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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Klabin

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

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

 

Media Relations – Klabin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Main projects delivered

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

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

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

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

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

Pulp Logistics Unit in Paranaguá

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

About Klabin

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

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

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Klabin

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

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

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

About Klabin

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

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

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Solid Waste Center

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

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

 

Social and Environmental Action Plan

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

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Service - Christmas Carols 2016

Date:  December 8 and 9

Time:  8:30 p.m.

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

Free of charge

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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18/11/2016
Klabin brings together 600 drivers in the Caminho Certo Program

Launched by Klabin three years ago, the Caminho Certo Program organizes engagement and awareness campaigns, educational lectures for diverse audience groups

Klabin brings together 600 drivers in the Caminho Certo Program


Paraná, November 18, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, organized a reunion with its own and outsourced drivers in Paraná, between November 7 and 11.The event is one of the initiatives of the Caminho Certo (Right Way) Program, whose mission is to raise traffic awareness and defensive driving among participants.

The initiative brought together 600 drivers, more than in the previous edition, who serve the forest department of the Monte Alegre and Puma Units, in Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira, respectively, both in Paraná.In this edition, Klabin organized a play showing everyday situations in the lives of drivers - a special and fun way to raise awareness about traffic behavior.Lectures were given on alternate time slots to facilitate driver participation and Klabin's Occupational Health department once again conducted preventive health exams.

Launched by Klabin three years ago, the Caminho Certo Program organizes engagement and awareness campaigns, educational lectures for diverse audience groups and quarterly reunions in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.

About Klabin

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

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

 

Learn more:www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

 

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

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

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

 

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12/11/2016
Klabin organizes Health Fair and Bike Ride in São Leopoldo

At the event, participants can measure their blood pressure and consult with nutritionists and speech therapists.

Klabin organizes Health Fair and Bike Ride in São Leopoldo

 

São Leopoldo, November 12, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leading manufacturer of corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, organizes this Saturday (November 12), the first Health Fair and Bike Ride in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul. At the event, participants can measure their blood pressure and consult with nutritionists and speech therapists.

 

The agenda includes a raffle of two bicycles, a dog adoption campaign, donation of toys and massage sessions.The public will also have at their disposal hairdressers, barbers and make-up artists, and can try out Zumba classes.At 10:30 a.m., a 30-minute bike ride will be organized in the region, with the route to be defined at the time of the event.

 

Sponsored by SENAC-RS, SESI and corporate partners in the region, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Klabin’s São Leopoldo Unit. Participation is free.

 

About the Event:

Date: 12/11/2016

Venue: Gate 2 - São Leopoldo Unit - Av. São Borja, 2.900 - Bairro Industrial

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Entry free

 

About Klabin

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

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

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

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25/10/2016
Klabin takes part in the 49th International Pulp and Paper Congress & Exhibition

The company, which has a stand at the event exhibition center as well as speakers in several panels of the Congress, will also be acknowledged in the opening of the event

Klabin takes part in the 49th International Pulp and Paper Congress & Exhibition

 

São Paulo, October 25, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of packaging, corrugated board and industrial bags, takes part in the 49th International Pulp and Paper Congress & Exhibition promoted by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP), from October 25 to 27, at the Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo.

 

The company, which has a stand at the event exhibition center as well as speakers in several panels of the Congress, will also be acknowledged in the opening of the event as one of the centennial founder companies of ABTCP in addition to sustaining its position among the main players of one of the best-performing sectors in the Brazilian economy.

 

On October 26, at 6:30 p.m., the CEO of Klabin, Mr. Fabio Schvartsman, will be the guest of the special panel “Leaderships in the Spotlight”, at the Blue Pavilion, ground floor of the exhibition place.On the same date, a dinner will be held for granting the “2016 Sector Highlights Prize", and Klabin is a winner in three categories:Social Responsibility – with the case “15 years of Caiubi Project”; Sustainability – with the socio-environmental programs at the Puma Unit; and Paper Manufacturer for Packaging – with packaging for pet foods.

