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CMPC's 4 Environmental Commitments for a Sustainable Future

A global company like ours knows the responsibility it has to the environment. The path we’ve taken ensures a positive environmental impact with the aim of leaving the smallest possible footprint on the planet. We hope to contribute to a more sustainable planet, using all the tools we have to help people and the environment. In order to do this effectively, we have proposed some long-term environmental commitments that will contribute to the mitigation of climate change: 

A global company like ours knows the responsibility it has to the environment. The path we’ve taken ensures a positive environmental impact with the aim of leaving the smallest possible footprint on the planet. We hope to contribute to a more sustainable planet, using all the tools we have to help people and the environment. In order to do this effectively, we have proposed some long-term environmental commitments that will contribute to the mitigation of climate change: 

50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

We are committed to reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 50% (scopes 1 + 2) by 2030. How? Through energy and production efficiency measures, as well as by changing the fuels we use. Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO of CMPC, stated that "in addition to contributing to the reduction of emissions from our industrial processes in the countries where we operate, it’s important to remember that CMPC's forestry plantations in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, as well as the more than 325 thousand hectares of native forests that we currently maintain in those countries, contribute significantly to the capture of CO2."

Waste

The objective is to be a zero-waste company within a maximum of 6 years; this commitment is already being implemented through improved operations, the use of new technologies, and innovation in industrial processes, among other plans. But the idea is not only to be zero-waste, but also to give ‘waste’ a second use. "We have also detected opportunities in the valorization of industrial waste by transforming it into by-products obtained as a result of the manufacture of products derived from wood," says Ruiz-Tagle.

Reforestation

We will also focus on the conservation and restoration of 100,000 hectares by 2030, in order to contribute to carbon capture and the preservation of native species and landscapes. This will be in addition to the 325,000 hectares we already have in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, which ensure the protection and conservation of forests and animals. 

Water

The last commitment is to reduce industrial water use by 25% per ton by 2025. It’s worth mentioning that in 2018, we used close to 200 million cubic meters of water and, of these, 85% were treated and returned to surface or underground sources, in better sanitary conditions compared to the time of collection.

 

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