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16/04/2018
Klabin supports rural producers of Ortigueira in banana cultivation (1)

With the Company’s incentive, farmers participating in the Social Forests program invest in the diversification of rural property

Paraná, April 16, 2018 - Small farmers from Ortigueira, Paraná, bet on a product that will bring diversification to their properties and increase income: bananas. Farmers assisted by Klabin’s socio-environmental program Social Forests acquired 20,000 banana seedlings, of the species known as “Nanicão” (a type of Dwarf Cavendish). Banana production is expected to reach 100 tons in a year, improving the income of approximately 17 families directly involved in planting.

 

The idea of banana cultivation arose after an assessment of the characteristics of the town, such as hot climate with balanced humidity, low occurrence of frost, and soil that is fertile and not very uneven.  The Nanicão species is capable of leveraging all these characteristics to develop, besides being a popular variety in the market. “Farmers already had livestock and banana plantations, and the idea was to reinforce them. We started by improving milk production, which today is more consolidated, and now we are betting on banana cultivation,” explains Lindomar Schimitz, a consultant from the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae) and Klabin's partner in the project.

 

To prepare the farmers for the project, planting workshops were organized and a meeting was held with a potential buyer from Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, who currently sources bananas from the state of Santa Catarina. “In addition to having a buyer profile in the vicinity, producers also have the opportunity to produce organic bananas and sell them to institutions, such as schools for inclusion in meals," said Schimitz.

 

The first harvest is scheduled for March 2019 and is expected to produce more than 100 tons of banana. Expectations of improving income are a stimulus for producers. “Knowing that there are buyers makes it easier and it’s something new. We will try and hope it works,” said Valdemir de Oliveira Melo, producer and resident of the Índio Gaudino Settlement.

Social Forests

Launched in May 2015 by Klabin in Paraná, the “Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties” program encourages family farming and assists small rural producers in Ortigueira, Imbaú and Telêmaco Borba in all stages of production, from obtaining the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) to selling their produce in local markets, while also diversifying the property and encouraging associativism/cooperativism. In a little over two years since its launch, 230 properties have been served and over 50 training programs held on agricultural management, livestock, organic production and environmental education, among others. The program is organized in partnership with the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi), Sebrae and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Recently, the program was awarded the “SESI Seal for Sustainable Development Goals”, which values initiatives that contribute to social development in 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

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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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09/04/2018
Goiana in Action working for the sustainable development of the city

The movement brings together representatives from the private sector, government and civil society to define priorities and action plan for Goiana

Goiana, April 9, 2018 – In recent years, the population of Goiana saw the city undergo major transformations that have repercussions on its economic and social development, such as the inauguration of large industries and the recent incorporation of the region into the Recife metropolitan area. Moved by the will to build a solid future for the city, private companies joined hands with the government and representatives from the local civil society to launch Goiana in Action – the Sustainable Development Forum of Goiana. The Forum launch event will be held tomorrow (April 10) at 6 p.m. at Sesc Ler – Goiana, and will include a presentation on the results of the Social Progress Index (IPS).

The initiative originated from a partnership between Klabin and the Jeep Automotive Hub of FCA. The movement was conceived as a space for voluntary, horizontal and democratic dialogue, with the goal of encouraging the coordination and participation of diverse players from society in relevant discussions and decisions to improve the quality of life in the city. “We are all part of the community of Goiana and we want the best for the city. As such, bringing together everyone in the same effort and direction maximizes the results we can reap for the benefit of the population and the city,” said Luciana Costa, Coordinator of Sustainability at FCA for Latin America.    

The group holds monthly meetings, which are attended by key leaders from Goiana, representatives from the government and private sectors, as well as the local population, who are invited to contribute to the discussions and actions. “Local protagonism and active participation of diverse members of the Forum is fundamental. Democratic dialogue creates an authentic development agenda that is legitimized by society in which everyone feels motivated to contribute and strive to make improvements to the city,” highlighted Carime Kanbour, the Sustainability and Communication Manager at Klabin.

To identify the initial participants of Goiana in Action and launch the movement, an alliance was struck with Avesso, a consulting firm specializing in local development projects. “Our role is to encourage participants in the Forum to have transparent and open dialogue, and try to jointly build a new development format for the city,” explained Judi Cavalcante, consultant from Avesso, who is the mediator. In the meetings, the team is encouraged to establish community bonds and a sense of belonging, and is introduced to knowledge and tools to support the development of priority actions defined in common at the forum. All the work is done collectively and the goal is for the movement to have independent management.

