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28/06/2017
Klabin inaugurates Technology Center in Paraná

The project aspires to be one of the most modern research centers in the pulp and paper industry

Paraná, June 28, 2017 – Klabin is inaugurating today its Technology Center in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná. The new center completes the integration of the research and development fronts of the company’s business teams, a strategy that was adopted to incorporate a global, unified and highly complex vision. With laboratories capable of producing a wide range of forestry products and conducting simultaneous simulations of the production lines at industrial units, the center seeks to anticipate trends and to develop new technologies and sustainable applications. Its construction is part of a plan to invest R$70 million in Research, Development and Innovation (R&D+I) over three years (through 2017), which also includes the acquisition of equipment, the revamping of forestry research labs and the training and recruiting of technicians and researchers.

 

Klabin’s Technology Center will focus on five research fields: wood quality; development of new products and applications for pulp; development of new products and applications for packaging paper; new forestry technological routes; and the environment and sustainability. To support the center’s work, Klabin also structured a local and international network of partnerships with technology incubators, universities and prominent research centers.

 

 “We are taking Klabin’s Research, Development and Innovation activities to an ever higher level. The new Technology Center will boast expert professionals and state-of-the-art laboratories to ensure that Klabin can accelerate its research and development and operate on the cutting edge of its industry,” said Francisco Razzolini, Technology Director at Klabin’s Pulp Unit.

 

The forestry and industrial R&D teams will have over 100 specialized professionals dedicated to research and innovation. The team is formed by forestry, chemical and industrial engineers specializing in the industry. Klabin also has invested heavily in training and recruiting technicians and researchers.

 

The five research routes of Klabin’s Technology Center

 

1. Wood Quality

Developing unique products starts in the forest, whose quality has a direct impact on the production process and end-product quality. The research work will focus on forest productivity and on complex analyses of wood quality.

 

2. Development of new products and applications: pulp

Pulp production should be approached as an integrated forest-mill process, which enables the company to achieve ever higher levels of production efficiency and effectiveness. In addition to improving the pulp’s morphological properties, the research also will focus on selecting pine and eucalyptus species for the production of specific types of pulp, optimizing processes and selecting production additives.

 

3. Development of new products and applications: packaging paper

The main aim is to develop new products for all of Klabin’s packaging paper lines. The research will focus on producing lower grammage products, doing more with less and incorporating special characteristics that confer superior physical properties and resistance to external factors that affect packaging, such as moisture, vapors and oil- and grease-based contaminants.  

 

4. New technological routes based on forestry resources

Klabin’s forestry resources make it highly competitive in the domestic and international markets. This line of research, which is new at the company, aims to diversify the use of the forestry base and of wood components (i.e., pulp, lignin, hemicellulose and resins). Because it cultivates pine and eucalyptus trees, the combination of possibilities offered by these two species expands Klabin’s advantage and leverages the exploration of new technological routes and the development of new products and co-products.

 

5. The environment and sustainability

This line of research focuses on increasing the sustainability of Klabin’s processes and products. It seeks to reuse subproducts from the industrial process, make better use of the waste generated and reduce the consumption of inputs, such as water, energy and chemicals. Special attention will be given to the potential impact from climate change.

 

One year since the Puma Unit’s inauguration

The inauguration of the Technology Center comes exactly one year after another important milestone for the company: the inauguration ceremony for the Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Paraná. The largest investment in Klabin’s history, the unit launched production in March 2016 and represents a milestone in the new growth cycle of the company, which effectively became the only company in Brazil to produce, at the same industrial unit, hardwood pulp, softwood pulp and fluff pulp. With production capacity of 1.5 million tons of pulp, the project received investment of R$8.5 billion, including infrastructure, taxes and contract amendments, and made Klabin self-sufficient in electricity generation.

The innovative path followed by the Puma Unit now extends to Klabin’s Technology Center. As the main Brazilian company in the pulp and paper industry cultivating pine and eucalyptus forests, Klabin sets itself apart and is conducting R&D activities for the two pulp types, hardwood and softwood. The possible combinations are infinite and will create opportunities to explore new technological routes, develop higher-value products and drive incremental and disruptive innovations that will leverage the company’s competitive potential in all business areas.

