Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter and the leading manufacturer of corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, has published a public summary of its 2016 Forestry Stewardship Plan for Santa Catarina on its website. The plan presents the Company’s initiatives for managing its forests, its social and environmental actions in the region, as well as social and sustainability policies. The Public Summary describes Klabin’s forest areas in Santa Catarina using geo-climatic, topographic, geological and hydrological data. It also sheds light on wood forestry stewardship, covering different areas and operations such as research, planning, forestation, harvest and forestry transportation, in addition to non-wood forestry stewardship practices.
Following its Biofore approach, UPM Paper ENA has reached the next significant milestone in the company’s sustainability journey, as now all its mills produce papers that are awarded with the EU Ecolabel. The UPM Hürth paper mill completed the full range on June 5th, when its products received the EU Ecolabel certificate. The mill achieved the needed reduction in emissions by switching to more sustainable sources of energy.
“Being able to provide our customers with EU Ecolabel awarded products from all of our mills is a great achievement, which we can be proud of,” says Päivi Rissanen, Sustainability Director, UPM Paper ENA. “The EU Ecolabel criteria covers all relevant environmental aspects and is a good proof of solid sustainability performance.”
The EU Ecolabel covers the product’s whole lifecycle, which makes it the broadest ecolabel available on the market. Showcasing the EU Ecolabel printed on a paper product is a reliable and widely recognized way for UPM customers to express their commitment to sustainability. UPM has had the most comprehensive offering of papers carrying the EU Ecolabel in the paper industry, with the recent addition further strengthening this position – the label is now available for over 200 UPM Paper ENA products.