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12/12/2017
Klabin inaugurates Services Ward at Chidren’s Hospital in Lages, Santa Catarina

With the ward, the hospital will serve around 6,000 children in the Serra Catarinense region per month

Santa Catarina, December 12, 2017 – The Children’s Hospital Seara do Bem in Lages, Santa Catarina inaugurated, in late November, the Klabin Services Block, built with the support from the company.The ward will help the hospital to serve every month around 6,000 children from the Serra Catarinense, Vale do Itajaí and western regions of the state of Santa Catarina.

The infrastructure includes laundry, storage, locker rooms, sewing room, cafeteria, a Nutrition and Diet Unit, a breast pumping room, an electrical substation, medical rooms, and a living room for employees.  The hospital is a reference in the state’s Serra Catarinense region and is essential for the cities adjacent to  Klabin’s Lages, Correia Pinto and Otacílio Costa Units.

Construction of the block was financed by Klabin through social investments and matching contributions by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) as part of the company’s Social Responsibility project, which includes initiatives for the development of the communities surrounding the mills.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by State Governor, Raimundo Colombo, Mayor of Lages, Antônio Ceron, representative of the Association of Friends of the Children’s Hospital Seara do Bem, Ulisses Andrade, and other local authorities and Klabin executives.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

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12/12/2017
Klabin included in Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of B3 for fifth straight year

The inclusion is the result of the company’s intensive efforts focused on its commitment to sustainable development

São Paulo, December 12, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter,the only company in the country to offer a one-stop solution in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags markets, has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) for the fifth consecutive year. The inclusion is the result of the company’s intensive efforts focused on its commitment to sustainable development.

The goal of the index is to create an investment environment that is compatible with the demands of sustainable development and to encourage ethical responsibility through good business practices of companies eligible for the index portfolio. To be included in the ISE, companies must stand out in good sustainability practices, which is verified through questionnaires and assessment of documentary evidence that attests to the quality of management and control of the issues addressed.

The prominent indicators of Klabin’s performance that resulted in its inclusion in the ISE portfolio include the high Quality of Management and Relationship and the Resolution of Client and Consumer Demands, the Commitment to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services as well as Fundamental Principles and Rights in Labor Relations, the Management of Adaptation to Climate Change, and its Engagement with Stakeholders.

The portfolio of the 13th edition of the index will be valid from January 2, 2018 through January 4, 2019, and includes 33 stocks of 30 companies. The choice of the component stocks is verified independently by KPMG using the methodology developed by the Business Administration School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), while ISE constantly monitors the index to ensure its standard is maintained. This year, 179 companies were invited and, for the first time, the ISE portal published the questionnaires completed by the 30 selected companies. 

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete de Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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11/12/2017
Students of Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira in Paraná pass out of the Young Green Force Project

Project is organized by Klabin in partnership with the Environmental Military Police Força Verde to raise awareness on the environment and preservation of natural resources

Paraná, December 11, 2017 - Active contact with nature made the daily activities of 54 students from public schools in TelêmacoBorbaand Ortigueira more conscientious, and the experience of planting seedlings of native species, discovering water springs and different concepts of biology, turned learning in practice a unique experience. The fauna, flora and biodiversity of the region were the topics covered in the Young Green Force Environmental Education Program, organized by Klabin in partnership with the Environmental Military Police Department and the Municipal Education Departments of the cities. On December 1, the company organized the graduation ceremony of the students, who received completion certificates and a special gift in recognition of their effort and dedication during the course of the program. 

In addition to the graduation ceremony, Luiz Gustavo Landmann and Etienne Renaut, soldiers and curators of the program, and representatives from Klabin, prepared a fun and sustainable experience for the students: at the start of the week, the kids traveled along the Guartelá Canyon trail in Tibagi to celebrate the end of the cycle.

