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10/10/2018
Imbaú, Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba present improvements in results of IDEB 2017

Klabin’s Sowing Education project carried out in the municipalities during the year contributed to the excellent result

Imbaú, Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba present improvements in results of IDEB 2017

Klabin’s Sowing Education project carried out in the municipalities during the year contributed to the excellent result

Paraná, October 10 – Imbaú, Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba registered strong improvement in the Basic Education Development Index (IDEB), with increases of 16%, 13% and 41%, respectively, in relation to the last measurement conducted in 2015. The municipalities have been receiving the support of Klabin’s Sowing Education project for over one year.

Published in September, the report is produced by the National Institute for Educational Studies and Research (INEP). Based on the results, Imbaú, Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba received scores of 4.3, 4.2 and 4.8, respectively.

 “The improvement is the fruit of a complex series of factors and initiatives. Klabin’s Sowing Education project helped the schools to focus more intensely on their initiatives related to the pillars of the IDEB, while expanding discussions with the school community,” said Maurício Rodrigues Gil, Klabin’s coordinator in the Sowing Education project.

The IDEB results are calculated based on the performance of students who participated in the Basic Education Evaluation System (SAEB 2017) and on pass rates, which were based on information compiled in last year’s School Census. 

The project established goals based on the results of previous editions of the IDEB. Each school structured discussions with different agents in the school community (teachers, employees, students and parents), analyzed causes and proposed solutions organized in an Action Plan. “The goals were defined based on the potential gain envision for each municipality and expanded to each school,” added Gil.

The Project
Klabin’s Sowing Education project was developed jointly with the company’s Sustainability Policy, considering its economic and social influence in the regions of Telêmaco Borba, Imbaú and Ortigueira. The project’s purpose is to help strengthen the administrations of state public schools and consequently to improve the quality indicators of basic education in these municipalities.

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08/10/2018
Klabin expands services to e-commerce clients and strengthens interaction with B2C market

The company’s corrugated board packaging protects products bought online and enables more efficient transportation

Klabin expands services to e-commerce clients and strengthens interaction with B2C market

 

The company’s corrugated board packaging protects products bought online and enables more efficient transportation


São Paulo, October 8, 2018 – Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper, the national leader in corrugated boardpackaging and industrial bags and the country’s only company to offer solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, has expanded its operations in the e-commerce segment, effectively marking its entry into the B2C (business-to-consumer) market and strengthening its relations with end consumers.
The move draws on its origins and business lines and on its solutions in renewable and recyclable paper packaging to ensure the company’s goal of delivering not only products, but also a positive experience and customization, guided by consumers’ growing interest in more sustainable alternatives.


The company, whose market strategy envisions major opportunities in e-commerce, has been investing for years in its strong growth capacity.
One example is the company’s partnership with major Brazilian companies in the consumer goods and food sectors, among others, which also sell their products over the internet (e-commerce) using the company’s paper packaging. According to the report from Webshoppers published this year, Brazil’s e-commerce market will continue to present accelerated nominal growth of 12% in 2018, with estimated sales of R$53.5 billion. It also projects that over 60 million consumers will shop online in the period.


Recently, Klabin established a partnership with Mercado 
Livre, Latin America’s largest online commerce community, with 8 million sellers and 28 million buyers. Klabin became the exclusive supplier of paper packaging to Mercado Livre, with corrugated boxes customized for the platform that can be acquired by any user at “Mercado Envios,” Mercado Livre’s official packaging sale store, which ships some 4 million products per month. The partnership with Mercado Livre started on Black Friday in 2017, when Klabin provided around 100,000 corrugated board packaging units. In recent months, supply reached an average of 300,000 packaging units per month, with four different models (XS, S, M and L). The outlook for next year is that this business will grow to the mark of 1 million boxes per month.


The initiative with Mercado Livre directly activates Klabin’s presence in the B2C market and strengthens the company’s goal of building the bioeconomy, which prioritizes sustainable development balanced among the economic, social and environmental dimensions, with this transformation in the packaging industry driven by paper. The business is a great opportunity for the company to expand its dialogue with end users guided by global trends in conscientious consumption, since its packaging is biodegradable and made from renewable natural resources, with raw materials derived from duly certified planted forests.


