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Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM)

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Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.

El Trovador 4285
6th Floor Las Condes
56 22 425 2000

Sector(s)Basic Materials
IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
Full Time Employees7,474

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Ricardo Ramos RodríguezChief Executive OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Gerardo Illanes G.CFO & VP of FinanceN/AN/AN/A
Irina AxenovaHead of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Gonzalo Aguirre T.VP of Legal & General CounselN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Ana Maria MunozRisk, Compliance & Internal Audit ManagerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Carlos Diaz OrtizExecutive Vice President of LithiumN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Pablo C. AltimirasExecutive Vice President of Nitrates IodineN/AN/AN/A
Felipe SmithCommercial Manager of Iodine Lithium & Industrial ChemicalsN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. operates as a mining company worldwide. The company offers specialty plant nutrients, including sodium potassium nitrate, specialty blends, and other specialty fertilizers under Ultrasol, Qrop, Speedfol, Allganic, Ultrasoline, ProP, and Prohydric brands. It also provides iodine and its derivatives for use in medical, agricultural, industrial, and human and animal nutrition products comprising x-ray contrast media, biocides, antiseptics and disinfectants, pharmaceutical intermediates, polarizing films for LCD and LED screens, chemicals, organic compounds, and pigments, as well as added to edible salt to prevent iodine deficiency disorders. In addition, the company produces lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide which are used in the production of cathode material for secondary batteries; lithium chloride; and basic lithium chemicals and lithium derivatives used in lubricating greases for heat-resistant glass, chips for the ceramic and glazing industry, and air conditioning chemicals, as well as other pharmaceutical syntheses and metal alloys. Further, it produces potassium sulfate; and potassium chloride which is used as a fertilizer for the application of potassium to different crops. Additionally, the company produces and markets industrial chemicals, such as sodium nitrate mainly used in the production of glass and explosives, metal processing and recycling, and production of insulating materials and adhesives; potassium nitrate used as a raw material to produce frits and special glass, as well as in the enamel, metal treatment, and pyrotechnic sectors; solar salts used as a thermal storage medium in solar power generation plants; and potassium chloride as an additive in oil drilling and food processing sectors. Furthermore, it is involved in the commercialization of third-party fertilizers; and exploration of copper, gold, and silver deposits. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

Corporate Governance

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of N/A is N/A. The pillar scores are Audit: N/A; Board: N/A; Shareholder Rights: N/A; Compensation: N/A.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.