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03/08/2017
Klabin inaugurates Queimadas Cultural Center in Ortigueira (PR)

The project is part of the Puma Unit’s Socio and Environmental Action Plan, which involved the whole community in an effort to understand and meet the population’s demands.

Paraná, August 3, 2017 – Klabin is delivering today Queimadas Cultural Center to the municipality of Ortigueira (PR), the first center dedicated to culture in the city and one of the most modern in the region. The inauguration ceremony will present the “Dreaming + Achieving = Transforming” show, with participation of Ortigueira’s children and youth, who take part in the social projects developed by Klabin and the Municipality in the region, such as "Klabin Passo Certo" and "Klabin's Singing Girls". There will also be a photo exhibition depicting the city’s nature and transformation.

 

The Cultural Center construction plan is part of Puma Unit’s Social and Environmental Action Plan, which brings together the company’s social investment supported by loans from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), counting with the community’s collaboration in an extensive participatory process involving different city members of the public and a broad mapping and technical diagnosis of the region carried out by Klabin in the municipalities under the direct influence of the Puma Unit.    

 

“The delivery of Queimadas Cultural Center is a landmark for Ortigueira's history and exemplifies what we have been achieving in the cultural and educational areas for the population. The fulfillment of this dream was made possible with Klabin’s partnership, which makes a great contribution to the region’s growth and development, and we will continue collaborating towards many other projects”, said Lourdes Banach, Ortigueira’s mayor.

 

Queimadas Cultural Center has a theater that can accommodate 350 people, a library, a dance studio, and multi-use rooms prepared for several types of classes and cultural workshops, plus a parking area in its surroundings.“The Cultural Center is one more of Klabin’s deliveries that meets the population’s demands and the sustainability goals of the company, which is socially responsible in the communities where it operates, maintaining culture and education as work fronts essential for local development”, states Francisco Razzolini, Klabin’s Technology and Pulp Unit executive officer.

 

The theater venue project planned seats positioned to favor the audience’s view, air conditioning, scenery and scenic mechanics with agility and ease for scenery movement in presentations. The lighting system is made of LED, which consumes less power, and the light and sound control systems are digital, adding quality to the environment sound. The stage is 12 meters wide, 7 meters deep and 11 meters high, features that allow for different scenarios to be assembled and the equipment to go on and off stage quickly and easily. The area in front of the curtains is quite large, being useful for drama shows and several other event formats that can be staged at the place.The curtains are velvet-made, produced with anti-fire cotton, and automated, with technology for being open electromechanically or manually.

 

Klabin’s social projects in Ortigueira

In the first semester of this year, Klabin also made other deliveries to the municipality aimed at cultural, educational and professional development. In Abril, the company inaugurated the Community, Social Development and Human Dignity Municipal Center, in Jardim Kovaleski. The structure was designed to stimulate the personal, professional and cultural development of children, youth and adults and to facilitate community integration.

In March, Klabin expanded its social and educational programs – “Klabin Passo Certo” e “Singing Girls” – to the municipality. The initiative, aimed at the employees' children and community youths, intended to value human beings, promote quality of like for children and youngsters and strengthen citizenship, allowing their contact with the arts.

 

Also, in February, theMunicipal School Dr. Getúlio Vargas, in Vila Godoy, was inaugurated.  With over one thousand square meters, the school has six classrooms, an IT lab, a library, a school office and other areas with a structure for the development of learning.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, the only company in the country to offer 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 also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability. 

Learn more at www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

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02/08/2017
Klabin sponsors 8th edition of Inclusive Parade in Piracicaba

The project, which involves fashion and attitude in support of inclusion, aims to encourage the active participation of people with disabilities in society and reinforce the values of equality and respect

São Paulo, August 2, 2017 – As part of its initiatives to support the inclusion of people with disabilities in the city of Piracicaba, São Paulo, Klabin is one of the sponsors of the 8th edition of the Inclusive Parade of People with Disabilities and Reduced Mobility, which will be held at 7 p.m. today (August 2) at Shopping Piracicaba. The Parade will feature 30 models (children, teens and adults) with reduced mobility, who will showcase the Spring-Summer 2017/2018 collection. The project, which involves fashion and attitude in support of inclusion, aims to encourage the active participation of people with disabilities in society and reinforce the values of equality and respect.

