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17/01/2014
Klabin reduces CO2 emissions in its plants by 61%

Company also announces the rates achieved in the reduction of water and fuel consumption

Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, Klabin is continually investing in projects to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment. As a result of work performed in all its manufacturing plants, the company has ended recent years with excellent rates.

Between 2004 and 2012, the company reduced Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in emissions of CO² equivalent per ton of paper produced by 61%. The company has also reduced consumption of fuel oil in the last five years. Approximately 57 thousand tons/year have been reduced – or the equivalent of 171 thousand tons less of CO² per year dispersed into the atmosphere.

In water consumption, one of the company’s best rates is at the Otacilio Costa Plant, in Santa Catarina, which in 2013 used less than 28 cubic meters of water for each ton of paper produced. This rate is one of the best for the sector and was achieved after a project to optimize refrigerate the water from the production process was introduced.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

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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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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08/01/2014
Klabin adheres to Level 2 corporate governance

Klabin finalizes issue of debentures and adheres to Level 2 corporate governance

Klabin announces that it has concluded the issue of debentures compulsorily convertible into company shares, there by raising a total amount of R$ 1.7 billion. With this, the company is of the opinion that it has successfully capitalized the Puma Project – the new pulp mill in Parana. The new Company Bylaws have also been brought into effect which, together with other alterations, enable Klabin to adhere to the special segment of Level 2 listing on the BM&FBOVESPA,with higher standards of corporate governance. The company’s stock will henceforth be traded at Level 2, as of the 9th of January.

The company furthermore informs that it will be implementing a program to issue stock deposit certificates (“Units) consisting of one common share and four preferred shares. Trading of the Units will begin on the 10th of January.
Klabin’s new pulp mill will require total investments to the order of R$ 5.8 billion, excluding forest assets, improvements to infrastructure and taxes. Installed in the town of Ortigueira and forecast for inauguration in the first quarter of 2016, the new plant will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons, of which 1.1 million tons of short fiber and 400 thousand tons of long fiber, part of which is to be converted into fluff pulp. With this, Klabin’s production capacity will double in three years.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

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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Máquina Public Relations
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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19/12/2013
Klabin’s Decolar Project has reached 10 thousand people in Telemaco Borba in 2013

The winner was the Presidente Castelo Branco Municipal School, which won a special party for its 247 students

Designed to disseminate a culture of safety in the neighborhoods located near the town's airport, the Decolar Project, run by Klabin, presented a challenge to five schools from the region. The students would have to approach people from the community and pass on the safety instructions which they had learned in the classroom. Overall, the initiative affected 10 thousand residents in 2013, or approximately 14% of the town's population.

The winning school was the Presidente Castelo Branco Municipal School, which won a special party for its 247 students, with several entertainment attractions.

Involving children between 7 and 10 years old, who are known as “pilots”, the Decolar Project is run by Klabin with the backing of the Municipal Secretary of Education of Telemaco Borba, of the Army and of the Military Police and its objective is to maximize a culture of safety around the town's airport, protecting the people who live in the area and helping to preserve property.

Final Results for 2013
1st place: Presidente Castelo Branco Municipal School
2nd place: Profª Juventina Betim da Silva Municipal School
3rd place: Gonçalves Ledo Municipal School
4th place: São Silvestre Municipal School
5th place: Paulo Freire Municipal School

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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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Máquina Public Relations
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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13/12/2013
Klabin holds a speech-presentation with Carlos Hilsdorf

During the meeting, which was attended by 230 people, the economist gave a speech entitled “Reaching Beyond Limits and Implementing Solutions”

To commemorate the 10 years of Klabin´s Integrated Management System and its Superar Program, Klabin held an event on Thursday the 12th at the ACIL (Lages' Business Association) for employees from the Correia Pinto and Otacilio Costa Plants and their guests. During the meeting, which was attended by 230 people, the economist Carlos Hilsdorf gave a speech “Reaching Beyond Limits and Implementing Solutions”, the main purpose of which was to stress the importance of overcoming obstacles and introducing systems in an efficient and innovative way.

Acknowledged with the “Corporate Merit” award, presented by the Brazilian Academy of Arts, Culture and History, Carlos Hilsdorf is currently considered to be one of Brazil´s most important lecturers.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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

Máquina Public Relations
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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05/12/2013
Klabin presents 2013 Christmas Carols at the Ikape Hotel

Presentation will be given by Klabin’s Singing Girls Choir

Klabin will be presenting the 2013 Christmas Carols on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December, at 8.30pm. The Klabin’s Singing Girls’ Choir presentation, which will be held at the Ikape Hotel, will keep to the true Christmas traditions, with songs such as Jingle Bells, Christmas Night and Christmas Joy, among others.

The purpose of the show, which will be open to the public with free admission, is to present the result of activities carried out during the year by members of the program to their relatives and to the local community.

