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(Español) SQM dialogó sobre avances en sostenibilidad con comunidades
(Español) UCN y SQM lideran primera sesión para crear un polo investigativo en torno al litio
(Español) SQM avanza en compromiso de Acuerdo de Producción Limpia para optimizar gestión de residuos
(Español) La “rojita” femenina Sub-17 y las pumas de Antofagasta protagonizan encuentro amistoso en María Elena
(Español) SQM presentó su Reporte de Sostenibilidad en María Elena, Quillagua y Tocopilla
When figures can tell a story
OUR GOALS AND COMMITMENTS
reduction in waste by 2025
OUR GOALS AND COMMITMENTS
Carbon neutral in all products by
OUR GOALS AND COMMITMENTS
Carbon neutral in lithium, potassium chloride and iodine by
OUR GOALS AND COMMITMENTS
reduction in brine extraction by 2028
OUR GOALS AND COMMITMENTS
reduction in continental water by 2030
contributions per Corfo contract in 2021
direct social investment in 2021
institutions, foundations and associations that we work with
average annual number of contractors
of women at our company are in STEM positions
of our workforce is female
waste water treated
in environmental investments and expenses
of the energy we use is renewable
(Español) FAENAS MINERAS
mining operations in the Tarapacá and Antofagasta regions
MARKET PRESENCE IN
Countries on 5 continents
(Español) ENERGÍA SOLAR
of energy used is solar
scholarships for employees and their children over the last 13 years
employees in Chile and around the world
We develop our operational and commercial work in harmony with the environment, committed to caring for people and the environment, and fostering a fruitful relationship with communities.Learn more about our management
Our products and processes have domestic and international certifications that verify quality and protection of people and the environment. Learn more about our certifications and progress on new certification processes.
IRMA is an international standard that certifies social and environmental performance at mine sites globally. Its rigor makes it a source of reference for a wide range of stakeholders.Learn more about
A voluntary certification and commitment by chemical companies to perfect the production, handling, distribution, use and disposal processes for their products. The companies aim toward the highest health and safety standards for their employees and surrounding communities while protecting the environment, company and community assets.Learn more about
Ecovadis is a sustainability ratings provider that uses a methodology based on international standards, including the United Nations Global Compact Global Reporting Initiative and ISO 26000.Learn more about
Companies use this Environmental Management System Standard to demonstrate responsibility and commitment to protecting the environment by managing environmental risks that could arise in their business operations.Learn more about
NCh 3262 (2012) on Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance is a voluntary standard that can be implemented in any organization. To incorporate gender perspective into companies, the UN Development Program (UNDP) recommended that all countries create programs to certify gender equality management systems.Learn more about
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is a family of sustainability indices comprised of leading NYSE-traded companies with high performance in different areas, including the economic, social and environmental realms.Learn more about
CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
CDP is internationally renowned as one of the environmental reports with the most comprehensive dataset on corporate and city sustainability action.
Huella Chile encourages public and private-sector companies to manage Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in order to mitigate the country's emissions. The program awards recognition beginning with carbon footprint measurement through the declaration of excellence.Learn more about
The leading environmental initiative for the European port sector. As such, it offers a series of environmental management tools based on EcoPorts PERS guidelines, global standards and the voluntary commitments that exceed regulatory requirements.Learn more about
It is a voluntary Chilean program, administered by the Energy Sustainability Agency, which seeks to certify and recognize the efforts made by freight transport companies in the field of sustainability and energy efficiency.Learn more about
Our Commitments: With this certification, we seek to promote a shift in mining toward a focus on sustainable production processes that generate positive social and environmental impacts.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
Our Commitment: Abide by the six basic principles of Responsible Care: continual improvement in environmental, health and safety performance; efficient use of resources; listen to, integrate and work with the surrounding community; and provide assistance to promote responsible management of chemical products. SQM will also re-certify every three years.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
Our Commitment: We commit to contributing to a more sustainable industry and improving our performance through 21 indicators across four main pillars: environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
Our Commitment: With this standard, we seek to manage and identify our industry’s environmental risks, including risk prevention and environmental protection per regulations and the socioeconomic needs required to comply with them.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
Our Commitment: Create procedures and organizational management practices that transform human resource management and organizational development to ensure greater equality.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
Our Commitment: Integrate and maximize sustainability as part of our development strategy. This commitment means challenging our operating practices to reduce environmental impact; expanding dialogue and building close, respectful relationships with surrounding communities; and achieving a high standard of transparency in all we do.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
Our Commitment: Identify and address growing risks and find new action opportunities to contribute to a sustainable industry.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
Our Commitment: To promote and strengthen measurement, reporting and management of greenhouse gases (GHG) through different initiatives.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
Our Commitment: Identify the environmental risks. Compare our score with the European average in order to receive expert advice and personalized recommendations from ECOPORTS.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
Our Commitment: Advancing towards carbon neutrality is one of SQM's main aspirations, a goal that the company seeks to achieve through concrete actions such as being the first mining company to obtain the Clean Turning Seal, which ratifies organizations that promote the reduction of consumption of fuels and CO2e emissions in freight transport.Learn more about our commitments and their progress
We joined several entities in a commitment to integrating sustainability into our corporate strategy through different social and environmental actions. Learn more about our domestic and international partnerships.
Global Battery Alliance aims to create a sustainable lithium battery value chain through 10 guiding principles. We are the only lithium producer participating in this international alliance.
The United Nations Global Compact seeks to encourage companies to take concrete actions toward sustainability. As part of the Global Compact, we commit to its ten principles, UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Acción Empresas is an organization of more than 130 companies that, under the logic of competitiveness and sustainability, have decided to conduct their businesses in a sustainable manner. The initiative aims toward building a more inclusive and equitable society. Acción Empresas represents the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Chile.
The Chilean Industrial Chemical Association (ASIQUIM) includes 120 companies from the industrial chemical industry. In Chile, ASIQUIM implements Responsible Care, a global initiative that promotes sustainable development of the chemical industry. We also serve on the board of ASIQUIM’s Commission for Northern Chile in Antofagasta.
The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) represents between 75-80% of global fertilizer production, including producers, sales and distribution.
Race to Zero is the UN-backed global campaign that brings together non-state actors in the global economy to take immediate and rigorous action to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve a healthier, carbon-free and on-time world.
Our Commitment: We uphold GBA principles to produce lithium sustainably; monitor, report and reduce GHG emissions; lower our water and carbon footprints; and improve energy efficiency. These commitments are also in our Sustainability Plan.
Our Commitment: Along with the Global Compact, we commit to implementing the 10 Principles to integrating sustainability into our corporate strategy. We report our progress annually via Communications on Progress (CoP).
Commitments: We uphold the principles that Acción Empresas promotes and commit to: People and Work, Sustainable Territories, Responsible Sourcing, Climate Change, Circular Economy and Ethics and Governance.
Our Commitments: We uphold the principles ASQUIM promotes and assume commitments and responsibilities toward sustainable development of the chemical industry. We work on developing standards for health, safety and the environment. We have Responsible Care accreditation for the Nueva Victoria site and will soon for the Port of Tocopilla.
Commitments: We uphold the general principles that IFA promotes to encourage efficiency and responsibility in the production, distribution and use of fertilizers around the world.
Our Commitment: Reduce emissions in all areas quickly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and strong short-term targets.
SQM-driven programs are implemented jointly with our neighbors with whom we have direct, trust-based relationships.