Klabin
Klabin
Klabin

Our aspiration + our history of more than 120 years.

Klabin
Klabin
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How we work at Klabin

We aspire to be a global reference in responsible solutions, with multi-use forest-based products that are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.

We want to contribute to a sustainable economy and inspire choices made by end consumers.

We prioritize the prosperity of the planet to generate value for our investors, employees, and business partners.

We consider both economic factors and impacts on the environment and society before making decisions, while keeping an eye on business risks and our compliance program. 

We value innovation and have an advanced Technology Center, plants- pilot, partnerships with cutting-edge Brazilian and international institutions, and programs to encourage startups in the pursuit of innovative solutions to our challenges.

We recognize the importance of a work environment where there is respect, diversity, safety, and equal opportunities, encouraging personal development among employees and recognizing their results.

Who we are

In 2020, we joined the Global and Emerging Markets listings on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, being the only Brazilian company in the global category.

For further information, please go to Commitment to Value Generation.

In the ESG Panel, see GRI indicators 102-1, 102-2, 102-5, 102-10, 102-12.

Units and operations

In the ESG Panel, see GRI indicators 102-2, 102-3, 102-4, 102-6, 102-7.

Our numbers

  • 24 mills (23 in Brazil and one in Argentina), a presence in every Brazilian region, and headquarters in the city of Sao Paulo.
  • Ten Brazilian states have Klabin facilities. We also have an office in the USA and one in Austria, as well as representatives and commercial agents in several other countries.
  • 2.1-million-ton annual paper production capacity.
  • 1.6-million-ton annual market pulp production capacity.

Five new mills in 2020

In October 2020, we acquired five mills from International Paper in an investment of R$ 330 million. The units are in Suzano, Franco da Rocha and Paulinia (in the state of Sao Paulo), Manaus (Amazonas) and Rio Verde (Goias). This process involved the sale of assets in Nova Campina (Sao Paulo) to the Klingele Paper & Packaging Group, completed in January 2021.

With the acquisition, we now in operate in the five regions of Brazil, expanding our annual production capacity to more than one million tons of corrugated packaging, consolidating our leadership in the segment in Brazil, recycling more than 400,000 tons of  paper, making us the largest Brazilian producer of recycled paper, stressing the importance of chain integration and reverse logistics.

Greater logistics efficiency

Also in 2020, we won the Pulp Terminal concession at the Port of Paranagua. One of the most important ports in Brazil, this the main gateway for the company’s production in Parana, with road and rail connections. The initial concession is for 25 years and may be extended for another 45 years.The new logistics terminal will expand our export capacity and improve operational efficiency, integrating the Puma II Project plant (link: https://projetopuma.klabin.com.br/) with the Paranagua Port Terminal, allowing us to increase our presence in global markets. See more at Plant with Klabin.

Highly productive forestry base

Our Forestry Unit consists of 273,000 hectares of planted pine and eucalyptus forests in the states of Parana, Santa Catarina, and Sao Paulo. This serves Klabin’s demand for pulp and paper manufacturing and timber mills that supply the furniture and construction markets.

Our forests are among the most productive in the world and are close to the mills, which makes our operations very competitive.

Respect for the environment is the essence of our business. We are a global reference in responsible management and attention to climate change. We set aside 43% of our forestry area for conservation and the maintenance of biodiversity.In 2020, responding to the company’s growth, we launched the Plant with Klabin program, through which we have established more than 30 new partnerships with farmers in Parana state. (Read more at Plante with Klabin)

Mosaic planting

An example of our commitment to sustainable development, mosaic planting is Klabin’s trademark. The system blends vast areas of conserved native forests – which account for almost half of our forest area – with planted forests of different ages. This management system helps protect natural resources, improves forest production potential, and contributes to the conservation of biodiversity via ecological corridors that allow the free movement of hundreds of species of wild animals.

  • More than 578,000 hectares of total forest area, 273,000 hectares of planted pine and eucalyptus forests, and 248,000 hectares of conserved native forests.
  • 82 km average distance between the forests and the pulp and paper mills.
  • 100* trees per minute planted by Klabin.

 * average in 2020.

Production destinations

The main segments our products serve are processed, frozen, and fresh food (milk, cold meats and vegetables, among others); healthcare and personal hygiene products (toilet paper, tissues, diapers and toothpaste, among others); hygiene and cleaning products (washing and soap powder), beverages (soda, beer, yogurts, among others); construction and electronics. For more information, please go to  More than packaging.

In addition to serving the Brazilian market, where we are leaders in the segments we operate in, we export to 80 countries.

Klabin: from forest to market

Countries to witch we export