Our Investor Relations (IR) team was elected the best in Latin America in the Pulp and Paper sector, according to the 2020 ranking of the Institutional Investor Magazine, one of the world’s premier financial publications. In the same ranking, Felipe Saraiva, a consultant in the area, ranked first in the Best IR Professional category. These honors reflect the opinion of 604 investment professionals in 308 financial services companies in Brazil and abroad, who participated in the annual survey.
Klabin was the winner in the “Innovation in Packaging” category at the 11th PPI Awards, organized by Fastmarkets RISI, for its case on the technology behind Eukaliner®. This is one of the most important honors in the global pulp and paper industry and this achievement shows Klabin’s innovation in launching a kraftliner paper produced exclusively from eucalyptus fiber, a first-of-its-kind product in the world.
Klabin is in the “A List” of CDP, the global information platform for investors – in three programs: Climate, Water and Forests, underscoring the company’s responsible operation. Besides being the first company in Latin America to achieve the leadership level in the three questionnaires, Klabin had the best performance in the “CDP Brazil – Climate Resilience Index”, which measures the performance in special climate management practices and establishes a relation between environmental initiatives and the financial performance of organizations.
For the sixth consecutive year, Klabin was elected by Corporate Reputation Monitor (Merco) as the company with the best reputation in Brazil’s Wood, Pulp and Paper sector. Since the launch of the ranking in 2013, we have been leaders in our segment and are among the 100 best reputed companies in Brazil, ranking 74th. The survey heard over 3,000 consumers, as well as 370 executive officers of companies and 500 market specialists, including representatives from different areas.
BEST OF AGRIBUSINESS
Klabin took first place in the categories Reforestation, Pulp & Paper and Sustainability in the “Best of Agribusiness” yearbook. Sponsored by Globo Rural magazine and now in its 15th edition, the awards evaluate the performance and management of agribusiness companies. Klabin’s robust environmental management model has proven essential for enabling it to attain important results, whose initiatives included expanding renewable sources in its energy profile and reducing total water consumption and total CO2 emissions.
Klabin garnered the national trophy in the Events category of the 45th Aberje Awards sponsored by the Brazilian Association for Business Communication, which recognizes the best communication practices of companies nationwide. The winning case told the history of Inova Klabin, an engaging event held in São Paulo to position Klabin as a reference in innovation and sustainability. Klabin also won the regional award in the category Consumer/Clients in the São Paulo State Aberje Awards for the case Much More than Just Packaging. The campaign to reposition the brand of the Packaging Business highlighted the attributes of each product and gave a whole new meaning to the way in which Klabin relates with its clients.
Exame Sustainability Guide
Klabin was ranked first among Pulp and Paper companies in the Exame Sustainability Guide. The award is a recognition of the sustainable development initiatives that the company employs in all areas of operation. It is organized by the Exame magazine to honor companies for their best sustainability practices.
500 Biggest of the South Award – Amanhã Group
Klabin stood out in three categories in the 500 Biggest of the South 2019 ranking published by Amanhã magazine. The Company won the Net Revenue category in the Pulp and Paper industry. It also ranked third in the 100 Best Companies in Paraná ranking and eighth in the 500 Biggest of the South ranking. The Amanhã Group recognizes leading companies in Brazil’s Southern region based on an evaluation of six indicators: return on equity, return on revenue, revenue growth, working capital, current ratio, lowest debt, and net income.
GC POWERLIST: Brazil Teams 2019
Klabin’s corporate counsel team was selected by the Brazilian issue of The Legal 500 ranking, which recognizes professionals who are driving legal affairs. The ranking identifies the 100 most influential and innovative internal teams of lawyers in the country.
Paraná Climate Seal
Four Klabin units in Paraná obtained the Paraná Climate Seal, which recognizes companies that quantify their greenhouse gas emissions. The Rio Negro and Paranaguá Units obtained the Paraná Climate Seal – Gold, while the Monte Alegre and Puma Units received the Paraná Climate Seal – Gold Plus for reducing emissions by over 0.5% in relation to the previous year.
ÉPOCA NEGÓCIOS 360O YEARBOOK
Klabin ranked first among Pulp and Paper companies in the “Sustainability” category in the 2019 edition of the Época Negócios 360o Yearbook. It was also featured prominently in four other categories of the survey that selected the best Brazilian companies in 2019: innovation, corporate governance, people and vision of the future.
INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS AWARD - ABTCP
We were once again honored with the Industry Highlights Awards given by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP).This year, we won in the following categories: Packaging Paper Manufacturer, Innovation (R&D Technology), Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
SESI SEAL SDG
For the third consecutive year, Klabin won the Sesi SDG Seal, which recognizes institutions that strive to promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company had submitted the programs “Certification of small producers (SLIMF)" and “Legal Woods,” which aims to preserve the environment and foster social and economic development of communities surrounding its operations.
SPOTT TIMBER & PULP
We were ranked second in the global ranking on transparency in the wood and pulp industry announced by the international organization Spott Timber & Pulp. The English platform evaluates the best environmental, social and corporate governance practices of companies in this sector. This is the third time that our efforts to foster sustainable development are recognized by the international organization.
