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18/05/2018
Klabin participates in VTEX Day

It supplied corrugated board furniture, which complemented the ambience of the event, as well as trash cans and paper cups

São Paulo, May 18, 2018 – Using creativity and sustainability, Klabin participated in VTEX Day, the biggeste-commerce and multi-channel retail event in Latin America, held in São Paulo this week. The company supplied a part of the event furniture, consisting of pieces made from corrugated board, which attracted the public’s attention and were one of the attractions. Some spaces, such as the lounge, were furnished with couches, two- and three-seat armchairs and large coffee tables. In the working areas, tables and two types of chairs, also made of corrugated board, were placed.

Klabin also supplied trash cans made of corrugated board and six thousand paper cups, which were distributed in all water and food consumption points. Through the initiative, the Company sought to demonstrate the diverse possibilities for adopting efficient, creative and, at the same time, environmentally responsible solutions, which help to reduce the use of materials made from nonrenewable resources that affect the environment.

All paper items provided by Klabin were produced from renewable natural resources, with raw material coming from planted and certified forests. This format of partnership and contribution from Klabin is driven by its vision of sustainability, which is guided by sustainable development, among other factors. In this context, paper is the key player, given its high rate of recyclability.

VTEX Day 2018 was organized by VTEX, a Brazilian company that is the world leader in digital commerce. Held on May 14 and 15, the event gathered more than 14,000 visitors and 150 speakers.

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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18/05/2018
Ortigueira municipal government implements new solid waste recycling model

In partnership with Klabin and the Caminhos do Tibagi Consortium, the methodology will be initially implemented in three neighborhoods and later expanded to the entire city

Ortigueira, May 18, 2018 – To improve the segregation of solid waste, on May 28 the Ortigueira municipal government will launch the pilot phase of a new recycling model in the city. The initiative, part of the Solid Waste Project developed in partnership with Klabin and the Caminhos do Tibagi Consortium, will initially be implemented in the Vila Godoi, Vila Guarapuava and Jardim Paraná neighborhoods. The model, which will be expanded to the whole city, includes the delivery of returnable packaging for each family to store waste that can be recycled.

To optimize collection and provide guidance to people, the Environment Department of Ortigueira will register the families in these neighborhoods. “After this registration, it will be possible to instruct residents on the best way to separate waste and also to identify questions and difficulties,” says Osmar Rati, Municipal Environment Secretary.

This initiative was announced to residents by environmental teams from Klabin and the Ortigueira municipal government at a meeting held on May 17, at the Dr. Getúlio Vargas Municipal School. The event featured a musical presentation by 5th grade students on the importance of recycling and preserving the environment. “Through solid waste collection, the city makes important progress in the preservation of the environment. The new model will facilitate the differentiation and segregation of recyclable waste from organic matter or waste, which makes recycling even more successful,” highlights Julio Nogueira, Sustainability and Environment Manager at Klabin.

 

How it will work

Starting May 21, each household will receive a returnable bag that must be used by residents to put recyclable materials (paper, plastic, metal and glass).  On the day scheduled for collection, which follows the same schedule already followed by the city, residents should leave the bag in front of their house. Collectors will dump the waste in the truck and the empty bag will be returned to the resident. “It’s important to note that if there is non-recyclable waste mixed in with the rest, the collection team will identify the bag with a sticker to inform that the material wasn't taken because it was not properly separated. The idea is to organize and improve collection, and hence the collaboration of everyone is essential," explains Rati.

Other neighborhoods in Ortigueira will use the model in the second phase of the project, which will be rolled out soon. Until then, residents should follow the usual routine, taking care to properly separate waste.

 

About the project

The goal of Klabin’s partnership with the Caminhos do Tibagi Consortium, formed by the cities of Imbaú, Ortigueira, Reserva, Tamarana, Tibagi, Telêmaco Borba and Ventania, is to assist in the management of solid waste. The initiative is part of the Social and Environmental Action Plan drawn up 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. Another area of activity of the project concerns environmental education at municipal schools, which promotes the training of teachers and pedagogical coordinators so that the concepts of selective collection and recycling are worked on and disseminated among students throughout the year.