Klabin’s Singing Girls’ Choir is comprised of girls between 7 and 17 years of age, daughters of employees at the Monte Alegre Plant (PR) and youngsters from the community. The project provides an opportunity to come into contact with music, musical theory, rhythm and vocal techniques besides developing a spirit of comradeship.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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

Máquina Public Relations
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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30/11/2013
Shareholders approve conditions for capitalizing the biggest investment in Klabin’s history

With this approval, company makes headway raising funds for construction of new pulp mill in Parana and ensures its advancement to Level 2 of governance on the BM&FBovespa; Board of Administration of the company, on this same date, approved an issue of mandatory convertible debentures to the total amount of R$ 1.7 billion

In an Extraordinary General Assembly and a Special Assembly for Holders of Preferred Stock, held this Thursday, the shareholders of Klabin approved the proposals required to make the capitalization of the company successful for construction of the new pulp mill in Parana, the Puma Project.

Among the issues voted, the most significant was modification of Klabin’s By-laws to meet the requirements of Level 2 regulations by the BM&FBovespa, with higher corporate governance standards. Furthermore, as of now, the preferred stock holders will be able to count on 100% Tag Along. This mechanism will ensure greater alignment between potential investors, shareholders and other stakeholders.

With the decision of both assemblies, Klabin’s Board of Administration approved the issue of debentures to the total amount of R$ 1.7 billion on this same date. Klabin has already signed a contract with investors, moving ahead in the fund-raising process for the construction of the new plant.

“This is the beginning of a new cycle of growth for Klabin, which will enable the company to double its production volume in three years. It is Klabin’s biggest investment in its 115-year history”, points out Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of Klabin.

Puma Project

The Puma Project will demand total investments of R$5.8 billion, not including forest assets, improvements to infrastructure and taxes. Inauguration of the new plant, installed in the town of Ortigueira (PR), is forecast for the first quarter of 2016.

With the new plant, Klabin’s production capacity will double in three years. The mill will have an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons, of which 1.1 million tons in short fiber and 400 thousand tons in long fiber, part of which is to be converted into fluff pulp.

Fluff pulp, used mainly in the manufacture of diapers and absorbents, will be to supply the domestic market, which imports this raw material today. The short and long fiber pulp will be principally destined for the export market. The proposed product mix will allow operations to meet market demands by focusing on consumer products, thus incurring less volatility, generating stable cash flow and sales of products with higher margins.

The plant will be self-sufficient in electrical power generation, with the production of 260 MW of energy. Of this total, 110 MW are expected to be consumed by Klabin itself and the remaining 150 MW – enough power to supply a town of half a million inhabitants, like Londrina (PR) – will be offered to the Brazilian electrical grid system.

Of the total of pine and eucalyptus-planted forests, 107 thousand hectares will be dedicated to guaranteeing wood-supply for the new mill. The average radius of forest to plant is 74 km, which means wood transportation is both low-cost and competitive. 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 bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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

Máquina Public Relations
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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29/11/2013
For the first time Klabin will be included in the BM&FBovespa’s Sustainability Index

Index is comprised of companies which have excelled the most in their commitment to sustainability

For the first time, Klabin has been included in the ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) of BM&FBovespa. This new ranking, which will take effect between January 6th 2014 and January 2nd 2015, consists of 51 shares from 40 companies which excelled on account of their high degree of commitment to the sustainability of business and the country.

“This achievement bears witness to our historical commitment to sustainable development. For Klabin, sustainability is to be found throughout our value chain, from our differentiated forest base to the relationship with our partners, allowing us to offer quality products. We are pioneers in the most advanced certifications of the sector and now we can also boast this recognition from the market”, asserts Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of Klabin.

The selected companies represent 18 sectors and have a total market value of R$ 1.14 trillion, equivalent to 47.16% of the total value of companies with shares traded on the stock exchange up till the 26th of November 2013. They are chosen based on criteria established by EAESP-FGV (Business Administration School of São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation).

About the ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index)

The ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) was created in December of 2005 by the Stock Exchange and seeks to make a comprehensive appraisal of the many different aspects of sustainability. Its goals are to serve as a catalyst of good practices in the Brazilian corporate environment and to be a benchmark for socially responsible investment.
The Council of ISE is presided over by BM&FBOVESPA and by market associations.About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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

Máquina Public Relations
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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28/11/2013
Klabin and Environmental Police celebrate graduation of the 2nd Class of Environmental Guards in Correia Pinto

After participating in the course given by the Environmental Military Police of Santa Catarina, students take part in a two-day camp

Klabin supports the training by the Environmental Guards Program, given in conjunction with the Environmental Military Police of Santa Catarina. The goal of the program is to get the students to disseminate concepts of environmental preservation, helping the community and acting as ecological custodians. Present at the event, held at Correia Pinto’s Events Center on the 27th of November, were representatives from Klabin and authorities from City Hall and the Environmental Police.

