Developed in partnership with the NGO United Way Brasil and Instituto Avisa Lá, the initiative works to train teachers, donate reading nooks with an archive of 450 books and hold storytelling workshops for parents and Klabin volunteers.
Piracicaba, October 16, 2015 – Klabin, Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of Paper, promotes the Grow Up Reading Project in Piracicaba to encourage children up to six years of age to read. Developed in partnership with the NGO United Way Brasil and Instituto Avisa Lá, the initiative works to train teachers, donate reading nooks with an archive of 450 books and hold storytelling workshops for parents and Klabin volunteers. In Piracicaba, in addition to professionals from schools involved in training, more than 230 students from the João Nascimento City School, located in the Santa Terezinha neighborhood, will benefit from the initiative.
“It is with great satisfaction that we are able to offer these children access to reading, a transformational learning instrument,” said Rogério Vinagreiro, Industrial Manager of the Klabin Unit in Piracicaba.
Overall, the Grow Up Reading Project has benefitted 19 cities in the seven states where Klabin operates. The initiative has influenced more than 1,500 children and by the end of 2015, the Company expects to expand the initiative to a total of 3,400 students.
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 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. Klabin is organized into three business units: Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (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 follow the same values of ethics, transparency and respect to the principles of sustainability.