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.
We believe in efficient value chains able to stimulate investment and the active management of forests. Wood based panels contribute to the sustainable use of forest resources. Some of the many advantages are:
- They are a solid alternative to wood;
- Their dimensional flexibility, allows made-to-measure products to be manufactured;
- Compared to other building materials, like steel and concrete, it has considerably lower negative environmental impacts;
- A positive effect on global warming due to improved energy efficiency;
- When used for building purposes, they act as carbon storage, helping reduce CO2 emissions;
- At the end of their lifespan, they can be recycled and transformed into new products in a continuous recycling process.