The graduates, students from the system of public and private schools, received 180 hours of classes given by the Environmental Military Police on environmental preservation, pollution - of the air, water and soil – and recycling and they learned in practice how to look after nature. At the end of the course, they took part in a two-day camp. During this activity, they were given day and night classes to stimulate their senses – hearing, sight, smell and touch – teamwork, leadership and also instructions on first aid and on fire prevention by the Fire Brigade.

The Environmental Guards Program is an initiative of the Environmental Military Police and the result of important partnerships with City Hall, through its Municipal Secretary of Education, and Klabin and over 490 adolescents from the mountain region of Santa Catarina have been benefited by it.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. 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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Máquina Public Relations

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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27/11/2013
Klabin donates bus adapted for the APAE of Lages

The donation is part of a series of social investments which Klabin is making in the towns where it operates

Klabin made a donation this Wednesday afternoon, 27/11, of a bus specially adapted to transport children with special needs (mentally or physically handicapped) to the Association of Parents and Friends of Those with Special Needs (APAE).

The vehicle was handed over at the association’s head offices, in the presence of Klabin’s People and Management Coordinator at Klabin’s Lages I and II Plants, Rita de Cassia Assunção, of the company’s Product Development Manager, Aluisio Ramos Guedes, of the President of APAE in Lages, Leoclides Manfredi and of the director of APAE, Vera Silveira da Silva.

The bus was completely adapted to comply with the norms of ABNT and is equipped with every item to ensure the passengers’ comfort and safety. Among the principal differentials are an extendable access ramp and an elevator platform which assist getting into the vehicle and a transfer chair to move the handicapped person to his final seat.

The donation is part of a series of social investments which Klabin is making in the towns where it operates and is supported by the BNDES (National Bank of Social and Economic Development (BNDES).

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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

Máquina Public Relations

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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21/11/2013
Klabin holds “VI Cultural Exhibition of Klabin’s Passo Certo Program” at the Casa da Cultura

Event, which will be open to the public, will be held on the 28th of November, at 8pm

Klabin will hold the VI edition of the Cultural Exhibition of Klabin’s Passo Certo Program, on the 28th of November at 8pm at the Casa da Cultura. The event will include presentations of contemporary dance and capoeira by the children and adolescents, members of the Program. This year’s theme will be a journey through Broadway, with dances and styles which have marked decades of the most famous musical show circuit in the world.

The purpose of the presentation, which will be open to the public with free admission, is to show the results of activities performed during the year by the participants in Klabin’s Passo Certo Program to their relatives and to the local community. There will also be a special participation by Klabin’s Singing Girls.

Created in 2008, the Passo Certo Program consists of contemporary dance and capoeira activities for children of Klabin employees, with ages between 6 and 17 years, and is designed to promote artistic expression and appreciation for Culture and Art, and it also provides participants with autonomy, teamwork, re-establishing and strengthening self-esteem, and thus contributing to the cognitive, emotional and social development of the students.

Agenda:
VI Cultural Exhibition of Klabin’s Passo Certo Program
Date: 28th of November 2013 (Thursday)
Time: at 8pm
Location: Casa da Cultura
Free admission

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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

Máquina Public Relations
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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18/11/2013
Klabin and City Hall are promoting the 3rd Environmental Exhibition of the Caiubi Program

Open to the public, the admission-free event will put works on display

Klabin is holding the 3rd Environmental Exhibition of the Caiubi Program, in conjunction with Telemaco Borba City Hall, through the Municipal Secretary of Education, on the 19th of November. The event will take place in the town’s Bus Terminal, from 8.30am to 4pm, and is designed to promote a meeting of the CMEI and schools from the municipal school system which participated in this project during 2013.

The exhibition, open to the community and with free admission, includes works produced throughout the year by the activities of the Caiubi Program. Each school will be represented by two teachers and four students, who will present the activities of their groups.

The Caiubi Program was started by Klabin in 2001, with the intention of divulging concepts of ecological awareness among the students and teachers from communities where it operates. In partnership with Telemaco Borba’s Municipal Secretary of Education, this project has benefited over 240 thousand students and 10 thousand teachers in almost 800 schools from the region.

Agenda:
3rd Environmental Exhibit of the Caiubi Program
Date: 19th of November 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: from 8.30am to 4pm
Location: Telemaco Borba Bus Terminal - Rua Cacildo Batista de Arpelau
Admission free

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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

Máquina Public Relations
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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11/11/2013
Klabin is included in WWF’s Environmental Performance Report for the first time

The company is highlighted in the survey which selected 25 companies from the global pulp and paper sector

Klabin, the biggest packaging paper manufacturer and exporter in Brazil, is included for the first time in the EPCI (Environmental Paper Company Index) Report, published annually by the WWF. The company recorded an excellent performance in the survey, and achieved a 74.5% approval level. The report appraised the performance of 25 companies from the pulp and paper sector worldwide.