Integrated with these consumer trends and e-commerce challenges, Klabin has worked on developing more paper packaging models that are even more customized, safe, efficient and ecologically correct.
As part of this effort, the company plans to incorporate into its boxes portfolio different opening and closing systems and packaging with multiple heights adjustable to the size or number of products, as well as other solutions that rationalize processes in the logistics and storage chain.

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04/10/2018
Klabin hosts party to celebrate first anniversary of Parque da Cidade

With a program designed for local residents, the initiatives range from planting native trees to walking tours and bike rides

Klabin hosts party to celebrate first anniversary of Parque da Cidade

With a program designed for local residents, the initiatives range from planting native trees to walking tours and bike rides

Paraná, October 4 – Klabin and the Municipal Government of Telêmaco Borba have prepared a day of festivities to commemorate the first anniversary of Parque da Cidade. The free event with activities for the whole family will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Parque da Cidade. The park will feature a food court, activities for children, a soccer tournament, walks, ecological bike rides and other attractions.

“After one year, we have much to celebrate. The park, which was petitioned by local residents and has become a reference in the city and region, attracts people of all ages, exactly as planned,” said Klabin's Community Relations manager, Uilson Paiva. The activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the sustainable soccer tournament on the artificial turf field and a recycling workshop. At 9:10 a.m., the entire community is invited to join the Monte Alegre Scouts Club and the Guarda Mirim Youth Club in planting native tree seedlings for Arbor Day, which is commemorated every September 21.

Those keen on walking and learning more about ecology and the environment can participate in the Ecological Walking Tour, at 10:10 a.m. The walk will cover a five-kilometer path from Parque da Cidade, through the forests and returning to the starting point. Along the walk, Klabin’s environmental team will explain about the company’s forestry and sustainability activities.

The afternoon period is full of activities for everyone. Starting at 2:00 p.m., students from Telêmaco Borba College (Fateb) are offering free of charge measurements of body mass index (BMI). For those interested in learning more about running, instructors and runners from the group Falcão Peregrino are holding two workshops on the subject, at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

And for those who love to combine biking and nature, the Ecological Bike Ride starts at 4:30 p.m. With the support of the cyclists group Ciclo Zane, the bike route will cover 15 km, starting at Parque da Cidade, continuing through planted and native forests and returning to the park. To complete the programming of activities, a Zumba class will be held at 5:20 p.m. that will include gifts for the more animated participants.

When enjoying all of the activities, do not forget to apply sunscreen and insect repellent and to stay hydrated. 

Parque da Cidade
Parque da Cidade is part of Klabin’s Social and Environmental Action Plan, which was constructed with the participation of the local community during the implementation of the Puma Project, the company’s new mill located in Ortigueira. The park, whose area is equivalent to 35 soccer fields, features a sports and leisure complex with a lake, walking path, bike lane, soccer courts, outdoor gym, children's park and open space for concerts and cultural presentations.

Useful Information
1st Anniversary of City Park
Date: October 6, 2018 

Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: Rodovia PR 160, km 19, s/n, Distrito Industrial – Telêmaco Borba.

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

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02/10/2018
Municipal governments of Ortigueira and Rosário do Ivaí inaugurate bridge

The project conducted through a partnership of city governments, local businesspeople and Klabin shortened by 100 km travel from the cities to Highway BR 376

Municipal governments of Ortigueira and Rosário do Ivaí inaugurate bridge

The project conducted through a partnership of city governments, local businesspeople and Klabin shortened by 100 km travel from the cities to Highway BR 376

Paraná, October 2 – The bridge over the Peixe River, which is situated on the border of the municipalities of Ortigueira and Rosário do Ivaí, already is a reality. The governments of the two municipalities officially inaugurated the bridge on Sunday (30). The construction project, which was executed through a public-private partnership among municipal governments, local businesspeople and Klabin, will help to improve mobility for residents of both cities.

The 80-meter bridge benefits especially the residents of Rosário do Ivaí and of the rural communities of Ortigueira located near the border: Vista Alegre, Vila Formosa, Acampamento Maila Sabrina, Caeté and Lageado Seco. Before the bridge, people headed to the commercial center of the city of Rosário do Ivaí and to the highway connecting to the state capital of Curitiba used to travel 155 km to access the passage via the city of Faxinal. Now, with the bridge travel distance was reduced to 55 km.

Klabin contributed to the project’s planning, provided technical assistance during construction and donated culverts. It also made repairs to the roads providing access to the bridge. “We’re committed to developing the regions where we operate and to investing in mobility improvements that improve quality of life for the general public. Initiatives such as these are aligned with our Sustainability Policy and with the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” said Uilson Paiva, Klabin’s Community Relations manager.