 

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

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Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br

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27/06/2017
Klabin announces Forest Stewardship Plan for Santa Catarina

The document contains the company’s efforts to promote the good management of its forests, the indicators of its social and environmental actions and investments carried out in the state and its sustainability policy

Santa Catarina, June 27, 2017 – Klabin published on its website the Public Summary - Forestry Stewardship Plan for Santa Catarina 2017. The document contains the company’s efforts to promote the good management of its forests, the indicators of its social and environmental actions and investments carried out in the state and its sustainability policy.

The highlight of this year’s summary was the identification of a rare endangered amphibian species, the glass frog (Vitreorana uranoscopa), in the Serra da Farofa Complex, which is an environmental conservation and preservation unit maintained by Klabin in Santa Catarina that is classified as a State Natural Heritage Private Reserve (RPPNE). The identification is a result of the fauna and flora monitoring activities conducted during 2016 and confirms the importance of good forest management practices that attest to ideal conditions for preserving biodiversity.

In addition to highlighting the external commitments assumed voluntarily by the company, the summary provides details on the company's forest areas in the state, such as geo-climatic, topographic, geological and hydrological data. It also presents information on its forestry stewardship that encompasses various areas and operations, such as research, planning, silviculture, harvesting and forestry transportation.

To read the Public Summary - Forestry Management Plan for Santa Catarina 2017, go to: http://bit.ly/2rZYiFO.

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

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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22/06/2017
Klabin begins paving works on urban stretch of Highway PR-160 in Imbaú

The works are yet another investment made by Klabin in projects that contribute to local development and bring major benefits to the community of Imbaú

Paraná, June 22, 2017 - Paving works begin this month on a stretch of approximately one kilometer of Highway PR-160, which traverses the urban area of Imbaú, Paraná. The project, which is being executed by Klabin in partnership with the local government of Imbaú, includes asphalting, improvements to the road drainage system and the installation of speed bumps and signage. The measures will help reduce traffic bottlenecks in the region and improve safety for pedestrians, drivers and local residents.


The works are yet another investment made by Klabin in projects that contribute to local development and bring major benefits to the community of Imbaú. The contractor Construferri is responsible for the works and, as instructed by Klabin, the priority is to hire local labor. The city government is responsible for regulating the sidewalks along the newly paved stretch.


Note that during the works, which should run through September, the Company recommends that drivers of trucks, cars, buses, vans and motorcyclists pay special attention while passing through the region and respect all traffic signs and speed limits to ensure the public’s safety. During the maintenance phase, traffic through the area will restricted to a single lane using a “stop-and-go” system.

 

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

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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14/06/2017
Unprecedented study supported by Klabin presented at coffee industry forum

The study shows a significant change in packaging consumption by the coffee industry

São Paulo, June 14, 2017 – The study entitled “Evaluation of Packaging and Storage Methods for Specialty Coffees,” which was coordinated by Professor FlávioMeiraBorémfrom the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA-MG), was presented for the first time in Brazil at a lecture during the 7th Coffee Dinner & Coffee Summit, on June 9, in São Paulo. The study, supported by Klabin, a leader in Brazil’s industrial bags segment, shows a significant change in packaging consumption by the coffee industry.

Using sensory testing as reference, the final report of the study confirmed that it is possible to maintain the quality of coffee beans over long storage periods and that high-barrier paper packaging is the most efficient for this process. After 18 months of storage, specialty coffees prepared using the natural or unwashed method stored in high barrier paper packaging achieved the highest score in preserving the beans' original characteristics, of over 82, while vacuum packaging scored 81 and jute 73. In addition to proving the best option for preserving the original characteristics of specialty coffees for export, paper packaging also is considered financially advantageous by the market compared to vacuum packaging, for example.

