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25/06/2014
Klabin makes donation to the Fund for Childhood and Adolescence of São Paulo

Funds will be used in projects for children and adolescents from the region

São Paulo, 24th of June 2014 - Klabin, the country’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, has made a donation of R$ 1,150,000.00 to the Fund for Childhood and Adolescence (FIA). The amount, which will be used during the year of 2014, was split between all the municipalities where the company is present, among which is the city of São Paulo.

The funds donated were allocated to CIAM (Israeli Center for Multidisciplinary Support), to carry out two projects. The first makes funds and services available to needy families with children between three and twenty-four months old, who suffered some form of complication during birth and or during their development. The second is intended to assist babies from six to eighteen months old who were born prematurely and may suffer from retarded development.

Klabin will accompany the progress of these initiatives together with the community and the institutions benefitted.

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.

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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24/06/2014
Klabin makes donation to the Fund for Childhood and Adolescence of Otacílio Costa

Funds will be used in projects for children and adolescents from the region

Otacílio Costa, 24th of June 2014 - Klabin, the country’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, has made a donation of R$ 1,150,000.00 to the Fund for Childhood and Adolescence (FIA). The amount, which will be used during the year of 2014, was split between all the municipalities where the company is present, among which is the city of Otacílio Costa.

The funds donated will be allocated to projects to attend children and adolescents chosen by the Municipal Council for Children’s and Adolescents’ Rights and Klabin will accompany the initiatives in order to remain close to the community and the institutions receiving the benefits.

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.

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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24/06/2014
Klabin makes donation to the Fund for Childhood and Adolescence of Lages

Funds will be used in projects for children and adolescents from the region

Lages, 24th of June 2014 - Klabin, the country’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, has made a donation of R$ 1,150,000.00 to the Fund for Childhood and Adolescence (FIA). The amount, which will be used during the year of 2014, was split between all the municipalities where the company is present, among which is the city of Lages.

The funds donated will be allocated to the remodeling of the Seara do Bem Children’s Hospital, located in the borough of Conta Dinheiro. Klabin will accompany the progress of these initiatives together with the community and the institutions benefitted.

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.

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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24/06/2014
Klabin makes donation to the Fund for Childhood and Adolescence of Guapimirim

Funds will be used in projects for children and adolescents from the region

Guapimirim, 24th of June 2014 - Klabin, the country’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, has made a donation of R$ 1,150,000.00 to the Fund for Childhood and Adolescence (FIA). The amount, which will be used during the year of 2014, was split between all the municipalities where the company is present, among which is the city of Guapimirim.

The funds donated will be allocated to projects to attend children and adolescents chosen by FIA throughout the year. Klabin will accompany the progress of these initiatives together with the community and the institutions benefitted.

In 2013, for having been the biggest donor to FIA during the year, Klabin was honored with the seal of Social Responsibility Partner to the Children and Adolescents of Guapimirim.

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.

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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02/06/2014
Klabin creates a special action for World Environment Day

“In practice. For real. That is how respect for the environment works at Klabin” is the slogan to underscore the company's environmental actions; Until Friday (6/6), five videos will be showing on the company website

To commemorate World Environment Day, the 5th of June, Klabin is making a series of five videos available on its website, which will be posted daily during this week. The purpose of the action is to divulge the company's actions to both external and internal public with an emphasis on the fundamental role of sustainability in the history of the company. With the slogan: “In practice. For real. That is how respect for the environment works at Klabin”, the campaign is undersigned by the Nuts Agency.

The videos, with an average length of two minutes, cover the initiatives carried out in several segments such as effluent treatment, environmental certification, reuse of byproducts and reduction of energy and CO2 emissions. The materials were produced at the industrial plants and the protagonists are the employees themselves who are responsible for making Klabin a benchmark of the environment.

Check out the videos on www.klabin.com.br.

