Social Responsibility

In the communities where it operates, Klabin provides more than job opportunities. It prepares people to be better professionals and citizens, offering access to health care, social assistance, culture and technical and environmental education.

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Klabin and the community

Klabin believes that the community knows and is able to indicate the best ways, finding innovative solutions in a participative manner and also generating job opportunities and income.

Environmental Education Sociocultural Partnerships Volunteer Work Local Development Donation to FIA

Environmental Education

Klabin runs a number of environmental education projects addressed to teachers and students in the communities where it operates in order to disseminate concepts related to ecological awareness.

Caiubi Program

Since 2001, it has benefitted over 245 thousand students, 9,489 teacher and 771 schools in Parana and Santa Catarina states. The initiative brings together specialists to prepare teachers to disseminate concepts that raise ecological awareness and also to contribute to the education of more critical citizens, conscious of their responsibilities towards the environment.

Environmental Guards

The program encourages respect for people and the environment, in addition to social development and citizenship exercise. Students from grade schools receive theoretical and practical training on nature preservation, environmental legislation, aspects of the local fauna and flora, first aid, civism, moral principles and ethics.

Junior Green Force

Pioneer in the education of junior environmental agents, the program is run with the Environmental Military Police of Parana. Students receive theoretical and practical training on nature preservation, environmental legislation, aspects of local fauna and flora, first aid, civism, moral principles and ethics.

Growth Project

Lectures on themes that involve environmental issues, health care, family management, life quality, professional growth and many others. In 2011, the program was chosen by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) as one of the five success cases worldwide, and the only one in Brazil, about relationship and cooperation between companies with FSC® certified planted forests and local communities.

Pingo D'água

Environmental education project aiming to raise awareness of regional environmental problems in Tibagi region and to encourage the search for alternative solutions.

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Sociocultural

Social-educational and cultural programs that complement formal education with the main objective of contributing to creating values for children and teenagers.

Klabin´s Singing Girls

Made up of girls between 7 and 17 years old, daughters of employees from Monte Alegre Plant (PR) and youngsters from the community. The project provides the study of music theory, rhythm and vocal techniques, in addition to developing companionship. Participants have already had the opportunity to sing in many cities in the states of Parana, Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina to over 12 thousand people.

Right Step

Launched in 2008 in partnership with the dance company Studio 3 Cia. de Dança, Klabin's Right Step Program includes contemporary dance and capoeira activities for children aged 6 to 17 of employees at the Monte Alegre Unit. The main goal is to promote artistic expression and appreciation of culture and art. As of December 2016, 69 students in the local community and nine children of Klabin’s employees had participated in the capoeira and dance activities.

Taking-Off Project

Everybody in the safety route: started in 2013, it seeks to spread the culture of safety in the neighborhoods around the Monte Alegre Airport, in Telemaco Borba (PR). Students, between 7 and 10 years, are taught to disseminate information about safety to their families, neighbors and other people in the community so that they can behave properly, avoid crossing in the airport area and respecting the public property.

Our Digital Language

This project adopts new information and communication technologies in educational actions targeting youth from 13 to 18 years, who include the children of the company’s workers and of residents in the community of Telêmaco Borba, Paraná. The goal is to improve their oral and written communication skills, while covering topics such as identity, sexuality, environment, citizenship, drugs and more. Since 2009, 963 students have graduated from the Vera Lafer Cultural Space.

Planning Sustainable Properties


This project helps small rural producers in Ortigueira and Imbaú, Paraná complete their Rural Environmental Registration and provides guidance on carrying out sustainable planning for the use of their property. The goal is to encourage family farming, keep people from migrating to cities, support the region’s production and consumption chain and foster entrepreneurship. The project is carried out in partnership with the Micro and Small Company Support Service (Sebrae), TNC and the Association to Preserve the Environment and Life (Apremavi)

Puma for Childhood


In partnership with the NGO Childhood Brasil, this project mobilizes direct and indirect workers on the Puma Project in the protection of children and youth. The focus is on preventing sexual abuse and exploitation in the areas of influence of the Puma Unit, namely the cities of Ortigueira, Imbaú and Telêmaco Borba, by providing training and consulting on the topic and strengthening the Guarantee of Children’s Rights System

Growing Up Reading

In partnership with the United Way Brazil and the Avisa Lá Institute, this initiative works to train elementary school teachers and install children’s libraries at public schools in the cities of Lages, Otacílio Costa, Correia Pinto, Itajaí, Rio Rufino and Bocaina do Sul in the state of Santa Catarina, and in the cities of Angatuba and Piracicaba in the state of São Paulo. Since its founding, in 2014, the Growing Up Reading project already has reached 26 cities in seven states where Klabin has operations. In all, the project has benefitted 6,900 children, trained 500 elementary school professionals (teachers, education department technicians, principles and teaching coordinators) and donated more than 10,000 books.

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Partnerships

By donating funds and materials, Klabin collaborates with different entities in the region where it operates, like orphanages, asylums, hospitals, common interest associations, military and civil police and the fire brigade.

Warm Clothing Campaign

Annual donation of corrugated packagings for the Warm Clothing Campaign, of the State of Sao Paulo. The action benefits around three thousand entities.