EXPRESSÃO DE ECOLOGIA AWARDS
Klabin was one of the winners at the 26th Expressão de Ecologia Awards. This is the 15th award won by the Company in the history of these awards, which retains Klabin's position as one of the greatest winners of the award. This year, we won the award in the Solid Waste category for the Waste Processing Center case. Created in 1993 by Editora Expressão, the award has so far received submissions of over 2,700 cases from leading companies, NGOs, local governments and entities in Southern Brazil.
For the first time, Klabin received has the gold medal in the sustainability management survey held by EcoVadis, which conducts the Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment (SER). The survey places the company in the group of 2% of the best performing companies in the pulp and paper sector around the world. The survey considers four criteria: environment, human rights, ethics and sustainable sourcing. This honor underlines the company's efforts to minimize environmental impacts, promote community development and care for its employees.
For the fifth straight year, Klabin was featured in the ranking as the highest-scoring company in the Wood, Pulp and Paper industry. Merco, considered a global reference in monitoring reputation, recognizes companies with the best corporate reputations. Launched 19 years ago with an unprecedented evaluation methodology, the ranking is compiled and published in 12 countries: Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama and Portugal. The ranking also is the world’s first audited monitoring with independent review by the audit firm KPMG, which publishes an audit report for each edition.
Klabin was featured among 22 Brazilian companies considered the most “humanized” for their responsible practices. More than 1,000 companies were evaluated based on the opinions of their employees, clients, suppliers, investors and partner organizations. The survey compiled case studies of successful Brazilian companies that have managed to keep their purpose and passion aligned with market and business targets. The attributes of Klabin highlighted by respondents included ethics, sustainability, environmental awareness, innovation, safety and social responsibility. The study also analyzed the Code of Conduct, Anti-Corruption Code and Sustainability Policy of the company and mapped the good practices and initiatives it has implemented nationally for developing people and communities in the regions where it operates.
Klabin is one of the 50 highest rated companies in the ranking of the “Most Loved Companies – Professionals’ Choice” of the website Love Mondays, a platform that compiles ratings on the workplaces of companies operating in Brazil. The list compiles thousands of opinions from professionals at over 170,000 companies in Brazil that considered corporate culture, compensation and benefits, quality of life and career opportunities as predetermined criteria. Of those, Klabin stood out especially in the first two criteria, in which it reached a 90% approval rating from its employees, who said they would recommend the company to a friend.
For the first time, Klabin has won the Graphprint Award. We received the trophy at the 18th edition of the awards in the Paperboard category.
CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT (CDP)
For the first time, the company figured on the A Lists of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in its Water Management, Climate Change and Supply Chain programs. With this recognition, Klabin figures among companies highlighted by the organization as leaders in the transition to the new sustainable economy. A company’s progress is categorized as follows: information disclosure (D- and D), awareness (C- and C), management (B- and B) and leadership (A- and A). CDP is an international non-profit organization that analyzes and recognizes the efforts of companies around the world in managing the environmental impacts of their operations. In 2018, the evaluation methodology involved 650 investors holding more than US$87 trillion in assets.
Meanwhile, for the sixth straight year, Klabin was included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) published by the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3). The ISE’s goal is to create an investment environment compatible with the demands of sustainable development and to encourage ethical responsibility through the good business practices of eligible companies. The indicators for the company’s performance that led to its inclusion in the ISE’s 2019 portfolio include Engagement with Stakeholders, Environmental Commitments, Consumption of Natural Resources, Customer Relations, Resolution of Customer Demands and Commitment to the Community. The criteria are defined by the School of Economics and Business Administration (EAESP-FGV) of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), and Klabin will be a component of the portfolio until January 2020.
SPOTT TIMBER & PULP
In a ranking published in July, Klabin figured for the second time in an excellent position in Spott Timber & Pulp, which evaluates the public information on policies, operations and commitments of the world’s 50 top wood and pulp producers worldwide based on best environmental, social and governance practices. Klabin placed third in the global list for the industry, attesting to the solidity and transparency of its sustainability practices.
Also in 2018, Vigeo Eires, a leading global provider of surveys and services in the environmental, social and governance areas that evaluates corporate performance in developing markets based on numerous criteria in six areas (Environment, Human Rights, Human Resources, Community Involvement, Business Behavior and Corporate Governance) recognized Klabin as a highlight for its initiatives in these area.
INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS AWARD - ABTCP
Klabin was the big winner in the Industry Highlights Award 2018 sponsored by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP), garnering awards in five categories: Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Innovation (R&D and Technology) and Packaging Paper Manufacturers. In addition, Francisco Razzolini, Director of Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Pulp Business, was named best professional in Innovation.
500 BIGGEST OF THE SOUTH – AMANHÃ GROUP
Klabin was recognized in three categories of the awards 500 Biggest of the South 2018, a ranking published by Amanhã magazine. Klabin placed 2nd in the 100 Biggest of Paraná State, 8th in the 500 Biggest of the South, and received the Highlight Award in the category Largest Net Revenue in the Pulp and Paper industry. The Amanhã Group recognizes leading companies in Brazil’s South based on an evaluation of six indicators: return on equity, return on revenue, revenue growth, working capital, current ratio, lowest debt, and net income.
