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19/05/2017
Klabin organizes actions to raise awareness and protect children and adolescents

In support of the National Day to Combat Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, Klabin rolls out initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of this issue in the communities of Ortigueira and Imbaú

Paraná, May 19, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, and the country’s leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, participated in the mobilization initiatives held in support of the National Day to Combat Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, on May 18. Prevention and awareness actions were organized to raise awareness about the importance of combating this type of crime, which included distribution of leaflets to drivers traveling in the highways in the region to raise awareness among them on the need to protect children and adolescents in the cities of Ortigueira and Imbaú in Paraná.


In Ortigueira, the initiatives were conceived and organized by technical teams from the Ortigueira Municipal Social Action Department, the Specialized Reference Center for Social Assistance (CREAS) and the Reference Center for Social Assistance (CRAS) of Ortigueira, which, in addition to support from Klabin and CCR/Rodonorte, relied on the participation and involvement of the Ortigueira Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Civil and Military Police of Ortigueira, the Rotam team of the Military Police, the Federal Highway Police of Londrina, the Federal Highway Police of Ponta Grossa and the Tutelary Council of Ortigueira. Other participants included municipal councilors Mauri Cordeiro and Geovani Casturino da Silva, and municipal secretaries Leocádia Banach (Government), Suzimara Campos Carneiro (Social Action) and Danieli Cristina Borges Freire Martinez (Coordination), as well as the Ortigueira Mais Channel team. In Imbaú, the actions were organized by the Municipal Social Action Department.


During two days (May 16 and 17), the participating teams assembled between 10:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. at the Franças district, located at km 332 of the BR-376 highway, and at km 350.5 and the surroundings of the BR-376 highway. Around 300 drivers of trucks, buses and vans who drove in the region during that period were approached.


The spots on the highways to organize these awareness campaigns were selected based on the findings of the Mapear Project, implemented by Childhood Brasil (the Brazilian arm of the World Childhood Foundation, a non-profit organization created in 1999 by Queen Silvia of Sweden) in partnership with the National Human Rights Secretariat and the Federal Highway Police. Between 2013 and 2014, 1,969 points on Brazilian highways were identified with vulnerabilities for sexual violence against children and adolescents.


For Klabin, these actions are the result of the training of actors in the Rede de Enfrentamento de Ortigueira, implemented in the Puma Childhood Project.


About the Puma Childhood Project

The Puma Childhood Project is part of a plan drawn up by Klabin when the Puma Unit, the Company's new pulp plant in Ortigueira, Paraná, was under construction, together with a Social and Environmental Action Plan that identified opportunities and points of attention regarding the company's social investments. The project comprised various phases, disseminating information and raising awareness on protecting youth among a large number of children protection agents, besides providing training on handling situations of sexual violence against children and adolescents.

About May 18

Federal Law 9,970, enacted in 2000, designated May 18 as National Day to Combat Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents. This date was chosen because of a crime that shocked the entire nation in 1973 - the Araceli Case - in which an 8-year old girl was cruelly raped and killed in Vitória, Espírito Santo.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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 sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

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18/05/2017
Klabin is among the most desired employers by Brazilian professionals

The company is placed 6th in the LinkedIn Top Companies 2017 ranking. The social network identified the 25 companies preferred by users of the platform in Brazil.

São Paulo, May 18, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, is in the LinkedIn Top Companies 2017 ranking for the second consecutive time.  The list identifies the 25 companies most searched by professionals in Brazil, using exclusive LinkedIn data, based on actions of employees and professionals looking for job opportunities in the platform. This year, Klabin rose in the overall ranking compared to 2016 and is the only company from the pulp and paper segment. It is also the leader among listed B2B companies.

Klabin’s page in LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional relationship network, has more than 177,000 followers and remains the company from the sector with the most followers in the platform. All companies with an official page were analyzed, with the key evaluation criteria being the number of applications for job opportunities, employee retention, and engagement with employees and professionals in the market.

