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  • Overall approach
    5/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      Commodities (if applicable): 0
      "As part of our public commitment to eliminating deforestation and/or the degradation of forests, we adhere to strict sustainable forest management standards through various international certifications. This means that we strictly adhere to these principles in our own operations and strongly encourage compliance with them in third-party operations. This way we are able to ensure that almost all of the raw material we source for the use in our pulp and wood production is certified."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is an organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. CMPC is a member of the Forest Solutions Group within the organization." "This Integrated Report also serves as a Communication on Progress (CoP) report for the United Nations Global Compact, a network to which the company belongs since March 2018."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "A fundamental part of the company’s forestry business is its commitment to good environmental management, which implies the respect for and conservation of biodiversity. The company places all its knowledge and experience at the disposal of society, and strives to detect the presence of threatened species of flora and fauna, and identifies, manages and monitors the High Conservation Value Areas (HCVA), areas that due to their flora, fauna and geographical characteristics are of critical importance for conservation."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      No
      0/0
      Conservation is carried out on its own land - "In Chile, the company is custodian to 14 biological HCVAs. It has a total area of 10,220 hectares under conservation, where vulnerable flora and fauna are protected: such as the Pitao (Pitavia punctata) or Canelillo, the Ruil and the Hualo (Nothofagus glauca) or Maule Oak, all of which are tree species endemic to Chile, and fauna such as the Huillín (Lontra provocax) also known as the Sweet-water Otter.In Brazil, the company protectsfive HCVAs which are the habitat of vulnerable birds and mammals. The most important is Barba Negra where there are 2.380 hectares of Atlantic Coastal Forest (Mata Atlântica) under conservation and which has been designated a Special Heritage Reserve of the State of Rio Grande do Sul.In Argentina, the company protects 15 biological HCVAs that make up a total of 9,430 hectares, the most important being the heritage areas of Peninsula (3,320 hectares) and Timbauva (2,056 hectares) located north of the Province of Corrientes."
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      "Corporate goals: To add 100 thousand hectares of land for conservation, protection and/or restoration by 2030 to CMPC’s already existing more than 320 thousand hectares of such land in Argentina, Brazil and Chile (as of 2018)." They report on the website that their "Area for protection, conservation and restoration" is 325,995 ha in 2019, of which 4,466 ha were added in 2019. For restoration specifically, they also have a sub-target for 73,824 ha of restoration by 2026, for which they have achieved 33,638 ha between 2010 and 2018, and a further 12,864 ha in 2019, meaning that they have achieved 63% of their target so far.
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      [Translation] "In this context, CMPC committed to reducing its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 50% (scopes 1 + 2) by 2030, taking 2018 emissions as a baseline"
  • Commodity score
    42/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      42/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "As part of our public commitment to eliminating deforestation and/or the degradation of forests, we adhere to strict sustainable forest management standards through various international certifications. This means that we strictly adhere to these principles in our own operations and strongly encourage compliance with them in third-party operations. This way we are able to ensure that almost all of the raw material we source for the use in our pulp and wood production is certified."; "CMPC owns approximately 654 thousand hectares of forest plantations, mainly pine and eucalyptus, of which 459 thousand hectares are located in Chile, 141 thousand hectares in Brazil and 54 thousand hectares in Argentina. It also has 65 thousand hectares to plant, of which 48 thousand hectares are located in Chile, 11 thousand hectares in Argentina and 6 thousand hectares in Brazil. Additionally, the Company has usufruct contracts, agreements and leases with third parties that comprise approximately 106 thousand hectares of forest plantations distributed in Chile and Brazil. The Company's forest plantations are CERTFOR-PEFC (Chile), CERTFLOR-PEFC (Brazil) and FSC (Chile and Brazil) certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "As part of our public commitment to eliminating deforestation and/or the degradation of forests, we adhere to strict sustainable forest management standards through various international certifications. This means that we strictly adhere to these principles in our own operations and strongly encourage compliance with them in third-party operations. This way we are able to ensure that almost all of the raw material we source for the use in our pulp and wood production is certified."