2/6 – Water and Effluents
3/6 – Wastes
4/6 – Certification
5/6 – Energy
6/6 – Emissions to Air

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.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

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23/05/2014
Klabin introduces its Area of Conservation in Santa Catarina

With almost 5 thousand hectares, the RPPNE Complex of Serra da Farofa has already identified 600 species of flora and 75 of fauna

Private Reserve of Natural Heritage

Confirming its historical commitment to sustainable development, Klabin has introduced its first RPPNE (State) in Santa Catarina. With this the company, which has been present for over four decades in the State, will be conserving an area of 4,987 hectares. This initiative has received the support of Fatma (The Environmental Foundation of Santa Catarina State).

The RPPNE Complex of Serra da Farofa is divided into six big blocks located in the Santa Catarina municipalities of Painel, Urupema, Rio Rufino, Urubici and Bocaina do Sul and also contains the sources of the Caveiras and Canoas Rivers, which are of extreme importance to the region. The area will be used to conduct scientific research and will help to conserve significant remnants of the Atlantic Rainforest, comprised of Araucaria Forests and Highland Meadows. “For Klabin, preserving an area of this size and with such abundant biodiversity goes to show how much the company has committed itself to a management model, that combines environmental preservation and production of scientific knowledge with the performance of its businesses and the development of the regions where it operates”, states Jose Totti, Klabin’s Forestry Director.

This is the second RPPN maintained by Klabin. The first, located within the Monte Alegre Farm, in Telemaco Borba (PR), has 3,852 hectares and was created in 1998.
In addition to research and supply of the seeds from forest species to recuperate degraded areas, the RPPN serves as support to generate information for the company’s socioenvironmental programs, such as the Legal Woods Program and also the Caiubi Program, which has already held over 3.5 thousand training sessions with teachers from 771 schools and benefitted 240 thousand students.

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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14/05/2014
Annual General Shutdown at the Monte Alegre Plant ends next week

With the start-up of operations, variations in odor and noise may be noticed

Klabin’s Monte Alegre Plant, on the coming 22nd and 23rd of the month, will initiate the start-up procedure of paper production, which has been down for maintenance during the General Shutdown. With this, the Telemaco Borba community, mainly in the vicinity of the mill and the Tibagi River, may notice variations in odor and noise coming from the Plant. Klabin wishes to stress that these alterations present no harm to people nor to the environment and that all safety and environmental measures are being applied when performing maintenance and when starting up the machines.

The General Shutdown, which will be concluded on the 25th of May, is an annual procedure during which paper production is interrupted to perform maintenance, so as to ensure the quality and safety of the production process.

For 11 days, a number of activities have been performed, such as inspections of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and the control systems of the production process

In the case of doubts concerning the environment, the commnunity can get in touch with the company by e-mail faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br or by telephone 0800 728 0607.

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.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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07/05/2014
Klabin holds Annual General Shutdown at the Monte Alegre Plant

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

Between the 15th and 25th of May, Klabin will hold its Annual General Shutdown, which consists of interrupting paper production and performing maintenance services that will ensure the proper functioning of the machines and the safety and quality of the production process.

During these 11 days, nearly 100 contractors and 4,500 temporary employees will be involved in the General Shutdown. The main foreseen activities entail inspections of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and controls of the production process, as well as the implementation of projects to raise the plant’s production. The number of temporary workers requires logistics and infrastructure that include transportation, lodgings, meals and other items which give a boost to the economy of Telemaco Borba and the region. Added to these are other benefits, such as taxes generated for the municipality and the extra movement in hotels, bars, restaurants and shops, and also support services during the workers’ stay in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, alterations in odor and noise coming from the mill, especially on the 15th and 16th, may be noticed by the community. It is important to mention that these alterations cause no harm to people nor to the environment.
In the case of doubts, the commnunity can get in touch with Klabin by e-mail faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br or by telephone 0800 728 0607.

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.

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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16/04/2014
Klabin encourages forest certification among small rural producers

The company is assisting the first group of farmers from the Southern region of the country to seek certification

The dream of selling with an international seal, which attests to responsible forest management, can now become a reality for small farmers in the interior of Parana. Klabin is assisting the Group of Forestry Producers from the Mid-River Tibagi, located in Telêmaco Borba (PR), to obtain forestry certification from the FSC® - Forest Stewardship Council®. The company helped to draw up the national standard for planted forests known as SLIMF (Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests), which aids small and medium-sized producers to obtain certification and receive greater recognition from the market.

