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13/06/2018
Klabin addresses the issue of Solid Waste in Environment Month campaign

The purpose of the campaign is to demonstrate the company’s concern not only with the disposal of waste produced by industrial processes

In the month in which World Environment Day is celebrated (June 5), Klabin launched the “Your Waste Has a Future” campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to demonstrate the company’s concern not only with the disposal of waste produced by industrial processes, but also with the sustainable development of the communities where it is present. Klabin supports the UN commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and has joined hands with other organizations to put into practice a global action plan for the benefit of people, the planet, as well as peace and prosperity.

Key points on these two issues are included in Klabin’s Sustainability Policy. Item 6 addresses the prevention of pollution by reducing the environmental impacts of its production processes, while item 11 addresses the practice of social responsibility with the focus on communities where Klabin operates.

As a result, Klabin this month reports that 92% of industrial waste from the Monte Alegre and Puma units are recycled and converted into agricultural inputs and construction materials. Also worth mention is the Solid Waste Project, Klabin’s initiative in partnership with the Caminhos do Tibagi Consortium, for the management of solid waste generated in seven cities in the Campos Gerais region of Paraná.

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br
Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br
Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br
Arlete de Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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11/06/2018
Klabin publishes Public Summary 2018 of Forestry Management Plan for Santa Catarina

With over one thousand species preserved, Klabin’s forest stewardship model confirms the importance of the mosaic system for protecting local fauna and flora

Santa Catarina, June 11, 2018 – Klabin published on its website the Public Summary 2018 of its Forestry Stewardship Plan for Santa Catarina 2018, which has over 135,000 hectares of certified planted forests and protected native forests. The document’s purpose is to promote good practices for conserving the company’s forest areas in the region and to report on social and environmental indicators and on the results of efforts to protect and monitor the state’s fauna and flora.

The Summary highlights the importance of adequate forest management for preserving the region’s biome. Klabin is a pioneer in adopting mosaic-based stewardship, which consists of pine and eucalyptus planted forests interspersed with preserved native forests, forming ecological corridors that allow native wildlife to roam their natural habitat while contributing directly to protecting the soil and biodiversity.  

The material presents information on the surveys conducted to ensure the maintenance and improvement of forest productivity, the monitoring of drainage basins, fauna and flora, silviculture forestry operations, harvest operations, road construction and maintenance, social and environmental programs and interaction with communities that directly and indirectly influence the operations, as well as the company’s communication channels. In addition to providing geo-climatic data for the region, the biological elements in the local environment are another highlight of the publication that presents the preservation of 914 native species of flora and 390 of fauna. Of these, 128 species of flora and 346 of fauna are listed as endangered, with recognized conservation status.

To read Klabin’s Public Summary 2018 of the Forestry Management Plan for Santa Catarina, please visit: https://www.klabin.com.br/media/2434/resumo_sc_2018.pdf

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete de Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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11/06/2018
Klabin publishes Public Summary 2018 of Forestry Management Plan for Santa Catarina (1)

With over one thousand species preserved, Klabin’s forest stewardship model confirms the importance of the mosaic system for protecting local fauna and flora

Santa Catarina, June 11, 2018 – Klabin published on its website the Public Summary 2018 of its Forestry Stewardship Plan for Santa Catarina 2018, which has over 135,000 hectares of certified planted forests and protected native forests. The document’s purpose is to promote good practices for conserving the company’s forest areas in the region and to report on social and environmental indicators and on the results of efforts to protect and monitor the state’s fauna and flora.

The Summary highlights the importance of adequate forest management for preserving the region’s biome. Klabin is a pioneer in adopting mosaic-based stewardship, which consists of pine and eucalyptus planted forests interspersed with preserved native forests, forming ecological corridors that allow native wildlife to roam their natural habitat while contributing directly to protecting the soil and biodiversity.  

