Environmental Responsibility

Klabin’s environmental management system is certified by ISO 14001 and supported by its Sustainability Policy and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) concept. This way, it expresses its commitment to conservation of natural resources and constant reduction of nonrenewable resources in its operations.

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Protecting biodiversity

Klabin has developed a comprehensive project to preserve the biodiversity of its forests that includes identifying the species of fauna and flora, including those that are rare or threated with extinction.

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Species monitoring

Avifauna

Since 1981, 408 bird species have been identified, six of which included on Ibama’s list of species threatened with extinction.

Amphibians

Since 1999, 52 species of anuran amphibians have been identified on Monte Alegre Farm, 39 of which threatened with extinction.

Mammals

Species that live on Monte Alegre Farm represent 40% of the fauna of Parana. Today, 132 species are registered, 120 of them threatened with extinction.

Reptiles

As many as 40 species have been identified in Parana, 11 of which are threatened with extinction. In Santa Catarina, there are five species, two of which are endangered.

Plant Species

The plants identified in Parana areas total 1,147 species, 58 of which are threatened with extinction. In Santa Catarina, the number reaches 356 species, 21 of which are endangered.

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RPPN

What is an RPPN?

A Natural Heritage Private Reserve (RPPN) is a permanent conservation unit provided for by law that is created on private land with the aim of contributing to the sustainable management of native forests and the protection of biodiversity.

Klabin currently maintains two RPPNs:

Monte Alegre

This RPPN was created in 1998 and covers an area of 4,000 hectares inside the Monte Alegre Farm in the Campos Gerais region of the state of Paraná. The Monte Alegre RPPN was created to conduct scientific research, protect local biodiversity and water resources, provide seeds of tree species for use in restoring degraded land, generating information for the Caiubi Environmental Education Program and protecting any archeological, historical, cultural and paleontological sites.

Serra da Farofa Complex

Created in 2014, the Serra da Farofa Complex is Klabin’s second State Natural Heritage Private Reserve (RPPNE) and the first in the state of Santa Catarina. Part of the reserve is located in the mountain range from which it takes its name, Serra da Farofa, which encompasses the municipalities of Painel, Rio Rufino, Bocaina do Sul, Urupema and Urubici. The RPPNE is extremely important for maintaining the biodiversity of the Atlantic Forest, since it harbors important plant formations as well as endemic species that are threatened with extinction. It is one of the largest conservation units in this category in the state of Santa Catarina, preserving around 5,000 hectares of native forest that is used exclusively for environmental protection and to support scientific research.

Click here to watch the video on the Serra da Farofa Complex.

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Environmental Control Programs

The main focus of its business is to harmonize its production efficiency and preservation of natural resources. Klabin emphasizes actions to continually perfect its products and services in addition to controlling and monitoring impacts of its operations on the environment. To do so, it has programs totally addressed to environmental control.

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Use of Resources

Following up consumption levels and creating solutions to save natural resources are important parts of environmental management. Klabin continually adopts new initiatives toward energy efficiency to reduce energy use is all its production processes, with special attention to industrial optimization and to clean energy sources.

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Solid Waste

Solid waste is treated following the 3Rs concept. Disposal and triage of residues are monitored to assure the groundwater is free from contaminants. Klabin keeps control of the landfills used for disposing materials and the companies interested in buying or using the waste are audited, having to present legal documentation, structural evaluation and parameter analysis and legal requirements. All waste transportation companies are also evaluated.

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Liquid Effluents

Today the efficiency of the Effluent Treatment Stations (ETEs) in paper plants to remove Biochemical Oxygen Demand (DBO5) is above 85.5%, a level considered excellent and compliant with the legal parameters set by each plant. This means that the water that returns to watercourses is better than that previously captured by Klabin.

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Monitoramento de Bacias Hidrográficas

Today four micro basins are monitored: two in Parana and two in Santa Catarina. In Parana, 700 hectares of planted forests will be reverted to natural forests to protect water springs. In Santa Catarina, projects are included in the program for Environmental Recuperation developed with Fundaçao do Meio Ambiente.

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Klabin Ecological Park

Created in the 1980s on the Monte Alegre Farm in the state of Paraná, the Klabin Ecological Park covers approximately 11,000 hectares, 71% of which is formed by natural forests. Its activities include biodiversity conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, protection of species threatened by extinction, scientific research and environmental education projects.

Activities of the Klabin Ecological Park

Activities of the Klabin Ecological Park

Scientific Incubator

Since 1989, the Scientific Incubator has been dedicated to conserving and studying the behavior of wildlife species threatened by extinction, promoting their reproduction and reintroducing them back into the environment in accordance with environmental regulations. The area harbors some 200 animals of 50 different species, including the puma, the gray brocket deer and the South American tapir.

Frans Krajcberg Nature Interpretation Center

With a characteristic building made of wood derived from planted forests, the Frans Krajcberg Nature Interpretation Center is a space for conducting activities associated with the park's environmental education projects. The center houses a collection of zoological and botanical specimens that are used for educational purposes and to disseminate historical knowledge on the region's biodiversity.

Ecological Trail

Winding through the natural forests of the Klabin Ecological Park, the Ecological Trail gives participants in the environmental education projects an opportunity to transform their theoretical knowledge into practice, consolidate their learnings through observations of the region's flora and to sight some examples of the park's fauna during their hike.

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Recycling at Klabin

Klabin is one of the world's largest recyclers of aseptic packaging, with the capacity to produce 265,000 tons/year at its units in Piracicaba, São Paulo and Goiana, Pernambuco. Units are certified by the standards ISO 9001 and 14001 and hold Chain of Custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) (FSC-C001941).

Like in various other initiatives, Klabin is a pioneer in the field of recycling since the 1970s, when the Piracicaba and Goiana Units began producing corrugated board using papers made from scraps and sugarcane bagasse.

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Presidente Vargas Hydroelectric Plant

The Presidente Vargas Hydroelectric Plant is situated in the Klabin complex in Telêmaco Borba, Paraná. Inaugurated on January 25, 1953, it currently has two operating units with power generation capacity of 22.5 MWh. It is an important source of electricity for paper and pulp production at the Monte Alegre Farm.

The dam was built on the bed of the Tibagi River and the plant consists of two caissons that feed two turbogenerators, which consist of hydraulic turbines and generators, as well as a distribution substation, a transmission line connecting the plant and a receiving substation at the plant.

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