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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10/05/2018
Klabin’s Monte Alegre Unit begins Maintenance Shutdown on May 14

Maintenance period will bring together around 150 companies to perform over 4,000 services

Between May 14 and 24, Klabin’s Monte Alegre Unit in Telêmaco Borba will perform its annual Maintenance Shutdown. More than 4,000 services will be executed over 11 days on the equipment at the unit to ensure the safety and continuity of the operation.

The Maintenance Shutdown is compulsory for companies that have machinery such as boilers and digesters.  Completing the tasks on schedule requires a large number of workers, many of whom work exclusively in pulp and paper mill shutdowns. “In this short time span, complex maintenance tasks will be carried out, which require specialized manpower. These are very specific jobs which require intensive training specifically for the tasks and hence many of these companies work only on maintenance shutdowns and travel across the country performing this activity,” explains Luiz Francisco Barbosa de Almeida, Manager of Maintenance Engineering and Planning at the Monte Alegre Unit.

During the maintenance period, people might sense odors or hear noises in the vicinity of the plant. According to the Environment coordinator at the Monte Alegre Unit, Henrique Luvison Gomes da Silva, various preventive measures were taken jointly with the maintenance planning teams to reduce the impact, including monitoring noise levels in the city. “We carried out tests to measure how much impact would the equipment restart have on the community. With that, we reorganized a few services so that the population is not inconvenienced at night or early morning,” said Henrique.

Booming economy 

The Maintenance Shutdown period is reflected in healthy economic indicators for the community of Telêmaco Borba and the region, with retail sales picking up and temporary jobs created. According to data from the Employment Agency and recruiting firms in the city, 330 temporary jobs were created in 2018 to meet the demand from the Maintenance Shutdown in Monte Alegre. Among the functions with most hires are security personnel for confined spaces, scaffolders, firefighters and nursing technicians.

With the increase in the circulation of people, commerce in the region also heats up. According to Marcelo Diniz, chairman of the Commercial and Business Association of Telêmaco Borba (Acitel), this is a period of good business.  “Store owners prepare for this moment. It is the ideal opportunity to sell more, as workers who come for the Shutdown consume local products and services,” he noted.

Talk to Klabin

Due to higher circulation of people in the town, traffic around the mill will be heavier during the shift start and end times. For this reason, Klabin recommends that people avoid using PR160, near gate 3 and the Harmonia entrance, between the following hours: from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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09/05/2018
Lages and Correia Pinto receive Klabin’s Caiubi Program

Project aims to raise awareness among teachers in the region on the importance of environmental education and make them multipliers of such knowledge

Santa Catarina, May 9, 2018 – On May 7 and 8, Klabin hosted the 29th edition of Caiubi Program in Santa Catarina state. The event was held at Klabin’s Environmental Education Center at the Correia Pinto Unit and included dynamic and interactive lectures for 50 teachers from the cities of Lages and Correia Pinto, with the focus on environmental conservation practices, benefits of paper and its production chain based on sustainability, making the community more familiar with Klabin's sustainable development initiatives.

The central theme of the program this year was “The Benefits of Paper,” which explained the importance of paper for sustainability, mainly because of its high rate of recyclability. The event featured workshops and lectures on the advantages of the entire production chain of paper and pulp - from plantation, forest preservation and monitoring of biodiversity to Klabin’s manufacturing processes that produce finished products, as well as recycling of materials, community care initiatives and the development of social and environmental aspects.

The first day of the program featured lectures on environmental preservation: Sustainable Forest Plantations, More Than Animals!, Fun Activities on Environmental Education and Legal Forests Program. The lectures were given by Mireli Moura Pitz Floriani, biologist and specialist in Environmental Education at Klabin; Max Raffi, veterinarian; Juares Magagnin, Environmental Police officer; and Leandro Casanova, environmental engineer and specialist in Water Resources at the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi).  Max Farjallat conducted the role-play activity “Do Bicho ao Nicho,” and Daiana Barth, environmental manager at Apremavi, hosted the game “Jogão Fique Legal.”

On the second day, the lectures were focused on Klabin’s manufacturing processes and on the subject of recycling: “Klabin’s Environmental Management System,” presented by Rodrigo Teixeira, sanitary and environmental engineer at Klabin, and “The art of recycling paper,” by Anderson Eduardo de Barros, specialist in Art Teaching Methodology. Ana Gabriela de Oliveira, chemical engineer, spoke about the benefits of paper. The dynamic activity “Ecological Balance/Food Chain,” conducted by Mireli Moura Pitz Floriani, closed the program, and there were also visits to the Araucária Track and Klabin’s Correia Pinto Unit.

