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11/02/2019
Klabin’s sustainability governance practices recognized internationally

During 2018, the company was highlighted in several rankings recognizing sustainable initiatives

Klabin’s sustainability governance practices recognized internationally

During 2018, the company was highlighted in several rankings recognizing sustainable initiatives

São Paulo, February 11, 2019 – Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper, is commemorating important achievements that reinforce its actions targeting sustainable development. By creating solid action plans, the company has made significant progress, with its efforts focusing on projects and initiatives that create value for the entire chain and uphold its commitment to stakeholders.

For the first time, the company made it onto the A Lists of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for Water Management, Climate Change and Supply Chain programs. With this recognition, Klabin figures among companies highlighted by the institution as leaders in the transition to the new sustainable economy. A company’s progress is categorized as follows: information disclosure (D- and D), awareness (C- and C), management (B- and B) and leadership (A- and A). CDP is an international non-profit organization that analyzes and recognizes the efforts of companies around the world to manage the environmental impacts of their operations. In 2018, the evaluation methodology involved 650 investors holding more than US$87 trillion in assets.

Meanwhile, for the sixth straight year, Klabin was included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) published by the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3). The ISE’s goal is to create an investment environment compatible with the demands of sustainable development and to encourage ethical responsibility through the good business practices of eligible companies. The indicators for the company’s performance that led to its inclusion in the ISE’s 2019 portfolio include Engagement with Stakeholders, Environmental Commitments, Consumption of Natural Resources, Customer Relations, Resolution of Customer Demands and Commitment to the Community. The criteria are defined by the School of Economics and Business Administration (EAESP-FGV) of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), and Klabin will be a component of the portfolio until January 2020.

In a ranking published in July, Klabin figured for the second time in an excellent position in Spott Timber & Pulp, which evaluates the publicly available information on policies, operations and commitments of 50 wood and pulp producers worldwide against best environmental, social and governance practices. Klabin placed third in the global list for the industry, attesting to the solidity and transparency of its sustainability practices.

Also in 2018, Vigeo Eires, a global provider of surveys and services in the environmental, social and governance areas that evaluates the performance of companies in developing markets based on numerous criteria, divided into six areas (Environment, Human Rights, Human Resources, Engagement with Community, Business Behavior and Corporate Governance), recognized Klabin as a highlight for its initiatives in these areas.

“The accolades garnered by Klabin during 2018 effectively validate its efforts in sustainability governance, which is a key pillar of the company’s management that prioritizes the topic in strategic decision-making,” said Sérgio Piza, Klabin’s People, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Services Officer.

 

About Klabin

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

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

 

Learn more:  www.klabin.com.br 

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Juliana Onofri – +55 (11) 4871-1466 – juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 4871-1473 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Jordan Fraiberg – +55 (11) 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Battiferro – +55 (11) 3330-3806 – giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br

Mayara Brasil - +55 (11) 3323-1629 - mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br

 

 

 

 

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08/02/2019
Ortigueira and Puma Unit at the forefront of regional development

Study puts Ortigueira at the top in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the state of Paraná in recent years

Ortigueira and Puma Unit at the forefront of regional development

 

  • Study puts Ortigueira at the top in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the state of Paraná in recent years.
  • Operating above its nominal capacity, the Puma Unit reported record pulp production of 416,000 tons in the fourth quarter of 2018.

 

Paraná, February 8, 2019 – Inaugurated as one of the most modern pulp mills in the world, the Puma Unit continues to deliver increasingly significant results for Klabin, while also contributing to the development of the city of Ortigueira, Paraná, where it is located. The Unit’s pulp sale figures were among the highlights of the company's 4Q18 results announced this week. Meanwhile, the city leads Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in Paraná, according to a new survey by the Economic and Social Development Institute of Paraná (Ipardes).

Based on data published by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the Ipardes study indicates that the GDP of Paraná grew from R$225.2 billion to R$401.6 billion between 2010 and 2016, which represents an increase of 78.35% from the previous period covered by the study. Among the cities, Ortigueira heads the ranking of GDP growth in the entire state, leaping from R$247.6 million to R$1.2 billion, which represents growth of over 390%. In 2016, Klabin’s new mill started operating in the city. With a budget of R$8.5 billion, including infrastructure, taxes and contractual adjustments, it was the biggest ever private investment in the state of Paraná, generating around R$300 million in tax revenue each year.

In addition to boosting the local economy through pulp sales, the installation of the Puma Unit also brought to the community important projects such as "Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties," "Legal Forests," “Right Step,” “Our Digital Language,” "Solid Waste Project," "Growing Up Reading," "Caiubi Program" and "Força Verde Mirim," all of which aim to leave behind a legacy for the region’s development.

Built according to global best sustainability practices, it was the first pulp mill in Brazil to obtain the ISO 9001 and 14001 integrated certificates in the new versions (2015), and the first mill in the paper and pulp sector to obtain the ISO 50001 certification. Moreover, the mill has an average power generation capacity of 270 MW, of which 150 MW is surplus energy – sufficient to serve a city of 500,000 people –, making Klabin self-sufficient in energy production.

