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SOFOFA CHILEAN FEDERATION OF INDUSTRY FOUNDED IN 1883. Edificio de la Industria, SOFOFA headquarters. CONTENTS I. WHO WE ARE II. SERVICES AND PUBLICATIONS. I.- WHO WE ARE. SOFOFA’S Board of Governors. SOFOFA Chilean Federation of Industry . 100% of Chilean industrial output.

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Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

SOFOFA CHILEAN FEDERATION OF INDUSTRY

FOUNDED IN 1883

Edificio de la Industria,

SOFOFA headquarters


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

CONTENTS

I. WHO WE ARE

II. SERVICES AND PUBLICATIONS


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

I.- WHO WE ARE

SOFOFA’S Board of Governors


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

SOFOFA Chilean Federation of Industry

100% of Chilean industrial output

SOFOFA

24% of GDP

33% of total Chilean exports


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

SOFOFA – Our organization

Board of Governors

Executive Committee

SOFOFA

Steering Council

Internal Relations and Ethics Commission


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

SOFOFA - Chilean Federation of Industry

8 regional affiliates

Arica – Antofagasta – ValparaísoCuricó – Talca – ConcepciónMalleco/Cautín and Valdivia

2500 corporate affiliates

SOFOFA

38 sector affiliates


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

SOFOFA - Chilean Federation of Industry

Timber, cellulose, print,

wooden and forestry products

Wine and salmon

Metal, chemical products

and plastics

Agroindustrial products,

fishery and poultry

SOFOFA

Energy, water and sewage

Telecommunications and information technology

Port services and air and maritime transport


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

124 years of history

  • SOFOFA was founded on October 7th, 1883. Ever since, it has steadfastly championed free enterprise, private property, market freedom, freedom of pricing and contracting, and foreign trade

  • SOFOFA encourages both internationalization and modernization of the national industry, increases foreign businesses and represents the interests of the industrial sector

  • The representative nature of SOFOFA, its political independence, solid principles, businesslike approach and the prestige of its leaders have earned it a place among the country's most outstanding institutions. Government, political, social and economic leaders listen carefully to SOFOFA’s views

Commemorative Medal

of SOFOFA’s centenary


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Leading SOFOFA Activities

  • SOFOFA lobbies Government and Congress on policy issues concerning the most important interests of the country and of industry

  • Generates studies and analysis of the industrial sector

  • Suggests measures to help strengthen the economic development of Chile

  • Encourages actions oriented to promote commerce through international negotiations of free trade agreements, and openness of new markets for Chilean-made industrial products

  • Advises its associates on diverse tax, customs, environmental and legal matters, among others

  • Promotes Social Responsibility among enterprises

Foreign Trade Conference


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

II. SERVICES AND PUBLICATIONS

Conferences Cycle

“Corporate Government”


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Services for our members

  • Permanent member support on foreign trade, taxation, labor, environmental, corporate social responsibility, and other issues

  • Representation of member interests before government agencies

  • Participation in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives

  • Specialized business seminars and events at no cost


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Advising on Foreign Trade

  • Access to Technical Advisory Committeee assisting members on trade talk issues

  • Support through www.sofofa.cl on certificates of origin required under trade agreements.

  • Representation of the Private Sector Export Council before government officials.

  • Publication of research on tariff issues (Foreign Trade Advisory Committee)

  • Publication of foreign trade reports


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Advising on Foreign Trade

  • Organization of training and skills development seminars and workshops on trade issues, both in Santiago and across the country

  • Sponsorship of initiatives designed to promote exports and improve market access for Chilean-made industrial products.

  • Organization of trade missions abroad

  • Representing member issues to government agencies.

  • Technical Secretariat for the Business Advisory Committees (CASE) set up under trade agreements between Chile and ALADI countries.


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Organization of Business Events

  • SOFOFA conducts an extensive range of informational events and discussiones on key issues of concern to Chile’s business and industrial community.

  • This includes about a hundred meetings, conferences, workshops and activities a year, both in Santiago and the regions.

  • The 50,000 attendees per year are mostly directors, general managers, senior executives, administrators and staff from small, medium and large businesses.

  • The SOFOFA web site and the event information therein are reviewed by visitors over 60,000 times per month.

Seminar “LOCE and Subventioned Private Schools: Is it the path for an education of quality?


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Research, Economic Analysis and Industrial Statistics

  • Monthly Industrial Output and Sales Index for micro and macro sectors

  • Monthly Industry Employment Index

  • Monthly Energy Use Index

  • Monthly Economic and Industrial Indicators Report

  • Monthly Foreign Trade Report

  • Annual Survey of Industrial Wages

  • Capital Projects Survey

Salmon, one of Chile’s most popular export products


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Advising on Environmental Issues

  • Ongoing environmental updates and member orientation

  • Representation of industry views in the discussion of proposed legislation, cleanup programas, rules, regulations, decrees, standards, city plans and other environmental issues impacting industry.

  • Member training on environmental issues and organization of fact-finding missions abroad.

  • Promotion and participation in public-interest initiatives such as environmental protection and recycling drives.

  • Organization of related seminars and lecture series

Panoramic view of Concepción


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Corporate Publications

  • www.sofofa.cl Web site

  • Annual Report

  • Chile Industrial Directory

  • Industrial Issue, Economic and Foreign Trade Reports

  • Newsletter


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Taxation, Labor and Statutory Support

  • SOFOFA publicizes and reviews ataxation, labor and statutory issues of interest to business

  • SOFOFA organizes meetings and conferences on current issues both in Santiago and the regions

  • Online member services thorugh www.sofofa.cl

Conference on Legal and Tax Planning forCompanies and the new process of Tax Control


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Sofofa Social Responsibility Program

  • Bolster the competitiveness of Chilean industry

  • Contribute to the continued development of the country

  • Promote adoption of CSR in business

Events

CSR Seminars

Skills Training

Housing

Education

Inmate Rehabilitation

Human Resources

Disability Training

Sofofa Social Responsibility

Award

Health and Social Insurance

CSR in SMEs


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Sofofa Social Responsibility Program

Secondary Vocational Education

Industrial Mechanics

Automobile Mechanics

Metallic Construction

Management of 18 schools with 15,755 students

Chemical Industry Operation

Chemical Laboratory

Electronics and Electricity


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

Awards

  • Annual Award for Outstanding Industry: Recognizes an investment representing an important industrial development incorporating significant and innovative technological advancements in production or product export.

  • Sofofa Social Responsibility Award Recognizes businesses implementing comprehensive, permanent Corporate Social Responsibility programs, both internal and external, with a relevant impact on the needs of beneficiaries.

Sofofa Social Responsibility Award


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

National and International Initiatives

  • Through our members’ associations in Santiago and throughout the country

  • Participating as an AILA’s member in the main business meetings and entrepreneurial gatherings around the world


Sofofa chilean federation of industry founded in 1883

SOFOFA

CHILEAN FEDERATION OF INDUSTRY

FOUNDED IN 1883

Edificio de la Industria,

SOFOFA headquarters