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Sociedad Quimica y Minera

Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM) is a chemical company that operates through five main business segments; speciality plant nutrition, lithium and derivatives, iodine and derivatives, industrial chemicals and potassium. In plant nutrition, the company produces potassium nitrate as the core of its product portfolio. SQM was a state-owned company from 1968 until 1983 when it became a privately-owned enterprise, and today operates 20 commercial offices across five continents and with a sales presence in 115 countries.

Ranking position
#96 /350
Total score
24.4 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 37.3 /100 #66


#1 18.8 /100 #161


#1 8.3 /100 #200

Social inclusion

#1 35.4 /100 #61
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Agricultural inputs #14

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  1. 2021

More about the company

Santiago, Chile
Group revenue USD
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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