Overcoming Poverty



For Empresas Copec overcoming poverty and improving the living standards of the most vulnerable sectors of the population is a constant concern and priority.


It therefore participates in Elemental, a joint venture of Copec, the Catholic University and a group of professionals, whose aim is to help reduce poverty with urban projects of public interest and a social impact, thereby improving the quality of life of families.


Arauco continued to support the local enterprise of communities around the company’s facilities through its supplier development program, by including them on the list of company service and product providers.


Moreover, Arauco has implemented various initiatives for the Master Plan for the Sustainable Reconstruction of Constitución (PRES), which was designed by the University of Talca, Elemental, the international urban development and sustainability department, ARUP, and Fundación Chile to deliver the bases for rebuilding this city, one of the worst hit by the earthquake and tsunami in February 2010. It should be mentioned that in 2014 the PRES program won the Zumtobel Award for innovation, sustainability and humanity in the built environment for its innovative contribution to improving people’s quality of life.