Besides sharing information and knowledge about participative democracy, sustainable management of cities and sustainable development, Goiana in Action defined four priority topics to focus on: Education, Tourism, Culture & Employment and Income. The topics were chosen within the first six months of the Project, with the participation of 166 people. In these meetings, participants defined the principles and values of the group, gathered the information required to define the priority topics, including an analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and application of the Social Progress Index (IPS). It is important to have initiatives such as this, especially in the current phase of development that Goiana is going through.  It is a space for everyone to dialogue on equal terms. Now it has to grow and engage more people,” said Edivaldo de Oliveira, better known as Peu do Maracatu, president of the Associação de Caboclinhos e Índios of Pernambuco and member of the Forum.  

The next step is the preparation of an Action Plan for 2018 and 2019. For this, the SDGs and IPS are being used as reference.  After this period, members will assess the progress and stage of implementation of the initiatives proposed, and draw up a new plan for the next annual cycle of the Forum.

 

About the Sustainable Development Goals

Approved in 2015 and with 195 signatory nations, the SDGs are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets, whose biggest dream is to end poverty by 2030 and promote universally economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection. Although of a global nature and universally applicable, the SDGs dialogue with policies and actions at the regional and local (municipal) levels. The SDGs succeed and update the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and their implementation is a challenge that requires the partnership of civil society, the private sector and the government, especially municipalities.

According to the Brazilian Network of Sustainable Cities, in Latin America, Brazil is the most urbanized country, resulting from an intense process of structuring cities that started in the 1950s, which led to 86.53% of its population living in urban areas. According to the Network, “cities are home to the most serious global problems such as poverty, social inequality, pollution, mobility difficulties, lack of basic sanitation, precarious housing, violence and the impact of climate change. Following this rationale, if it is in the cities that global issues become apparent, it is also in them that the human, technological and political resources required to overcome them are found.”

In view of this reality, Goiana in Action, which focuses its efforts on the city of Goiana and the surrounding districts, chose to base its actions on the goals and targets set by the SDGs.

 

About the Social Progress Index

Coordinated in Brazil by Avina Foundation, the IPS is a tool for social change molded around the identification of work priorities to achieve territorial development.  The Goiana IPS was the first to be applied in the Northeastern region of Brazil and consisted of adapting the IPS to develop customized indicators for the city based on a survey conducted by the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) using adapted household questionnaires to determine the social and environmental needs of the local population in the city center and the other four districts of Goiana (Tejucupapo, Carne de Vaca, Ponta de Pedras and São Lourenço), which will be prioritized later by the Sustainable Development Forum of Goiana while preparing the action plan. 

The index is based on 3 pillars: basic human needs, fundamentals of well-being and opportunities. To achieve the result of 48.94 in Goiana, more than 800 homes were visited. The IPS revealed tremendous inequality in the city in a comparison of the districts with the city center. Due to the high concentration of the population in the city center, the index of the city as a whole is higher than the specific result of the districts.  According to the survey, the best indicators were related to access to water and housing. However, the worst indicators were registered for items such as personal safety and environment quality.

Learn more about the Social Progress Index at www.socialprogress.org

 

About the Jeep Automotive Hub

Close to completing three years in operation, the Jeep Automotive Hub currently employs 13,000 people in three work shifts, including the main plant and the Suppliers Complex, consisting of 16 other companies. The Hub is responsible for producing the Jeep Renegade and Compass crossovers and the Fiat Toro pickup truck, which are marketed in Brazil and Latin America. Conceived on the Industry 4.0 concepts, it is the most modern plant of the FCA group in the world. Its innovations and actions go beyond technology and are also evident in sustainability. The first industry to receive the Carbon Neutral seal, the plant works with zero-landfill and its production process reuses 99.4% of the water.

Having education as one of the pillars of the group’s social initiatives, FCA is also present in the region through the Rota do Saber program. The program aims to improve the quality of public primary and secondary education by training teachers and managers of the municipal school system. Today, the program is present in six cities across the region, benefiting 205 schools, 967,000 academic professionals and directly impacting 27,000 students. Rota do Saber is an initiative of FCA in partnership with Magneti Marelli, a group company, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and the Quality of Teaching Institute (IQE).