Alliances
According to the municipal government of Rosário do Ivaí, the bridge over the Peixe River is a project that has been anticipated for over 40 years and is a milestone for the city. "The project’s conclusion is a very important step in the battle to pave the road connecting Rosário do Ivaí to the Highway Rodovia do Café (BR-376). Working with honesty and planning makes major achievements possible,” said the mayor of Rosário do Ivaí, Ilton Kuroda.

The secretary of Construction and Transportation of Ortigueira, Osvaldo Kovaleski, recognized the importance of the project and partnerships. “This construction project is critical to the development of both cities. When we join forces, dreams come true.”

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

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01/10/2018
Estrada da Campina improvement projects to start on October 2

the Estrada da Campina Highway (PR-340) will undergo pavement improvements on some stretches of its 18-kilometer length.

Estrada da Campina improvement projects to start on October 2

Paraná, October 1 – With construction slated to begin tomorrow (Oct/2), the Estrada da Campina Highway (PR-340) will undergo pavement improvements on some stretches of its 18-kilometer length.

Drivers should redouble attention when passing construction sites, follow speed limits and observe all signage.

Estrada da Campina connects Telêmaco Borba to Klabin’s Puma Unit located in the Campina dos Pupos region of Ortigueira. The highway construction project, which included 18 kilometers of asphalt, shoulders, a third lane and signage, was delivered by the company on August 19, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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28/09/2018
Klabin’s local development initiative gets spotlight at UN event

Created by the company in 2017, the Local Development Forum of Goiana (PE) was presented in New York

Klabin’s local development initiative gets spotlight at UN event

 

Created by the company in 2017, the Local Development Forum of Goiana (PE) was presented in New York

 

São Paulo, September 28, 2018 – Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper and the only company in brazil to offer the market, from an industrial unit fully designed for this purpose, hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, presented last Wednesday (9/26) the case of the Local Development Forum of Goiana (PE), called “Goiana em Ação”, at the event “SDGs in Brazil (Sustainable Development Goals) – The Role of the Private Sector”, organized by the Brazil Network of the Global Compact during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly meeting. Selected after an assessment of 80 cases, by a panel of independent judges and based on criteria set by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Local Development Forum of Goiana was recognized for its innovative approach to territorial development based on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).  

 

Created by Klabin, which invited and brought the support of the Jeep Automotive Hub, of FCA, the initiative was presented by Sérgio Piza, director of People, Corporate Services and Corporate Affairs of Klabin, during the panel discussion on “The Future of Cities.” The Local Development Forum of Goiana aims to encourage the local population to play a leading role by engaging all the representatives of society towards democratic, multipartisan and multireligious collaboration. Goiana em Ação stands out for adopting the SDGs as guiding principles of the agenda of fostering local progress and prosperity, having as starting point a thorough diagnosis done by applying the Social Progress Index (SPI) of the Harvard University. The results of this rich mapping directed the creation of an action plan of the forum, which has working groups for the pillars: education, employment and income, culture and tourism – also related to the Sustainable Development Goals. The SPI was applied by Fundação Avina, with support from the Federal University of Paraíba, whose students were trained on the methodology in order to conduct the field work.

 

“We practice social responsibility in the communities where we work, we believe and maximize economic, social and cultural empowerment of these regions to achieve sustainable development. With the forum, we encourage the population of Goiana to take on an active and leadership role and accelerate the impact of local actions and our contribution to achieve the SDGs,” said Piza. The Local Development Forums created by Klabin meet eight Sustainable Development Goals, namely: 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17; access the complete list for more details on each. Since 2016, the company has been working on implementing this kind of initiative, which has already benefited the cities of Correia Pinto and Otacílio Costa, in Santa Catarina, and will soon benefit the city of Angatuba in São Paulo. The company also produced and made available a video on Goiana em Ação, which showcases the concepts of mutual collaboration and social integration that govern the participation and engagement in the forum from the viewpoint of the participants themselves. The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzzXa71UyG0.

