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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      Klabin is signatory to the UN Global Compact
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Klabin was one of the first companies to adopt mosaic forest management, which mixes planted forests and preserved native forests. This results in the formation of ecological corridors that favor animal transit in large areas, contributing to the preservation of fauna and flora and the conservation of water resources."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    46/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      48/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            Klabin has a committment to "practise and encourage the recycling of cellulose fibres in its production chain."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Klabin has a committment to "practise and encourage the recycling of cellulose fibres in its production chain."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Klabin has a committment to "practise and encourage the recycling of cellulose fibres in its production chain."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Klabin has a committment to "practise and encourage the recycling of cellulose fibres in its production chain."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Klabin has a committment to "practise and encourage the recycling of cellulose fibres in its production chain."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "100% of company-owned forests certified by FSC." 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "100% of company-owned forests certified by FSC." 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          "All suppliers of forest units are audited by Klabin on a quarterly basis. Human rights, environmental and social (surrounding communities) aspects are considered, as well as the supplier’s compliance with labor legislation, possible practices of slave-like and child labor and other factors that may threaten human dignity." 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "In case of non-conformity, Klabin interrupts the supply immediately and forwards a recommendation of compliance. After implementing the recommendations, the supplier is again audited and, if there are no outstanding issues, the supply agreement is resumed."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Klabin offers grievance mechanisms through their Ombudsman's office and 'Talk to Klabin' process. These mechanisms are open to employees, stakeholders and the general public. 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          17,176 Metric tons
          Reported to CDP 2018: 17,176 Metric tons certified PEFC or FSC - which is 100% of their use
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "[Klabin] follows the Brazilian legislation and the recommendations of ILO 169, resolution of the International Labor Organization on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, ensuring their right to free, prior, informed consent (FPIC)."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Klabin require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Klabin require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "With benefits such as research and planting techniques which are disseminated among the farmers, this activity helps to settle rural populations, promoting recuperation of the vegetation. Since the start of the program, 19 thousand farmers have been benefited and over 160 million seedlings distributed."
    • Timber
      44/86
      • Commitment Strength
        14/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            "Our forests, which supply the industrial mills are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), and we try to encourage our suppliers to seek this same certification for their planted areas . . . Our objective is to get recognition of responsible stewardship of the forests for all the wood supplying our plants."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "100% of company-owned forests certified by FSC." 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "100% of company-owned forests certified by FSC." 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          "All suppliers of forest units are audited by Klabin on a quarterly basis. Human rights, environmental and social (surrounding communities) aspects are considered, as well as the supplier’s compliance with labor legislation, possible practices of slave-like and child labor and other factors that may threaten human dignity." "775 timber suppliers were visited and evaluated by Klabin's Controlled Timber Program, followingthe FSC® chain of custody certification methodology."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "In case of non-conformity, Klabin interrupts the supply immediately and forwards a recommendation of compliance. After implementing the recommendations, the supplier is again audited and, if there are no outstanding issues, the supply agreement is resumed."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Klabin offers grievance mechanisms through their Ombudsman's office and 'Talk to Klabin' process. These mechanisms are open to employees, stakeholders and the general public. 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Klabin report the total pine and eucalyptus wood harvested by the Santa Catarina Forestry Unit in 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "[Klabin] follows the Brazilian legislation and the recommendations of ILO 169, resolution of the International Labor Organization on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, ensuring their right to free, prior, informed consent (FPIC)."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Klabin require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Klabin require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "With benefits such as research and planting techniques which are disseminated among the farmers, this activity helps to settle rural populations, promoting recuperation of the vegetation. Since the start of the program, 19 thousand farmers have been benefited and over 160 million seedlings distributed."
  • Commitment strength
    16/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    17/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    13/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Klabin claim to be Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, it also manufactures and sell cardboard and pulp products.

Sector
Industry sector 
Paper & packaging, Forestry
Segments
Producer
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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