PARANÁ CLIMATE SEAL 2018 – GOLD CATEGORY
For the fourth straight year, Klabin received the Paraná Climate Seal, in the Gold category, which recognizes the efforts of companies that voluntarily conduct inventories of their greenhouse gas emissions and adopt initiatives to reduce them. Created by the Paraná state government, the recognition fosters a culture of publishing these reports at companies in the state, which in turn encourages them to reduce their emissions.
LEADERS OF BRAZIL LIDE
For the third straight year, Klabin was named "Leader in Pulp, Paper and Paperboard" in the Leaders of Brazil Awards, which is sponsored by the Lide Group. In its 8th edition, the award recognizes companies, entrepreneurs and authorities in various industries responsible for driving the country’s economy.
TRANSPARENCY TROPHY - ANEFAC
Klabin was once again among the winners of the Transparency Trophy given by the National Association of Finance, Administration and Accounting Executives (ANEFAC) – the Oscars of accounting in Brazil. The award symbolizes the company’s continuous and dedicated efforts, upholding the importance of financial transparency for our businesses, processes, investors and clients. The company was honored in the Net Revenue above R$5 billion category.
SUL FOR EXPORT AWARD 2018
Klabin was named an exporter highlight from among the largest companies in Brazil's South in the Pulp & Paper segment, in the Sul for Export 2018 ranking compiled by Grupo Amanhã. The results are based on the official indicators of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.
BRAZIL'S MOST ADMIRED HR TEAMS
Klabin was highlighted from among Brazil's most admired HR teams for its Human Resources Management, which the company calls People & Management, and was a finalist in the "Top 10" category. The award, which is sponsored by Grupo Gestão RH, recognizes the work of the HR professionals and of the entire company on the topic.
DIÁRIO INDÚSTRIA E COMÉRCIO AWARD - PARANÁ 2017/18
Klabin was named Best of the Year - Paraná 2017/18 by the newspaper Diário Indústria & Comércio. The award evaluates approximately 200 companies in various regional market segments and recognizes those with the best performances of the year.
EXPRESSÃO ECOLOGIA AWARD 2018
Klabin won two accolades in the 25th edition of the Expressão Ecologia Awards. The largest and most traditional sustainable development award in Brazil's South recognized the company's efforts to maintain its forest mosaics in Santa Catarina state and highlighted the family farming project in Paraná state.
ITAJAÍ SOCIAL SEAL 2018
Klabin was awarded the Social Seal 2017 from the municipal government of Itajaí in Santa Catarina state and garnered the Highlight Award for its industrial waste recycling project in the city. With five cases submitted to the awards, the Unit received seven social seals and had an opportunity to showcase its actions targeting the local community, its employees and the preservation of natural resources. The municipal government's program recognizes companies that develop social and environmental projects aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
ENGINEERS CLUB OF RIO DE JANEIRO
Klabin was honored by the Engineers Club of Rio de Janeiro for its contribution to the development of the country. The honor was conferred at a ceremony held at the Club’s headquarters in which management and members of the Club as well as professionals from diverse sectors of business and industry participated. Established in 1880, the Engineers Club of Rio de Janeiro is a forum for discussions related to the progress of engineering in Brazil and the technical skills of engineers.
LATIN FINANCE – DEALS OF THE YEAR AWARD
The issue of green bonds by Klabin was recognized at the Deals of the Year Award, one of the most important awards in the financial markets. The company was the winner in the Corporate High-Yield of the Year category. The award recognizes transactions and institutions in capital markets across Latin America and the Caribbean, in 28 categories.
TOP EMPLOYERS 2017
For the third straight year, Klabin received the Top Employers certification. The seal recognizes each year companies that invest in initiatives in the areas of human resources and people management. To award the seal, the Top Employers Institute evaluates, using an audited survey, the best human resources practices at each company.
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Klabin received the Social and Environmental Management certificate from the Environment Foundation (Fatmad) of the Santa Catarina state government for the Caiubi Social Program. The certificate was presented at the 19th edition of the Fritz Müller Awards, which recognize organizations and projects that promote actions to protect the environment and that go beyond merely complying with environmental laws.
PARANÁ CLIMATE SEAL 2017 – GOLD CATEGORY
Klabin received for the third straight year the Paraná Climate Seal, in the Gold category, which recognizes the efforts of companies that voluntarily conduct inventories of their greenhouse gas emissions and adopt initiatives to reduce them. Created by the Paraná state government, the recognition fosters a culture of publishing these documents at companies located in the state, which in turn encourages them to reduce their emissions.
500 BIGGEST OF THE SOUTH – AMANHÃ MAGAZINE
Klabin was recognized by the award Big&Leaders – 500 Biggest of the South 2017 in the ranking published by Amanhã magazine. The company placed third among the 50 Largest Companies in Paraná and also figured in the categories Net Revenue and Profitability. The Amanhã Group, which has organized the event for 27 years, awards the leading companies in Brazil’s South based on the evaluation of six indicators: return on equity; return on revenue; revenue growth; working capital; current ratio; lowest debt and net income.
