Innovation for Sustainable Development

CMPC produces and markets high quality products through constant research and innovation based on the three pillars:

New Products​

All business lines at CMPC constantly develop and launch into the market new products such as DUO toilet paper in Tissue, plywood board impregnated with micronized copper for exterior walls in Solid Wood, and natural cardboard without stucco in Biopackaging. All of these resolve a problem or a need and thus generate constantly increasing returns with a diminishing impact on the environment, which makes our sustainable development possible.

R&D teams​

CMPC’s dedication to innovation transpires in its special dedicated teams in each business area as well as an Innovations Committee in the Corporate HQ. ​
In 2017, CMPC created a targeted Innovation Group which consisted of seven professionals from different areas, cities and countries, who worked for three months to develop an innovation project linked to sustainability which will be presented during 2018. Thanks to this venture, CMPC identified 560 concrete problems across all areas of CMPC that will become 118 potential challenges to face from an innovation perspective.​

Forestry Research​

CMPC is committed to promoting research and development of environmentally sustainable technology in the forestry sector. The company has a well-established genetic improvement program since the 1970s which has resulted in significantly higher yields from the company’s pine and eucalyptus plantations. This program uses conventional techniques such as early selection and propagation and silviculture without the use of GMO. Innovation has primarily focused on improving plant quality and soil preparation techniques, as well as controlling weeds, and improving water efficiency.​
CMPC also uses the latest technology in forest management. At present, satellite image technology and Light Detection and Ranging 2(LIDAR) techniques are being used for a wide variety of applications, including harvest planning and inventory, as well as for applications that evaluate the health and vigor of the forest. Innovation has also been introduced in the protection of forest assets against fire and pests, through the development and application of software for the simulation and analysis of fire propagation, and also through the use of technologies such as remote sensors, which allow a more efficient evaluation and coordination in the deployment of resources.​