Certifications – Klabin

Certifications

KLABIN IS THE FIRST AND ONLY COMPANY IN THE SECTOR IN LATIN AMERICA TO GUARANTEE THE ORIGIN OF THE RAW MATERIALS USED IN MANUFACTURING ITS PRODUCTS THROUGH THE FSC® CERTIFICATION. THIS AND OTHER CERTIFICATIONS CONFIRM THE COMPANY’S FORWARD-THINKING ATTITUDE.

Sustainable
Development
Goals

<i>1 - </i>Eradication of poverty 1 - Eradication of poverty
<i>8 - </i>Decent jobs and economic growth 8 - Decent jobs and economic growth
<i>12 - </i>Responsible consumption 12 - Responsible consumption
<i>15 - </i>Life on earth 15 - Life on earth

—  Endorsement of best practices

(GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)

Assigned by independent organizations, the certifications ratify the adoption of best practices relating to Klabin’s social and environmental responsibility. These practices are extended throughout the production chain, as the company also encourages rural producers from the Forestry Development program to obtain the certification.

Klabin was the first company in the Southern Hemisphere to receive an FSC® certification for its forest areas in 1998 and the first in the world to have non-timber forest products certified.

The FSC® certification guarantees the source of the raw material used to manufacture Klabin’s products. The certificate covers the chain of custody of industrial bags, paperboard and kraft paper at the Brazilian units and the chain of custody at the Pilar Unit, in Argentina, confirming the existence of process controls and traceability required by the standard in local production of industrial bags.

—  An unprecedented certification in the industry

In 2018, Klabin’s Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Paraná, earned the ISO 50001 certification, becoming the first pulp and paper mill in Brazil to follow the best practices required to obtain the certification. Such recognition attests to the unit’s efforts to improve its performance and energy efficiency in just over two years after the start of its operations.

Earning ISO 50001 endorses Klabin’s commitment to sustainable development and confirms the good practices of a plant’s energy management, ensuring compliance with national standards and good practices for waste reduction, conscious consumption and focus on the use of renewable energy.  The Puma Unit has earned the 2015 version of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, as well as OHSAS 18001/2007, which certify the company’s quality management system, environmental management and health and safety management, respectively.

>> NEW CERTIFICATION AWARDED TO THE PUMA UNIT ATTESTS TO GOOD PRACTICES IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND WASTE REDUCTION, CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION AND FOCUS ON THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY <<

—  Certifications and methodology adopted

(GRI 102-12)

FSC® (FSC-C022516) – Forest Stewardship Council®

Ensures proper forest management through ten principles, including efficient use of multiple forest products and services, workers’ and communities’ well-being, biodiversity conservation, detailed management plans, and the monitoring and assessment of environmental impacts and Social rights. The complete list of FSC® certifications can be found on Klabin’s website.

CERFLOR

Brazilian certification recognized internationally by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), aimed at sustainable forest management. Its standards were drafted by the Committee for Special Studies in Forest Management (CEE) and are integrated to the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) and Inmetro. The certificate attests that the company cultivates eucalyptus and pine in accordance with environmental, social and economic requirements that make up the five Principles set out by CERFLOR.

OK Compost

Klabin is the first Brazilian company in the pulp and paper industry to earn the Belgian OK Compost certification for its cement sacks, which ensures that the paper bag decomposes completely in up to 12 weeks without risk of environmental contamination.

American Institute of Banking (AIB)

The recognition attests to the processes adopted by Klabin in its Food Packaging Program, which guarantees the integrity of the bags, its sanitary conditions and the health of the consumer. Klabin is the first paper bag packaging company in Latin America to receive an international recommendation from AIB, an entity present in more than 120 countries.

FSSC 22000

It is one of the most advanced standards used to ensure the origin of paper for food packaging. The certification is based on ISO 22000, complementing it by clearly specifying the necessary prerequisites for the production of packaging that guarantees the health of the final consumer. It determines prerequisites such as the cleaning and organization of the production area, as well as water, air and pest controls necessary for the production of food packaging.

ISEGA

Ensures the quality of paper used for the production of packaging that comes into direct contact with foods.

ISO 14001

This defines the most important requirements for establishing and operating an Environmental Management System within a company. The standard is recognized worldwide as a means of improving environmental performance and controlling organization’s costs.

ISO 9001

Its guidelines ensure a management model capable of ensuring product uniformity. It encompasses all stages of quality-related processes, from the design to the delivery of the final product.

ISO 50001

It establishes international parameters for the processes of supply, use and consumption of energy for performance improvement in industrial, commercial and institutional organizations, aiming to reduce costs, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts.

OHSAS 18001

It systematically monitors and improves the level of health and safety management performance. Its application reflects Klabin’s concern with the physical integrity of its employees and partners.

TPM – Total Productive Maintenance

Created in 2002, Klabin Superar (PKS) is a continuous improvement program that uses the Japanese Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodology. The main objectives are to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve quality, streamline product stocks, eliminate labor accidents and value employees.

Top Employers

Klabin is the first company in the pulp and paper sector in Brazil to be awarded the Top Employers seal, a world-renowned human resources certification that annually recognizes companies with relevant people management practices. Granted by the Top Employers Institute, headquartered in the Netherlands, the certification is based on a strict assessment and audit process.