PAPER COMPANY ENVIRONMENTAL INDEX – WWF
Klabin was included in the Paper Company Environmental Index 2017 (EPCI) that is compiled every two years by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The EPCI analyzes environmental performance based on over 50 indicators of companies that voluntarily disclose them. The company’s results and inclusion in the index reinforce sustainability as a pillar of Klabin’s business management.
CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY INDEX (ISE )– B3
For the fifth straight year, Klabin was selected as a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3).
CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT (CDP)
Klabin was recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the Leadership category of its annual Forests reports, with a score of “A-”. Klabin has been featured for three years by the CDP, an international organization that analyzes companies' efforts to minimize and manage the environmental impacts of their activities.
EXAME SUSTAINABILITY GUIDE 2017
Klabin was recognized for the second straight year as the most sustainable company in the Pulp & Paper industry by the Exame Sustainably Guide 2017. Now in its 20th year, the award sponsored by Exame magazine is the most prominent in the sustainability segment.
EQUILIBRISTA TROPHY – IBEF
Klabin’s Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer, Eduardo de Toledo, won the Equilibrista Award 2017 sponsored by the Brazilian Institute of Financial Executives (IBEF), which analyzes the performance of financial executives with careers at large corporations.
LEADERS OF BRAZIL – LIDE
For the second straight year, Klabin was named "Leader in Pulp, Paper and Paperboard" by the Leaders of Brazil Awards, which is organized by the Corporate Leaders Group (Lide). In its seventh edition, the award recognizes companies, businesspeople and authorities in various industries responsible for driving the country’s economy.
PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY COMPANIES 2017 – HR MANAGEMENT
Klabin was recognized for the third straight year, as a "Top 10" company in the Psychologically Healthy Companies Award 2017. The initiative seeks to value good practices for promoting well-being in the corporate workplace, in addition to investments in employee education and training. The Award is based on a survey conducted at some of Brazil’s largest companies.
JOSÉ PASCHOAL BAGGIO ENTREPRENEUR 2017 – CORREIO LAGEANO
For the 19th straight year, Klabin won the José Paschoal Baggio Entrepreneur Award. Created in 1999 by the newspaper Correio Lageano, the award honors and recognizes the top 50 companies in the state of Santa Catarina in terms of the highest return of state VAT tax (ICMS) and that are concerned with the region’s economic and human development.
BEST IN AGRIBUSINESS – GLOBO RURAL MAGAZINE
Klabin has received for the third time the “Best in Agribusiness” award from the Globo Rural magazine in the Reforestation, Pulp and Paper category. The award, instituted by the magazine in partnership with Serasa Experian, honors companies from different segments in the agribusiness based on their financial results from sustainability initiatives.
2017 TRANSPARENCY TROPHY – ANEFAC
Klabin was awarded the “Oscar of Accounting” - as the Transparency Award is known in the market - for the quality, clarity and objectivity of the information presented in the company’s financial statements. The award, granted by the Brazilian Association of Finance, Management and Accounting Executives (Anefac), honored the company in the “Companies with net revenue over R$5 billion” category.
FEATURED – MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN THE SOUTHERN REGION
Klabin was elected one of the Most Innovative Companies in the Southern Region in a ranking published by the magazine Revista Amanhã. The survey, which ranked the company 22nd, was conducted in partnership with IXL - Center (Center for Innovation, Excellence and Leadership), a global reference in the evaluation of business practices. The feature report also highlights the company’s investments in research and technology.
BEST IR TEAM - INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR MAGAZINE
Klabin was elected the Best Investor Relations (IR) Team in Latin America, in the Pulp and Paper sector, by the 2017 ranking of Institutional Investor magazine. This is the third consecutive year that the company comes first in the most widely recognized poll across the financial sector. Klabin was also among the top three companies in the sector in the following categories: Best CFO, Best IR Program and Best Analysts Day.
COMPANIES THAT BEST COMMUNICATE WITH JOURNALISTS – NEGÓCIOS DA COMUNICAÇÃO MAGAZINE
Klabin was honored as one of the Companies that Best Communicate with Journalists in 2017, in the Pulp and Paper category, by the Negócios da Comunicação magazine. The award, in its seventh edition, recognizes the company’s credibility among the media, underlining its commitment to information and respect for media professionals.
BEST COMPANY IN THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY – VALOR 1000
Klabin was elected the Best Company in the Pulp and Paper Industry in the 17th edition of Valor 1000, the respected annual publication by newspaper Valor Econômico. The award recognizes the Brazilian companies that most stood out in 25 industries and also brings a ranking with the 1,000 largest companies in Brazil. The awarding ceremony was held in São Paulo, SP, in August.
KLABIN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - CONARH
Klabin received the “Prêmio Ser Humano Oswaldo Checchia 2017” award for the Leadership Program implemented by the People & Management department of the Monte Alegre Unit, at the 43rd edition of the National People Management Congress (CONARH), held in São Paulo. Implemented in 2015, the program, which is structured based on actions such as group training, individual coaching and professional mapping, competed with other important cases in people management and came second in the overall ranking. CONARH recognizes good business practices aimed at the development and appreciation of people in the work environment.