The Group of Forestry Producers from the Mid-RiverTibagi consists of 41 owners and 74 rural properties, covering nearly 6,900 hectares of total certified area, with 3,600 hectares of actual plantations of pine and eucalyptus. The properties are spread throughout eight municipalities - Telêmaco Borba, Tibagi, Imbaú, Reserva, Ortigueira, Curiúva, Figueira and Ventania, in the interior of Paraná. Certification will allow the group to sell timber with a greater added value and with the best stewardship practices.

“Helping small farmers to progress in the regions where we are operating is a job Klabin is proud to perform. Being one of the companies responsible for helping them to earn FSC® certification means that the company is contributing to the development of a higher added value market, while at the same time actively participating in improvement of rural property administration with significant environmental and social results”, states Ivone Namikawa, Klabin’s Forest Sustainability coordinator.

All the members of the Group of Forestry Producers from the Mid-River Tibagi get support from Klabin through the Legal Woods Program, a wide-ranging effort by the company to assist the producer to adapt and also to recuperate and conserve areas of permanent preservation. In partnership with Apremavi (Association for the Preservation of the Environment and Life), the program is the first of its kind in the sector and is being run in the states of Santa Catarina and Paraná.

The certification standards of SLIMF for planted forests is the result of work done by companies from the pulp and paper sector, FSC® Brasil, WWF Brasil and the Federal University of Viçosa. Its main objective was to develop a standard to introduce the proper management of pine and eucalyptus plantations, simplifying the process for small farmers while facilitating access to FSC® certification and stimulating the opening of new markets.

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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09/04/2014
Klabin Plant in São Leopoldo reuses 64% of its waste

Plant also reduced the amount generated from 2009 to 2013 by 20%

Klabin’s São Leopoldo Plant, in compliance with guidelines laid down by the company for all its plants, achieved benchmark rates in environmental sustainability. The plant reached a level of 64% of reuse of waste arising from the production process and reduced by 20% rejects generated from 2009 to 2013.

To arrive at this result, Klabin invested heavily in employee awareness, with training and lectures, and signed partnerships with other companies. Among the materials which are reused are wood, which enters a reverse logistics loop and serves as fuel, plastic, which goes to recycling cooperatives and sludge from the effluent treatment plant, which is transformed into organic fertilizer. This success reconfirms Klabin’s commitment to the environment, based on the policy of the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

São Leopoldo is an important town for Klabin. The company has been present in the municipality since 1981 and produces corrugated boxes for various sectors of industry. The local production capacity is currently 47 thousand tons/year.

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.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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28/03/2014
Klabin reduced its water consumption by 54% over the last three years in Otacílio Costa, Santa Catarina

The unit reached a level of 28 m³ of water for each ton of packaging paper produced

To Klabin, environmental preservation is a priority and an integral part of the company’s management practices and the day-to-plant activities of its production facilities. And water, given its importance to the pulp and paper production process, had to be included in the company’s major environmental initiatives.

Each Klabin plant has its own targets for reducing water consumption, and the company works year after year to reduce its indicators even further. One example is the effort being made in the state of Santa Catarina that has become an international reference in the area. The Otacílio Costa Unit, which is located 223 km from Florianópolis, the state capital of Santa Catarina, reached the level of 28 m³ of water consumed for each ton of packaging paper produced, which represents a reduction of 54% from 2009.

To achieve this result, the company invested R$2 million. Klabin acquired equipment to implement a closed water cycle, administers regular training programs on the topic and implemented water cooling towers with capacity of 1,500 m³/h.