During the program, which lasted a semester, students took part in fortnightly activities, with theoretical and practical classes on the importance of everyone's participation in environmental preservation, the biodiversity of Klabin's forest area, first aid, civic sense, morality and ethics. Students from the 4th and 5th grades of primary school institutions 31 de Março, Maria Emília, Dom Bosco and Péricles Pacheco da Silva in Telêmaco Borba and from Ernesto Soares dos Santos Municipal School in Vila Rural de Briolândia, Ortigueira, participated in the project.

The graduation ceremonies were held at the yard of the Escola Ernesto Soares dos Santos school in Briolândia and at the Carmen Yolanda Dalecio Auditorium in Telêmaco Borba. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Força Verde Environmental Police Department, Environment and Community Relations departments at Klabin’s, and the Department of Education of Telêmaco Borba, as well as parents, families and friends of the students. Everyone will remember this date with tremendous pride! More than 54 Guardians of Nature are joining the 292 who have already graduated since the launch of the program in 2007.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete de Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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07/12/2017
Klabin Officer elected "Finance Executive of the Year” by IBEF, São Paulo

Eduardo de Toledo received the “Troféu Equilibrista” award for outstanding work in 2017

São Paulo, December 7, 2017 – Klabin’s Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer, Eduardode Toledo, received on December 6th “Troféu Equilibrista 2017” for his outstanding work during the year. The “Finance Executive of the Year” award is given by the Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives of São Paulo (IBEF) and honors professionals from among its members that stood out in their work.

The institution nominates finance executives with careers spanning more than 10 years and who hold the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in large corporations. The winner received the “O Equilibrista” trophy, a bronze statue designed by sculptor Osni Branco, which represents the challenges inherent to the career and the skills required from professionals in this area.

Toledo holds bachelor’s degrees in Production Engineering and Economics, has participated in the International Executive Program of INSEAD and in the Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness program at the Columbia University. He worked at the Ultra Group as Statutory Officer of Ultrapar, and in the MSP Group as Director of Biopalma and Sertrading. Currently, in addition to serving as an officer at Klabin, he is a director and the coordinator of the Audit Committee at Odontoprev, and a director and member of the Audit Committee at Omega Geração.

At the event, held at Casa Charlô in São Paulo, Pedro Parente, CEO of Petrobras, Sandra Guerra, managing partner of Better Governance, and Eduardo Gouveia, CEO of Alelo, were also honored for outstanding work in 2017.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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07/12/2017
Klabin marks presence at Expo Ortigueira fair with a booth open to the community

Visitors can taste the food produced by farmers supported by the company and enjoy shows by local musicians

Paraná, December 7, 2017 – To celebrate the 65th anniversary of Ortigueira, Paraná and its developing partnership with the city, Klabin will be present at the Expo Ortigueira 2017 trade fair, which will be held between December 12 and 17 at the city’s Events Center. The company’s booth this year will be reminiscent of a house with complete rustic furniture to receive and interact with the local population, visitors to the fair and the rural producers supported by the company.

There, visitors can learn about the production process and the social and environmental projects implemented by Klabin in the city. Company employees will also be available to explain the Forest Development Program, which encourages the plantation of pine and eucalyptus in a section of the properties. Visitors can taste coffee and other food items produced by the farming families that are members of the Social Forests program, which aims at economically and socially strengthening medium-sized rural properties, and also enjoy shows by local musicians.

“We have been part of the city for a long time with forests and, more recently, with a large plant, in addition to several social projects. As such, it is only natural that we celebrate with the city this anniversary as well as the new social and economic phase being lived by the city,” said Uilson Paiva, Community Relations manager at Klabin.

Organized by the municipal government, Expo Ortigueira is free, with an agenda replete with activities and attractions such as professional rodeo, motocross, beauty contest, amusement park and food court. Among the artists who have confirmed their presence are Maiara & Maraisa, Leonardo, Luan Santana and Zé Neto & Cristiano.

