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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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19/05/2017
Klabin organizes actions to raise awareness and protect children and adolescents

In support of the National Day to Combat Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, Klabin rolls out initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of this issue in the communities of Ortigueira and Imbaú

Paraná, May 19, 2017 – 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, participated in the mobilization initiatives held in support of the National Day to Combat Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, on May 18. Prevention and awareness actions were organized to raise awareness about the importance of combating this type of crime, which included distribution of leaflets to drivers traveling in the highways in the region to raise awareness among them on the need to protect children and adolescents in the cities of Ortigueira and Imbaú in Paraná.


In Ortigueira, the initiatives were conceived and organized by technical teams from the Ortigueira Municipal Social Action Department, the Specialized Reference Center for Social Assistance (CREAS) and the Reference Center for Social Assistance (CRAS) of Ortigueira, which, in addition to support from Klabin and CCR/Rodonorte, relied on the participation and involvement of the Ortigueira Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Civil and Military Police of Ortigueira, the Rotam team of the Military Police, the Federal Highway Police of Londrina, the Federal Highway Police of Ponta Grossa and the Tutelary Council of Ortigueira. Other participants included municipal councilors Mauri Cordeiro and Geovani Casturino da Silva, and municipal secretaries Leocádia Banach (Government), Suzimara Campos Carneiro (Social Action) and Danieli Cristina Borges Freire Martinez (Coordination), as well as the Ortigueira Mais Channel team. In Imbaú, the actions were organized by the Municipal Social Action Department.


During two days (May 16 and 17), the participating teams assembled between 10:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. at the Franças district, located at km 332 of the BR-376 highway, and at km 350.5 and the surroundings of the BR-376 highway. Around 300 drivers of trucks, buses and vans who drove in the region during that period were approached.


The spots on the highways to organize these awareness campaigns were selected based on the findings of the Mapear Project, implemented by Childhood Brasil (the Brazilian arm of the World Childhood Foundation, a non-profit organization created in 1999 by Queen Silvia of Sweden) in partnership with the National Human Rights Secretariat and the Federal Highway Police. Between 2013 and 2014, 1,969 points on Brazilian highways were identified with vulnerabilities for sexual violence against children and adolescents.


For Klabin, these actions are the result of the training of actors in the Rede de Enfrentamento de Ortigueira, implemented in the Puma Childhood Project.


About the Puma Childhood Project

The Puma Childhood Project is part of a plan drawn up by Klabin when the Puma Unit, the Company's new pulp plant in Ortigueira, Paraná, was under construction, together with a Social and Environmental Action Plan that identified opportunities and points of attention regarding the company's social investments. The project comprised various phases, disseminating information and raising awareness on protecting youth among a large number of children protection agents, besides providing training on handling situations of sexual violence against children and adolescents.

About May 18

Federal Law 9,970, enacted in 2000, designated May 18 as National Day to Combat Abuse and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents. This date was chosen because of a crime that shocked the entire nation in 1973 - the Araceli Case - in which an 8-year old girl was cruelly raped and killed in Vitória, Espírito Santo.

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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18/05/2017
Klabin is among the most desired employers by Brazilian professionals

The company is placed 6th in the LinkedIn Top Companies 2017 ranking. The social network identified the 25 companies preferred by users of the platform in Brazil.

São Paulo, May 18, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, is in the LinkedIn Top Companies 2017 ranking for the second consecutive time.  The list identifies the 25 companies most searched by professionals in Brazil, using exclusive LinkedIn data, based on actions of employees and professionals looking for job opportunities in the platform. This year, Klabin rose in the overall ranking compared to 2016 and is the only company from the pulp and paper segment. It is also the leader among listed B2B companies.

Klabin’s page in LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional relationship network, has more than 177,000 followers and remains the company from the sector with the most followers in the platform. All companies with an official page were analyzed, with the key evaluation criteria being the number of applications for job opportunities, employee retention, and engagement with employees and professionals in the market.

The company remains highly attractive, which can be attributed, among other factors, to the priority given to dynamic leadership that helps to create high performance teams aligned with the company’s growth, the different learning possibilities and the perceptible growth of the business areas. “Inspiring employees to be protagonists of their own careers and trajectory is in our nature and this is the focus point in building the culture of development at Klabin. The sense of the existence of a space to create projects that become reality and the consistent transformation in the 118 years of history reinforce the pride and desire to be part of our team,” highlights Sergio Piza, the Chief People & Management Officer at Klabin.

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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05/05/2017
Klabin conducts maintenance on Estrada da Campina, which provides gives access to the Puma Unit

For traffic safety reasons, the Company asks those driving in the region to increase their attention while driving through the area

Paraná, May 5, 2017 – Since the start of this week, Klabin has been conducting maintenance services at some stretches of Estrada da Campina (PR-340), the highway that provides access to the Puma Unit, in order to improve the pavement conditions.


