Community Engagement

We interact directly and openly with the socio-culturally diverse people that live close to our various operations. Every business area and subsidiary, as well as the CMPC Foundation, has implemented policies, programs, projects and activities to meet the needs identified by the community.

We define a local community as the people, groups and their leaders, authorities and political, territorial and functional representatives, as well as organizations, corporations and businesses, which interact or are interested in interacting with the company and/or could potentially be impacted by it due to their specific needs or dependence on the land where CMPC’s diverse operations take place, whether in the forestry, industrial, or logistics sectors.

In CMPC Celulosa: we have a work model based on the recognition of the impacts of our forest and industrial activities, and the management of disputes. To that end, we operate with prior consultation and agreement with the communities neighboring our plantations. The process of reaching such an agreement with local communities involves an assessment of the economic, environmental and safety topics, which they consider a priority. One issue that has consistently emerged as a priority issue based on these assessments is the prevention of wildfires.

The following are some of CMPC’s community engagement activities:

  • Regular meetings with social organizations
  • Keeping the community informed about forestry and industrial operations in the vicinity
  • Meetings with local public authorities
  • Programs and workshops held for the community at large
  • Visits to plants to learn about the production process and address any doubts that the community might have
  • Environmental talks, creating awareness on the topic
  • Updates on ongoing forestry operations

All of these activities are part of the Community Engagement Plan, which is comprised of the following steps:

1.    Assessment 2.    Social Investments 3.    Monitoring and Evaluation
A collaborative process involving CMPC and the community with the objective of resolving disputes and contributing to the development and generation of local growth. Identifying opportunities for collaboration, the critical points of interaction (or lack thereof) between the company, community and local and/or national authorities. Definition of metrics to measure the impact of social projects in order to facilitate future decision making.

Urban and rural communities in Chile

Direct neighbors Community organizations Mapuche communities Municipalities Regions
195 thousand 1,450 380 103 7

Urban communities in Brazil

Direct neighbors in Guaiba
20 thousand

Rural communities in Brazil

Community organizations Residents Municipalities Guarani and quilombola communities Residents Municipalities
246 15,809 39 37 1,253 12
The company’s Social Plan includes a Policy for Engagement with Indigenous Communities, whose objective is to express our absolute respect for the ethnic belonging, traditions and development choices of different cultures.

Productive assets with active community engagement

Chile  Brazil Consolidated
Assets with community engagement over total assets in production % Assets with community engagement over total assets in production % %
2018 433/433 100 n/i n/i 80
2019* 497/497 100 115/909 12.6 43.5
* During 2019 there have been no forestry expansion or development projects, since the company has concentrated on its existing productive area where all the communities have been identified and consulted, and with whom, it has had an active engagement.

The CMPC Foundation: contributes to the development of education and culture for local students through capacity building for local players and the formation of long-term partnerships. Since 2000, the Foundation with its 58 professionals has been working on cultural and educational programs in 4 Chilean regions, 14 municipalities and 52 educational institutions.

Total beneficiaries

2018 2019
Teacher Training, Creating and Growing, and HIPPY Programs 8.9 thousand children 6.8 thousand children
Alessandri Park in Coronel and Artequín Museum in Los Angeles 195 thousand visitors 160 thousand visitors

Program beneficiaries and locations

2018 2019
Children Localities Children Localities
Accompanying Schools 8,012 11  5,407 9
Creating and Growing 1,100 4 1,172 5
Reading Promotion 7,448 9

HIPPY beneficiaries in Chile

  2016 2017 2018 2019
Families 37 1
Localities 22 8