The devastating effects of climate change and severe drought conditions have led to an increase in the occurrence of wildfires in Chile and Brazil, making them more frequent and unmanageable.
Mayday, a leading provider of real-time wildfire detection services, is stepping in to offer its services to CMPC. With updates every 10 minutes, the company’s state-of-the-art technology provides an unprecedented level of early warning and monitoring. Furthermore, CMPC’s existing camera systems will complement these services and provide additional information, particularly in remote areas.
However, wildfires are not the only environmental concern facing the forestry industry in the region. In Chile alone, illegal logging has caused losses of up to 70 million USD a year. To tackle this issue, Mayday has unveiled its Land Guardian services. This new environmental intelligence service allows for daily monitoring of CMPC’s vast territory, providing real-time intelligence on changes in the company’s patrimony. It is equipped with fused satellite-based intelligence, as well as drone and aircraft full-motion video integration capabilities.
Mayday is proud to partner with CMPC, a major player in the pulp and paper industry. The company is excited to see how its innovative technologies are making a difference in various arenas, and are being utilized by the largest players in many industries affected by climate change.
CMPC was founded in 1920 and has since grown to become one of the largest forestry and paper companies in Latin America, with operations in several countries, including Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, and the United States. In Chile, CMPC is one of the country’s largest companies, with a significant presence in the forestry and paper sectors. The company owns and manages over 1.2 million hectares of forest plantations, which represents approximately 8% of Chile’s total forested land. CMPC’s operations in Chile also include several pulp and paper mills, tissue production plants, and packaging facilities. In Brazil, CMPC has a strong presence in the pulp and paper industry, with operations in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina, and São Paulo. The company owns and manages approximately 470,000 hectares of forest plantations in Brazil, which represents around 2% of the country’s total forested land. CMPC’s Brazilian operations include pulp and paper mills, tissue production plants, and corrugated packaging facilities.Overall, CMPC is one of the largest forestry and paper companies in Latin America, with a significant presence in several countries in the region. The company employs over 18,000 people and has annual revenues of around $5 billion. Its products are sold in more than 45 countries worldwide, and the company is committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship in all its operations.