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14/02/2017
Klabin is among the best employers in Brazil

Company honored with the Top Employers certification for the third straight year

São Paulo, February 14, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter,and the leader in the packaging, corrugated board and industrial bags segments, has, for the third time in a row, won the Top Employers Brazil certification, which annually recognizes companies investing in human resources and people management initiatives. To grant the seal, the Top Employers Institute evaluates, through an audited survey, the best human resources practices in each company. The criteria analyzed include strategy, implementation of policies, and monitoring and communication of career and development conditions.


Solid results in these factors brought Klabin this recognition, since the company constantly implements practices that stimulate the role of its employees as the protagonists of their own careers. "We promote constructive dialogue among leaders, employees and teams, which allow professionals to be heard, understand the value of their work, pursue positive results and, especially, feel part of them. We recognize leaders who encourage such practices and build high-performance teams,” says Sergio Piza, Chief People & Management Officer. Caring for employees is also among the priorities of the company, which creates around 16,000 new jobs (direct and indirect) and invests in promoting the safety and well-being of its employees.

 

Established in 1991, the Top Employers Institute conducts an online survey of HR Best Practices in which organizations with at least 20 employees (in Brazil), or 2,500 (internationally), and which demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in people management, participate. After the survey is concluded, validated and audited, the team identifies companies that met the standards required to obtain the seal. The Institute has been conducting this survey for over 25 years and has so far honored companies in 116 countries. 

 

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 16 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

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

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09/02/2017
Klabin and City of Ortigueira inaugurate Municipal School in Vila Godoy

The 2017 school year kicks off with new developments in Ortigueira to benefit some 300 children

Paraná, February 9, 2017 – This year, the start of the new school year in Ortigueira, Paraná will be different for some 300 children in the public school system, as well as for Klabin. On Friday (10), Klabin will inaugurate the Dr. Getúlio Vargas Municipal School in the Vila Godoy district of Ortigueira.

The new school has built-up area of over 10,000 square feet, with six classrooms, computer lab, library, administrative office, kitchen and cafeteria, as well as rooms for teachers, coordinators and the principal. It also has extra spaces to ensure the students’ comfort, a locker room and a stockroom. The school also will welcome students from other districts and education units in the region whose facilities no longer are able to meet their needs.

The inauguration event will be held tomorrow with the presence of parents and other representatives from the community, including Mayor Lourdes Banach, the president of the city council and the school’s principal and directors. Like the other social projects in the Social and Environmental Action Plan of the Puma Project and Klabin, the need for a new school emerged from calls expressed by the community through a comprehensive public consultation process conducted by the company in the region. “The investments in education guarantee that Ortigueira is on the right path for achieving the desired social development, with direct positive impacts on the city’s Human Development Index,” said Uilson Paiva, Klabin’s Community Relations Manager.

The institution now will be managed by the Municipal Government of Ortigueira.

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 16 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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07/02/2017
Klabin environmental program preserving the wildlife and plants of Santa Catarina

During 14 years of studies, the program has identified more than 350 regional wildlife species in over 11,000 hectares monitored by the company

Santa Catarina, February 7, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter and the leader of the packaging, corrugated board and industrial bags segments, has sponsored wildlife environmental monitoring programs for 14 years in Santa Catarina, during which period it has successfully identified 358 regional wildlife species.

Created to produce information on wildlife found in Klabin’s forests in the state of Santa Catarina, the project is conducted within the company’s High Conservation Value Areas in the state. The company monitors more than 11,000 hectares across 12 farms located in the cities of Otacílio Costa, Capão Alto, Painel, Rio Rufino, Bocaina do Sul, Urupema, Urubici, Santa Cecília, Ponte Alta do Norte, Curitibanos, Bom Retiro, Petrolândia, Agrolândia and Chapadão do Lajeado.

