Climate Change

Guidelines for climate management

Klabin has established the following guidelines, to be followed while planning and operating its activities, for managing Climate Change seeking to reduce its emissions of Greenhouse Gas (GHG):

Greenhouse gas emissions in the company’s inventory

The emissions inventory is a document that registers all industrial and forestry operations in Brazil. It is prepared according to standards of the GHG Protocol Brazil, compiled in three scopes:

Klabin’s inventory is published in a transparent way in the emissions Public Registry of the GHG Protocol Brazil. It is available here.

Since 2004, Klabin has invested in cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

The substitution of old fuel oil boilers by more modern equipment, run by biofuel, is a part of this process.

In 2008, the boiler in Monte Alegre Plant (PR) was substituted promoting reduction of over 60 thousand tons/year of CO2 .

In 2011, the substitution was carried out in Otacílio Costa Plant (SC), reducing 37 thousand tons of CO2/year.

In 2012, two new models started operations in the following plants:

GHG emission targets for Klabin

Seeking to increasingly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years, the following targets have been established:

The target is to Klabin S.A. and refers to scope 1 and 2 of the GHG Protocol, of which approximately 87% of emissions are related to scope 1 and 13% related to scope 2

Klabin and Carbon Footprint

The study of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to calculate the carbon footprint of the products Liquid Packaging Board (LPB), Carrier Board, Folding Box Board and Kraftliner, in the forestry and industrial areas has shown improvements in environmental performance.

Products like LPB, for example, had a reduction of:

The balance of CO2 equivalent was positive in 1.010 kilos sequestered per ton of LPB produced in Monte Alegre Plant (PR), that is to say, CO2 emissions in the production process are lower than the CO2 absorbed in the photosynthesis process.

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions in transportation

Klabin seeks alternatives to reduce its GHG emissions related to transportation of its products. One of the solutions is cabotage (navigation between ports of one country). See the reduction result in 2012: