São Paulo, March 16, 2021 – To engage the private sector and civil society on the urgent need for concrete action to combat climate change, Klabin, Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper, launched the “Race to Zero Brasil” campaign today. In partnership with the global movement launched by the United Nations (UN), the company is implementing a series of actions to mobilize diverse stakeholder groups in effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Company, which has been making intense efforts towards sustainable development, is the only Brazilian representative in the newly created COP26 Business Leaders forum and publicly undertakes to lead the agenda on climate change in the country. The company is also unveiling a website today containing information that will serve as a guide for small, midsized and large companies, as well as civil society, that wish to make a commitment to reduce carbon emissions. Klabin will also launch an intensive campaign on social networks and the press to encourage debate among diverse stakeholder groups on the subject.
“Concern for the environment and commitment to sustainability have always been at the heart of our discussions. Klabin was the pioneer in the paper and pulp sector across the Americas to commit itself to setting targets for reducing carbon emissions based on scientific factors and we want to use all our knowledge to foster debate on climate change and engage the maximum number of people to bring about effective change,” said Cristiano Teixeira, CEO of Klabin.
Apart from these actions, Klabin will send a letter today to key industry associations and its network of partners, informing them of the launch of the platform and inviting them to join the campaign. To learn more, visit www.racetozerobrasil.com.
Business Ambition for 1.5o C – Our Only Future
Klabin today extended its commitment to the Business Ambition for 1.5oC – Our Only Future campaign of the United Nations (UN). In 2019, the Company was one of the first Brazilian companies to become a signatory to the campaign, making a public commitment to take actions that restrict the rise in global temperature to 1.5°C, in line with what scientists believe is necessary to reduce the impacts of climate change. Now, it is extending its commitment to the Net Zero vision, that is, to reduce its emissions to the maximum and neutralize the balance and completely zero it by 2050.