Packaging March 30, 2015

Klabin is awarded environmental certification for cement sacks

Ok compost seal attests to the biodegradability of paper cement sacks from the company, which is the first in the Brazilian pulp and paper sector to receive this certification

São Paulo, March 30th 2015 – Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, is the first Brazilian company to receive the OK compost seal, international certification of biodegradability. The industrial sacks produced by the company for the cement market earned this certification after being tested by the Vinçotte Institution of Belgium, accredited by the Organic Waste System (OWS) – a global benchmark in this field.

The certification is assurance that Klabin’s paper sack for cement decomposes completely, after use, in industrial landfills. The seal also attests that the ink and glue used in the manufacturing process do not interfere with the product’s biodegradability.

This is yet another confirmation that Klabin pioneers sustainable solutions. The certificate underscores the company’s engagement with the best practices in the market and with the quality of all its production. “Earning this OK compost certification reflects Klabin’s commitment to sustainable development throughout its chain of production. The company is continually investing in ecologically sustainable solutions and has achieved significant results in this respect”, points out Douglas Dalmasi, Klabin’s director of the industrial Sack division.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces corrugated packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it currently own 14 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard, kraft and recycled paper) and Converting (corrugated boxes and industrial sacks).

In its quest for integrated, responsible growth, Klabin has embraced a management style focused on Sustainable Development, combining profitability, social development and environmental commitment. The company has been a member of BM&FBovespa’s ISE (Corporate Sustainability Index) since 2014 and is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor. It seeks suppliers and business partners, who observe the same values of ethics, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

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