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23/02/2015
Klabin holds Annual General Shutdown at the Otacilio Costa Plant

Purpose of this action is to ensure that the mill is functioning well

São Paulo, 25th of February 2015 – Klabin will hold an Annual General Shutdown at its Otacilio Costa Plant (SC) between the 3rd and 14th of March, when paper production will be halted for maintenance in order to ensure properly functioning machinery, and safety and quality of the production process.

During these 11 days, around 50 contract companies and 1,500 outsourced employees will be involved in the General Shutdown. Among the main activities planned are inspections of boilers, digestors, power generation and distribution systems and the control of the production process. The number of third-party workers requires logistics and infrastructure, which include transportation, lodgings, meals and other items that move and boost the economy of Otacilio Costa and the region. Added to these are other benefits such as the taxes generated for the municipality and extra movement in hotels, bars, restaurants and shops, as well as support services for the workers staying in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, the community may notice alterations in odors and noise coming from the mill, especially on the 3rd and 4th at the start of maintenance and on the 13th and 14th at the return of machine operations. It is important to note that these alterations do not cause any harm to people’s health nor to the environment.

In the case of doubt, the community may get in touch with Klabin at telephone 0800 7210228, which will be available 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.

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13/02/2015
Klabin promotes a traffic safety campaign in Angatuba (SP)

Klabin is running an event today providing guidance to drivers and pedestrians in Angatuba (SP)

Angatuba, 13th of February 2015 – Klabin is running an event today providing guidance to drivers and pedestrians in Angatuba (SP). The street campaign will take place between 2pm and 7pm on Ludovico Homem de Goes Street, one of the main roads in the town. Its purpose is to call the community’s attention to traffic safety, because of increased movement on the roads and highways in the region during Carnival.

Besides the distribution of folders with advice on the importance of not consuming alcohol or drugs before driving, drivers who are stopped by the campaign will get instructions on how to make a preventive checklist to keep their vehicles in good condition. Participants of the campaign will also receive an exclusive decal.

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.
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03/02/2015
Klabin starts up new paper machine in Goiana (PE)

With an investment of R$ 360 million, the Plant will raise production capacity from 50 thousand tons/year to 160 thousand tons/year

São Paulo, 3rd of February 2014 – Klabin has announced the operational start-up of Paper Machine 24, installed in the Goiana Plant, in Pernambuco. With this new machine, the Plant is tripling its recycled paper production, hiking capacity from 50 thousand tons/year to 160 thousand tons/year. This new capacity, added to the increase of 15 thousand tons with the rebuild of Paper machine 21, in Piracicaba (SP), will enable Klabin to reach a total production of 270 thousand tons/year of recycled paper in 2015.

“The Northeast region is showing consumption growth in sectors such as industrialized foods, fruits and civil construction, where we hold the position of important packaging suppliers. Klabin is the market leader in all the segments, in which it operates, and it is extremely important for our business to strengthen the company’s presence in this region”, points out Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of Klabin.

During this cycle of investments in packaging paper, Klabin has made a number of expansions in production capacity since 2013. In November of 2013, it inaugurated Paper Machine 23 for production of 80 thousand tons/year of sack kraft, at the Correia Pinto Plant (SC). Last year the company concluded an expansion of Paper Machine 9, at the Monte Alegre Plant (PR), to boost its production of cartonboard by 50 thousand tons/year and added 35 thousand tons/year of kraft paper to the production of Paper Machine 14 in Angatuba (SP). With these, Klabin will achieve a production capacity of 2 million tons/year of paper in 2015.

To complete this cycle, construction works proceed at a fast pace on the new Ortigueira Mill (Puma Project), which should come on stream at the beginning of 2016 and will raise Klabin’s capacity from 2 million tons/year of paper to 3.5 million tons/year of pulp and paper. As a result, the company will have doubled its production capacity in the period between 2013 and 2016.

About Klabin 
Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, 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).