Klabin in Ortigueira

Ortigueira is where Klabin has made the largest investment in its history - the Puma Unit - one of the world’s most modern pulp mills. The mill currently generates 1,400 direct and indirect jobs, considering both industrial and forestry operations, and contributes to the local community through social actions, vocational training programs and projects that contribute to the social and economic development of the region.

Inaugurated in June last year, the Puma Unit was planned according to global best sustainability practices and received investments of R$8.5 billion. It is the only mill in Brazil to produce bleached hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp at the same unit, besides being energy self-sufficient.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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06/12/2017
Klabin inaugurates Community Center in Campina dos Pupos

The community center was built in response to the community’s request during the participative consultation process of the Puma Project’s Social and Environmental Action Plan

Paraná, December 6, 2017 – Last Sunday (Dec. 3), Klabin inaugurated the São Sebastião Community Center in the rural community of Campina dos Pupos, Ortigueira.The community center was built in response to the community’s request during the participative consultation process of the Puma Project’s Social and Environmental Action Plan. The center has a spacious hall, kitchen, barbecue pit and bathrooms for free use by the 35 families living in the vicinity of the Puma Unit.The place may be used for parties, community meetings, church meetings and weddings.

“The community center is a dream of the local population that came true.The families of Campina dos Pupos participated in the entire process of planning the space and jointly defined with us the best design for the space in order to meet their needs.That is why, Klabin, as a member of the community, is proud to participate in this moment,” highlighted Marilu Mazurechen from the Community Relations department at Klabin.

To mark the opening of the new space, the company prepared an official inauguration ceremony for the families, who enjoyed lunch, live shows and a mass celebrated by the local parish priest.Practicing social responsibility with the focus on communities where it operates is part of Klabin’s Sustainability Policy.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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05/12/2017
Klabin’s Puma Unit hosts Annual Meeting of Recovery and Power Boiler Operators

Organized by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP), the event fostered the exchange of information among participants

Paraná, December 5, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, the only company in the country to offer solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags markets, hosted on November 29 and 30 the 14th Recovery Boiler Operators Meeting and the 1st Power Boiler Operators Meeting, organized by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP).Held at the Puma Unit, Klabin’s pulp mill that was inaugurated in the city of Ortigueira in Paraná last year, the event sought to foster the exchange of information among operators and showcase the latest technological innovations in recovery and power boilers, which burn the black liquor derived from the wood pulp cooking process and the biomass generated during the preparation of woodchips at the Wood Yard, respectively.

During the two-day event, activities related to the meetings were held in parallel.The recovery boiler operators discussed issues such as leaks and replacement of smelt spouts, a case study on the benefits of reducing viscosity in the processing and burning of black liquor, and best practices in the application and chemical control of water treatment in such boilers.They also discussed issues such as cleaning strategies using highly efficient flushing jets and systems for the treatment of ash from the recovery boiler at the Puma Unit, among others.

Power boiler operators also participated in discussions and lectures on issues inherent to their area, such as reducing clogs in power boiler biomass feeding system, maximizing boiler performance, contingency procedures in case of water contamination, increasing the reliability of the feeding water system for boilers, as well as a roundtable to discuss the issues covered during the day.

Also as part of the event, which is held once a year in pulp and paper companies, a get-together was held for the participants to celebrate the success of the meeting and the knowledge shared among professionals. On December 1, in the morning, Klabin took the participants on a visit to the Monte Alegre Unit in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, which produces kraftliner and paperboard for packaging.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, and the only company in the country offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete de Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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27/11/2017
Klabin receives “Leadership” rating in forests from CDP

CDP report highlights the company’s forestry best practices

São Paulo, November 27, 2017 – Klabin was recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the “Leadership” category in its annual “Forest” results, achieving the “A-” rating, which ratifies the company’s best practices in sustainable development and responsible forest management. CDP analyses and recognizes the efforts made by companies around the world to manage the environmental impacts of their operations, and attributed the “excellence” level to Klabin’s results, highlighting management actions to combat deforestation and to certify its forests and its supplier chain.

