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16/10/2013
Klabin presents packaging for coffee beans at Encafé

The company is participating for the first time in this event, which takes place between the 16th and 20th of October, and is displaying its first product designed for the segment

Klabin, Brazil´s biggest manufacturer and exporter of packaging paper, is displaying during the 21st Encafé – National Meeting of the Coffee Industry – its packaging solution for green coffee beans. The company has a booth for the first time at this event, which takes place from the 16th to the 20th of October in the Sofitel Jequitimar Hotel in Guaruja on the São Paulo coast and it will take the opportunity while exhibiting its product to clarify any doubts about its usage and adaptation in the production process.

Produced at the Lages Plant, in Santa Catarina, the packaging is manufactured from high strength paper and can be printed in up to eight colors. With a capacity for 30 kilos of beans, the filling of the sack seals the product, ensuring an efficient, hermetic closure. Another important property of the product is its storage, since the sacks can be arranged in an organized , safe manner, optimizing both space in the storage area and also transportation of the goods.

The company´s representatives will be on hand at the booth to give visitors information about introducing the usage of the industrial sack to the green coffee segment, as well as demonstrating how it works. Klabin´s packaging is environmentally friendly, since it is biodegradable, recyclable, and made of raw materials coming from planted forests.

Technical specifications

Type of product: Glued Valve Sack with internal sleeve.

Composition: Three plies of high consistency, extensible natural kraft paper.

Capacity: Contains 30 kg of green coffee.

Sealing: Done by filling the sack.

Printing: Up to 8 colors.

Benefits: Enables automation of the sack-filling and palletization line, rationalizing both storage and transportation.

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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15/10/2013
Klabin participates in the XX International Wheat Congress

Between the 20th and 22nd of October the company is taking part in the Congress which brings companies from the segment together and is exhibiting its line of industrial sacks

Klabin, Brazil´s biggest manufacturer and exporter of packaging paper, will be one of the exhibitors at the XX International Wheat Congress, an event promoted by ABITRIGO (Brazilian Association of the Wheat Industry), which is being held between the 20th and 22nd of October at the Transamerica Hotel on Comandatuba Island, in Bahia. At its booth, the company will be displaying its line of industrial bags designed for the food sector.

At the stand, visitors will be able to get to know and clarify any doubts about the models of Klabin´s industrial bags for wheat flour and cocoa in powder form. The product for the wheat flour segment, which has grown by 88% since it was launched in 2009, is manufactured at the plants in Goiana and Lages and in Argentina. One of its properties is the ultrasonically-welded valve which is tamper-proof and needs no glue or heat for closure. Manufactured with high-strength paper and flexo-printed in up to eight colors, the sacks bring added value to the product and provide improved brand exposure at the point of sale.

Klabin´s packaging is environmentally friendly, since it is biodegradable, recyclable, and made of raw materials coming from planted forests.

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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04/10/2013
Klabin participates in the 46th International Congress and Exhibition of Pulp and Paper

Company is presenting its three business areas at event between the 8th and 10th of October, in São Paulo

Brazil’s biggest manufacturer and exporter of paper, Klabin will be one of the exhibitors at the 46th International Congress and Exhibition of Pulp and Paper, considered to be the biggest Latin American meeting of the sector and which will include the issue of “Clean Technologies and Eco-efficiency”. The company will be presenting its three business areas at the event, thus emphasizing its contribution, throughout its 114-year history, to the development of the pulp and paper sector in Brazil. The Congress, which is promoted by the ABTCP (Brazilian Technical Association of Pulp and Paper), is being held between the 8th and 10th of October at the Transamerica Hotel in São Paulo.

Visitors will be able to get to know Klabin products. The company, which has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs.

Klabin’s packaging is environmentally correct, because it is biodegradable, recyclable and produced with raw materials originating from planted forests.

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
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

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16/09/2013
Klabin holds a bicycle tour in Lages

Over 150 people took part in the event, which involved company employees, their families and friends

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest packaging paper manufacturer and exporter, held a bicycle tour last Saturday 14th of September in Lages. There were over 150 people at the event, which involved company employees, their families and friends. Organized by the division of People & Management, the purpose of the activity was to provide moments of leisure for the employees and their families with a sporting activity.