Association of Parents and Friends of the Exceptional (Apae)

Financial support or donation of material for handicraft.

Children Pastoral

Financial support to the Children Pastoral that promotes the complete development of the children, from pregnancy up to six years of age.

Paper Donation

Ongoing donation of paper to schools from local government networks and entities and association in Otacilio Costa, Correia Pinto and Itajai (SC) cities and Telemaco Borba (PR) region.

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Volunteer Work

Klabin encourages and applauds the practice of volunteer work among its employees, since these activities help to build citizenship and stronger moral values.

Terra Viva

Klabin’s non-profit Terra Viva Associaçao de Voluntarios was created in 2003 and since then it has organized and promoted citizenship and solidarity actions supported by employees and their families. Projects can be spot campaigns like collecting warm clothing, food, milk and blood donation as well as other actions related to commemorations or to education like guidance on how to find the first job and technical and creative instruction like guitar, language and IT courses. The public who can benefit is diverse: children and youth at social risk or with special needs and the elderly.

The association has approximately 300 volunteers in most of its plants, and benefits about 12 thousand people in over 50 organizations attended. Its support to this initiative shows that Klabin encourages and recognizes volunteer work among its employees to better the quality of life in the communities where it is present.

Click here and see the Manual of Terra Viva Volunteer Association.

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Local Development

Klabin keeps some programs with the purpose of promoting the economic development of the communities around its plants. One of the main efforts towards reaching this target is the creation of the Agency for the Development of the Wood Chain of Tibagi River, in 2011.

The agency promotes incentives to the production chain, attracting other companies to Telemaco Borba region, encouraging the formation of industrial districts and generation of workforce and income to local populations.

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Donation to FIA

Every year, Klabin allocates part of its deductible taxes for donations to Fundos Municipais dos Direitos da Infância e Adolescência (City Funds for Child and Teenager Rights). Since 2010, over R$ 3,2 million have been donated to at least 54 social projects carried out in municipalities where the company operates its plants.

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Forest Incentives

It joins economic, social and environmental development by promoting planting of pine and eucalyptus trees in idle areas in rural properties. In addition to seedlings, Klabin provides the necessary guidance for the correct management of the land. Over 184 million seedlings have been supplied and 115 thousand hectares have been planted. The process helps to keep the population in the rural areas, promotes recuperation of the vegetation and fosters regional development.

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Small Producer Certification


Klabin provides support to rural producers situated along the middle Tibagi River in the Telêmaco Borba region of the state of Paraná to help them obtain Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certification, which recognizes best forestry management practices. Through conservation, environmental education and forestry development actions, the project works to adapt the properties and operations to enable producers to attain certification and sell wood with higher value added, which benefits the entire production chain.

This is yet another initiative that demonstrates Klabin's pioneering initiatives in its constant pursuit of sustainable development.

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Forest Enterprise

The owner prepares the soil and looks after the crop. Klabin offers technical assistance and does the planning, first time ant combating, planting and one replanting if 5% or more seedlings do not survive. Payment is made when part of the first harvested wood is delivered to Klabin’s mill wood yard.

Sale of seedlings

The owner prepares the soil and looks after the crop. Klabin sells the seedlings and the ant-killer, transports the seedlings and provides free technical assistance. The value is converted into tons of wood and paid for with part of the first cut.

Donation of Seedlings

Addressed to farmers with a maximum area of 50 hectares, who obtain income exclusively from the property. Maximum donation is of 20,000 seedlings or 30% of the property. Farmers are not committed to sell to Klabin.

Legal Woods Program

Developed with Apremavi - Associaçao de Preservaçao do Meio Ambiente e da Vida, it promotes actions toward land use planning, conservation, environmental education and forest incentives in the states of Parana and Santa Catarina. It provides guidance to small and medium-size landowners so they can work more efficiently and increase profitability in addition to preserving the ecosystems. Farmers take part in courses, community self-help projects, lectures and exchange visits and are given free seedlings of native plants. The program also encourages silviculture with planted forests, both pine and eucalyptus, and with native species as well as the enrichment of secondary forests, organic farming and ecotourism.

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Phytotherapy

Created in 1984, Klabin’s Phytotherapy Program seeks the sustainable use of biodiversity, combining environmental preservation and social responsibility.

The project is based on the use of species in the native woodlands to make phytotherapic products especially designed for employees. The program was the first worldwide, related to the management of non-wood forest products, to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) in 1999

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Apicultura and Meliponicultura

Klabin offers its forests to lend impetus to production chains that bring benefits to the communities, mainly by generating complementary income, and to the environment.

The initiative, developed in conjunction with the Beekeepers’ Association of Telemaco Borba and the Cooperative Caminhos do Tibagi, runs a processing unit that prepares and distributes honey and honey products according to legal requirements and market demands.