BEST & BIGGEST 2017 - EXAME MAGAZINE
Klabin was recognized as the best company in the Pulp and Paper sector and, in agribusiness, the best company in the Wood and Pulp category, receiving the prestigious "Best & Biggest" award, given annually by Exame magazine. In its 44th edition, the event honored the 20 companies that stood out in the main segments of the economy and 12 agribusiness companies.
INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP - ITAJAÍ BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (SC)
Klabin received the Industry Leadership award from the Itajaí Business Association (ACII) for its consolidated position in the pulp and paper market and its relevance in the city’s economy. In its 28th edition, apart from the Industry Leadership category, the award was given in eight other categories: Woman Entrepreneur, Leadership in Management, Young Entrepreneur, Leadership in Trade, Leadership in Services, Leadership in Social Responsibility, Leadership in Public Service and Leadership in the Non-Profit Sector.
LINKEDIN TOP COMPANIES 2017
Klabin figured in the ranking LinkedIn Top Companies 2017 for the second straight year. The list identifies the 25 companies most searched by professionals in Brazil using data exclusively from LinkedIn, based on the actions of employees and professionals looking for job opportunities on the platform. This year, Klabin, which improved its ranking in the general classification compared to 2016, was the only pulp and paper company in the ranking and the highest ranked B2B on the list.
Klabin received, for the second straight year, the certification Top Employers Brasil 2016, which each year recognizes a select group of companies that demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in people management. To award the seal, the Top Employers Institute evaluates, using an audited survey, the best human resources practices of each company. The criteria analyzed include strategy, policy implementation and monitoring and communication of career conditions and advancement.
CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY INDEX (ISE)
For the fourth straight year, Klabin was included in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBOVESPA). The ISE’sgoal is to create an investment environment compatible with the demands of sustainable development and to encourage ethical responsibility through the good business practices of companies eligible for the index. Klabin conducts intense actions in all areas on which the ISE selection criteria are based. Supported by annual actions plans, it continualy improves its performance in the dimensions evaluated, such as corporate sustainability, social-environmental balance, climate change, economic efficiency and governance.
PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY COMPANIES 2016 AWARDS – HR MANAGEMENT
Klabin was recognized, for the second consecutive year, as one of the "Top 10" companies at the Psychologically Healthy Companies 2016 Awards. The initiative aims to value healthy wellbeing practices in the corporate environment, in addition to investments in employee education and training. The Awards are based on a survey conducted among some of the largest companies in Brazil. At the end of the survey, the "50 Psychologically Healthy Companies", as well as "Company of the Year", the "Top 10" and the companies that stood out in categories such as "Employee Recognition and Development" and "Occupational Health and Safety” are elected.
ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS – EY
Klabin was elected the representative from the Sustainable Category at the 19th Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, organized by consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY). The company also received honorable mention at the event for its social and environmental initiatives and sustainable practices. Klabin's vision of sustainability and its social and environmental strategies were the focus of a case study submitted by the company to compete for the award. In this regard, the local empowerment and development programs of the regions impacted by Klabin’s operations gained the spotlight, such as the Puma Project, which was designed right from the start from a sustainable perspective.
LEADERS AWARDS – GRUPO LIDE
Klabin was elected the "Leader in Pulp, Paper, and Cardboard" at the Leaders of Brazil Awards. The Awards, organized by the Business Leaders Group (Lide), recognize companies, entrepreneurs and authorities in the main sectors of the Brazilian economy for their entrepreneurship, competence and commitment to creating a better and more competitive Brazil. The 6th edition of the Awards had 48 winners, chosen by an official jury, and outstanding contributions during the year were honored.
OUTSTANDING COMPANIES IN THE SECTOR 2016 – BRAZILIAN PULP AND PAPER TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION (ABTCP)
Klabin was the big winner at the Outstanding Company in the Sector 2016 awards of the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP) in the Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Packaging Paper Manufacturer categories. In the last category, the company was recognized for the eighth consecutive year. The ABTCP award honors the best companies in each segment of the pulp and paper industry.
CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT 2016
Klabin was ranked at the Leadership level in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in its annual results for Climate Change and Forests, achieving an A- score, which characterizes the best practices in the platform and indicates that the company has implemented a series of actions to manage climate change in own and third-party operations. In the Water category, the company attained "Management" status with a score of "B". CDP is an international non-profit organization that analyzes and recognizes the efforts of companies around the world to manage the environmental impacts of their operations.
MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES IN BRAZIL 2016 – OFFICINA SOPHIA
For the fifth consecutive year, Klabin was elected the most admired company in Brazil in the Pulp and Paper category, in a survey conducted by Officina Sophia, a market research company. The survey, in its 18th annual edition, is conducted through interviews with more than 1,100 executives, who assess and score companies from diverse sectors that delivered outstanding performance during the year. The assessment takes into consideration criteria such as Responsibility towards the Environment and the Community, Management Quality, Innovation, Ethics and Sustainable Development, among others.