The company remains highly attractive, which can be attributed, among other factors, to the priority given to dynamic leadership that helps to create high performance teams aligned with the company’s growth, the different learning possibilities and the perceptible growth of the business areas. “Inspiring employees to be protagonists of their own careers and trajectory is in our nature and this is the focus point in building the culture of development at Klabin. The sense of the existence of a space to create projects that become reality and the consistent transformation in the 118 years of history reinforce the pride and desire to be part of our team,” highlights Sergio Piza, the Chief People & Management Officer at Klabin.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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 sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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05/05/2017
Klabin conducts maintenance on Estrada da Campina, which provides gives access to the Puma Unit

For traffic safety reasons, the Company asks those driving in the region to increase their attention while driving through the area

Paraná, May 5, 2017 – Since the start of this week, Klabin has been conducting maintenance services at some stretches of Estrada da Campina (PR-340), the highway that provides access to the Puma Unit, in order to improve the pavement conditions.


For traffic safety reasons, the Company asks those driving in the region to increase their attention while driving through the area, obeying the speed limits and observing the signage on stretches where maintenance work is in progress. The services are expected to last 90 days.

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

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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 sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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04/05/2017
Klabin holds meeting to offer guidance on behavior and etiquette in traffic

The Right Way Program initiative gathered more than 500 drivers serving Klabin’s forest areas in Paraná

Paraná, May 4, 2017 – Between April 25 and 28, Klabin held in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, another meeting with its own and third-party drivers to raise awareness on defensive behavior and driving etiquette. The meeting was held under the Right Way Program, implemented at Klabin three years ago, and addressed the increase in vehicles circulating in the region of Campos Gerais, Paraná, due to the expansion of the company’s forest operations.


At the meetings, coordinated by Klabin’s Occupational Safety department (SETR) and the Forest Logistics and Community Relations areas, participants discussed about driving safely in regions around the communities, especially those close to Klabin's forest operations. During the discussions, drivers also proposed actions to further benefit local traffic and share experiences and tips on improving safety. The initiative was organized at the Casa de Cultura, in Telêmaco Borba, and brought together more than 500 drivers serving the forest area of the Monte Alegre and Puma Units, in Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira, respectively, both in Paraná.


The Right Way Program organizes engagement and awareness campaigns, educational lectures for diverse audience groups and quarterly reunions in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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 sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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28/04/2017
Klabin conducts awareness campaign on PR-160 highway

Company employees worked on the stretches under construction to alert the community about road safety

Paraná, April 28, 2017 – Klabin conducted yesterday (Apr.27) a campaign to raise awareness on road safety. In partnership with the State Highway Patrol, and Tucumann and CSC Engenharia, the companies engaged to carry out improvements on the PR-160 highway, Klabin gathered a team of employees from the Monte Alegre, Puma and Forest Units to guide drivers passing by the stretches on which work is in progress on a third lane and on expansion of the two lanes on the bridge over the Tibagi River in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná.

 

The team distributed to the drivers leaflets containing precautions to be taken by truck, car, bus and van drivers and motorcycle riders when passing by the region where works are in progress, such as increasing their attention, always observing the signage and speed limits and, especially, not allowing passengers to get out of their vehicles. During the maintenance period, traffic in the area flows on a single lane for most of the time, following a stop-and-go system that entails waiting up to ten minutes at the most.

 

The improvements to the PR-160 highway, which were approved and are supervised by the Highways Department of the state of Paraná (DER-PR), will benefit the population in the region, mainly contributing to the smooth flow and safety of traffic, as well as pedestrian crossings. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to call Klabin at 0800 728 0607 or send an e-mail to faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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 sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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25/04/2017
Klabin stands out in the Love Mondays platform’s ranking of quality of life

The survey was based on more than 9 thousand employees assessments of several companies in the last 12 months

Paraná, April 25, 2017 – Klabin is among the ten companies with the best quality of life in the State of Paraná, according to a survey carried out by the Love Mondays platform, the bigger career community in Brazil, where employees anonymously assess the companies they work for. The survey was based on more than 9 thousand employees assessments of several companies in the last 12 months. Only companies with 50 assessments or more were considered for the ranking, taking into account the opinion of at least one employee working in Paraná. According to the platform, quality of life may mean a balance between personal and professional life, a good work environment and family time.