The material presents information on the surveys conducted to ensure the maintenance and improvement of forest productivity, the monitoring of drainage basins, fauna and flora, silviculture forestry operations, harvest operations, road construction and maintenance, social and environmental programs and interaction with communities that directly and indirectly influence the operations, as well as the company’s communication channels. In addition to providing geo-climatic data for the region, the biological elements in the local environment are another highlight of the publication that presents the preservation of 914 native species of flora and 390 of fauna. Of these, 128 species of flora and 346 of fauna are listed as endangered, with recognized conservation status.

To read Klabin’s Public Summary 2018 of the Forestry Management Plan for Santa Catarina, please visit: https://www.klabin.com.br/media/2434/resumo_sc_2018.pdf

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete de Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

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05/06/2018
Klabin showcases sustainable packaging solutions at Expocitros

The company is showcasing its recyclable corrugated board packaging solutions for the agricultural produce segment

São Paulo, June 5, 2018 – Klabin is one of the exhibitors at the 44th Expocitros and the 40th Citriculture Week, organized simultaneously by the Sylvio Moreira Citriculture Center until June 8, in Cordeirópolis in the interior region of São Paulo. The company is showcasing its recyclable corrugated board packaging solutions for the agricultural produce segment, especially citrus fruits.

Visitors can learn about and explore the characteristics of Klabin’s packaging solutions, which are tailor-made to the specifications of diverse products in this market. The Company’s corrugated board boxes come in specific formats to accommodate and pack fruits, vegetables, greens and other food products, thus guaranteeing resistance, food protection, as well as ease of storage and transportation. Moreover, the packaging is recyclable and produced from raw material obtained from planted and certified forests.

Klabin’s participation in the event underscores its position as a supplier of sustainable packaging for the agricultural produce segment, which is an important market for the company, since Brazil is the world's third largest fruit producer, exporting 748,000 tons in 2017, which corresponds to 2.5% of its production, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply.   

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

 

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04/06/2018
Klabin holds Forum to discuss Sustainable Development Goals

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the MASP auditorium during the week in which World Environment Day is celebrated

São Paulo, June 4, 2018 – To emphasize the importance of sustainabilityin people’s lives, on June 6th  Klabin will hold the forum “Sustainable Development Goals in the Daily Routine” at the auditorium of MASP (São Paulo Museum of Art Assis Chateaubriand). The forum will feature a debate on the application of the goals in the daily routines and the launch of the book “101 Dias com Ações mais Sustentáveis para Mudar o Mundo”, written by Prof. Marcus Nakagawa.

The debate on “How do we incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the daily routines of companies and people” will be mediated by Prof. Ismael Rocha, PhD, director of Advanced Studies at ESPM. Other participants are Fabiano Rangel, chairman of the Brazilian Association of Sustainability Professionals (Abraps), Carlo Pereira, executive secretary of the UN Global Compact Network Brazil, and Judi Cavalcante, founding partner of Avesso Sustentabilidade. Within the perspective of corporate sustainability, issues such as climate change, renewable energy and private social investment are among the fields in which these professionals have vast experience.

It will be followed by the launch of the book “101 Dias com Ações mais Sustentáveis para Mudar o Mundo”, written by Marcus Nakagawa, professor of undergraduate and MBA programs at ESPM. To make the project a reality, the author resorted to financial support from several people and companies through a crowdfunding campaign. Klabin was one of the backers and signs the foreword of the book, which will be available in bookstores nationwide and also online.

Klabin supports the UN commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and joins hands with other organizations to put into practice a global action plan for the benefit of people, the planet, as well as peace and prosperity. The company has been working on new goals and targets that incorporate issues that are important for its business and the items on the UN’s global agenda to its governance strategy and sustainability policy.

 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the United Nations (UN) to promote common prosperity and well-being of all by 2030. The SDGs give priority to issues such as education, health, social protection and climate changes, among others. Among the objectives listed are: eradication of poverty, zero hunger and sustainable agriculture, quality education, gender equality, safe drinking water and sanitation and reduction of inequality in all nations.

