Natural Resources are a key element for SQM, because they allow us to offer the best products and services to our clients. This is why we are constantly searching for the best processes, the most advanced technologies and the most innovative solutions, aimed at maximizing our available resources, while conducting a sustainable yet efficient exploitation.

SQM understands that growth is only possible when progressing side by side with our workers and the communities surrounding our plants. SQM understands that development is only possible having environmental care as a priority, since this is where our resources come from. Therefore, SQM expects to balance all these crucial elements to move forward with them, in harmony, into the future.

The Atacama Salt Desert, located between the first and second region of Chile, is the huge scenario where its nine productive plants are located. There, SQM has exclusive access to natural reserves of unmatchable extent and quality: the biggest natural iodine and nitrate natural reserves in the world and the highest lithium and potassium concentrations currently recorded.

SQM deposits are unparalleled in the world. There, from its caliche ore and salar brine reserves, the company obtains the products on which its leadership formulas are based, one of the values supporting its leadership in its 5 business lines: Specialty Plant Nutrition, Iodine and derivatives, Lithium and derivatives, Industrial Chemicals and Potassium.

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• Atacama Desert