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07/02/2018
Klabin acquires interest in Israeli startup Melodea Ltd.

Deal strengthens the company’s investments in the area of research, development and innovation

São Paulo, February 7, 2018 – Further advancing its innovation strategy, Klabin announces the acquisition of a 12.5% interest in the Israeli startup Melodea Bio Based Solutions, a pioneer in the technology for extracting cellulose nanocrystalline (CNC), a 100% biobased and renewable product. The investment of US$2.5 million will strengthen Klabin’s efforts in the areas of Research, Development & Innovation, which is focused on developing bioeconomical solutions for the responsible, efficient and sustainable use of natural resources.

Klabin’s goal is to use cellulose nanocrystalline applications to make stronger paper and packaging, 100% recyclable and that can leverage new business opportunities for forestry products. “Melodea’s has excellent capacity for developing the CNC technologies, with applications in several industries. Given its high crystalline properties and capacity to form dense and highly cohesive films, CNC is an innovative route for renewable and sustainable barriers for paper and packaging that ensure greater resistance to air, water, vapors and oil, etc., while using a more environmental friendly technology”, says Francisco Razzolini, Klabin’s Director for Technology and Pulp Business. The project will enable Klabin to further enhance its research, support the performance of its business lines and drive innovation in its forestry base, in ways that are economically viable and environmentally responsible.

The strategy of this promising partnership, which is based on the fundamentals of Klabin’s operating efficiency and Sustainability Policy, takes advantage of synergies with Melodea’s focus on meeting global demand for innovative materials that substitute fossil-based products. “We have remarkable synergy with Klabin’s commitment to innovation and sustainable development and look forward to leveraging their leadership reputation and marketplace resources to advance a next generation of safe and renewable industrial CNC products”, says Dr. Shaul Lapidot, CEO of Melodea Ltd.

The deal represents yet another investment by Klabin in its Research Development & Innovation. In the past three years, the company has invested R$70 million in completing and integrating its research and development in the areas of forestry and industry, providing a broad and unified view of the topic. In June 2017, Klabin inaugurated its Technology Center in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, which works to anticipate trends and to develop new sustainable technologies and applications with laboratories capable of producing a wide array of forestry products and to conduct simulations of the mill’s production facilities. The center seeks to anticipate trends and to develop new sustainable technologies and applications.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles. Learn more:www.klabin.com.br

About Melodea

Melodea Ltd.is a pioneer in economically extracting cellulose nanocrystalline from wood pulp and waste products of the pulp and paper production process. The company also develops unique technologies CNC applications to improve the resistance of biopackaging, paper, textile, pharmaceutical goods, cosmetics, paints and adhesives. Founded in 2010 by researchers from the Biotechnology Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the startup has benefitted from the strategic partnership of the Swedish group Holmen Ab.www.melodea.eu

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23/01/2018
Klabin completes works at the bridge over Tibagi River

Improvements will increase the safety of the local population

Telêmaco Borba, January 23, 2018 – Klabin has just concluded the construction works to recover and widen the bridge over Tibagi River, in Telêmaco Borba (PR). The bridge, inaugurated in 1951, received - in less than a year - shoulders on both sides and a pedestrian crossing to increase the safety of the local population. Finishing touches, such as adjusting the accesses and landscaping are under way, but local traffic has been fully normalized.

The works on the bridge over Tibagi River and on highway PR-160 are part of the agreement between Klabin and the Paraná state government, which determines that these investments be deducted from a portion of the VAT (ICMS tax) payable by the company. The agreement was divided into three phases, the first of which started in January 2017, with the construction of the third lane between Gate 3 of the company and Harmonia, and was concluded in July of that year.

Phase two includes improvements of the bridge over Tibagi River and construction of the third lane between the bridge and the overpass giving access to Telêmaco Borba. To completely finish this phase, Klabin is waiting for Sanepar and the Paraná State Department of Roads and Highways (DER-PR) to complete sewage and repaving works, respectively. Therefore, drivers should be extra careful when driving around the stretch, as improvements as still being made and DER is constantly interrupting traffic.