 

About the book “101 Dias com Ações mais Sustentáveis para Mudar o Mundo”

The book is intended for anyone interested in starting a sustainable movement, whether at home, at the company or at school. It is divided by actions, with each chapter offering one that can be implemented in the daily routine. This way, the reader realizes that practicing sustainable actions is easy; one just needs to change the habits and with some changes or adjustments it is possible to improve the planet.  

Each of the 101 actions described in the book is accompanied by tips from websites, books and movies, as well as other information. The goal is to achieve, collaboratively, 365 days of actions; in other words, one to be put into practice each day.

According to the author, the idea for the book came from questions that people always asked him about how to put sustainability into practice. “I started listing several actions that can be put into practice by anyone, and when I realized that I had already listed 101 activities. From simple actions, such as turning off the lights when leaving a room, and proper disposal of waste to solar energy and composting, for example,” explained Marcus Nakagawa.

Useful Information

“Sustainable Development Goals in the Daily Routine” Forum

Date: June 6, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Venue:MASP – São Paulo Museum of Art Assis Chateaubriand

Address: Av. Paulista, 1578

Registrations:  https://goo.gl/forms/6om4uYySGPJutyGr1 (free entry)

 

Book - 101 Dias com Ações mais Sustentáveis para Mudar o Mundo

Author: Marcus Nakagawa

Publisher: Labrador

Number of pages: 240

Suggested price: R$39.90 (print) and R$25.00 (digital)

Information sheet: http://www.editoralabrador.com.br/produto/101-dias-com-acoes-mais-sustentaveis-para-mudar-o-mundo/

About the author

Marcus Nakagawa is professor of undergraduate and MBA programs at ESPM; coordinator of the ESPM Center for Social and Environmental Development (CEDS); founder and director of Abraps; and speaker on sustainability, entrepreneurship and lifestyle. www.marcusnakagawa.com

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

 

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25/05/2018
Furniture and toys made from cardboard produced by Klabin showcased at SESI-SP with Open Arms

The event open to the public will feature items made from corrugated board that will be used in the interactive activities on the program

Piracicaba, May 25, 2018 – Klabin is a supporter of SESI-SP with Open Arms, an event organized by the Piracicaba chapter of the Industrial Social Services (SESI) to be held this Saturday (26), from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The company donated more than 1,000 toys and trashcans made from corrugated board, which will be used to incorporate concern with the environment in cultural actions and to raise awareness among the city’s residents on the use of renewable resources in their everyday life.

 SESI-SP with Open Arms is being organized to commemorate International Workers' Day and the 23rd anniversary of SESI in the city of Piracicaba. The free event will feature recreational and sports activities, nutritional guidance and cultural exhibitions. The trashcans will be placed throughout the venue, while the toy houses, buses, safes and school desks made from corrugated board will be made available to the children for play.  

 At night, Klabin will host the ballet performance “Um certo canto brasileiro,” whose scenery was made completely from corrugated board produced by the company and designed by Klabin’s New Products Coordinator, Antônio S. Lemes. The performance was sponsored by Studio3 Cia. de Dança, with Anselmo Zolla responsible for the choreography and Felipe Venancio for musical direction. The performance will feature popular Brazilian songs from the 1930s to 1980s, whose lyrics and interpretations marked various generations.

 

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SESI-SP with Open Arms

Date:May 26, 2018

Location:SESI Piracicaba

Address: Av. Luiz Ralph Benatti, 600 - Vl Industrial

Program:

9:00 a.m. - Opening | Tiro de Guerra Fanfare

9:30 a.m. – Lecture "Reasons to Be a Pilot,” with Filipe Grisotto Casaroto and Felipe Mendes – Aeroclube – (attendants will have a chance to win a panoramic flight)

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Antique Radios Exhibition – Luiz Leme

9:30 to 11:00 p.m. – Lecture “Accounting, a Fascinating Profession" and Exhibition “Old-Fashioned Office” - SINCOP

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Recreational activities for children in the pool – Supervised

9:30 to 12 a.m. – Learn your Body Mass Index

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Water Aerobics, Run and Walk Training

