Klabin: The Brazilian Company Ahead of the Impacto Netzero Movement

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Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging and paper packaging in Brazil. With 122 years of history and 24 industrial units, 23 in Brazil and one in Argentina, in addition to a robust forestry base in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo, the company is recognized nationally and internationally for its management guided by sustainable development .

Klabin: sustainable advancements

Klabin maintains a historic commitment to sustainability and has been taking important steps towards combating climate change for years. In May of this year (2021), the company had its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). With this, it aligns with more than 1,400 companies around the globe in the commitment to reduce their emissions based on science. Operating in two scopes (1 - own emissions and 2 - emissions in purchased energy), the approved target establishes the reduction of GHG emissions per ton of cellulose, paper and packaging by 25% by 2025, and by 49% by 2035, with 2019 as the base year.

In 2019, Klabin was one of the first Brazilian companies to commit to the “Business Ambition for 1.5ºC - Our Only Future” campaign, led by agencies of the United Nations (UN) and by the SBTi. More recently, it joined the Race to Zero movement, further expanding its commitment to reduce and neutralize its GHG emissions, in order to effectively contribute to the mitigation of climate change.

Through numerous decarbonization initiatives in its production processes, the company has reduced its specific emissions (CO2 eq/t product) by 64% over the last 17 years. It should be noted that, due to its forest areas, which capture and store enough CO₂ to offset the emissions from its production process, Klabin already has a positive carbon balance of 4.5 million tons of CO₂eq, performing an extremely important environmental service for combating climate change.

Klabin's commitment to the topic contributed to the company being invited to join the COP26 Business Leaders, the group responsible for spreading and engaging the private sector in the climate change topic, in addition to dealing with the agendas of the 26th Conference of the Parties, which will be held this year.

Another important initiative by Klabin in relation to sustainability is the Klabin Objectives for Sustainable Development (KODS). In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in 2020 the company established the Klabin 2030 Agenda, with short, medium and long-term goals, which prioritize the environmental, social and governance needs that are fundamental for the development of its business and for the urgent needs of society and the planet. “Climate Change” is part of this Agenda, having as one of its goals the net capture of 45 million tons of CO₂eq from the atmosphere between 2020 and 2030.

The evolution of sustainability at Klabin

Since the 1980s, Klabin has been approaching social and environmental issues, even before the first discussions on sustainability promoted by the UN. Far beyond a concern with industrial capital, Klabin mobilizes itself in favor of efficient and responsible management of natural resources and biodiversity.

With many recognitions and certifications, Klabin continues to follow a path of respect and care for the environment.

Learn more about Klabin's history and follow the company's main news here.

Source: Klabin