Almost 30 years after producing the first drop of methanol, our Social Responsibility activities are aimed at sustainably and favorably contributing to community development in the Region of Magallanes.
Therefore, our Social Responsibility work is structured on 4 action pillars.
Since operating in the region, education has been an essential pillar to making a difference and developing a relationship with the community to help drive social and economic development of the Region of Magallanes.
Some of the key education initiatives we support include granting scholarships to outstanding students in two of the main educational entities in the region, such as Universidad de Magallanes and Inacap. In addition, to support Technical-Professional education, we renewed our collaboration with ONG Canales, among other initiatives.
Methanex provides opportunities for young people with disabilities to gain work experience at our facilities in Chile. To provide these opportunities, Methanex partnered with the Centro de Capacitación Laboral León Humberto Seguel - an organization with more than 23 years of experience providing training and support to young people with disabilities. Youth learn work skills at the Centre, and collaborate with Methanex employees to put them into practice.
Every Methanex production facilities has implemented environmental management systems that are designed to minimize our operations’ environmental impact, encourage continuous improvement, fulfill regulatory requirements and engage stakeholders.
In turn, we actively support regional activities and Social Responsibility initiatives.
For more than 15 years, the Panel Asesor de la Comunidad (PAC) (Community Adviser Panel) has been our main link to the Community of Magallanes. Formed by several local representatives, this group keeps permanent dialogue on areas that are relevant to the community and the activities of our company in the region.
Additionally, the PAC members have sponsored several charity organizations belonging to the civil society to support activities aimed at contributing economic resources to vulnerable sectors in the Region of Magallanes.
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