The Puma Unit’s pulp sales reached 399,000 tons in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 10% from the same period in 2017, which included 299,000 tons of hardwood pulp and 100,000 tons of softwood and fluff pulp. 

 

About Klabin's social and environmental projects in the region:

 

  • Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties  

Launched in May 2015 by Klabin in Paraná, the program encourages family farming by helping small rural farmers in the cities of Ortigueira, Imbaú and Telêmaco Borba in all stages of production - from obtaining the Rural Environmental Registration (CAR) to selling their produce in local markets, as well as diversifying ownership and encouraging the cooperative movement. In almost four years of the Program, 334 rural farmers benefitted and over 50 training programs were conducted involving agricultural management, livestock, organic production and environmental education, among others. The initiative is carried out in partnership with the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi), the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

The program was granted the “SESI Sustainable Development Goals Seal,” which recognizes initiatives that contribute to social and sustainable development, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also won the Onda Verde Trophy, granted by the publishing house Expressão de Ecologia, in the “Recovery of Degraded Areas” category.

 

  • Legal Forests

Over a period of ten years, the project delivered more than one million seedlings to farmers in Paraná and Santa Catarina. The Legal Forests program recovered approximately 350 hectares of riparian forests. Its efforts in recovering and conserving Permanent Preservation Areas (APP) covered more than 6,000 hectares of demarcated legal reserves and 1,200 hectares of legal reserves in regeneration across Paraná. It thus gave impetus to the practice of organic farming, as well as environmental conservation and awareness, which helped farmers to diversify their farming activities, thereby increasing their household income while preserving natural resources.

According to Apremavi, in Paraná, such environmental adaptations will continue to enable farmers to obtain certifications and, in turn, add value to the wood produced by them.

Legal Forests is part of the Forest Development Program implemented by Klabin, which, since 2014, has been supporting forestry producers in the Médio Rio Tibagi region to obtain the international FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) seal, which attests to management that conserves natural resources and offers fair working conditions. The program currently has 193 property owners and more than 300 rural properties engaged in the certification process.

 

  • Solid Waste Project

It is a partnership between Klabin and the Caminhos do Tibagi Consortium, formed by the cities of Imbaú, Ortigueira, Reserva, Tamarana, Tibagi and Telêmaco Borba, whose aim is to assist in solid waste management. The initiative is part of the Social and Environmental Action Plan rolled out by Klabin while setting up the Puma Unit in Ortigueira. Between 2014 and 2016, the company studied and diagnosed the solid waste chain of each city, after which action plans were drawn up.

For the project, Klabin supplied the cities with facilities or equipment such as sheds, waste collection trucks and materials to structure the recycling process in each location, besides training the collectors and forming associations or cooperatives to organize the work. Each city received inputs according to the needs specified in the action plan.

 

  • Growing Up Reading

The Growing Up Reading project aims to encourage reading habits among children aged 0 to 6 by providing them with children’s books. The project also involves training teachers and professionals from municipal elementary schools on teaching techniques to hold children's attention and providing tips on the practical use and creation of reading corners by teachers, underlining the importance of a playful and nurturing space that favors concentration and coexistence. The Reading Corners are fully decorated and adapted for students in a way that stimulates imagination and creativity, besides contributing to Brazil’s National Pact for Literacy at the Right Age.

Since 2015, Klabin has already expanded the Growing Up Reading project to ten cities across Paraná: Curiúva, Reserva, Ortigueira, Imbaú, Sapopema, Rio Branco do Ivaí, Cândido de Abreu, Rio Negro and, most recently, São Jerônimo da Serra and Ventania, training teachers and benefiting over 1,500 children.

The Growing Up Reading project has already reached 26 cities in seven states where Klabin operates. So far, more than 10,000 children have benefited from the initiative, about 18,000 books have been donated and more than 630 primary education professionals have been trained.

 

  • Caiubi Program

Since 2001, the Caiubi Program has already benefited over 245,000 students, 9,000 teachers and 770 schools in Paraná and Santa Catarina. The initiative brings together specialists to train teachers on disseminating ecological awareness and on helping to groom discerning citizens who are aware of their responsibilities towards the environment.

As a special initiative, the program, which has been running in Telêmaco Borba for 18 years, applied its methodology in the cities of Ortigueira, Imbaú, Reserva, Tamarana, Tibagi and Ventania, impacting more than 14,000 students.

Over 280 educational professionals, including teachers and teaching coordinators, attended two training sessions conducted by specialists and received qualifications to deal with the subject in the classroom.

 

  • Força Verde Mirim

The Força Verde Mirim project has been conducted for 10 years by the Environmental Military Police of Paraná. In 2018, the second graduating batch received support from Klabin. In 2017, students from the community of Briolândia became the first Guardians of Nature in Ortigueira. The company supports the initiative by donating uniforms and providing support to classes.