Organized by the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council (Cecafé), the Coffee Dinner & Coffee Summit Forum gathers the entire coffee community to promote coffee as a sustainable product and one of the main drivers of Brazil’s agribusiness. The forum’s discussions go beyond the macroeconomic scenario to cover the issues of world trade, global supply, competitiveness and industry sustainability. In this light, Klabin’s corporate DNA drives it to develop solutions that help clients align their activities with this positive agenda. Coffee production is gaining relevance in the company's business and innovation lines, since the packaging is recyclable and made from renewable natural resources with raw materials from planted and certified forests.

About the study

Klabin is a member of the partnership for the unprecedented study “Evaluation of Packaging and Storage Methods for Specialty Coffees,” which, led by professor Flávio Meira Borém from the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA-MG), was conducted in partnership with the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), Videplast, Bourbon Specialty Coffees and Carmocoffees. The study assessed eight different types of packaging for two types of specialty coffees in the domestic and international market for a period of 18 months. The final report concludes that high-barrier paper packaging may be the most efficient in preserving the original characteristics of specialty coffee for export.

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

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

 

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08/06/2017
Endangered jaguar identified in Klabin’s forests

The animal was spotted on the Monte Alegre Farm, the company’s forest area located in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná

Paraná, June 8, 2017 –Klabin has identified, for the first time ever, a jaguar in its forest area in Paraná state. The feline is considered critically endangered and vulnerable based, respectively, on the state list of the Environmental Institute of Paraná (IAP) and on the federal list of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). The animal was spotted on the Monte Alegre Farm, the company’s forest area located in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná.


The registration of the species Panthera onca, which had not been seen in this part of Paraná for over 20 years, was made possible by the wildlife monitoring activities conducted by Klabin in partnership with the consulting firm Casa da Floresta, which use the motion-sensitive nighttime cameras on permanent standby in the observation areas. This type of monitoring has already led to the identification of 136 mammals since 2011, with 12,960 hours recorded over the last six years of monitoring.


Identification of the jaguar is a positive indicator of the performance of the forest steward using mosaic agriculture carried out by Klabin. By integrating pine and eucalyptus planted forests with preserved native forests, this agricultural system supports the formation of ecological corridors, which allow native wildlife to roam their natural habitat and contributes directly to protecting the soil and biodiversity. Klabin, which preserves more than 40% of its total forest area, has 229,000 hectares of forests planted with pine and eucalyptus trees and 214,000 hectares of native forests.


The habitat of the Panthera onca, the largest feline on the American continent and the only one in this region belonging to the Panthera genus, spans from the North of Argentina to the South of the United States, reaching its highest concentrations in Brazil’s tropical forests. The jaguar has a tawny yellow coat with dark spots, short limbs and a large, rounded head. Due to deforestation, which leads to habitat loss and consequently less abundant prey and more time spent hunting, its numbers have been considerably reduced. In Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, which has suffered major modifications to its landscape, it is estimated that, over the last 15 years, the jaguar population has fallen by at least 80%, with only some 300 specimens remaining divided into eight sub-populations of the species. Its presence and abundance depend on factors such as significant presence of water and well-preserved native vegetation, which support various wildlife species belonging to the jaguar’s food chain. These unique characteristics are found in the forest areas maintained by 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 (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

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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05/06/2017
Artists inspire World Environment Day at Klabin

Klabin celebrates World Environment Day today by inviting its employees and the society to reflect on the question: how would the planet be in the future if we all start caring for the environment today?

São Paulo, June 5, 2017 - Klabin celebrates World Environment Day today by inviting its employees and the society to reflect on the question: how would the planet be in the future if we all start caring for the environment today?

The company posed this question to five Brazilian artists, each with different traits and styles, who responded in the form of exclusive drawings that were transformed into postcards by the company and distributed to all employees. The idea was to encourage them to inspire others to think of alternatives for a world that is in harmony with the environment, an idea that is inherent to the company’s DNA and which is reflected in all the social and environmental actions in the regions where it operates.

This action follows the concept of the “It's in Our Nature” campaign launched at the start of the year and will be disseminated in the company's internal communication initiatives and on social networks (Instagram and LinkedIn), as well as in posters at units all across Brazil and in marketing e-mails to customers, partners and other stakeholders.

