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08/07/2016
Klabin releases Forestry Stewardship Plan in Paraná

The document describes Klabin’s forest areas in Paraná, with geo-climatic, topography, geology and hydrological data

Klabin releases Forestry Stewardship Plan in Paraná

Paraná, July 8, 2016Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, published on its website the Public Summary-2016 Forestry Stewardship Plant for Paraná. The material presents Klabin’s initiatives for adequate stewardship of its forests and social and environmental actions.

The document describes Klabin’s forest areas in Paraná, with geo-climatic, topography, geology and hydrological data. The content also sheds light on wood forestry stewardship, including its different fields and operations, such as research, planning, silviculture, harvest and forestry transportation, in addition to non-wood forestry stewardship practices.

The edition highlights the adjustments made to the company’s forest operation areas to supply its new pulp plant, Puma Unit, its new Sustainability Policy, updated performance indicators, social and environmental commitments and other topics.

The Public Summary – 2016 Forestry Management Plan for Paraná also provides channels for communication with Klabin. The file is available at:https://www.klabin.com.br/pt/negocios-produtos/florestal/

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

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06/07/2016
Klabin encourages inclusion of people with disabilities in the job market

Besides reinforcing awareness on the issue and encouraging hiring in the regions where it operates

Klabin encourages inclusion of people with disabilities in the job market

                                          
Otacílio Costa and Lages, July 6, 2016 –
Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, in partnership with the Industrial Social Services Institute (SESI) of the state of Santa Catarina, recently conducted meetings in the cities of Otacílio Costa and Lages in Santa Catarina to discuss issues relating to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the job market, with the focus on alternatives and initiatives that could be adopted by companies and the community to encourage their hiring. More than 90 representatives of local companies, associations and institutions attended the meetings, which were held at the Chamber of Store Managers, in Otacílio Costa, and at the auditorium of the Union of Pulp and Paper Industries of Santa Catarina (SINPESC), in Lages.

The topics on the agenda also included the implementation of the law on quotas, reluctance and prejudice in dealing with people with disabilities and the difficulties faced by companies to hire these people. Klabin’s initiative aims to encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities in the job market, besides reinforcing awareness on the issue and encouraging hiring in the regions where it operates.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

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

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

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28/06/2016
Klabin inaugurates its new pulp mill in Paraná state

The Puma Unit is the largest investment ever in the company’s 117-year history

Klabin inaugurates its new pulp mill in Paraná state

The Puma Unit is the largest investment ever in the company’s 117-year history

Ortigueira, June 28, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, inaugurated today its new pulp mill located in Ortigueira, Paraná.The Puma Unit represents an important mark in the company’s new growth cycle.With the new mill, Klabin becomes a fiber solutions company by being the only one in Brazil to produce, at the same plant, bleached pulp from hardwood fibers, bleached pulp from softwood fibers and fluff pulp.


The inauguration ceremony was attended by Brazil’s acting president, Michel Temer, the governor of Paraná, Beto Richa, the mayor of Ortigueira, Lourdes Banach, as well as representatives from federal, state and local governments, rural producers, business partners and clients.The guests were welcomed by Klabin’s chairman of the board, Paulo Galvão, and other directors, and by the company’s CEO, Fabio Schvartsman, and its other executive officers.

 

“It’s imperative for a country of continental dimensions, like Brazil, to have a solid and competitive industrial sector.And Klabin shares this vision.It’s at the core of our corporate DNA,” said Galvão during the inauguration ceremony.According to Israel Klabin, who also sits on the company’s board, “the project that most inspires us is the one to develop sustainably.The one to create an environment of stability that allows us to think further ahead and benefit a greater number of stakeholders.”


The highest private-sector investment ever made in the state of Paraná, the project required total investment of R$8.5 billion, including infrastructure and recoverable taxes, and construction was completed in 24 months and within the initial budget.The Puma Unit will have annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp, with 1.1 million tons of bleached hardwood pulp (eucalyptus) and 400,000 tons of bleached softwood pulp (pine), a portion of which will be converted into fluff pulp.With power generation capacity of 270 MWavg and 150 MW of surplus power, which is sufficient to supply a city with a population of 500,000, the new operation further improves Klabin’s electricity self-sufficiency.The Puma Unit reinforces Klabin’s commitment to best sustainability practices by combining high forest productivity, efficient production and logistics operations and last-generation environmental technology.