With a three kilometer route in the municipality of Lages – from the Serrano Tennis Club (Av. Dom Pedro II) to the SESI headquarters (Avenida Luiz de Camões) –, the excursion also distributed gifts to the oldest cyclist, the best dressed one; and the cyclist with the most original fancy dress. In addition, three bicycles were raffled off.

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
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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05/09/2013
Klabin donates ambulance to Municipal Hospital of Correia Pinto

The vehicle was delivered at the site of the hospital itself, and the ambulance will be used to serve the community

Klabin made a donation this Thursday the 5th of an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) ambulance to the Municipal Hospital Foundation of Correia Pinto. Delivery of the vehicle was made at the site of the hospital itself and was accompanied by Klabin’s Industrial Director in Santa Catarina, Sadi Carlos de Oliveira, and the mayor of Correia Pinto, Vanio Forster, as well as the hospital’s administrative director, Beatriz Mesquita.

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

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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Carlos Moura - 11 3147 7453 – carlos.moura@grupomaquina.com
Tatiana Souza - 11 3147 7921 – tatiana.souza@grupomaquina.com
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

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05/09/2013
Klabin participates in book launched at the 5th Brazilian Congress of Innovation of the CNI

Company participates, along with 21 other large companies, in the first book produced by the National Confederation of Industry

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest manufacturer and exporter of packaging paper, is participating, together with 21 other large companies in the first book produced by the CNI (National Confederation of Industry), launched during the 5th Brazilian Congress of Innovation in Industry. The publication, elaborated in conjunction with MEI (Corporate Movement for Innovation) is a compilation of the methodologies encountered by the companies, the principal bottlenecks faced, the lessons learned from the process and the benefits of innovation for business and for the consumer.

Klabin is participating in the book with the case on the development of corrugated boxes for the export of fresh fruit. The product meets both the sanitary pre-requisites for export and the technical requirements, and has a differentiated design. Produced at the company’s Goiana Plant, in Pernambuco, the packaging presents features which help to make it competitive, such as a reduction in the consumption of electrical energy, due to faster refrigeration of the fruit; increase in useful space and high strength, which maintains the product intact throughout transportation up to the end consumer.

Another important feature of the product is how it helps small producers to get into the export chain of Brazilian fruit, since these boxes can be assembled and filled manually.

The book is a compilation of 22 cases of innovation of the selected companies and was handed out to participants of the 5th Brazilian Congress of Innovation of the CNI.

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
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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23/08/2013
Decolar Project chooses the name for its mascot

The winning name was Dumonzinho, in honor of Santos Dumont, one of history’s great aviators

Klabin held a ceremony last week to present a certificate to the student who won the contest to name the Decolar Project’s mascot. The winning name was Dumonzinho, suggested by Wellinton Bueno Antunes, a fifth-year student at the São Silvestre Municipal School, in honor of Santos Dumont, one of history’s greatest aviators.

Wellinton received the certificate from the Manager for Support and Services of the Monte Alegre Plant, Maria de Lourdes Araujo, and from the Municipal Secretary of Education, Celso Augusto Souza de Oliveira, at an event held at the town airport. Wellinton also won a guided visit to the airport, together with his family.

The purpose of the Decolar Project, which is run by Klabin with support from the Municipal Secretary of Education of Telemaco Borba, the Army and the Military Police, is to disseminate a culture of safety throughout the neighborhoods close to the town’s airport, helping to protect people who live in the surrounding areas and contributing to conservation of the area. Participating in this project are children between 7 and 10 years old, who are known as “pilots”: in the classroom, they learn about safe behavior in the areas close to the airport and start to multiply this information among their families and people of the community. To encourage them, the students take part in an ongoing contest and the school which scores the most points will win a party at the end of the year.

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
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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15/08/2013
Klabin inaugurates expansion in Pernambuco

With an investment of over R$ 400 million, the company will raise its production capacity at the Goiana Plant

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest manufacturer and exporter of packaging paper, industrial bags and corrugated boxes, inaugurated this week an expansion of its plant in Goiana (PE), 70km from Recife. The total investment of more than R$ 400 million is part of Klabin’s growth project and is confirmation of the importance of the Northeast Region to the company.