 

“SDGs in Brazil” discussed 19 successful cases in Brazil’s private sector aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, presented to international and domestic investors, as well as to representatives of UN agencies. Klabin has had an industrial unit in Goiana since 1973, which produces industrial bags, corrugated board packaging and recycled paper and employs approximately 1,000 workers.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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25/09/2018
Innovation and sustainability drive Klabin’s meeting with partners

Klabin has been improving the management of its suppliers by intensifying dialogue, sharing good practices and raising awareness on the importance of sustainability and innovation in the daily routine

Innovation and sustainability drive Klabin’s meeting with partners


Santa Catarina, September 25, 2018 – Klabin has been improving the management of its suppliers by intensifying dialogue, sharing good practices and raising awareness on the importance of sustainability and innovation in the daily routine. Based on this premise and similar to actions launched earlier, the company held the 1st meeting with its suppliers in the state of Santa Catarina on the theme “Sustainability and Innovation drive Performance,” which was attended by around 160 partners of the Otacílio Costa, Correia Pinto and Lages Units.

 

The meeting, which was held to integrate new and current suppliers, as well as clarify the processes involved in the provision of services and their quality, underlined the social, environmental and innovation criteria that guide Klabin’s operations in all the regions where it operates. The event also showed how sustainable methods combined with innovation help drive performance and the achievement of results, and reinforced the importance of on-site training at the Units, since they support the integration of the company’s values and ensure the healthy performance of indicators in audits in which everyone is involved, for example.

 

Lenita Daros, Procurement Coordinator at Klabin in Santa Catarina, says that meetings like this bring professionals closer and encourage them to seek greater efficiency and improve their competencies and skills, adding that “opportunities like this create room for the company to share the sustainable practices adopted throughout its history, which, combined with the pursuit of innovation, generated the currently high levels of performance, whether in production or in administration.”

 

The 1st meeting with suppliers also featured testimonials from other partner companies and the participation of regional development institutions, which encouraged participants to seek the new opportunities offered by the market, innovative technologies that make daily processes easier and integrate the sustainable development cycle.

 

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

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

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

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24/09/2018
Students and faculty from the Netherlands participate in Klabin +U

Delft University sent 28 students and two professors to Klabin’s headquarters to develop projects that will be showcased in their home country.

Students and faculty from the Netherlands participate in Klabin +U

Delft University sent 28 students and two professors to Klabin’s headquarters to develop projects that will be showcased in their home country.


São Paulo, September 24, 2018 – Co-creation has been gaining increasing traction within the innovation pillar at Klabin, especially for the development of solutions aligned with a bioeconomomic future. In this regard, the company recently launched another program to exchange experiences and synergies with Brazilian and international academia, called “Klabin + U”.

In this first edition, the company welcomed students from the Delft University of Technology in  the Netherlands, whose mission was to evaluate, experiment and develop innovative solutions for the packaging market. Guided by professors Giulia Calabretta (Italy) and Kaspar Jansen (Netherlands), the 28 students were divided into seven groups: three focused on creating projects to address the future of paper packaging, while the other four focused on setting up a center to carry out experiments. “We believe that our students – all of them from the Industrial Design Engineering program – thought “outside the box” to solve the challenges put to them and to persuade the project evaluators, mainly by using design thinking techniques,” said professor Giulia Calabretta.

Participants spent four days learning about the routine at Klabin, during which they created their projects and suggested innovation routes in e-commerce, improving the buying experience, biodegradable products and diverse other topics that permeate the future of the company, giving priority to the use of sustainable processes and to environmental conservation.  “Working with Klabin was a great experience. We received full assistance during the days we were immersed, from interviews with clients to the resources and elements to develop our projects. I never imagined about collaborating with a large company while at the same time learning so much about an industry I didn’t know much about,” said Sander Pliakis, a Deltf University student.

“It was an innovative event, since none of the students had prior experience with the pulp and paper industry and were able to jointly develop seven projects. Besides being showcased in Delft (the Netherlands), the projects are already being used by Klabin in some internal innovation and industrial design programs, for instance,” said Renata Freesz, Innovation Manager at Klabin.

The students are part of the Flight Case program run by the Delft University of Technology, which is divided into two phases. The first was held between April and June this year in the Netherlands, when the group studied Klabin’s operations and the respective case studies. In the second phase, the students came to Brazil for immersion and to develop the projects.