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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19/03/2014
Klabin unveils Cornerstone and presents Project of the New Mill in Ortigueira

Present at the event were the Governor of the State, Beto Richa, local authorities and company executives and board members

Klabin held a ceremony on this Wednesday afternoon the 19th to unveil the Cornerstone of the company’s new pulp mill, the Puma Project. The mill, forecast for inauguration in 2016, will receive investments of R$ 5.8 billion, excluding forestry assets, improvements to infrastructure and taxes.

The event, held on the project worksite, assembled 600 guests, including mayors and authorities from 12 municipalities and the Governor of the State of Parana, Beto Richa who stressed the importance of the investment for the region. “This enterprise of Klabin is a milestone for the new Parana. It is the biggest private investment in the history of our State, which came into being through good dialogue between the company and the state government”, he pointed out. “Besides its economic importance, the differential of this new mill is its support for the development of an important region of Parana. 12 towns will be getting direct positive impacts, with generation of taxes and job opportunities.”

For Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of Klabin, “this is the beginning of a new growth cycle for the company, which will double its volume of production in three years. This mill is being built to be one of the most productive in the world.” The executive also drew attention to the historical importance of the new mill. “Klabin has 115 years of history and 80 years in Parana and still has a lot of energy to take on a project of this size.”

During the ceremony, Pedro Piva, a member of Klabin’s Board of Administration, received the Title of Honorary Citizen of Telêmaco Borba. The tribute was given by the Municipal Council and made reference to the company’s history in the Town. “The first generation of the Klabin family founded the company, the second generation built Monte Alegre and the third generation is building the Puma Project.”

In her speech, the mayoress Lourdes Banach, said that Ortigueira is privileged to receive an enterprise of this size which marks the beginning of a new era. “The population is anxiously waiting and prepared for this new moment” she stated.

Development Opportunity
With the new mill, infrastructure works will be carried out and there will be an increase of economic and social opportunities, income generation, professional training and a boost to tax collection, contributing to regional development.

Sharing of ICMS
An agreement signed between the State Government, Klabin and municipalities of the region decided that the ICMS tax arising from the new mill’s operations should be split between the twelve municipalities.
Ortigueira will get 50% of this tax and the other 50% will be shared between Cândido de Abreu, Congonhinhas, Curiúva, Imbaú, Reserva, Rio Branco do Ivaí, São Jerônimo da Serra, Sapopema, Telêmaco Borba, Tibagi and Ventania. This division will be based on criteria such as the population and the social development rate of each municipality.

Job Creation
Around 85% of the workers currently employed (earth-moving stage) in the Puma Project come from municipalities in the neighborhood of the enterprise.

At the peak of construction, it is estimated that 8.5 thousand people will be working on the site. When it is running, the new plant will have 1.4 thousand job positions between mill and forest.

Training
In order to offer the region’s residents more opportunities, Klabin has backed training and qualification through free courses, offered in partnership with the Secretary of Labor and Pronatec (National Program of Access to Technical Training and Employment).
Since April 2013, over 400 students from Imbaú, Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba graduated in various areas. Fresh classes should be opened throughout this year.

Improvements to regional Infrastructure
In May 2013, a protocol of intent was signed between the Government of the State of Parana and Klabin for investments in regional public infrastructure. Among the forecast works are construction of a branch rail line; transmission lines and about 100 kilometers of roadworks, such as paving the roads of Campina and Minuano; improvements to the Strategic Highway and construction of a new road on the right bank of the Tibagi River.

Energy Efficiency
The mill in Ortigueira will be self-sufficient in generating electrical power, with production of 270MW of energy. Of this total, it is expected that 120MW will be used for its own consumption by Klabin and the surplus 150MW - enough energy to supply a city of half a million inhabitants, like Londrina (PR) - will be made available to the Brazilian grid system. Consequently, all the energy produced by Klabin will be clean, coming from renewable sources and without burning fossil fuels.

Competitiveness
Of the total of forests planted with pine and eucalyptus, 107 mil hectares will be to assure wood supply for the new mill. The average radius between forests and the plant is 72km, which guarantees competitiveness and low transport cost for the wood. Part of the production will be shipped by rail to the port of Paranagua.