Klabin also reaffirms that it continues to offer job opportunities to people with disabilities. Those interested in joining Klabin can send their résumés by e-mail to inclusaopcd@klabin.com.br

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, the only company in the country to offer 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 also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its 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

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

Giovana Savine - +55 (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Mariana Riscala – (11) 3330-3834 – mariana.riscala@inpresspni.com.br

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02/08/2017
Klabin recovers stretch of PR-092 highway in Jaguariaíva

During the period, traffic will be restricted under a “stop-and-go” system, 24 hours a day

Paraná, August 2, 2017 – Klabin hereby announces that, from today (August 2) to August 23, it will carry out improvement works on a 700 meter stretch of the PR-092 highway, close to the industrial district in the city of Jaguariaíva, which provides access to the company’s wood yard in the region. During this period, traffic on both directions will be restricted and will follow the “stop and go” system round the clock. This measure is aimed at mitigating any inconvenience that may be caused by the restriction and to ensure safe traffic in the region.

Works on the stretch include reinforcing and changing the pavement of PR-092, which connects the cities of Jaguariaíva and Dr. Ulysses, and will benefit vehicle traffic in the region. Klabin stresses the importance of drivers’ collaboration with regard to obeying traffic rules and paying careful attention to signboards in order to ensure the safety of people and vehicles.

Klabin is available to the community for comments and suggestions by phone at 0800 728 0607 or email at faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br.

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, the only company in the country to offer 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 also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its 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

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

Giovana Savine - +55 (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Mariana Riscala – (11) 3330-3834 – mariana.riscala@inpresspni.com.br

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02/08/2017
Klabin inaugurates Rolim Rosa Community Center, in Angatuba (SP)

The space will be used for educational and cultural activities, music and dance workshops, cooking and keep-fit classes, with facilities to serve children, youngsters, adults and the elderly

São Paulo, August 2, 2017 – Klabin inaugurated yesterday, August 1, Rolim Rosa Community Center, in Angatuba (SP). The space will be used for educational and cultural activities, music and dance workshops, cooking and keep-fit classes, with facilities to serve children, youngsters, adults and the elderly.

 

The social project was developed and built by Klabin, in return for financing from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), and will benefit over two thousand residents of communities Jardim Elisa Volpi and Residencial Vital Rolim Rosa. In addition to cultural workshops, the space’s infrastructure can also host exhibitions, traditional festivals and popular events. The municipality will be responsible for the Center’s operation and maintenance.

 

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Angatuba’s mayor Luiz Antonio Machado, by state representative Edson Giriboni, in addition to other local authorities and associations that represent the population. The Industrial Manager of Klabin’s Angatuba Unit, Rodrigo Oliveira, represented the company and highlighted the importance of the investment to the region, which continues aligned with the company’s sustainability policy for developing locally the communities where it operates.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, the only company in the country to offer 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 also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its 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

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

Giovana Savine - +55 (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

Mariana Riscala – (11) 3330-3834 – mariana.riscala@inpresspni.com.br

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27/07/2017
Klabin reports EBITDA 11% growth in second quarter of 2017

The company recorded adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of R$595 million in the second quarter of 2017

 

  • Adjusted EBITDA reached R$595 million in the second quarter of 2017, up 11% from the same period in 2016.

 

  • Driven by the increase in pulp sales, total sales volume reached 777,000 tons in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 23% year on year.

 

  • The Puma Unit successfully completed the ramp-up process in the second quarter to reach the pulp production cash cost planned by Klabin.

 

  • The company’s strategy for the conversion segment boosted sales of converted products (corrugated board packaging and industrial bags) in the second quarter, which reached 190,000 tons, up 8% from the second quarter of 2016.

 

São Paulo, July 27, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, and the only company in Brazil to produce hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp in the same plant, registered its 24th consecutive quarter of growth in financial results. The company recorded adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of R$595 million in the second quarter of 2017, which is 11% higher than in the same period in 2016.

