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25/06/2015
Klabin launches the 2014 Sustainability Report

In its 16th edition, the publication presents information on Klabin's activities in the social, environmental and economic spheres

Klabin launches the 2014 Sustainability Report

In its 16th edition, the publication presents information on Klabin's activities in the social, environmental and economic spheres

São Paulo, June 25, 2015 - Klabin, Brazil’s largest packaging paper producer and exporter, launches its 2014 Sustainability Report, which presents and illustrates the most relevant aspects of the Company’s management.The publication discusses the results of the last year, the practices adopted to achieve them and the outlook for the future.

The report, now in its 16th edition, innovates by sharpening the focus on material topics, with topics of greater relevance to the strategic management of sustainability identified through a broad consultation of our various stakeholders, which contributed directly to the construction of our Materiality Matrix.

Major highlights include the social and environmental action plan for territorial development of cities influenced by the Puma Project, the new pulp plant under construction in the city of Ortigueira (Paraná); support for forestry certification of a group of 42 developed rural producers in the Médio Rio Tibagi (Paraná) region, which recognizes responsible planting and provides benefits for the entire production chain; and the recognition of best forestry stewardship practices by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an important international non-profit organization dedicated to sustainability.            

The report also illustrates investments in the expansion of the use of renewable sources in the energy matrix.In recent years, Klabin has progressively replaced fuel oil with biomass (vegetable waste from forestry operations) to feed boilers, reaching a level of 86.5% renewable sources in energy generation.

These and other initiatives aimed at Klabin's sustainable management are available in the 2014 Sustainability Report, prepared based on guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an NGO that serves as a benchmark for methodology for accountability with corporate stakeholders the world over.

To access the complete version of the report, go to klabin.com.br    

 

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs.Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.Klabin is organized into three business units:Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Klabin's management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment.Klabin has been a component of 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 follow the same values of ethics, transparency and respect to the principles of sustainability.

 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

Renata Victal – (11) 3323-3787 – renata.victal@inpresspni.com.br

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

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19/06/2015
Klabin releases Forest Stewardship Plan in Paraná

The material presents Klabin initiatives for adequate stewardship of its forests and social and environmental actions

Klabin releases Forest Stewardship Plan in Paraná

Paraná, June 19, 2015 – Klabin, Brazil’s largest packaging paper producer and exporter, released its 2015 Forest Stewardship Plan for Paraná on its website.The material presents Klabin initiatives for adequate stewardship of its forests and social and environmental actions.

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

The Public Summary – 2015 Forest Stewardship 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, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs.Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.Klabin is organized into three business units:Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Klabin's management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment.Klabin has been a component of 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 sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

Renata Victal – (11) 3323-3787 – renata.victal@inpresspni.com.br

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

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19/06/2015
Klabin promotes a bike ride in Angatuba

The event, held in the city for the second consecutive year, provides participants with a moment of relaxation through sports.Approximately 250 people have registered for this edition.

Klabin promotes a bike ride in Angatuba

Angatuba, June 19, 2015 – Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, will hold a bike ride tomorrow (20) in the city of Angatuba (São Paulo).The event, held in the city for the second consecutive year, provides participants with a moment of relaxation through sports.Approximately 250 people have registered for this edition.

All participants will receive a kit that includes a bag, hat and water bottle.The ride will begin at Praça da Matriz and will end at the Retiro dos Pobres de Santo Antônio shelter, covering 5 kilometers.At the end of the ride, the most decorated bicycle, the largest family present at the ride, the largest uniformed group, the youngest rider and the oldest rider will receive prizes.

To sign up, each participant donated 1 kilogram of non-perishable food.All food collected will be delivered to the Retiro dos Pobres de Santo Antônio shelter.