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            "As part of our public commitment to eliminating deforestation and/or the degradation of forests, we adhere to strict sustainable forest management standards through various international certifications. This means that we strictly adhere to these principles in our own operations and strongly encourage compliance with them in third-party operations. This way we are able to ensure that almost all of the raw material we source for the use in our pulp and wood production is certified."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            "As part of our public commitment to eliminating deforestation and/or the degradation of forests, we adhere to strict sustainable forest management standards through various international certifications. This means that we strictly adhere to these principles in our own operations and strongly encourage compliance with them in third-party operations. This way we are able to ensure that almost all of the raw material we source for the use in our pulp and wood production is certified."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "CMPC is a global enterprise that produces and markets products derived from fibers originating from sustainable, certified plantations and recycled materials. The company's products include: wood products, pulp, paper for packaging and tissue products. [...] 604 thousand tons of recycled paper and carboard per year" RECYCLED MATERIAL, ACCORDING TO ORIGIN (TONS) Origin: Fibers in Chile, Peru and Argentina (sales) 305,797; Third parties 284,793; Interplants (between subsidiaries) 29,337.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "CMPC is a global enterprise that produces and markets products derived from fibers originating from sustainable, certified plantations and recycled materials. The company's products include: wood products, pulp, paper for packaging and tissue products. [...] 604 thousand tons of recycled paper and carboard per year" RECYCLED MATERIAL, ACCORDING TO ORIGIN (TONS) Origin: Fibers in Chile, Peru and Argentina (sales) 305,797; Third parties 284,793; Interplants (between subsidiaries) 29,337.
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "In addition to sourcing timber from its own forest assets,CMPC also buys raw material from third parties, mostlycertified with only a small portion coming from non-certifiedsuppliers. In order to ensure traceability, the company hasa Responsible Procurement Program which requires all suppliers of raw materials to undergo a due diligence processverifying: the legality of forest ownership from which the timberoriginated, the management and harvesting plans granted bythe forestry authorities, and compliance with product qualityand safety protocols."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "In addition to sourcing timber from its own forest assets,CMPC also buys raw material from third parties, mostlycertified with only a small portion coming from non-certifiedsuppliers. In order to ensure traceability, the company hasa Responsible Procurement Program which requires all suppliers of raw materials to undergo a due diligence processverifying: the legality of forest ownership from which the timberoriginated, the management and harvesting plans granted bythe forestry authorities, and compliance with product qualityand safety protocols."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "In addition to sourcing timber from its own forest assets,CMPC also buys raw material from third parties, mostlycertified with only a small portion coming from non-certifiedsuppliers. In order to ensure traceability, the company hasa Responsible Procurement Program which requires all suppliers of raw materials to undergo a due diligence processverifying: the legality of forest ownership from which the timberoriginated, the management and harvesting plans granted bythe forestry authorities, and compliance with product qualityand safety protocols."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "In addition to sourcing timber from its own forest assets,CMPC also buys raw material from third parties, mostlycertified with only a small portion coming from non-certifiedsuppliers. In order to ensure traceability, the company hasa Responsible Procurement Program which requires all suppliers of raw materials to undergo a due diligence processverifying: the legality of forest ownership from which the timberoriginated, the management and harvesting plans granted bythe forestry authorities, and compliance with product qualityand safety protocols."