In this town since 1973, Klabin is carrying out this expansion in order to meet the demand of customers in the region, which has shown significant growth in the company’s areas of business. “The Northeast market has accompanied the evolution of consumption in sectors such as industrialized foods, fruits and civil construction. This scenario of increased demand as well as the growth in economic importance of the Northeast have led to this decision to invest which, we are convinced, will also help to boost the region’s economy”, declares Paulo Petterle, Klabin’s director of operations.

The expansion will include an increase of the corrugated box plant, doubling its production capacity to the level of 146 thousand tons/year, with the installation of new corrugators and printers. Furthermore, the plant will also undergo works to improve its manufacturing infrastructure. Investment in this business will be to the order of R$ 62.4 million.
The production capacity of industrial bags at the Goiana Plant will be doubled in this first phase from the current 7 million sacks/month to 14 million a month. By the end of 2014, the plant is expected to be producing 20 million sacks/month. In total, the investments is this area will come to R$ 32.3 million.

To conclude the current expansion cycle, in 2014 the Goiana Plant will become the biggest corrugated box plant in Latin America, with the installation of a new recycled paper machine. This investment, to the amount of R$ 315 million, will hike the current production capacity from 50 thousand tons/year to 160 thousand tons/year and will furnish the raw material for corrugated box production.

Eduardo Campos, Governor of Pernambuco State, and Fabio Schvartsman, CEO of Klabin, compliment each other after unveiling the Cornerstone for the expansion of Klabin’s Goiana Plant, watched by Armando Klabin, member of the company’s Board of Administration.

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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23/07/2013
Caiubi Program brings recycling workshop to Otacilio Costa

22nd edition of the Program, which has been offered to 885 teachers since 2007, is designed to help in teacher-training

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest manufacturer and exporter of packaging paper, in conjunction with UDESC (University of the State of Santa Catarina), the Environmental Police, APREMAVI (Association for the Preservation of the Environment and Life), Blumeterra and with support from the Townhalls of Palmeira and Bocaina do Sul, is holding the 22nd Edition of the Caiubi Program. This edition will be held in Otacilio Costa, between the 24th and 25th of July and will benefit about 60 teachers from Bocaina do Sul.

New to this edition are the pedagogical workshop, given by Sueli Paim a teacher from the town of Palmeira who will use recycled materials, and also a visit to the sanitary landfill of the company Blumeterra.

In addition to these activities, participants will attend lectures, have practical activities of environmental awareness and will be given guidance on fauna, flora, sustainability and forest management. The teachers will have the opportunity to get to know the Legal Woods Program, run by Klabin in partnership with APREMAVI, which advises small and medium-sized farmers on the most efficient ways to make use of their land. The Environmental Police will also contribute with a lecture and fun activities involving environmental education.

This edition will also include a talk “The future depends on us”, given by forestry engineer Vilmar Picinatto, from UDESC (University of the State of Santa Catarina). He will talk about how practicing environmental citizenship contributes to the healthy development of the planet.

The goal of the program is for these teachers to multiply this knowledge, after training, with students in the public school system and to begin developing related projects, which contribute to the content of the school curriculum.

Caiubi Program
Klabin started the Caiubi Program in Parana in 2001, in order to disseminate ecological awareness concepts among the teachers from communities in which it operates. In partnership with the Municipal Secretary of Education of Telemaco Borba and the Regional Nucleus of Education, the project has already brought benefits to nearly 160 thousand students and 3 thousand teachers in 500 schools in the region.

The project has been running in Santa Catarina on the other hand since 2007 and is promoted by the Secretaries of Education. Since its creation, the program has benefited over 885 teachers from 300 schools and 100 thousand students.

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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19/07/2013
Klabin’s unprecedented certification in the Brazilian pulp and paper sector helps to emphasize safety in packaging

Recommendation for FSSC 22000 certification testifies to its capacity to serve the food industry and enables it to expand activities in other markets

Klabin is the first company from the pulp and paper sector in Brazil to be granted FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification 22000) certification, one of the most advanced norms used to ensure the origin of packaging paper for food.

