the equity of third parties.
Note 2: The % of the certification includes the FSC or PEFC certification scheme that covers the most significant area. For Chile, it is the FSC certification, and both schemes are 100% in Brazil.