 

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26/01/2015
Klabin sponsors the Grape Festival in Jundiai (SP)

Company is supplying corrugated boxes to sell the fruit

Jundiai, 23rd of January 2015 - Klabin is sponsoring the 32nd Grape Festival in Jundiai. The company has donated all the corrugated boxes to sell the fruit during the event, which is being held until the 8th of February.

Klabin has been present in Jundiai since 1992 and has two corrugated box plants installed in the town, which employ one thousand people between them.

With over 140 attractions, the traditional Grape Festival, which celebrates 81 years with this edition, will receive around 150 thousand visitors. As well as the exhibition and sales of fruit and wines, the festival will be presenting musical shows, exhibitions of dance groups and theatrical plays.

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.
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A survey conducted by the consultancy firm Economatica analyzed the most profitable stocks of BM&FBovespa over the last four years. Klabin ranked third on the list showing earnings of 198.32% during the period. The company is the only one from the pulp and paper sector to be part of this survey. Klabin’s stock has given a positive yield in 30 months and provided higher earnings than Ibovespa in 27 months, reaching an average daily financial volume of R$ 20.401 million. These results are a reflection of Klabin’s strategy to focus on reducing costs, on constantly improving its forestry and industrial operations and on its mix of products and markets.

The consultants analyzed the period from 2010 to 2014 for this survey. All the shares traded on the Stock Market with an average daily financial volume of over R$ 1 million were evaluated. Out of all 151 companies included in the survey, only seven presented positive yields for investors.

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.

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27/12/2014
Klabin uses renewable sources in 86% of its energy matrix

Result means an increase of 9.4% over 2010; Company has a goal to raise rate to 88% in up to five years.

São Paulo, 27 of October 2014 – Klabin, concerned with its use of direct and indirect energy, reached a usage rate of 86.7% of renewable sources in 2013 in the generation of electricity in its energy matrix. The target of the company is to achieve a rate of 88% by 2017 and it has made the improvement of energy efficiency in its plants a priority.

In order to achieve this result, the company, which has made continuing investments in equipment – installed boilers driven by biofuel – leaves and branches not used in pulp production – in all of its plants in substitution of fuel oil and has put a series of improvements into practice in its production processes. Consequently, Klabin has reaffirmed its concern with the issue and has shown progressive advances in the usage of renewable and clean energy sources.
The renewable sources used by Klabin are built upon three pillars: burning black liquor (a sub-product generated during the process), biofuel-driven boilers to substitute fuel oil and own electrical hydro-power generation. The company also sources electrical energy from clean, such as eolic and solar, sources.

It is important to mention that Klabin’s new pulp mill, forecast for inauguration in 2016 in the municipality of Ortigueira (PR), will be energy self-sufficient. The new plant will have the capacity to generate 270 MW of power using biofuel, 150 MW of which will be made available on the Brazilian grid system, enough power to supply a city of 5 thousand inhabitants.

Initiatives such as these are an assertion of Klabin’s sustainability principles in all its activities and help to make all its actions economically viable, socially just and environmentally correct.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 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).

The company’s entire management is focused on Sustainable Development, in a quest for responsible and integrated growth, which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. For the first time, in 2014 Klabin is joining the ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) of BM&FBovespa. It is also a signatory to the United Nations’ Global Compact and of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and looks for suppliers and business partners, who subscribe to the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

 

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10/12/2014
Training course for firefighters is held at Klabin in Monte Alegre

These professionals will be available for the Puma Project, the new mill which is under construction in the municipality of Ortigueira (PR)

Klabin wishes to inform that on the 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th and 17th of December from 1pm to 5pm, its practice field will be used to hold a course to train civilian firefighters. These professionals will be available for the Puma Project, the new mill which is under construction in the municipality of Ortigueira (PR).

During this period, there will be emissions of smoke from burning turpentine, used for this kind of training, which will disperse quickly in the atmosphere.

Klabin would like to emphasize that all the safety and environmental norms are being applied when running a course to train civilian firefighters.

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).