 

Full schedule of Klabin’s talks in the 2016 ABTCP Congress:

 

Tuesday, 25

Topic:New Technologies – Adding value with pulp (Silvana Meister Sommer)

2:00 p.m. | Horto Florestal room

 

Topic:Industrial sector – Product, demand, growth and current market (Francisco Razzolini)

3:50 p.m.| Cantareira 1 room

 

Topic:Cost management, reduction (Arthur Canhisares)

4:10 p.m.| Cantareira 2 and 3 rooms

 

Wednesday, 26

Topic:Pulp | Chemical characterization of the timber of Eucalyptus Benthamii through spectroscopy (Regiane Abjaud Estopa)

9 a.m.| Cantareira 3 room

 

Round table on Industry 4.0 | Maintenance and Automation Challenges (Arnaldo Jasinski)

10:10 a.m. | Horto Florestal room

 

Topic:Forest | Challenges of the industrial production and supply of conjugated wood for pulp and energy (José Totti)

2:15 p.m.| Cantareira 1 room

 

Topic: Pulp | Evaluation of white liquor sulfidity on kraft pulp quality  (Lucas Recla Lombardi)

5:30 p.m.| Cantareira 3 room

 

Thursday, 27

Topic:Paper | Trend and Innovation (Francisco Razzolini – special guest)

9 a.m.| Cantareira 2 room

 

Topic:The Environment | Influence of the biomass dryer in the balance of CO2 emissions and vapor production (Gustavo Franklin Cenatti)

9:40 a.m. | Horto Florestal room

 

Round table| Overview of biorefinery integrated to the forest-based industry (Marcelo Muguet)

4:10 p.m.| Cantareira 3 room

 

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

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

 

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17/10/2016
Klabin participates in the 23rd International Wheat Congress

At the event, the Company will launch its packaging solution for the wheat flour market

Klabin participates in the 23rd International Wheat Congress

São Paulo, October 17, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, is participating in the 23rd International Wheat Congress. At the event, the Company will launch its packaging solution for the wheat flour market.The Company’s stand at the event will showcase its industrial paper bags, which offer the strength needed to meet the needs of mills and bakeries.

Produced from renewable sources, the paper bags contain valves that enable food products to be stored through external, inviolable adhesive sleeves that preserve the quality of the product while preventing contamination and maintaining the original characteristics of the food.

The 23rd International Wheat Congress, one of the main events in Brazil’s wheat chain, will be held from October 16 to 18 in the city of Campinas, São Paulo.This year, the Congress expects to gather around 500 participants from several countries, including wheat producers, managers of mills, bakeries and byproduct industries, representatives of governments and entities related to agribusiness.Apart from lectures, debates and round tables, the Congress will discuss the challenges facing the sector.


Information on the Event:


Event:23rd International Wheat Congress

Venue:Hotel Royal Palm Plaza, Campinas -SP

When:October 16–18

Address:Av. Royal Palm Plaza, 277 - Campinas – São Paulo – Brazil

Website: http://www.plasticotransforma.com.br/

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations - Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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17/10/2016
Klabin organizes 27th edition of Caiubi Program

This edition will offer lectures, environmental awareness activities, handicraft workshop and visit to the Klabin Araucária Trail

Klabin organizes 27th edition of Caiubi Program

This edition will offer lectures, environmental awareness activities, handicraft workshop and visit to the Klabin Araucária Trail

Correia Pinto, October 17, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of packaging, corrugated board and industrial bags, will organize on October 19 and 20, the 27th edition of the Caiubi Program, which this year receives around 50 participants, members of the Environmental Education Working Group of the Hydrographic Region 4 (GTEA-RH4) and teachers from state schools in the city of São Cristóvão do Sul, Santa Catarina. The event will be held at Klabin's  Environmental Education Center at the Correia Pinto Unit in Santa Catarina. Apart from lectures and activities to raise environmental awareness, this edition will feature for the first time a workshop on making handicrafts using tusa tape (composed of pulp tape) at the end of the program.


On the first day, lectures will be given on Sustainable Forest Plantations, Environmental Protectors Program and More than Animals! by Mireli Moura Pitz Floriani, biologist and sustainability analyst at Klabin, together with Ilton Agostini, biologist and officer at the Environmental Police, and Vilmar Picinatto Filho, PhD student in forest engineering at the Federal University of Paraná. The day will also feature environmental education activities and role-play Do Bicho ao Nicho by Max Farjallat Raffi, veterinarian at Picinatto e Rafii Consultoria Ambiental Ltda.