 

“Puma is a Brazilian experience in excellence and boldness that we hope will serve as an example for the country that we want for our children and grandchildren.It reinforces Klabin’s already globally recognized commitment to the environment.And it shows that you can invest in projects that are concerned with social aspects, with this concern translated into dozens of projects involving health, education, housing and recreation,” said Schvartsman during the ceremony.

 

Klabin’s hardwood pulp is marketed under the brand LyptusCel™, while its softwood pulp was christened PineCel™.Called PineFluff™, Klabin’s fluff pulp, which for the first time in Brazil is produced on a large scale from softwood pulp, gives the domestic market the possibility of substituting imports of this raw material, which is an important input in the manufacture of diapers, disposable sanitary pads and other absorbent products.


The new mill’s operations were commissioned in March, with production of the first pulp bale, which already held Chain of Custody certification from FSC® - Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C129105).April marked the mill’s first shipment, with 20,000 tons of hardwood pulp departing the Port of Paranaguá destined for China.To export production from the Puma Unit, Klabin developed a Logistics Unit in Paranaguá that allows for the use of rail and highway freight solutions.With this new structure, the company expects to distribute 1 million tons of pulp every year.More than 90% of the mill’s production has already been sold.


With built-up area of 200 hectares, which is equivalent to 200 football fields, the construction project involved around 40,000 workers.In all phases of the project, the company prioritized the use of local labor.Today, the new unit is responsible for 1,400 direct and indirect jobs, considering both the industrial and forestry operations, and contributes to the local community through social actions, vocational training programs and projects to promote regional development.During the investment phase, R$700 million in taxes were generated, and with its startup, the mill will generate annual tax receipts of R$300 million.

 

To determine its social investments, in 2012, Klabin conducted a social diagnosis of the municipalities of Ortigueira, Imbaú and Telêmaco Borba, which represents the new mill’s direct area of influence.Through a broad participatory process that involved the many different stakeholders in urban and rural areas, it developed the Puma Project’s Social and Environmental Action Plan, which comprises various initiatives in the areas of health, education, culture, recreation, the environment, family farming, etc.


The plan’s infrastructure projects included paving roads in the districts of Campina and Minuano, improvements to the Strategic road and building a new bridge to connect the left and right banks of the Tibagi River.Klabin also built a 23.5-km rail branch connecting the mill to the Central do Paraná Railroad.The average distance between forest area and the Puma Unit is 72 km, assuring the mill a high level of competitiveness.Klabin’s forestry operation in the Telêmaco and Ortigueira region, which is one of the world’s largest, supplies both its Monte Alegre and Puma units.Klabin built 100 km of power transmission lines for the new mill, which features the world’s two largest power generation turbines to be manufactured for the pulp and paper industry.


To access videos, photos and more information on the Puma Unit, go to:www.klabinunidadepuma.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, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

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20/06/2016
Klabin promotes firefighting training at the Monte Alegre Unit

During the period, a substance called turpentine, which is used in similar training programs, will undergo combustion, emitting a dark smoke

Klabin promotes firefighting training at the Monte Alegre Unit


Telêmaco Borba, June 20, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, announces that between June 21 and 24 it will carry out firefighting training sessions at its training camp, located at the millof the MonteAlegreUnit in Telêmaco Borba (Paraná).


During the period, a substance called turpentine, which is used in similar training programs, will undergo combustion, emitting a dark smoke. However, the product is harmless, posing no risk to the fauna and flora and dissipating rapidly.


Klabin emphasizes that all safety and environmental standards will be complied with during the training and remains available to clarify any doubts of the community by telephone at 0800 7280607, available 24/7.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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17/06/2016
Klabin attends inauguration event of the Knowledge Industry Library

The partnership established in 2014 with FIESC, through SESI, and the municipal government of Otacílio Costa, was supported by the company since the beginning of construction

Klabin attends inauguration event of the Knowledge Industry Library

 The partnership established in 2014 with FIESC, through SESI, and the municipal government of Otacílio Costa, was supported by the company since the beginning of construction

Otacílio Costa, June 17, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, together with the Municipal Government of Otacílio Costa and SESI/FIESC, inaugurated the Knowledge Industry Library last Wednesday (15) in Otacílio Costa.The project aims to encourage employees of companies in the region, as well as the community, to develop the habit of reading and researching, guaranteeing access to information and knowledge.