About the Program

Caiubi Program, a Klabin initiative in partnership with Educational Departments, was launched in Santa Catarina in 2007. The project aims to disseminate ecological awareness concepts among teachers to turn them into multipliers of this knowledge among their students and community where they work. Since its launch, the program has benefited more than 159,000 students and 1,242 teachers from 442 schools.

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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08/05/2018
Klabin opens free spots for Technical Program in Pulp and Paper

Applications can be sent by June 4 to the Senai unit in Telêmaco Borba

In order to contribute to the professional training of the people of Telêmaco Borba and neighboring regions, Klabin is offering 35 free spots for the Technical Program in Pulp and Paper. Classes will be taught by the Senai unit in Telêmaco Borba and those interested in the program must apply by June 4.

Candidates must be 18 years or older, have completed high school and, in case of men, be exempted from military service. This opportunity offered by Klabin is also open for people with disabilities. To apply, candidates must go to Senai with the following documents: proof of residence, RG, CPF, high school transcript or declaration of completion of high school (original and copy) and two recent 3x4 size photos.

Since the number of openings is limited, candidates will go through a two-stage admission process: the first will be a general knowledge test, held on June 14. Top ranked candidates will participate in group dynamics with Klabin’s People & Management team, which will select the 35 students that will pursue the free technical program. More information about the admission process can be found on the Senai website: senaipr.com.br/klabin

About the program

The program, which lasts two years, will be taught by the Senai unit in Telêmaco Borba and classes begin on July 23. Pulp and Paper Technicians work in the development and application of processing technologies for manufacturing products made from pulp, including corrugated board packaging, door fillers, personal care items and molds for transportation and furniture.

The program trains professionals on controlling the pulp extraction and papermaking processes, as well as performing chemical, physical and physical-chemical tests and analyses of raw materials and products according to technical, quality, health, safety and environmental standards and procedures.

Service:

Technical Program in Pulp and Paper

Applications: until June 4, 2018

Venue: Senai unit in Telêmaco Borba (Av. Presidente Kennedy, 66 - Centro)

More information: +55 (42) 3271-4700 |senaipr.com.br/klabin

 

About Klabin

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

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

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br 

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03/05/2018
Klabin’s social and environmental projects in Santa Catarina and Paraná win awards

Expressão Ecologia awards honor the best sustainability practices of companies and institutions located in Southern Brazil in 18 categories

May 3, 2018 – The maintenance of forest mosaics in Santa Catarina and a family farming project in Paraná earned Klabin awards in two categories at the 25th Expressão Ecologia Awards. Given annually by the publishing house Editora Expressão, these are the biggest and oldest awards for sustainable development in Southern Brazil.

Winner in the “Sustainable Forest Management” category, the Forest Mosaics and Natural Resources Conservation program consists of planting of pine and eucalyptus trees in mosaic format, i.e., interspersed with preserved native forests. With this, ecological corridors are formed through which fauna circulates, thereby expanding the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity. Klabin is a pioneer in adopting this system. The company’s areas in Santa Catarina, spanning 136,000 hectares within the Atlantic Forest biome, are home to over species of 1,250 flora and fauna, 450 of them on the list of endangered species.

“It’s in our nature to prioritize initiatives that enable the sustainable development of our entire production chain, and the forest mosaic is one of the hallmarks in Klabin's history. This recognition legitimates our efforts to improve company’s sustainability strategy and management,” says Mireli Moura Pitz, biologist at Klabin.

The other Klabin initiative that won an award was the Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties program, implemented in partnership with the Association for Environmental and Life Preservation (Apremavi), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Micro and Small Company Support Service (Sebrae). Winner in the “Recovery of Degraded Areas” category, the program supports small rural producers in the environmental, legal and landscaping adaptation of their properties after mapping and planning them for diversifying production. Since its implementation in 2015, the project has already helped over 1,800 property owners in the city of Ortigueira and 690 in Imbaú to obtain the Rural Environmental Registration (CAR), and has donated to them 136,000 seedlings of diverse native species of the Atlantic Forest. On the social front, 337 rural properties receive technical assistance for planting and receive training for selling their farm produce through consumption chains previously identified in the region.