10:30 to 12 p.m. – Recreational Activities – Judo

10:30 to 12 p.m. – Futsal and Volleyball – Open

10:30 to 11:00 a.m. – Pilates

10:30 to 11:00 a.m. – Pilates

9:30 to 12 p.m. – Sports Experiences | High Jump / Long Jump / Hurdles

9:30 to 12 p.m. – Kids Space and Storytelling

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Inflatable Toys, Military Training, Scout Group

10:00 to 11:00 p.m. – Presentation of Radio-Controlled Cars - CPA

8:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Performance "A Certain Brazilian Song" – Klabin

 

 

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 (B3) 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

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

Vinicius Ribeiro – (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

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

 

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24/05/2018
Maintenance Shutdown at Monte Alegre Unit enters final phase

. Klabin reaffirms that all safety and environmental standards are being adopted during the maintenance and startup activities.

Klabin’s Monte Alegre Unit is preparing procedures for restarting its mill located in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, which has been undergoing a general shutdown since May 14. When the various pieces of equipment are started, the local community could experience variations in odors and noise levels over the coming days. Klabin reaffirms that all safety and environmental standards are being adopted during the maintenance and startup activities.

 “We’re always striving to improve our procedures to avoid impacts on local residents. All tests that could produce noise are scheduled during the day to cause as little discomfort as possible for the community,” explained Henrique Luvison, Environmental Coordinator at the Monte Alegre Unit.

The Maintenance Shutdown, which should be concluded on May 24, is an annual procedure that interrupts paper production for machinery maintenance to ensure quality and safety in the production processes. Over 11 days, various activities are performed, such as inspections of boilers, digesters, power generation and distribution systems and production process control systems.

Klabin will remain available to the community for clarifications or suggestions by phone at 0800 728 0607 or by email at faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br.

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

 

 

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18/05/2018
Klabin participates in VTEX Day

It supplied corrugated board furniture, which complemented the ambience of the event, as well as trash cans and paper cups

São Paulo, May 18, 2018 – Using creativity and sustainability, Klabin participated in VTEX Day, the biggeste-commerce and multi-channel retail event in Latin America, held in São Paulo this week. The company supplied a part of the event furniture, consisting of pieces made from corrugated board, which attracted the public’s attention and were one of the attractions. Some spaces, such as the lounge, were furnished with couches, two- and three-seat armchairs and large coffee tables. In the working areas, tables and two types of chairs, also made of corrugated board, were placed.

Klabin also supplied trash cans made of corrugated board and six thousand paper cups, which were distributed in all water and food consumption points. Through the initiative, the Company sought to demonstrate the diverse possibilities for adopting efficient, creative and, at the same time, environmentally responsible solutions, which help to reduce the use of materials made from nonrenewable resources that affect the environment.

All paper items provided by Klabin were produced from renewable natural resources, with raw material coming from planted and certified forests. This format of partnership and contribution from Klabin is driven by its vision of sustainability, which is guided by sustainable development, among other factors. In this context, paper is the key player, given its high rate of recyclability.

VTEX Day 2018 was organized by VTEX, a Brazilian company that is the world leader in digital commerce. Held on May 14 and 15, the event gathered more than 14,000 visitors and 150 speakers.

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira – +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

 

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18/05/2018
Ortigueira municipal government implements new solid waste recycling model

In partnership with Klabin and the Caminhos do Tibagi Consortium, the methodology will be initially implemented in three neighborhoods and later expanded to the entire city

Ortigueira, May 18, 2018 – To improve the segregation of solid waste, on May 28 the Ortigueira municipal government will launch the pilot phase of a new recycling model in the city. The initiative, part of the Solid Waste Project developed in partnership with Klabin and the Caminhos do Tibagi Consortium, will initially be implemented in the Vila Godoi, Vila Guarapuava and Jardim Paraná neighborhoods. The model, which will be expanded to the whole city, includes the delivery of returnable packaging for each family to store waste that can be recycled.

