Held last Friday (18th), on the campus of the Center for Agro-Veterinary Sciences at the State University of Santa Catarina (CAV/UDESC), the 9th Legal Woods Seminar offered solutions in forest stewardship certification for small properties to rural farmers, union members, students, the community and members of entities from the forestry sector. Nearly 200 people participated in the event, which included lectures on the environmental adequacy of small properties and legalizing forestry enterprises. The case of ASPEX (Association of Producers from the Extreme South of Bahia), which is comprised of a group of small farmers who won important forest certifications in an unprecedented manner, was also presented.
The Legal Woods Program is a partnership between Klabin and Apremavi (Association for the Preservation of the Environment and Life),the purpose of which is to plan rural property so that it complies with the environmental legislation and also recuperate and conserve areas of permanent preservation with the help of the Forestry Incentives Program developed by Klabin.
The Legal Woods Program is a pioneer in the sector and is run in the States of Santa Catarina and Parana.
Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).
Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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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