Created in 2012 under the leadership of our Ashdown, Arkansas, mill, Four States Timberland Owners Association (FSTOA) has grown steadily to reach over 220 members with a total of 628,000 acres of woodland under FSC certification. Working with industry partners, Domtar has helped fund the certification process and make it more manageable for small landowners.
The AWA is piloting a Smallholder Access Program designed to develop new and more efficient tools that provide the benefits of FSC certification to small landowners through existing procurement efforts.
After several years of seeing more technology in K–12 classrooms, many educators and parents are asking for less screen time at school. They are questioning the value of electronic devices for education, driving some school districts to reconsider the use of pencil and paper instead of laptops and tablets.
Locally-sourced wood is the lifeblood of our pulp and paper mills. We have an economic interest in keeping the forests near our mills as forests and promoting sustainable forestry practices – everywhere we operate.
Most people understand that a tree can be used to make different types and grades of furniture, cabinets, lumber and paper. But what many do not realize is that, in many cases, a single tree may provide all of these useful products – and more.
To understand this, it is helpful to think from the bottom up.
The large diameter base of a tree’s trunk may be used to produce fine veneers for doors and tables.
Whenever possible, we buy materials from suppliers near our facilities. This shortens our supply chain and reduces risk. Being close to our suppliers also allows us to know them and ensure they produce responsibly the materials and services we need, in addition to strengthening the local economy.
We are committed to safeguarding endangered forests and wildlife, respecting the culture and rights of indigenous peoples, and conserving natural forests and biodiversity by sourcing wood from responsibly managed forests.
Sustainability at Domtar is more than what we do and how we do it – it is also about how we decide what we do. We believe sound corporate governance is critical to Domtar’s long-term success and protection of the interests of our many stakeholders.