Klabin is awaiting for DER’s release documentation to start phase three, which includes construction of an access ramp to Gate 2 and of the third lane between Telêmaco Borba and Imbaú.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to call Klabin at 0800 728 0607 or contact it by e-mail at faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

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17/01/2018
Social Forests producers fair resumes this Saturday in Ortigueira

Fair will be held at the Neighboring Unit in Vila Nova, offering a wide variety of produce grown by local farmers

The Social Forests Family Farming Produce Fair will resume functioning every Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Vila Nova Neighboring Unit in Ortigueira, starting from January 20.Since late last year, local producers who participate in Klabin’s Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties program offer the community a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, cheeses, jams, breads and biscuits.Visitors to the fair can also buy locally made handicrafts and have some coffee and toast.

 

Service:

Social Forests Family Farming Produce Fair  

- Fruits and vegetables

- Handmade products

- Local handicrafts

- Coffee and toast.

Date: Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Venue:Vila Nova Neighboring Unit, near the Casa da Criança Padre Lívio Donati in Ortigueira.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

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08/01/2018
Klabin is included in the WWF Environmental Index

Of the 93 companies from around the world selected for the index, six are from South America and only three are Brazilian

São Paulo, January 8, 2018 – For the third time in a row Klabin has been included in the Environmental Paper Company Index 2017 (EPCI), published every two years by WWF.  EPCI is based on voluntary disclosure by companies of more than 50 indicators that measure the environmental performance and changes in them over time with regard to Responsible Fiber Supply, Clean Production and Environmental Management System reports.

Klabin achieved a high level of performance by reaching a score of 100% on Responsible Fiber Supply, and a 6% increase in the Clean Production indicator compared to the previous measurement, while maintaining its score above 50% in Environmental Management reports. All the indicators considered the operations of the company’s 18 current production units (17 in Brazil and one in Argentina), compared to 14 units the company had in the previous edition. The company’s results and inclusion in the Index underscore sustainability as the foundation of Klabin’s business management, being the link in the continuous creation of value, which prioritizes a balance between the economical, social and environmental spheres.

One of the issues in the Brazilian scenario that WWF’s Index highlights is the certified and correctly managed planted forests as the main factor in reducing the pressure on natural forests, which enables forest restoration initiatives. In this context, Klabin has been consolidating its position by having its forest stewardship practices as a global productivity benchmark. It was the first company in the Southern Hemisphere to receive an international certification attesting to its responsible and economically feasible forest management practices that foster healthy relations with local communities and was the pioneered the forestry certification for small rural farmer partners.

Also according to the EPCI results, South America became the leader this year, reporting the environmental performance of over 50% of the total volume of pulp and paper produced in the region.  Altogether, 93 companies from all over the world participated, of which six are from South America and three are Brazilians.  In this edition, participants from Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America disclosed their environmental performance in the pulp, packaging paper, printing paper, newsprint and sanitary (hygiene, personal and professional use) paper.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

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12/12/2017
Klabin inaugurates Services Ward at Chidren’s Hospital in Lages, Santa Catarina

With the ward, the hospital will serve around 6,000 children in the Serra Catarinense region per month

Santa Catarina, December 12, 2017 – The Children’s Hospital Seara do Bem in Lages, Santa Catarina inaugurated, in late November, the Klabin Services Block, built with the support from the company.The ward will help the hospital to serve every month around 6,000 children from the Serra Catarinense, Vale do Itajaí and western regions of the state of Santa Catarina.

The infrastructure includes laundry, storage, locker rooms, sewing room, cafeteria, a Nutrition and Diet Unit, a breast pumping room, an electrical substation, medical rooms, and a living room for employees.  The hospital is a reference in the state’s Serra Catarinense region and is essential for the cities adjacent to  Klabin’s Lages, Correia Pinto and Otacílio Costa Units.