 

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs.Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.Klabin is organized into three business units:Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Klabin's management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment.Klabin has been a component of 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 sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

Renata Victal – (11) 3323-3787 – renata.victal@inpresspni.com.br

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

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03/06/2015
Klabin celebrates the results of its “Good Idea Reservoir” Campaign

Klabin launched an almanac for distribution to employees during the week that marks the celebration of World Environment Day

Klabin celebrates the results of its “Good Idea Reservoir” Campaign

Klabin launched an almanac for distribution to employees during the week that marks the celebration of World Environment Day

São Paulo, June 3, 2015 – Klabin, Brazil's largest packaging paper producer and exporter, created the Good Idea Reservoir, a campaign for employees to share their experiences caring and preserving the environment and their surroundings.Beginning in March – the month of National Climate Change Awareness Day (16), Forest Day (21) and Water Day (22) - the campaign ends on another important date: June 5, World Environment Day.


The campaign included 75 days of actions and 39 ideas were sent by employees from the Company's 14 units, distributed among seven Brazilian states.During this period, 15 stories were selected and published on a weekly basis on Klabin’s website. These stories are now printed in an almanac that will be distributed to Klabin’s employees.


“Our objective is to multiply these great ideas among our employees, their families and friends and in the communities where we operate, inspiring new protagonists.Klabin is a benchmark in sustainability in its operations and we hope to further promote this value in people's daily lives," said Carime Kanbour, Sustainability and Communication Manager at Klabin.


Klabin Good Idea Reservoir – Among the many stories, the experience of laboratory technician Marinez Romanhuck, who works in the quality and environment area at the Correia Pinto (Santa Catarina) unit, stands out.Marinez found a way to reuse packaging from milk boxes consumed at her home.She had the idea to use boxes by transforming them into handicraft purses and wallets.After research, the employee presented her work during a recycling workshop held at a school in Correia Pinto in partnership with Klabin.Their success among children, professors and colleagues at the Company in reusing boxes was so great that people began to donate packaging and show interest in learning more about the topic.“In addition to helping preserve nature, the activity became quite therapeutic for me, together with the happy moments I spend with my children, who participate by giving me their opinions on the types of purses and wallets I should make and learning the importance of recycling,” said Marinez.


Hugo Leonardo de Freitas, administrative assistant at the Betim Unit (Minas Gerais), came up with a very relevant idea for our current times.Concerned with the lack of water affecting neighborhoods in the city where he lives, Hugo created and assembled a cistern, a system for reusing rainwater.With a simple, cheap and functional design, he installed a structure to guide water from gutters on his home to a 500 liter container on the ground floor, which he connected to the faucets in his home using a PVC pipe.Hugo was also careful to ensure the container remained covered, with a system that removes excess water once it reaches a set limit.The project had several benefits.“I can wash my car, clothing, clean the house and the yard," Hugo said.Furthermore, the project also has advantages for the environment, saving 1,600 liters of water and reducing his water bill by 20%.This serves as an incentive for his colleagues and the community.

These great ideas can be found at www.klabin.com.br

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs.Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.Klabin is organized into three business units:Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Klabin's management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment.Klabin has been a component of 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 follow the same values of ethics, transparency and respect to the principles of sustainability.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

Renata Victal – (11) 3323-3787 – renata.victal@inpresspni.com.br

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

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03/06/2015
Klabin holds public hearing on construction of the Pulp and Paper Logistics Unit in Paranaguá

Warehouse will have capacity to handle 75,000 tons of pulp per month

Klabin holds public hearing on construction of the Pulp and Paper Logistics Unit in Paranaguá

Warehouse will have capacity to handle 75,000 tons of pulp per month

Paranaguá, June 3, 2015 - Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, held a public hearing yesterday (June 2) at the Teatro Municipal Rachel Costa in the historic downtown of Paranaguá, Paraná, to present its Neighborhood Impact Study relating to the construction of the Pulp and Paper Logistics Unit.More than 300 people, including Klabin representatives, residents and public officials, attended the event.

