São Paulo, March 13, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter and leading producer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial sacks, delivered the Growing and Reading Project in Itajaí, Santa Catarina, an initiative that encourages reading to children up to six years old.
Developed in partnership with the NGOs United Way Brasil and Instituto Avisa Lá, the initiative includes training for teachers, the donation of reading nooks with a collection of 450 books and storytelling workshops for parents. In all, 354 students at the Neusa Reis Children’s Education Center, located in the city’s center, were benefited by the initiative, which this time was created in a completely new way, in a container.
The Project has already visited 17 cities in seven states where Klabin operates. The initiative has already benefited around 3,500 children and, by the end of 2016, this figure is expected to reach 5,000 children. Last year, the project administered training to 66 teachers, 21 technicians and 42 school principals, and to date more than 10,000 books have been donated.
Klabin is Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.
Learn more at www.klabin.com.br.