 

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

 

For more information:

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Juliana Pessoa – (81) 98156-8245 -  juliana.pessoa@fcagroup.com

Media relations – Klabin

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

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

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

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15/03/2018
Klabin participates in ExpoTelêmaco 2018

The company will showcase to the local community its production process and its environmental and social responsibility actions

From March 17 to 21, at the Events Center in Telêmaco Borba, residents will be able to learn a bit more about Klabin. In a booth set up at ExpoTelêmaco 2018, the company will present some of the social and environmental actions it carries out in the communities near its operations, and also introduce people to its pulp and paper production process.

Organized by the Municipal Government of Telêmaco Borba, the event commemorates the 54th anniversary of the city’s emancipation and feature attractions such as concerts, a rodeo, local cuisine and exhibits from the city’s companies.  

 “We just had to participate! Klabin arrived in the region even before Telêmaco Borba existed, and together we have blazed a sustainable path. It gives us great satisfaction to be able to show people here some of what we do with the dedication of the thousands of local residents who work every day in our mills and forestry operations," explained Klabin's Community Relations Manager, Uilson Paiva.

Klabin invites everyone to visit its booth, which is located in the Trade & Industry Pavilion.

 

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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15/03/2018
Klabin sponsors “Images of Aleijadinho” at MASP

The initiative is part of Klabin’s efforts to support and encourage culture

São Paulo, March 15, 2018 – The exhibit, which presents around 50 works of the artist and will be one of the museum’s main attractions this year, is sponsored in full by Klabin.In addition to the devotional sculptures of Aleijadinho, the exhibit will feature maps, engravings, photographs, paintings and sculptures made by travelers and other artists, which contribute to our understanding of the context and influence that this artist from Minas Gerais has had on the history of Brazilian art.

The initiative is part of Klabin’s efforts to support and encourage culture, which is one of the pillars of its social investment.The exhibit is expected to set a new attendance record, since it has been anticipated for 10 years.

 

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Location:MASP – São Paulo Museum of Art Assis Chateaubriand

Address:Avenida Paulista, 1.578 - Bela Vista, São Paulo

Duration:From March 10 to June 3, 2018 – Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission:R$ 35 (free on Tuesdays)

More information:https://masp.org.br/exposicoes/aleijadinho

 

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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14/03/2018
Klabin expands Beekeeping and Meliponiculture Program to São Paulo and Santa Catarina

Expansion of the program - a success in Paraná - has the potential to increase honey production by 8% in 2018

Paraná, March 14, 2018 – Klabin’s Beekeeping and Meliponiculture Program has recently expanded its activities to the cities of Otacílio Costa, Santa Catarina, and Angatuba, São Paulo, where the company already has forest and industrial operations. With this expansion, the program now includes 49 beekeepers and 78 apiaries, with another 24 partners expected to be added from the two new cities by the end of 2018, to reach more than 100 apiaries, spread over forests in 12 cities in the states of Paraná, São Paulo and Santa Catarina.


For 80 million years bees have been performing the crucial task of pollinating plants and are thus considered the most efficient animals to transport pollen from one flower to another. One such example is the melipona bee that is native to Brazil, which is responsible for 40% to 90% of the pollination of our native forests. Due to environmental changes caused by the actions of human beings, bees in general run the risk of extinction and, without them, honey and more than 80% of the food consumed by human beings today will cease to exist.

 

To give the program a boost and show its importance for preserving the environment, Klabin annually holds training programs for partner beekeepers, which include theory and practical classes focused on improving yield and quality of honey. “The courses address techniques on good management of apiaries and improve quality and productivity levels, which ensures income growth for beekeepers,” explained Luiz Vicente Miranda, coordinator of Klabin’s Beekeeping and Meliponiculture Program. In the last training program, held last year at the Apiary School situated at the Monte Alegre Unit in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, beekeepers learned about the process – from the development of larvae to the birth of bees and also the behavior of queen bees.

 

Launched in 2005, Klabin’s Beekeeping and Meliponiculture Program is conducted in partnership with Beekeeper Associations in the participating cities and aims to make full use of the potential offered by forests for non-wood products, driving the development of production chains that bring benefits both to the environment and to the communities surrounding the Company’s operations. “Rational beekeeping is considered as one of the principal alternatives for small and medium-sized producers as it is an excellent source of food, enables rapid growth in household income, improves crop yield and offers tremendous potential for integration with forest activities,” highlighted Miranda.


The program ended 2017 with record production of 40 tons of honey, nearly half of which were produced by the 13 partners located in Ortigueira. In 2018, honey production is expected to grow 8% in all cities. Since its launch, the program has produced and sold approximately 143 tons of honey.