In the category "Water," Klabin remained in the "Management" level with a "B-" rating, which recognizes the company's efforts to measure its impacts and try to reduce them by establishing targets and implementing policies and strategic structures to adopt satisfactory measures. Under “Climate Change,” the company also qualified as “Management” in recognition of its good practices to manage risks related to climate change in its own and third-party operations.

Since 2006, Klabin has been participating in the global initiative of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which fosters dialogue between investors and companies that seek to minimize the environmental impacts of their business in light of climate change. In this period, in 2016 the company obtained its “Leadership” level rating in the annual results for Climate Change and Forests. In 2015, it was recognized for the Best Practice in Natural Capital Management and in the year prior to that, was selected as one of the companies that most encouraged good stewardship practices, which encompass controlling its impacts and actions through supplier engagement and the certification and traceability of its wood in order to ensure a value chain free of deforestation.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br   

 

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27/11/2017
Klabin is honored in Paraná Climate Seal’s Gold category

Certificate recognizes voluntary initiatives by companies regarding emissions and reduction of greenhouse gases

Curitiba, November 27, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil’s leading producer and exporter of packaging paper, and the only company in the country to offer solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, has received the Paraná Climate Seal in the Gold category for the third consecutive year. The seal recognizes the efforts made by companies that voluntarily prepare inventories of their greenhouse gas emissions and adopt measures to reduce them.

Instituted by the State Government of Paraná, the recognition stimulates the culture of publishing these documents by companies located in the state and, thus, encourages companies to reduce their emissions. The Gold Seal is given to companies whose inventories were audited by professionals or companies accredited by Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro) and by the State Department of Environment and Water Resources.

The awards ceremony, held this month at the Industry Campus of the Fiep System in Curitiba, recognized 26 companies. Participants included the state environment secretary Antônio Carlos Bonetti, the executive secretary of the Paraná Forum for Global Climate Change José Rubel, the president of Fiep Edson Luiz Campanholo and representatives of participating companies.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br   

 

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24/11/2017
Klabin’s Puma Unit is the first in the industry to obtain new ISO certifications

In less than two years of operation, the plant has obtained certifications that take four years, on average, to be obtained

Paraná, November 24, 2017 – The Puma Unit, Klabin’s pulp plant in Ortigueira, Paraná, is the first in Brazil’s pulp industry to obtain the integrated certification ISO 9001 and 14001 in the new versions (2015), as well as OHSAS 18001. Moreover, the company achieved the feat in record time, with less than two years from its startup, while the market average is four years.  

According to Sadi de Oliveira, Industrial Pulp Officer of Klabin, the company views the certifications as its responsibility towards its stakeholders. “Management of the company is entirely focused on sustainable development and that includes making sure that all of our operations are compliant with the market’s quality requirements in all aspects. This feat was achieved thanks to the engagement of our employees, outsourced workers and suppliers during all stages of certification, which shows that this commitment is in our nature,” he said.

Industries the size of the Puma Unit take about four to five years to obtain integrated certifications such as these. Obtaining these certifications in such a short span of time was possible since the Puma Unit is one of the world's most modern pulp plants, built in accordance with global sustainability best practices and a strict work schedule of Klabin at the Unit, which, after the “general maintenance shutdown” in March this year, attained full production capacity, which was followed by internal audits and subsequently by audits conducted by the certification authorities of ISO and OHSAS.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard certifies quality management at all production processes, defines the principles and guidelines of areas ranging from administration and procurement to laboratories and pulp production, for instance. ISO 14001:2015 lays down the guidelines for environmental management best practices across all processes at the plant, from selective waste collection to the responsible use of natural resources, such as water. The updated versions of both standards further raised the quality requirements of all industrial processes, employees and the environment.

The OHSAS 18001:2007 standard lays down the guidelines on occupational health and safety management, covering aspects that range from the quality of life of employees to the use of safety equipment and the operation of production machinery.

