São Paulo, April 19, 2017 – With the vitality of a company that reinvents itself each day, Klabin has turned 118 years old today, consolidated as the biggest producer and exporter of paper in Brazil, leader in the production of paper and cardboard for packaging, corrugated paperboard packaging and industrial bags. It is also the only company in the country that produces hardwood pulp, softwood pulp and fluff pulp in the same industrial unit. With 17 mills in Brazil and one in Argentina, the company has over 18 thousand (direct and indirect) employees and is a reference in sustainability practices.
On this anniversary, Klabin reaffirms its commitment to look after its forests, its people and the communities surrounding its operations. A pioneer in adopting forestry mosaic management (a system that intersperses preserved native forest with planted forest), the company was the first in the paper and pulp sector of the Southern Hemisphere to be accredited by an international organization for sustainable and economically-feasible forestry management, which fosters a good relationship with the community. Klabin preserves more than 40% of its total forest area and maintains two Natural Heritage Private Reserves (RPPNs) in the States of Paraná and Santa Catarina solely intended for scientific studies and environmental and water protection.
With capacity for producing 2 million tons of paper and 1.5 million ton of pulp, the company takes advantage of its product line competitiveness, quality and flexibility and by its unparalleled mix in the Brazilian industry. Last year, Klabin inaugurated the greater investment of its history, the Puma Unit, one of the world’s most modern pulp mills. Planned in compliance with the best global sustainability practices, the unit allowed the company to become self-sufficient for generating electric power from renewable sources.