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

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

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

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

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

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

 

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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10/04/2017
Klabin inaugurates Community Center in Ortigueira

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

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


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


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


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


Social and Environmental Action Plan


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

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Credits

"IT’S IN OUR NATURE" CAMPAIGN

Creation and Execution:MotivareandVbrand


VIDEO
Creative Director:Thum Thompson

Production Manager:Vava Zamboni

Production Coordinator:Renata Borges

Director of Photography:Claus Stellfeld

Post-production:Diego Cardoso

Script:Manuela PinaudandMarina Meira

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

Locations:NGO Cidades Sem FomeandAlémdaRua Atelier


PIECES
Creative Director:Peco Porto

Copy:Evelyn Mancini

Art Director:Renato Simionato

Customer Service:Paula Cabral

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

 

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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


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


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

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

About the Puma Childhood Project

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

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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16/03/2017
Klabin conducts Maintenance Shutdowns at the Puma and Monte Alegre Units

Between March 19 and 31, the Puma Unit in Ortigueira will undergo its first maintenance shutdown. The Monte Alegre Unit will be shut down for maintenance between April 24 and May 3

Paraná, March 16, 2017 – Klabin will conduct maintenance shutdowns at its two units in Paraná. Between March 19 and 31, the Puma Unit in Ortigueira will undergo its first maintenance shutdown. The Monte Alegre Unit will be shut down for maintenance between April 24 and May 3. Around 150 companies will be contracted for the maintenance services, which include inspection of boilers, digesters, pipelines, power generation and distribution systems, and control of the entire production process, among other activities – all this to ensure the safety and reliability of plant operations.

The number of workers mobilized for the maintenance works requires logistics and infrastructure that include transportation, accommodation, meals and other items that drive and stimulate the local economy of Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba. It will also produce other benefits for the two cities, such as tax collection and extra business at hotels, bars, restaurants and stores, and other services that support the stay of workers in the cities.

Klabin advises that, during the Maintenance Shutdown period, there will be a higher circulation of buses and trucks on highways in the region, especially those leading to the Units. Also, due to the processes involved in shutting down and resuming operations at the plants, variations in odors and noises from the plants may be felt and heard by the community. However, note that these changes do not pose any threat to public health or the environment.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Klabin at 0800 728 0607 or send an email to faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br.

Learn more

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

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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16/03/2017
Klabin presents Regional Development Guidelines to 12 cities in Paraná

Company’s project aims to support authorities in planning and optimizing joint actions in the region

Paraná, March 16, 2017 – Klabin held a meeting on March 16 to present the Regional Development Guidelines (DDR) for the 12 cities in the Campos Geraisregion, which will share the additional ICMS (state VAT) tax paid by the Puma Unit, the company’s new plant in Ortigueira, Paraná. The event was held at the Harmonia Clube in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, in which mayors and secretaries of the cities, as well as business leaders from the region’s wood hub, participated. The work of identifying the guidelines is part of the Social and Environmental Action Plan of the Puma Project and is aligned with the company’s Sustainability Policy, which sets out actions for local development.

The DDRs were divided into strategic dimensions, which were identified by Interação Urbana, a consulting firm engaged by Klabin, and will serve as a guide for the cities to jointly work to improve their indicators by focusing their priorities on four fronts of sustainable development: economic, social, environmental and institutional. “The Puma Unit brought several opportunities and possibilities for the cities within its area of influence. The Guidelines are strategically important for the sustainable development of the region as they align a global, integrated and long-term vision with relevant actions in priority areas for public administration,” said Uilson Paiva, Community Relations Manager at Klabin.

The Guidelines prioritize improvements with major social and environmental impact and, besides driving employment generating activities, promote social inclusion and better distribution of income. The economic dimension, for example, includes proposals such as valuing the produce turned out by family farming and regional tourism. On the social and environmental fronts, priority is given to actions focused on water supply and sanitation, health, construction of housing units and road improvements, in addition to education. The institutional front highlights the importance of managing the DDRs jointly by the cities by uniting efforts and optimizing aspirations that are based on a regional perspective and not just restricted to the scope of each city.

During the event, mayors and secretaries took part in a practical exercise in which they elected priorities and discussed methods for strategic and integrated coordination in order to put the guidelines into practices, taking into consideration a broad vision and long-term planning. Finally, the representatives of cities elected the Wood Agency, now renamed the Médio Tibagi Regional Development Agency, to coordinate the roll-out of the initiatives contained in the DDRs.

The 12 cities included in the Regional Development Guidelines are Cândido de Abreu, Congonhinhas, Curiúva, Imbaú, Ortigueira, Reserva, Rio Branco do Ivaí, Sapopema, São Jerônimo da Serra, Telêmaco Borba, Tibagi and Ventania.

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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14/03/2017
Klabin expands its social-educational projects to the Puma Unit

The company will offer dance, singing and capoeira classes in Ortigueira

Paraná, March 14, 2017 – Klabin will expand, starting this month, its social-educational projects to Ortigueira, Paraná, in partnership with the municipal government. The initiative, which is offered free to its employees’ children and to youth in the local community, aims to promote a sense of self-worth and improve quality of life for local youth and to reinforce the exercise of citizenship by exposing them to the arts.

One of the projects to be implemented is Klabin Passo Certo, which consists of classes on contemporary dance and capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, to boys age six and older and to girls age seven and older. The stimulation offered by contact from an early age to such activities provides benefits to the youth and contributes to their development. This process begins with their introduction into society and the onset of their interpersonal relationships, and supports the development of a collaborative spirit and respect for others. The program was created in partnership with Studio 3 Cia. de Dança at the Monte Alegre Unit in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná in 2008, and since then has benefited more than 900 students.

Klabin’s Singing Girls is another project to be introduced in Ortigueira, for girls age seven and up. The program consists of classes on choir, musical theory, rhythm and vocal techniques and boasts a repertoire that ranges from classical, popular and folk music to Christmas songs. In addition to helping integrate participants, the music promotes their intellectual development and contributes to their capacity to learn and concentrate. Since the project’s creation, in 2004, 939 girls have had an opportunity to participate as well as to give performances in the states of Paraná, São Paulo and Santa Catarina. One of the activities realized by participants in the Singing Girls project is the traditional Klabin Christmas Carols, an event held annually at the Ikapê Hotel in Telêmaco Borba, which features the performance of various songs to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

The two projects, which were first implemented at the Monte Alegre Unit in Telêmaco Borba, have already benefitted over 1,900 children. Now, Ortigueira will have an opportunity to host these social-educational programs. For more information, please contact Ilsiane Haag, by e-mail: ihaag@klabin.com.br<mailto: ihaag@klabin.com.br>, or telephone: +55 (42) 3271-5580.

About Klabin

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

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 16 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social and Environmental Action Plan

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

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 16 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 16 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 16 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. Learn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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