Domtar's 2017 Sustainability Report

Domtar's 2017 Sustainability Report

Sustainability at Domtar is our endeavor to take a longer-term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. We do this by seeking a clear understanding of how our operations and products are interconnected with emerging opportunities and risks in the world around us.

Please review Domtar's 2017 Sustainability Report, Working Smart for the Long Term, for our latest sustainability initiatives and progress.

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Domtar Sustainability: Simple Idea. Big Savings
How do you heat more with less? Reuse the heat you have. That is what our Rothschild, Wisconsin, mill did by installing a heat exchanger to warm incoming process water with outgoing process water. The idea is simple. Instead of being lost to the wastewater treatment plant, some of the heat from the outgoing water is captured and sent back into the mill. THE HEAT EXCHANGER HAS...
Nov 16, 2017 9:15 AM ET
Domtar Sustainability: Developing Our Talent
A diverse and skilled workforce is critical to meeting the ever-changing expectations of our customers. A significant portion of our colleagues are, or soon will be, eligible for retirement, an issue many manufacturers face as baby boomers get older. It is sometimes called the “silver tsunami.” We are equipping the next generation of our workforce with the skills and experience needed...
Nov 14, 2017 9:15 AM ET
Domtar Sustainability: Managing Our Energy and Emissions
  Domtar’s three-part approach to improving the sustainability of our energy consumption is yielding results. We have converted most of our carbon-intensive coal power boilers to cleaner burning and less carbon-intensive natural gas. We are executing efficiency improvements identified by independent experts across our mill system. We are optimizing our...
Nov 9, 2017 9:15 AM ET
Domtar Sustainability: A 10,000 Tail Fish Tale
Domtar uses water for more than making paper. In our mill in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania, we also hatch and rear fish—thousands of brook, brown and rainbow trout every year. About 25-30 volunteers feed the fish twice a day and keep an eye on their health. Some are current mill employees; others are retirees who enjoy coming back to lend a hand. When the trout reach an appropriate...
Nov 7, 2017 9:15 AM ET
Domtar Sustainability: How Work Actually Gets Done
To make our facilities safer, we must understand how our employees actually do their work, not just how our written procedures state they should do their work. Rather than treating our procedures as gospel, Domtar is using a new approach to understanding how specific tasks actually get done to ensure our employees can work safely. By asking employees to “show me” the way they complete...
Nov 2, 2017 9:15 AM ET