To optimize collection and provide guidance to people, the Environment Department of Ortigueira will register the families in these neighborhoods. “After this registration, it will be possible to instruct residents on the best way to separate waste and also to identify questions and difficulties,” says Osmar Rati, Municipal Environment Secretary.

This initiative was announced to residents by environmental teams from Klabin and the Ortigueira municipal government at a meeting held on May 17, at the Dr. Getúlio Vargas Municipal School. The event featured a musical presentation by 5th grade students on the importance of recycling and preserving the environment. “Through solid waste collection, the city makes important progress in the preservation of the environment. The new model will facilitate the differentiation and segregation of recyclable waste from organic matter or waste, which makes recycling even more successful,” highlights Julio Nogueira, Sustainability and Environment Manager at Klabin.

 

How it will work

Starting May 21, each household will receive a returnable bag that must be used by residents to put recyclable materials (paper, plastic, metal and glass).  On the day scheduled for collection, which follows the same schedule already followed by the city, residents should leave the bag in front of their house. Collectors will dump the waste in the truck and the empty bag will be returned to the resident. “It’s important to note that if there is non-recyclable waste mixed in with the rest, the collection team will identify the bag with a sticker to inform that the material wasn't taken because it was not properly separated. The idea is to organize and improve collection, and hence the collaboration of everyone is essential," explains Rati.

Other neighborhoods in Ortigueira will use the model in the second phase of the project, which will be rolled out soon. Until then, residents should follow the usual routine, taking care to properly separate waste.

 

About the project

The goal of Klabin’s partnership with the Caminhos do Tibagi Consortium, formed by the cities of Imbaú, Ortigueira, Reserva, Tamarana, Tibagi, Telêmaco Borba and Ventania, is to assist in the management of solid waste. The initiative is part of the Social and Environmental Action Plan drawn up by Klabin while setting up the Puma Unit in Ortigueira. Between 2014 and 2016, the company studied and diagnosed the solid waste chain of each city, after which action plans were drawn up.

For the project, Klabin supplied the cities with facilities or equipment such as sheds, waste collection trucks and materials to structure the recycling process in each location, besides training the collectors and forming associations or cooperatives to organize the work. Another area of activity of the project concerns environmental education at municipal schools, which promotes the training of teachers and pedagogical coordinators so that the concepts of selective collection and recycling are worked on and disseminated among students throughout the year.

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

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10/05/2018
Klabin’s Monte Alegre Unit begins Maintenance Shutdown on May 14

Maintenance period will bring together around 150 companies to perform over 4,000 services

Between May 14 and 24, Klabin’s Monte Alegre Unit in Telêmaco Borba will perform its annual Maintenance Shutdown. More than 4,000 services will be executed over 11 days on the equipment at the unit to ensure the safety and continuity of the operation.

The Maintenance Shutdown is compulsory for companies that have machinery such as boilers and digesters.  Completing the tasks on schedule requires a large number of workers, many of whom work exclusively in pulp and paper mill shutdowns. “In this short time span, complex maintenance tasks will be carried out, which require specialized manpower. These are very specific jobs which require intensive training specifically for the tasks and hence many of these companies work only on maintenance shutdowns and travel across the country performing this activity,” explains Luiz Francisco Barbosa de Almeida, Manager of Maintenance Engineering and Planning at the Monte Alegre Unit.

During the maintenance period, people might sense odors or hear noises in the vicinity of the plant. According to the Environment coordinator at the Monte Alegre Unit, Henrique Luvison Gomes da Silva, various preventive measures were taken jointly with the maintenance planning teams to reduce the impact, including monitoring noise levels in the city. “We carried out tests to measure how much impact would the equipment restart have on the community. With that, we reorganized a few services so that the population is not inconvenienced at night or early morning,” said Henrique.

Booming economy 

The Maintenance Shutdown period is reflected in healthy economic indicators for the community of Telêmaco Borba and the region, with retail sales picking up and temporary jobs created. According to data from the Employment Agency and recruiting firms in the city, 330 temporary jobs were created in 2018 to meet the demand from the Maintenance Shutdown in Monte Alegre. Among the functions with most hires are security personnel for confined spaces, scaffolders, firefighters and nursing technicians.

