SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 8, 2016 (Press Release) -Each year, ARAUCO produces and presents a Corporate Sustainability Report as part of its community engagement policy to provide direct information concerning its environmental, social and economic performance. The company’s 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report was presented at its facility in San José de la Mariquina, in Chile’s Los Ríos Region.
Neighborhood leaders, social actors and representatives of several education, citizen and production institutions of the rural and coastal areas of Mariquina were among the 200 guests that attended the presentation. This event was held as part of a communal exhibition displaying a number of initiatives that the forestry company develops with the communities located near its production activities. The exhibition included display stands to promote the products and services of 12 local entrepreneurs who are members of the Los Ríos North AcercaRedes Hub.
The 2015 Sustainability Report was presented by Juan Anzieta, ARAUCO’s Public Affairs assistant manager for the Los Ríos Region, who highlighted the relationship the company has built with the community of Mariquina during the past seven years, in three fields of action: community engagement and dialogue; responsible environmental management; and the contribution to local economic development through joint initiatives with the company.
Anzieta focused on the contribution to local development of Mariquina pointing out that “this is an important field for us because it makes us members of the community, and it allows us to maximize value creation with the people and communities. We do this by working on education and training; infrastructure and quality of life; as well as production development and social entrepreneurship”.