This new certification should help to increase the company’s market niches. According to Flavio Deganutti, Quality Manager of the Monte Alegre Plant, FSSC 22000 qualifies Klabin to expand its activities in packaging markets which need protection from contamination. “This certification should benefit Klabin in other equally demanding sectors. Anyone who guarantees safety in packaging used for products which reach consumers’ tables can also offer top quality to manufacturers of sensitive items”, he states.

As the biggest manufacturer and exporter of packaging paper in Brazil, Klabin has had NBR ISO 22000 (Food Safety Management System) since 2007, a certification which establishes requirements to identify and eliminate any physical, chemical or biological hazard capable of jeopardizing the safety of food packaged with paper manufactured by the company. FSSC 22000 was created based on ISO 22000, complementing it by clearly specifying the prerequisites needed to produce packages which ensure safety for the health of the end consumer.

The prerequisites of this new certification ensure the cleanliness and organization of the manufacturing area; the quality control of the water and air which come into contact with the product; control of pests and vectors in the manufacturing environment; and the control of access to the Plants. On adhering to FSSC 22000, the company concomitantly emphasizes the need for its suppliers to meet these same prerequisites.

According to Deganutti, the plant acted quickly to meet the requirements of certification and will continue to make the necessary improvements to guarantee the safety of the packaging produced. He explains that, for approximately six months, the company prepared its employees and installations for certification, which was carried out by Bureau Veritas. This speedy adaptation is a reflection of Klabin’s ongoing investments in good practices in standardizing its industrial processes.

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
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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01/07/2013
Klabin publishes 2012 Sustainability Report

For the first time, the company is presenting its annual report in an online version, making access to information easier

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest packaging paper manufacturer and exporter, is publishing its sustainability report for 2012. For the first time, the company is presenting the complete version of the report in only a digital format. With interactive navigation, the new version makes the search for information easy and access to the available contents quick and straightforward.

One of the highlights of the report is the reduction of over 60% in the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) by the company in comparison with eight years ago. In 2012, emissions avoided by the company totaled more than 3.1 thousand tons of CO² eq (international measure to express the quantity of greenhouse gases), which are equivalent to 22 thousand planted trees in a reforestation project of 30 years’ duration.
Among the principal actions taken in the quest to lower emissions, Klabin raised consumption of electrical power obtained from clean, renewable sources, such as solar and eolic and, for steam generation it also started to use natural gas instead of fuel oil, a change which reduced CO² emissions by 26% per unit of the company’s energy.

The report also underscores the increase in Klabin’s rates of reuse of hydric resources. In 2012, the company re-utilized 33% of all the water consumed in its production activities, equivalent to over 4 million water tanks of 5 thousand liter capacity. This amount is the result of programs which were developed to recycle and reuse water in irrigation and put into practice by Klabin, proof of the company’s concern with preservation and rational use of the hydrographic basins.

During the period, the company also worked to ensure the preservation of its native woodlands. Today, 90 hectares of native woodlands are preserved for every 100 hectares of Klabin’s planted forests. Last year the company identified, in its forests, over 1.4 thousand species of animals and 2 thousand of plants, of which 890 and 122 respectively are endangered, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). The company is also responsible for drawing up a Stewardship Plan every year for its forestry units, which makes it possible to integrate pine and eucalyptus plantations with native areas, in such a way that impacts are reduced and sustainable use of the forest is enhanced.

The report also contains information on Klabin’s economic-financial performance which, last year, enjoyed the best year in its history, achieving a record EBITDA of R$ 1.4 billion.

The company’s commitment to and practices of sustainability have matured as well during this period: besides the Sustainability Committee, consisting of the directors and one external member, Klabin has introduced a specific area of Sustainability Management. And lastly, among the many voluntary commitments taken up and maintained by the company, the report draws attention to a blend of engagement and adherence in its corporate actions and the guidelines of the UN Global Compact, of which the company has been a signatory since 2000.