It also helps preserve the mammalian fauna and bird wildlife, respectively the group of mammals and birds inhabiting the region. Information on the presence of species - gathered during monitoring activities, through camera traps, visual and audio recordings - help protect these animals. Understanding the biodiversity led to the creation of methods and assessments of the quality, recovery and maintenance of the environment, enabling the company to uphold the best sustainability standards in these areas. Over all these years of studies, the program successfully identified 42 species of mammals, 39 of which considered endangered, and 298 birds, of which 278 are considered endangered species.

In addition to helping in forest and operating activities, the project is an important reference for information, since the activity increases the perception and knowledge of various subjects, such as fire control, prevention of hunting, recovery of areas and promotion of educational campaigns on preserving the environment.

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 16 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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24/01/2017
Klabin's environmental education program in Santa Catarina reaches more than 12,000 participants

It is a continuous and permanent program, which brings wealth of information on the rich fauna and flora of the region, forest formation, as well as characteristics and composition of the forests to the public, students and teachers

Santa Catarina, January 24, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leader in the packaging, corrugated board and industrial bags segments, highlights the excellent results of its environmental education program in Santa Catarina, which completes 10 years in 2017 with 12,000 participants in the 40 cities where the company operates.

The Program of Monitored Visits to the Araucária Trail and the Caiubi Environmental Center are part of the environmental education project implemented by Klabin in Correia Pinto, Santa Catarina. It is a continuous and permanent program, which brings wealth of information on the rich fauna and flora of the region, forest formation, as well as characteristics and composition of the forests to the public, students and teachers in the region. The lectures are formatted according to age group, with appropriate language and also include videos of wild animals living in the company's forests, as well as photos.

Besides strengthening relations with surrounding communities, Klabin saw in the program one more alternative that helps to preserve the Araucária Forest, an endangered environment in the Planalto Serrano region preserved by the company. Direct interaction with visitors generates knowledge and broad interest in the need for preservation and the sustainability actions implemented by Klabin in its areas, which serves as an example for the entire region and the information is disseminated by students and teachers themselves.

In the Araucária Trail, visitors discover a rich biodiversity formed by native species, such as Araucária Angustifolia, Podocarpus Lambertii, diverse types of Mirtaceas, Lauraceas and local fauna, all of which are important instruments in putting environmental education into practice. The trail is inside a preserved area of the forest, which includes watersheds and riparian forests in the vicinity of the Tributos and Canoas rivers.  The Caiubi Environmental Center, which is completing two years of existence, has an auditorium for lectures that are given before visits to the Trail, and complete infrastructure to welcome the visitors.

So far during the Project, around eight thousand people have listened to the lectures, including by external speakers made upon request, and four thousand visits have been made to the Trail, which includes participation by more than 70 schools and institutions in the regions where Klabin operates, such as Planalto Serrano, Vale do Itajaí and Planalto de Canoinhas. In addition to informative material, the company also distributes a customized memory game with images and descriptions of the fauna living in the Araucárias Forest. During the period, more than 10,000 games were distributed.

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 16 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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11/01/2017
Klabin will host policemen from the new Police Battalion of Telêmaco Borba

Company was honored at the graduation ceremony of the 4th Regional Command of the Military Police at Ponta Grossa

Ponta Grossa (PR), January 11, 2017 - Klabin will welcome 50 members (46 policemen and four officers) from the recently created 26th Military Police Battalion of Telêmaco Borba. They will stay at one of the dorms that housed workers of the Puma Project, in the district of São Francisco in Telêmaco Borba. The place has complete infrastructure for sports, leisure and meals, and had already been offered by the company to house 90 policemen who participated in the training program for Military Police, whose graduation ceremony was held last Wednesday in Ponta Grossa.

At the event, in which Beto Richa, the governor of Paraná, participated, Klabin was honored for its contribution to the state's Military Police. "Historically, Klabin has always been a partner of the State when it comes to public security and now we made it possible for the police school to function in Telêmaco Borba and offered accommodation to new officers from other cities, increasing the number of officers on the street, which is an urgent need of ours," highlighted Sadi Carlos de Oliveira, Industrial Pulp Officer at Klabin.

