Sustainability

Continuous value creation

Sustainability is an essential foundation to Klabin’s management, at placed the core of its strategic decision-making. With its operations focused on sustainable development – and internationally recognized for its best practices – the Companydirects its efforts to projects and initiatives capable of generating value across the entire chain, maintaining its commitment to the public to which it relates.

Sustainability Vision

 

We believe that Sustainability is a continuous creation of value, focusing on the balance between the economic, social and environmental spheres. We are a unique and responsibly managed forestry company committed to the principals of biodiversity. We work collaboratively with our customers and suppliers, constantly striving to innovate and improve our products and processes. We encourage the engagement and development of our collaborators and the communities in which we operate, promoting the sustainable improvement of results across the entire value chain, in an integrated manner.

Learn more on Klabin’s Sustainability Policy.

Klabin Sustainability Policy

 

  1. Seek to consistently and competitively improve results by researching, developing and continuously improving both new and existing processes, products and services, to meet the expectations of customers, employees, shareholders, the communities, suppliers and other stakeholders.
  2. Promote cooperation with customers, suppliers, academia and other stakeholders in the quest for innovation in products and processes and value chain improvements.
  3. Guarantee the appreciation of the forest holdings from their transformation into sustainable and competitive products.
  4. Ensure the supply of planted timber to its industrial units in a sustainable manner, without harming associated natural ecosystems, in the company’s own operations and those of developed producers.
  5. Practice and promote the recycling of cellulose fibers across the production chain.
  6. Avoid and prevent pollution by reducing environmental impacts related to wastewater, solid wastes and atmospheric emissions, constantly considering these factors in the maintenance and improvement of production processes, product development and improvement, forestry and logistical operations, and the monitoring of the economic and socio-environmental aspects of critical suppliers.
  7. Seek to apply the most efficient and current technologies and engineering solutions in the implementation of new projects and ventures, ensuring the protection of human health, natural resources and the environment.
  8. Promote the personal and professional growth of its employees and the search for continuous improvement in working conditions, health and safety.
  9. Promote an ethical company culture and develop the best practices of corporate governance.
  10. Observe the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and direct the company’s actions and investments to support its objectives, acting positively in favor of the social and environmental development of the areas in which it operates.
  11. Practice social responsibility with principals of private social investment, directed towards local development and education.
  12. Comply with the legislation and standards applicable to its products, the environment, health and safety.
  13. Ensure that the company’s operations are constantly seeking to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG).

Sustainability Governance

 

The Corporate Sustainability Management was structured in 2019,helping streamline the handling of Sustainability matters by the company. It is arranged in four areas: Sustainability Governance, Environmental Responsibility, Ecological Park and Social Responsibility. Our dedicated teams in the corporate and business unit areas improve synergy to support the. Company’s business strategy.

Among the challenges of the new Management are the sharing of good good practices among the teams and and the dissemination of the Company’s positioning with regard to sustainability among stakeholders in a cohesive manner, based on a solid technical foundation.

Management Sustainability Committee

 

The creation of the Sustainability Management Committee, comprised by five managers, also reinforced governance practices regarding the topic. Its mission is to previously analyze issues related to sustainability for later referral and validation with the Permanent Sustainability Committee. The latter, made up of directors from five areas and a technical officer, is responsible for defining guidelines and assessing the need for investments and prioritizing initiatives, submitting issues for review and final approval by the Executive Board. Learn more about the Permanent Commissions in Governance Structure.

Klabin’s agenda for sustainable development

 

THROUGHOUT 2019, WE MADE PROGRESS IN ESTABLISHING OUR OWN SUSTAINABILITY AGENDA BY DEVISING KLABIN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (KSDGS), IN LINE WITH THE COMPANY’S GROWTH PLAN AND THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) 2030 AGENDA.

It is an action plan that guides the milestones and progress for the most urgent Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) goals in the short-, medium- and long-terms, in line with the Klabin’s aspiration and establishing the values the Company is committed to delivering to society.

The KSDGs were devised based on consultations with hundreds of stakeholders, internally discussed in workshops with representatives from several areas. The KSDG Agenda, including 25 short-, medium- and long-term goals, addresses 14 of the 17 SDGs established by the UN. Validated by Klabin’s Permanent Sustainability Commission, the Agenda is awaiting approval by the Executive Board for later referral to the Board of Directors. Throughout 2020, the work gained strength with the development of the agenda’s governance proposal, the thematic organization of the 25 KSDG and the proposition and development of the goals for 2030. The approval of this agenda was still pending upon the publishing of this report due to the social distancing measures implemented to help fight the Covid-19 outbreak, which affected the Company’s administrative activities. Such content will be appropriately updated.

To learn more about the SDGs, visit this website.

KSDGs 2030 Value proposition to society SDG
Occupational health and safety Safe and protected work environments to promote people’s integrity, health and physical and psychological well-being in the performance of their duties and in the course of their lives.
Impact on communities Positive influence on the (environmental, socioeconomic) dynamics of the communities, safeguarding the quality, the way of life and the local social relations.
Local development Strengthened economic, social and environmental agendas in the communities where the Company operates, fostering collaborative planning capacities for the public management towards sustainable development.  