At the hearing, residents from the region could clarify their doubts and form their opinion about the project.Construction of this warehouse is part of the plan to improve logistics efficiency under the Puma Project, the new Klabin pulp mill under construction in the city of Ortigueira, Paraná, which will go operational in early 2016.Klabin currently outsources logistics operations in Paranaguá and the new space will enable the company to ship higher volumes of production.Though the warehouse has the capacity to handle 1.5 million tons of pulp per year, it is estimated to handle 75,000 tons per month, for an annual total of 900,000 tons.  

The hearing sought to ensure transparency regarding construction of the future warehouse, located a mere five kilometers from the Port of Paranaguá.The location was chosen for its ease in shipping cargo and for the low impact on the local population and the environment, and has already been allocated for similar operations by zoning regulations.The project will maintain the dynamics and current capacity of the railway line, with minimum impact on existing railway lines within city limits.

 

Hochtief do Brasil will build the warehouse and construction is expected to last between 7 and 9 months.During this phase, approximately 200 jobs will be created and around 100 jobs will be created when the warehouse goes operational.Pulp produced in Ortigueira will reach Paranaguá by rail.  It will then be transported from the Logistics Unit to the Port, covering five kilometers by truck.

 

About Klabin

 

Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs.Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.Klabin is organized into three business units:Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Klabin's management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment.Klabin has been a component of 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 sustainability principles.
Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3046-7714 99360-1451 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br

Renata Victal – (11) 3323-3787 / 99972-2722- renata.victal@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 / 97378-9544 giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

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25/05/2015
Fitch Ratings affirms Klabin’s investment grade rating

Klabin announces that the risk rating agency Fitch Ratings affirmed the company’s investment grade of “BBB-” on the global scale and "AA" on the national scale, and upgraded the outlook from Negative to Stable.

Fitch Ratings affirms Klabin’s investment grade rating

 

São Paulo, May 22, 2015 - Klabin announces that the risk rating agency Fitch Ratings affirmed the company’s investment grade of “BBB-” on the global scale and "AA" on the national scale, and upgraded the outlook from Negative to Stable.

According to Fitch, Klabin’s ratings reflect its leadership in the Brazilian packaging sector and large forestry base, combined with its low production cost structure, vertical integration and flexible line of products and markets. The ratings also consider Klabin’s continuously strong cash position and capacity for robust operational cash generation in the face of adverse macroeconomic conditions.

The affirmation of its rating and upward revision of its outlook to stable reflect the recently announced sales contract between Klabin and Fibria, which reduces the risk to sales by the new pulp factory under construction in Ortigueira (Paraná), as well as the impact of the depreciation of the Brazilian Real, which will increase future cash generation by the new plant.



About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into three business units: Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Klabin's management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment. Klabin has been a component of 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 follow the same values of ethics, transparency and respect to the principles of sustainability.
Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations - Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha -(11) 99360-1451vera.aranha@inpresspn.com.br

Renata Victal - (11) 99972-2722 - renata.victal@inpresspni.com.br

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

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22/05/2015
2015 Winter Clothing Drive: Klabin will donate 26,000 boxes

Klabin will donate 26,000 corrugated board boxes for use by the state of São Paulo

2015 Winter Clothing Drive: Klabin will donate 26,000 boxes

 

São Paulo, May 22, 2015 – Klabin will donate 26,000 corrugated board boxes for use by the state of São Paulo to collect clothing through the 2015 Winter Clothing Drive, promoted by the Social Solidarity Fund of the State of São Paulo (FUSSESP).

This is the fourth consecutive year in which Klabin has participated in the campaign.As of today, corrugated board boxes will be available in locations frequented by heavy pedestrian traffic, such as drug stores, supermarkets, schools, condominiums and public or private companies.

The cardboard boxes for donation, like all paper and packaging produced by Klabin, are 100% recyclable, produced from raw material from planted and certified forests.

The company is FUSSESP’s main partner in this Campaign.