The event was also attended by company executives, the State Secretary for Public Security, Wagner Mesquita, the commander-in-chief of Military Police, Col. Maurício Tortato, as well as congressmen and mayors from the region.

Created on March 3, 2016 and headquartered in Telêmaco Borba, the 26th Police Battalion of Telêmaco Borba is responsible for policing and maintenance of public order in the cities of Tibagi, Ventania, Curiúva, Figueira, Sapopema, Ortigueira, Imbaú, Reserva and Cândido de Abreu. In addition to the 26th Battalion, the graduation ceremony had a total of 254 military policemen, including 33 firefighters, from training schools of the following units: 16th Battalion of Guarapuava, 27th Battalion of União da Vitória, 2nd Fire Department of Ponta Grossa and 5th Independent Fire Department of Guarapuava.

 

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 16 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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05/01/2017
Klabin starts improvement work on highway PR-160 in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná

Drivers should be twice as careful on the stretch during construction works

Paraná, January 5, 2017 - Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leader in the packaging, corrugated boards and industrial bags segments, starts this month construction of the third lane on highway PR-160 and widening of the two lanes on the bridge on the Tibagi River in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná. The work will benefit the entire population in the region, mostly impacting the flow and safety in local traffic and in pedestrian crossings.

Improvements will be made by contractors Tucumann and CSC Engenharia through projects approved by the Highways Department of Paraná (DER-PR), which will also supervise the execution of services. This work is part of the agreement between Klabin and the Paraná state government, which determines that investments made in this project be deducted from a portion of the ICMS tax payable by the company.

Construction of third lane

The project envisages construction of the third lane in two phases: the first, expected to be concluded in June, will be on the highway stretch that connects Entrance 2 of Klabin's plant to Entrance 3; in the second phase, which will last until December, construction will be between the bridge on the Tibagi River and the Telêmaco Borba overpass. Earthmoving, drainage, paving and environmental improvement works will also be carried out in the stretches.

Widening and strengthening of the bridge on the Tibagi River

The bridge on the Tibagi River will be strengthened to receive shoulders on both lanes and a passage for pedestrians to provide greater safety to the population. Improvements to the bridge will be carried out together with construction of the third lane starting this January.

Safety

During the construction phase, which should last 12 months, local traffic will flow on half a lane most of the time, in a stop and go system. Due to the presence of workers and machinery on the road, Klabin requests the population to be twice as careful while driving past the site, always respecting signs and speed limits. Companies contracted to carry out the work will provide the necessary signs to ensure safety in the area.

In case of doubts, comments or suggestions, the community can contact Klabin by phone at 0800 728 0607 or by e-mail at 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 16 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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27/12/2016
Klabin elected Brazil’s most admired company in Pulp and Paper category

This is the fifth consecutive year the company leads the sector in the survey conducted by market research firm Officina Sophia

São Paulo, December 27, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leading producer of paper andpaperboardfor packaging, corrugated boardpackagingandindustrial bags, was elected for the fifth consecutive year as the best company in the Pulp and Papercategory in the "Brazil's Most Admired Companies" ranking, according to a survey conducted by Officina Sophia, a market research institute specializing in business strategy, which belongs to the holding company HSR.

The survey, launched 18 years ago, is conducted through interviews with more than 1,100 executives who assess and score companies from different sectors that stood out the most during the year. The assessment takes into consideration criteria such as responsibility towards the Environment and the Community, Management Quality, Innovation, Ethics and Sustainable Development, among others. This year, 11 macro-sectors and 48 sectors were analyzed.


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 16 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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21/12/2016
Klabin earns Leadership Status from Carbon Disclosure Project

The company participated in three of the platform’s programs:Climate Change, Water and Forests

São Paulo, December 21, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, was classified as a Climate Disclosure Leader by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the categories Climate Change and Forest with scores of “A-”. These scores mean that the company adopts some of the best practices on the platform and has implemented a series of actions to manage climate change in its own operations and those of third parties.A non-profit international organization, CDP analyzes and recognizes the efforts of companies around the world to manage the environmental impacts of their activities.