 

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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13/03/2018
Klabin participates in Latin America’s biggest logistics and foreign trade event

The company is one of the event sponsors supporting APPA

São Paulo, March 13, 2018 – From March 13 to 15, Klabin takes part in the 24th Intermodal South America 2018to be held in São Paulo Expo, inpartnership with the Port Administration of Paranaguá and Antonina (APPA). The company will reinforce its goal of promoting business deals and partnerships that favor the development of the logistics and foreign trade sectors, especially Brazil’s logistics infrastructure and investments in technology and planning.

The company is one of the event sponsors supporting APPA, an important partner in the operation of Klabin’s Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Paraná. It is Brazil’s only mill to simultaneously offer hardwood (eucalyptus), softwood (pine) and fluff pulp and, in order to ship the production, the company built the Pulp and Paper Logistics Unit in Paranaguá, also in Paraná, which has the capacity to ship annually 900 thousand tons of raw materials.

Inaugurated in 2016, the Unit is fully dedicated to shipping the production to export markets, which ensures speed and competitiveness for the business. With built-up area of 24,000 m², the Unit has a 23.5-km railway line built by the company, which connects the Unit to the Central do Paraná railroad station and operates seven locomotives and 306 freight cars.

Intermodal, considered one of the world’s main logistics, cargo transportation and foreign trade fairs, is expected to attract over 33,000 professionals, mainly representatives of shippers from diverse sectors of the economy, warehouses, logistics condominiums, operators, trading houses and companies in general. The previous edition gathered over 400 brands from 22 countries such as Argentina, Belgium, China, United States and the United Kingdom.

Event information

Klabin and APPA Booth: 7-50

Venue: São Paulo Expo

Address: Rodovia dos Imigrantes, km 1,5 – Vila Água Funda

Time: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Information:www.intermodal.com.br/pt

 

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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08/03/2018
Klabin delivers donations to APAE and Children’s Home of Ortigueira

The organization’s acquired equipment and a vehicle with the funds donated by Klabin through an agreement with BNDES

Paraná, March 8, 2018 - Improving services for the 84 children and adults with disabilities was a dream that the Ortigueira chapter of the Association of Parents and Friends of Exceptional Children (APAE) realized earlier this year. Through an agreement between Klabin and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), the association was able to acquire R$60,000 worth of computer equipment, physical therapy devices and educational, psychological and speech-therapy services. “We’re thrilled with this donation, since it will improve the services we offer to students, modernize our tests and activities and support their mental and motor development,” acknowledged Rosina Carneiro Vieira, the director of the APAE chapter.

APAE, which has maintained a presence in Ortigueira for 29 years, serves youth and adults in the city and surrounding region. The donations will help to equip the organization’s computer laboratory and to acquire equipment used to treat the students. Expressing his gratitude for the donation, the association’s president, Antonio Ribeiro, said that the funds would enable the organization’s professionals to improve the quality of the services they offer to the students.

The partnership between Klabin and the BNDES also made possible the donation of a bus to the Padre Livio Donati Children’s Home, which is located in Ortigueira as well. The organization offers to youth from the local community after-class activities such as tutoring, dance and music. "With the bus, we’ll be able to take our kids to presentations here and in other cities, and to organize other projects,” said Father Mario Valcamônica, the manager of the children’s home. To show their appreciation, the organization’s students gave a musical presentation to Klabin managers and employees in the auditorium at the Puma Unit.

Practicing social responsibility in neighboring communities is a commitment championed in Klabin’s Sustainability Policy. “Our goal is to interact more with the communities near our forestry and industrial operations and, most importantly, to contribute to the region’s development, education, environment and culture. As our company grows, the communities around us have to grow too,” said Klabin’s Pulp Industrial Director, Sadi Carlos de Oliveira.

 

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

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

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

 

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07/03/2018
Schools in Otacílio Costa receives Klabin’s Growing Up Reading project

The city’s public elementary schools received 900 children’s books

Santa Catarina, March 7, 2018 – Last week, the public elementary schools CEI Professora Marlene Luiz Antunes and CEI Valdecir José Carvalho, both in the city of ​ Otacílio Costa, participated in the last phase of the Klabin project Growing Up Reading, which encourages reading among children up to 6 years old. Nine hundred books were donated, along with two reading corners, which encourage creativity, imagination and the exchange of experiences, while promoting the principles of the National Pact for Literacy at the Right Age.