With the increase in the circulation of people, commerce in the region also heats up. According to Marcelo Diniz, chairman of the Commercial and Business Association of Telêmaco Borba (Acitel), this is a period of good business.  “Store owners prepare for this moment. It is the ideal opportunity to sell more, as workers who come for the Shutdown consume local products and services,” he noted.

Talk to Klabin

Due to higher circulation of people in the town, traffic around the mill will be heavier during the shift start and end times. For this reason, Klabin recommends that people avoid using PR160, near gate 3 and the Harmonia entrance, between the following hours: from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Klabin by e-mail at faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br or call 0800 728 0607.

 

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 (B3) 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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Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

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Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

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09/05/2018
Lages and Correia Pinto receive Klabin’s Caiubi Program

Project aims to raise awareness among teachers in the region on the importance of environmental education and make them multipliers of such knowledge

Santa Catarina, May 9, 2018 – On May 7 and 8, Klabin hosted the 29th edition of Caiubi Program in Santa Catarina state. The event was held at Klabin’s Environmental Education Center at the Correia Pinto Unit and included dynamic and interactive lectures for 50 teachers from the cities of Lages and Correia Pinto, with the focus on environmental conservation practices, benefits of paper and its production chain based on sustainability, making the community more familiar with Klabin's sustainable development initiatives.

The central theme of the program this year was “The Benefits of Paper,” which explained the importance of paper for sustainability, mainly because of its high rate of recyclability. The event featured workshops and lectures on the advantages of the entire production chain of paper and pulp - from plantation, forest preservation and monitoring of biodiversity to Klabin’s manufacturing processes that produce finished products, as well as recycling of materials, community care initiatives and the development of social and environmental aspects.

The first day of the program featured lectures on environmental preservation: Sustainable Forest Plantations, More Than Animals!, Fun Activities on Environmental Education and Legal Forests Program. The lectures were given by Mireli Moura Pitz Floriani, biologist and specialist in Environmental Education at Klabin; Max Raffi, veterinarian; Juares Magagnin, Environmental Police officer; and Leandro Casanova, environmental engineer and specialist in Water Resources at the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi).  Max Farjallat conducted the role-play activity “Do Bicho ao Nicho,” and Daiana Barth, environmental manager at Apremavi, hosted the game “Jogão Fique Legal.”

On the second day, the lectures were focused on Klabin’s manufacturing processes and on the subject of recycling: “Klabin’s Environmental Management System,” presented by Rodrigo Teixeira, sanitary and environmental engineer at Klabin, and “The art of recycling paper,” by Anderson Eduardo de Barros, specialist in Art Teaching Methodology. Ana Gabriela de Oliveira, chemical engineer, spoke about the benefits of paper. The dynamic activity “Ecological Balance/Food Chain,” conducted by Mireli Moura Pitz Floriani, closed the program, and there were also visits to the Araucária Track and Klabin’s Correia Pinto Unit.

About the Program

Caiubi Program, a Klabin initiative in partnership with Educational Departments, was launched in Santa Catarina in 2007. The project aims to disseminate ecological awareness concepts among teachers to turn them into multipliers of this knowledge among their students and community where they work. Since its launch, the program has benefited more than 159,000 students and 1,242 teachers from 442 schools.

 

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 (B3) 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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Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

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08/05/2018
Klabin opens free spots for Technical Program in Pulp and Paper

Applications can be sent by June 4 to the Senai unit in Telêmaco Borba

In order to contribute to the professional training of the people of Telêmaco Borba and neighboring regions, Klabin is offering 35 free spots for the Technical Program in Pulp and Paper. Classes will be taught by the Senai unit in Telêmaco Borba and those interested in the program must apply by June 4.

Candidates must be 18 years or older, have completed high school and, in case of men, be exempted from military service. This opportunity offered by Klabin is also open for people with disabilities. To apply, candidates must go to Senai with the following documents: proof of residence, RG, CPF, high school transcript or declaration of completion of high school (original and copy) and two recent 3x4 size photos.