 

  • Our Digital Language

Implemented in 2009 in partnership with Jaborandi Institute, the Our Digital Language receives support from the Regional Education Center.  Its core objective is to improve oral and written communication skills of teenagers aged 13 to 18 by providing technological support and discussing topics addressed in Brazil's National High School Exam (ENEM) and the UN Millennium Development Goals. In 19 semesters, 1,077 students have completed from the Program.

 

  • Right Step

Launched in 2008 in partnership with Studio 3 Cia. De Dança, Klabin’s Right Step Program provides dance and capoeira classes to employees’ children aged 6 and above and to female employees in order to develop body language through art.

 

About Klabin
Klabin is Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper, the leader in the corrugated board and industrial bag packaging segments and the country’s only company offering one-stop shop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp. Founded in 1899, Klabin has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. In Paraná alone, Klabin has created over 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in more than 25 cities situated near its operations, especially in the Campos Gerais region.


Klabin is a pioneer in adopting mosaic-based stewardship, which consists of planted forests interspersed with preserved native forests, forming ecological corridors that help in maintaining the biodiversity. Klabin’s forest area in Paraná covers a total of 342,000 hectares, 142,000 of which are native forests. Klabin also maintains an Ecological Park in the Monte Alegre Farm, located in Telêmaco Borba, for research and conservation purposes, which provides shelter and rehabilitates wildlife that have suffered accidents or abuse, thus helping in the efforts of environmental authorities. Besides contributing to the preservation of the region’s flora and fauna, which include endangered species.

The entire management of the company is guided by Sustainable Development. Klabin has implemented most of its social and environmental programs in the Campos Gerais region, notable among them being the Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties, Legal Forests, Solid Waste Project, Growing Up Reading, Caiubi Program, Força Verde Mirim and Environmental Protectors.


Klabin also supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Media Relations – Klabin
In Press Porter Novelli

Juliana Onofri – +55 11 4871-1466 – juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br
Alcione Cavalcante – +55 11 4871-1473 – 
alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br
Jordan Fraiberg – +55 11 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br
Mayara Brasil - +55 11 3323-1629 - mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br
Giovana Battiferro – +55 11 3330-3806 – giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br

 

 

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07/02/2019
Klabin reports 47% growth in Adjusted EBITDA in 2018

Adjusted EBITDA in 4Q18 reached R$ 1,133 million, up 33% from the same period last year. Growth in 2018 compared to 2017 was 47%.

 

 

Klabin reports 47% growth in Adjusted EBITDA in 2018

 

  • Adjusted EBITDA in 4Q18 reached R$ 1,133 million, up 33% from the same period last year. Growth in 2018 compared to 2017 was 47%.

 

  • Net sales revenues in 4Q18 increased 21% versus 4Q17, driven by higher volume and improved price scenario.

 

  • Operating above its nominal capacity, the Puma Unit set a pulp production record of 416 thousand tons in 4Q18.

 

 

 

São Paulo, February 7, 2019 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, and the only company in Brazil to produce hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp in the same industrial unit, registered its 30th straight quarter of growth in its financial results (EBITDA in the last twelve months). The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) of R$1,133 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, which represents growth of 33% over the same period the previous year. In 2018, Adjusted EBITDA came to R$ 4,024 million, an increase of 47% from 2017.

 

 

 

Total sales (excluding wood) in 4Q18 stood at 861 thousand tons. Pulp sales by the Puma Unit, which has been operating at above its nominal capacity, reached 399 thousand tons, up 10% from 4Q17, and included 299 thousand tons of hardwood pulp and 100 thousand tons of softwood and fluff pulp.  Another highlight is the company’s solid performance in the paper and packaging segment, marked by the 8% growth in kraftliner sales in the fourth quarter of 2018, driven strongly by domestic sales, which grew 25% in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2017. During the period, Klabin expanded its footprint and share in markets such as fruits in northeastern Brazil and in industrial bag exports.

 

 

 

Net revenue increased 21% in 4Q18 compared to the same period in 2017, reaching R$ 2,785 million. The Company highlights the 52% growth in pulp revenue, which stood at R$ 1,107 million, and the 39% growth in the kraftliner segment, which registered higher sales volume and better prices. In the annual comparison, Klabin registered 9% growth in net revenue from its paper business unit and 7% growth at the packaging unit.

 

 

 

Driven by improved results, dividends of R$ 75 million and interest on equity of R$ 265 million were paid in the fourth quarter. Moreover, dividends of R$ 145 million and interest on equity of R$ 125 million were approved for payment in February 2019.

 

 

 

“Klabin ended 2018 with financial results that are both sustainable and within the planned growth margins. Our flexibility in pursuing and adapting ourselves to more profitable markets, combined with the continuously strong performance by the Puma Unit, were some of the key driving factors during the period”, says Gustavo Sousa, Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer of Klabin.

 

INVESTMENTS

 

In 4Q18, Klabin invested R$280 million, of which R$76 million were allocated to forestry operations; R$164 million to ensure operational continuity of the industrial units; and R$ 40 million were invested in special projects and expansion, especially in high-yield projects designed to improve the company’s operational performance in its business segments. With this, Klabin’s investments in 2018 totaled R$ 956 million.

