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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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20/03/2015
Klabin encourages reading with the Read to Grow Project in Correia Pinto

Action will include 101 children from the Pingo de Gente CEI, located near the company’s plant in the town

Correia Pinto, 20th 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. In Correia Pinto, the Pingo de Gente CEI received the Project, which will involve nearly 100 children.

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.

In all, the Read to Grow Project will be present in eight towns: 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. 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.
 
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11/03/2015
Klabin wins recognition for its excellence in people management

The company is the first from Brazil’s pulp and paper sector to receive certification from Top Employers, which highlights companies with relevant practices in people management.

São Paulo, 11th of March 2015 – Klabin, Brazil’s biggest manufacturer and exporter of paper, has just won 2015 certification from Top Employers Brazil, which annually lists a group of companies that have achieved high standards of excellence in people management. To earn this certificate, the Top Employers Institute assesses the best practices in human resource management of each company, by means of audited surveys. Criteria analyzed are strategy, policy implementation, and the monitoring and communication of career and development conditions.
 
“Klabin’s ranking among the selected companies validates the company’s strategic choice to manage its people in a special way and proves that we are on the right track to building an extraordinary Klabin”, declares Sergio Piza, Klabin’s director of People & Management.
 
In recent years, the company has increased its investments and improved its processes and tools in the field of human resources. “We have focused on building a culture to develop people where each individual is a protagonist and we have concentrated on equipping leaders to create high-performance teams that produce extraordinary results”, the director adds.
 
Among the company’s projects, it is important to mention Klabin’s Development Program, which aims to promote the dynamic alignment of the leadership team, as well as the continual development of competencies, so that the company can retain its prominent position on the business scene. Another significant project of the company is the Corporate University, known as Klabin Business School (KBS), the purpose of which is to help employees improve their competencies.
 
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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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.

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

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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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