Since the number of openings is limited, candidates will go through a two-stage admission process: the first will be a general knowledge test, held on June 14. Top ranked candidates will participate in group dynamics with Klabin’s People & Management team, which will select the 35 students that will pursue the free technical program. More information about the admission process can be found on the Senai website: senaipr.com.br/klabin

About the program

The program, which lasts two years, will be taught by the Senai unit in Telêmaco Borba and classes begin on July 23. Pulp and Paper Technicians work in the development and application of processing technologies for manufacturing products made from pulp, including corrugated board packaging, door fillers, personal care items and molds for transportation and furniture.

The program trains professionals on controlling the pulp extraction and papermaking processes, as well as performing chemical, physical and physical-chemical tests and analyses of raw materials and products according to technical, quality, health, safety and environmental standards and procedures.

Service:

Technical Program in Pulp and Paper

Applications: until June 4, 2018

Venue: Senai unit in Telêmaco Borba (Av. Presidente Kennedy, 66 - Centro)

More information: +55 (42) 3271-4700 |senaipr.com.br/klabin

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

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03/05/2018
Klabin’s social and environmental projects in Santa Catarina and Paraná win awards

Expressão Ecologia awards honor the best sustainability practices of companies and institutions located in Southern Brazil in 18 categories

May 3, 2018 – The maintenance of forest mosaics in Santa Catarina and a family farming project in Paraná earned Klabin awards in two categories at the 25th Expressão Ecologia Awards. Given annually by the publishing house Editora Expressão, these are the biggest and oldest awards for sustainable development in Southern Brazil.

Winner in the “Sustainable Forest Management” category, the Forest Mosaics and Natural Resources Conservation program consists of planting of pine and eucalyptus trees in mosaic format, i.e., interspersed with preserved native forests. With this, ecological corridors are formed through which fauna circulates, thereby expanding the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity. Klabin is a pioneer in adopting this system. The company’s areas in Santa Catarina, spanning 136,000 hectares within the Atlantic Forest biome, are home to over species of 1,250 flora and fauna, 450 of them on the list of endangered species.

“It’s in our nature to prioritize initiatives that enable the sustainable development of our entire production chain, and the forest mosaic is one of the hallmarks in Klabin's history. This recognition legitimates our efforts to improve company’s sustainability strategy and management,” says Mireli Moura Pitz, biologist at Klabin.

The other Klabin initiative that won an award was the Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties program, implemented in partnership with the Association for Environmental and Life Preservation (Apremavi), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Micro and Small Company Support Service (Sebrae). Winner in the “Recovery of Degraded Areas” category, the program supports small rural producers in the environmental, legal and landscaping adaptation of their properties after mapping and planning them for diversifying production. Since its implementation in 2015, the project has already helped over 1,800 property owners in the city of Ortigueira and 690 in Imbaú to obtain the Rural Environmental Registration (CAR), and has donated to them 136,000 seedlings of diverse native species of the Atlantic Forest. On the social front, 337 rural properties receive technical assistance for planting and receive training for selling their farm produce through consumption chains previously identified in the region.

“The award winning programs are the materialization of our Sustainability Policy: to care for the environment and the natural resources, and support the development of communities where we operate,” says Uilson Paiva, Community Relations, Environment and Certification Manager at Klabin in Paraná.

The Expressão Ecologia award winning projects will be published in the book Trajetória Ambiental do Sul (Environmental Trajectory of the South, in free translation) to be published by Editora Expressão, to be launched during the Sustainable Management Forum to be held in July.

About the Expressão Ecologia Awards

The Expressão Ecologia awards are Brazil’s biggest environmental awards in the corporate segment. Established in 1993 by Editora Expressão, the awards have received more than 2,000 nominations, which include cases submitted by leading companies, NGOs, municipal governments and entities in Southern Brazil.