Klabin is committed to looking after its employees. The company invests in people development, focusing on business competencies and promotion of well-being and security. The company also develops socio and environmental actions that aim to offer options of entertaining, commitment and culture not only to its employees, but also to the community surrounding its operations. In Paraná alone, Klabin generates around 9 thousand (direct and indirect) job positions.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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 sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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19/04/2017
Klabin has turned 118 years old

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

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.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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 sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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18/04/2017
Rare endangered amphibian spotted at Klabin’s conservation unit

The glass frog, which measures between 19 and 25 mm, is typically found in the Southern Atlantic Forest of Brazil and belongs to the Centrolenidae family

Santa Catarina, April 18, 2017 - Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, has registered for the first time at its State Natural Heritage Private Reserve (RPPN) called the Serra da Farofa Complex, the environmental conservation and preservation unit maintained by the company in the state of Santa Catarina, the beautiful and delicate glass frog, a rare and endangered amphibian.

The Vitreorana uranoscopa species, which measures between 19 and 25 mm, is typically found in the Southern Atlantic Forest of Brazil and belongs to the Centrolenidae family.Its population is small and inhabits preserved fragments of riparian forests, laying eggs on the leaves that hang over the creeks during the breeding season.  The unique features of this species are its translucent body and the sound it emits, which is similar to a spoon knocking on a crystal glass and which enabled its discovery.

The amphibian could be identified, thanks to the fauna monitoring activities carried out by Klabin, which underlines the importance of maintaining a pristine environment that offers the ideal conditions for preserving biodiversity.Apart from the glass frog, 79 other species were discovered in the RPPN, including amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, of which six are on the red list of endangered species and use this conservation unit as their shelter.

Klabin has been sponsoring environmental monitoring programs for wildlife in Santa Catarina for 14 years and, during this period, has already identified over 350 species of regional fauna over the more than 11,000 hectares monitored by the company.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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 sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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17/04/2017
Maintenance Shutdown at Monte Alegre Unit starts next week

Scheduled to last ten days, the shutdown involves the suspension of plant operations for inspection and maintenance of all equipment in order to ensure operational safety

Paraná, April 17, 2017 – The maintenance shutdown at Klabin's Monte Alegre unit in TelêmacoBorba, Paraná, will officially begin next Monday, April 24. Scheduled to last ten days, the shutdown involves the suspension of plant operations for inspection and maintenance of all equipment in order to ensure operational safety.

Due to the processes involved in plant shutdown and resumption of production, variations in odor and noise emanating from the plant may be perceived by the community during the maintenance period.However, it is important to note that these changes do not cause any harm to public health or the environment.

Over the next few days, there will be busier traffic of buses and trucks on the roads in the region, especially on PR-160, which is undergoing improvements and gives access to the plant.Hence, it is important that drivers redouble their attention while driving around and respect the signs placed at the work site, where traffic will flow on a single lane during business hours.

To clarify any doubts, the community can contact Klabin at faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br or by phone at 0800 728 0607.


Learn more

The Maintenance Shutdown is an annual procedure required by law that involves suspending production to carry out maintenance of equipment in order to ensure the safety of employees and the operational continuity of plants.At Klabin, the stages of the maintenance shutdown are defined based on project management best practices, with the focus on safety, planning, integration and quality in the production processes.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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10/04/2017
Klabin inaugurates Community Center in Ortigueira

The space, which will operate afterschool, features facilities for workshops and vocational courses

Paraná, April 10, 2017 – Today,Klabin inaugurated yet another social project in Ortigueira, Paraná: the Community, Social Development and Human Dignity Municipal Center, which is located in the Jardim Kovaleski district, alongside the lake.With a structure designed to stimulate the personal, professional and cultural development of youth and adults and to facilitate community integration, the Community Center will operate outside of school hours.


With built-up area of 159.53 square meters, it has three classrooms, multiple-use spaces and a skatepark, as well as a kitchen, cafeteria and bathrooms.The Center has the capacity to serve approximately 85 people for vocational courses, as well as facilities for IT and woodworking workshops and extracurricular activities. In the future, it also will accommodate courses under the scope of the National Program for Access to Vocational Education and Employment (Pronatec).


The center’s inauguration was attended by the city’s mayor, Lourdes Banach, the president of the city council, Edenilson Correia, the heads of municipal departments and other community representatives.The facilities will be managed by the Municipal Government of Ortigueira.