Puma Unit is the biggest investment in the history of Klabin, which became the only company in Brazil to simultaneously offer hardwood pulp (eucalyptus), softwood pulp (pine) and fluff pulp. The Unit’s production capacity is 1.5 million tons of pulp/year. Moreover, it has an average power generation capacity of 270 MW, of which the surplus generation of 150 MW is sufficient to serve a city of 500,000 people, making Klabin self-sufficient in energy. The Puma Unit underscores Klabin’s commitment to sustainability best practices by combining high forest productivity, efficient operations and logistics, and cutting-edge environmental technology.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br   

 

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23/11/2017
Klabin receives Social and Environmental Management certificate at Fritz Müller awards

The Environment Foundation (Fatma) recognizes the best environmental projects implemented by organizations in Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina, November 23, 2017 – Klabin received the Social and Environmental Management certificate from the Environment Foundation (Fatma) of the Santa Catarina state government for its Caiubi Program.The certificate was handed over at the 19th edition of the Fritz Müller Awards, which honor organizations and projects that stimulate efforts to improve the environment and more than meet current environmental laws.

The Caiubi Program is an initiative launched by Klabin in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina. In Santa Catarina, the company provides training to teachers in the 40 cities where it operates, disseminating ecological awareness concepts and grooming environmentally responsible citizens.Since 2007, the project has already impacted 442 schools, 1,242 teachers and more than 159,000 students.Each year, between two and four stages of the project are held in the state.

The awards ceremony was held on October 31, at Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, in which government officials, business representatives and community leaders participated. Mireli Moura Pitz, a biologist and Sustainability Analyst at Klabin, received the certificate on behalf of the company.  In all, 20 organizations received the FATMA Environmental Management Certificate and 13 companies received the Fritz Müller Trophy.

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin

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Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

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23/11/2017
Municipal governments conclude preparation of Multi-Year Plan

Project supported by Klabin was offered in line with the company’s Sustainability Policy, which envisages efforts to foster development in surrounding communities

Paraná, November 23, 2017 – This week (November 21-23), the municipal governments of Imbaú, Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira concluded the planning and preparation of the Multi-Year Plans (PPA).The process was supported by Interação Urbana, a specialized consultancy offered by Klabin to the government of each city.

Since the start of January, when the activities began, until November this year, the municipal governments were advised to define priority projects for the period from 2018 to 2021, set targets and success indicators, and constantly monitor the status of each action or project proposed in the PPA.The actions were conducted through meetings with mayors and all government departments, as well as Strategic Management Planning groups.

The PPA, established in Article 165 of the Brazilian Constitution, is a medium-term plan that sets the guidelines, goals and targets to be achieved by Federal, State and Municipal governments over a four-year period.

“By offering specialized consultancy services to support the planning of actions, our goal was to develop and instill the culture of planning and good management through social participation in the municipalities,” said Uilson Paiva, Community Relations Manager at Klabin.

The initiative was praised and put to good use by the cities and their departments.“I wish to thank Klabin for offering specialized consultancy services to aid in our strategic planning, which turned out great, as it helped us to identify our priorities,” said Lauir de Oliveira, mayor of Imbaú.Mayor Márcio Matos of Telêmaco Borba praised the opportunity for a technically sound initiative.“I’m very pleased with the results of the effort.Numerous cities would like to have the kind of support that Klabin is providing us.Their consultancy services brought us many insights and specialized technical knowledge,” he said.

“On behalf of mayor Lourdes, we thank the opportunity for preparing a plan that was and will remain pivotal to the activities of our government,” said Marcos Anielo, chief of Staff of the Mayor of Ortigueira.