The new space has a collection of around 1,500 items, including academic books, literary books in general, books for children and adolescents, newspapers, journals, DVDs, comic books and a multimedia area with nine computers connected to the Internet.The space was designed to make it easier to read and study, with the appropriate technology and working hours to welcome users. The expectation is for 500 items to be leased every month, and the target for the next six months is three thousand.

The inauguration event was attended by the mayor of Otacílio Costa, Luiz Carlos Xavier, the president of FIESC, Glauco José Corte, the vice-president of FIESC Regional Serra Catarinense, Israel José Marcon, the industrial manager of Klabin's Otacílio Costa and Correio Pinto units, Josué da Silva Vargas, Klabin's Forest Operations manager, José Valmir Calori, as well as other company representatives, authorities and members of the community.  

 

Service:

Otacílio Costa's Knowledge Industry Library

Rua José Simões, s/n – Poço Rico – Otacílio Costa (SC)

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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03/06/2016
Real-life stories from the field illustrate the “Environment Month at Klabin”

The campaign, which will cover biodiversity issues, water, soil, economy and certification, will run on Klabin’s Instagram and LinkedIn accounts as well as its website and internal communication channels

Real-life stories from the field illustrate the “Environment Month at Klabin”


São Paulo, June 3, 2016 –
 Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags,is launching the “Cultivating Stories” campaign to commemorate World Environment Day, which will be celebrated on Sunday (June 5th).


The campaign, which will cover biodiversity issues, water, soil, economy and certification, will run on Klabin’s Instagram and LinkedIn accounts as well as its website and internal communication channels. Six videos with testimonials from rural producers participating in the company’s Forest Development Program will be aired as part of the campaign. The first two videos are already on air and henceforth one new video will go on air every week.


The Environment Month at Klabin is yet another support tool to raise awareness among the company’s diverse stakeholder groups on the importance of putting sustainable development and environmental conservation into practice.


To access the videos in Klabin’s channel on YouTube, click on youtube.com/klabinInstitucional

Instagram - @klabinsa

LinkedIn - /company/klabin

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

 

 

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02/06/2016
Klabin takes part in Procafé Foundation event

Being a member of Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), the event sponsor, Klabin has the opportunity to showcase its paper bags for green coffee beans

Klabin takes part in Procafé Foundation event

Minas Gerais, June 2, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, presents its solution for specialty coffees at the “Dia de Campo” event organized by Procafé Foundation at Fazenda Experimental de Varginha in the state of Minas Gerais.

Being a member of Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), the event sponsor, Klabin has the opportunity to showcase its paper bags for green coffee beans. The new packaging is made from high-strength extensible paper and can be printed upon in up to eight colors. The bags have a storage capacity of 30 kilograms, provide high barrier and protection against light and come with the "Easy Open" system, which makes it easier for consumers to open and store the product. These innovations help to ensure product safety and quality, while preserving the original characteristics of coffee.

The event, targeted at coffee producers and technical experts, features practical field demonstrations and a lecture on the outlook for Brazilian agriculture in the coming years. To participate, take one kilo of non-perishable food to the event and register directly at the venue.

 

Event

Date: until June 2, 2016

Time: From 8:00 a.m.