The project’s actions include supporting the development of teachers, teaching coordinators and principals in the local public elementary school system, as well as technicians at the Municipal Department of Education, using a digital platform managed by the Avisa Lá Institute. Reading corners were created at the schools, which were planned and installed by the teachers themselves. Each collection has 450 donated books, which were chosen by a curators specializing in primary education. Also as part of the project, Klabin offers a storytelling workshop for the students’ parents, who presented the results to their children during the inauguration ceremony for the reading corner.

Developed five years ago 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. Since then, over 10,000 children have benefited from the initiative, with some 11,000 books donated and more than 600 primary education professionals trained.

 

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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07/03/2018
Klabin’s Puma Unit conducts Maintenance Shutdown from March 10 to 21

2018 Maintenance Shutdown has already created 250 jobs in Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba.

Klabin’s Puma Unit located in Ortigueira, Paraná, is preparing for the 2018 Maintenance Shutdown. This year, more than 4,000 maintenance services, needed to ensure the safe operation of the plant, will be conducted from March 10 to 21. Maintenance Shutdown is mandatory for companies having machinery that functions under pressure, such as boilers and digesters.

About 110 companies were hired to carry out maintenance services during the 11-day shutdown period. Apart from the activities that demand skilled manpower, hundreds of job opportunities have been created in the region.

According to data from recruitment firms and employment agencies in Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira, more than 250 temporary jobs were created for the Maintenance Shutdown. Most of the jobs are related to security, such as occupational safety technicians and security personnel.

The jobs were created in January and many of those hired have already been working for more than a month. However, with the Maintenance Shutdown, cities in the region witness greater circulation of people, which also heats up the local economy.  “Apart from the jobs directly involved in the maintenance shutdown, the activities of contractors boost the services sector, such as hotels and food, creating more job opportunities in this period,” points out Uilson Paiva, Community Relations Manager at Klabin.

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Due to equipment shutdown or the resumption of activities, during the maintenance period people might sense odors or hear noises in the vicinity of the plant. The company stresses that none of these is harmful to the health of people or the environment. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to call Klabin at 0800 728 0607 or send an email to 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

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07/02/2018
Klabin acquires interest in Israeli startup Melodea Ltd.

Deal strengthens the company’s investments in the area of research, development and innovation

São Paulo, February 7, 2018 – Further advancing its innovation strategy, Klabin announces the acquisition of a 12.5% interest in the Israeli startup Melodea Bio Based Solutions, a pioneer in the technology for extracting cellulose nanocrystalline (CNC), a 100% biobased and renewable product. The investment of US$2.5 million will strengthen Klabin’s efforts in the areas of Research, Development & Innovation, which is focused on developing bioeconomical solutions for the responsible, efficient and sustainable use of natural resources.

Klabin’s goal is to use cellulose nanocrystalline applications to make stronger paper and packaging, 100% recyclable and that can leverage new business opportunities for forestry products. “Melodea’s has excellent capacity for developing the CNC technologies, with applications in several industries. Given its high crystalline properties and capacity to form dense and highly cohesive films, CNC is an innovative route for renewable and sustainable barriers for paper and packaging that ensure greater resistance to air, water, vapors and oil, etc., while using a more environmental friendly technology”, says Francisco Razzolini, Klabin’s Director for Technology and Pulp Business. The project will enable Klabin to further enhance its research, support the performance of its business lines and drive innovation in its forestry base, in ways that are economically viable and environmentally responsible.

The strategy of this promising partnership, which is based on the fundamentals of Klabin’s operating efficiency and Sustainability Policy, takes advantage of synergies with Melodea’s focus on meeting global demand for innovative materials that substitute fossil-based products. “We have remarkable synergy with Klabin’s commitment to innovation and sustainable development and look forward to leveraging their leadership reputation and marketplace resources to advance a next generation of safe and renewable industrial CNC products”, says Dr. Shaul Lapidot, CEO of Melodea Ltd.

The deal represents yet another investment by Klabin in its Research Development & Innovation. In the past three years, the company has invested R$70 million in completing and integrating its research and development in the areas of forestry and industry, providing a broad and unified view of the topic. In June 2017, Klabin inaugurated its Technology Center in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, which works to anticipate trends and to develop new sustainable technologies and applications with laboratories capable of producing a wide array of forestry products and to conduct simulations of the mill’s production facilities. The center seeks to anticipate trends and to develop new sustainable technologies and applications.

