Domtar's Sustainable Forestry Principles

This campaign features content brought to you by Domtar Pulp & Paper’s Sustainable Forestry Principles. We believe that the choices we make should leave the forests that we depend on, and the communities we’re a part of, better off for the long term. Our Sustainable Forestry Principles help make this belief a reality by requiring transparency, collaboration and accountability in all of our fiber procurement transactions. Learn more about the Sustainable Forestry Principles at www.domtar.com/forestryprinciples.

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Environment

International Day of Forests Celebrates Sustainably Managed Forests
Each year on March 21, we celebrate the International Day of Forests to raise awareness of the importance of sustainably managed forests. You’ve probably heard many common myths about the pulp and paper industry’s effect on forests, but the truth is that sustainable forestry practices are instrumental (not detrimental) to the health and vitality of our precious forest resources.

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VIDEO | Join the Rainforest Alliance’s Follow the Frog Campaign
The Rainforest Alliance’s annual Follow the Frog campaign is underway and runs through September 24. The campaign encourages consumers to purchase goods that have been responsibly produced, as indicated by the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.

Environment

Type 1 Ecolabels Help Keep the Forest Viable
The concept of forest certification, which ensures that the forests used to create pulp and paper products will continue to remain environmentally viable after harvest, has existed for more than 20 years. Ecolabels, including Type 1 ecolabels like ECOLOGO® and EU Ecolabel, help consumers easily identify products sourced from well-managed forests.

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Promoting Sustainably-Managed Woodlands One Parcel at a Time
It’s a little-known fact that more than 75 percent of forestland in the southeastern region of the United States is owned by private woodland owners. Most people assume that this swath of the Appalachian Mountains is either federally held or the property of corporations in the business of making and selling wood-fiber based products such as writing paper, diapers, and paper towels.

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For Sustainable Business, Collaboration is the New Competition
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies often find themselves boxed in by customer demand. On one hand, more shoppers say they want to purchase more sustainable products, but many are not willing to pay a premium. And although most consumers still base their purchases largely on price and performance, the trends are clear: Environmental sustainability is expected. This applies to not only products, but also packaging.

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America’s Small Landowners: One Forest at a Time
Small landowners are the unsung heroes of the U.S. forest industry. We often think of public forests as the key source of the U.S. wood supply, but in fact, that resource only amounts to about a quarter of the total acreage that is harvested for wood products in the U.S. The rest comprises stock supplied by landowners that have dedicated their acreages to maintaining U.S. forest growth and supply.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Domtar Supports Elimination of Illegal Logging Through Lacey Act
Illegal logging has some obvious effects, such as the destruction of forests and ecosystems, but it also results in economic and social effects that aren’t always apparent.

Environment

Domtar and the Rainforest Alliance Host Landowner Event
More than 70 woodland owners interested in the future health of forestland, biodiversity and the planet recently learned about sustainable woodland management at a daylong event hosted by the Rainforest Alliance and Domtar at our Kingsport Mill in Tennessee. As more consumers of fiber-based products demand goods from well-managed forests, land certification becomes critical.

Environment

Domtar, Procter & Gamble Create a Sustainable Supply Chain
Sustainable Brands, a leading website for forward-thinking businesses, published a case study that examined the unique nature of the partnership between Domtar and Procter & Gamble. By focusing on the importance of relationships with landowners, the partnership offers several lessons to other corporations and agencies about the benefits of collaboration.

Responsible Production & Consumption

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

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