“The award winning programs are the materialization of our Sustainability Policy: to care for the environment and the natural resources, and support the development of communities where we operate,” says Uilson Paiva, Community Relations, Environment and Certification Manager at Klabin in Paraná.

The Expressão Ecologia award winning projects will be published in the book Trajetória Ambiental do Sul (Environmental Trajectory of the South, in free translation) to be published by Editora Expressão, to be launched during the Sustainable Management Forum to be held in July.

About the Expressão Ecologia Awards

The Expressão Ecologia awards are Brazil’s biggest environmental awards in the corporate segment. Established in 1993 by Editora Expressão, the awards have received more than 2,000 nominations, which include cases submitted by leading companies, NGOs, municipal governments and entities in Southern Brazil.

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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02/05/2018
Klabin’s social and environmental projects receive Itajaí Social Seal

With five cases submitted to the awards, the Itajaí Unit received seven social seals

São Paulo, May 2, 2018 – Klabin was awarded the Social Seal 2017 and won the Highlight Award from the municipal government of Itajaí in Santa Catarina state, which sponsors the awards to recognize companies that develop social and environmental projects aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). With five cases submitted to the awards, the Itajaí Unit received seven social seals and had an opportunity to showcase its actions targeting the local community, its employees and the preservation of natural resources.

The project that won the Highlight Award explored the growth occurring in the recycling of industrial waste and presented the implementation of reverse logistics for specific waste products produced by the mill, such as polyurethane sheets and the recycling of paper towels used to dry hands. Another program submitted was “Sponge Recycling,” in which sponges collected at the recycling stations installed by Klabin in partnership with the University of Itajaí Valley are donated to the National Sponge Recycling Program created by the brand Scotch-Brite, in partnership with Terra Cycle, with each sponge converted into R$0.02 in donations. All proceeds from the action are donated to the University Hospital Pequeno Anjo de Itajaí (HUPA), which specializes in children’s care. With the project, Klabin received the seals SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption) and SDG 15 (Life on Earth).

Saving more than 680,000 liters of water and replacing all of its sodium-vapor bulbs with LED bulbs were actions incorporated into the processes of the Itajaí Unit that were recognized by the social seal. The new practices reduced water consumption by 0.8 m³ per ton of raw material produced at the unit in 2017 compared to 2016 and generated savings in electricity consumption. For these cases, Klabin received the seals SDG 9 (innovation & infrastructure), 11, 12 and 15.

The initiative that won the seals SDG 4 (Quality Education) and 8 (Dignified Work and Economic Growth) benefited the company’s employees. In this action, the company created Reading Nooks with book collections in the unit’s rest areas. In addition, the printing team launched an internal campaign to encourage reading: the technical manuals and workbooks in the department’s library contain a summary sheet in which professionals can make notes to be shared with the next reader.

The Social Seal Program was developed by the municipal government of Itajaí to encourage initiatives aligned with the SDGs and to reward publicly corporate actions that promote social and economic development in the community. To learn more about the Social Seal Program, go to selosocial.itajai.sc.gov.br.

 

About Klabin

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

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

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

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27/04/2018
Schools in Santa Cecília receive Klabin’s Growing Up Reading project

The company delivered two reading corners with 450 books each to the schools

Santa Catarina state, April 27, 2018 – This month, Klabin’s Growing Up Reading project was implemented in two more schools in Santa Cecília, a city in Santa Catarina state. The company delivered two reading corners with 450 books each to the schools Cancianila Ardegaus and Professora Dilma Grimes Evaristo, benefiting more than 200 students.

The initiative encourages children from up to 6 years old to read, while stimulating creativity, imagination and the sharing of experiences and contributing to the success of Brazil’s National Pact for Literacy at the Right Age (PNAIC). The Growing Up Reading project also trains nursery school professionals and offers story-telling workshops for parents, teachers and volunteers of Klabin, who work in partnership with the company so that children start primary school having developed a reading habit.

Developed in partnership with the NGO United Way Brasil and the Avisa Lá Institute, the Growing Up Reading project already has reached 26 cities in seven Brazilian states where Klabin operates. More than 11,000 children have been benefited and nearly 18,000 books donated. The Project already has trained 630 nursery school professionals, including teachers, technicians from the Department of Education, school principals and pedagogic coordinators).