See the Klabin Environment Campaign postcards:

https://www.instagram.com/klabin_

Meet the artists who designed the Klabin postcards:

Thales Molina: behance.net/thalesmolina

Bruna Barros: brunabarrosillustration.com

Juliano Augusto: 45jj.org

Hiro Kawahara: hiro.art.br

Bel Andrade Lima: www.belandradelima.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

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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02/06/2017
28th edition of Caiubi Program saw the presence of over 60 teachers

The initiative included lectures and interactive role-playing activities that focused on the importance of environmental and sustainability issues

Santa Catarina, June 2, 2017 – The 28th edition of the Caiubi Program, organized by Klabin, gathered over 60 teachers from the public schools in the cities of Santa Cecília, Otacílio Costa and Bocaina do Sul in Santa Catarina. Organized on May 31 and June 1, the initiative included lectures and interactive role-playing activities that focused on the importance of environmental and sustainability issues. Besides raising awareness and educating teachers on the issues on the agenda, the initiative enables them to disseminate the knowledge acquired among their students who, in turn, can multiply it among their communities.

Held in Santa Catarina since 2007, the Caiubi Program has brought Klabin even closer to the communities in the 40 cities across the state where it has forestry and industrial operations.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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31/05/2017
Klabin showcases its fiber solutions at Tissue World 2017

This traditional international fair is being held in Brazil for the second time, in which the company has always participated

São Paulo, May 31, 2017 – The only company in Brazil to produce hardwood pulp, softwood pulp and fluff pulp at the same industrial unit, Klabin will showcase in this edition of Tissue World, its fiber solutions for diverse industrial applications in the tissue and hygiene products industry. This traditional international fair is being held in Brazil for the second time, in which the company has always participated.


On display at the Klabin booth will be products such as hardwood pulp, under the brand LyptusCel™.Produced from planted eucalyptus forests, it provides softness and high absorption capacity to papers.PineCel™, a softwood pulp derived from planted pine forests, which makes products more resistant, and PineFluff™, the company’s fluff pulp, will also be on display.Produced on a large scale for the first time in Brazil from softwood pulp from pine, fluff pulp can be used in infant and adult diapers, sanitary pads, mats for pets and other products.


Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, Klabin started producing market pulp with the start-up of its Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Paraná, in March 2016.One of the most modern pulp plants in the world, the Unit has the capacity to produce 1.5 million tons of pulp, with 1.1 million tons of bleached hardwood pulp (eucalyptus) and 400,000 tons of bleached softwood pulp (pine), a portion of which will be converted into fluff pulp.

Event

Venue:Transamérica Expo Center – Av. Dr. Mário Villas Boas Rodrigues, 387

Santo Amaro - São Paulo (SP)

Date:May 31 to June 2

For more information about the event www.tissueworld.com/

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

 

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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30/05/2017
Caiubi Program will bring together teachers from three cities in Santa Catarina

Besides raising awareness among teachers in the region on the importance of environmental issues, the initiative is an opportunity for the company to strengthen its relations with the local communities

Santa Catarina, May 30, 2017 – On May 31 and June 1, Klabin will hold the 28th edition of the Caiubi Program in the cities of Santa Cecília, Otacílio Costa and Bocaina do Sul in Santa Catarina, where it has forestry activities. Besides raising awareness among teachers in the region on the importance of environmental issues, the initiative is an opportunity for the company to strengthen its relations with the local communities, which can better understand Klabin and its forestry processes, such as harvest and forest management, as well as its social and environmental initiatives in the cities where it operates.

The first day of the program will focus on lectures on the environment: Sustainable Forest Plantations, More than Animals!, Fun Activities on Environmental Education and Legal Forests Program, to be given, respectively, by Mireli Moura Pitz Floriani, biologist and sustainability analyst at Klabin, Vilmar Piccinato Filho, forest engineer at SUMATRA, Ilton Agostini, biologist and officer of the Environmental Police, and Leandro Casanova, specialist in water resources at the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi). The following role-playing activities will also be held: Do Bicho ao Nicho, by Vilmar Piccinato Filho, which will provide ecological information on the region’s fauna; and Jogão Fique Legal, a game that simulates a 40 m² trail and teaches about caring for the environment in the daily activities, which will be intermediated by Daiana Barth, environmental manager at Apremavi.

