Risk Prevention

Safety is a core corporate value that is integrated into our work systems and everything we do. We strive to build a culture of prevention, which has enabled us to take care of and protect our workers. SQM is deeply committed to caring for our employees and contractors. In this spirit, we have developed a work system that controls health and safety risks at all times. We promote a culture focused on preventing risk, integrating actions that encourage safety into our daily operations. We also aim to integrate this safety culture into our workers’ families.

We work continuously and rigorously to apply the Operational Risk Management System (SISGRO), which involves a series of activities that must be performed each day. These activities have also been integrated into the M1 Operational Excellence Program. As a result, we have brought our Risk Management System into line with the M1 Lean tools to create one single process, thus making SQM’s prevention efforts more effective and harnessing necessary synergies between production and prevention. This has enabled each worker, his or her work team and supervisors to detect and immediately resolve substandard actions or conditions that could lead to injury to people or damage to equipment or the environment.

We work continuously and rigorously to apply the Operational Risk Management System (SISGRO), which involves a series of activities that must be performed each day. These activities have also been integrated into the M1 Operational Excellence Program. As a result, we have brought our Risk Management System into line with the M1 Lean tools to create one single process, thus making SQM’s prevention efforts more effective and harnessing necessary synergies between production and prevention. This has enabled each worker, his or her work team and supervisors to detect and immediately resolve substandard actions or conditions that could lead to injury to people or damage to equipment or the environment.