HUMAN BEING AWARDS 2016 - ABRH-PR
The Klabin Leadership Program at the Monte Alegre Unit (Paraná) won the award for People Management in the Companies category at the 6th edition of the Human Being Awards 2016, organized by the Brazilian Human Resources Association - Paraná Chapter (ABRH-PR). A panel consisting of 18 professionals evaluated the projects and the winners obtained the highest scores in the criteria: current relevance of the issue, degree of innovation, quality of content and applicability.
PLATINA AWARDS 2016 – APIMEC SP
Klabin was recognized by the Capital Market Professionals and Investors Association (Apimec) with the Platina Award 2016 for 15 straight years of presentations at Apimec São Paulo. The award recognizes Klabin’s efforts to organize the annual event, which presents its results to investors and highlight its competitive advantages and prospects for the coming year.
2016 REFERENCE AWARD – GRUPO JOTA
Klabin was honored with the Reference Award for the commissioning of its Puma Unit. The award highlights the project’s importance to the state of Paraná by creating jobs and boosting tax receipts. In its 14th edition, the award recognizes important initiatives in the forestry industry. Ten recipients are elected each year, which include organizations, personalities and companies that implemented actions in the areas of entrepreneurship, defending the interests of forestry activities, sustainability and disseminating information.
JOSÉ PASCHOAL BAGGIO ENTREPRENEUR 2016 - CORREIO LAGEANO
For the 18th straight year, Klabin has won the José Paschoal Baggio Entrepreneur Award. Created in 1999 by the newspaper Correio Lageano, the award honors and recognizes the top 50 companies in the state of Santa Catarina in terms of the highest return of the state VAT tax (ICMS) and fostering economic and human development in the region.
500 LARGEST OF THE SOUTH 2016 – AMANHÃ MAGAZINE
Klabin was recognized as the largest pulp and paper company in the state of Paraná in the award sponsored by magazine Amanhã in partnership with the consulting firm PwC. The company also ranked fifth among the largest companies in Paraná and 12th among the largest in Brazil’s South.
SUL FOR EXPORT 2016 – AMANHÃ MAGAZINE
Klabin was recognized as the leading exporter in the Pulp and Paper Industry in the awards “90 Largest Exporters in Brazil’s South Region – Sul for Export.” The company also placed 15th among the Largest Exporters in Brazil’s South and 17th among the companies that most grew their exports between 2013 and 2015. The award is sponsored by Instituto Amanhã and based on the official indicators of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.
THE MOST SUSTAINABLE COMPANY OF THE YEAR – EXAME SUSTAINABILITY GUIDE 2016
Klabin was elect the most sustainable company of the year in the pulp and paper industry by the Exame Sustainably Guide 2016. Applying the methodology developed by the Center for Sustainability Studies of Fundação Getulio Vargas (GVces), the Guide is one of the most important publications on sustainability in the market. The 17th edition of the Guide received applications from 190 companies, of which 69 were selected in 19 industries. This recognition reinforces Klabin’s commitment to realizing projects and implementing processes to ensure sustainable business practices for the communities surrounding its operations, its investors, employees and other stakeholders.
KLABIN HONORDE BY ABTCP
Klabin was honored at the opening session of the 49th Pulp & Paper International Congress & Exhibition sponsored by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (ABTCP) for being one of the centennial companies that originally founded the association and for its regular presence among the top players of one of Brazil’s best performing industries.
ONDA VERDE TROPHY- EXPRESSÃO ECOLOGIA AWARDS
Klabin was honored at the 23 rd edition of the Expressão Ecologia Awards held in Santa Catarina, for its Natural Heritage Private State Reserve (RPPNE) - Serra da Farofa Complex project. The conservation unit is maintained by the company in partnership with the State University of Santa Catarina (Udesc), which conducts scientific studies that help protect and maintain biodiversity and water resources. The work carried out at the Serra da Farofa Complex has already identified almost 600 plant species and 75 wildlife species.
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR MAGAZINE – LATIN AMERICA EXECUTIVE TEAM 2016
The work of Klabin’s Investor Relations (IR) department has been recognized in the 2016 ranking of Pulp and Paper companies in Latin America, published by Institutional Investor Magazine. The company ranked first in the categories of Best CEO (Fabio Schvartsman) and Best IR Team. It was also among the top three companies from the industry in the categories of Best CFO, Best Investor Relations Program, Best Investor Relations Professional and Best Analyst Day. The ranking is compiled based on an annual survey covering more than 900 investors and market analysts in Brazil and abroad.
ANEFAC TRANSPARENCY AWARD
Based on the quality, clarity and objectiveness of the information in its financial statements, the Brazilian National Association of Finance, Administration and Accounting Executives (Anefac), in partnership with the Accounting, Actuarial and Financial Research Institute Foundation (Fipecafi) and Serasa Experian, recognized Klabin with the Transparency Award in the category "Companies with Net Revenue over R$5 billion." In its 20th edition, the awards evaluated 100% of the companies who publicly report their accounting statements based on the evaluation of a commission formed by students pursuing master's degrees and doctorates at the University of São Paulo (USP). Klabin also was the winner of the first three editions of the awards, in 1997, 1998 and 1999.