Admission: one kilo of non-perishable food

Venue: Fazenda Experimental de Varginha – Minas Gerais

Information: http://fundacaoprocafe.com.br/eventos/dia-de-campo

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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31/05/2016
Klabin presents the 2015 Sustainability Report

The report is organized according to the attributes of excellence, sustainability, innovation and vision for the future, which guide the company's management

Klabin presents the 2015 Sustainability Report

 The report is organized according to the attributes of excellence, sustainability, innovation and vision for the future, which guide the company's management

São Paulo, May 31, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading producer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, presents its Sustainability Report, which brings information about the company's performance in 2015. The report, in its 17th edition, is structured into four chapters: Excellence, Sustainability, Innovation, and Vision for the Future. These topics correspond to the attributes that have been guiding the organization over its 117-year history and cover the nine most important themes for sustainability management at Klabin:

  • Competitiveness and economic results;
  • Environment;
  • Wood supply;
  • Promotion of local development and relationship with communities;
  • Business expansion;
  • Health and safety of direct and indirect employees;
  • Research, development and innovation;
  • Certifications;
  • Customer satisfaction and product quality.

The report highlights the fact that 2015 was a crucial year for Klabin when it took an important step in its growth cycle: the new plant - the Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Paraná - with production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp. The plant went operational in March 2016, on schedule and on budget.

The report also highlights the 15% growth in exports, which accounted for 34% of total sales in the year, up 3 percentage points from 2014. Operating cash generation (adjusted EBITDA) reached R$1,975 million in 2015, the best result in the company's history, up 15% from 2014.

Among the honors that attest to the company's more intensive efforts in 2015 towards sustainability are its election by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Latin America as the company with the best practice in Natural Capital Management; being featured in the "Water Management" category of the Exame Sustainability Guide; being included once again, driven by a solid and evident performance, in the Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) Report, a biennial initiative of the WWF; and being included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa), for the third time in a row.

The Klabin report adopts the "G4 Core" guidelines of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the organization internationally recognized as the benchmark of excellence in creating methodologies and indicators to describe the social, environmental and economic management of companies. The complete report (Portuguese, English and Spanish) is available online, a condensed version (Portuguese and English) is available for download and an audio description version for the visually impaired will be available in July this year. The contents of the report were submitted for independent assurance by BSD Consulting.

Access the Klabin 2015 sustainability report at http://rs.klabin.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, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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24/05/2016
Klabin announces General Shutdown at Otacílio Costa Unit

To ensure the plant’s proper functioning, the company will conduct maintenance between June 6 and 16

Klabin announces General Shutdown at Otacílio Costa Unit

To ensure the plant’s proper functioning, the company will conduct maintenance between June 6 and 16

Otacílio Costa, May 24, 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, announces the Annual Maintenance Shutdown of the Otacílio Costa Unit in Santa Catarina, from June 6 to 16. The shutdown involves interrupting paper production to perform the maintenance required to ensure the equipment’s proper functioning and safety as well as the quality of the production process.

During the period, 55 third-party service providers and around 1,500 outsourced workers will be involved in the maintenance work. Among the main activities to be conducted are inspections of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and production process control systems. The number of temporary workers requires additional logistics and infrastructure, such as transportation, accommodation, meals and other items that drive demand and the local economy of Otacílio Costa and the surrounding region. Other benefits generated by the maintenance work include generation of taxes for the city and increased business at hotels, bars, restaurants and stores, as well as support services for accommodating workers in the city.

During the operation, new odors and noises coming from the plant, especially on the 6th and 7th, which mark the start of maintenance activities, and on the 15th and 16th, when operations are resumed, can be perceived by the community. However, it is important to emphasize that these changes do not pose any threat to public health or the environment.

In case of doubts, the community may contact Klabin at the 24-hour toll-free number 0800 721 0228.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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20/05/2016
Klabin’s Decolar Project starts its 2016 activities

Since its creation, the Decolar Project has engaged nearly 3,000 students and impacted over 26,000 people.

Klabin’s Decolar Project starts its 2016 activities

 

 Telêmaco Borba, May 20, 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, has started this year’s Decolar Project activities in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná. Aiming to promote a culture of safety in the districts surrounding the Monte Alegre Airport, the Project involves approximately 850 second to fifth-year students from local public schools.

During in-class discussions, Klabin employees, with the support of volunteers from the Military, guide children on how to behave around airports in order to ensure their safety, and the preservation and respect to the local assets. Students are then assigned the mission of disseminating the information among their families, neighbors and the community.

The first class of the Decolar project is scheduled to graduate in October, which will conclude the phase of implementation of the Project and recognize fifth-year students as the newest community oversight agents.