Upcoming editions
Klabin is considering organizing more editions of the program. The goal is to make it an annual or semiannual event, in which other partner universities can exchange knowledge and innovative experiences for the sector.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Klabin launches portal to celebrate Arbor Day

 

Company launches ÁrvoreSer, a website packed with information that will raise awareness about the environment and preservation of forests 

 

São Paulo, September 21, 2018 – Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper and the country’s only company to offer a one-stop shop solution for hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, has launched an exclusive portal to commemorate Arbor Day, which is celebrated on September 21. The company used the date to launch ÁrvoreSer, a website that discusses the importance of trees to keep the planet in equilibrium. The platform brings together information on the subject, a map with the trees that are part of Brazil’s flora, and a fun quiz called “Who are you in this forest?”, which links the characteristics of the human personality to trees, showing how each species is unique.

 

Klabin currently maintains more than 210,000 hectares of preserved forests, with thousands of native species of the Brazilian flora. The company has several initiatives and projects targeted at sustainability and the environment. In terms of preserved areas, the company maintains, in Paraná and Santa Catarina, two Natural Heritage Private Reserves (RPPN). These are permanent conservation units, created with the goal of contributing to the preservation of native forests and for maintaining biodiversity. “We launched this site as a wakeup call to the population in order inform and engage the public, in a fun and playful manner, on the importance of the subject,” said Carime Kanbour, manager of Communications, Social Responsibility and Institutional Relations at Klabin.

 

Employees and family members

 

To encourage discussion among internal stakeholders and their families, in addition to the portal, Klabin sent to the children of its employees an educational booklet with fun facts about certain tree species, as well as activities such as word hunt, crosswords, and spot the differences, among others, inviting them to think about the importance of preserving forests.

The portal and quiz can be accessed at https://www.klabin.com.br/arvoreser

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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19/09/2018
Arbor Day is celebrated at the 30th edition of Caiubi Program

Teachers from the region participated in one more phase of the project, which includes training in environmental education

Arbor Day is celebrated at the 30th edition of Caiubi Program

Teachers from the region participated in one more phase of the project, which includes training in environmental education

Santa Catarina, September 19, 2018 – Teachers of public schools in the cities of Lages, Rio Rufino, Palmeira, Bom Retiro, Urubici, São José do Cerrito and Bocaina do Sul, in Santa Catarina, received in September, when the Arbor Day is celebrated, the 30th edition of the Caiubi Program, whose main theme was soil care and its relation with the Environmental Sustainability of Ecosystems. The event, organized by Klabin, provides training to primary and secondary school teachers.

This edition, held on September 12 and 13, received around 60 teachers at the Correia Pinto auditorium. Letícia Sequinatto and Osmar Klauberg Filho, professors with doctorate in soil from the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC), gave lectures and held workshops on the theme. Other lectures, play activities and field visits were conducted by Klabin together with partners, which enriched the event with information on environmental impacts, fauna, flora, sustainability and forest management.   Topics addressed in the event include: Sustainable Forest Plantations and Environmental Management System (Klabin), Matas Legais Program (Apremavi), Demystifying Fauna (Sumatra) and Environmental Protectors (Environmental Police).

“The purpose of the project is to reinforce teachers’ awareness of sustainability issues in order to form multipliers of this knowledge among students and communities, developing projects that also contribute to the school curriculum,” said Mireli Pitz, PhD in vegetable production and a biologist at Klabin.

The Caiubi Program
To disseminate the concepts of ecological awareness among teachers in the communities where it operates, Klabin launched the Caiubi Program in Paraná in 2001. In Santa Catarina, the project was launched in 2007 and is held in partnership with the Departments of Education. Since its conception, the program has seen 29 editions and benefitted nearly 1,296 teachers at 481 schools and 166,287 students[AB1] .

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

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

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

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

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

 [AB1]The “mil” must be removed in the Portuguese version

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17/09/2018
INOVA Klabin receives zero waste seal

The INOVA Klabin event, which was held at the Oca do Ibirapuera Pavilion in São Paulo city on September 12 and 13

INOVA Klabin receives zero waste seal

 

São Paulo, September 17,  2018 – The INOVA Klabin event, which was held at the Oca do Ibirapuera Pavilion in São Paulo city on September 12 and 13, had its greenhouse gas emissions offset by the acquisition of carbon credits from forest preservation projects certified by the program “Evento Neutro.”

 

All utensils and materials used for the event’s meals were made of paper or glass. All packaging and scenery materials were separated and sent for recycling, working in partnership with a cooperative of recyclable-material collectors, which accompanied the entire process and weighing of these materials. Moreover, all recyclable materials and waste generated by the event were collected, which will ensure that the event receives the seal of the zero waste program "Sou Resíduo Zero."