PARANÁ CLIMATE SEAL 2016 - GOLD CATEGORY
Klabin was awarded, for the second straight year, the Paraná Climate Seal in the Gold category. Sponsored by the Paraná State Department of the Environment and Water Resources (Sema), with the support of the Paraná State Industry Federation (FIEP), the initiative recognizes the companies based in the state that publish their emissions in the Public Registry of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and devote efforts to reducing the environmental impacts caused by their operations.
SUSTAINABLE PROJECT – ORDER OF ECONOMISTS OF BRAZIL
Klabin was recognized at the Economist of the Year 2016 awards in the Sustainable Project category for the Puma Unit, its new pulp plant. Organized by the Order of Economists of Brazil since 1959, the awards honor professionals and projects that have made outstanding contribution to strengthening the economic development of Brazil.
LEARNING & PERFORMANCE BRAZIL AWARD
Klabin’s Business School Portal has been recognized as one of the best initiatives in the field of corporate education in Brazil. The 16th edition of the award, a benchmark in Latin America sponsored by the Learning & Performance Institute and Micropower, aims to encourage market best practices in high performance and human capital management, talent development, accessibility and learning.
MOST ADMIRED HRS OF BRAZIL 2016 – GRUPO GESTÃO RH
The People & Management Officer of Klabin, Sergio Piza, was elected one of the most admired human resources executives in Brazil at the 11 th edition of the “The Most Admired HRs of Brazil” awards and is one of the 10 best in Latin America. Instituted by Grupo Gestão RH, the awards honor human resources professionals from leading organizations across Brazil.
THE 25 MOST ATTRACTIVE EMPLOYERS IN BRAZIL - LINKEDIN
Klabin was included in LinkedIn’s ranking of the 25 Most Attractive Employers in Brazil. Klabin ranked 11 th and was the only company in the pulp and paper industry to feature in the ranking. To compile the ranking, the social network analyzed criteria such as reach of the company, number of candidates applying to available positions and user engagement.
VALOR EXECUTIVE AWARD 2016 - VALOR ECONÔMICO
For the fourth year in a row, Klabin's chief executive, Fabio Schvartsman, was elected Best CEO in the Paper, Corrugated Board and Pulp Industry in the 16th edition of the Valor Executive yearbook. Sponsored by the newspaper Valor Econômico, the award recognizes the best executives in 23 sectors of the Brazilian economy.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR 2015 – COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATION OF RIO DE JANEIRO
Klabin was recognized as the Highlight of the Year by the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro (ACRJ) for its historic contribution to the social, economic and sustainable development of the country, most notably the construction of the new plant in Ortigueira, Paraná.
THE BEST FROM DINHEIRO RURAL 2015 – ISTOÉ DINHEIRO RURAL
For the third consecutive year, Klabin was elected the best in the Paper, Pulp and Reforesting sector. The company also ranked first in two other categories: Best Large Indirect Agribusiness Company and Best Financial Management by a Large Indirect Agribusiness Company. The award evaluated financial and management data from more than 500 companies in the agribusiness sector. The methodology was developed by Dinheiro Rural magazine and the Universal Institute for Agribusiness Marketing (I-U MA), in partnership with the Scientific Council for Sustainable Agriculture (CCAS).
JOSE PASCHOAL BAGGIO ENTREPRENEUR 2015 - CORREIO LAGEANO
For the 17th consecutive year, Klabin has won the Empreendedor José Paschoal Baggio award. Instituted in 1999 by the newspaper Correio Lageano, the award honors and recognizes companies that contribute improving the social and economic conditions in the Serra Catarinense region. This year, the 50 companies with the highest return of ICMS tax in the region received the award.
FLEXO QUALITY AWARD 2015 – BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF FLEXOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES
Klabin won the Premium Supplier award in the substrates category from the Brazilian Association of Flexography Techniques. In its 23rd edition, Abflexo/FTA-Brasil recognizes suppliers that contribute to the development of flexographic technology and digital conversion together with Brazilian manufacturers.
PARANÁ CLIMATE SEAL 2015 – GOLD CATEGORY
Klabin received the Paraná Climate Seal in the Gold category, which recognizes companies that formulate and publish inventories of their greenhouse gas emissions. The seal, launched by the State Department of Environment and Water Resources together with the Federation of Industries of Paraná (FIEP) is a public registry that companies operating in the state of Paraná can voluntarily join.
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE REPORT 2015 - WWF
Klabin has participated for the second time in the Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI), held every two years by WWF. The Company registered excellent performance in the survey, achieving a total score of 82%, up 7.5% from the overall score it obtained in the previous study published in 2013. The report evaluated the performance of 80 paper companies in countries across Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa in the following categories: newspapers, printing paper, tissue, pulp and packaging.