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian - +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira - +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

 

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17/04/2018
Klabin announces forest management plan for Angatuba and region

The Summary outlines the company’s efforts to promote adequate management of its forests, the indicators of its social and environmental actions

São Paulo, April 17, 2018 – Klabin has published the Public Summaryof the 2017 Forestry Management Planforits forestry operations in the region of Angatuba in the interior of São Paulo state. The Summary outlines the company’s efforts to promote adequate management of its forests, the indicators of its social and environmental actions and investments made in line with its Sustainability Policy.

One of the highlights in the period was the inauguration of the Rolim Rosa Community Center in Angatuba. The Community Center will host educational and cultural activities, music and dance workshops, as well as cooking and fitness classes.  Developed and executed by Klabin as social compensation for the city, the project benefits over two thousand residents of Jardim Elisa Volpi and Residencial Vital Rolim Rosa.

Besides highlighting the external commitments undertaken by the company, the document provides details on the company's forest areas in the state of São Paulo with geoclimatic, topographic, geological and hydrological data, the forest stewardship process, including the diverse areas and operations such as research, planning, forestry, harvesting and forestry transportation.

To read the Public Summary – 2017 Forestry Management Plan for Angatuba region, go to: klabin.com.br/media/2433/resumo_publico_sp_2017.pdf

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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17/04/2018
Klabin supports rural producers of Ortigueira in banana cultivation

With the Company’s incentive, farmers participating in the Social Forests program invest in the diversification of rural property

Paraná, April 17, 2018 - Small farmers from Ortigueira, Paraná, bet on a product that will bring diversification to their properties and increase income: bananas. Farmers assisted by Klabin’s socio-environmental program Social Forests acquired 20,000 banana seedlings, of the species known as “Nanicão” (a type of Dwarf Cavendish). Banana production is expected to reach 100 tons in a year, improving the income of approximately 17 families directly involved in planting.

 

The idea of banana cultivation arose after an assessment of the characteristics of the town, such as hot climate with balanced humidity, low occurrence of frost, and soil that is fertile and not very uneven.  The Nanicão species is capable of leveraging all these characteristics to develop, besides being a popular variety in the market. “Farmers already had livestock and banana plantations, and the idea was to reinforce them. We started by improving milk production, which today is more consolidated, and now we are betting on banana cultivation,” explains Lindomar Schimitz, a consultant from the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae) and Klabin's partner in the project.

To prepare the farmers for the project, planting workshops were organized and a meeting was held with a potential buyer from Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, who currently sources bananas from the state of Santa Catarina. “In addition to having a buyer profile in the vicinity, producers also have the opportunity to produce organic bananas and sell them to institutions, such as schools for inclusion in meals," said Schimitz.

The first harvest is scheduled for March 2019 and is expected to produce more than 100 tons of banana. Expectations of improving income are a stimulus for producers. “Knowing that there are buyers makes it easier and it’s something new. We will try and hope it works,” said Valdemir de Oliveira Melo, producer and resident of the Índio Gaudino Settlement.

 

Social Forests

Launched in May 2015 by Klabin in Paraná, the “Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties” program encourages family farming and assists small rural producers in Ortigueira, Imbaú and Telêmaco Borba in all stages of production, from obtaining the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) to selling their produce in local markets, while also diversifying the property and encouraging associativism/cooperativism. In a little over two years since its launch, 230 properties have been served and over 50 training programs held on agricultural management, livestock, organic production and environmental education, among others. The program is organized in partnership with the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi), Sebrae and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Recently, the program was awarded the “SESI Seal for Sustainable Development Goals”, which values initiatives that contribute to social development in Paraná.

 

About Klabin

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

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

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

 

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16/04/2018
Klabin supports rural producers of Ortigueira in banana cultivation (1)

With the Company’s incentive, farmers participating in the Social Forests program invest in the diversification of rural property

Paraná, April 16, 2018 - Small farmers from Ortigueira, Paraná, bet on a product that will bring diversification to their properties and increase income: bananas. Farmers assisted by Klabin’s socio-environmental program Social Forests acquired 20,000 banana seedlings, of the species known as “Nanicão” (a type of Dwarf Cavendish). Banana production is expected to reach 100 tons in a year, improving the income of approximately 17 families directly involved in planting.