 

 

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12/09/2018
Klabin announces construction of Pilot Mill Complex

Investment represents another important step in strengthening the company’s Research, Development and Innovation area. At the INOVA Klabin event, the company will also showcase KlaCup Bio, its solution for the disposable cups market that doesn’t use polyethylene

Klabin announces construction of Pilot Mill Complex

Investment represents another important step in strengthening the company’s Research, Development and Innovation area. At the INOVA Klabin event, the company will also showcase KlaCup Bio, its solution for the disposable cups market that doesn’t use polyethylene 

São Paulo, September 12, 2018 – Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper and the country’s only company to offer hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp from a single industrial unit entirely designed for this purpose, announces today that a R$32 million investment was approved for its research and development program, involving the construction of a Pilot Mill Complex, at the Monte Alegre Unit, in Telêmaco Borba (Paraná).

 

It is a project that will allow for the simulation of a mill where studies and tests will be conducted in research fields such as microfibrillated pulp (MFC), which will be incorporated to the company's paper production lines, increasing the quality and resistance of Klabin products, and lignin, in this case for commercial purposes, enabling the company to enter new markets for renewable and sustainable products.  Klabin, because of its diversified wood base, has lignin from pine, eucalyptus and the mixing of both species, providing unique products to the market.

 

Last year, the company inaugurated a modern Technology Center able to produce a broad range of forestry products and run simulations of the mills’ production lines, anticipating trends and developing technologies and sustainable applications. “All activities in our Technology Center are on a laboratory scale. Just over a year after its inauguration, we achieved a level of development maturity that makes it necessary to produce some materials on a larger scale, enabling prolonged industrial tests. That gave rise to the need to create a Pilot Mill Complex, which should be operational in the fourth quarter of 2019,” explained Francisco Razzolini, Klabin’s Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Pulp Business Officer.

 

Klabin also announced this year the acquisition of a 12.5% interest in the Israeli startup Melodea Bio Based Solutions, a pioneer in the technology for extracting cellulose nanocrystalline (CNC), a 100% biobased and renewable product.“The Pilot Mill Complex reinforces our focus on the development of bioeconomical solutions that value the responsible, efficient and sustainable use of resources,” says Razzolini.   

 

KLACUPBIO

Aligned to the major behavior trends and attentive to consumer needs, Klabin announces the production of a new paperboard specifically for the cup stock market. The new product, called “KlaCup – Bio”, is part of the paperboard product line for cups, and is unique in the Brazilian market as it is made from pine and eucalyptus fibers, a mix that offers greater resistance and an unique print quality, and also has a biodegradable barrier, thus eliminating the use of polyethylene. The company has also already developed “KlaCup Natural Kraft”, with one side in brown, typical of kraft paper, following a trend of packaging that is more sustainable and less damaging to the environment.

 

 “Based on all our knowledge and experience as Brazilian paperboard producer for liquids, we studied and developed a unique solution for the disposable cups market.Klacup has the quality already provided by Klabin to the largest industries in the food and beverage sector,” says Flávio Deganutti, Paper Sales Officer at Klabin.

 

The new paperboard, just like the other products by the company, is made from planted and certified forests, or in other words, renewable and sustainable sources, in addition to being recyclable.Produced at the Monte Alegre Unit, in Telêmaco Borba (PR), KlaCup Natural Kraft is already being marketed by Klabin and has shown growing demand in 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

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

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

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10/09/2018
Klabin holds event on innovation and bioeconomy

INOVA Klabin will feature lectures, immersive experiences and an exhibition on sustainability targeted at diverse audience segments

Klabin holds event on innovation and bioeconomy

INOVA Klabin will feature lectures, immersive experiences and an exhibition on sustainability targeted at diverse audience segments

São Paulo, September 10, 2018 – With the motto “Innovation with a Purpose,” Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper and the only company in the country to offer a one-stop shop solution for hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, will hold the second edition of INOVA Klabin on September 12 and 13 at the Oca do Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo.

The event schedule includes four lectures by specialists in innovation as well as immersive activities and experiences. Participants include leaders in the pulp and paper market, employees, clients, suppliers and partners of the company, who will be invited to reflect on issues related to innovation, bioeconomy and environmental awareness. An exhibition of sculptures and photographs on sustainability will be open to the public.