Energy use/energy efficiency Active and leading proposition to contribute to the improvement of the national renewable energy standard.
Water use Protected and restored water-related ecosystems (forests, aquifers and rivers), generating water security for societies.
Sustainable  Supply Chain Management Strengthened and resilient value chain in its most vulnerable parts, composed of suppliers who make use of responsible social and environmental practices to ensure good practices throughout the productive life cycle.
Effluents and waste Full optimization of resources in which waste generates value when reintroduced in production systems.
Climate change Proactive performance of businesses in building a low-carbon and climate-resilient society.
Biodiversity Sustainable and restorative management of forests, integrating ecosystems and biodiversity values, to improve their ability to generate and disseminate benefits among society.
Human capital development Substantial professional training to maintain relevant and updated skills.
Diversity Value generation to its fullest extent from the naturalization of human diversity in safe and inclusive environments that allow the free and creative expression of individuals.
Retention of professionals Leaders committed to the continuity of Klabin’s strategic guidance and values.
Klabin’s culture Authentic model devised by Klabin to align appreciation and care for the people with economic growth, the highest levels of productivity and job satisfaction.
Innovation management Business model that drives and welcomes new processes to transform performance and strengthen innovation ecosystems among society.

Increased forest productivity More efficient use of forest areas, with broad knowledge on the unwanted effects of species management and less stress on ecosystems.
Multiple uses of wood Alternative to the use of non-renewable materials with new bioproducts produced from wood components.
Wood availability Highly productive forest ecosystems with sustainable management of landscapes that generate value and disseminate capacities among society, considering the social and environmental challenges for land use.
Customer satisfaction and product quality Products and patterns of production and consumption that are essential for the sustainable development of society, as well as and lifestyles that value harmony with nature and its resources.
Production and logistics Higher and integrated levels of productive capacities, optimizing financial, natural, intellectual and infrastructural resources, self-owned and belonging to business partners, in the consumption, production and logistics processes.
Forest certification Sustainable production and consumption of wood, strengthening rural landowners’ productive capacities for the responsible management of forests.
Ethical conduct/Integrity Fairness and transparency in the Company’s relationships, protecting fundamental freedoms and in compliance with national legislation and international agreements.
Risk management Responsible performance and operations, with individuals of all levels committed and able to act in a responsive and participatory manner in decision-making processes.
Information security Technological capabilities strengthened and suited to protect individuals and institutions that relate to Klabin, considering the new ethical challenges arising from the development of artificial intelligence.

Other voluntary commitments

Global Compact, since 2003

An international group of companies that supports the United Nations’ (UN) espousal of ten principles that bring together fundamental values in the areas of environment, human rights and labor, and anti-corruption. . The Global Compact counts on the voluntary participation of companies with the search for a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. Learn more at http://omundoquequeremos.org http://omundoquequeremos.org

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), since 2015

They constitute a global development agenda with 17 objectives and 169 goals set out by the United Nations (UN) for governments, civil society and the private sector.

UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, since 2018

Para reforçar o compromisso com a diversidade e promover um ambiente inclusivo, a Klabin aderiu, em 2018, aos sete Princípios de Empoderamento das Mulheres (WEPS, na sigla em inglês). A iniciativa da Organização das Nações Unidas pela Igualdade de Gêneros (ONU Mulheres) orienta as empresas no empoderamento das mulheres dentro da organização, da cadeia de valores e nas comunidades. Learn more at http://omundoquequeremos.org.

Corporate Movement for Integrity and Transparency, since 2018

Created by the Ethos Institute, this movement aims to define strategies and priorities for engaging business leaders in the integrity agenda, with a special focus on improving public-private relations and strengthening prevention and the fight against corruption in Brazil.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), since 2006

Global initiative to facilitate dialogue between investors and companies that seek to minimize the environmental impacts of their businesses within a context of climate change.

FGV Center for Sustainability Studies, since 2009

With the mission of turning sustainability challenges into opportunities for value generation, we have joined the FGVces Business Initiatives challenges, which bring together the agendas of the Business for the Climate (EPC) Platform and the Local Development and Large Projects Initiative (IDLocal), among others. Our engagement, since 2009, is intended to promote the articulation of climate management with business leaders. Klabin’s participation in IDLocal since 2013 is aimed at the exchange of experiences and building local development guidelines.

Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE), since 2013

Created in December 2005 by the former BM&FBovespa, currently B3, the index seeks to evaluate different aspects of sustainability in an integrated manner. Its objective is to induce good practices in the Brazilian business environment. The companies are selected based on criteria established by the School of Business Administration of São Paulo, at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EAESP-FGV).

National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor, since 2013

Launched in 2005, it brings together Brazilian and multinational companies that have made a commitment not to negotiate with those who exploit slave labor. In addition to economically restricting employers who commit this crime, the Pact provides for the promotion of honest work, the social integration of vulnerable workers and the fight against unlawful recruiting for forced labor. Companies that are signatories to this initiative participate in the process of monitoring the Pact and are committed to making the results of their efforts to fight slave labor public.

Business Pact for Integrity and Anti-Corruption, since 2013

The Pact was launched in June 2006, by the Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility, Uniethos – Training and Development of Socially Responsible Management, Patri Government Relations & Public Policy, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Brazilian Committee of the Global Compact . The main commitments expressed in the text are: information on legislation; disclosure, guidance and answers on legal principles applicable to its activities; prohibition against bribery; transparent and lawful contribution to political campaigns; propagation of principles of the Pact; open and transparent investigations; and performance in the production chain. Klabin is committed to following ethical principles and joining the fight against corruption, adopting aspects reviewed annually by the Pact as a means of improving its integrity program. . In the assessment carried out in 2017 by InPacto, an institute that monitors the member companies, Klabin was mentioned as one of “the companies most committed to the fight against slave labor”. The work continuously promoted by the company, approved by its Board of Directors, gained recognition as a relevant indicator of “how seriously the issue is addressed”.