For traffic safety reasons, the Company asks those driving in the region to increase their attention while driving through the area, obeying the speed limits and observing the signage on stretches where maintenance work is in progress. The services are expected to last 90 days.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please 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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04/05/2017
Klabin holds meeting to offer guidance on behavior and etiquette in traffic

The Right Way Program initiative gathered more than 500 drivers serving Klabin’s forest areas in Paraná

Paraná, May 4, 2017 – Between April 25 and 28, Klabin held in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná, another meeting with its own and third-party drivers to raise awareness on defensive behavior and driving etiquette. The meeting was held under the Right Way Program, implemented at Klabin three years ago, and addressed the increase in vehicles circulating in the region of Campos Gerais, Paraná, due to the expansion of the company’s forest operations.


At the meetings, coordinated by Klabin’s Occupational Safety department (SETR) and the Forest Logistics and Community Relations areas, participants discussed about driving safely in regions around the communities, especially those close to Klabin's forest operations. During the discussions, drivers also proposed actions to further benefit local traffic and share experiences and tips on improving safety. The initiative was organized at the Casa de Cultura, in Telêmaco Borba, and brought together more than 500 drivers serving the forest area of the Monte Alegre and Puma Units, in Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira, respectively, both in Paraná.


The Right Way Program organizes engagement and awareness campaigns, educational lectures for diverse audience groups and quarterly reunions in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.

 

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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28/04/2017
Klabin conducts awareness campaign on PR-160 highway

Company employees worked on the stretches under construction to alert the community about road safety

Paraná, April 28, 2017 – Klabin conducted yesterday (Apr.27) a campaign to raise awareness on road safety. In partnership with the State Highway Patrol, and Tucumann and CSC Engenharia, the companies engaged to carry out improvements on the PR-160 highway, Klabin gathered a team of employees from the Monte Alegre, Puma and Forest Units to guide drivers passing by the stretches on which work is in progress on a third lane and on expansion of the two lanes on the bridge over the Tibagi River in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná.

 

The team distributed to the drivers leaflets containing precautions to be taken by truck, car, bus and van drivers and motorcycle riders when passing by the region where works are in progress, such as increasing their attention, always observing the signage and speed limits and, especially, not allowing passengers to get out of their vehicles. During the maintenance period, traffic in the area flows on a single lane for most of the time, following a stop-and-go system that entails waiting up to ten minutes at the most.

 

The improvements to the PR-160 highway, which were approved and are supervised by the Highways Department of the state of Paraná (DER-PR), will benefit the population in the region, mainly contributing to the smooth flow and safety of traffic, as well as pedestrian crossings. 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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25/04/2017
Klabin stands out in the Love Mondays platform’s ranking of quality of life

The survey was based on more than 9 thousand employees assessments of several companies in the last 12 months

Paraná, April 25, 2017 – Klabin is among the ten companies with the best quality of life in the State of Paraná, according to a survey carried out by the Love Mondays platform, the bigger career community in Brazil, where employees anonymously assess the companies they work for. The survey was based on more than 9 thousand employees assessments of several companies in the last 12 months. Only companies with 50 assessments or more were considered for the ranking, taking into account the opinion of at least one employee working in Paraná. According to the platform, quality of life may mean a balance between personal and professional life, a good work environment and family time.

Klabin is committed to looking after its employees. The company invests in people development, focusing on business competencies and promotion of well-being and security. The company also develops socio and environmental actions that aim to offer options of entertaining, commitment and culture not only to its employees, but also to the community surrounding its operations. In Paraná alone, Klabin generates around 9 thousand (direct and indirect) job positions.

 

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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19/04/2017
Klabin has turned 118 years old

With 17 mills in Brazil and one in Argentina, the company has over 18 thousand (direct and indirect) employees and is a reference in sustainability practices

São Paulo, April 19, 2017 – With the vitality of a company that reinvents itself each day, Klabin has turned 118 years old today, consolidated as the biggest producer and exporter of paper in Brazil, leader in the production of paper and cardboard for packaging, corrugated paperboard packaging and industrial bags. It is also the only company in the country that produces hardwood pulp, softwood pulp and fluff pulp in the same industrial unit. With 17 mills in Brazil and one in Argentina, the company has over 18 thousand (direct and indirect) employees and is a reference in sustainability practices.

On this anniversary, Klabin reaffirms its commitment to look after its forests, its people and the communities surrounding its operations. A pioneer in adopting forestry mosaic management (a system that intersperses preserved native forest with planted forest), the company was the first in the paper and pulp sector of the Southern Hemisphere to be accredited by an international organization for sustainable and economically-feasible forestry management, which fosters a good relationship with the community. Klabin preserves more than 40% of its total forest area and maintains two Natural Heritage Private Reserves (RPPNs) in the States of Paraná and Santa Catarina solely intended for scientific studies and environmental and water protection.

With capacity for producing 2 million tons of paper and 1.5 million ton of pulp, the company takes advantage of its product line competitiveness, quality and flexibility and by its unparalleled mix in the Brazilian industry. Last year, Klabin inaugurated the greater investment of its history, the Puma Unit, one of the world’s most modern pulp mills. Planned in compliance with the best global sustainability practices, the unit allowed the company to become self-sufficient for generating electric power from renewable sources.