 

In the second quarter of the year, the company highlights in its balance sheet the strong and sustained performance of the Puma Unit which, after the annual maintenance shutdown at the end of March this year, concluded the ramp-up process and recorded pulp sales volume of 337,000 tons in 2Q17, 12% higher than in 1Q17.Of the total sales volume in the second quarter of this year, 252,000 tons were hardwood pulp and 85,000 tons were softwood and fluff pulp.

 

The strong performance of the Puma Unit drove Klabin’s total sales volume in the second quarter of 2017 which, together with the solid performance by the paper and conversion units, reached 777,000 tons (excluding wood), up 23% from 2Q16.Net sales revenue totaled R$1,984 million in the second quarter of 2017, increasing 17% from the same period last year.

 

Another highlight is the increase in sales volume of conversion products, in which Klabin registered growth of 8% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.In the half yearly comparison, the increase was 10% this year compared to last year.This growth was due to acquisitions in the corrugated board market at the end of 2016 (Embalplan and Hevi Embalagens) and demonstrates Klabin’s adaptability and competitiveness in diverse markets and adverse scenarios.

Investments

Klabin invested R$209 million in the second quarter of 2017, of which R$43 million went to the Puma Unit, R$64 million to forest operations, R$87 million to working capital of plants and R$15 million in high-return projects aimed at improving the company’s performance in all of its operating segments.

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, the only company in the country to offer 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 also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its 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

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

Giovana Savine - +55 (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

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27/07/2017
Klabin carries out improvement works on PR-160 highway, which is expected to be closed on July 30

Traffic on both sides of the highway will be closed temporarily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Paraná, July 27, 2017 – Next Sunday (July 30), works on the Tibagi river bridge will continue and hence traffic on both sides of the PR-160 highway will be closed temporarily, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.During this period, traffic will be suspended six times for 30 minutes each, after which traffic will be allowed on both sides for an hour.Klabin therefore asks drivers to avoid, if possible, driving in that region on Sunday (July 30), unless absolutely necessary.Other interruptions are expected and will be announced opportunely.

 

This measure is aimed at mitigating any inconvenience that may be caused by the closure.Klabin affirms that the works will bring several benefits to traffic in the region, contributing to the safety of drivers and the population, besides making vehicle traffic in the area smoother and quicker.

 

Improvement works

In the first half of July, Klabin delivered the first stage of the works - the third lane on the PR-160 highway in the stretch connecting Entrance 3 of the Monte Alegre Unit and Entrance 2.The second stage, already in progress, involves strengthening and maintenance of the bridge and a new pedestrian crossing.The next phase involves the construction of a third lane between the Tibagi River bridge and the Telêmaco Borba overpass.

 

Klabin is available for comments and suggestions from the community at 0800 728 0607 or by e-mail: faleklabinpr@klabin.com.br

 

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, the only company in the country to offer a one-stop solution in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. 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 also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its 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

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

Giovana Savine - +55 (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

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27/07/2017
Registration for Klabin’s Our Digital Language ends today

The classes provoke reflection and debate on current topics, such as the environment, citizenship, identity, urban tribes, sexuality, media influence and others

Paraná, July 27, 2017 – The deadline for registering for the program Our Digital Language (NLD) sponsored by Klabin is Thursday, July 27. The project’s goal is, through digital inclusion, to develop the oral and written communication skills of young students and to prepare them for the essay exams and subjects covered in Brazil's standardized test, the National High School Exam (ENEM). The classes provoke reflection and debate on current topics, such as the environment, citizenship, identity, urban tribes, sexuality, media influence and others. The company offers computers with Internet access so that, drawing on these discussions, the students can research and create content in various writing styles.

The program starts on July 31 at the Vera Lafer Cultural Space and is open to all youth from 13 to 18 years old in Telêmaco Borba. Lasting four months, the classes of the Our Digital Language program are held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and divided into two groups, as described below:

Our Digital Language

Time:  2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Class NLD1:  Mondays and Wednesdays for students from 13 to 15 years old.

Class NLD2:  Tuesdays and Thursdays for students from 15 to 18 years old.

Place:  Vera Lafer Cultural Space – Rua Teta, Harmonia – near the Ikapê hotel.

