Sourcing Responsibly

Sourcing Responsibly

Each year, we spend about two-thirds of out revenue on materials and services needed to make our products.

Each year, we spend about two-thirds of out revenue on materials and services needed to make our products.

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CAMPAIGN: 2019 Domtar Sustainability Report

CONTENT: Blog

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. 

Our demand for woodenables landowners to keep forests in North America as forests.

We collaborate with landowners and other partners to promote the benefits of sustainable forest management and third-party certification, which provides an additional level of assurance of responsible forest management.

Beyond fiber, we have strategic partnerships with recognized suppliers of key raw materials. Our suppliers help us improve our manufacturing efficiencies, use fewer materials and produce better quality products at a lower cost.

Priorities

  • Ensuring our suppliers are responsible in their environmental, safety and sustainability management.
  • Favoring local suppliers as much as possible when purchasing the materials and services we need to make our products.
  • Managing the procurement of major inputs centrally to leverage volumes, improve service and risk profiles, and build strategic partnerships.
  • Promoting the value of sustainable forest management to small landowners and facilitating their certification.

Challenges

  • Ensuring the performance, affordability and availablity of more sustainable raw materials.
  • Balancing differing customer objectives and policies that can limit sourcing flexibility.
  • Securing sufficient certified wood given frequently changing and increasingly complex and costly certification standards.

Read the 2019 Domtar Sustaiability Report