The WWF appraisal analyzed aspects such as the company’s influence on forest ecosystems in the extraction of fiber, gas emissions and water pollution during the production process and the Environmental Management System. Acknowledged as one of the major organizations in global conservation, the WWF is to be found in 100 countries and its supporters number over 5 million.

Klabin’s results are proof of its ongoing concern and endeavor to reduce the environmental impacts of its operations. The goal of the company’s administration, which is focused on sustainable development, is to grow in an integrated manner, in a combination of profitability, social development and environmental commitment.

In 2012, approximately 80% of Klabin’s energy matrix originated from natural, renewable resources – black liquor, biomass, and hydro power. The company invested in the adoption of clean sources to generate energy, which led to a reduction of 61% in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and lowered the consumption of fuel oil in the last five years by approximately 57,000 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. 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

Máquina Public Relations
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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01/11/2013
Klabin participates in the National Science and Technology Week in Guapimirim

The company attended over 1,000 students from public and private schools and showed visitors how Klabin works and that it is present in everyone’s day-to-day

Klabin, the biggest packaging paper manufacturer and exporter in Brazil, participated in the 4th National Science and Technology Week in Guapimirim, in Rio de Janeiro.

At its booth, the company attended over 1,000 students from public and private schools in the town and municipalities in the region. To show visitors how Klabin works and that it is present in everyone’s day-to-day, a kit with an educational pamphlet was distributed and company employees explained the technological process of recycling paper, performed by the company’s industrial plant in the town.

Among the event’s attractions, the highlights were the planetarium exhibition and various educative activities for the preservation of the environment.

The National Science and Technology Week is an event promoted by the Municipal Secretary of Education of Guapimirim.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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

Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura - 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza - 11 3147 7921 – tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com

 

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24/10/2013
Ballet dancer from Klabin’s Passo Certo Program is approved at dance audition in Curitiba

Thamiris Schroeder, 16 years old, is going to participate with jazz and contemporary dance styles in the youth group from the Eliane Fetzer Dance Center

A member of Klabin’s Passo Certo Program, 16 year-old Thamiris Schroeder was selected to join the Eliane Fetzer Dance Company at an audition held at the end of September in Curitiba.

Thamiris is participating with jazz and contemporary dance styles in the youth group from the Eliane Fetzer Dance Center, which is acknowledged nationally for having won awards at a number of festivals throughout Brazil.

Having been a participant of the program since its beginning in 2008, Thamiris has had a variety of experiences such as group presentations, duets, workshops, exhibitions and other dance-related events not only in Telemaco Borba but also in Ponta Grossa, Curitiba, Lages (SC) and São Paulo. “It was my first audition and I was delighted to have passed. My dream is to make ballet dancing my career”, she comments. Thamiris is the first ballet dancer, since the start of the project, to take up a professional career in dance.

The Passo Certo Program consists of Contemporary Dance and Capoeira activities for children and adolescents, from 6 to 17 years old, the sons and daughters of employees and its main objective is artistic self-expression and the appreciation of Culture and Art.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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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Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura - 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza - 11 3147 7921 – tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com

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21/10/2013
Klabin, Apremavi and Udesc offer guidance on the adequacy and certification of forest management in small properties

With nearly 200 participants, the program of the 9th Legal Woods Seminar targeted dissemination of sustainable practices among small properties in the Serrano Plateau and the Valley of Itajai

Held last Friday (18th), on the campus of the Center for Agro-Veterinary Sciences at the State University of Santa Catarina (CAV/UDESC), the 9th Legal Woods Seminar offered solutions in forest stewardship certification for small properties to rural farmers, union members, students, the community and members of entities from the forestry sector. Nearly 200 people participated in the event, which included lectures on the environmental adequacy of small properties and legalizing forestry enterprises. The case of ASPEX (Association of Producers from the Extreme South of Bahia), which is comprised of a group of small farmers who won important forest certifications in an unprecedented manner, was also presented.

The Legal Woods Program is a partnership between Klabin and Apremavi (Association for the Preservation of the Environment and Life),the purpose of which is to plan rural property so that it complies with the environmental legislation and also recuperate and conserve areas of permanent preservation with the help of the Forestry Incentives Program developed by Klabin.

The Legal Woods Program is a pioneer in the sector and is run in the States of Santa Catarina and Parana.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags 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 bags).

Sustainable Development guides the management of the company, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. 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

Máquina Public Relations
Carlos Moura - 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza - 11 3147 7921 – tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com

 

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