The initiative is supported by the Local Education Department of Telêmaco Borba and the Military. Since its creation, the Decolar Project has engaged nearly 3,000 students and impacted over 26,000 people.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

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18/05/2016
Klabin will donate 26,000 boxes to the 2016 Winter Coat Campaign

Company will supply corrugated board boxes that will be used throughout the state of São Paulo

Klabin will donate 26,000 boxes to the 2016 Winter Coat Campaign 

Company will supply corrugated board boxes that will be used throughout the state of São Paulo

São Paulo, May 18, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, has donated 26,000 corrugated board boxes that will be used throughout the state of São Paulo to collect clothes for the 2016 Winter Coat Campaign, launched today by the Solidarity Social Fund of the State of São Paulo (Fussesp). 

 

Klabin has been supporting the Winter Coat Campaign for over ten years and is Fussesp’s biggest partner in this initiative. The two-month campaign will distribute the collected clothes to cities all over the state and to social entities in the city of São Paulo registered with Fussesp, in addition to hospitals and shelters for the homeless.

The corrugated board boxes are already located in busy areas such as drug stores, supermarkets, schools, condominiums, as well as public and private companies. Klabin’s packaging is environmentally friendly, derived from renewable sources and produced with raw material obtained from planted forests.

To find the collection spots for clothing and blankets, visit www.campanhadoagasalho.sp.gov.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, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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18/05/2016
Maintenance Shutdown at Monte Alegre Unit ends this Friday

With the resumption of operations, there could be variations in odor and noise

Maintenance Shutdown at Monte Alegre Unit ends this Friday 

With the resumption of operations, there could be variations in odor and noise

Telêmaco Borba, May 18, 2016 – Klabin’s Monte Alegre Unit started resuming operations at the plants that underwent maintenance during the general shutdown. With this, the community of Telêmaco Borba may perceive variations in odor and noise emanating from the Unit. Klabin reaffirms that all safety and environmental standards are being applied during the maintenance process and when the plant resumes operations.

The Maintenance Shutdown, which will be concluded on Friday (May 20), is an annual procedure during which paper production is suspended to perform maintenance in order to ensure the quality and safety of the production process.

Diverse activities were conducted over a 10-day period, such as inspections of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and production process control systems.

In case of doubts, the community may contact Klabin any time of the day on the toll-free number 0800 728 0607.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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17/05/2016
Klabin and Childhood conduct training for representatives of child and adolescent protection bodies

Initiative whose mission is to prevent and combat sexual violence against children and adolescents in the cities of Paraná located within the area of direct influence of the Puma Project: Imbaú, Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba

Klabin and Childhood conduct training for representatives of child and adolescent protection bodies


Paraná, May 17, 2016 -
 Klabin, in partnership with Childhood Brasil, has concluded the first stage of training on the Children’s Rights Guarantee System of the Puma Project, an initiative whose mission is to prevent and combat sexual violence against children and adolescents in the cities of Paraná located within the area of direct influence of the Puma Project: Imbaú, Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba.


The purpose of the training is to help improve the services provided by different areas - health, social welfare, education, civil society organizations, child protective services, the judiciary, the public prosecutor’s office and public safety - to children and adolescents who are victims of sexual violence, and to help in preventing the problem. The program, which has a duration of 40 hours, was conceived by professionals specializing on the issue of violence against children and adolescents and covered topics such as childhood and adolescence, family, sexuality, network action, violence against children and adolescents, and others.


The Puma Project for Childhood is part of a plan drawn up by Klabin when the Puma Unit, the Company's new pulp plant in Ortigueira, Paraná, was under construction, together with a Social and Environmental Action Plan that identified opportunities and points of attention regarding the company's social investments. The multistage Project aims to reach out to as many people as possible, bringing information and raising awareness about protecting children. The initiative hopes to bring together a large number of protection agents and improve the services offered in situations of sexual violence against children and adolescents in these cities.


The first two stages of the Program were completed in 2015. In the first stage, Klabin and Puma Project employees received guidelines on the cause and their work as child and adolescent protection agents. In the second phase, the Child and Adolescent Rights Guarantee System (SGDCA) of the three cities was analyzed to learn about the services offered to children and adolescents, their potential and their needs.