In the Water category, the company attained "Management" status with a score of "B".The progress of each company is categorized as follows:information disclosure (D- and D), awareness (C- and C), management (B- and B) and leadership (A and A-).Klabin's results are above the industry average and CDP noted that the company is measuring its impacts with the aim of reducing them, setting new targets and implementing strategic policies and structures to support adequate measures.Klabin’s initiatives include monitoring all of its water withdrawals, reducing the impact and improving the performance of its wastewater treatment and establishing a commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals related directly to water.

In Climate Change, CDP made specific notes about Klabin's results, which it classified as excellent.The score achieved by the company positions it two levels above the industry average and the Brazilian average.The Leadership level attest to the existence of significant activities related to emission reduction targets and verified emissions data.Klabin has a Climate Committee that discusses, plans and carries out actions related to anticipating weather events and maintains a strategic agenda for low-impact air emissions; received the Gold seal from the GHG Protocol, a program of the Center for Sustainability Studies (GVces) of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV); and has air emission standards focused on the production of clean energy.

In the Forest category, Klabin achieved advances in actions to ensure a value chain free of deforestation, with its practices were considered the best in deforestation risk management.Klabin, whose forest stewardship practices are a global reference in yields, was the first company in the southern hemisphere to receive an international certification attesting to its responsible and economically feasible forest management practices that promote healthy relationships with local communities and to it being a pioneer in promoting forest certification for small rural partner producers.

Since 2006, Klabin has been involved in the Carbon Disclosure Project's global initiative, which facilitates dialogue between investors and companies seeking to minimize the environmental impacts of their business in light of climate change.As part of this effort, in 2015, Klabin was recognized as the company with the Best Practice of Natural Capital Management by the CDP.In 2014, it was selected as one of the companies that most encourages good stewardship practices, which encompass controlling impacts and actions through supplier engagement and the certification and traceability of its wood as a means to guarantee a deforestation-free value chain.

CDP has the largest and most complete global environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions, enabling them to better measure and manage their environmental impacts.With a network of investors and buyers, companies and political decision-makers use the CDP's data and considerations to make better decisions, manage risks and capitalize on opportunities.

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 16 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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20/12/2016
Klabin delivers social projects in Emboguaçu and Vila do Povo

The new daycare center, multi-sports court and public school renovation will benefit local communities in Paranaguá, Paraná

Paranaguá (PR), December 20, 2016 – After inaugurating a pulp storage facility in the city this year, Klabin is delivering various social projects to benefit people in the districts of Emboguaçu and Vila do Povo:a daycare center known as the Municipal Children’s Education Center, a modern multi-sports court and the renovation of the Berta Rodrigues Elias Municipal School.The inauguration ceremony, which will be held on the new sports court at 11 a.m. today (20), will feature the presence of Klabin executives, Mayor Edison Kersten, municipal secretaries and local residents.

These social projects are extremely important to the residents of Emboguaçu and Vila do Povo, and were suggested by them in a public hearing conducted last year during the company's licensing process for the storage facility.“Klabin’s sustainability policy includes making social investments in the communities where it operates.We’re very pleased with the deliveries made here in Paranaguá, where we’re creating new jobs, raising income levels and contributing to the social well-being of neighboring communities," noted Uilson Paiva, Community Relations Manager at Klabin.

Half of the employees at Klabin's warehouse were hired from the local community.The company's International Logistics Manager, Ana Paula Trilho, said, "Klabin’s activities reflect its commitment to the region's economic and social development, with particular attention given to the people living in nearby communities."

The inauguration ceremony for the projects will include visits to the sites, entertainment and recreational activities for children from the girls' home “Lar das Meninas” and the Berta Rodrigues Elias Municipal School, not to mention popcorn, candies, snacks, a trampoline and a visit from Santa, among other activities.

Main projects delivered

The daycare center installed by Klabin, which has built-up area of 350 square meters and men's, women's and children's dressing rooms that accommodate persons with special needs, features a nursery, preschool, breastfeeding lounge, internal multi-purpose yard, playground, garden, restrooms and other facilities.