The PPA documents are now at the Municipal Chambers, waiting to be evaluated and approved by city council members before they are effectively rolled out by the respective governments.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br   

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23/11/2017
Reserva and Imbaú host “Klabin in the Community” fair next weekend

The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday (November 25) in Reserva, at the parking lot of the Central Church, and on Sunday (November 26) in Imbaú, at the Civic Square

Reserva and Imbaú, November 23, 2017 – This weekend, it’s the turn of Reserva and Imbaú to host the mobile “Klabin in the Community” social and environmental fair.On Saturday (Nov. 25), the fair will be held in Reserva, at the parking lot of the Central Church, and on Sunday (Nov. 26) in Imbaú, at the Civic Square, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

The people will have a chance to get a closer look at Klabin’s production process, the transformation from wood to paper, and learn more about the company’s social and environmental projects.The fairs will also feature an exhibition of colonial and local organic products, showcase environmental actions involving local recycling programs, and citizenship services offered by the municipal governments.

 

An area will be reserved for farmers and rural producers where they will receive information from the company’s technical experts on the Forest Development Program.Children can enjoy the “Playing Area,” with toys and school chairs made from Klabin’s corrugated board, as well as popcorn and cotton candy carts.

 

“The goal of the fairs is to strengthen the company’s relations with the local population so that they can see how our forest and industrial practices benefit the communities and the environment, and also show that our products are present in their daily lives,” said Uilson Paiva, Community Relations Manager at Klabin.The first edition of the fair was held in Tibagi on November 18.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

 

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – (11) 3323-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br   

 

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21/11/2017
Klabin supports Corrida do Bem charity run in Itajaí, with special workshop for children

More than 1,000 people from the entire region participated in the 5k and 10k runs

Itajaí, November 21, 2017 – Klabin supported another edition of the Corridado Bem charity run in Santa Catarina, organized by SESIto promote quality of life and encourage well-being among the population.This time the event was held in the city of Itajaí, in the second weekend of the month, in which more than 1,000 people from the entire region participated in the 5k and 10k runs.The event was targeted at youth, adults and the elderly, and also had a “children’s marathon.”

Klabin’s support to Corrida do Bem also included a special agenda for children, featuring a recreational workshop where kids let their imagination fly and had fun painting and drawing, and also received toys made of corrugated board, such as buses, houses and piggy banks.

While raising awareness among participants on the importance of adopting healthy habits, the run promotes solidarity, since a part of the amount raised through registrations goes to social institutions in the cities where it is held.Apart from Itajaí, this year Klabin sponsored runs in Lages and Brusque, two other cities in Santa Catarina.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

 

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete de Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 –arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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16/11/2017
Klabin invites public to the organic and handcrafts fair in Ortigueira

At the fair, a variety of fruits, vegetables and greens, cheeses and spreads, sweets, jams and biscuits, will be sold.

Ortigueira, November 16, 2017 – Next Saturday (November 18), the Vila Nova Neighborhood Unit in Ortigueira will once again be host to the organic and handcrafts fair. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., the event will offer the population a rich variety of products made by family farmers in the region, some of whom are part of Klabin’s “Social Forests – Planning Sustainable Properties” program, conducted in Ortigueira, Telêmaco Borba and Imbaú.

At the fair, a variety of fruits, vegetables and greens, cheeses and spreads, sweets, jams and biscuits, will be sold. Handcraft items from the region will also be on display. The fair will also have a booth with a café, where visitors will be able to taste coffee produced from the best beans, accompanied by bread, cold cuts, sweets, juices and biscuits.

The organic food and handcraft fair of the Vila Nova Neighborhood Unit will be held on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Vila Nova Neighborhood Unit

Inaugurated by Klabin in August this year, the Neighborhood Unit is a concept that combines leisure, recreation and services to the community, with areas designed to promote social interaction and strengthen relations among the neighboring communities of the Vila Nova neighborhood.The Unit’s more than 3,000 sq. m. area has booths that sell a variety of products, a games area, outdoor gym facilities, leisure areas and a playground for kids.The structure was designed to generate income for the community and stimulate interaction among the local population.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.

 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Alcione Cavalcante – 11 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Giovana Savine – 11 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – 11 3323-1562 –arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

 

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