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.


  • Sustainability is a voluntary commitment involving a future outlook to become relevant players in cultural change, to contribute to the sustainable planet we all want and long for, which we will accomplish not only by manufacturing products for health, food, green energy and technology, but also through the production chain for these products.
  • Sustainability drives us to rethink our processes, activities and operations to implement concrete actions like:
  • Being carbon neutral for Iodine, Lithium and Potassium Chloride by 2030, and for all SQM products by 2040
  • Reducing the use of fresh water in our production processes by 40% by 2030
  • Decreasing brine extraction in the Salar de Atacama by 20% this year and 50% by 2030
  • Strengthening the development of our neighboring communities
  • Developing a high standard for ESG reporting
  • Reducing generation of industrial waste by 50% by 2025