The second day will feature a presentation on the Growing and Reading Project, a Klabin initiative in partnership with the NGO United Way Brasil, which encourages reading among children of up to six years and aims to foster contact with books by stimulating creativity and imagination. In Santa Catarina, Klabin has already donated ten reading corners to municipal kindergarten schools in nine cities. This year, it will donate six more, including one to the city of Santa Cecília.  After the presentation, which will be made by a professional from Communication and Sustainability area at Klabin, Aline Yukari Tozaki, there will be a storytelling activity for teachers, conducted by Rosana Padial, technical consultant to the Growing and Reading Project. The event will also include a lecture by the sanitary and environmental engineer at Klabin, Rodrigo Teixeira, on Klabin’s environmental management system.  a role-playing activity about ecological balance and food chain, to be conducted by biologist Mireli Floriani; as well as visits to the Klabin Araucária Trail and the Correia Pinto industrial unit.  

Held in Santa Catarina since 2007, the Caiubi Program aims to raise awareness among teachers on environmental issues so that they can become multipliers of this knowledge for students and the communities where they work.  The program has brought Klabin even closer to the communities in the 40 cities across the state where it has forestry and industrial operations.

The 28th edition will be held at the Klabin Environmental Education Center at the Correia Pinto Unit.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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29/05/2017
Klabin wins “Leadership in Industry” award in Itajaí, Santa Catarina

The company was awarded for its consolidated position in the pulp and paper market and its importance for the city

Santa Catarina, May 29, 2017 – On May 26, Klabin received the “Destaque na Indústria” (Leadership in Industry) award at an event organized by the Itajaí Business Association (ACII).In its 28th edition, the award honored the trajectory of the entrepreneurs of Itajaí who stood out in 2016, and the winners were elected through a vote by association members.The company was awarded for its consolidated position in the pulp and paper market and its importance for the city.Klabin’s Industrial Manager in Itajaí, Pedro Paulo da Luz, received the trophy on behalf of the company.


Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, Klabin has been in Itajaí for 17 years, with a plant fully dedicated to conversion of corrugated board packaging.The company has been present in Santa Catarina since 1969 and also has industrial units in the cities of Otacílio Costa, Correia Pinto and Lages.


The awards ceremony was held at the Maria’s Itajaí convention center, in which the mayor of Itajaí, Volnei Morastoni, local authorities, representatives from major companies in the region, ACII members and guests participated.  Apart from the “Industry Leadership” category, the award was given in eight other categories:Woman Entrepreneur, Leadership in Management, Young Entrepreneur, Leadership in Trade, Leadership in Services, Leadership in Social Responsibility, Leadership in Public Service and Leadership in the Non-Profit Sector.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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29/05/2017
Klabin participates in Global Action in Goiana (PE)

In addition to donating citronella seedlings, the company organized paper recycling workshops and painting activities for children during the event

Pernambuco, May 29, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporterand the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, participated on May 27 in the 26th Global Action, a social responsibility campaign organized by the Rede Globo television network and the Industrial Social Service (Sesi), which offers free citizenship, quality of life and disease prevention services to the population. This is the first time that the city of Goiana in Pernambuco hosts the event, which was held at the Sesi unit in the city’s central district.

Present in Goiana since 1973, where it has an industrial unit to produce recycled papers, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, employing over 1,100 persons, Klabin participated in the Global Action campaign with a booth where it organized social and environmental awareness activities. The company held workshops on recycling paper and provided children with toys made of corrugated board for them to interact with and paint. The Company also donated 1,000 citronella seedlings to combat Aedes Aegypti, the mosquito that transmits dengue, and distributed 150 waste collection kits made of corrugated board, for disposing of paper, plastic and organic items used during the event.

