Responsible Care

A voluntary certification and commitment by chemical companies to perfect the production, handling, distribution, use and disposal processes for their products. The companies aim toward the highest health and safety standards for their employees and surrounding communities while protecting the environment, company and community assets.

Our Commitment: Abide by the six basic principles of Responsible Care: continual improvement in environmental, health and safety performance; efficient use of resources; listen to, integrate and work with the surrounding community; and provide assistance to promote responsible management of chemical products. SQM will also re-certify every three years.

We earned Responsible Care accreditation at Nueva Victoria for the first time in XNUMX. It was verified in XNUMX and is valid through XNUMX.

We are currently working toward starting the certification process for the Port of Tocopilla.

ASIQUIM leads the initiative in Chile.

We commit to abiding by the six basic principles of Responsible Care: continual improvement in environmental, health and safety performance; efficient use of resources; listen to, integrate and work with the surrounding community; and provide assistance to promote responsible management of chemical products. SQM will also re-certify every three years.

Commitments

Continuous improvement in environmental health and safety knowledge; improving technology, process and product performance throughout the entire life cycle to prevent harm to humankind or the environment. Use resources efficiently and minimize waste.

Openly report on performance, achievements and deficiencies.

Listen to, integrate and work with the community to understand and consider their concerns and expectations.

Provide assistance and advising to promote responsible management of chemical products.

Progress report

The “Our Environment” area of our Sustainability Plan includes the goal of improving our understanding of the environment where we operate in order to minimize impact. Thanks to our ongoing investment in R+D, we have increased our operating and energy efficiency, begun recycling campaigns and built stable relationships via programs co-created with the community. In 2020, ASIQUIM presented the Pozo Almonte Research and Development Center with Responsible Care accreditation in Community Relations for its contribution to supporting local farming and ranching and fortifying the family economy.

All our impact information regarding emissions and water use is available in our Sustainability Report. Along with reporting to the competent authorities, we are working on an online platform to make our environmental measurements in the areas of influence publicly available.

We have been working on a policy of strengthening and expanding our local community presence to work with them and co-create shared social value. In 2020 and 2021, we have maintained relationship agreements that will further those engagement efforts.

All our products have safety sheets with instructions for using and handling our chemical products.

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