Access:  Students can take the streetcar to get to the location.

You may register by contacting Ilsiane Haag at +55 (42) 3271-5580 or by e-mail at ihaag@klabin.com.br.

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, the only company in the country to offer 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 also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its 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

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

Giovana Savine - +55 (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

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25/07/2017
Klabin announces Forestry Management Plan for Paraná

The highlights include the expansion of Klabin’s forest area in Paraná, which increased from 269,693 thousand to 333,155 thousand hectares, including eight new cities

Paraná, July 25, 2017 – Klabin has just published on its website the Public Summary - 2017 Forestry Stewardship Plant for Paraná.The Summary details the company’s efforts to promote adequate management of its forests, the indicators of its social and environmental actions and investments made in the state, and its sustainability policy.  The highlights include the expansion of Klabin’s forest area in Paraná, which increased from 269,693 thousand to 333,155 thousand hectares, including eight new cities.

Another positive highlight was the result of wildlife monitoring activities carried out by the company in 2016: among the 764 species registered, one jaguar (Panthera onca) was identified at the Monte Alegre farm, a forest area owned by the company in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná.The feline, a critically endangered and vulnerable species according to the Environmental Institute of Paraná (IAP) and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, had not been spotted in the region for over 20 years.The sighting confirms the importance of forestry stewardship activities that provide ideal conditions for maintaining biodiversity.

Besides highlighting the external commitments voluntarily undertaken by the company, the summary describes the company's forest areas in the state, providing geoclimatic, topographic, geological and hydrological data.It also explains the forest stewardship process, describing the diverse areas and operations, such as research, planning, forestry, harvesting and forestry transportation.

To read the Public Summary – 2017 Forestry Management Plan for Paraná, go to http://bit.ly/2tWOKr1

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, the only company in the country to offer a one-stop solution in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. 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 also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its 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

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

Giovana Savine - +55 (11) 3323-1629 – giovana.savine@inpresspni.com.br

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13/07/2017
Klabin delivers first stretch of the third lane on highway PR-160, in Telêmaco Borba

Road improvements will increase local traffic flow and road safety

Paraná, July 13, 2017 – This Friday (14) will mark the delivery of the third lane on highway PR-160, in the stretch connecting Gate 3 of the Monte Alegre Unit to Gate 2. With this, Klabin concludes the first phase of road improvements in Telêmaco Borba, and delivers another benefit to the population living and circulating around the area daily, improving traffic flow and safety.


New road signage on the stretch


With the implementation of the third lane, drivers should be mindful of the new local road signage: from now on, stopping or parking on the right lane is prohibited and considered a very severe traffic violation. The stretch is for vehicles in transit only. Drivers wishing to stop or park should drive until the old Cotrasa station or use the Harmonia round-a-bout to return and access the yard of the Shell station, on the other side of the road.


Klabin stresses the importance of collaboration by drivers in complying with the new rules, which aim to ensure the safety of the population and prevent accidents. In addition to the new local signage, the company will install informational material throughout the highway to guide on the prohibition to park on the third lane and help raise awareness among drivers.

Temporary closing of the footbridge over the Tibagi River

For the safety of pedestrians, the footbridge over the Tibagi River is being closed as of Friday (14) until the end of the road widening and bridge reinforcement works, as the bridge is receiving a pullout lane on both ways and a new pedestrian crossing. We remind that the inconveniences are temporary and will bring important benefits to people and road safety in the region.

The next stage of construction will begin over the next few days and includes construction of a third lane between the Tibagi River bridge and the Telêmaco Borba overpass, aiming to increase the speed, convenience and flow of the region’s traffic.

The works are part of the agreement between Klabin and the Paraná state government, which determines these be deducted from a portion of the VAT (ICMS tax) payable by the company.

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<mailto: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

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

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

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13/07/2017
Klabin partners with Imbaú to achieve job creation target

The target of creating 128 positions in 2017 will be doubled with the opportunities offered by the company

Paraná, July 13, 2017 – With the help of Klabin, the ImbaúWorkers’ Agency was able to achieve, in six months, its target job creation for the whole year. Estimates indicate that, by the end of 2017, the target of creating 128 positions will be doubled. Around 85% of the new positions will be offered by Klabin, substantially in the Forestry area.