On the second day, Grupo Tramatusa from Lages will hold a workshop on making handicrafts with tusa tape, and visits will be organized to the Klabin Araucária Trail and the Correia Pinto Unit. The event includes other activities and lectures on Klabin’s Environmental Management System and Municipal Plans for the Atlantic Forest, given by Rodrigo Teixeira, sanitary and environmental engineer at Klabin, and Leandro Casanova, specialist in water resources at the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi).


The Program, which started in Santa Catarina in 2007, has brought Klabin closer to communities in the 40 cities across the state where the company has forest and industrial operations. The goal of the project is to raise awareness among educators on environmental issues so that they can become multipliers of knowledge for students and the communities where they serve by creating projects on the theme and preparing course content. This way, the company’s experience with sustainable development of the region is made known to the population, which responds positively at the end of each program and shares this knowledge.


The Caiubi Program

Klabin launched the Caiubi Program in the state of Paraná in 2001. In Santa Catarina, the Project is implemented in partnership with the State Education Department, State Education Offices (GERED), University of the State of Santa Catarina (Udesc), Environmental Police, Apremavi, and specialist researchers, with support from the Municipal Government of Lages.

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations - Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

 

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13/10/2016
Research shows change in packaging consumption by the coffee industry

Final report concludes that high barrier paper packaging can be more efficient in preserving the original characteristics of specialty export coffee.

Research shows change in packaging consumption by the coffee industry

Final report concludes that high barrier paper packaging can be more efficient in preserving the original characteristics of specialty export coffee.

Sao Paulo, October 13, 2016 – The preservation of the sensory attributes of desired quality in coffee essentially depends on the storage conditions of the beans. With this in mind, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, entered into an agreement for unprecedented research, whose findings prove that it is possible to preserve coffee quality for extended storage periods and that high barrier paper packaging is the most efficient in such process.

Led by professor Flávio Meira Borém of the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA-MG), in partnership with the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), Brazilian Agency to Promote Exports and Investments (Apex), Videplast, Bourbon Specialty Coffees and Carmocoffees, the study assessed eight different packaging types for two kinds of specialty coffee in the Brazilian and international markets for a period of 18 months. Using sensory analysis as reference, the final report, published in the first week of October, reveals that after 18 months of storage at a commercial warehouse in Brazil, results varied depending on the packaging used and on the type of coffee. Both natural coffee and peeled cherry coffee reached, in all areas, numbers above international levels when vacuum-packed in high barrier paper. At the end of the 18 months, all coffee packed in high barrier paper reached levels above 82 points, in addition to being considered more financially advantageous by the market, when compared to vacuum-packaging.

These findings have revolutionized the path of packaging consumption in the coffee industry in the last years, as vacuum-packing was considered till then the best storage system by the majority of coffee importers. A great deal of coffee production in Brazil is still conventionally stored in jute bags which, according to the findings, was the type of packaging that showed the highest and fastest reduction in bean quality, reaching levels below 80 points at the six-month assessment. Said loss of quality is due to variations in the water level of the beans and their interaction with the environment, which result from such type of packaging.

“The change in culture in the use of packaging must come not only from the coffee producers, but mainly from the coffeehouses that trade in the beverage. These places must demand from the specialty bean suppliers efficient packaging for long-term storage, which is exactly the big differential of the high barrier paper packaging, that is, preserve quality for longer periods when compared to the other packaging types”, points out Douglas Dalmasi, Klabin’s executive industrial packaging officer.

At six months storage, natural coffee packaged in jute bags scored below 80 points; the same result was observed at the end of 12 months in products stored in low barrier packaging. Nevertheless, low barrier paper packaging is directed to the segment known as “commodity coffee”, that is, beans considered non-special and produced in large scale, as it is more effective for this type of product when compared to jute packaging.

“In its 25 years of existence, the BSCA has endeavored to innovate to better place Brazil's specialty coffee on the global market. We firmly support the project for assessment of new packaging alternatives and are convinced that the products will be of great use to the sector, leading to a break of paradigms with regards to coffee packaging" states Vanusia Nogueira, executive officer at BSCA.