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External Commitments

Klabin strives to play an active role in social, environmental and economic issues by voluntarily undertaking commitments proposed by renowned institutions.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) Empresas Pelo Clima (EPC) Objetivos do Milênio GHG Protocol Global Compact ID Local Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor Forests Dialogue Business Pact for Integrity and Against Corruption Friend of the Children Seal - Brazilian Association of Toy Manufacturers (Abrinq) UN Sustainable Development Goals

Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE)

Created in December 2005 by the Brazilian Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa), the ISE evaluates the various sustainability aspects of listed companies on an integrated basis.The index's goal is to foster good practices in Brazil's business community.The selection of companies to compose the index is based on criteria developed by the School of Economics and Business Administration (EAESP) of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).Klabin has been a component of the ISE since 2013.


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Millennium Goals

The millennium goals were established by the United Nations (UN) in 2000, with the support of 191 nations, and became known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The MDGs are a universal commitment to eradicate poverty and promote the sustainability of the planet that was translated into eight objectives – the 8 Millennium Goals.Since 2013, Klabin has been a part of the group of companies working to guarantee the achievement of these goals.

They are:
1) Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger;
2) Achieve universal primary education;
3) Promote gender equality and empower women;
4) Reduce child mortality;
5) Improve maternal health;
6) Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases;
7) Ensure environmental sustainability; and
8) Develop a global partnership for development.

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Global Compact

Aware of the role it plays in mobilizing society to build a fairer and more sustainable country, Klabin has been a signatory to the Global Compact since 2003.

Developed by the United Nations (UN), the initiative, which already includes 5,200 organizations around the world, works to mobilize the international business community to adopt fundamental values in their business practices in the areas of human rights, labor relations, the environment and combatting corruption.

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Empresas Pelo Clima (EPC)

Since 2013, Klabin participates in this permanent business platform that works to mobilize, raise awareness and coordinate business leaders to manage and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, manage climate risks and propose public policies and positive incentives to combat climate change.

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ID Local

The goals of the Local Development and Large Enterprise Initiative (ID Local) is to work together with the private sector to reflect on, exchange experiences and formulate business proposals and guidelines that promote local development.It encourages the discussion, analysis, coordination and co-development of proposals, methodologies and instruments for local management.All these efforts aim to ensure that local development figures prominently in the business strategies of the companies responsible for investments in large projects in underprivileged areas. Klabin has been a part of this initiative since 2013.

Learn about Klabin’s case study in the publication “Innovation in Local Development,” produced by the Center for Sustainability Studies GVces (available only in Portuguese).

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GHG Protocol

Klabin has been involved in this program since 2013, which works to encourage the corporate community to develop and publish inventories of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by giving them access to world class instruments and standards. Originally developed in 1998 in the United States by the World Resources Institute (WRI), the GHG Protocol is a tool used to understand, quantify and manage GHG emissions.

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Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Since 2006, Klabin has been involved in this initiative to facilitate dialogue between investors and companies seeking to mitigate the environmental impacts of their activities in light of climate change.

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Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor

In 2013, Klabin signed the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, which brings together Brazilian and multinational companies that have undertaken commitments to not do business with companies engaged in slave labor practices.The Pact is managed through the Coordination and Monitoring Committee, which is formed by the Ethos Institute, the Social Observatory Institute (IOS), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the NGO Repórter Brasil.

Click here to download a summary of the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor.

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The Forests Dialogue is a pioneering and independent initiative that facilitates interaction among representatives of the forest industry companies, environmental organizations and social movements to build a vision and commitment for both. For this, it promotes effective measures associated with forest production and expands the scale of efforts aimed at conserving and restoring the environment, thereby generating benefits for stakeholders of the Dialogue and for society in general. Klabin has been a member of the Brazilian Forests Dialogue since 2009 as member of the Coordination Council, which consists of representatives from five companies and five civil society organizations.

Read the Klabin success story: Landscape Planning - The case of Telêmaco Borba region.

Click here to read Klabin’s success case “Landscape Planning – The case of the Telêmaco Borba region” in the special publication to mark 10 years of the initiative (available only in Portuguese).

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Business Pact for Integrity and Against Corruption

The Pact was launched in June 2006 by initiative of the Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility, UniEthos – Training and Developing Socially Responsible Management, Patri Governmental Relations & Public Policies, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Global Compact Brazilian Committee.The main commitments expressed in the text are:Information on legislation;Disclosure, instructions and answers on the main legal principles applicable to their activities;Prohibition of bribery;Transparent and lawful contributions to political campaigns;Dissemination of the Pact's principles among its stakeholders;Open and transparent investigations;and Working together with the production chain.Klabin has been a signatory to the Pact since 2013.

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Friend of the Children Seal

The Abrinq Foundation for Children's Rights uses the Friend of the Children Seal to recognize organizations that defend children's rights. The seal attests that, among other actions, the company does not exploit child labor and does not permit such practices in their production chain and that it carries out social actions to foster education and learning for children and youth in local communities.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In a commitment expressed in item 10 of its Sustainability Policy, Klabin joins other organizations to put into practice a global action plan in benefit of people, the planet, peace and prosperity. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) establish global priorities and aspirations for 2030 and represent an opportunity to eliminate extreme poverty and put the world on a sustainable path. Through this multi-sector engagement, it is hoped that business solutions, technologies and processes can be used to solve the major global challenges of sustainable development. To learn more about the SDGs, consult the website.

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