Environment and Biodiversity

Environment preservation is in Klabin’s DNA and means scientific research, preservation of endangered forests and animals, and
the sustainable growth of communities where we operate.

Unidade Puma

A Unidade Puma, em Ortigueira (PR), conta com tecnologia ambiental de ponta para consumo de água, tratamento de efluentes, emissões atmosféricas e redução do uso de insumos, atingindo padrões de controle ambiental mais rigorosos do que os previstos na legislação.

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Commitment to the conservation of natural resources

All of Klabin’s operations incorporate into their strategy environmental management aspects included in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), such as water, energy, climate change and biodiversity. This way, the company underscores its commitment to preserving natural resources, by reducing the use of non-renewable resources, controlling environmental impacts, monitoring biodiversity and preserving the flora and fauna in the forests where it operates.

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Energy management prioritizes renewable matrix

The unit generates more energy than it consumes. As a result, the company can make the surplus available for sale in Brazil’s national grid, simultaneously contributing to revenue generation and a cleaner national energy matrix.

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Greenhouse Gas emissions

Reducing air emissions is one of the items in Klabin’s Sustainability Policy and is also included in SDG 13. By increasing the use of renewable fuel, the company contributes to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG).

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Climate Change

Klabin follows the application of the precautionary principle established at the Rio Earth Summit 1992 and constantly evaluates all the aspects that pose risks to the environment. The potential risks mapped include the average increase in temperature and rainfall; increased occurrence of extreme events such as gales and thunderstorms; reduction in frost and the emergence of new forest pests.

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Focus on rational use and reuse of water

The specific water consumption rate follows the industry average of 28-29 cubic meters per ton of pulp produced. The Puma Unit abides by the concept of low consumption circuit, with a remarkably high resource reutilization rate of 81%. This means that, in 2017, the flow of recycled water corresponded to approximately 2.3 times the volume of raw water withdrawn, mainly due to the unit’s high recycling and reutilization capacity.

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Efficiency of Wastewater Treatment Plants

Additional treatment is executed at this stage, which improves the quality of the wastewater to be discharged, with lower COD measurements and less phosphorous. All units of the company meet the legal limits for wastewater discharge. After going through the Treatment Plants, wastewater is discharged into the municipal sewage network or rivers.

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Solid Waste Management

At Klabin, hazardous waste management has four possible destinations: recycling, Class 1 landfills, decontamination or utilization as fuel or incineration. All these measures are in line with the National Solid Waste Policy (Federal Law 12,305/10), aimed at reducing solid waste generation and the correct handling and disposal of such materials.

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