The center’s construction is part of Social and Environmental Action Plan of the Puma Unit. The project was created in response to the needs of the actual community, following a broad public consultation conducted by Klabin in the region.“This is one more delivery that reinforces Klabin’s commitment to the social development of local communities.The afterschool center allows children to participate full-time in educational and cultural activities that complement what they learn in school, which reduces their exposure to vulnerability situations and contributes to the growth of Ortigueira. The center also is an important space for vocational training, giving local residents a chance to gain the qualifications they need to get a job,” said Uilson Paiva, Klabin’s Community Relations Manager.


Social and Environmental Action Plan


In 2012, Klabin conducted a strategic mapping of the areas under the direct influence of the Puma Unit through a regional technical diagnosis of the cities of Ortigueira, Imbaú and Telêmaco Borba.An extensive participatory process involving various stakeholders in both urban and rural areas gave rise to the Unit’s Social and Environmental Action Plan, which brings together the company’s social investments supported by loans from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and includes projects in areas such as health, education, culture, recreation, environment and family farming.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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07/04/2017
Klabin launches campaign “It’s In Our Nature”

The action highlights the company’s sustainable practices and its employees’ engagement in caring for the environment

São Paulo, April 7, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading producer of paper and paperboard for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, is launching the campaign “It’s In Our Nature,” which features corporate messages showing the company’s alignment with the global agenda of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Created by the advertising agencies MotivareandVbrand of the In Press Porter Novelli Group, the campaign kicks off with the launch of a manifesto video that shows Klabin’s genuine concern for sustainability and highlights the environmental preservation and care initiatives carried out by the company and its employees.The video makes reference to the life cycle in which the company exists and the care it takes to protect natural resources, the environment, local communities and the sustainability of its business.Klabin drew inspiration from the stories of its own employees and presents in the video the sustainable attitudes of Edilson de Oliveira (from the Monte AlegreUnit in Paraná), Leonardo Mantovani (from the head office in São Paulo) andMarinez Romanhuck (from the Correia Pinto Unit in Santa Catarina).

In addition to the video, the campaign also features pieces that will be used throughout the year in the company’s corporate actions, projects and programs.For National Climate Change Awareness Day, World Forest Day and World Water Day, for example, the “It’s In Our Nature” campaign distributed infographics with key information on the company’s attitude and relations on each of these topics, while also reinforcing their alignment with the SDGs.

 “It’s in our nature to care for people and the resources around us.Having employees who are genuinely engaged with sustainable development is an inspiration and shows that company’s essence is appreciated and a part of their culture,” said Sergio Piza, Chief People & Management Officer at Klabin.The campaign is being used in all of the company’s communications and, besides the corporate website, is highlighted on Klabin’s intranet, digital TV, marketing e-mails, posters at units and social networks:LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

Go to the United Nation website to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals:https://nacoesunidas.org/pos2015/agenda2030.

It’s In Our Nature:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Gn5a4EmEM


Credits

"IT’S IN OUR NATURE" CAMPAIGN

Creation and Execution:MotivareandVbrand


VIDEO
Creative Director:Thum Thompson

Production Manager:Vava Zamboni

Production Coordinator:Renata Borges

Director of Photography:Claus Stellfeld

Post-production:Diego Cardoso

Script:Manuela PinaudandMarina Meira

Approval:Carime Kanbour, Luana Fleury, Diego Marques, Laura CapanemaandAline Tozaki

Locations:NGO Cidades Sem FomeandAlémdaRua Atelier


PIECES
Creative Director:Peco Porto

Copy:Evelyn Mancini

Art Director:Renato Simionato

Customer Service:Paula Cabral

Approval:Carime Kanbour, Luana Fleury, Diego Marques, Laura Capanema and Aline Tozaki

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

 

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06/04/2017
Schools in five cities in Paraná receive Klabin’s Growing and Reading Project

The initiative benefited more than 1,400 children from public schools in Ortigueira, Imbaú, Rio Branco do Ivaí, Cândido de Abreu and Sapopema

Paraná, April 6, 2017 – Klabin concluded last week another stage of its program to encourage reading, with the delivery of Reading Corners under its Growing and Reading Project in the cities of Ortigueira, Imbaú, Rio Branco do Ivaí, Cândido de Abreu and Sapopema, all in the state of Paraná. The initiative aims to bring children aged 0 to 6 close to books by stimulating creativity and imagination and exchanging experiences, besides contributing to the success of Brazil’s National Pact for Literacy at the Right Age. Klabin formalized the donation of seven reading corners to five schools in these cities, which jointly formed a collection of 3,150 children’s books.