Construction of the block was financed by Klabin through social investments and matching contributions by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) as part of the company’s Social Responsibility project, which includes initiatives for the development of the communities surrounding the mills.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by State Governor, Raimundo Colombo, Mayor of Lages, Antônio Ceron, representative of the Association of Friends of the Children’s Hospital Seara do Bem, Ulisses Andrade, and other local authorities and Klabin executives.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

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12/12/2017
Klabin included in Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of B3 for fifth straight year

The inclusion is the result of the company’s intensive efforts focused on its commitment to sustainable development

São Paulo, December 12, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter,the only company in the country to offer a one-stop solution in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags markets, has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) for the fifth consecutive year. The inclusion is the result of the company’s intensive efforts focused on its commitment to sustainable development.

The goal of the index is to create an investment environment that is compatible with the demands of sustainable development and to encourage ethical responsibility through good business practices of companies eligible for the index portfolio. To be included in the ISE, companies must stand out in good sustainability practices, which is verified through questionnaires and assessment of documentary evidence that attests to the quality of management and control of the issues addressed.

The prominent indicators of Klabin’s performance that resulted in its inclusion in the ISE portfolio include the high Quality of Management and Relationship and the Resolution of Client and Consumer Demands, the Commitment to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services as well as Fundamental Principles and Rights in Labor Relations, the Management of Adaptation to Climate Change, and its Engagement with Stakeholders.

The portfolio of the 13th edition of the index will be valid from January 2, 2018 through January 4, 2019, and includes 33 stocks of 30 companies. The choice of the component stocks is verified independently by KPMG using the methodology developed by the Business Administration School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), while ISE constantly monitors the index to ensure its standard is maintained. This year, 179 companies were invited and, for the first time, the ISE portal published the questionnaires completed by the 30 selected companies. 

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

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Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete de Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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11/12/2017
Students of Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira in Paraná pass out of the Young Green Force Project

Project is organized by Klabin in partnership with the Environmental Military Police Força Verde to raise awareness on the environment and preservation of natural resources

Paraná, December 11, 2017 - Active contact with nature made the daily activities of 54 students from public schools in TelêmacoBorbaand Ortigueira more conscientious, and the experience of planting seedlings of native species, discovering water springs and different concepts of biology, turned learning in practice a unique experience. The fauna, flora and biodiversity of the region were the topics covered in the Young Green Force Environmental Education Program, organized by Klabin in partnership with the Environmental Military Police Department and the Municipal Education Departments of the cities. On December 1, the company organized the graduation ceremony of the students, who received completion certificates and a special gift in recognition of their effort and dedication during the course of the program. 

In addition to the graduation ceremony, Luiz Gustavo Landmann and Etienne Renaut, soldiers and curators of the program, and representatives from Klabin, prepared a fun and sustainable experience for the students: at the start of the week, the kids traveled along the Guartelá Canyon trail in Tibagi to celebrate the end of the cycle.

During the program, which lasted a semester, students took part in fortnightly activities, with theoretical and practical classes on the importance of everyone's participation in environmental preservation, the biodiversity of Klabin's forest area, first aid, civic sense, morality and ethics. Students from the 4th and 5th grades of primary school institutions 31 de Março, Maria Emília, Dom Bosco and Péricles Pacheco da Silva in Telêmaco Borba and from Ernesto Soares dos Santos Municipal School in Vila Rural de Briolândia, Ortigueira, participated in the project.

The graduation ceremonies were held at the yard of the Escola Ernesto Soares dos Santos school in Briolândia and at the Carmen Yolanda Dalecio Auditorium in Telêmaco Borba. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Força Verde Environmental Police Department, Environment and Community Relations departments at Klabin’s, and the Department of Education of Telêmaco Borba, as well as parents, families and friends of the students. Everyone will remember this date with tremendous pride! More than 54 Guardians of Nature are joining the 292 who have already graduated since the launch of the program in 2007.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

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Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete de Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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07/12/2017
Klabin Officer elected "Finance Executive of the Year” by IBEF, São Paulo

Eduardo de Toledo received the “Troféu Equilibrista” award for outstanding work in 2017

São Paulo, December 7, 2017 – Klabin’s Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer, Eduardode Toledo, received on December 6th “Troféu Equilibrista 2017” for his outstanding work during the year. The “Finance Executive of the Year” award is given by the Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives of São Paulo (IBEF) and honors professionals from among its members that stood out in their work.

