TO RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT IS PART OF OUR NATURE
At Sonae Arauco we are committed to the concept of sustainable utilisation of the raw materials and we actively respect these principles in all our business practices.
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.
The use of controlled origin wood makes it possible to assure forest sustainability, developing its economic, environmental and social functions, in particular through:
The EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) from the Bauen und Umwelt e.V. Institute gives a transparent view of the environmental impact of Sonae Arauco products.
The EPD provides the database for environmental assessment of buildings that use Sonae Arauco products, in accordance with EN 15978, and is based on international (EN ISO 14025, EN ISO 14040) and European EN 15804 standards.
All Sonae Arauco factories meet internationally recognised standards in terms of occupational safety, as well as environmental, quality and energy management standards. This is confirmed by the OHSAS 18001, EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 9001 and ISO 50001 certification for the entire group.