 

 

 

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22/01/2019
Klabin among Brazil’s 50 most beloved companies according to Love Mondays platform

To create the ranking, which is now in its fourth edition, Love Mondays compiles anonymous and spontaneous opinions from former and current employees

Klabin among Brazil’s 50 most beloved companies according to Love Mondays platform

To create the ranking, which is now in its fourth edition, Love Mondays compiles anonymous and spontaneous opinions from former and current employees

 

São Paulo, January 22, 2019 – Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packagingpaper, is one of the 50 highest rated companies in the ranking of the “Most loved companies – professionals’ choice” from the Love Mondayswebsite, a platform that compiles ratings on the workplaces of companies operating in Brazil.

 

To create the list, thousands of opinions of professionals from over 170,000 companies in Brazil were compiled, which considered corporate culture, compensation and benefits, quality of life and career opportunities as predetermined criteria. Of these, Klabin further stood out in the first two criteria, reaching a 90% approval rating from its employees, who said they would recommend the company to a friend.

 

 “Klabin is an extraordinary company with a 120-year history that boasts a sustainable business model and high-performance teams that enable people to play lead roles, while respecting the importance of each one for driving the chain. We work with a permanent focus on developing our employees, improving qualifications and career engagement and planning,” said Sérgio Piza, Klabin’s People and Corporate Services Officer.

 

To ensure that the process is truly evaluated by those who are former or current employees at the companies, Love Mondays uses a verification tool and a team of moderators to verify the data.

 

This is the fourth straight year in which the ranking is published. To rank a company, it considers the average general satisfaction score attributed by employees from January 1 to November 30, 2018. The scores range from 1 to 5, where 1 means very dissatisfied and 5 very satisfied. To be eligible, companies must have at least 50 evaluations and, for the list of 30 Most Loved SMBs (with fewer than 500 employees), a minimum of 15 ratings are needed.

 

About Klabin

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

 

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

 

Learn more:  www.klabin.com.br 

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Juliana Onofri: +55 (11) 4871-1466 – juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br

Alcione Cavalcante: +55 (11) 4871-1473 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Jordan Fraiberg: +55 (11) 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Battiferro: +55 (11) 3330-3806 – giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br

Mayara Brasil: +55 (11) 3323-1629 – mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br

 

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21/01/2019
Klabin’s social-educational programs are accepting applications in Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira

Students can enroll in singing, capoeira, dance and communication classes through the end of the month

Klabin’s social-educational programs are accepting applications in Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira

Students can enroll in singing, capoeira, dance and communication classes through the end of the month


Paraná, January 21, 2019 Children and teens in OrtigueiraandTelêmaco Borba up to the age of 18 already can register in four social-educational programs organized by Klabin: Singing Girls, Right Step Dance and Right Step Capoeira and Our Digital Language. Classes begin on March 11 and 12.

In Telêmaco Borba, the projects will be carried out at the Vera Lafer Cultural Space, in Harmonia. In Ortigueira, classes will be held at the Queimadas Cultural Center and the Senior Citizen Community Center, both located in the city’s central district. 

Klabin’s social-educational programs contribute to the social topics of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in alignment with the principles of the Global Compact and the company's Sustainability Policy.

You can register by contacting Jéssica Lourenção by January 31 at 3271-5580 or by e-mail at
jlourencao@klabin.com.br

See the class schedules and details about Klabin’s programs:
Telêmaco Borba:

Singing Girls – Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., alternatively from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for girls from 7 to 17 years old.

Our Digital Language 1 – Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Our Digital Language 2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. o 4:30 p.m. for youth from 13 to 18 years old.

Right Step Dance – Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for girls from 12 to 17 years old, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for girls from 9 to 13 years old.

Right Step Capoeira – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for boys from 6 to 17 years old.

Ortigueira:
Singing Girls
– Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for girls from 7 to 17 years old.

Right Step Dance – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for girls from 13 to 17 years old.

Right Step Capoeira – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for boys from 6 to 17 years old.

Programs:
OUR DIGITAL LANGUAGE

In partnership with the Jaborandi Institute, Klabin’s Our Digital Language Program, which was implemented at the Monte Alegre Unit in 2009, works to improve the oral and written communication skills of youth from 13 to 18 years old, supported by technology and focusing on topics addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It launched its activities in 2010 in partnership with the Local Education Department of Telêmaco Borba and was expanded to the Puma Unit in 2017 through the Local Education, Culture and Sports Department of the municipal government of Ortigueira, working with students in the fifth grade in municipal public schools.

KLABIN'S SINGING GIRLS
Created in 2004 in the Monte Alegre Unit and expanded to the Puma Unit in 2017, Klabin’s Singing Girls is a group formed by the daughters of employees and young girls aged between 7 and 17 from the communities of Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira. The group practices choir singing, and the girls learn music theory, rhythm and vocal techniques.