The company has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, in its quest for integrated and responsible growth, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. For the first time, in 2014, Klabin has become a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index). It is also a signatory of the UN Global Compact and of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and 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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09/12/2014
Change at Klabin’s industrial department

Sadi Carlos has taken on the challenge of leading the Company’s new pulp plant

Telêmaco Borba, April 9, 2014 – Klabin hereby announces that Sadi Carlos de Oliveira has stepped down as head of the Otacílio Costa and Correia Pinto (Santa Catarina) units to take on the challenge of leading the Company’s new pulp plant to be built in Ortigueira, Paraná.Arthur Canhisares, currently industrial officer of the Monte Alegre Unit (Paraná), has also taken over the management of the Otacílio Costa and Correia Pinto plants. With this change, Flávio Deganutti is now general manager of the Monte Alegre unit, directly reporting Arthur Canhisares.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial sacks).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. In 2014, for the first timeKlabin will be part of BM&F Bovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). Consequently, it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and looks for suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

 

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08/12/2014
Klabin is recognized as a global paragon in the adoption of best forestry practices

Appraisal was made by the CDP Global Forests Report 2014, which lists the 11 companies that have evolved the most in environmental sustainability in 2013

São Paulo, 8th of December 2014 – Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, was elected the company that has most fostered good practices of forest stewardship, dealing with the control of impacts and the implementation of actions by engaging its suppliers in its supply chain, certification and traceability of its wood as a way to ensure a value chain without deforestation. This recognition was given in a report published by the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), a not-for-profit international organization, which cultivates sustainable economies. The survey was carried out with 152 companies worldwide, from a variety of sectors, and chose the 11 companies that have evolved the most in 2013.

Among the most notable in “implementation”, the report spotlights Klabin’s support in an initiative to certify small farmers in Parana. This group earned one of the most renowned forest certifications in the world, that of the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®). This trademark is given in recognition for responsible forest management and allows certified foster-farmers to sell timber at a higher added value, thus bringing benefits to the entire production chain.

“This recognition is very important for Klabin, since it confirms that all the company’s endeavors have contributed to developing a market of improved added value throughout its entire chain”, states Ivone Namikawa, coordinator of Forest Sustainability at Klabin.

Initiatives such as these underscore Klabin’s commitment to sustainable development in all of its activities, in a continuous quest to create value from an equilibrium between the economic, social and environmental spheres.

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).

The company has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, in its quest for integrated and responsible growth, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. For the first time, in 2014, Klabin has become a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index). It is also a signatory of the UN Global Compact and of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and 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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02/12/2014
Farmers in Parana get FSC® certification with the support of Klabin

The international seal is recognition for best practices in forest stewardship

São Paulo, 2nd of December 2014 – A group of farmers from the Middle Tibagi River, in the region of Telemaco Borba (PR), has just been granted one of the most renowned forest certifications in the world, that of the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®). The trademark is recognition for responsible forest stewardship and allows certified, fostered farmers to sell their timber with a higher added value, which brings benefits to the entire production chain.

Klabin has backed this initiative ever since the process began, contributing to the partnership with FSC® Brazil and other institutions and companies from the sector, by drawing up the national standards for planted forests, SLIMF (Small and Low Intensity Managed Forest) – an acronym for forest stewardship on a small scale and/or of low intensity. After approval of SLIMF by the international FSC®, the company started a pilot project to certify 41 fostered farmers from the Group of Farmers from the Middle Tibagi.

The project received the assessment and assistance of specialized consultants, 2Tree Consulting, and of a team of professionals from Klabin, as well as support and monitoring from the Legal Woods Program, a partnership between Klabin and Apremavi (Association for the Preservation of the Environment and Life), in order to carry out actions of conservation, environmental education and forest incentives.

The initiative is part of Klabin’s strategy to attempt to use 100% certified wood in its production process. “We are very satisfied with the success of the work until now. Helping small and medium sized farmers from the regions where we are operating to earn certification as important as that of the FSC® makes us very proud and is even more proof that the company is a pioneer in the quest for sustainable development”, declares Jose Totti, Klabin’s Forestry Director.