Meanwhile, the renovation of the Berta Rodrigues Elias Municipal School, which has built-up area of 1,100 square meters, included revitalizing nine classrooms and the faculty building and kitchen (installation of industrial stove, exhaust hoods and air purifier) and building a new playground as well as an indoor internal recreation yard for students to use on rainy days.The main services performed include renovating the men's and women's restrooms, replacing bathroom fittings and fixtures, installing drinking water fixtures, replacing wall and floor coverings, new electrical wiring and fixtures, interior and exporting paintwork and renovating the surrounding wall and increasing its height to improve security.

The Berta Rodrigues Elias Municipal School and the daycare center each have the capacity to serve around 400 children/students.

The indoor multi-sports court measuring 980.40 square meters was designed with a modern infrastructure, lighting and benches to comfortably receive the public for sports activities, like soccer, basketball and volleyball games.The facility features men's and women's dressing rooms and a storage room and was designed to accommodate persons with disabilities.

The company also will deliver to the municipal government the new girls home “Lar das Meninas,” whose 250 square meters are in the final phase of construction.This important project is the result of an agreement between Klabin, the Public Prosecutor's Office, the Judiciary and the Municipal Government, which donated a lot for the buildings construction.The new girl’s home involves the construction of men's and women's dressing rooms and restrooms accessible for persons with disabilities, dorm rooms, nursery, study room, dining room, lounge, TV room, kitchen and other facilities.

Pulp Logistics Unit in Paranaguá

Klabin’s operations in the city consist of its new Pulp Logistic Unit.Located on kilometer 5 of Highway BR 277, 50% of the employees at the storage facility live in the districts of Emboguaçu and Vila do Povo and 10% are women, who work as forklift operators.As part of the planning for the company's new pulp plant, the Puma Unit located in Ortigueira, Paraná, the storage facility enables the transportation of pulp exports via the Port of Paranaguá, strengthens the existing paper logistics operation and improves the company’s agility and competitiveness.

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 16 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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15/12/2016
Klabin participates in graduation ceremonies for over 1,000 PROERD students

Since Klabin joined the program in October, five more cities in the state were included: Correia Pinto, Lages, Otacílio Costa, Palmeira and Ponte Alta

Santa Catarina, December 15, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, sponsors and fully supports the Educational Program to Combat Drug Use (PROERD).On December 5 and 7, the company participated in two of the project’s graduation ceremonies held in Lages and Otacílio Costa in the state of Santa Catarina, which involved a total of 1,479 children age nine or ten enrolled in municipal, state and private elementary schools.

Since Klabin joined the program in October, five more cities in the state were included: Correia Pinto, Lages, Otacílio Costa, Palmeira and Ponte Alta.Today, the initiative draws on support from the Klabin Units in the cities of Correia Pinto, Otacílio Costa, Lages and Florestal 

Klabin believes the initiative is of vital social importance and is pleased to contribute to this cause, which is so important and gives backs to society, since it warns and prepares children, teens and adults about the challenges related to resisting drugs and violence. 

With 18 years in Santa Catarina, PROERD works to warn and raise awareness among students up to age ten about preventing drug use and has already offered guidance to 1,200,000 people since its implementation in the state.

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 16 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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09/12/2016
Klabin participates in graduation ceremony of the 12th batch of Environmental Protectors in Lages

This was the fifth edition held in the city of Lages, Santa Catarina, which trained 28 teenagers

Santa Catarina, December 9, 2016 - Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, held the graduation ceremony of the 12th batch of Environmental Protectors in partnership with the Environmental Police. This was the fifth edition held in the city of Lages, Santa Catarina, which trained 28 teenagers.

In this edition, which was held at the Santa Catarina State University Auditorium, students demonstrated a remarkable spirit of collectivity and received a badge in recognition. They also handed over a plaque to their coach Private Ilton Agostini, to honor his teachings throughout the course, which spanned 180 hours.  The teachers and monitors who contributed to the group's training also received certificates, and Klabin was honored with an award in the Sponsor category for sponsoring the project.