The institution nominates finance executives with careers spanning more than 10 years and who hold the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in large corporations. The winner received the “O Equilibrista” trophy, a bronze statue designed by sculptor Osni Branco, which represents the challenges inherent to the career and the skills required from professionals in this area.

Toledo holds bachelor’s degrees in Production Engineering and Economics, has participated in the International Executive Program of INSEAD and in the Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness program at the Columbia University. He worked at the Ultra Group as Statutory Officer of Ultrapar, and in the MSP Group as Director of Biopalma and Sertrading. Currently, in addition to serving as an officer at Klabin, he is a director and the coordinator of the Audit Committee at Odontoprev, and a director and member of the Audit Committee at Omega Geração.

At the event, held at Casa Charlô in São Paulo, Pedro Parente, CEO of Petrobras, Sandra Guerra, managing partner of Better Governance, and Eduardo Gouveia, CEO of Alelo, were also honored for outstanding work in 2017.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

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Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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07/12/2017
Klabin marks presence at Expo Ortigueira fair with a booth open to the community

Visitors can taste the food produced by farmers supported by the company and enjoy shows by local musicians

Paraná, December 7, 2017 – To celebrate the 65th anniversary of Ortigueira, Paraná and its developing partnership with the city, Klabin will be present at the Expo Ortigueira 2017 trade fair, which will be held between December 12 and 17 at the city’s Events Center. The company’s booth this year will be reminiscent of a house with complete rustic furniture to receive and interact with the local population, visitors to the fair and the rural producers supported by the company.

There, visitors can learn about the production process and the social and environmental projects implemented by Klabin in the city. Company employees will also be available to explain the Forest Development Program, which encourages the plantation of pine and eucalyptus in a section of the properties. Visitors can taste coffee and other food items produced by the farming families that are members of the Social Forests program, which aims at economically and socially strengthening medium-sized rural properties, and also enjoy shows by local musicians.

“We have been part of the city for a long time with forests and, more recently, with a large plant, in addition to several social projects. As such, it is only natural that we celebrate with the city this anniversary as well as the new social and economic phase being lived by the city,” said Uilson Paiva, Community Relations manager at Klabin.

Organized by the municipal government, Expo Ortigueira is free, with an agenda replete with activities and attractions such as professional rodeo, motocross, beauty contest, amusement park and food court. Among the artists who have confirmed their presence are Maiara & Maraisa, Leonardo, Luan Santana and Zé Neto & Cristiano.

Klabin in Ortigueira

Ortigueira is where Klabin has made the largest investment in its history - the Puma Unit - one of the world’s most modern pulp mills. The mill currently generates 1,400 direct and indirect jobs, considering both industrial and forestry operations, and contributes to the local community through social actions, vocational training programs and projects that contribute to the social and economic development of the region.

Inaugurated in June last year, the Puma Unit was planned according to global best sustainability practices and received investments of R$8.5 billion. It is the only mill in Brazil to produce bleached hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp at the same unit, besides being energy self-sufficient.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

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Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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06/12/2017
Klabin inaugurates Community Center in Campina dos Pupos

The community center was built in response to the community’s request during the participative consultation process of the Puma Project’s Social and Environmental Action Plan

Paraná, December 6, 2017 – Last Sunday (Dec. 3), Klabin inaugurated the São Sebastião Community Center in the rural community of Campina dos Pupos, Ortigueira.The community center was built in response to the community’s request during the participative consultation process of the Puma Project’s Social and Environmental Action Plan. The center has a spacious hall, kitchen, barbecue pit and bathrooms for free use by the 35 families living in the vicinity of the Puma Unit.The place may be used for parties, community meetings, church meetings and weddings.

“The community center is a dream of the local population that came true.The families of Campina dos Pupos participated in the entire process of planning the space and jointly defined with us the best design for the space in order to meet their needs.That is why, Klabin, as a member of the community, is proud to participate in this moment,” highlighted Marilu Mazurechen from the Community Relations department at Klabin.