Klabin’s Forestry Incentives Program in Parana includes over 3,500 farmers today, settled in towns close to Telemaco Borba. For Jose Totti, Klabin has taken the first step in a project, which will tend to expand. “With this pilot project, we have managed to align the properties and operations of 41 fostered farmers with the requirements of the standard. The idea is to continue backing farmers, who by earning FSC® benefit from the opportunities in new markets thanks to the strong demand for certified timber”, he explains.

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).

The company has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, in its quest for integrated and responsible growth, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. For the first time, in 2014, Klabin has become a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index). It is also a signatory of the UN Global Compact and of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and 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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26/11/2014
Klabin is listed for the second year running on the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the BM&FBovespa

This conquest means recognition for Klabin of its commitment to sustainable development, one of the principal pillars of the company’s management

São Paulo, 26th of November 2014 – For the second year running, Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, is a member of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the BM&FBovespa. The purpose of the ISE is to create an investment climate compatible with the demands of sustainable development, as well as to encourage ethical responsibility through good corporate practices. “The fact that Klabin continues to be on the ISE listing is confirmation of our historical commitment to sustainable development. For the company, sustainability is found throughout our value chain, starting with our forest base and all the way to our relationships with our partners and the market”, points out Fabio Schvartsman, CEO of the company.

The new listing will be valid between January 5th 2015 and January 2nd 2016. The member companies are selected on the basis of criteria established by the EAESP-FGV (Business Administration School of São Paulo, of the Getulio Vargas Foundation). In order to be listed on the Index, companies must excel in good practices of sustainability, spread over seven areas: General, Environmental, Climate Change, Social, Governance, Economic-Financial and Nature of the Product. Besides the answers to questionnaires in each area, companies are submitted to an assessment of documentary evidence, which should prove the quality of management and control of the issues involved.

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).

The company has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, in its quest for integrated and responsible growth, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. For the first time, in 2014, Klabin has become a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index). It is also a signatory of the UN Global Compact and of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and 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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14/11/2014
Klabin reaches a monthly production capacity of 20 million industrial sacks at the Goiana Plant

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, attained a production capacity of 20 million sacks per month at the Goiana Plant, in Pernambuco

Goiana, 14th of November 2014 – Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, attained a production capacity of 20 million sacks per month at the Goiana Plant, in Pernambuco. Installed 70 km from Recife, the plant also produces corrugated boxes and recycled paper and is set up to serve the markets of cement, mortar, gypsum, flour and others in the North and Northeast Regions. This expansion in Klabin’s capacity of industrial sack production in Goiana meant a growth of 185% when compared to the beginning of 2013.

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).

The company has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, in its quest for integrated and responsible growth, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. For the first time, in 2014, Klabin has become a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index). It is also a signatory of the UN Global Compact and of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and 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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21/10/2014
Klabin is working to conserve biodiversity in Parana

The Ecological Park protects endangered native species such as the Puma and the gray Brocket Deer from extinction and provides 7 thousand hectares of native woodlands

Telemaco Borba, 21st of August 2014 – Preservation of biodiversity begins with the day-to-day activities of Klabin. An example of this is the work performed in the Ecological Park, maintained on the Monte Alegre Farm in Parana. Currently the area of the Park protects endangered species, promotes environmental education activities and conducts scientific surveys on forest wildlife.

With 11 thousand hectares, 7 thousand of which are classified as native woodlands, the Ecological Park is home to 200 animals of 50 different species including the Puma, the red Brocket Deer and the Brazilian Tapir. Animals, which are not yet able to return to the wild, are given shelter in the park, where a number of different actions are taken to ensure that the species breed.

The task of breeding in captivity has made significant advances. This year the park commemorated the first natural birth of a baby brocket deer, which is facing great risk of extinction in the region because of loss of habitat and of hunting. This conquest is especially valuable since the species of gray brocket deer bears one offspring per year, the result of approximately seven months of gestation period.