RIGHT STEP – DANCE AND CAPOEIRA
In partnership with Studio 3 Cia. de Dança – São Paulo, the Klabin Right Step Program, which was created at the Monte Alegre Unit in 2008 and expanded to the Puma Unit in 2017, offers Dance and Capoeira activities to members aged 6 to 17 and also to Klabin employees.

 

About Klabin
Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper and the leader in the corrugated board and industrial bag packaging segments, Klabin is the country’s only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp. Founded in 1899, Klabin has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. In the state of Paraná alone, Klabin creates over 10 direct and indirect jobs in more than 25 cities near its operations, especially in the Campos Gerais region.

Klabin is a pioneer in adopting mosaic-based stewardship, which consists of planted forests interspersed with preserved native forests, forming ecological corridors that allow native wildlife to roam their natural habitat while contributing directly to protecting the soil, water and biodiversity. Klabin’s forest area in Paraná covers a total of 342,000 hectares, 142,000 of which are native forests. Klabin also maintains an Ecological Park on the Monte Alegre Farm located in Telêmaco Borba for research and conservation purposes, which works to shelter and rehabilitate wildlife that have suffered accidents or abuse to support the efforts of the environmental authorities. Klabin also works to preserve the region’s fauna and flora, including endangered species.

Klabin’s entire management is guided by Sustainable Development. Klabin develops most of its social and environmental programs in the Campos Gerais region, which include the programs Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties, Legal Forests, Solid Waste Project, Growing Up Reading, Caiubi Program, Força Verde Mirim and Environmental Protectors.

 Klabin also supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles. 

 

Media Relations – Klabin
In Press Porter Novelli
Juliana Onofri: +55(11) 4871-1466 – juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br
Alcione Cavalcante: +55 (11) 4871-1473 – 
alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br  

Jordan Fraiberg: +55 (11) 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br
Giovana Battiferro: +55 (11) 3330-3806 – 
giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br

Mayara Brasil: +55 (11) 3323-1629 - mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br  

 

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18/01/2019
Stop-and-go operation on PR-160 construction to continue until end of month

The traffic scheme is being implemented on the stretch between the Parque Limeira and Monte Carlo districts.

Stop-and-go operation on PR-160 construction to continue until end of month


Paraná, January 18, 2019 – The stop-and-go traffic control scheme on Highway PR-160 during construction of a third lane within the city limits of Telêmaco Borba willlast until January 31, including at nighttime. The traffic scheme is being implemented on the stretch between the Parque Limeira and Monte Carlo districts.

Drivers using the highway should pay attention to the signage and follow the posted speed limits. Klabin is available to answer any questions from the public by telephone at 0800 728 0607 or by email at
faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br.

 

About Klabin 
Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper and the leader in the corrugated board and industrial bag packaging segments, Klabin is the country’s only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp. Founded in 1899, Klabin has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. In the state of Paraná alone, Klabin creates over 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in more than 25 cities near its operations, especially in the Campos Gerais region.

Klabin is a pioneer in adopting mosaic-based forest management, which consists of planted forests interspersed with preserved native forests to form ecological corridors that help to conserve biodiversity. Klabin’s forest area in Paraná covers a total of 342,000 hectares, 142,000 of which are native forests. Klabin also maintains an Ecological Park on the Monte Alegre Farm located in Telêmaco Borba for research and conservation purposes, which works to shelter and rehabilitate wildlife that have suffered accidents or abuse to support the efforts of the environmental authorities. Klabin also works to preserve the region’s fauna and flora, including endangered species.

Klabin’s entire management is guided by Sustainable Development. Klabin develops most of its social and environmental programs in the Campos Gerais region, which include the programs Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties, Legal Forests, Solid Waste Project, Growing Up Reading, Caiubi Program, Força Verde Mirim and Environmental Protectors.

Klabin also supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

Media Relations – Klabin
In Press Porter Novelli
Juliana Onofri: +55 (11) 4871-1466 – 
juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br
Alcione Cavalcante: +55 (11) 4871-1473 – 
alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br  

Jordan Fraiberg: +55 (11) 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br
Giovana Battiferro: +55 (11) 3330-3806 – 
giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br

Mayara Brasil: +55 (11) 3323-1629 - mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br  

 

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14/01/2019
Klabin opens registrations for new Pitch Day

Open innovation program aims to attract startups and suppliers that offer solutions to reduce plastic packaging of products that reach the Company

Klabin opens registrations for new Pitch Day

Open innovation program aims to attract startups and suppliers that offer solutions to reduce plastic packaging of products that reach the Company

 

São Paulo, January 14, 2019 – Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper and the country’s only company to offer a one-stop shop solution for hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, today opened registrations for one more edition of its “Klabin Pitch Day." This time, the open innovation program seeks to attract suppliers and startups that offer solutions to reduce the plastic packaging of materials - raw materials or items for maintenance, repair and operations - that reach the company.

The initiative mainly focuses on encouraging the adoption of sustainable solutions across the supply chain, bringing current suppliers and new partners together to think of options that reduce waste generation, thereby helping to preserve the environment and adapting themselves to a global trend.

