Klabin is Brazil's largest paper producer and exporter, the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, and also markets timber in logs. It is also the only Brazilian company to simultaneously supply hardwood pulp (eucalyptus), softwood pulp (pine) and fluff pulp to the market. Founded in Brazil in 1899, it has 18 industrial units, with 17 in eight Brazilian states and one in Argentina. Klabin also has sales offices in eight Brazilian states, a branch office in the United States, a new office in Austria, and sales representatives and agents in many countries.
Klabin is organized into four business areas:
The paper and paperboard for packaging manufactured by Klabin, as well as corrugated board packaging and industrial bags offer protection and safety to foods, beverages, hygiene and cleaning products, electronics and consumer appliances, cement, seeds, wheat flour, chemical products and other items. These products are a measure of how Klabin is present in the daily lives of people.
Hardwood and softwood pulp, used individually or together, give the essential characteristics to diverse types of paper: the ideal level of strength, softness and absorption for hygiene products, strength and opacity for printing and writing paper, and other specific properties required for specialty papers.
Klabin's management practices are guided by sustainable development and its management pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a firm commitment to environmental preservation. Since 2014, Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the BM&FBovespa. 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.
Klabin was the first pulp and paper producer in the Southern Hemisphere to obtain, in 1998, the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification (FSC-C022516), which attests to management practices that conserve natural resources, provide fair working conditions and encourage healthy relations with local communities.
A pioneer in the adoption of mosaic planting concepts (a system that intermingles preserved native forests with planted forests) in its forestry management, Klabin has 229,000 hectares planted with pine and eucalyptus and 214,000 hectares of preserved native forests.
Respect for communities is a guiding value of Klabin in all the regions where it operates. Having clear governance criteria, providing transparency to all its acts and promoting the engagement of local stakeholders are the company's constant concerns in managing the social impacts of its activities.
The Forestry Development Program, which aims to expand and diversify income opportunities for communities, is an example in this regard. The initiative, which involves stimulating the formation of planted forests on farms adjacent to the company's operations, helps in settling farmers on the land, promotes recovery of vegetation and diversifies crops. The program has already benefited 19,000 rural producers and distributed more 160 million seedlings.
The company creates over 18,000 jobs (direct and indirect) and invests regularly in people development to promote competencies specific to its business, well-being and safety.