 

The idea of banana cultivation arose after an assessment of the characteristics of the town, such as hot climate with balanced humidity, low occurrence of frost, and soil that is fertile and not very uneven.  The Nanicão species is capable of leveraging all these characteristics to develop, besides being a popular variety in the market. “Farmers already had livestock and banana plantations, and the idea was to reinforce them. We started by improving milk production, which today is more consolidated, and now we are betting on banana cultivation,” explains Lindomar Schimitz, a consultant from the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae) and Klabin's partner in the project.

 

To prepare the farmers for the project, planting workshops were organized and a meeting was held with a potential buyer from Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, who currently sources bananas from the state of Santa Catarina. “In addition to having a buyer profile in the vicinity, producers also have the opportunity to produce organic bananas and sell them to institutions, such as schools for inclusion in meals," said Schimitz.

 

The first harvest is scheduled for March 2019 and is expected to produce more than 100 tons of banana. Expectations of improving income are a stimulus for producers. “Knowing that there are buyers makes it easier and it’s something new. We will try and hope it works,” said Valdemir de Oliveira Melo, producer and resident of the Índio Gaudino Settlement.

Social Forests

Launched in May 2015 by Klabin in Paraná, the “Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties” program encourages family farming and assists small rural producers in Ortigueira, Imbaú and Telêmaco Borba in all stages of production, from obtaining the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) to selling their produce in local markets, while also diversifying the property and encouraging associativism/cooperativism. In a little over two years since its launch, 230 properties have been served and over 50 training programs held on agricultural management, livestock, organic production and environmental education, among others. The program is organized in partnership with the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi), Sebrae and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Recently, the program was awarded the “SESI Seal for Sustainable Development Goals”, which values initiatives that contribute to social development in Paraná.

 

About Klabin

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

 

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

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

 

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09/04/2018
Goiana in Action working for the sustainable development of the city

The movement brings together representatives from the private sector, government and civil society to define priorities and action plan for Goiana

Goiana, April 9, 2018 – In recent years, the population of Goiana saw the city undergo major transformations that have repercussions on its economic and social development, such as the inauguration of large industries and the recent incorporation of the region into the Recife metropolitan area. Moved by the will to build a solid future for the city, private companies joined hands with the government and representatives from the local civil society to launch Goiana in Action – the Sustainable Development Forum of Goiana. The Forum launch event will be held tomorrow (April 10) at 6 p.m. at Sesc Ler – Goiana, and will include a presentation on the results of the Social Progress Index (IPS).

The initiative originated from a partnership between Klabin and the Jeep Automotive Hub of FCA. The movement was conceived as a space for voluntary, horizontal and democratic dialogue, with the goal of encouraging the coordination and participation of diverse players from society in relevant discussions and decisions to improve the quality of life in the city. “We are all part of the community of Goiana and we want the best for the city. As such, bringing together everyone in the same effort and direction maximizes the results we can reap for the benefit of the population and the city,” said Luciana Costa, Coordinator of Sustainability at FCA for Latin America.    

The group holds monthly meetings, which are attended by key leaders from Goiana, representatives from the government and private sectors, as well as the local population, who are invited to contribute to the discussions and actions. “Local protagonism and active participation of diverse members of the Forum is fundamental. Democratic dialogue creates an authentic development agenda that is legitimized by society in which everyone feels motivated to contribute and strive to make improvements to the city,” highlighted Carime Kanbour, the Sustainability and Communication Manager at Klabin.

To identify the initial participants of Goiana in Action and launch the movement, an alliance was struck with Avesso, a consulting firm specializing in local development projects. “Our role is to encourage participants in the Forum to have transparent and open dialogue, and try to jointly build a new development format for the city,” explained Judi Cavalcante, consultant from Avesso, who is the mediator. In the meetings, the team is encouraged to establish community bonds and a sense of belonging, and is introduced to knowledge and tools to support the development of priority actions defined in common at the forum. All the work is done collectively and the goal is for the movement to have independent management.

Besides sharing information and knowledge about participative democracy, sustainable management of cities and sustainable development, Goiana in Action defined four priority topics to focus on: Education, Tourism, Culture & Employment and Income. The topics were chosen within the first six months of the Project, with the participation of 166 people. In these meetings, participants defined the principles and values of the group, gathered the information required to define the priority topics, including an analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and application of the Social Progress Index (IPS). It is important to have initiatives such as this, especially in the current phase of development that Goiana is going through.  It is a space for everyone to dialogue on equal terms. Now it has to grow and engage more people,” said Edivaldo de Oliveira, better known as Peu do Maracatu, president of the Associação de Caboclinhos e Índios of Pernambuco and member of the Forum.  

