Klabin organizes environmental awareness action in Correia Pinto
A theatrical intervention on recycling at local public schools impacts some 1,300 children
Santa Catarina, August 28, 2019 – Over the last week, Klabin has carried out an important action to raise awareness on environmental preservation, given its firm commitment to disseminate knowledge on the proper disposal of waste in local communities.
Around 1,300 public school students were impacted by a theatrical intervention featuring Captain Recycling, an important ally in the planet’s preservation. In addition to the play, students received educational comic books and were invited to become disseminators of their newly acquired knowledge.
“It was a day full of information and fun in which both students and teachers participated actively. This action for the community will certainly yield good results,” said Joanita Flesch, a teacher at the Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres Elementary School.
The heroin was created by the company to help raise awareness among children. In addition to Santa Catarina, the play was presented in the state of Paraná, where Klabin also has operations.
The Klabin action is aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help ensure a more sustainable future for the communities near its operations.
Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper and the leader in the corrugated board and industrial bag packaging segments, Klabin is the country’s only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp. Founded in 1899, Klabin has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. In Santa Catarina alone, Klabin generates over 5,200 direct and indirect jobs.
Klabin is a pioneer in adopting mosaic-based stewardship, which consists of planted forests interspersed with preserved native forests, forming ecological corridors that allow native wildlife to roam their natural habitat while contributing directly to protecting the soil, water and biodiversity. Klabin’s forest area in Santa Catarina covers a total of 135,000 hectares, 68,000 of which are native forests. The company also maintains in Santa Catarina a State Natural Heritage Private Reserve (RPPNE), the Serra da Farofa Complex, which is an area dedicated exclusively to the conservation of biodiversity, academic study and research. The region is home to important headwaters, such as those that flow into the Canoas and Caveiras rivers, as well as to endangered wildlife species.
Klabin’s entire management is guided by Sustainable Development and, in Santa Catarina, the company develops social and environmental programs, including Growing Up Reading Program, Growing Up Program, Environmental Protectors and Legal Forests Program.
Klabin also supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.
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