All our industrial units are certified according to international standards
The wood used at Sonae Arauco comes from sources that are managed responsibly.
Our industrial operations are certified by the FSC® chain of custody standard (Forest Stewardship Council®) and its European operations are also certified by the PEFC chain of responsibility (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes).
All of its industrial units are certified according to international standards in Environmental Management (ISO 14001), Quality Management (ISO 9001) and Management of Health and Safety at Work (ISO 45001), the majority of which is also certified in Energy Management (ISO 50 001).
Concerning the product portfolio, the Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) from Sonae Arauco are verified by Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. and provide a transparent view of its environmental impact through a life cycle assessment, as well as its technical and functional characteristics. It is a quantitative and objective assessment based on the EN15804 standard, which allows the sustainability of materials to be assessed. Sonae Arauco has EPDs for all product ranges under the Core & Technical®, Innovus® and AGEPAN® SYSTEM brands.
In addition, all Sonae Arauco solutions comply with the rules of the EU REACH legislation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) which aims to protect human health and the environment.
Environmental sustainability is taken into account throughout the life cycle of Sonae Arauco's solutions in a process that begins in the forest, extends to the use of products and ends with their industrial recycling.