 

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

About Melodea

Melodea Ltd.is a pioneer in economically extracting cellulose nanocrystalline from wood pulp and waste products of the pulp and paper production process. The company also develops unique technologies CNC applications to improve the resistance of biopackaging, paper, textile, pharmaceutical goods, cosmetics, paints and adhesives. Founded in 2010 by researchers from the Biotechnology Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the startup has benefitted from the strategic partnership of the Swedish group Holmen Ab.www.melodea.eu

Media Relations – Klabin

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Claudia Bogossian: +55 (11) 3323-3834 – 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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23/01/2018
Klabin completes works at the bridge over Tibagi River

Improvements will increase the safety of the local population

Telêmaco Borba, January 23, 2018 – Klabin has just concluded the construction works to recover and widen the bridge over Tibagi River, in Telêmaco Borba (PR). The bridge, inaugurated in 1951, received - in less than a year - shoulders on both sides and a pedestrian crossing to increase the safety of the local population. Finishing touches, such as adjusting the accesses and landscaping are under way, but local traffic has been fully normalized.

The works on the bridge over Tibagi River and on highway PR-160 are part of the agreement between Klabin and the Paraná state government, which determines that these investments be deducted from a portion of the VAT (ICMS tax) payable by the company. The agreement was divided into three phases, the first of which started in January 2017, with the construction of the third lane between Gate 3 of the company and Harmonia, and was concluded in July of that year.

Phase two includes improvements of the bridge over Tibagi River and construction of the third lane between the bridge and the overpass giving access to Telêmaco Borba. To completely finish this phase, Klabin is waiting for Sanepar and the Paraná State Department of Roads and Highways (DER-PR) to complete sewage and repaving works, respectively. Therefore, drivers should be extra careful when driving around the stretch, as improvements as still being made and DER is constantly interrupting traffic.

Klabin is awaiting for DER’s release documentation to start phase three, which includes construction of an access ramp to Gate 2 and of the third lane between Telêmaco Borba and Imbaú.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to call Klabin at 0800 728 0607 or contact it by e-mail 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 (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

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17/01/2018
Social Forests producers fair resumes this Saturday in Ortigueira

Fair will be held at the Neighboring Unit in Vila Nova, offering a wide variety of produce grown by local farmers

The Social Forests Family Farming Produce Fair will resume functioning every Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Vila Nova Neighboring Unit in Ortigueira, starting from January 20.Since late last year, local producers who participate in Klabin’s Social Forests - Planning Sustainable Properties program offer the community a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, cheeses, jams, breads and biscuits.Visitors to the fair can also buy locally made handicrafts and have some coffee and toast.

 

Service:

Social Forests Family Farming Produce Fair  

- Fruits and vegetables

- Handmade products

- Local handicrafts

- Coffee and toast.

Date: Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Venue:Vila Nova Neighboring Unit, near the Casa da Criança Padre Lívio Donati in Ortigueira.

 

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

 

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08/01/2018
Klabin is included in the WWF Environmental Index

Of the 93 companies from around the world selected for the index, six are from South America and only three are Brazilian

São Paulo, January 8, 2018 – For the third time in a row Klabin has been included in the Environmental Paper Company Index 2017 (EPCI), published every two years by WWF.  EPCI is based on voluntary disclosure by companies of more than 50 indicators that measure the environmental performance and changes in them over time with regard to Responsible Fiber Supply, Clean Production and Environmental Management System reports.

Klabin achieved a high level of performance by reaching a score of 100% on Responsible Fiber Supply, and a 6% increase in the Clean Production indicator compared to the previous measurement, while maintaining its score above 50% in Environmental Management reports. All the indicators considered the operations of the company’s 18 current production units (17 in Brazil and one in Argentina), compared to 14 units the company had in the previous edition. The company’s results and inclusion in the Index underscore sustainability as the foundation of Klabin’s business management, being the link in the continuous creation of value, which prioritizes a balance between the economical, social and environmental spheres.

One of the issues in the Brazilian scenario that WWF’s Index highlights is the certified and correctly managed planted forests as the main factor in reducing the pressure on natural forests, which enables forest restoration initiatives. In this context, Klabin has been consolidating its position by having its forest stewardship practices as a global productivity benchmark. It was the first company in the Southern Hemisphere to receive an international certification attesting to its responsible and economically feasible forest management practices that foster healthy relations with local communities and was the pioneered the forestry certification for small rural farmer partners.

Also according to the EPCI results, South America became the leader this year, reporting the environmental performance of over 50% of the total volume of pulp and paper produced in the region.  Altogether, 93 companies from all over the world participated, of which six are from South America and three are Brazilians.  In this edition, participants from Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America disclosed their environmental performance in the pulp, packaging paper, printing paper, newsprint and sanitary (hygiene, personal and professional use) paper.

 

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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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

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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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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