 

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 (B3) 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 – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian – +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

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02/05/2018
Klabin’s social and environmental projects receive Itajaí Social Seal

With five cases submitted to the awards, the Itajaí Unit received seven social seals

São Paulo, May 2, 2018 – Klabin was awarded the Social Seal 2017 and won the Highlight Award from the municipal government of Itajaí in Santa Catarina state, which sponsors the awards to recognize companies that develop social and environmental projects aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). With five cases submitted to the awards, the Itajaí Unit received seven social seals and had an opportunity to showcase its actions targeting the local community, its employees and the preservation of natural resources.

The project that won the Highlight Award explored the growth occurring in the recycling of industrial waste and presented the implementation of reverse logistics for specific waste products produced by the mill, such as polyurethane sheets and the recycling of paper towels used to dry hands. Another program submitted was “Sponge Recycling,” in which sponges collected at the recycling stations installed by Klabin in partnership with the University of Itajaí Valley are donated to the National Sponge Recycling Program created by the brand Scotch-Brite, in partnership with Terra Cycle, with each sponge converted into R$0.02 in donations. All proceeds from the action are donated to the University Hospital Pequeno Anjo de Itajaí (HUPA), which specializes in children’s care. With the project, Klabin received the seals SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption) and SDG 15 (Life on Earth).

Saving more than 680,000 liters of water and replacing all of its sodium-vapor bulbs with LED bulbs were actions incorporated into the processes of the Itajaí Unit that were recognized by the social seal. The new practices reduced water consumption by 0.8 m³ per ton of raw material produced at the unit in 2017 compared to 2016 and generated savings in electricity consumption. For these cases, Klabin received the seals SDG 9 (innovation & infrastructure), 11, 12 and 15.

The initiative that won the seals SDG 4 (Quality Education) and 8 (Dignified Work and Economic Growth) benefited the company’s employees. In this action, the company created Reading Nooks with book collections in the unit’s rest areas. In addition, the printing team launched an internal campaign to encourage reading: the technical manuals and workbooks in the department’s library contain a summary sheet in which professionals can make notes to be shared with the next reader.

The Social Seal Program was developed by the municipal government of Itajaí to encourage initiatives aligned with the SDGs and to reward publicly corporate actions that promote social and economic development in the community. To learn more about the Social Seal Program, go to selosocial.itajai.sc.gov.br.

 

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 (B3) 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

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27/04/2018
Schools in Santa Cecília receive Klabin’s Growing Up Reading project

The company delivered two reading corners with 450 books each to the schools

Santa Catarina state, April 27, 2018 – This month, Klabin’s Growing Up Reading project was implemented in two more schools in Santa Cecília, a city in Santa Catarina state. The company delivered two reading corners with 450 books each to the schools Cancianila Ardegaus and Professora Dilma Grimes Evaristo, benefiting more than 200 students.

The initiative encourages children from up to 6 years old to read, while stimulating creativity, imagination and the sharing of experiences and contributing to the success of Brazil’s National Pact for Literacy at the Right Age (PNAIC). The Growing Up Reading project also trains nursery school professionals and offers story-telling workshops for parents, teachers and volunteers of Klabin, who work in partnership with the company so that children start primary school having developed a reading habit.

Developed in partnership with the NGO United Way Brasil and the Avisa Lá Institute, the Growing Up Reading project already has reached 26 cities in seven Brazilian states where Klabin operates. More than 11,000 children have been benefited and nearly 18,000 books donated. The Project already has trained 630 nursery school professionals, including teachers, technicians from the Department of Education, school principals and pedagogic coordinators).

 

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 (B3) 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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Alcione Cavalcante – +55 (11) 3046-7714 – alcione.cavalcante@inpresspni.com.br

Claudia Bogossian - +55 (11) 3330-3834 – claudia.bogossian@inpresspni.com.br

Vinicius Ribeiro – +55 (11) 3323-1629 – vinicius.ribeiro@inpresspni.com.br

Arlete Oliveira - +55 (11) 3323-1562 – arlete.oliveira@inpresspni.com.br

 

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