Empresas Copec and its subsidiaries seek to generate the appropriate conditions for the best performance of their work teams, promoting work environments based on values such as respect and honesty, as well as professional quality, training, teamwork and good interpersonal relations.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Having a more diverse and inclusive organization at all levels, functions and roles is key for Empresas Copec and its subsidiaries, as this generates greater social, economic and cultural value in the long term, allowing to build a more reliable and sustainable future for all stakeholders.
Empresas Copec published its Diversity and Inclusion Policy in 2021, with the aim of setting the basic principles by which both the Company and its employees must abide and, in this way, promote a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and work environment.
TALENT ATTRACTION AND RETENTION
Each company implements strategies for attracting, retaining and developing talent. In addition, the interest of employees in achieving better internal opportunities for professional development is encouraged and supported.
The training and career development programs and plans of Empresas Copec and its subsidiaries are designed taking into consideration the specific needs of the industry and its context.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Empresas Copec and its subsidiaries seek to promote safe working environments and a culture of protection and safeguarding of life.
In this line, each of the companies complements their health and safety programs with training sessions that address regulatory, normative and operational aspects.
RESPONSIBLE VALUE CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Empresas Copec and its subsidiaries operate without borders, exporting their products to more than 80 countries on five continents. A fundamental pillar of the company’s sales success has been its focus on service quality, the result of the continuous efforts of highly specialized sales teams.
A constant effort to innovate allows the Company to be at the forefront of service quality in order to better satisfy the comprehensive needs of each of its customers, implicitly strengthening the commercial brands of its subsidiaries.
Empresas Copec seeks to be a benchmark in sustainable products, services and practices for suppliers, customers and strategic partners, managing risks and opportunities in the value chain.
SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS
Empresas Copec and its subsidiaries have policies and procedures aimed at providing fair and timely payment to its suppliers, in addition to ensuring that the criteria of usefulness, quality, timeliness and budget are prioritized in the selection processes.
COMPROMISO CON LA COMUNIDAD
Empresas Copec and its subsidiaries seek to permanently support with specific initiatives that contribute to the well-being and quality of life of people.
RELATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Fundación Acerca Redes – ARAUCO
This foundation seeks to have an impact in territories far from the big cities under an approach focused on network articulation, understanding the challenges that surge from the areas where it has presence and connecting the skills and experience of the global ecosystem to the service of organized communities, local entrepreneurs and social innovators.
Copec supports tourism entrepreneurs by making them part of the Chiletur platform, boosting local economic and tourism development.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION
Empresas Copec and its subsidiaries provide financial resources and actively participate in the projects promoted by Fundación Belén Educa, an institution with 12 schools in vulnerable municipalities of Santiago and La Unión, reaching more than 15,000 students.
Empresas Copec contributes to Fundación Enseña Chile, an institution with presence in 11 regions of the country, in charge of selecting and training young professionals who wish to dedicate their first working years to teaching in vulnerable schools, in order to build a network of agents of change capable of having an impact on the educational system.
Fundación Educacional Arauco is a non-profit organization that belongs to ARAUCO, which for 33 years has been designing and implementing teacher training programs with the goal of making teachers agents of change and providing better opportunities for the development of children and young people in the municipalities of Maule, Biobío and Los Ríos.
In 2011, Copec launched the Viva Leer program, implemented by Fundación La Fuente, which is sponsored by the Cultural Donations Law. It is one of the main initiatives to promote reading in Chile and ratifies Copec’s commitment to mobilizing people through education.
The program has three main lines of work: the donation of school libraries open to the community in all regions of Chile; the provision of high-quality, low-priced book collections for all Copec customers; and the free digital platform of interactive books.
Fundación Terpel seeks to strengthen the quality of education in Colombia and Panama through the development of basic competencies in leadership, mathematics and language in children and young people in vulnerable conditions. This way, it carries out five high-impact educational programs aimed at strengthening their competencies.
QUALITY OF LIFE PROGRAMS
ARAUCO Housing Program
Its goal is to promote high standard housing solutions for workers and neighboring communities, while articulating the alliance of the public and private sectors.
Based on participation and dialogue with ARAUCO’s neighboring communities, in 2021 the company opened part of its forestry assets for the development of community-driven activities.
Its aim is for neighbors to enjoy the environmental, social and cultural values provided by forests, while promoting the care and conservation of nature
Copec at the Service of Chile
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020 the Copec at the Service of Chile program was born, with the aim of articulating different initiatives and contributions to the country and communities in health, food, transportation, heating and donations.
SUPPORT FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
ARAUCO promotes mutual understanding, channels of participation and permanent dialogue with indigenous peoples, fostering relationships in the territories to which they belong, building long-term, trusting relationships that open paths for mutual development.