ODSSustainable development has been defined as development capable of satisfying the needs of the present without compromising the capacity of future generations that requires concerted efforts to build an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient future for people and the planet.
To achieve sustainable development, it is essential to harmonize three central elements: economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection. These elements are interconnected and are all fundamental for the well-being of individuals and societies.
In 2015, the countries of the world adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 development goals, which bring together the efforts of countries to achieve a sustainable world..
The new objectives are part of an ambitious, bold, and sustainable development agenda that focuses on the three interconnected elements of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection.
To achieve these goals, everyone has to do their part: governments, the private sector, and civil society.
CMPC has decided to align its strategy and sustainability objectives with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations Organization. As a consequence, CMPC will work to determine the priority areas to advance in terms of sustainability, including concrete goals for the year 2030.
CMPC: FIRST CHILEAN COMPANY TO ISSUE A GREEN BOND.
In 2017, CMPC became the first company in Chile to issue a Green Bond, which reached USD $500,000,000 over a period of 10 years.
The Green Bond is one whose funds are used exclusively to finance or refinance, in part or in its entirety, eligible projects with environmental benefits, whether new and/or existing.
Featured projects of the CMPC Green Bond
The sustainable management of our forest crops is certified by FSC® and CERTFOR-PEFC™ to guarantee the protection of the native forest and biodiversity, thus CMPC ensures a harmonious operation in the economic, social, and environmental fields.
One of CMPC's permanent commitments is reforestation. This implies the prevention, replanting, and recovery of different raw material species.
In the Carlos Douglas nursery, about 800,000 native and ornamental plants of different species are produced annually. To achieve this number, there are several high-quality technological processes and mechanisms, such as greenhouses with automatic environmental control, mechanized equipment for planting, and the use of machinery from the Netherlands that is unique in Chile and Latin America for plant transplantation.
There are two specific areas of high conservation value intended to protect two endangered species: the Ruil (Nothofagus Alessandrii) and the Adesmia (Adesmia Longipes). Both species are nursed and then replanted in these areas, thus increasing their populations and preventing them from disappearing due to climate change or human actions.
Additionally, in June 2018, CMPC signed an agreement with the Chilean Forestry Institute (INFOR) for the genetic protection of the Araucaria species. This species linked to the Mapuche culture is in a vulnerable state and is under protection. That is why this agreement aims to create a seed storage bank to ensure the genetic variability of the species in the future, which will be developed in CMPC's nursery. Also, the company will deliver about 30,000 Araucaria seedlings to INFOR within a year and a half, which are to be planted in specific areas where they can grow in favorable conditions.
The sustainable management of forest crops is one of the fundamental pillars of CMPC, committing ourselves to sustainable profitability, which we understand as the harmony among the benefits for society, the economy, and the environment.
This is why all CMPC operations meet the highest standards of forest management, which are certified by FSC® and CERTFOR-PEFC™ to guarantee the protection of the native forest and biodiversity, thus ensuring harmonious operations in the economic, social, and environmental sectors.
FSC® is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible forest management worldwide. It enables companies and consumers to make informed choices about the forest products they buy and create positive changes by harnessing the strength of market dynamics.
Having the FSC® Certification guarantees that CMPC has one of the highest social and environmental standards in the market and offers certified products supporting the responsible management of the forests worldwide.
A forest certification system that seeks to provide consumers of forest products with accurate and verifiable information on the content of the certified material.
The Chain of Custody Certification is intended for manufacturers, processors, and merchants of FSC certified forest products. This type of certification verifies that the products sold with the FSC® label contain FSC® certified materials from controlled sources.
Through this mechanism, CMPC guarantees to the consumer that the wood used in the manufacturing of their products comes from an FSC® certified forest or plantation. To meet this objective, FSC® certified wood is individualized throughout all of the Company's operational and support processes (Outsourced Services), keeping it separated both physically and through documentary evidence.
The FSC® chain of custody provides information on the path of the products, starting with the forest and ending with the consumer. This includes all stages of the transformation, from manufacturing to distribution, in which the passage to the next link in the supply chain implies a change of property.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) label and the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal on all CMPC products ensures consumers that the wood used comes from forests that have met rigorous standards that seek to contribute to maintaining the biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes of the forest.
The CERTFOR Chain of Custody certification - PEFC™ is a certification standard through which the certified material is tracked from the moment it leaves the forest until it reaches the final consumer.
PEFC™ is the non-governmental and non-profit organization that recognizes and approves forest certification systems on a global level, with the aim of ensuring that forests are managed responsibly and that their multitude of functions are protected for present and future generations.
Products that have CERTFOR/PEFC™ seals and that reach the final consumer guarantee that all companies involved in their preparation are certified, ensuring the traceability of sustainable raw materials transferred from one industry to another.
The Chain of Custody Certification is the mechanism through which a company guarantees to the consumer that the wood used in the manufacturing of its products comes from an FSC® certified forest or plantation.
It is a certification standard through which certified material is tracked from the moment it leaves the forest until it reaches the final consumer.
This document indicates that both involved parties have committed to implement and maintain the chain of custody and the requirements of the standards, as well as compliance with the values of the FSC® and CERTFOR/PEFC™ certifications.
CMPC adheres to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, OHSAS 18001, which establishes the requirements for implementing a culture of Health and Safety at work. This allows for the recognition of risks that are faced in each operation, and above all, by the people who work there, thus protecting all of our collaborators and contractors. At the same time, it enables the company to systematically and structurally manage policies, strategies, and associated improvement objectives, with the goal of preventing and controlling any risk that may occur at the workplace, ensuring that they are minimized by continual improvement processes.
CMPC implements the “SGEn” Energy Management System, which is a series of actions that allow for the efficient administration of energy use, optimizing consumption by our plants, and generating significant savings for the company. This labor implies standardizing and clearly identifying the management of each plant with its different kinds of fuels and energy sources.
mplementing and maintaining Energy Management Systems in our installations of production is an initiative that seeks to improve the energy performance of their processes, through systematizing energy analysis, establishing indicators, and monitoring and tracking them.
It is an environmental instrument of Chile that consists of a voluntary agreement between a business association representative of a productive sector and the public bodies competent in environmental, health, hygiene and occupational safety, energy and water efficiency, and productive promotion whose objective is to improve the productive and environmental conditions.
On October 22, 2012, the UN validated Clean Production Agreements (APLs) internationally as the first Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action. (NAMA)
It corresponds to an initiative involving more than 10,000 companies worldwide.
CMPC is part of the Chilean Network of the UN Global Compact with takes on a serious commitment to integrate the concept of sustainability into its corporate strategy through the implementation of 10 Principles that are focused on four areas: human rights, labor relations, environment, and anti-corruption.
An organization that brings together more than 130 Chilean companies determined to manage their businesses under the logic of business sustainability as a business vision necessary for the construction of a more inclusive and egalitarian society.
This is the organization that promotes the development of policies to combat the effects of climate change and maintain a business-friendly environment, thereby enhancing the role of business leadership necessary to move towards sustainable development for Chile.
World association of more than 200 companies that work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.
A global platform for the value chain of the forestry sector that seeks to develop and share commercial solutions to lead sustainable development.
CMPC is a member of the FSG and adheres to a set of principles that allow it to demonstrate leadership and progress in sustainability.
The Energy Efficiency Seal (EES) is a recognition given by the Ministry of Energy and the Energy Sustainability Agency, to those leading companies in the different productive sectors of the country, such as transportation, industry, mining, commerce, among others that demonstrate a high commitment of the board and management in matters of energy efficiency; creating an organizational culture based on the proper use of energy resources.