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

The activities will be organized in four pillars: Forest Technology and Fibers, Operational Excellence, Co-created Design and Sustainable Management. “Klabin will complete 120 years in 2019. It believes that the excellence of its business is directly related to its constant investments in innovation and sustainable practices. INOVA Klabin is a space for us to showcase our initiatives and discuss important topics with society,” said Francisco Razzolini, Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Pulp Business Officer at Klabin.

In the Forest Technology and Fibers pillar, participants will be transported to nature through simulators and virtual reality; Operational Excellence will be learned in practice, in a workshop on robotics and the use of augmented reality; in Co-created Design, participants will be engaged in packaging prototyping challenges; and, finally, in Sustainable Management, they will participate in a workshop that will discuss the company's Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals until 2030.

MASTER CLASSES

As one of the event highlights, INOVA Klabin presents four lectures on topics related to innovation, featuring renowned specialists from Brazil and abroad. On September 12, Roger Ingold, chairman of Lide Inovação, will talk about the digital revolution and its impacts on the daily activities of companies, and Romeo Busarello, from Tecnisa, will talk about digital transformations and how to adapt to the new scenarios.

On September 13, José Ribas Fernandes, a specialist in neuroscience at the Canadian consulting firm BEworks, will speak about the benefits of applying behavioral science in organizations. The event will end with a master class by Oded Shoseyov, co-founder of the Israeli startup company Melodea and a specialist in plant molecular biology and protein engineering, who will speak about the “materials of the future” produced from natural fibers derived from forests and plants, and their possible applications.

BIOECONOMY AND BIODIVERSITY

INOVA Klabin will also hold the exhibition “Bioeconomy and Biodiversity - The awakening of awareness,” open to the public on both days of the event. Spread on an area of more than 1,000 m², the exhibition will recreate a forest environment with native trees, artwork by the artist Tico Volpato and photographers Zig Koch and Paulo Giandalia.

Tico Volpato brings around 20 sculptures of animals made of paper, in real size, representing some of the species found in the company’s forests. The Curitiba-based photographer Zig Koch will showcase various photographs of Klabin's Ecological Park located in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, where endangered animals that cannot be returned to nature are treated and sheltered, and of the Natural Heritage Private Reserves (RPPN) maintained by the company in the states of Santa Catarina and Paraná and intended for scientific research, management of natural resources and maintenance of climate and ecological balance.

The work of paper collectors in São Paulo, captured during 10 years by photographer Paulo Giandalia, will be on display as well. The photographs show the social ascension of these professionals through their work. The main purpose of the exhibition is to warn about the importance of environmental conservation, conscious consumption and recycling for the wellbeing of the planet, and also to promote reflection on the social and environmental impacts caused by the current economy. Participation in the event is free.

CARBON NEUTRALITY AND ZERO WASTE

INOVA Klabin will be 100% carbon neutral through Environmental Compensation, thanks to the acquisition of carbon credits originated from the forest preservation project, certified by the Neutral Event Program.

Packaging and scenery materials will be segregated and sent for recycling. This process will rely on the support from a cooperative of recycling-material collectors, which will oversee the entire process and weigh these materials. Moreover, all recyclable materials and waste generated in the event will be collected, which will ensure that the event receives the seal of the "I am Zero Waste" program.

INNOVATION AT KLABIN

The concept of innovation at Klabin became stronger in 2016, with the creation of the INOVA Klabin program and the inauguration of Klabin's Technology Center in Paraná. The company’s initiatives on this front have enabled the exchange of knowledge with universities, startups and stakeholders that connect with Klabin's purposes and challenges for small and major transformations in all fronts of the company's operations.

“The first edition of INOVA Klabin, held in 2017, was a tremendous success among our clients, suppliers and employees. This year, in the second edition, we have broadened the scope of debates and invited this public to effectively experience innovation from various perspectives. We expect to promote a relevant reflection about our market and for the public opinion, in order to contribute with actions and practices related to sustainable development,” highlighted Francisco Razzolini.

Throughout 2018, various initiatives and projects were implemented based on the innovation pillars, such as Klabin Challenges, targeted at startups in order to drive entrepreneurship and foster sustainable solutions; Klabin+U, which offers solutions in partnership with Brazilian and international universities; and Pitch Days, such as the one involving the legal segment, which consists of a meeting with companies from the legal sector to identify innovative solutions that may be adopted by Klabin’s legal department.