Klabin’s support to the project underlines its commitment to the social development of communities surrounding its operations. Around 8,000 people participated in the event.

Held simultaneously in 27 Brazilian cities and the Federal District, the 2017 Global Action campaign also included activities such as issue of identity document, individual taxpayer’s card (CPF), voter’s card and work permit; legal guidance in family, civil, criminal, consumer and housing issues; marriage and steady union procedures. The services were offered according to availability in each city. Since its first edition in 1991, the event has served nearly 46 million people.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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25/05/2017
Klabin holds first meeting with 12 cities in the Campos Gerais region that will share ICMS revenue

The first transfer of tax revenues will occur in January 2018, considering the ICMS amounts calculated in 2016

Paraná, May 25, 2017 – On Thursday morning (May 25), Klabin, representatives from the Paraná State Finance Department, as well as mayors and secretaries of the 12 cities in the Campos Gerais region gathered at the auditorium of the Puma Unit in Ortigueira for the first meeting of the Managing Group of the ICMS sharing agreement.


According to the agreement, signed in 2012 between Klabin and the 12 cities in the region, 50% of added value for ICMS return to be generated by the Puma Unit would be retained in the city housing the new plant (which was not defined at the time), and the remaining 50% would be shared among other cities in the region, which also form the Company’s forestry base:Cândido de Abreu, Congonhinhas, Curiúva, Imbaú, Reserva, Rio Branco do Ivaí, São Jerônimo da Serra, Sapopema, Telêmaco Borba, Tibagi and Ventania.


The division meets the criteria that take into account the volume of wood sent by each city to Klabin's plants in Paraná (Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira), the population and the improvement of the city in the Municipal Development Index (IPDM) of the Economic and Social Development Institute of the State of Paraná (Ipardes).


The first transfer of tax revenues will occur in January 2018, considering the ICMS amounts calculated in 2016. The next meeting of the Managing Group will be held in September 2017.


"The meeting was important to share the information with mayors and to define the next steps in this tax sharing arrangement, which puts into practice our desire that Klabin’s new plant contributes not only to the city housing it, but also to the development of other cities in the region," highlights José Totti, Forestry Officer of Klabin.


In today's meeting, the mayors and secretaries visited the infrastructure at the Puma Unit and learned about the pulp production process at the main control room and the wood transportation operation at the Logistics Center of the Forestry Unit. Finally, all participants had lunch at the plant cafeteria.

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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25/05/2017
Klabin asphalts urban area of PR-160 highway in Imbaú

Carried out in partnership with the municipal government, the initiative will improve safety for pedestrians and drivers

Paraná, May 25, 2017 – After building a plaza with a leisure area, which was inaugurated late last year, Klabin will deliver one more amenity to the people of Imbaú, in partnership with the local government. On June 1, Klabin will start paving a stretch of approximately one kilometer of the PR-160 highway, which crosses the urban area of Imbaú. The work includes asphalting, improvements to the road drainage system, installation of speed bumps and signage, which will help reduce traffic bottlenecks in the region and improve safety for pedestrians, drivers and inhabitants. Currently, the Francisco Siqueira Kortz and Antonio Vieira da Rosa streets have irregular stone pavements. On the stretch to be asphalted are the City Hall, the City Council of Imbaú, the Child Protective Services Unit, a municipal school, and a few residences.

The work will be conducted with Klabin’s own resources. Construferri will be the company responsible for the works. Following Klabin’s suggestion, the manpower hired will use the maximum of local workers. The construction company will also acquire inputs and accommodate its teams in Imbaú in order to stimulate the region’s economy. The local government is responsible for regulating the sidewalks along the paved stretch.

“Klabin’s sustainability policy includes investments in projects that contribute to the local development and this important infrastructure work in Imbaú is certainly a huge benefit to the community," says Uilson Paiva, Community Relations Manager at Klabin.

During the works, which should run till September, the Company recommends drivers of trucks, cars, buses and vans, and motorcyclists to pay special attention while driving in the region, respecting the signage and speed limits to ensure the safety of the population. During the maintenance phase, traffic in the area will flow on a single lane, following a stop-and-go system.

