Sustainability

We are a global reference in sustainable development. Our forestry and industrial operations are based on this concept to help preserve biodiversity and the ecological balance of the ecosystems surrounding our operations. Klabin’s sustainability policy integrates the entire production chain to offer the market environmentally responsible products.

 

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Vision

To Klabin, sustainability is the continuous creation of value that prioritizes balance among the economic, social and environmental dimensions. We are a unique forestry company with a responsible management that is committed to biodiversity. We work in collaboration with our clients and suppliers, always guided by innovation and the constant improvement of our products and processes. We together to foster the engagement and development of our people and local communities to achieve increasingly better and sustainable results for the entire value chain.

Sustainability Policy

We operate in the domestic and international markets guided by the following sustainability principles in all our activities related to Klabin products and services:

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Strive for competitive quality to support sustained improvements in its results. Research, development and continuous refinement of processes, products and services – existing or new – to meet the expectations of clients, employees, shareholders, local communities, suppliers and other stakeholders.

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Encourage collaboration with clients, suppliers, academia and other stakeholders in the pursuit of innovations in products and processes, as well as improvements in the value chain.

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Ensure the value of the forest base by transforming it into sustainable and competitive products.

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Ensure the sustainable supply of wood planted for its industrial units without adversely affecting the associated natural ecosystems in both own operations and those of producers under development programs.

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Practice and encourage the recycling of pulp fibers in its production chain.

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Avoid and prevent pollution by reducing environmental impacts related to wastewater, solid waste and air emissions. Always consider such elements when maintaining and improving production processes and when developing and refining products in its forestry and logistics operations and when monitoring critical suppliers with regard to economic, social and environmental aspects.

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Employ the most efficient and modern engineering technologies and solutions when implementing new projects, while ensuring the protection of human health, natural resources and the environment.

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Encourage the personal and professional growth of its employees and the pursuit of continuous improvement in work, health and safety conditions.

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Promote a culture based on disseminating ethical values and developing best practices in corporate governance.

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Observe the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and orient its actions and investments to strengthen this agenda, acting proactively to promote social and environmental development in the regions where it operates.

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Practice social responsibility with a focus on communities where it operates in accordance with the private social investment platform, based on the following lines of action: local development and education.

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Comply with all laws and regulations applicable to products, the environment, health and safety.

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Ensure that the company’s operations constantly seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Social and Environmental Responsibility

We directly and indirectly influence the social and economic dynamics of the communities living in the cities where we operate. More than just offering good job opportunities, Klabin invests in the region so that the entire population benefits from initiatives in the areas of local development, education, culture and environmental education. Klabin also offers its employees programs to promote their personal development and volunteer initiatives.

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Environment and Biodiversity

All of Klabin’s operations incorporate into their strategy environmental management aspects, such as water, energy, climate change and biodiversity. In this way, the company strengthens its commitment to preserve natural resources, such as by working to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, controlling environmental impacts, monitoring biodiversity and preserving fauna and flora in the forests where it operates.

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Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs)

The United Nations established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to promote the shared prosperity and well-being of everyone by 2030. The SDGs prioritize issues such as climate change, life on Earth, quality education, drinking water, reducing inequality and sustainable agriculture. To put this commitment into practice, we created new objectives and targets to incorporate topics relevant to our business and the issues addressed by this global agenda into Klabin’s Sustainability Strategy.

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Commitments

We are a unique and responsibly managed forestry company that is committed to biodiversity. We work in collaboration with our clients and suppliers, always guided by innovation and constant improvement in our products and processes. We work together to engage and develop our people and local communities to achieve better and more sustainable results for the entire value chain.

Klabin has undertaken the following external voluntary commitments:

Documents and Certifications

To guarantee quality, attest to the credibility of our products and reiterate our commitment to continuous improvement, our processes are certified by diverse systems and methodologies that are widely recognized in the global market. The certifications that Klabin holds attest to its pioneering efforts in meeting the needs of its clients and anticipating market trends. Here you can also find licenses and other documents that underscore our commitment to sustainability across all processes in our industry.

See our main certifications and documents:

Presidente Vargas Hydroelectric Plant

Owned by Klabin S.A., the Presidente Vargas Small Hydroelectric Power Plant (SHPP) is located on the Tibagi River between the cities of Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira in Paraná, with installed capacity of 16.32 MW. The Presidente Vargas SHPP was founded in 1952 and is used to generate electricity for Klabin S.A. Monte Alegre’s mill. The documents available here refer to the public consultation of condition no. 5 of the hydroelectric plant’s Environmental Operating License.

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FSC (FSC-C001941) – FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

Ten principles that ensure proper forest stewardship, such as the efficient use of the forest’s multiple products and services, the well-being of workers and communities, the preservation of biodiversity, the detailed stewardship plan and the monitoring and assessment of social and environmental impacts.

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FSC (FSC-C017777) – FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

São dez princípios que asseguram o correto manejo florestal, como o uso eficiente dos múltiplos produtos e serviços da floresta, bem-estar dos trabalhadores e das comunidades, conservação da biodiversidade, plano de manejo detalhado, monitoramento e avaliação de impactos ambientais e sociais.

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CERFLOR - BRAZILIAN FORESTRY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

A Brazilian certification that is internationally recognized by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). It works to encourage sustainable forest stewardship and attests that the company cultivates eucalyptus and pine in compliance with the environmental, social and economic requirements incorporated in the 5 Principles of CERFLOR. The standards comprising CERFLOR were drafted by the Special Commission for Forest Stewardship Studies (CEE) and are integrated with the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) and Inmetro.

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OK COMPOST

We are the first Brazilian company in the pulp and paper industry to receive the Belgian OK Compost seal for its cement sacks, which attests that the paper sacks decompose completely within 12 weeks without any risk of environmental contamination.

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BAKING (AIB)

This recognition attests to processes adopted by Klabin in its Food Packaging Program, which guarantees the integrity of sacks, sanitary conditions and the health of final consumers. We are the first paper packaging company in Latin America to receive the international recommendation from AIB, which already has audited manufacturing units in more than 120 countries.

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ISEGA

Guarantees the quality of the paper used to make packaging that comes in contact with food.

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FSSC 22000

One of the most advanced standards used to ensure the origin of paper used in food packaging,   this certification was based on ISO 22000, which it complements by specifying requirements for manufacturing packaging for protecting the health of final consumers. The requirements include cleaning and organizing production areas and controls for water, air and pests in the production of food packaging.

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ISO 14001

Defines the most important requirements for establishing and operating an Environmental Management System. Globally recognized as a way to improve a company’s environmental performance and control its costs.

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ISO 9001

Has guidelines that ensure product uniformity. Covers all steps of quality-related processes, from initial design to delivery of the final product.

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Top Employers

Klabin is the first Brazilian company in the pulp and paper industry to receive the Top Employers seal, a globally recognized certification in human resources. Granted by the Top Employers Institute, headquartered in the Netherlands, the certification is backed by a strict review and audit process. The seal recognizes companies with relevant people management practices every year.

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OHSAS 18001

Systematically controls and improves the performance of health and safety management. It reflects Klabin’s concern with the physical integrity of its employees and partners.

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Private Social Investment

Generating positive impact and strengthening relations with local communities are the goals that guide Klabin’s social and environmental efforts. That is why our Policy on Donations and Sponsorships adopts ethical principles based on a sustainable vision and the company’s private social investment platform, on four fronts.

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Klabin receives requests for sponsorships and donations through its online platform PROSAS. The system connects sponsors, social entrepreneurs and citizens for the selection of projects through public bid processes that are analyzed by the company’s multidisciplinary team.

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