"The results of this initiative are seeds that will be reaped over the years. The youth who participate and have participated before definitely conclude the program with a different way of looking and acting, thinking in a more sustainable manner. From this moment on, they become agents responsible for disseminating environmental concepts and actions in the communities where they operate," said Edson Maestri, manager of Klabin's Otacílio Costa Unit.

The Environmental Protectors program was created to raise environmental awareness by training multipliers at the communities. Launched in 2005 in the city of Otacílio Costa, Santa Catarina, it has also been organized in the cities of Correia Pinto, Lages, Palmeira and Ponte Alta, having trained a total of 300 people so far.

 

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 16 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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08/12/2016
Klabin inaugurates Imbaú Central Square and delivers improvements envisaged in the city’s Solid Waste Plan

Benefits are part of the Puma Unit’s Social and Environmental Action Plan, drawn up in partnership with the community

Paraná, December 8, 2016 – On the day of its 20th anniversary, the city of Imbaú received a special gift: a new city square with space for leisure, outdoor gym, skating rink, playground for kids and lighting. The square also has a covered area for exhibitions, which can be used for open-air and handicraft fairs. Located on the BR-376 highway at the corner with Francisco Siqueira street, next to the City Council, the area was earlier used as a work yard and has now become the city’s first square.

The project, which was inaugurated this Thursday morning, is part of the Social and Environmental Action Plan of Klabin’s Puma Project and was selected through a process that involved extensive community participation.  Henceforth, the facilities will be managed by the Imbaú Municipal Government.

"We are very pleased to see the completion of a leisure area that meets the exact needs expressed by the people of Imbaú’," said Uilson Paiva, Community Relations Manager at Klabin.

 

Solid Waste Center

Another social benefit delivered by Klabin to Imbaú is related to the recycling of solid waste produced by the city, as part of the Integrated Urban Solid Waste Management Plan. The Plan is implemented in partnership with the Caminhos do Tibagi Intercity Consortium and includes the adaptation of seven cities making up the consortium to the National Solid Waste Policy (Federal Law 12,305/2010).

The 250m² pavilion used to dispose of recycled materials received improvements to its electrical facilities and was equipped with conveyor belts, pallet jacks and press machines. In April this year, the city had already received a truck for selective waste collection, while similar trucks were delivered in the cities of Ortigueira and Tamarana. The next step is to plan initiatives that enable domestic separation and recycling, environmental education, and landfill project and licensing.

 

Social and Environmental Action Plan

In 2012, Klabin, driven by a strategic vision and based on a regional technical diagnosis of the cities of Ortigueira, Imbaú and Telêmaco Borba, broadly mapped the areas under the direct influence of its Puma Unit. Through an extensive participatory process involving diverse stakeholder groups from urban and rural areas, the Unit drew up the Social and Environmental Action Plan, which brings together the company’s social investments that draw on financing from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and is composed of projects in the areas of health, education, culture, leisure, environment, family farming and others.

 

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 16 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: 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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06/12/2016
Klabin to hold its traditional Christmas Carols show on December 8 and 9

The free event at the Ikapê Hotel features a performance by the choral group Meninas Cantoras

Telêmaco Borba, December 6, 2016 – Klabin is sponsoring the show Christmas Carols 2016 on December 8 and 9.The free show featuring Klabin’s choral group Meninas Cantoras is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. at the Hotel Ikapê.This year, the show’s theme will be the traditional song “Silent Night” and evoke feelings and reflections of Christmas among the audience.Other songs include “Vem que Está Chegando o Natal,” “Quero Ver,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and a Christmas medley of four songs:“Jingle Bells,” “O Tannenbaum,” “Meu Pinheirinho” and “Já Chegou o Natal.”

Klabin’s group Meninas Cantoras is formed by girls age seven and up who are all daughters of employees at the Monte Alegre Unit in Paraná state and live in the local community.Since 2004, the project has encouraged the practice of choir singing, offered classes on musical theory and rhythms and vocal techniques and fostered teamwork.