The project was presented to the public on May 22, after the session of the City Council of Imbaú, in the presence of local inhabitants, the mayor of Imbaú, Lauir de Oliveira, the vice mayor, Jocelino Couto Ribeiro, and council members.

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

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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25/05/2017
Klabin donates 26,000 boxes to the 2017 Winter Coat Campaign

In 16 years of partnership, the company has donated more than 300,000 corrugated board boxes to collect clothes

São Paulo, May 25, 2017 – For the 16th consecutive year, Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the country’s leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, will donate 26,000 corrugated board boxes that will receive donations from all over the state of São Paulo under the 2017 Winter Coat Campaign. In all, the company has donated 335,937 boxes to the initiative. 

At a ceremony held at the Bandeirantes Palace, Klabin was honored for its longstanding and solid partnership with the Social Solidarity Fund of the State of São Paulo (Fussesp), which organizes the campaign. On the occasion, Eduardo Lafer Piva, member of the Board of Directors of Klabin, received the "Rosa de Solidariedade" Medal in honor of his father, Dr. Pedro Franco Piva, who passed away in February this year.

Klabin’s corrugated board boxes, which are produced from renewable raw materials from planted forests, will be placed in busy locations such as pharmacies, supermarkets, schools, condominiums, as well as public and private companies. The campaign will run for two months and the clothes collected will be distributed to shelters, hospitals, institutions registered with the Social Solidarity Fund and cities across the State.

During the event, an animation short film entitled “Malu Moletom” was shown to raise people’s awareness on the cause.

To find out the locations where clothing and blankets are collected, visit www.campanhadoagasalho.sp.gov.br

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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24/05/2017
Klabin presents the 2016 Sustainability Report

Elected “Sustainable Company of the Year” in 2016 by Guia EXAME de Sustentabilidade, the company publishes this edition of its annual report, which covers the adherence of its actions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

São Paulo, May 24, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading producer of packaging, corrugated board and industrial bags, today presents its 2016 Sustainability Report, which provides a consolidated description of its performance, initiatives and projects and the challenges faced by it during the period. Klabin is the first company in the pulp and paper sector to publish its annual report based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by the United Nations (UN) and has formatted its report according to the reporting method of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

 

The report enshrines the company's sustainable growth trajectory with the operational startup of the Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Paraná, and provides a perspective by reporting the inauguration, scheduled for this year, of the Technology Center for the industrial area, which is the result of investments made by it on the Research, Development and Innovation front. These and other initiatives are part of a set of priority themes for the company, which adhere to the SDGs:

 

  • Competitiveness and economic results;
  • Business expansion;
  • Wood supply;
  • Certifications;
  • Promotion of local development and relationship with communities;
  • Health and safety of direct and indirect employees;
  • Research, development and innovation;
  • Customer satisfaction and product quality;
  • Environment.

 

The report also highlights the winning of the awards for "Sustainable Company of the Year" and the most sustainable in the pulp and paper sector, awarded by Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade and the company being featured - for the third consecutive year - in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its good practices in natural capital management - "leadership" level classification for Climate Change and Forests - and “high performance” in water management.

 

Klabin's Sustainability Report has complete online versions (in Portuguese, English and Spanish) and summarized versions for download (in Portuguese and English), as well as a third audio description for the visually impaired, which will be available in June this year.

 

Access the Klabin 2016 sustainability report at rs.klabin.com.br.

 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Through the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN sets out global priorities and aspirations to be met by 2030 in order to contribute to a better world, from the standpoint of poverty eradication, food security, agriculture, health, education, gender equality, reduction of inequalities, energy, water and sanitation, sustainable production and consumption patterns and climate change, among others.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp (hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp), Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The company’s management is entirely oriented towards Sustainable Development in the pursuit of integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and commitment to the environment. Klabin has been included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that adopt the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainabilityLearn more at: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

Vera Aranha – (11) 3323-3787 – vera.aranha@inpresspni.com.br 

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

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

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