 “The action strengthens Klabin's Research, Development and Innovation front. The open connection with partners, adopted in the Pitch Day format, enables contact with new alternatives that help us to overcome important challenges that is necessary for the development of the Company," said Renata Freesz, Innovation manager.

The company wants to ensure compliance with sustainable consumption and production standards, which is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 12). In 2016, Klabin voluntarily adhered to the SDGs in order to mobilize government authorities, companies and civil society around a global agenda with 17 goals for a sustainable trajectory.

 “Innovation and sustainability are two of Klabin’s main pillars. We have been strongly investing in research and development in order to offer increasingly sustainable products,” said Júlio Nogueira, Sustainability and Environment manager at Klabin. “In this regard, it is only natural that we invite our partners to think about this theme so that they are included in jointly building a sustainable future," Renata concluded.

“Klabin Pitch Day – Reduction of plastic packaging” is targeted at the company’s current suppliers, new partners and startups. Those interested in participating should fill out the form available at bitly.com/klabinpitchday by February 8. All proposals will then be analyzed and those selected for the program will be invited to the Pitch Day, which will be held at the end of February in Ortigueira, Paraná.

To stay updated on Klabin Pitch Day, follow Klabin on social networks: www.linkedin.com/company/klabin and www.facebook.com/klabin.sa.

 

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27/12/2018
Klabin supports Clean Beach Project in Recife

The company will distribute paper bags, paper straws and cardboard trashcans on Boa Viagem Beach to promote environmental education and a litter-free beach

Klabin supports Clean Beach Project in Recife

 

The company will distribute paper bags, paper straws and cardboard trashcans on Boa Viagem Beach

to promote environmental education and a litter-free beach

 

Pernambuco, December 27, 2018 – Beachgoers and tourists who frequent Boa Viagem Beach in Recife, Pernambuco can now participate in the Clean Beach Project and help preserve the environment.From January to May, Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper, will distribute some 850,000 paper bags that the public can use to dispose of their trash and help keep the beach free of litter. The company also will donate 50,000 paper straws and 37,000 cardboard receptacles to facilitate trash collection.

 

“Sustainability is a key pillar at Klabin and a commitment we undertook long ago with all our stakeholders.We have been closely following the change in people’s behavior, who more and more are opting for renewable and environmentally friendly products.And paper is an important ally in this trend, since it is 100% recyclable and biodegradable,” said Douglas Dalmasi, Packaging director at Klabin.“It’s very satisfying to participate in the action and contribute directly to a more sustainable future," he added.

 

The Clean Beach Project will be implemented along the eight kilometers of Boa Viagem Beach on Sundays and holidays, from January to May 2019. The initiative will include trained monitors located strategically along the beach, who will distribute the paper bags and straws as well as orient the public.The project, which was conceived by the network TV Globo and is now in its 20th edition, aims to promote environmental education.The initiative, which also is sponsored by the municipal government of Recife, also distributes colorful bracelets to children on the beach to help their parents locate them on the beach.

 

Information – Launch of Clean Beach Project

Date and time:  December 30, 2018, at 9 a.m.

Place:  Avenida Boa Viagem, in front of Academia da Cidade no Segundo Jardim de Boa Viagem, in Recife

Project Duration: Sunday and holidays through May 12, 2019

 

About Klabin

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

 

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

 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin

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Juliana Onofri – (11) 4871-1466 – juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br

Jordan Fraiberg – (11) 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br

Mayara Brasil - (11) 3323-1629 – mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br    

Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 4871-1473 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Battiferro – (11) 3330-3806 – giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br

 

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20/12/2018
Klabin’s Puma unit receives certification unprecedented in industry

The plant was the first in Brazil’s pulp and paper industry to receive ISO 50001 certification

Klabin’s Puma unit receives certification unprecedented in industry

The plant was the first in Brazil’s pulp and paper industry to receive ISO 50001 certification

Paraná, December 20, 2018 – Klabin’s Puma unit in Ortigueira, Paraná was awarded ISO 50001 certification, making it the first plant in the country’s pulp and paper industry to follow the best practices required by said certification. This recognition attests to the unit's efforts to improve its energy performance and efficiency just little more than two years after its start-up.  

 

 “The certification, which was obtained after a series of audits, reinforces Klabin’s commitment to sustainable development and recognizes the engagement and dedication of all professionals involved in the topic, whether employees, contractors or suppliers," said Sadi Oliveira, Industrial Pulp Officer at Klabin. “We’re very pleased with the certification, which represents yet another achievement.”

 

ISO 50001 certification is awarded to plants that follow good practices in energy management to ensure compliance with Brazilian legislation and good practices for loss reduction, conscientious consumption and prioritization of renewable energy sources. 

 

The unit’s certifications include ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 (2015 version) and OHSAS 18001/2007, which attest to best practices in quality management, environmental management and occupational health and safety management, respectively.

 

 

Power generation

 

The Puma Unit has average power generation capacity of 270 MW. The surplus, which is sufficient to power a city of 500,000 people, is supplied to Brazil's national grid. The amount used by the company makes the plant energy self-sufficient. 

