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More Bang for Your Buck: How to Ensure Effective Company Giving

Domtar shares three lessons on how to make community investment really make a difference within communities, while maximizing efficiency at the same time.
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by Paige Goff, VP, Sustainability and Business Communications, Domtar

Domtar's Community Effort to Improve Energy Efficiency in Sweden

Highlights from Domtar's 2015 Sustainability Report
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Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The majority of our pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products.

Domtar Shows Status on Sustainability Goals

Highlights from Domtar’s 2016 Sustainability Update
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  • Deliver between $300 million and $500 million of annual EBITDA from fiber-based businesses for which there is growing market demand.
    • Status: Growth and expansion in Personal Care and our fluff pulp conversion project at Ashdown, Arkansas, have the potential to generate approximately $280 million of additional EBITDA from growing fiber-based businesses.
  • Continually reduce our recordable safety incident rate. The target for 2015 is 0.92.

Community Investments Bring Domtar Out of the Mill and into Local Communities

Highlights from Domtar’s 2016 Sustainability Update
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It’s important to know where your paper comes from, and we urge customers to understand how their choices benefit not just our company, but entire communities.

Domtar’s Bennettsville, SC Mill Implements Wildlife Habitat Management Plan

Domtar's Wildlife Management Plan helps turkeys, deer, blue birds, bats and more.
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A few years ago, Domtar’s Bennettsville, SC mill recognized the benefit that a habitat management plan would provide for the approximately 1800-acre site, helping increase the health of native wildlife and vegetation.  After the cause was championed by the local EarthChoice Ambassadors chapter, which seeks to engage employees around sustainability issues, the plant’s leadership team agreed to reach out to a regional university to begin t

Domtar Making Strides in Making Facilities Cleaner, Safer and Quieter in 2016

Highlights from Domtar’s 2016 Sustainability Update
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We've made our manufacturing facilities cleaner, quieter and safer. Domtar's recordable incident rate has been lowered by 50 percent since 2008, thanks to investments in safety systems, heightened attention to work procedures and improvements to personal protective equipment.

But data does more than just help tell our story. It helps drive our progress. Domtar is publicizing its "next step" safety improvement objective. To be clear, our ultimate goal remains unchanged: to eliminate workplace injuries. But we think we can reach that long-term goal by focusing on the short-term.

Domtar Sees 24% Reduction in Waste to Landfill Since 2013

Highlights from Domtar’s 2016 Sustainability Update
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Our progress in diverting materials from landfills has accelerated dramatically since 2013. In fact, waste sent to landfills from pulp and paper mills was reduced 24 percent, as we coordinated a more consistent, disciplined, company-wide approach to defining, measuring and reporting byproduct streams.

Our goal is to reduce total solid waste sent to landfills 40 percent by 2020 from 2013 levels. How will we achieve this?

Through three ways:

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