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.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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13/03/2014
Klabin holds Annual General Shutdown at Correia Pinto Plant

Action is intended to assure the proper functioning of the mill

Between the 18th and 27th of March, Klabin’s Correia Pinto Plant (SC) will be holding its Annual General Shutdown, a compulsory procedure which involves interrupting paper production and is intended to guarantee that all necessary maintenance for the mill to function properly is carried out with quality and safety. This is common practice in the pulp and paper sector and occurs annually in the company’s plants.

During these 10 days, around 66 contractors and 1,347 temporary workers will be involved in the General Shutdown. Inspection of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and production process controls are among the principal activities planned. This number of temporary workers demands logistics and infrastructure which include transportation, lodgings and meals among other items which drive and stimulate the economy of the town of Correia Pinto 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 services to support the workers staying in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, variations in odors and noise coming from the mill – especially on the 18th and 19th, at the beginning of the Shutdown, and on the 26th and 27th, at the startup of machine operations – may be noticed by the community. It is important to note that these alterations do not cause any harm to people’s health, nor to the environment.

Klabin is making an exclusive channel available to attend the community which will be operable 24 hours a day. In case of doubts concerning any of Klabin’s activities, the community may call the telephone number 0800 721 002 28.

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.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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11/03/2014
Klabin will donate 26 thousand boxes and 100 thousand paper sacks to the 2014 Warm Clothing Campaign

For the third year running, the company will supply corrugated boxes and paper sacks to distribute donations to beneficiaries

Klabin will be responsible for the donation of 26 thousand corrugated boxes, which will be used throughout the State of São Paulo to collect items of clothing for the 2014 Warm Clothing Campaign, promoted by FUSSESP (Social Fund for Solidarity of the State of São Paulo).

For the third year running, the company will also supply paper sacks to distribute the donations to beneficiaries. With this, the company remains the Campaign’s biggest partner.

Klabin has supported the Warm Clothing Campaign for over ten years. The corrugated boxes and paper sacks which will be donated, like all of Klabin’s paper and packaging, are 100% recyclable and biodegradable, produced from raw materials coming from certified planted forests.

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.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

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25/02/2014
Klabin invests R$ 13.3 million in social projects in 2013

Funds were allocated to all the Brazilian towns in which the company operates

Klabin, whose pillars of action include investment in socioenvironmental initiatives, ended the year of 2013 with a total of R$ 13.3 million invested in social projects. The funds were allocated to all 13 towns where Klabin runs manufacturing plants in Brazil, and consisted of actions in the sectors of culture, social welfare, health, education, sports and environment.

The company invested in over 160 projects. One of these is the Lutherie Project, run by the IFPR (Federal Institute of Parana), the goal of which is to prepare technical professionals in the field of music, by offering courses to make string instruments from wood.

In the area of social welfare, the company signed a partnership with the Marfrig Institute to back the establishment of ten centers for activities promoting volunteer work and concepts of citizenship among children and youngsters (between 6 and 16 years of age). There, students will be able to perform recreational, educational tasks outside classroom hours. In addition to these, the company donated over 25 thousand corrugated boxes and 100 thousand carry bags during the Warm Clothing Campaign in São Paulo.

Where projects with an environmental focus are concerned, Klabin can be found in a number of regions through the Caiubi Project, which disseminates ecological awareness among teachers and students from towns in Santa Catarina and Parana. Another especially noteworthy project is the Guardians of Nature, in which the company, in conjunction with the Environmental Police of Parana and Santa Catarina, promulgates concepts of environmental preservation and citizenship to students in the public school system.

The company is also partner with a number of schools throughout Brazil and maintains social welfare associations, such as the Marquês de Salamanca Institute in Rio de Janeiro, which promote citizenship and education for children among the residents of the Santa Teresa community.

For 2014, Klabin intends to expand its actions to develop the communities where it is operating, placing special emphasis on its major initiatives and keeping an eye open for new investment opportunities.

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.

Information for the press:

Maquina PR Group
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
Fernanda Doniani | (11) 3147-7448 fernanda.doniani@grupomaquina.com

 

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