To mark the opening of the new space, the company prepared an official inauguration ceremony for the families, who enjoyed lunch, live shows and a mass celebrated by the local parish priest.Practicing social responsibility with the focus on communities where it operates is part of Klabin’s Sustainability Policy.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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05/12/2017
Klabin’s Puma Unit hosts Annual Meeting of Recovery and Power Boiler Operators

Organized by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP), the event fostered the exchange of information among participants

Paraná, December 5, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, the only company in the country to offer solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags markets, hosted on November 29 and 30 the 14th Recovery Boiler Operators Meeting and the 1st Power Boiler Operators Meeting, organized by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP).Held at the Puma Unit, Klabin’s pulp mill that was inaugurated in the city of Ortigueira in Paraná last year, the event sought to foster the exchange of information among operators and showcase the latest technological innovations in recovery and power boilers, which burn the black liquor derived from the wood pulp cooking process and the biomass generated during the preparation of woodchips at the Wood Yard, respectively.

During the two-day event, activities related to the meetings were held in parallel.The recovery boiler operators discussed issues such as leaks and replacement of smelt spouts, a case study on the benefits of reducing viscosity in the processing and burning of black liquor, and best practices in the application and chemical control of water treatment in such boilers.They also discussed issues such as cleaning strategies using highly efficient flushing jets and systems for the treatment of ash from the recovery boiler at the Puma Unit, among others.

Power boiler operators also participated in discussions and lectures on issues inherent to their area, such as reducing clogs in power boiler biomass feeding system, maximizing boiler performance, contingency procedures in case of water contamination, increasing the reliability of the feeding water system for boilers, as well as a roundtable to discuss the issues covered during the day.

Also as part of the event, which is held once a year in pulp and paper companies, a get-together was held for the participants to celebrate the success of the meeting and the knowledge shared among professionals. On December 1, in the morning, Klabin took the participants on a visit to the Monte Alegre Unit in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, which produces kraftliner and paperboard for packaging.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, and the only company in the country offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

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Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

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27/11/2017
Klabin receives “Leadership” rating in forests from CDP

CDP report highlights the company’s forestry best practices

São Paulo, November 27, 2017 – Klabin was recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the “Leadership” category in its annual “Forest” results, achieving the “A-” rating, which ratifies the company’s best practices in sustainable development and responsible forest management. CDP analyses and recognizes the efforts made by companies around the world to manage the environmental impacts of their operations, and attributed the “excellence” level to Klabin’s results, highlighting management actions to combat deforestation and to certify its forests and its supplier chain.

In the category "Water," Klabin remained in the "Management" level with a "B-" rating, which recognizes the company's efforts to measure its impacts and try to reduce them by establishing targets and implementing policies and strategic structures to adopt satisfactory measures. Under “Climate Change,” the company also qualified as “Management” in recognition of its good practices to manage risks related to climate change in its own and third-party operations.

Since 2006, Klabin has been participating in the global initiative of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which fosters dialogue between investors and companies that seek to minimize the environmental impacts of their business in light of climate change. In this period, in 2016 the company obtained its “Leadership” level rating in the annual results for Climate Change and Forests. In 2015, it was recognized for the Best Practice in Natural Capital Management and in the year prior to that, was selected as one of the companies that most encouraged good stewardship practices, which encompass controlling its impacts and actions through supplier engagement and the certification and traceability of its wood in order to ensure a value chain free of deforestation.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br   

 

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27/11/2017
Klabin is honored in Paraná Climate Seal’s Gold category

Certificate recognizes voluntary initiatives by companies regarding emissions and reduction of greenhouse gases

Curitiba, November 27, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper, and the only company in the country to offer solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, has received the Paraná Climate Seal in the Gold category for the third consecutive year. The seal recognizes the efforts made by companies that voluntarily prepare inventories of their greenhouse gas emissions and adopt measures to reduce them.

Instituted by the State Government of Paraná, the recognition stimulates the culture of publishing these documents by companies located in the state and, thus, encourages companies to reduce their emissions. The Gold Seal is given to companies whose inventories were audited by professionals or companies accredited by Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro) and by the State Department of Environment and Water Resources.