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Education and training
          "CMPC promotes forest management certifications to two groups of medium and small forest owners.The first is made up of 13 owners with a heritage of 15,173 hectares of plantations, while the second is made up of 19 owners with 19,846 hectares of plantations.The program consists of having a team of collaborators who advise the owners in the sustainable management of their forest resources with technical support and training. In 2019, ten trainings were conducted for 354 people, addressing subjects such as fire prevention, occupational health and safety, as well as environmental aspects." "Due to the nature of its business, CMPC relies on two types of suppliers: [...] Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which represent about 26.9% of all suppliers and are defined according to thenorms of the respective country of operation."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Of their certified forest assets 90.1% of certified forest assets out of the total in 2020. 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "CMPC is a global enterprise that produces and markets products derived from fibers originating from sustainable, certified plantations and recycled materials. The company's products include: wood products, pulp, paper for packaging and tissue products. [...] 604 thousand tons of recycled paper and carboard per year" RECYCLED MATERIAL, ACCORDING TO ORIGIN (TONS) Origin: Fibers in Chile, Peru and Argentina (sales) 305,797; Third parties 284,793; Interplants (between subsidiaries) 29,337.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Percentage of raw material certified for chain of custody and controlled wood 2019" is 100% for CMPC Pulp, Wood, Biopacking and Softys; and 97% for CMPC Forests.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: PEFC, FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: PEFC, FSC
            "CMPC owns approximately 654 thousand hectares of forest plantations, mainly pine and eucalyptus, of which 459 thousand hectares are located in Chile, 141 thousand hectares in Brazil and 54 thousand hectares in Argentina. It also has 65 thousand hectares to plant, of which 48 thousand hectares are located in Chile, 11 thousand hectares in Argentina and 6 thousand hectares in Brazil. Additionally, the Company has usufruct contracts, agreements and leases with third parties that comprise approximately 106 thousand hectares of forest plantations distributed in Chile and Brazil. The Company's forest plantations are CERTFOR-PEFC (Chile), CERTFLOR-PEFC (Brazil) and FSC (Chile and Brazil) certified."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "As part of our public commitment to eliminating deforestation and/or the degradation of forests, we adhere to strict sustainable forest management standards through various international certifications. This means that we strictly adhere to these principles in our own operations and strongly encourage compliance with them in third-party operations."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Forest Sector Roadmap

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Empresas CMPC CEO, Francisco Ruiz-Tagle presented theForest Sector Roadmap towards the Sustainable DevelopmentGoals (SDG), which was elaborated by the Forest SolutionsGroup (FSG) of the WBCSD, one of the most important institutions in the world for sustainability issues in the private sector.This document was the result of 18 months of collaborative work between 11 companies with CMPC as one of the three co-presiding companies."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: They report the number of complaints about:Workplace or sexual harassment; Impact on neighbors and / or communities; Conflict of interest / incompatible negotiation; Corruption; Damage to the environment / violation of environmental regulations; Discrimination / threats, abuse, violence or retaliation / inappropriate behavior; Fraud; Money laundering / terrorist financing / receiving; Practices contrary to free competition; Health or safety risk; Misuse and / or unauthorized disclosure of confidential or privileged information.

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Complaints Line:Tool available so that any person, ensuring their confidentiality and anonymity (if so desired), can report facts or conduct that constitute or may constitute a violation of the company's values, corporate regulations or current laws.The investigation of the complaints is coordinated by the Corporate Prosecutor's Office, with a report to the Ethics and Compliance Committee. As established in the Integrity and Compliance Policy, the company does not take or tolerate retaliation against people who report in good faith." The link to the Complaints Line is https://lineadenuncia.cmpc.cl/Denuncias
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 20,838,000m3.
          All raw material produced (CMPC + third-party) in 2019: 20,838,000m3.
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          What is the certified volume?: 20,066 MM3

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 95%
          95% is "certified raw material with in relation to total consumption"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          [Translation] "In September, an Environmental Impact Study (EIA) was presented for the construction of a second production line at the Santa Fe Plant, in Nacimiento. The project contemplates expanding its installed capacity to 1.14 million tons per year of bleached short fiber pulp, Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF). Simultaneously, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was presented to the authorities for an optimization project at the Laja Plant, whose main objective is to improve its environmental performance."; "CMPC submits its projects to evaluation as appropriate, either through an Environmental Impact Statement (EIA) or Environmental Impact Study (EIA), before the Chilean Environmental Impact Assessment System (SEIA). This is to comply with current regulations for the evaluation, declaration and mitigation of socio-environmental impacts that a project may generate. Currently, CMPC is preparing four projects, about to enter into environmental evaluation."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually - inferred from reporting

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: FSC and PEFC
          "As part of our public commitment to eliminating deforestation and/or the degradation of forests, we adhere to strict sustainable forest management standards through various international certifications. This means that we strictly adhere to these principles in our own operations and strongly encourage compliance with them in third-party operations." "The Company's forest plantations are CERTFOR-PEFC (Chile), CERTFLOR-PEFC (Brazil) and FSC (Chile and Brazil) certified."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    16/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    22/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Empresas CMPC S.A. is a Chilean-based producer of forest products. The company operates in the businesses of forestry, pulp and paper, tissue and other products, including the production of paper-manufacture products. Empresas CMPC S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Paper & packaging, Forestry
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Chile
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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