To find clothing drive locations, go to www.campanhadoagasalho.sp.gov.br


About Klabin


Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs.Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.Klabin is organized into three business units:Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Klabin's management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment.Klabin has been a component of 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 sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

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19/05/2015
Klabin presents its pulp solutions at Tissue World

Klabin will have a stand at Tissue World, the traditional international fair that São Paulo will host for the first time between May 20 and 22

Klabin presents its pulp solutions at Tissue World

São Paulo, May 19, 2015 – Klabin will have a stand at Tissue World, the traditional international fair that São Paulo will host for the first time between May 20 and 22. Tissue World is focused on the industries for toilet paper, paper towels, tissues and napkins.At the event, the company will present this market with its hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp solutions for a range of applications in the industry.Pulp will be produced at the new Klabin factory (Puma Project) in Ortigueira, in Paraná, set for inauguration in early 2016.

The fair brings together professionals from the sector, manufacturers, converters and suppliers, in addition to retailers, and participation in this event reinforces Klabin’s entrance into the pulp market.“The major differential of the Puma Project is its offering of pulp solutions for a range of markets, particularly fluff pulp, for which the market currently depends on imports. This initiative reinforces Klabin’s outstanding and solid operations in the paper and packaging board, industrial sacks and corrugated board packaging segments,” said José Soares, Commercial Pulp Director.

During the event, Francisco Razzolini, Director of Projects and Industrial Technology, will give a lecture on the theme Opportunity in the Brazilian Tissue Market:Klabin Pulp Mill Puma Project.

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The lecture by Francisco Razzolini will be held on May 20, at 10:00 a.m.
Tissue World will be held at the Transamerica Expo Center (Pavilion E).For more information on the event, go to www.tissueworld.com/ 



About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs.Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.Klabin is organized into three business units:Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Klabin's management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment.Klabin has been a component of 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 sustainability principles.
Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

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14/05/2015
Klabin signs partnership with CNPq for sustainability research in Otacílio Costa

Initiative will develop new techniques for reuse of solid waste

Klabin signs partnership with CNPq for sustainability research in Otacílio Costa

Initiative will develop new techniques for reuse of solid waste

 

Otacílio Costa, May 14, 2015 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, in its quest for increasingly sustainable practices, signed a partnership with the country's main research entity, the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). The project, already underway, is aimed at developing new techniques for reusing solid waste resulting from industrial activities at the company's unit in Otacílio Costa (Santa Catarina), responsible for production of kraftliner, which is used in the production of corrugated board packaging.

A pioneering move in the sector, the action provides research grants to professionals working in the areas of applied research or technological development. Lasting 36 months, the programs are aimed simultaneously at three lines of research: the first focuses on the use of waste to produce a polymer gel, the second seeks to incorporate this waste into clinkers – non-organic lumps that are transformed into cement – and the third works to mix this material with a type of clay. All lines of research focus on the same goal: to avoid disposal of solid waste in landfills.

To do so, researchers will study different ways to use all waste provided by Klabin in the production of alternative cement. The material can be used to pave sidewalks and produce slabs, among other purposes, thereby completely reutilizing the components that would have otherwise been sent for disposal. Research will be conducted on the campus of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).

These projects are part of the Program for Training of Human Resources in Strategic Areas (RHAE), created in 1987 through a partnership between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).  The program utilizes technological grants, created to increase the number of qualified professionals in research and development (R&D) at companies, in addition to training professionals to work on applied research and technological development projects.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into three business units: Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Klabin's management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment. Klabin has been a component of 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 sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

About CNPQ

The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), is charged with encouraging scientific and technological research and fostering the training of Brazilian researchers.

Created in 1951, the Council plays a fundamental role in the formulation and creation of policies on science, technology and innovation. Its work contributes to national development and the recognition of Brazilian research institutions and researchers by the international scientific community.

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

Renata Victal – (11) 3323-3787 – renata.victal@inpresspni.com.br

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

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04/05/2015
Fibria and Klabin sign agreement to supply eucalyptus pulp to the global market

Fibria and Klabin announce that they have approved the signing of an agreement for the supply of eucalyptus pulp (hardwood) that will be produced at the new Klabin plant...

