São Paulo, 30th of June 2014 – Klabin is publishing its 2013 Sustainability Report to divulge its progress, to point out those aspects which still need attention and, most of all, to expand its dialogue with its different stakeholders. The period was marked by important decisions for the company, which allowed it to consolidate conditions for the biggest growth in the history of the company, which turns 115 years old this year.
Among the highlights of the report is the Puma Project, a new pulp mill under construction in the town of Ortigueira (PR). Forecast to come on stream in 2016, the mill will be responsible for the production of 1.1 million tons of hardwood pulp and 400 thousand tons of softwood pulp, which can be converted into fluff pulp and sent to produce items such as diapers and feminine absorbents.
The publication also cites Klabin’s actions focused on combatting child labor and that analogous to slavery, on the eradication of discriminatory practices and harassment, on appreciation of diversity and on the definition of guidelines and goals to counter climate change. The report furthermore provides information on the company’s economic-financial performance, which last year posted its best year ever, with a record EBITDA of R$ 1.5 billion.
These and other initiatives regarding Klabin’s sustainable actions are available in the company’s 2013 Sustainability Report, prepared in compliance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-government organization and benchmark in the methodology of accountability to stakeholders of corporations throughout the world.
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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