The data were presented during a breakfast meeting at the Imbaú Workers’ Agency in the final days of June. The event, also attended by Mayor Lauir de Oliveira and businessmen from the region, introduced the Action Plan to Create Jobs and Income, an initiative supported by Klabin since last year. “Working to foster local development is part of Klabin’s Sustainability Policy and creating jobs is a direct part of it,” said Klabin’s expert in Community Relations, Sabrina Bicca.

The study shows the profile of Imbaú workers and how they could, through training, meet the needs of companies in the city.

Profile

The study presented by the Imbaú Workers’ Agency outlined the profile that reflects the city’s workforce. Of the men, most are aged 20 to 45 (80%) and has not finished Basic Education. As for women, most are aged 20 to 45 (90%) and have completed Secondary Education. The city’s Economically Active Population (EAP) is composed of approximately 5,000 people, 2,000 of whom are currently employed.

“The main difficulty in employing them is lack of sufficient training. That’s why we gathered representatives from companies in the region to ask them what kind of professionals they needed, so we could find development alternatives,” explained the manager of the Imbaú Workers’ Agency and Development Agency, Cleber Antunes de Carvalho. According to him, through directed training, companies in the region will be able to absorb the labor offered by the city.

Based on the result of the survey that addresses the professional needs of companies in the region, partnerships can be established with institutions specializing in professional training such as Senai, Senar and others. Thus, soon, the Workers’ Agency will be able to offer more training options.  “Today, workers that comes to the Agency can take online training programs, write their résumé and keep their records updated in our databank,” said Carvalho. “Every time a company opens a position, such as Klabin, for instance, we refer the professionals registered with us to the selection process,” complemented the manager of the Imbaú Workers’ Agency and Development Agency.

Service

The Imbaú Workers’ Agency is located at Avenida Ivo Jangada, 267, Centro – telephone (42)3278-1611.

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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07/07/2017
Klabin donates corrugated board cribs to social action in Camaragibe

The initiative aims to distribute cribs and layettes to homeless mothers and babies

Pernambuco, July 7, 2017 – Klabin donated 100 cribs made of corrugated board to the Escola Internacional de Aldeia (Pernambuco), which is implementing a social project in partnership with the Amigos da Rua Institute (IAR) in the city of Camaragibe in Pernambuco. The initiative aims to distribute cribs and layettes to homeless mothers and babies.


Portable, easy to assemble and with an aesthetic appeal that is reminiscent of the children’s universe, the corrugated board cribs were designed by the packaging engineering area at Klabin’s Goiana Unit exclusively for this initiative.  Suitable for babies aged up to three months or weighing up to six kilos, the cribs must not come in contact with water and intense heat sources in order to retain their structural characteristics.


Klabin’s support to the project will help newborns from 100 families, besides underscoring the company's commitment to causes that benefit the communities in the regions where the company operates.Klabin has been operating in the city of Goiana in Pernambuco since 1973 through its industrial unit, which produces recycled papers, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, and employs over 1,100 people.

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

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

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06/07/2017
Klabin donates truck to the Fire Department of Otacílio Costa, Santa Catarina

The donation aims to strengthen the current fleet engaged in search and rescue, flood rescue, pre-hospital care and inspection services provided by the Fire Department

Santa Catarina, July 6, 2017 – On July 3, Klabin donated a Hilux pickup truck to the Fire Department of Otacílio Costa, Santa Catarina. The donation aims to strengthen the current fleet engaged in search and rescue, flood rescue, pre-hospital care and inspection services provided by the Fire Department. The truck will serve the city as well as the Palmeira and Serra dos Pires regions, close to the BR-470 highway.

The truck keys were handed over by Edson Maestri, manager of the Otacílio Costa Unit, and José Valmir Calori, Forestry Operations manager of Santa Catarina, at Klabin’s Otacílio Costa Unit. Second lieutenant José de Macedo and 2nd Sargent Antônio Manoel Melo received the truck on behalf of the Fire Department.