São Paulo, May 4, 2015 – Fibria and Klabin announce that they have approved the signing of an agreement for the supply of eucalyptus pulp (hardwood) that will be produced at the new Klabin plant under construction in Ortigueira, Paraná (Puma Project).  With production capacity of 1.5 million tons, which include 1.1 million tons of hardwood pulp, the plant’s operational startup is expected in 2016.  

The agreement between the Companies establishes a firm commitment for acquisition by Fibria or its subsidiaries of a minimum of 900,000 tons per year of hardwood pulp, for exclusive sale by Fibria or its subsidiaries in countries outside South America.  The additional volume produced by the new plant will be sold by Klabin directly as follows: hardwood pulp in Brazil and South America, and softwood pulp and fluff in the global market.

“The agreement between Fibria and Klabin reflects the innovative vision of both companies and creates a new benchmark in the market.  This is a positive initiative for both parties, which combines logistical efficiency, strategic complementarities, synergies and the creation of shared value,” says Marcelo Castelli, the CEO of Fibria.

“Puma Project is Klabin’s biggest investment in its 116-year history and marks the company’s return to the pulp trading market.  Combining Klabin’s renowned forestry and industrial competency with Fibria’s commercial experience in this market, in a pioneering agreement in the global pulp industry, will result in an operation that benefits both companies,” points out Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of Klabin.

The agreement term is six (6) years, four (4) of which at a minimum volume of 900,000 tons and two (2) years of a gradual reduction of volume (phase out). The volumes for the fifth and sixth years shall be equivalent to 75% and 50%, respectively, of the volume delivered in the fourth year of the agreement.  The sales volume envisaged in the agreement may be reduced at any time, through prior notification, by up to 250,000 tons for a possible future integration into Klabin's packaging paper. The agreement may also be renewed by mutual agreement. The selling price will be based on the average net price charged by Fibria, FOB (Free on Board) at the Port of Paranaguá in Paraná.

Puma Project

Puma Project, Klabin’s new pulp plant under construction in the city of Ortigueira in the state of Paraná is the biggest investment in the company’s history. At an investment of R$5.8 billion, excluding forestry assets, infrastructure improvements and taxes, the Unit will have an initial production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp, which include 1.1 million tons of hardwood and 400,000 tons of softwood, a portion of which will be converted into fluff (used in disposable diapers and sanitary pads).  Klabin will be the first company in Brazil to produce fluff, a raw material that is currently 100% imported.

The plant will be self-sufficient in energy generation, producing 270 MW, of which 150 MW will be supplied to the Brazilian electrical grid – enough to supply a city of half a million inhabitants.  The new plant is planned for inauguration in early 2016.  

About Fibria

The global leader in eucalyptus pulp production, Fibria is a Brazilian company that strives to meet the growing global demand for forestry products in a sustainable manner. With an annual pulp production capacity of 5.3 million tons, the company has industrial units in the cities of Aracruz (Espírito Santo), Jacareí (São Paulo) and Três Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul), and in Eunápolis (Bahia), where it operates the Veracel plant through a joint venture with Stora Enso. Fibria owns a forest area of around 968,000 hectares, distributed across six Brazilian states (São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Bahia and Mato Grosso do Sul), of which over 343,000 hectares are earmarked for environmental conservation.

Fibria is a major exporter, with more than 90% of its production exported to over 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and to the United States. Headquartered in São Paulo, Fibria is present in 242 cities across six Brazilian states and has approximately 17,000 employees and outsourced workers. The company has a consolidated presence in the world’s leading markets. It has offices in Miami (USA), Lustenau (Austria) and Hong Kong (China), and distribution centers in the Gulf of Mexico, United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Fibria’s stock is listed on the Novo Mercado segment of BM&FBovespa and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

For further information please visit www.fibria.com

 

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces corrugated packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it currently own 14 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard, kraft and recycled paper) and Converting (corrugated boxes and industrial sacks).

In its quest for integrated, responsible growth, Klabin has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. The company has been a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) since 2014 and is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor. It seeks suppliers and business partners, who observe the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.


