Business Units, Institutional May 09, 2013

Occupational and Environmental Accident Prevention in Piracicaba

Purpose of the action is to ensure proper functioning of the mill

Between the 13th and 23rd of May, Klabin’s Monte Alegre Plant (PR) will hold its Annual General Shutdown, a compulsory procedure which involves the interruption of paper production and is intended to ensure that all necessary maintenance for the proper functioning of the plant is performed with quality and in safety. This action is common in the pulp and paper sector and occurs annually in the company’s plants.

During these 11 days, around 100 contracted companies and 3,500 temporary workers will be involved in the General Shutdown. The inspections of boilers, digesters, generation and power distribution systems and production process controls are among the main activities. The number of temporary workers requires logistics and infrastructure which entail transportation, lodgings and meals among other items which drive and boost the economy of the municipality of Telemaco Borba and the region. Besides these, there are other benefits, such as the taxes generated for the municipality and the extra movement in hotels, bars, restaurants and stores, as well as services to support the workers’ stay in the town.

During the days of the Shutdown, alterations in odor and noise coming from the mill – especially on the 13th and 14th, at the beginning of the Shutdown and on the 21st and 22nd, at the startup of machine operations – may be perceptible to the community. It is important to mention that these alterations cause no harm to people’s health nor to the environment.
As of this year, Klabin will have an exclusive channel available to attend the community, which will function 24 hours a day. In case of doubts concerning the environment, the community may use the e-mail address or telephone number 0800 728 0607.

About Klabin

Klabin, Brazil’s biggest paper manufacturer and exporter, produces packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes, industrial bags and timber in logs. Founded in 1899, today it has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized in three business units: Forestry, Paper (cartonboard and kraft paper) and Converting (corrugated board and industrial bags).

The management of the company is steered by Sustainable Development, in the pursuit of integrated, responsible growth which combines profitability with social development and environmental commitment. Consequently, it is signatory to the UN Global Compact and counts on suppliers and business partners who adhere to the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.

Information for the Press:

Grupo Máquina PR
Andre Mascarenhas | (11) 3147-7391 |
Tatiana Souza | (11) 3147-7921 |
Carlos Moura | (11) 3147-7453 | carlos.moura@grupomaquina

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