Domtar Recognized by Newsweek for Sustainability

Jan 11, 2018 9:30 AM ET

Sustainability at Domtar is our endeavor to take a longer-term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. That is why we are pleased to announce our recognition by a major news magazine as a top 50 company in its year-end sustainability rankings of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States. 

Placing at #42 on the Newsweek Green Rankings 2017 list, produced in partnership with Corporate Knights, Domtar is rated first among U.S.-based pulp and paper producers, on par with the likes of companies such as Starbucks, CVS Health Corp., and Nike.

"Our various stakeholders believe, as do we, that caring about our environment, our communities and our people helps us better meet our business objectives and deliver returns for the long term,” explained John D. Williams, Domtar's president and CEO. “At Domtar, everyone has a role in sustainability. We do not want sustainability to be an annex – we want it to be integrated into our everyday management.”

That commitment to integration resulted in key accomplishments highlighted in the company’s 2017 report, including:

  • 53 percent reduction in recordable safety incidents since 2008.
  • 33 percent reduction in waste to landfill at pulp and paper mills since 2013.
  • 4,000+ hours contributed by employees at company-sponsored events.
  • 13 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at pulp and paper mills since 2010.
  • 5 percent reduction in water use at pulp and paper mills since 2012.

The Newsweek Green Ranking is one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, as measured by revenue. Domtar appreciates the fact that our work and progress is being recognized as industry-leading.

To learn more about Domtar’s priorities, challenges and progress on numerous sustainability goals, view the company’s 2017 Sustainability Report, Working Smart for the Long Term.