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29/07/2014
Klabin promotes initiative to raise drivers’ awareness, affecting 180 Santa Catarina professionals

The professionals who passed through the company’s plants in Lages, Otacilio Costa, Correia Pinto and Itajai could get tips on highway safety and perform medical exams

Santa Catarina, 29th of July 2014 - Klabin ran simultaneous actions in four Santa Catarina towns, on
Friday (25/7), in commemoration of Drivers’ Day. All the professional drivers who passed through the company’s plants in Lages, Otacilio Costa, Correia Pinto e Itajai could get tips on highway safety and perform medical exams. In all, Klabin affected about 180 drivers.

In Lages, in conjunction with the Municipal Secretary of Health, Klabin provided a number of medical professionals – such as dentists, nurses, physical education teachers and nutritionists – to give advice and medical check-ups for the drivers. Guidance was also offered on food, dental hygiene, traffic accidents, STD’s and staying healthy and avoiding health problems.

In Correia Pinto and Otacilio Costa, the drivers also got guidance on health and diet. In conjunction with SESI, these professionals were able to check body fat ratios and measure blood pressure.

In Itajai, in addition to the work raising awareness, Klabin supported the festival of São Cristovão, patron saint of all drivers. The company made a donation of paper to line the tables for the event and gave out over 60 waste bins.

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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29/07/2014
Klabin participates in the 6th edition of EXPOGESSO

In order to strengthen bonds with its partners in the segment, Klabin is taking part in the event for the sixth time running

Trindade (PE), 29th of July 2014 - Klabin, Brazil’s biggest packaging paper manufacturer and exporter, is taking part in the 6th edition of EXPOGESSO - Exhibition and International Fair of the Gypsum Industry -, run by SINDUSGESSO -Union of Gypsum Industries of the State of Pernambuco-, in conjunction with the Town Hall of Trindade, Sebrae and Assogesso - Association of Gypsum Producers- from the Gypsum Hub of Araripe, in Pernambuco. This is the sixth year in a row that Klabin is participating in the event as an exhibitor, always striving to build on its relationships with customers from the segment. The fair, which takes place between the 31st of July and the 2nd of August in the town of Trindade (PE), brings together suppliers, producers and potential buyers of the gypsum industry.

At Klabin’s stand, visitors can get familiar with the industrial sacks manufactured by the company, clarify any technical doubts and get to know more about the installation of packaging systems in factories. Klabin’s packaging is environmentally correct, since it is 100% biodegradable, recyclable and produced from raw material coming from 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

Máquina Public Relations
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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24/07/2014
Fire Brigade of Ponta Grossa trains at Klabin in Monte Alegre

Approximately 30 firemen from the graduation course of Ponta Grossa will be training in Monte Alegre on the Fire Brigade’s instruction field

Telemaco Borba, July 8th 2014 - Klabin wishes to inform that on the 9th of July, between 8am and 5.30pm, approximately 30 firemen from the graduation course of Ponta Grossa will be training in Monte Alegre on the Fire Brigade’s instruction field. During this period there will be emissions of black smoke from burning a non-toxic, and consequently harmless substance (turpentine), which is used in this kind of training and which will quickly dissipate in the air.
Klabin would like to affirm that all safety and environmental norms will be observed during the firemen’s graduation course.

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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11/07/2014
Correia Pinto and Ponte Alta hosted the 23th edition of the Caiubi Program

The action helps to prepare teachers, by promoting training and environmental awareness;since 2007 the project has already reached almost 1000 teachers

Correia Pinto, July 10th 2014 – Klabin heldthe 23rd Edition of the Caiubi Programin conjunction withUDESC (Federal University of Santa Catarina), the Environmental Police, APREMAVI (Association for the Preservation of the Environment and Life) and the secretaries of education of Correia Pinto and Ponte Alta. The goal of the project is to contribute to environmental awareness by training teachers from the region. This edition was held at Klabin’s Correia Pinto Plant between the 9th and 10th of July and benefited 50 teachers from towns in the region. The purpose of the project is, after training, for teachers to become multipliers of their acquired knowledge with the students of the public school system.

Over the two days, the participants attended lectures and practical activities of environmental awareness and also received guidance on fauna, flora, sustainability and forest stewardship. The Environmental Police contributed with a lecture and fun activities of environmental education. There were also opportunities to get to know the Legal Woods Program, run by Klabin in partnership with APREMAVI, which advises small and medium-sized farmers on how to make the most efficient use of their lands, so that they become more profitable and also preserve their ecosystems.

This edition included two lectures which are worthy of special note: The future depends on us, given by forestry engineer Vilmar Picinatto – UDESC (University of the State of Santa Catarina), who spoke about how practicing environmental citizenship contributes to the healthy development of the planet. And the second one was The Right Way, given by Klabin’s safety team, which was aimed at raising the awareness of safety aspects in transport to the schools of the region.

The Caiubi Program
Klabin started the Caiubi Program in Parana in 2001, in order to disseminate the concepts of ecological awareness among teachers in the communities where it was operating. In a partnership with the Municipal Secretary of Education of Telemaco Borba and the Regional Nucleus of Education, the project has already benefited almost 160 thousand students and 3 thousand teachers in 500 schools, in the region. In Santa Catarina, on the other hand, the project began in 2007 and is promoted in conjunction with Secretaries of Education. Since it was first established, it has benefited almost 1,000 teachers from 300 schools and over 100 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.

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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30/06/2014
Klabin publishes 2013 Sustainability Report

In its 15th edition, the report proposes to expand dialogue with its many stakeholders

São Paulo, 30th of June 2014 – Klabin is publishing its 2013 Sustainability Report to divulge its progress, to point out those aspects which still need attention and, most of all, to expand its dialogue with its different stakeholders. The period was marked by important decisions for the company, which allowed it to consolidate conditions for the biggest growth in the history of the company, which turns 115 years old this year.

Among the highlights of the report is the Puma Project, a new pulp mill under construction in the town of Ortigueira (PR). Forecast to come on stream in 2016, the mill will be responsible for the production of 1.1 million tons of hardwood pulp and 400 thousand tons of softwood pulp, which can be converted into fluff pulp and sent to produce items such as diapers and feminine absorbents.

The publication also cites Klabin’s actions focused on combatting child labor and that analogous to slavery, on the eradication of discriminatory practices and harassment, on appreciation of diversity and on the definition of guidelines and goals to counter climate change. The report furthermore provides information on the company’s economic-financial performance, which last year posted its best year ever, with a record EBITDA of R$ 1.5 billion.

These and other initiatives regarding Klabin’s sustainable actions are available in the company’s 2013 Sustainability Report, prepared in compliance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-government organization and benchmark in the methodology of accountability to stakeholders of corporations throughout the world.

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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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:

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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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