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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
#77 /380
Total score
23.7 /100
Industry Rank
Agricultural inputs #10
Food and agriculture #71
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

Governance and strategy

#1 38.8 /100 #74

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 12.8 /100 #152

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 34.8 /100 #51
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More about the company

Santiago, Chile
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 10,710,600,000
Ownership structure
Publicly listed

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2000 most influential companies

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