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Exhibition: Bioeconomy and Biodiversity – The awakening of awareness

Venue: Oca, Ibirapuera Park – Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral - Vila Mariana - São Paulo (SP).

Date and time: September 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entry free.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Multi-Ethnic Festival begins this Friday (Sep. 7) with support from Klabin

 

Santa Catarina, September 6, 2018 – The holiday weekend will be a big party in Mafra. From Friday (Sep. 7) to Sunday (Sep. 9) the city hosts the Multi-Ethnic Festival, which celebrates the city’s 101st anniversary and is being sponsored by Klabin.

During the festival, the public will enjoy several free attractions such as theatrical presentations, recycling activities, shows featuring local and national artists such as singer Daniel and the duo João Neto and Frederico, as well as food trucks and the traditional Multi-ethnic cavalcade. The festival reclaims the culture of Mafra, showing the evolution of the city and, above all, the miscegenation that gave rise to its people.

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Multi-Ethnic Festival

Venue: Ferroviário Miguel Bielecki Square

Sep. 7 (Friday)

2:00 p.m. – Official inauguration of the Multi-Ethnic Festival

2:30 p.m. – Multi-Ethnic Cultural Festival, with presentations by schools and folk groups – Descarte do Bem de Mafra – Collection of recyclables

4:00 p.m. - Presentation by senior citizens of the Serviço de Convivência e Fortalecimento de Vínculos (SCFV), a community bonding program.

4:30 p.m. – Shows by local artists

11:00 p.m. – Show by the duo João Neto and Frederico

Sep. 8 (Saturday)

10:00 a.m. – Solemn ceremony to celebrate Mafra’s anniversary at the Miguel Bielecki Square

11:00 p.m. – Launch of the landmark of the Parque do Passo

2:00 p.m. – Activities at Miguel Bielecki Square – Descarte do Bem de Mafra – Collection of recyclables

3:00 p.m. – Shows by local artists

11:00 p.m. – Show by singer Daniel

Sep. 9 (Sunday)

10:00 a.m. – “Campeira” Mass

11:00 a.m. – Multi-Ethnic Cavalcade

1:00 p.m. – Lunch for cavalcade participants

2:00 p.m. – Shows by local artists

6:00 p.m. – Show by the band Os Serranos

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30/08/2018
Special performanceshighlight the active role that children play in the community of Ortigueira

Klabin and Padre Lívio Donati Children and Youth Home commemorate "Family Night”

Special performanceshighlight the active role that children play in the community of Ortigueira

Klabin and Padre Lívio Donati Children and Youth Home commemorate "Family Night”

Paraná, August 30, 2018 – On Friday (24), the “Family Night” event organized by the Padre Lívio Donati Children and Youth Home moved the community of Ortigueira at the Queimadas Cultural Center.With Klabin’s support, the event presented to family members and the local communitythe social and cultural activities of the city’s children and youth.

Forty-nine children and youth in three projects took to the stage.The first performance was by the Flute Orchestra conducted by Juarez Fernandes.Next came the choir conducted by Valdinei Claro, followed by a ballet performance that interpreted the song “Singing in the Rain,” originally sung by Gene Kelly, with choreography by teacher Ana Luiza Maronezzi, which concluded the night’s performances.

“We believe in actions that look to the future, but what really move us is the transformational power of each person.The projects transform the community and explore values that go beyond self-esteem.The families come to realize that their children have an enormous capacity to develop through cultural activities,” said Amilton Carlos Benedito, manager of the Padre Lívio Donati Children and Youth Home.

This transformation led the girls involved in the dance project MuDança to unprecedented accomplishments.The 18 ballet dancers, which range from 8 to 15 years old, successfully passed the selection process in Ponta Grossa and, in June, were regional finalists in the Paraná Dance Festival 2018 held in in Curitiba.In the final, the group performed in Guaíra Theatre, which is Paraná state’s most important venue.

“Klabin believes that education and culture are the foundationfor creating a fairer and more sustainable society and for contributing to the region’s economic and social development, which is in keeping with our aspirations for the world through 2030," said Uilson Paiva, Klabin’s community relations manager.

The Padre Lívio Donati Children and Adolescent Home is a non-profit institution that organizes a range of after-school activities for some 180 children and youth.Klabin supports various fronts, from technical supportfor livestock raising and farming, to dance and music, to donating a bus to transport the students.

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) 4871-1473 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

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

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

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

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

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