Service - Christmas Carols 2016

Date:  December 8 and 9

Time:  8:30 p.m.

Venue:  Hotel Ikapê - Fazenda Monte Alegre - Harmonia - Telêmaco Borba (PR)

Free of charge

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 16 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: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (+55 11) 3046-7714 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

Alcione Cavalcante – (+55 11) 3323-3787 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br 

Giovana Savine – (+55 11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

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29/11/2016
Klabin elected Most Sustainable Company of the Year by EXAME Sustainability Guide

The company also figured as the most sustainable company in the paper and pulp segment by attaining above-average scores on the key indicators assessed, such as climate change, community relations, human rights, supplier management and others

Klabin elected Most Sustainable Company of the Year by EXAME Sustainability Guide

 

São Paulo, November 29, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, was selected for the fourth consecutive year as the "Most Sustainable Company of the Year" by the EXAME Sustainability Guide 2016. The company also figured as the most sustainable company in the paper and pulp segment by attaining above-average scores on the key indicators assessed, such as climate change, community relations, human rights, supplier management and others.

The Puma Unit, Klabin's new pulp mill, also was highlighted by the yearbook, given the company's efforts to make it a model mill from its very conception. According to the publication, the Puma Unit, the largest investment in Klabin's 117-year history, undeniably brings unique advances from an environmental standpoint to the country's pulp and paper industry. The sustainable elements recognized include the unit's planning based on a circular economy, energy aspects, since the mill has the capacity to generate 270 MW of renewable energy, and savings on water consumption.

Klabin's pioneering initiatives in the field of sustainability also were praised in the assessment. The company, which already in the 1960s adopted mosaic forest management, which supports greater diversity of fauna and flora, was the first forestry company in the Americas to receive international certification attesting to its sustainable forest stewardship practices. The article in the EXAME Guide also notes that no company in the paper and pulp industry has such a large and privileged area in terms of weather as Klabin, whose forests in Paraná state registered the highest forest productivity in Brazil.

Participating this year in the guide were 190 companies, 69 of which were elected the most sustainable in 19 industries. The guide also named top companies in ten special categories, as well as Most Sustainable Company of the Year.

The EXAME Guide was created in 2000 to recognize best practices in corporate responsibility in Brazil. Since 2007, the methodology used by EXAME to assess the companies that voluntarily opt to participate in the survey has been developed by the Center for Sustainability Studies of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (GVces-FGV), an institution that is a reference in sustainability in Brazil.

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 16 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: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (+55 11) 3046-7714 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

Alcione Cavalcante – (+55 11) 3323-3787 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br 

Giovana Savine – (+55 11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

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25/11/2016
Klabin included in BM&FBovespa’s Sustainability Index for the fourth consecutive year

The objective of the ISE is to create an investment environment that is compatible with the demands of sustainable

Klabin included in BM&FBovespa’s Sustainability Index for the fourth consecutive year

São Paulo, November 25, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, was selected as a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) for the fourth straight year. The objective of the ISE is to create an investment environment that is compatible with the demands of sustainable development and to encourage ethical responsibility through the good business practices of companies eligible for the index.


Klabin has a strong presence in all areas on which the ISE selection criteria are based. By creating annual plans that aim to achieve significant progress in the period, the Company is continuously improving its performance in the assessed dimensions, i.e. corporate sustainability, environmental and social-environmental balance, climate change, economic efficiency and governance, among others.


The index's new portfolio is valid from January  2, 2017 to January 5, 2018. Starting this year, component companies will also publicly disclose their answers to the ISE questionnaire. This new requirement will help increase the transparency of the process before investors and society in general.


The selection of companies to compose the index is based on criteria developed by the School of Economics and Business Administration (EAESP) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). In order to be included in the index, companies have to stand out in good sustainability practices, which is verified through their answers to questionnaires and the assessment of documental evidence supporting the quality of their management and control of each topic.

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 16 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: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (+55 11) 3046-7714 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

Alcione Cavalcante – (+55 11) 3323-3787 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br 

Giovana Savine – (+55 11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

 

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