 

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20/12/2018
Klabin develops package that maintains the quality of specialty coffee

The product outperforms traditional packaging at a lower cost

Klabin develops package that maintains the quality of specialty coffee

The product outperforms traditional packaging at a lower cost

 

São Paulo, December 20, 2018 – With the conclusion of its research, which lasted two years, Klabin presents to the industry the best packaging solution for specialty coffee, which outperforms the traditional jute packaging at a lower cost.

The bag produced by Klabin maintains the quality of coffee beans during long storage periods. After 18 months of storage, specialty coffees processed using the natural or unwashed method stored in high barrier paper packaging achieved the highest score in preserving the beans' original characteristics, of over 82, while vacuum packaging scored 81 and jute 73, with the maximum score 100.

 “Over the past few years, Klabin has performed countless tests to offer the market an extremely competitive and innovative product that better protects the product, better preserves the qualities of the coffee beans and provides important financial gains for the chain,” said Douglas Dalmasi, packaging director at Klabin.

In addition to proving a better option for preserving coffee for export, the package is more advantageous financially for the market compared to vacuum packaging. The coffee bags are fully recyclable and made from renewable natural resources, with the raw material originating from Klabin’s certified and planted forests.

 

Market
Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer and exporter. The country cultivates two coffee species: coffea arabica and coffea canephora. The former is used in high-quality blends, while the latter (robusta coffee), known in Brazil as conilon coffee, is used by instant coffee producers.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), the cultivation of coffee in Brazil covers 2.25 million hectares and involves 300,000 coffee growers in 1,900 municipalities. In 2017, 20% of Brazil’s coffee cultivation was estimated to be specialty coffee, which has grown 20% over the last five years.

According to estimates from the Brazilian Association of Specialty Coffee (BSCA), specialty coffee production has grown on average 15% per year over the past few years, reaching 8.5 million bags in 2017. Of this amount, the association estimates that 7.6 million bags are exported, mainly to the United States, Japan and countries Europe.

 

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12/12/2018
Klabin delivers space for music education to IFPR

The company renovated and adapted an area in the institution for music education in Telêmaco Borba

Klabin delivers space for music education to IFPR

The company renovated and adapted an area in the institution for music education in Telêmaco Borba


Paraná, December 12, 2018 – A music education lab, fully restructured and renovated, with a stage and recording rooms. That was Klabin’s most recent contribution to the Telêmaco Borba campus of the Federal Institute of Paraná (IFPR). The space was inaugurated with music performances by students in the presence of mayor Marcio Matos, municipal authorities, academic community and company representatives.

The renovation of the lab will enable music theory and hands-on classes in an environment especially designed for this purpose, favoring the learning dynamics, given that previously the students had classes in regular rooms.“Students need spaces such as this one,” said the interim dean of IFPR, Odacir Zanatta.  Brenda Ferreira Preste, a student, believes the lab will positively impact her education. “There will be greater emphasis on learning music and that will help us create a new dynamic that deepens the understanding of what is learned," she said.“Everyone is so excited about what we have now."

The dean of IFPR in Telêmaco Borba, Karina Mello Bonilaure, points out that the space will be used by the community as well in the future.“The impact of the new place will be huge.The acoustics, the space for fraternization, all this will promote the rollout of special initiatives and encourage the community to get involved.”For Klabin, investment in education and culture is part of the company’s Sustainability Policy and is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.The IFPR serves 936 students on-site, in Telêmaco Borba and other cities of the Campos Gerais region.

 

About Klabin

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

 

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

 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli
Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 4871-1473 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br
Juliana Onofri – (11) 4871-1466 – juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br
Jordan Fraiberg – (11) 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br
Giovana Battiferro – (11) 3330-3806 – giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br
Mayara Brasil - (11) 3323-1629 - mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br  

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10/12/2018
Klabin’s Christmas Carols will be from December 11 to 13 in Harmonia

Carols by the Singing Girls choir will begin at 8:30 p.m., at Ikapê Hotel in Harmonia

Klabin’s Christmas Carols will be from December 11 to 13 in Harmonia

Carols by the Singing Girls choir will begin at 8:30 p.m., at Ikapê Hotel in Harmonia

Paraná, December 10, 2018 – From December 11 to 13, Klabin will host its traditional Christmas Carols. Klabin’s more than 60 Singing Girls will perform at the Ikapê Hotel in Harmonia at 8:30 p.m. The theme this year is “Celebrating Christmas,” and people will watch the choir's rendition of traditional Christmas songs from various countries and sung in Portuguese.

Created in 2004 at the Monte Alegre Unit and expanded to the Puma Unit in 2017, Klabin’s Singing Girls is a group formed by the daughters of employees and young girls aged 7 and older from the communities of Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira. The group practices choir singing and the girls learn music theory, rhythm and vocal techniques.

 

Christmas Carols 2018

Date: December 11 to 13

Time: 8:30 p.m.

