Domtar & Sustainability
Paper is natural, plant-based, and recyclable.
Believe it or not, it's one of the few truly renewable resources on our planet. And it's even more responsible when you get it from the right source. At Domtar, sustainability is woven into the fiber of our papers — and our business.
We're committed to a sustainable product life cycle, from fiber use and forest management, to energy consumption and waste reduction. An average of 76.3% of the energy used to make our products comes from renewable energy sources.
At Domtar, we believe the best way to ensure responsible forest management is through third party certification — and our commitment is unmatched in North America. In addition to continually increasing the amount of certified fiber that we procure from our suppliers, we have certified all of our pulp and paper mills, converting facilities and distribution centers to Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and/or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) Chain-of-Custody standards. Where available, Domtar has a preference for FSC Certification, and in 2012 made a public commitment to procure 100% of our fiber from sources that are certified to the FSC in the future. In addition to FSC, Domtar utilizes fiber certified to CSA, SFI, PEFC, and ATFS standards. We're also proud to offer Domtar EarthChoice®, which is the largest line of environmentally and socially responsible papers available. FSC certified EarthChoice papers are Rainforest Alliance Certified and Domtar is pleased to make an annual contribution of $350,000 to WWF from the sales of EarthChoice products to support their mission. So, when you use Domtar papers, you can feel confident knowing you're making the right choice for the environment.
What goes around comes around — so be sure to use paper that comes from a responsible source, recycle the paper you use, and spread the word. Paper is sustainable. That's why it's here to stay.