"Fighting sexual violence against children and adolescents, whether it is abuse or exploitation, is the duty of everyone and goes beyond social responsibility. This is a human rights issue that must be addressed by companies, governments and society. For us at Childhood Brasil, the growing engagement of the private sector in respect of these rights shows the growing understanding among companies that no business can evolve without also protecting children and adolescents," pointed out Rodrigo Santini, CEO of Childhood Brasil.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

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13/05/2016
Klabin and Apremavi commemorate tenth anniversary of Matas Legais program

The project has restored around 350 hectares of riparian forests in Paraná and Santa Catarina

Klabin and Apremavi commemorate tenth anniversary of Matas Legais program

 The project has restored around 350 hectares of riparian forests in Paraná and Santa Catarina

 

Paraná, May 13, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, commemorated on Wednesday (11), in partnership with the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi), the tenth anniversary of Matas Legais, a program that offers orientation, raises awareness and supports owners of small and midsized rural properties in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina on the sustainable use of their land and environmental conservation.

 

The event was commemorated at the Harmonia Club in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná and was attended by the rural producers participating in the Matas Legais program, representatives from Apremavi, the Klabin team and partners from the program’s various regions. At the encounter, ten producers and the founders of Matas Legais were honored for the good results obtained to date and for believing in the initiative from the very start. The participants watched a presentation by Klabin’s forest development and wood sales manager, Carlos Alberto Bernardi, on the company’s Forest Development Project and its achievements, such as the FSC® certification of small and midsized producers and the adaptations of rural properties located in Klabin’s operating region. The company’s community relations manager, Uilson Paiva, presented the program Planning Sustainable Properties, and Apremavi, represented by Miriam Prochnow, its board member and public policies coordinator, highlighted the advances achieved by the Matas Legais program during its first decade.

 

Over these ten years, the project has delivered more than one million seedlings to producers in Paraná and Santa Catarina who participate in the company’s development program and sponsored social and educational projects in the cities where Klabin has forestry operations. The Matas Legais program restored approximately 350 hectares of riparian forests and helped to recover and conserve Permanent Preservation Areas (APP) by demarcating 6,000 hectares of legal reserves and 1,200 hectares of legal reserves in regeneration in Paraná. It also supported the practice of organic farming and fostered environmental conservation and awareness, which helped the farmers diversify their rural activities, bolster their household income and preserve natural resources.

 

According to Apremavi, in Paraná, environmental adaptations will continue to enable rural producers to obtain certifications and in turn add value to the wood they produce. In the Serrana and Alto Vale do Itajaí regions of the state, the initiative will be essential for helping municipalities plan their landscape, with the drafting of Municipal Plans for Restoring and Conserving the Atlantic Forest.  

 

Matas Legais collaborates with Klabin’s Forest Development Program, which since 2014 has supported forestry producers in the Médio Rio Tibagi region to obtain the international FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) seal, which attests that the property’s forest management conserves natural resources and offers fair labor conditions. The program currently has 193 property owners and more than 300 rural properties engaged in the certification process.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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13/05/2016
Klabin delivers Growing and Reading Project in Itajaí

The Project has already visited 17 cities in seven states where Klabin operates

Klabin delivers Growing and Reading Project in Itajaí


São Paulo, March 13, 2016 –
Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and leading producer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial sacks, delivered the Growing and Reading Project in Itajaí, Santa Catarina, an initiative that encourages reading to children up to six years old.

Developed in partnership with the NGOs United Way Brasil and Instituto Avisa Lá, the initiative includes training for teachers, the donation of reading nooks with a collection of 450 books and storytelling workshops for parents. In all, 354 students at the Neusa Reis Children’s Education Center, located in the city’s center, were benefited by the initiative, which this time was created in a completely new way, in a container.


The Project has already visited 17 cities in seven states where Klabin operates. The initiative has already benefited around 3,500 children and, by the end of 2016, this figure is expected to reach 5,000 children. Last year, the project administered training to 66 teachers, 21 technicians and 42 school principals, and to date more than 10,000 books have been donated.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).
Management of the company is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a 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.

 

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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

 

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