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

Entry Free

 

About Klabin

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

 

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

 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br



Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli
Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 4871-1473 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br
Juliana Onofri – (11) 4871-1466 – juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br
Jordan Fraiberg – (11) 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br
Giovana Battiferro – (11) 3330-3806 – giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br
Mayara Brasil - (11) 3323-1629 - mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br  

 

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10/12/2018
Klabin expands Growing Up Reading project in Rio Negro, Paraná

Klabin’s social responsibility program helps children entering elementary school to get more familiarized with reading

Klabin expands Growing Up Reading project in Rio Negro, Paraná

Klabin’s social responsibility program helps children entering elementary school to get more familiarized with reading


Paraná, December 10, 2018 – Klabin’s Growing Up Readingproject has just arrived at two more schools in Rio Negro, Paraná, benefiting more than 500 children with 900 books recommended by the Ministry of Education. In partnership with the NGO United Way Brasil and Avisa Lá Institute, the company delivered reading corners to two schools – the Centro Municipal de Educação Infantil Tia Fani and the Escola e Centro Municipal de Educação Infantil Ana Zornig - located in the districts of Eucaliptos and Estação Nova, respectively.

The Growing Up Reading project aims to encourage the habit of reading among children aged 0 to 6 by providing them with children's books and the reading corner, which is entirely decorated and adapted for the students, stimulating their imagination and creativity and contributing to Brazil’s National Pact for Literacy at the Right Age. Each school received a reading corner with 450 books, which ranged from stories and tales to arts, different cultures and poetry. Apart from being award-winning books, these are also recommended by the Ministry of Education for early childhood.

The project has also trained teachers and professionals at the municipal elementary schools on teaching techniques to catch the children's attention and tips on practical use and creation of reading corners by teachers, reinforcing the importance of a playful and welcoming space that favors concentration and coexistence. In addition, during the reading corners delivery event, a workshop on storytelling was held for parents.

In 2017, two other education centers, in Bairro Alto and Vila São Judas Tadeu, received the Growing Up Reading project, which so far has benefited 800 children and trained 51 professionals in the city of Rio Negro.

The Growing Up Reading project has already reached 26 cities in seven states where Klabin has operations. To date, over 10,000 children have benefited from the initiative, with some 18,000 books donated and more than 630 primary education professionals trained.

 

About Klabin

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

 

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

 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli
Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 4871-1473 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br
Juliana Onofri – (11) 4871-1466 – juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br
Jordan Fraiberg – (11) 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br
Giovana Battiferro – (11) 3330-3806 – giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br
Mayara Brasil - (11) 3323-1629 - mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br  

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10/12/2018
Klabin begins construction of access ramp on PR-160

Telêmaco Borba stretch, will receive one more improvement project, designed and executed by Klabin

Klabin begins construction of access ramp on PR-160


Paraná, December 10, 2018 – Highway PR-160, in the Telêmaco Borba stretch, will receive one more improvement project, designed and executed by Klabin. This week, the company began the construction of an access ramp, a lower stretch than the road, which enables the flow of vehicles without impacting traffic on PR-160, near Gate 2 of the Monte Alegre Unit.

The access ramp will facilitate access of trucks to Klabin's wood yard, further increasing the safety of drivers and employees and making traffic more fluid in that stretch. To reduce impacts and ensure normal circulation of vehicles in the region, a deviation will be built and, as a result, access to the third lane will be interrupted.

Construction work should be concluded in eight months. During this period, Klabin reinforces the importance of collaboration between drivers and pedestrians, as well as attention to highway traffic signals, to ensure the safety of the population and workers involved in the project.

Klabin is available to the community by phone at 0800 728 0607 or by email at faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br.

 

About Klabin

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

 

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

 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin


In Press Porter Novelli
Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 4871-1473 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br
Juliana Onofri – (11) 4871-1466 – juliana.onofri@inpresspni.com.br
Jordan Fraiberg – (11) 3323-3829 – jordan.fraiberg@inpresspni.com.br
Giovana Battiferro – (11) 3330-3806 – giovana.battiferro@inpresspni.com.br
Mayara Brasil - (11) 3323-1629 - mayara.brasil@inpresspni.com.br  

 

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30/11/2018
Klabin included in Corporate Sustainability Index of B3 for sixth straight year

Achievement underlines company’s performance and good practices in responsible business management

Klabin included in Corporate Sustainability Index of B3 for sixth straight year

Achievement underlines company’s performance and good practices in responsible business management

São Paulo, November 30, 2018 – Klabin, Brazil's largest producer and exporter of packaging paper, the only company in the country to offer a one-stop shop solution in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags markets, has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) for the sixth consecutive year. This recognition is the result of intense efforts employed by the company, which has sustainability as one of its main pillars of business management.

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

The portfolio of ISE's 14th edition will be effective from January 7, 2019 through January 3, 2020, and includes 35 stocks from 30 companies. The election of components is assured independently by KPMG using the methodology developed by the School of Business Management of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), and their performance is constantly monitored by ISE to uphold the standard of the index. In this year’s edition, the 181 companies with the 200 most liquid shares on B3 were invited.

About Klabin

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

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

 

 

 

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