Impact of brine extraction

SQM has a robust monitoring system and an early warning plan that allows it to see, online, the situation of the brines with which it works, through an independent core in the eastern zone.

During the 25 years that SQM has operated in the Salar, the level of brine where the extraction is carried out has decreased between 0.5 and five meters; however, freshwater levels in ecosystems have only shown a variation of +/- 10 cm.