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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04/07/2017
Klabin supports initiative in Lages to celebrate Environment Month

The initiative was part of the Environment Month celebrations organized by the Municipal Government of Lages (Santa Catarina) throughout June

Santa Catarina, July 4, 2017 – The presentation “Atlantic Forest and the Natural Heritage Private Reserves (RPPNs) in Santa Catarina,” given last week by the historian, environmentalist and biologist Lauro Bacca, was sponsored by Klabin in partnership with the Association for Preservation of the Environment and Life (Apremavi). The initiative was part of the Environment Month celebrations organized by the Municipal Government of Lages (Santa Catarina) throughout June. In his presentation, the environmentalist talked about Natural Heritage Private Reserves in Brazil and in the state of Santa Catarina, highlighting the importance of the State Natural Heritage Private Reserve (RPPNE), maintained by Klabin in the state, and how the area contributes to protecting and preserving biodiversity. After the presentation, given at the City Council, awards were given to winners of a photography contest on the Atlantic Forest.


RPPNs are conservation units permanently envisaged by law, created to collaborate with the sustainable management of native forests and maintenance of biodiversity. In Santa Catarina, Klabin maintains the Serra da Farofa Complex, which covers the cities of Painel, Rio Rufino, Bocaina do Sul, Urupema and Urubici. Exclusively earmarked for environment conservation and support to scientific studies, the 5,000-hectare area of preserved native forest plays an important role in protecting the Atlantic Forest and is home to important plant formations, as well as endemic and endangered species.


During June, the Municipal Government also organized several environmental education activities, including cinema sessions, photography contest, plays and workshops, in order to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the Atlantic Forest, one of the most endangered biomes on the planet.

 

 About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

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29/06/2017
Klabin’s Young Green Force Project trains children from Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira

In all, 65 students of public schools in the two cities will be trained

Paraná, June 29, 2017 – Children aged 8 to 10 from Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba now have one more fun and sustainable activity at their disposal.  Continuing its Young Green Force project, launched in 2014 in Telêmaco Borba, Klabin has expanded the initiative to students in Ortigueira. Formerly known as “Guardians of Nature”, the Young Green Force project is targeted at students of the 4th and 5th grades of municipal schools and aims to promote environmental education and raise awareness among them about the environment and the importance of preserving natural wealth, through theoretical and practical activities. The topics addressed include preservation of nature, environmental law, aspects of local flora and fauna, first aid, civic sense, morals and ethics.


The initiative is conducted in partnership with the Environmental Military Police of the State of Paraná and the Education Departments of the two cities. Students of municipal schools were selected by teaching coordinators to participate in the fortnightly activities conducted by representatives from Klabin’s environmental area and members of the Environmental Military Police, who also organize cultural and civic actions.


In the inaugural class held on June 27th, 25 students from the Ernesto Soares dos Santos Rural School, located in the district of Briolândia in Ortigueira, had their first contact with the Young Green Force project. At the occasion, the company’s forest engineer Samantha Paiva talked about biodiversity in Klabin’s forest area, highlighting, for example, the role of local fauna in the food chain, besides showing how important it is for children to understand and help in preserving the environment. The event was attended by the deputy mayor of Ortigueira, Ademir Frazato, and the commander of the 4th company of the Environmental Military Police of Paraná, Captain Marcelo Veigantes.


On June 20, it was the turn of 40 students from the municipal schools of 31 de Março, Péricles Pacheco, Dom Bosco and Maria Emília, in Telêmaco Borba. The inaugural class was also presented by Klabin’s forest engineer and was attended by the mayor of Telêmaco Borba, Dr. Márcio Matos, the representative from the Community Relations area, Priscila Basile, and the Project and Quality manager, Rogério Salamuni, both from Klabin, as well as Environmental Police authorities.


“With this project, we groom multipliers of knowledge and reinforce, in a fun manner, the importance of preserving nature in the communities where we operate,” says Uilson Paiva, Community Relations manager at Klabin.


The certification ceremony of these batches of young environmental agents from Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira is scheduled for early December this year.

 

About Klabin

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

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

Learn more: www.klabin.com.br

Media Relations – Klabin

In Press Porter Novelli

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

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

 

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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

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

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

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

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