 

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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18/04/2017
Rare endangered amphibian spotted at Klabin’s conservation unit

The glass frog, which measures between 19 and 25 mm, is typically found in the Southern Atlantic Forest of Brazil and belongs to the Centrolenidae family

Santa Catarina, April 18, 2017 - Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, has registered for the first time at its State Natural Heritage Private Reserve (RPPN) called the Serra da Farofa Complex, the environmental conservation and preservation unit maintained by the company in the state of Santa Catarina, the beautiful and delicate glass frog, a rare and endangered amphibian.

The Vitreorana uranoscopa species, which measures between 19 and 25 mm, is typically found in the Southern Atlantic Forest of Brazil and belongs to the Centrolenidae family.Its population is small and inhabits preserved fragments of riparian forests, laying eggs on the leaves that hang over the creeks during the breeding season.  The unique features of this species are its translucent body and the sound it emits, which is similar to a spoon knocking on a crystal glass and which enabled its discovery.

The amphibian could be identified, thanks to the fauna monitoring activities carried out by Klabin, which underlines the importance of maintaining a pristine environment that offers the ideal conditions for preserving biodiversity.Apart from the glass frog, 79 other species were discovered in the RPPN, including amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, of which six are on the red list of endangered species and use this conservation unit as their shelter.

Klabin has been sponsoring environmental monitoring programs for wildlife in Santa Catarina for 14 years and, during this period, has already identified over 350 species of regional fauna over the more than 11,000 hectares monitored by the company.

 

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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17/04/2017
Maintenance Shutdown at Monte Alegre Unit starts next week

Scheduled to last ten days, the shutdown involves the suspension of plant operations for inspection and maintenance of all equipment in order to ensure operational safety

Paraná, April 17, 2017 – The maintenance shutdown at Klabin's Monte Alegre unit in TelêmacoBorba, Paraná, will officially begin next Monday, April 24. Scheduled to last ten days, the shutdown involves the suspension of plant operations for inspection and maintenance of all equipment in order to ensure operational safety.

Due to the processes involved in plant shutdown and resumption of production, variations in odor and noise emanating from the plant may be perceived by the community during the maintenance period.However, it is important to note that these changes do not cause any harm to public health or the environment.

Over the next few days, there will be busier traffic of buses and trucks on the roads in the region, especially on PR-160, which is undergoing improvements and gives access to the plant.Hence, it is important that drivers redouble their attention while driving around and respect the signs placed at the work site, where traffic will flow on a single lane during business hours.

To clarify any doubts, the community can contact Klabin at faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br or by phone at 0800 728 0607.


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The Maintenance Shutdown is an annual procedure required by law that involves suspending production to carry out maintenance of equipment in order to ensure the safety of employees and the operational continuity of plants.At Klabin, the stages of the maintenance shutdown are defined based on project management best practices, with the focus on safety, planning, integration and quality in the production processes.

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 sustainability. Learn 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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10/04/2017
Klabin inaugurates Community Center in Ortigueira

The space, which will operate afterschool, features facilities for workshops and vocational courses

Paraná, April 10, 2017 – Today,Klabin inaugurated yet another social project in Ortigueira, Paraná: the Community, Social Development and Human Dignity Municipal Center, which is located in the Jardim Kovaleski district, alongside the lake.With a structure designed to stimulate the personal, professional and cultural development of youth and adults and to facilitate community integration, the Community Center will operate outside of school hours.


With built-up area of 159.53 square meters, it has three classrooms, multiple-use spaces and a skatepark, as well as a kitchen, cafeteria and bathrooms.The Center has the capacity to serve approximately 85 people for vocational courses, as well as facilities for IT and woodworking workshops and extracurricular activities. In the future, it also will accommodate courses under the scope of the National Program for Access to Vocational Education and Employment (Pronatec).


The center’s inauguration was attended by the city’s mayor, Lourdes Banach, the president of the city council, Edenilson Correia, the heads of municipal departments and other community representatives.The facilities will be managed by the Municipal Government of Ortigueira.


The center’s construction is part of Social and Environmental Action Plan of the Puma Unit. The project was created in response to the needs of the actual community, following a broad public consultation conducted by Klabin in the region.“This is one more delivery that reinforces Klabin’s commitment to the social development of local communities.The afterschool center allows children to participate full-time in educational and cultural activities that complement what they learn in school, which reduces their exposure to vulnerability situations and contributes to the growth of Ortigueira. The center also is an important space for vocational training, giving local residents a chance to gain the qualifications they need to get a job,” said Uilson Paiva, Klabin’s Community Relations Manager.


Social and Environmental Action Plan


In 2012, Klabin conducted a strategic mapping of the areas under the direct influence of the Puma Unit through a regional technical diagnosis of the cities of Ortigueira, Imbaú and Telêmaco Borba.An extensive participatory process involving various stakeholders in both urban and rural areas gave rise to the Unit’s Social and Environmental Action Plan, which brings together the company’s social investments supported by loans from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and includes projects in areas such as health, education, culture, recreation, environment and family farming.

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 sustainability. Learn 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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