Teachers and other child education professionals were trained by Instituto Avisa Lá last year in courses to develop new techniques, management and planning of reading activities, encouraging the habit of reading among children, and to bring them closer to books in preparation for primary and secondary education. Parents participated in a two-hour story-telling workshop with an expert consultant and will be able to contribute and encourage reading habits among children not just at school, but also at home. In fact, the entire network of child education professionals in these cities received full training and is able and prepared to disseminate this knowledge, thereby enriching reading practice at schools.


A total of 1,430 children benefited from Klabin’s Growing and Reading Project. In Ortigueira, 958 children from the Mayor Nilson Gorski Municipal School were benefited. At the Mundo da Criança Child Education Municipal Center (CMEI) in Imbaú, 62 students welcomed the reading corners, as did 90 children from the Lápis de Cor Pre-School in Rio Branco do Ivaí. In Cândido de Abreu, 182 students from the Dr. David Federmann Municipal Primary and Secondary School were benefited. At the Helena Maciel de Melo Child Education School (CMEI) in Sapopema, 146 children gained access to the project.


Developed in partnership with NGO United Way Brasil and Instituto Avisa Lá, the Growing and Reading project has already reached 26 cities across seven states where Klabin operates. Since then, some 6,900 children have benefited and almost 10,000 books have been donated. The Project has already trained 500 nursery school professionals (teachers, support staff from the Department of Education, school principals and pedagogic coordinators).

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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

 Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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05/04/2017
Klabin participates in Global Child Forum on South America

The event, in which King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden participated, highlighted the engagement of business leaders in children’s causes

São Paulo, April 5, 2017 – The Chief People & Management Officer of Klabin, Sergio Piza, participated yesterday in the “Presentations by Leading Companies” session at the Global Child Forum on South America, which was held at the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Fiesp) in São Paulo. Organized in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Childhood Brasil, the event was held for the first time in South America, in which more than 350 leaders and influencers from companies, governments, civil society and universities came together to discuss on the topic "Investing in Every Child". The purpose of the meeting is to encourage business leaders to respect and support children’s rights, invest in their wellness, health and safety, and to highlight the important connection with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in driving economic and social progress in South America.


The forum saw the presence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, the President of Brazil, Michel Temer, the first lady of Brazil, Marcela Temer, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, the State Secretary to the Swedish Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, Niklas Johansson, and other authorities and leaders.


The Chief People & Management Officer of Klabin highlighted the important role played by Klabin in society, underscoring that its long history is directly related to the care it shows towards its forests, employees and the communities surrounding its operations. “We have people who are prepared, engaged and motivated, who share Klabin’s natural values such as ethics, the pursuit of excellence and innovation, and the commitment to sustainability,” said Piza.


At the event, the benchmark report "The Corporate Sector and Children’s Rights in South America” was released, in which Klabin was highlighted for its “Puma Project for Childhood” project.

About the Puma Childhood Project

The Puma Childhood Project was part of the plan drawn up by Klabin when the Puma Unit, its new pulp plant in Ortigueira, Paraná, was under construction. The program was developed jointly with the Social and Environmental Action Plan, which identified opportunities and points of attention regarding the company's social investments. The project, which features various phases, disseminates information and raises awareness on protecting youth among a high number of children protection agents, and also administers training on providing service in situations of sexual assault and abuse involving children and adolescents.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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

 Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

 

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27/03/2017
Klabin takes Volleyball Network project to Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira

The Program fostered by Instituto Compartilhar, of volleyball coach Bernardinho, will benefit 180 students from public schools in Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira, in Paraná

Paraná, March 27, 2017 – Klabin participated today in the inauguration ceremony of yet another phase of the project Volleyball Network (Vôlei em Rede) – Paraná Centers, in Telêmaco Borba, with the presence of multi-gold-medalist volleyball coach and CEO of Instituto Compartilhar, Bernardinho. The program's main objective is to playfully teach volleyball to children and adolescents from public schools, while teaching essential values for their development. As a result, it seeks to provide a positive experience through sports, encourage healthier and more active habits among these youngsters. Klabin, which has industrial units and forest areas in both cities, is sponsoring the project.


