Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

We are a global company with a team of people committed to excellence. Our activities focus on the extraction of minerals, capable of being selectively integrated in the processing and commercialization of products for industries essential for human development.

Our Vision

We seek to be a global company, recognized for its competitiveness, excellence and innovation in its lines of business, oriented towards the development of products essential for human development, all within a framework of the highest standards of integrity.

Our Values


  • - We are an organization that is constantly striving to achieve better results, in order to create shared value for shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and communities.
  • - We encourage creativity, agility and innovation in our work and daily challenges.
  • - We develop our work in a framework of sustainability and respect for the environment.
  • - We wish to build a culture of excellence, throughout the organization, based on the ten principles of the Lean (M1) methodology.
  • - We foster and value internal meritocracy as the main path of professional growth. We favor equality of opportunity, inclusion and diversity. We seek to create opportunities for professional development so that people achieve their maximum potential.


  • - Caring for people’s safety is a priority commitment at the Company that motivates us daily to strive for safe and accident-free operations.
  • - We are responsible for creating conditions under which each job can be performed safely and for promoting conduct that favors the physical safety and psychological wellbeing of everyone who works at SQM.
  • - Each person at the organization is responsible for taking care of him/herself and other members of the team with an uncompromising commitment to safe conduct. We promote open and ongoing feedback in order to identify opportunities to improve safety.


  • - Each day, we seek to do our job with the high standards of integrity described in the internal code of ethics. At the same time, we are open to and interested in identifying and implementing better ways to work that ensure and facilitate compliance with those standards.
  • - We encourage respect and fulfillment of each of the commitments made to shareholders, customers, employees, regulators, communities, suppliers and authorities.


  • Es un compromiso voluntario que integra una mirada de futuro para convertirnos en actores relevantes del cambio cultural, para contribuir con el planeta sustentable que todos queremos y soñamos, y lo haremos no tan solo a través del aporte que realizan nuestros productos a la salud, alimentación, energías verdes y tecnología, sino también a través de la cadena de producción de ellos.
  • La Sustentabilidad nos lleva a repensar nuestros procesos, actividades y quehacer para materializar acciones concretas como:
  • Ser carbono neutral en Yodo, Litio y Cloruro de Potasio al 2030, y de todos los productos de SQM al 2040
  • Disminuir el uso de agua fresca en nuestros procesos productivos en un 40% al 2030
  • Reducir la extracción de salmueras en el Salar de Atacama en un 20% a partir de este año, y en un 50% al 2030
  • Fortalecer el desarrollo de nuestras comunidades aledañas
  • Desarrollar un alto estándar en reportabilidad ESG
  • Reducir la generación de residuos industriales en un 50% al 2025