The next step is the preparation of an Action Plan for 2018 and 2019. For this, the SDGs and IPS are being used as reference.  After this period, members will assess the progress and stage of implementation of the initiatives proposed, and draw up a new plan for the next annual cycle of the Forum.

 

About the Sustainable Development Goals

Approved in 2015 and with 195 signatory nations, the SDGs are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets, whose biggest dream is to end poverty by 2030 and promote universally economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection. Although of a global nature and universally applicable, the SDGs dialogue with policies and actions at the regional and local (municipal) levels. The SDGs succeed and update the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and their implementation is a challenge that requires the partnership of civil society, the private sector and the government, especially municipalities.

According to the Brazilian Network of Sustainable Cities, in Latin America, Brazil is the most urbanized country, resulting from an intense process of structuring cities that started in the 1950s, which led to 86.53% of its population living in urban areas. According to the Network, “cities are home to the most serious global problems such as poverty, social inequality, pollution, mobility difficulties, lack of basic sanitation, precarious housing, violence and the impact of climate change. Following this rationale, if it is in the cities that global issues become apparent, it is also in them that the human, technological and political resources required to overcome them are found.”

In view of this reality, Goiana in Action, which focuses its efforts on the city of Goiana and the surrounding districts, chose to base its actions on the goals and targets set by the SDGs.

 

About the Social Progress Index

Coordinated in Brazil by Avina Foundation, the IPS is a tool for social change molded around the identification of work priorities to achieve territorial development.  The Goiana IPS was the first to be applied in the Northeastern region of Brazil and consisted of adapting the IPS to develop customized indicators for the city based on a survey conducted by the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) using adapted household questionnaires to determine the social and environmental needs of the local population in the city center and the other four districts of Goiana (Tejucupapo, Carne de Vaca, Ponta de Pedras and São Lourenço), which will be prioritized later by the Sustainable Development Forum of Goiana while preparing the action plan. 

The index is based on 3 pillars: basic human needs, fundamentals of well-being and opportunities. To achieve the result of 48.94 in Goiana, more than 800 homes were visited. The IPS revealed tremendous inequality in the city in a comparison of the districts with the city center. Due to the high concentration of the population in the city center, the index of the city as a whole is higher than the specific result of the districts.  According to the survey, the best indicators were related to access to water and housing. However, the worst indicators were registered for items such as personal safety and environment quality.

Learn more about the Social Progress Index at www.socialprogress.org

 

About the Jeep Automotive Hub

Close to completing three years in operation, the Jeep Automotive Hub currently employs 13,000 people in three work shifts, including the main plant and the Suppliers Complex, consisting of 16 other companies. The Hub is responsible for producing the Jeep Renegade and Compass crossovers and the Fiat Toro pickup truck, which are marketed in Brazil and Latin America. Conceived on the Industry 4.0 concepts, it is the most modern plant of the FCA group in the world. Its innovations and actions go beyond technology and are also evident in sustainability. The first industry to receive the Carbon Neutral seal, the plant works with zero-landfill and its production process reuses 99.4% of the water.

Having education as one of the pillars of the group’s social initiatives, FCA is also present in the region through the Rota do Saber program. The program aims to improve the quality of public primary and secondary education by training teachers and managers of the municipal school system. Today, the program is present in six cities across the region, benefiting 205 schools, 967,000 academic professionals and directly impacting 27,000 students. Rota do Saber is an initiative of FCA in partnership with Magneti Marelli, a group company, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and the Quality of Teaching Institute (IQE).

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

For more information:

Media relations –Jeep

Juliana Pessoa – (81) 98156-8245 -  juliana.pessoa@fcagroup.com

Media relations – Klabin

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

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

Vinicius Ribeiro – (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

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

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15/03/2018
Klabin participates in ExpoTelêmaco 2018

The company will showcase to the local community its production process and its environmental and social responsibility actions

From March 17 to 21, at the Events Center in Telêmaco Borba, residents will be able to learn a bit more about Klabin. In a booth set up at ExpoTelêmaco 2018, the company will present some of the social and environmental actions it carries out in the communities near its operations, and also introduce people to its pulp and paper production process.

