Codelco is the main copper producer in the world. The Corporation also controls around 20 percent of the world reserves of this metal.
The name represents the CorporaciÃ³n Nacional del Cobre de Chile, an autonomous company owned by the State of Chile which main business is the exploration, development and exploitation of copper mineral resources and byproducts, their processing to refined copper and its commercialization.
The Company operates through eight operational divisions. Corporate strategy is coordinated from the Head Offices in Santiago, Chile.
Codelco, as a mining company is dependent upon the use of natural resources. That is why our Sustainable Development Policy is considered as one of the three strategic pillars of Codelco.
This also leads Codelco to periodically report on what are considered the main sustainability indicators (emissions, water, energy, among other).
Codelco has committed to place sustainability as a strategic pillar and improve standards for socio-environmental and health and safety issues. Codelco has also committed to become a leader in terms of sustainability in the industry and become a respected company for its socially responsible behavior, its transparency and information level, as for its business ethics.