International market of specialty coffee

According to data by Index Mundi, world coffee production is estimated at 139 million coffee bags for 2016, with Brazil accounting for 49 million bags of 60 kilos of that grand total. Export numbers for the year are estimated at 116 million coffee bags, again with Brazil leading with 33 million bags. Dalmasi also informs that of the 49 million bags in the 2016/2017 harvest in Brazil, more than 24 million will be put in bags. “Of these, 10 million bags are of specialty coffee beans, which proves the potential of the segment in the country, a segment that needs to adopt the alternatives for high barrier paper packaging so as to have a leading position by innovating in the type of packaging that will guarantee quality of the product exported to the world", adds Klabin's executive officer.

Methodology

The objectives of the study included the identification of the physical and physiological changes to the coffee beans, sensory profile characterization and description of sucrose, glucose and fructose in the beans according to the packaging methods and the different storing conditions. Thus, the batches of commercial coffee were graded with an initial average assessment higher than 85 points, which classify coffee as very good and special, according to scale of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). Six sampling of natural coffee and of peeled cheery were carried out during the national stage as well as four in the international stage. The parameter of the referred to sensory analysis is the one that uses human senses to determine the characteristics and attributes of a product and assesses consumer preference, making it thus the main reference for buyers of specialty beans worldwide.

High barrier paper bags

At the beginning of this year, Klabin announced an agreement with UFLA, BSCA, Apex, Videplast, Bourbon and Carmocoffees for conducting the research and, on the same occasion, announced their new high barrier paper packaging for specialty coffee, manufactured with high resistance extensible paper, hermetically sealed when closed, with high protection film against luminosity, together with a system that eases opening called Easy Open. Bourbon and Carmocoffees pioneered the adoption of Klabin’s high barrier paper packaging, carrying out the first exports. In the wake of the research announcement, others took the same initiative, such as the coffee farmers cooperative Cooxupé (Regional Cooperative of Coffee Farmers of Guaxupé). Together with better potential for the preservation of the original characteristics of coffee, high barrier paper packaging is recyclable and made from renewable natural products produced with raw material from Klabin’s planted and certified forests.

To read the full final report "Assessment of packaging and storage methods for specialty coffee" visit:www.boremcafesespeciais.com.br.

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations - Klabin

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

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28/09/2016
General shutdowns by Klabin boost the local economy of Santa Catarina cities

Local commerce registered up to three-fold increase in business, besides joining the cycle of driving local employment

General shutdowns by Klabin boost the local economy of Santa Catarina cities

Local commerce registered up to three-fold increase in business, besides joining the cycle of driving local employment

Santa Catarina, September 28, 2016 - Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of packaging, corrugated board and industrial bags, periodically conducts the so-called “General Shutdowns” of its paper mills, which entail suspending production to carry out maintenance in order to ensure the efficient functioning of equipment, as well as the safety and quality of production lines.


The main activities include installation and inspection of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and production process control systems. General Shutdowns can last from a week up to a month. As a result, the number of temporary workers increases considerably, requiring logistics and infrastructure, which includes transport, accommodation, meals and other needs, in turn strongly driving the local economy of the cities.


Moreover, tax generation increases for the cities during the period due to extra demand at hotels, stores, bars and restaurants. In the cities of Otacílio Costa and Correia Pinto, Klabin’s General Shutdown is considered the time of highest demand during the year, requiring the hiring of additional manpower, longer business hours for commercial establishments and inventories, among others. The restaurants in the cities register a three-fold increase in business, thereby driving local employment by increasing their workforce to meet the spike in consumption. According to Maria Regina Rigon, owner of the restaurants Cabana I and II in Otacílio Costa, during the General Shutdowns, local establishments registered a 200% growth in the number of meals served, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, increasing their revenues by around 60%.

 

Considering the General Shutdowns of 2016 at the Otacílio Costa Unit, which produces kraftliner paper, and at the Correia Pinto Unit, which produces paper for industrial bags (sackraft), around 115 companies and nearly 3,000 outsourced workers were hired to perform the activities. In addition, Klabin provided around 24,000 hours of training to employees and another 1,100 hours to technicians.

 

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.

Visit www.klabin.com.br

Learn more atwww.klabin.com.br

 

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