Get to know more at www.klabin.com.br 

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27/04/2015
Klabin holds Annual Shutdown at Monte Alegre Plant

Purpose of this action is to ensure proper functioning of the mill

Monte Alegre, April 27st 2015 – Between the 11th and 21th of May, Klabin will hold its Annual General Shutdown at the Monte Alegre Plant (PR), which consists of stopping paper production to perform maintenance in order to ensure the proper functioning of equipment, and safety and quality for the manufacturing process.

During these ten days, about 100 contracted companies and 3,000 outsourced workers will be involved in the General Shutdown. Among the main activities planned are inspections of boilers, digesters, systems of power generation and distribution and controls of the production process. The number of third-party workers requires logistics and infrastructure that include transportation, lodgings, meals and other items, which move and boost the economy of Monte Alegre and the region. Added to these, are other benefits such as taxes generated for the municipality and extra movement in hotels, bars, restaurants and stores as well as support services for the workers’ stay in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, the community may notice alterations in odors and noises coming from the mill, especially on the 11th and 12th, at the start of maintenance, and on the 20th and 21th upon the machines’ return to operation. It is important to emphasize that these alterations cause no harm to people’s health nor to the environment.

In case of doubt, the community may contact Klabin through the telephone  

0800 7280607, which will be functioning 24 hours a day.


About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces corrugated packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it currently own 14 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard, kraft and recycled paper) and Converting (corrugated boxes and industrial sacks).

In its quest for integrated, responsible growth, Klabin has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. The company has been a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) since 2014 and is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor. It seeks suppliers and business partners, who observe the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.
 
Get to know more at www.klabin.com.br

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10/04/2015
Klabin participates in the 27th Special Coffees Fair

Company presents exclusive packaging for the segment at event which is being held in the United States, between the 10th and 12th of April.

São Paulo, 10th of April 2015 – Klabin, Brazil’s biggest manufacturer and exporter of packaging paper, is presenting its solution for packaging coffee beans, during the 27th Special Coffees Fair. The event is being held between the 10th and 12th of April at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, in the United States.

The coffee packaging manufactured by Klabin is produced with high-strength paper and can be printed in up to eight colors. With a capacity of 30 kilos, it is airtight thanks to its closure system, has a high barrier foil and is light-proof. “These features assure safety and quality for the product and preserve the original characteristics of the coffee. The packaging also has a system known as Easy Open, that facilitates opening for the end customer”, explains Douglas Dalmasi, director of Klabin’s division of Industrial Sacks.

The sacks can be easily stored, permitting stacking in an organized, safe manner and optimizing the storage space and transportation of the merchandise. Produced with raw material originating from renewable sources, planted, certified forests, the package is 100% recyclable as is all of Klabin’s packaging.

 

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces corrugated packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it currently own 14 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard, kraft and recycled paper) and Converting (corrugated boxes and industrial sacks).

In its quest for integrated, responsible growth, Klabin has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. The company has been a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) since 2014 and is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor. It seeks suppliers and business partners, who observe the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.
 
Get to know more at www.klabin.com.br

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31/03/2015
Klabin holds Annual Shutdown at Correia Pinto Plant

Purpose of this action is to ensure proper functioning of the mill

Correia Pinto, March 31st 2015 – Between the 7th and 16th of April, Klabin will hold its Annual General Shutdown at the Correia Pinto Plant (SC), which consists of stopping paper production to perform maintenance in order to ensure the proper functioning of equipment, and safety and quality for the manufacturing process.

During these ten days, about 50 contracted companies and 1,500 outsourced workers will be involved in the General Shutdown. Among the main activities planned are inspections of boilers, digesters, systems of power generation and distribution and controls of the production process. The number of third-party workers requires logistics and infrastructure that include transportation, lodgings, meals and other items, which move and boost the economy of Correia Pinto and the region. Added to these, are other benefits such as taxes generated for the municipality and extra movement in hotels, bars, restaurants and stores as well as support services for the workers’ stay in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, the community may notice alterations in odors and noises coming from the mill, especially on the 7th and 8th, at the start of maintenance, and on the 15th and 16th upon the machines’ return to operation. It is important to emphasize that these alterations cause no harm to people’s health nor to the environment.

