São Paulo, March 18, 2016 – Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, was awarded the seal from the Friend of Children Company Program of the AbrinqFoundation for Children’s Rights. The program recognizes companies that combat the exploitation of children in any stage of their production chain and foster vocational training, access to safe jobs for teens and social initiatives to benefit children.
To obtain the seal, the foundation assessed Klabin’s activities in the areas of education, healthcare and social assistance. The recognition reinforces and demonstrates the company’s commitment to the social and cultural development of local communities.
The Friend of Children Company Program was created 16 years ago by the Abrinq Foundation for Children’s Rights, which is an initiative of the Brazilian Association of Toy Manufacturers (Abrinq). The non-profit organization’s mission is to defend the rights and the exercise of citizenship by children and youth.
Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, it has 15 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into four business units: Forestry, Pulp, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Packaging (corrugated board and industrial sacks).
Klabin’s management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014. 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.
Learn more at www.klabin.com.br