These and other initiatives involving Klabin’s sustainable actions are available in the company’s 2012 Sustainability Report, which is accessible on the website www.klabin.com.br.

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
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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18/06/2013
Klabin gives a fire-fighting course for members of fire brigades

Fire-fighting course happend in Klabin

Klabin wishes to inform that it will be giving courses to train and retrain the members of the fire brigades, addressed to company employees, on July 18th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 30th and on August 1st, 5th and 12th. During this period, there will be smoke emissions, which will dissipate rapidly in the air, as a result of burning a non-toxic substance (turpentine) that is used for this kind of training.

Klabin points out that all the norms of safety and environment are applied when conducting the training and retraining courses for firefighters.

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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13/06/2013
General Shutdown at the Otacilio Costa Plant ends next week

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

On the coming 19th and 20th of the month, Klabin’s Otacilio Costa Plant begins the process of starting up mill equipment, which was down for maintenance during the General Shutdown. As a result of this, the community of Otacilio Costa, principally in the areas close to the mill, may notice variations in odors and noise, coming from the Plant. Klabin would like to stress that these alterations offer no risk to people or the environment and that all safety and environmental norms are duly applied during both maintenance and start-up of the equipment.

The General Shutdown, which will terminate on the 20th of June, is an annual procedure when paper production is interrupted to perform maintenance, intended to guarantee the quality and safety of the production process.

For 10 days, a number of different activities are performed, such as inspections of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and production process controls.

As of this year, Klabin will have an exclusive channel available to attend the community which will be functioning 24 hours a day. In case of doubts concerning the environment, the community can use the telephone number 0800 728 0607.

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
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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05/06/2013
Klabin holds General Shutdown at Otacilio Costa Plant

This activity is intended to guarantee the proper functioning of the mill

Between the 11th and 20th of June, Klabin’s Otacilio Costa Plant (SC) will be holding its Annual General Shutdown, a compulsory procedure which consists of interrupting paper production and is intended to ensure that all the necessary maintenance for the proper functioning of the mill is carried out with quality and in safety. This is a common procedure in the pulp and paper sector and occurs every year in the company’s plants.

During these ten days, about 50 contracted companies and 1,400 temporary workers will be involved in the General Shutdown. Among the principal activities programmed are inspections of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and production process controls. This amount of temporary workers requires logistics and infrastructure, involving transportation, lodgings and meals among other items which drive and boost the economy of the town of Otacilio Costa and the region. There are other additional benefits, such as the taxes generated for the municipality and extra movement in hotels, bars, restaurants and stores, as well as the services to assist the workers’ stay in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, variations in odors and noise coming from the mill – especially on the 11th and 12th, at the beginning of the Shutdown, and on the 19th and the 20th, as machines start operating again – may be noticed by the community. It is important to note that these alterations cause no harm to people’s health nor to the environment.

As of this year, Klabin will have an exclusive channel available to attend the community which will function 24 hours a day. In the case of doubts concerning the environment, the community can get in touch with the company via the telephone number 0800 728 0607.

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
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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17/05/2013
General Shutdown at the Monte Alegre Plant ends next week

With operations starting up, people may notice variations in odors and noises

Klabin’s Monte Alegre Plant on the coming 21st and 22nd will begin start-up procedures of the mill’s plants which were down for maintenance during the General Shutdown. As a result, the community of Telemaco Borba, principally in the areas close to the mill and the Tibagi River, may notice variations in odors and noises coming from the Plant. Klabin wishes to point out that these alterations present no risk to people or the environment and that all the norms of safety and environment are being observed during both the maintenance procedures and also the start-up of machines

The General Shutdown, which will terminate on the 23rd of May, is an annual procedure during which paper production is interrupted to carry out maintenance, in order to ensure the quality and safety of the production process.

For 11 days, various activities were performed, such as inspections in boilers, digestors, power generation and distribution systems and control systems of the production process.

In the case of doubts concerning the environment, the community can get in touch with the company via the e-mail faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br or the 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. 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
André Mascarenhas - 11 3147 7391 – andre.mascarenhas@grupomaquina.com

 

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