Sao Paulo, Brazil, South 05 June 2013 -- Between 11 and 20 June, the unit Otacílio Costa (SC) Klabin hold its Annual General Shutdown, obligatory procedure which consists in interrupting the production of paper and aims to ensure that all maintenance required for the proper functioning of the plant are made with quality and safety. This is a common action in the field of pulp and paper and held annually in units of the company.
During these 10 days, about 50 contractors and 1,400 temporary employees will be involved in the General Shutdown. Among the main activities are planned inspection of boilers, digesters, generation systems and power distribution and control of the production process. The number of temporary workers demand logistics and infrastructure that include transportation, accommodations and meals, and other items that move and stimulate the economy of the city of Costa Otacílio and region. To this are added other benefits such as taxes generated for the municipality and the extra motion of hotels, bars, restaurants and shops, as well as support services to the residence of workers in the city.
During the days of stop, change in odor and noise from the plant - especially on days 11 and 12, beginning Parade, and on days 19 and 20 resumption of operations of equipment - can be perceived by the community. Importantly, these changes do not cause damage to human health nor the environment.
Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper in Brazil, produces paper and board packaging, corrugated packaging, industrial bags and wood logs. Founded in 1899, currently has 15 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is organized into three business units: Forestry, Paper (kraft paper and paperboard) and conversion (corrugated boxes and industrial sacks).
The company's management is focused on Sustainable Development, seeking integrated growth and responsible, linking profitability, social development and environmental commitment. So it is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and search suppliers and business partners that follow the same ethical values, transparency and respect for the principles of sustainability.