In case of doubt, the community may contact Klabin through the telephone  

0800 7210228, which will be functioning 24 hours a day.


About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces corrugated packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it currently own 14 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard, kraft and recycled paper) and Converting (corrugated boxes and industrial sacks).

In its quest for integrated, responsible growth, Klabin has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. The company has been a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) since 2014 and is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor. It seeks suppliers and business partners, who observe the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.
 
Get to know more at www.klabin.com.br

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30/03/2015
Klabin is awarded environmental certification for cement sacks

Ok compost seal attests to the biodegradability of paper cement sacks from the company, which is the first in the Brazilian pulp and paper sector to receive this certification

São Paulo, March 30th 2015 – Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, is the first Brazilian company to receive the OK compost seal, international certification of biodegradability. The industrial sacks produced by the company for the cement market earned this certification after being tested by the Vinçotte Institution of Belgium, accredited by the Organic Waste System (OWS) – a global benchmark in this field.


The certification is assurance that Klabin’s paper sack for cement decomposes completely, after use, in industrial landfills. The seal also attests that the ink and glue used in the manufacturing process do not interfere with the product’s biodegradability.

This is yet another confirmation that Klabin pioneers sustainable solutions. The certificate underscores the company’s engagement with the best practices in the market and with the quality of all its production. “Earning this OK compost certification reflects Klabin’s commitment to sustainable development throughout its chain of production. The company is continually investing in ecologically sustainable solutions and has achieved significant results in this respect”, points out Douglas Dalmasi, Klabin’s director of the industrial Sack division.


About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces corrugated packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it currently own 14 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard, kraft and recycled paper) and Converting (corrugated boxes and industrial sacks).

In its quest for integrated, responsible growth, Klabin has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. The company has been a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) since 2014 and is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor. It seeks suppliers and business partners, who observe the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.
 
Get to know more at www.klabin.com.br

 

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24/03/2015
Klabin is helping 1.5 thousand children with the Read to Grow Project

With regional focus, action takes place in eight Brazilian municipalities

São Paulo, 24th of March 2015  Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, in partnership with the NGO United Way Brasil and the Avisa La Institute, has developed the Read to Grow Project, the purpose of which is to encourage children of up to six years to read in the classroom. The initiative involves training teaching professionals, the donation of reading corners and a workshop for parents, students and volunteers. In all, eight municipalities will be benefited by the initiative: Otacilio Costa (SC), Correia Pinto (SC), Lages (SC), São Leopoldo (RS), Feira de Santana (BA), Goiana (PE), Betim (MG) and Jundiai (SP). It is expected that 1.5 thousand children will be covered by the project, which will already be running in March in all of the municipalities involved.

The Read to Grow Project is split up into three phases. The first, with a focus on training, took place during the second half of 2014 and was run by the Avisa La Institute. Responsible for preparing professionals from the primary school network (technicians from the Secretary of Education, directors, pedagogical coordinators and teachers), the institute trained over 200 professionals in the topic of reading in a virtual environment.

The second phase entailed the donation of Reading Corners. One school in each one of the eight municipalities, which are participating in the project, was presented with a stand of 450 books in the classroom. The Avisa La Institute identified this collection as the best of childhood literature. To conclude the initiative, a Workshop on Story-telling for the volunteers of Terra Viva (Klabin), parents and students was offered by United Way.

Klabin is already planning to take this project to other towns of Parana, São Paulo and Santa Catarina in 2015. 

 

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces corrugated packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it currently own 14 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard, kraft and recycled paper) and Converting (corrugated boxes and industrial sacks).
 
In its quest for integrated, responsible growth, Klabin has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. The company has been a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) since 2014 and is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor. It seeks suppliers and business partners, who observe the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.
 
Get to know more at www.klabin.com.br

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