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In recent years we have experienced great progress in terms of inclusion in our company, as we published our Diversity and Labor Inclusion Policy, and we work hard to make our workers participate in it.

This policy seeks to generate equality and opportunities for all, understanding that SQM employs people of different age ranges, of 30 nationalities, men and women from communities near its operations, and workers with disabilities, for whom we seek to generate opportunities and conditions. necessary, so that they are integrated into the organization, they can develop personally and professionally.

This policy promotes equity, valuing and evaluating people on their merits and performance. One of our objectives is to generate heterogeneous teams, and expand female inclusion at all levels and areas of the organization.

During 2022 we have continued working for diversity and inclusion, strengthening the work team in charge and promoting new initiatives.

Today we have a 20% female workforce, which corresponds to 1.371 women, this means in absolute terms an increase of 24% compared to 2021, when the total was 1.106 workers, a figure that is above the Chilean mining industry, currently. located at an average of 12%, according to a report from the Women and Mining Roundtable, made up of the ministries of Mining, Women and Gender Equality, and an important group of mining companies. The project of this table is to reach an average female participation in Chile of 2025% by 18.


We are a global company, made up of workers of more than 30 nationalities, which seeks to generate the necessary opportunities and conditions so that each person can develop their capacities in an atmosphere of cordiality, respect and openness. For this reason, we are committed to promoting an internal culture of diversity, non-discrimination and respectful treatment; Promote equal opportunities, valuing and evaluating people for their merits, performance and effort to generate value; Expand female participation at all levels and areas of the organization, and increase local employment around our operations, among others.

Hands of different races in a collaborative attitude
Hands of different races in a protective attitude with the planet Earth


SQM is committed to respecting and promoting human rights in accordance with current national and international standards. In order to consolidate this commitment from the highest corporate level and throughout our entire operational chain, we publish our Human Rights Policy, based on the framework of "protection, respect and remedy" of the Guiding Principles on Companies and Human Rights of the United Nations, and inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the International Labor Organization, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights and Cultural Affairs of the United Nations.

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