Organized by the Municipal Government of Telêmaco Borba, the event commemorates the 54th anniversary of the city’s emancipation and feature attractions such as concerts, a rodeo, local cuisine and exhibits from the city’s companies.  

 “We just had to participate! Klabin arrived in the region even before Telêmaco Borba existed, and together we have blazed a sustainable path. It gives us great satisfaction to be able to show people here some of what we do with the dedication of the thousands of local residents who work every day in our mills and forestry operations," explained Klabin's Community Relations Manager, Uilson Paiva.

Klabin invites everyone to visit its booth, which is located in the Trade & Industry Pavilion.

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian - +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira - +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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15/03/2018
Klabin sponsors “Images of Aleijadinho” at MASP

The initiative is part of Klabin’s efforts to support and encourage culture

São Paulo, March 15, 2018 – The exhibit, which presents around 50 works of the artist and will be one of the museum’s main attractions this year, is sponsored in full by Klabin.In addition to the devotional sculptures of Aleijadinho, the exhibit will feature maps, engravings, photographs, paintings and sculptures made by travelers and other artists, which contribute to our understanding of the context and influence that this artist from Minas Gerais has had on the history of Brazilian art.

The initiative is part of Klabin’s efforts to support and encourage culture, which is one of the pillars of its social investment.The exhibit is expected to set a new attendance record, since it has been anticipated for 10 years.

 

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Location:MASP – São Paulo Museum of Art Assis Chateaubriand

Address:Avenida Paulista, 1.578 - Bela Vista, São Paulo

Duration:From March 10 to June 3, 2018 – Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission:R$ 35 (free on Tuesdays)

More information:https://masp.org.br/exposicoes/aleijadinho

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

Vinicius Ribeiro – (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

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

 

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14/03/2018
Klabin expands Beekeeping and Meliponiculture Program to São Paulo and Santa Catarina

Expansion of the program - a success in Paraná - has the potential to increase honey production by 8% in 2018

Paraná, March 14, 2018 – Klabin’s Beekeeping and Meliponiculture Program has recently expanded its activities to the cities of Otacílio Costa, Santa Catarina, and Angatuba, São Paulo, where the company already has forest and industrial operations. With this expansion, the program now includes 49 beekeepers and 78 apiaries, with another 24 partners expected to be added from the two new cities by the end of 2018, to reach more than 100 apiaries, spread over forests in 12 cities in the states of Paraná, São Paulo and Santa Catarina.


For 80 million years bees have been performing the crucial task of pollinating plants and are thus considered the most efficient animals to transport pollen from one flower to another. One such example is the melipona bee that is native to Brazil, which is responsible for 40% to 90% of the pollination of our native forests. Due to environmental changes caused by the actions of human beings, bees in general run the risk of extinction and, without them, honey and more than 80% of the food consumed by human beings today will cease to exist.

 

To give the program a boost and show its importance for preserving the environment, Klabin annually holds training programs for partner beekeepers, which include theory and practical classes focused on improving yield and quality of honey. “The courses address techniques on good management of apiaries and improve quality and productivity levels, which ensures income growth for beekeepers,” explained Luiz Vicente Miranda, coordinator of Klabin’s Beekeeping and Meliponiculture Program. In the last training program, held last year at the Apiary School situated at the Monte Alegre Unit in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, beekeepers learned about the process – from the development of larvae to the birth of bees and also the behavior of queen bees.

 

Launched in 2005, Klabin’s Beekeeping and Meliponiculture Program is conducted in partnership with Beekeeper Associations in the participating cities and aims to make full use of the potential offered by forests for non-wood products, driving the development of production chains that bring benefits both to the environment and to the communities surrounding the Company’s operations. “Rational beekeeping is considered as one of the principal alternatives for small and medium-sized producers as it is an excellent source of food, enables rapid growth in household income, improves crop yield and offers tremendous potential for integration with forest activities,” highlighted Miranda.


The program ended 2017 with record production of 40 tons of honey, nearly half of which were produced by the 13 partners located in Ortigueira. In 2018, honey production is expected to grow 8% in all cities. Since its launch, the program has produced and sold approximately 143 tons of honey.

 

About Klabin

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

 

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

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

Vinicius Ribeiro – (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

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

 

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