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Weathering the Storm: A Testament to Domtar's Resilience During Hurricane Season

We cannot control the weather, but we can prepare for it.
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We work to keep our employees and communities safe, protect our physical assets, and ensure our customers have the products they need. In the calm after the storm, we strive to restore normal operations as safely and quickly as possible, while working with local authorities and organizations to help our communities recover.

Domtar Promotes Healthy Living to Drive a Safer Work Environment

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The connection between well-being and safety is a straight line. That is why Domtar’s well-being and safety initiatives go hand-in-hand in keeping our colleagues healthy and safe.

Our data and experience show that colleagues who are too tired to carry out their tasks properly or not feeling well because of stress and/or chronic health conditions, are more injury and accidentprone. They may also unintentionally place co-workers at risk. Having employees come to work physically, mentally and emotionally prepared can minimize these situations.

A Holistic Approach to Keeping Our Employees Safe at Domtar

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As humans, we all make mistakes. Recognizing and dealing with this truth is at the core of Human Performance Improvement (HPI), an approach Domtar is using to stimulate new thinking and best-in-class performance in safety management.

How Domtar is Keeping Our Employees Safe and Well

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No production gain or business benefit is worth an injury. That is why we work relentlessly to physically eliminate hazards and minimize risk of injury. And it is why we promote a safety culture that reinforces the vigilance and accountability that help maintain the right behaviors. It is also why we link safety to our performance management systems.

Active Awareness and Prevention Programs are in place across our locations, supported by dedicated safety and well-being experts, industry-leading methods and tools, and our leadership teams.

An Inclusive Workforce Makes Domtar a Better Business

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“As we face the challenges of our changing industry, we are strengthening our organization by bringing in new talent, and by developing and leveraging the skills of our existing employees. Our company’s values of agility, caring and innovation have never been more important to our success, and people with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences enhance each of those values.”

- Mike Garcia President, Pulp and Paper

Diaper Need Awareness Week 2019

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National Diaper Need Awareness Week draws attention to the issue of diaper poverty in the United States. According to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), one in three U.S. families struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry and healthy.

Getting the Best From a Diverse Background at Domtar

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What do General Motors, Harley Davidson, Michelin Tires and Alcoa have in common?

They all provide Everick Spence with a diverse set of manufacturing experiences, which later helped advance Domtar's success at Continuous Improvement (CI).

In 2016, Spence joined Domtar as director of Continuous Improvement, our disciplined, intentional approach to improving our manufacturing efficiency, reliability and quality.

Women in Manufacturing Starts with a Diverse Candidate Pool at Domtar

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Optimizing the operational lines at Windsor

With dreams of a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) since high school, Marie Cyr graduated as a mechanical engineer from L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, joined Domtar in 1995 as a project engineer and soon transitioned to maintenance engineer. “I was the first female engineer at Windsor and the stakes were high,” Cyr recalled. “I realized very quickly I wanted to lead a team, and no challenge was too great for me to tackle in order to reach that goal.” 

Locally Grown Locally Served

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Our mill in Windsor, Quebec, serves a global export market. Customers appreciate the sustainability of the Windsor operation and the local forests that support it.

While we have always used locally grown wood to make paper, there are some important benefits from shortening the distance we haul from the forest to the mill.

With 50,000 trucks hauling wood annually, and an average haul distance to the mill of 120 miles, road safety, truck noise, greenhouse gas emissions, and labor availability are some of the issues we manage every day along with controlling freight costs. 

Back to the Future

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It has been a long, long time since automobile dashboards were made from wood. You can still find them in antique car collections.

Today, the interior components of the car you drive are most likely made from Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – or, ABS plastic – which is derived from petroleum.

However, your next car may very well have a dashboard made, in part, from wood.

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