500 LARGEST IN THE SOUTH 2015 – AMANHÃ MAGAZINE
For the third consecutive year, Klabin was the highlight of the pulp and paper industry in the Southern Brazil region. The company also ranked 3rd in Paraná's regional company ranking. Overall, the company ranked 9th. The award, which has been organized for 25 years by the Amanhã magazine in partnership with the consulting firm PwC, offers the largest and most comprehensive corporate ranking in the South of Brazil.
BEST PRACTICE OF NATURAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT – CDP LATIN AMERICA 2015
Klabin was recognized as the company with the Best Practice of Natural Capital Management by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The unprecedented initiative combined the experiences related to Water Resource Management, Use of Internal Carbon Price and Natural Capital Management of the 20 companies with the highest scores based on the CDP's evaluation methodology. The selection was made by a judging panel formed by members of the CDP's Technical Advisory Board. The group was formed by representatives of investors, experts, trade associations, business organizations and academia.
WATER MANAGEMENT - EXAME SUSTAINABILITY GUIDE 2015
Klabin received the highlight award in the Water Management category of the "Exame Sustainability Guide." The company also was listed as one of Brazil's most sustainable companies by the guide, which was launched in 2000 and is currently in its 16th edition. The winning companies are selected based on a methodology developed by the Center for Sustainability Studies (GVces) of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation of São Paulo (FGV-SP).
THE MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES IN BRAZIL – CARTA CAPITAL MAGAZINE 2015
For the fourth consecutive year, Klabin was elected the most admired company in Brazil in the Pulp and Paper category by Carta Capital magazine. The most admired companies are elected through a survey of a group of executives that evaluate and select companies from a range of sectors.
THE BEST OF AGRIBUSINESS 2015 – GLOBO RURAL MAGAZINE
For the second consecutive year, Klabin was recognized as the best company in Reforesting, Pulp and Paper by Globo Rural magazine. In partnership with Serasa Experian, the 11th edition of the award provided a complete x-ray of the financial performance of major agribusiness companies.
COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2015 – GESTÃO RH GROUP
Klabin was elected the company of the year in best people management practices in Latin America by the Gestão RH Group. The company was chosen based on a ranking of the 500 Biggest Companies in Latin America, by América Economia, and surveys by the publisher Gestão RH.
INDUSTRY HIGHLIGTHS AWARD 2015 – BRAZILIAN PULP AND PAPER TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION (ABTCP)
Klabin won the Industry Highligths Award 2015 award from the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association in the “Human and Organizational Development”, “Social Responsibility” and “Packaging Paper Manufacturer” categories. In the Packaging Paper Manufacturer category, the company has been honored for the seventh consecutive year. The ABTCP award honors the best companies in each segment of the pulp and paper industry.
COMPANIES WHICH BEST COMMUNICATE WITH JOURNALISTS – NEGÓCIOS DA COMUNICAÇÃO MAGAZINE – 2015
Klabin has won the “Companies that Best Communicate with Journalists” award in the Pulp and Paper category. Instituted by the Negócios da Comunicação magazine, the selection process heard 25,000 journalists, who were asked to select the three best companies in each of the economic sectors listed in the survey that maintained a healthy relationship with the press. This is the third time that Klabin is winning the award.
SUL FOR EXPORT 2015 – AMANHÃ MAGAZINE
Klabin was recognized by the Sul For Export awards in the categories Largest Exporters and Largest by Sector. The ranking recognizes the 90 companies with the highest exports originating from Brazil's South. Klabin was the highlight in the Pulp and Paper sector and placed 21st in the overall ranking. The awards are sponsored by Instituto Amanhã and based on the official indicators of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.
EMPRESAS MAIS AWARD 2015 – O ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO
Klabin won the Empresas Mais Award, given by the O Estado de São Paulo newspaper, in the Pulp and Paper category. The award ceremony was held during the launch of the Empresas Mais Yearbook, which lists the biggest and most efficient companies in Brazil. The Yearbook was based on an exclusive methodology, developed in partnership with the Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA), to evaluate the performance of companies operating in the country.
CFO OF THE YEAR 2015 - LATIN TRADE
Latin Trade Group elected Antonio Sérgio Alfano, Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer of Klabin, as CFO of the Year Brazil. Each year, this award recognizes executives that stand out in conducting the financial activities of their companies.
VALOR COMPANY 2015 – VALOR ECONÔMICO
Klabin was elected "Valor Company" by the newspaper Valor Econômico and was awarded Best Company in the Pulp and Paper Industry in 2015. The award ceremony was held during the launch of the yearbook "Valor 1000," which compiles comprehensive information on Brazil's one thousand largest companies. The winners were selected based on eight criteria that were developed in partnership with Serasa Experien and the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV): net revenue, sustainable growth, profit margin, asset turnover ratio, EBITDA margin, return on equity, current ratio and interest coverage.
EXAME MAGAZINE'S ANNUAL BEST & LARGEST RANKING 2015
Klabin was featured in the award from Exame magazine, elected as “The best agribusiness company in the year." The company was also recognized in two other categories: “Best company in the pulp and paper industry” and “Best company in the pulp and wood industry.” The annual publication evaluated companies in the 18 main sectors of economy and recognized the most outstanding in Brazil.