São Paulo, May 24, 2017 – Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter and the leading producer of packaging, corrugated board and industrial bags, today presents its 2016 Sustainability Report, which provides a consolidated description of its performance, initiatives and projects and the challenges faced by it during the period. Klabin is the first company in the pulp and paper sector to publish its annual report based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by the United Nations (UN) and has formatted its report according to the reporting method of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The report enshrines the company’s sustainable growth trajectory with the operational startup of the Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Paraná, and provides a perspective by reporting the inauguration, scheduled for this year, of the Technology Center for the industrial area, which is the result of investments made by it on the Research, Development and Innovation front. These and other initiatives are part of a set of priority themes for the company, which adhere to the SDGs:
Competitiveness and economic results;
Promotion of local development and relationship with communities;
Health and safety of direct and indirect employees;
Research, development and innovation;
Customer satisfaction and product quality;
The report also highlights the winning of the awards for “Sustainable Company of the Year” and the most sustainable in the pulp and paper sector, awarded by Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade and the company being featured – for the third consecutive year – in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its good practices in natural capital management – “leadership” level classification for Climate Change and Forests – and “high performance” in water management.
Klabin’s Sustainability Report has complete online versions (in Portuguese, English and Spanish) and summarized versions for download (in Portuguese and English), as well as a third audio description for the visually impaired, which will be available in June this year.
Access the Klabin 2016 sustainability report at rs.klabin.com.br.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
Through the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN sets out global priorities and aspirations to be met by 2030 in order to contribute to a better world, from the standpoint of poverty eradication, food security, agriculture, health, education, gender equality, reduction of inequalities, energy, water and sanitation, sustainable production and consumption patterns and climate change, among others.