Besides total commitment to breeding in captivity, the Ecological Park also treats animals that have been run over on the roads and highways of the region. Taken for treatment in the veterinary hospital in the park, these animals have a chance to recover.

Established in 1980, the park not only exemplifies the company’s endeavors and concern with conservation of biodiversity in the region but also promotes environmental education among the students from local schools, the company’s employees and the community as a whole.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 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).

The company’s entire management is focused on Sustainable Development, in a quest for responsible and integrated growth, which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. For the first time, in 2014 Klabin is joining the ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) of BM&FBovespa. It is also a signatory to the United Nations’ Global Compact and of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and looks for suppliers and business partners, who subscribe to the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the press:

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Tacila Marcondes | (11) 3147-7453 tacila.marcondes@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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15/10/2014
Klabin is celebrating 80 years of activities in the State of Parana with a record investment

In 1934, company acquired the Monte Alegre Farm, which gave rise to the town of Telemaco Borba

Telemaco Borba, October 15th 2014 – Klabin, Brazil’s biggest manufacturer and exporter of paper, is celebrating 80 years of its presence in Parana this month. The State will receive the largest private financial allocation in its history with the company’s construction of the new mill in the municipality of Ortigueira. With investments to the order of R$ 5.8 billion, excluding forest assets, improvements in infrastructure and taxes, the Puma Project is to be inaugurated in 2016 and will enable the company to double in size.

The project will be responsible for production of 1.5 million tons of pulp per year, of which 1.1 million tons of hardwood and 400 thousand tons of softwood. Part of this production will be destined for the manufacture of fluff pulp, the material used to make disposable diapers and feminine absorbents. With the new mill, Klabin will be the first company to produce this grade of pulp in Brazil.

Klabin’s forest base in Parana started out in 1934 with the acquisition of the Monte Alegre Farm, a location that would eventually give rise to the town of Telemaco Borba. In 1946, the company inaugurated the first integrated pulp and paper mill in the country, which was responsible for groundbreaking production of 100% national newsprint.

Currently, the Monte Alegre Plant ranks among the biggest virgin fiber producers in Latin America. It is responsible for the manufacture of kraftliner and liquid packaging board, used in the packaging of liquids and food and it also sells timber in logs. In December of 2013, Klabin’s forestry areas in Parana totaled over 110 thousand hectares of area for preservation and 142 thousand hectares of areas reforested with pines and eucalyptus.

In confirmation of Klabin’s historical commitment to the social and economic development of its neighboring communities, the company invests in projects of the environment, professional qualification, education and culture for the local population.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 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).

The company’s entire management is focused on Sustainable Development, in a quest for responsible and integrated growth, which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. For the first time, in 2014 Klabin is joining the ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) of BM&FBovespa. It is also a signatory to the United Nations’ Global Compact and of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and looks for suppliers and business partners, who subscribe to the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Tacila Marcondes | (11) 3147-7453 tacila.marcondes@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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15/10/2014
Klabin holds fire-fighting course for fire brigade members

The company informs that the courses will be held until the 15th of November

Telemaco Borba, 14th of October 2014 – Klabin is informing that it will hold courses for the company’s employees at the Monte Alegre Plant to train and recycle firefighters until the coming 15th of November. During this period, there will be emissions of smoke, which will disperse quickly in the air, as a result of burning a non-toxic substance (turpentine) used during training.
Klabin wishes to emphasize that all the safety and environmental norms are applied during this course to train and recycle the fire fighters.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 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).

The company’s entire management is focused on Sustainable Development, in a quest for responsible and integrated growth, which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. For the first time, in 2014 Klabin is joining the ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) of BM&FBovespa. It is also a signatory to the United Nations’ Global Compact and of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor and looks for suppliers and business partners, who subscribe to the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Tacila Marcondes | (11) 3147-7453 tacila.marcondes@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
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