Klabin holds 25th edition of Caiubi Program and inaugurates Environmental Education Center in Correia Pinto
Project aims to raise environmental awareness by providing training to teachers in the region.
Correia Pinto, June 29, 2015 – Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, held the 25th edition of the Caiubi Program. The Program, held in partnership with the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC), the Environmental Police, the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi) and the State Prosecutor’s Office, and supported by the City Council of Lages, was held in Correia Pinto, Santa Catarina, on June 25 and 26 and benefited nearly 50 teachers.
This edition saw the inauguration of the Environmental Education Center at the Klabin Unit in Correia Pinto, which hosted lectures and practical activities on environmental awareness, in addition to providing guidelines on flora, fauna, sustainability and forest stewardship. The teachers were given the opportunity to learn about the Legal Forest Program, held by Klabin in partnership with Apremavi to provide guidance for small- and medium-sized rural land owners on more efficient use of land. The Environmental Police gave a lecture and conducted educational activities on environmental education.
The event also included a lecture by the Environmental Prosecutor of Lages, Renee Cardoso Braga, and the lecture “More than animals” by Professor Vilmar Picinatto Filho from the State University of Santa Catarina on the region’s fauna and its importance for the healthy development of the planet.
The professors also participated in educational workshops that used recycled materials and visited the Araucária Trail on Klabin’s property in Correia Pinto. The program aims to raise environmental awareness among teachers to turn them into multipliers of knowledge among students of public schools, while preparing content that can contribute to the academic curriculum.
The Caiubi Program
To disseminate the concepts of ecological awareness among teachers in the communities where it operates, Klabin launched the Caiubi Program in Paraná in 2001. In Santa Catarina, the project has been held since 2007 through a partnership with the Departments of Education. Since its launch, the Program has already held 24 editions and benefitted nearly 1,000 teachers from 346 schools and more than 106,000 students.
Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs.Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.Klabin is organized into three business units:Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).
Klabin’s management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment.Klabin has been a component of 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 sustainability principles.
Learn more at www.klabin.com.br