Part of SQM’s workforce consists of contractors who work at our Tarapacá and Antofagasta Region locations and our offices in Iquique, Antofagasta and Santiago. During 2012, an average of 7.845 contractors worked at our operational facilities and on projects each month.





• Contractor Employees Company Group
Región de Antofagasta

Our commitment to quality work extends to our contractors, and they are required to meet the same standards as our employees, particularly in the areas of safety, labour rights and ethical behaviour.

SQM periodically engages in oversight activities in order to verify compliance with labour and social security requirements. In addition, SQM hires an external firm to monitor these areas through audits.


The following variables are also controlled: health and safety, basic sanitary and environmental conditions in the workplace, the health and safety management system, and the existence and functioning of joint committees and compliance with labour laws.


¨Part of SQM’s workforce consists of contractors who work at our Tarapacá and Antofagasta Region locations and our offices in Iquique, Antofagasta and Santiago. During 2012, an average of 7.845 contractors worked at our operational facilities and on projects each month.¨