In the region of Campos Gerais, the initiative will have two centers, at the State Public School Wolff Klabin, in Telêmaco Borba, and in the State Public School Altair Mongruel, in Ortigueira, serving around 180 students aged 9-15 starting in April. The volleyball classes will be given by teachers of the state public education system trained in the Compartilhar Methodology for Volleyball Beginners, which focuses on conveying the values of the sport and not just on training athletes. In addition to applying the methodology, the Institute provides all necessary technical material.

“We are very happy to be bring this project to Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira. Initiatives like this reinforce Klabin’s commitment to the social development of the regions where it operates, consistent with our sustainability policy. Developing an interest for practicing sports from the childhood and adolescence has benefits throughout one’s life, especially when these activities work concepts such as cooperation, respect, responsibility, discipline and autonomy, such as the methodology developed by Bernardinho for this project does,” said Francisco Razzolini, director of Technology and of the Pulp Unit of Klabin.

The inauguration event was attended by the coach and CEO of Instituto Compartilhar, Bernardinho; the Director of Technology and of the Pulp Unit of Klabin, Francisco Razzolini; the state secretary of Education of Paraná, Ana Seres; the head of Primary and Secondary Education of the State Education Department, Cassiano Ogliari; the mayor of Telêmaco Borba, Marcio Artur de Matos; the head of the regional center of Education of Telêmaco Borba, Sueli Aparecida Martins; the principal of the State Public School Wolff [D1] Klabin, in Telêmaco Borba, Irene Bilik; and the principal of the State Public School Altair Mongruel, in Ortigueira, Cirlene da Aparecida dos Santos Vargas Martins; among other government officials. The ceremony was also attended by two former athletes, Ana Maria Volpone and Gisele Miró, ambassadors of the Paraná centers of Instituto Compartilhar.

The Volleyball Network – Paraná Centers project was created in 1997 by coach Bernardinho in partnership with the Paraná State Government through its Departments of Education, Sports and Tourism. The successful initial experience led to the creation of Instituto Compartilhar, which currently benefits 3,700 children and adolescents in the states of Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte and São Paulo. Next to Klabin, other partners of the project include Unilever and Sanepar, all through the Federal Sports Incentive Law.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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

 Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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22/03/2017
Schools of Bom Retiro and Palmeira welcome Klabin’s Growing and Reading Project

The initiative will benefit over 190 children from schools in the region

Santa Catarina, March 22, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and leading producer of packaging, corrugated board and industrial bags, delivered yesterday its Growing and Reading Project to the cities of Bom Retiro and Palmeira, both in the state of Santa Catarina. The initiative aims to bring children aged 0 to 6 closer to books, by encouraging creativity and imagination and exchanging experiences, in addition to helping materialize the Brazilian Pact for Literacy at the Right Age. Yesterday, Klabin formalized the donation of two reading corners for both schools, each equipped with 450 children’s books.

Teachers and other preschool professionals were trained by Instituto Avisa Lá throughout 2016 in courses to develop story-telling techniques. Parents participated in a two-hour story-telling workshop with an expert consultant and will, therefore, be able to contribute and encourage reading habits among children not just at school, but also at home. The first delivery was made to Municipal Preschool Capistrano, in Bom Retiro, benefiting 65 children. Preschool Laura de Souza Rafaeli, in Palmeira, was the second to receive the project, which benefited 130 students.

Developed in partnership with NGO United Way Brasil and Instituto Avisa Lá, Growing and Reading has already benefited 26 cities in seven states where Klabin operates. Since then, some 6,900 children were impacted and almost 10,000 books were donated. The Project has already trained 500 preschool professionals (teachers, technicians of the Department of Education, school principals and pedagogic coordinators).

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and 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

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br

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

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

 

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