The awards ceremony, held this month at the Industry Campus of the Fiep System in Curitiba, recognized 26 companies. Participants included the state environment secretary Antônio Carlos Bonetti, the executive secretary of the Paraná Forum for Global Climate Change José Rubel, the president of Fiep Edson Luiz Campanholo and representatives of participating companies.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br   

 

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24/11/2017
Klabin’s Puma Unit is the first in the industry to obtain new ISO certifications

In less than two years of operation, the plant has obtained certifications that take four years, on average, to be obtained

Paraná, November 24, 2017 – The Puma Unit, Klabin’s pulp plant in Ortigueira, Paraná, is the first in Brazil’s pulp industry to obtain the integrated certification ISO 9001 and 14001 in the new versions (2015), as well as OHSAS 18001. Moreover, the company achieved the feat in record time, with less than two years from its startup, while the market average is four years.  

According to Sadi de Oliveira, Industrial Pulp Officer of Klabin, the company views the certifications as its responsibility towards its stakeholders. “Management of the company is entirely focused on sustainable development and that includes making sure that all of our operations are compliant with the market’s quality requirements in all aspects. This feat was achieved thanks to the engagement of our employees, outsourced workers and suppliers during all stages of certification, which shows that this commitment is in our nature,” he said.

Industries the size of the Puma Unit take about four to five years to obtain integrated certifications such as these. Obtaining these certifications in such a short span of time was possible since the Puma Unit is one of the world's most modern pulp plants, built in accordance with global sustainability best practices and a strict work schedule of Klabin at the Unit, which, after the “general maintenance shutdown” in March this year, attained full production capacity, which was followed by internal audits and subsequently by audits conducted by the certification authorities of ISO and OHSAS.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard certifies quality management at all production processes, defines the principles and guidelines of areas ranging from administration and procurement to laboratories and pulp production, for instance. ISO 14001:2015 lays down the guidelines for environmental management best practices across all processes at the plant, from selective waste collection to the responsible use of natural resources, such as water. The updated versions of both standards further raised the quality requirements of all industrial processes, employees and the environment.

The OHSAS 18001:2007 standard lays down the guidelines on occupational health and safety management, covering aspects that range from the quality of life of employees to the use of safety equipment and the operation of production machinery.

Puma Unit is the biggest investment in the history of Klabin, which became the only company in Brazil to simultaneously offer hardwood pulp (eucalyptus), softwood pulp (pine) and fluff pulp. The Unit’s production capacity is 1.5 million tons of pulp/year. Moreover, it has an average power generation capacity of 270 MW, of which the surplus generation of 150 MW is sufficient to serve a city of 500,000 people, making Klabin self-sufficient in energy. The Puma Unit underscores Klabin’s commitment to sustainability best practices by combining high forest productivity, efficient operations and logistics, and cutting-edge environmental technology.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br   

 

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23/11/2017
Klabin receives Social and Environmental Management certificate at Fritz Müller awards

The Environment Foundation (Fatma) recognizes the best environmental projects implemented by organizations in Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina, November 23, 2017 – Klabin received the Social and Environmental Management certificate from the Environment Foundation (Fatma) of the Santa Catarina state government for its Caiubi Program.The certificate was handed over at the 19th edition of the Fritz Müller Awards, which honor organizations and projects that stimulate efforts to improve the environment and more than meet current environmental laws.

The Caiubi Program is an initiative launched by Klabin in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina. In Santa Catarina, the company provides training to teachers in the 40 cities where it operates, disseminating ecological awareness concepts and grooming environmentally responsible citizens.Since 2007, the project has already impacted 442 schools, 1,242 teachers and more than 159,000 students.Each year, between two and four stages of the project are held in the state.

The awards ceremony was held on October 31, at Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, in which government officials, business representatives and community leaders participated. Mireli Moura Pitz, a biologist and Sustainability Analyst at Klabin, received the certificate on behalf of the company.  In all, 20 organizations received the FATMA Environmental Management Certificate and 13 companies received the Fritz Müller Trophy.

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete de Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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