Correia Pinto, July 10th 2014 – Klabin heldthe 23rd Edition of the Caiubi Programin conjunction withUDESC (Federal University of Santa Catarina), the Environmental Police, APREMAVI (Association for the Preservation of the Environment and Life) and the secretaries of education of Correia Pinto and Ponte Alta. The goal of the project is to contribute to environmental awareness by training teachers from the region. This edition was held at Klabin’s Correia Pinto Plant between the 9th and 10th of July and benefited 50 teachers from towns in the region. The purpose of the project is, after training, for teachers to become multipliers of their acquired knowledge with the students of the public school system.
Over the two days, the participants attended lectures and practical activities of environmental awareness and also received guidance on fauna, flora, sustainability and forest stewardship. The Environmental Police contributed with a lecture and fun activities of environmental education. There were also opportunities to get to know the Legal Woods Program, run by Klabin in partnership with APREMAVI, which advises small and medium-sized farmers on how to make the most efficient use of their lands, so that they become more profitable and also preserve their ecosystems.
This edition included two lectures which are worthy of special note: The future depends on us, given by forestry engineer Vilmar Picinatto – UDESC (University of the State of Santa Catarina), who spoke about how practicing environmental citizenship contributes to the healthy development of the planet. And the second one was The Right Way, given by Klabin’s safety team, which was aimed at raising the awareness of safety aspects in transport to the schools of the region.
The Caiubi Program
Klabin started the Caiubi Program in Parana in 2001, in order to disseminate the concepts of ecological awareness among teachers in the communities where it was operating. In a partnership with the Municipal Secretary of Education of Telemaco Borba and the Regional Nucleus of Education, the project has already benefited almost 160 thousand students and 3 thousand teachers in 500 schools, in the region. In Santa Catarina, on the other hand, the project began in 2007 and is promoted in conjunction with Secretaries of Education. Since it was first established, it has benefited almost 1,000 teachers from 300 schools and over 100 thousand students.
Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).
Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. In 2014, for the first timeKlabin will be part of BM&F Bovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE).
Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.
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