Sustainability and Certifications
To respect the environment is part of our nature
At Sonae Arauco, we are committed to sustainable exploration of raw materials and we actively respect these principles in all our business practices. We believe in efficient value chains capable of stimulating investment and active forest management. Wood-based panels contribute to the sustainable use of forest resources, because:
FSC® and PEFC™
100% of the wood we use at Sonae Arauco comes from responsibly managed sources
Our commitment to the sustainable use of raw materials runs through our entire value chain and all our commercial endeavours
The basis of the quality provided by its products is the use of wood from sustainably managed and carefully controlled origins. Under the scope of this policy, Sonae Arauco has PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certification.
Sonae Arauco contributes to the circular economy in the timber sector, through recovery of waste wood and its integration into the production cycle. It assures its collection, management and recycling, in addition to using recycled wood and preventing it from being burnt or disposed of in landfills.
The production of wood-based panels at Sonae Arauco thus incorporates several of the principles of the circular bioeconomy, such as more efficient production models (reduction of raw materials and energy consumption), lifecycle extension (dynamisation of recycling networks), recovery of by-products and waste, along with various awareness and social involvement projects.
It should also be pointed out that Sonae Arauco products are an important source of carbon capture, contributing to the mitigation of climate change.
Its Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are verified by the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. and present a transparent view of the environmental impact of its products. These Declarations describe the materials in relation to their environmental impact, through a lifecycle assessment, as well as their technical and functional characteristics. They are based on a quantitative and objective assessment, based on standard EN15804, which allows the sustainability of the materials and projects where they are used to be assessed.
How can our products help you to obtain a LEED® certificate?
LEED® is a programme that certificates the sustainability of buildings and the way they are planned, constructed and maintained. Developed by the U.S Green Building Council, this certification is wide-ranging, flexible and covers the entire lifecycle of a building.
LEED® provides building owners and operators the tools they need to access their buildings performance while providing healthy indoor spaces for its occupants.
The selection of the construction materials are crucial for obtaining LEED® Certification and that’s why Sonae Arauco solutions are suitable to make this environmental-friendly path.
There are specific prerequisites that projects must satisfy and a variety of credits they can pursue to earn.
Sonae Arauco solutions can help you to gain credits in these categories:
Materials and Resources
Those credits encourage using sustainable building materials and reducing waste. In this category, we are always looking forward to promote and optimize building products with:
Indoor Environmental Quality
Those credits recognize better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views. Through our low emitting materials, we aim to reduce concentrations of chemicals that can damage air quality, human health, productivity and the environment.
LEED® certification programme also compasses the following categories, always with the aim to plan and build more efficient and sustainable buildings.
The number of points that a project earns determines its level of LEED® certification.
FSC® - Sonae Arauco Portugal379.14 KB
FSC® Sonae Arauco España319.54 KB
FSC® - Sonae Arauco Deutschland 1.34 MB
FSC® - ECOCICLO - Energia e Ambiente, S.A.1.26 MB
FSC® - Aserraderos de Cuellar209.33 KB
FSC® - RAMAFOSA125.08 KB
PEFC™ - Sonae Arauco Portugal1.2 MB
PEFC™ - Sonae Arauco España310.19 KB
PEFC™ - Sonae Arauco Deutschland 633.02 KB
PEFC™ - ECOCICLO - Energia e Ambiente, S.A.2.52 MB
PEFC™ - Aserraderos de Cuellar243.07 KB
PEFC™ Tecmasa802.83 KB
ISO9001 Sonae Arauco Portugal, S.A.612.26 KB
ISO9001 Sonae Arauco Deutschland/ImPaper Europe2.28 MB
ISO14001 Sonae Arauco Portugal, S.A.607.4 KB
ISO14001 Sonae Arauco Deutschland/ImPaper Europe2.28 MB
ISO18001 Sonae Arauco Portugal, S.A.587.45 KB
OHSAS18001 Sonae Arauco Deutschland/ImPaper Europe2.22 MB
ISO50001 Sonae Arauco Deutschland/ImPaper Europe1.67 MB