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Engagement

Communities

At Home with Domtar

In some of these places, we have been doing business for more than a century. In others, we are newer to the scene. But in all of them, we recognize that we are more than an employer and a taxpayer.

Our communities depend on us, and we depend on them. We share roads, dams, water services and volunteer fire departments. We aim to be good neighbors – in the everyday encounters of business, as well as in extraordinary times of need.

Most importantly, we strive to remain globally competitive, so that we can continue to contribute to livelihoods and everyday life in these communities. Working together begins in the places we call home.

Domtar calls more than 30 communities home. They are the places we live, work and play. They help define who we are – as individuals, and as a company. icon

Priorities

  • Encouraging our employees and supporting their efforts at volunteering in our communities.
  • Helping our communities prepare for natural disasters, and getting infrastructure systems back on-line safely and quickly when disruptions occur.
  • Aligning our community investments with Domtar’s products and business priorities – literacy, health and wellness and sustainability.

Challenges

  • Improving performance measures of our community investments to ensure we are delivering lasting benefits.
  • Enhancing community amenities to attract employees and their families to our more rural communities.

Domtar believes that our community investments are more meaningful when there is a connection between our charitable giving and the broader social benefits of the products we make. We give preference to programs that promote literacy, health and wellness, and sustainability. In addition to our monetary and product donations, Domtar’s employees invest their time in making our communities better.

13,800+ hours

contributed by our employees at Domtar-sponsored events in our communities in 2018.

$2.5 MILLION

Value of community investments made companywide in 2018.

Community investments were approximately 2.2%

of our pre-tax earnings over the past five years, compared to an average of 0.8 percent* for U.S. corporations over the same period.

*Giving USA 2018 – The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2017. Researched and written by IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, a public service of The Giving institute.

Every 100 jobs in our facilities support an 325 jobs*
per employee
in supplier industries and local communities.

*Updated Employment Multipliers for the U.S. Economy, Economic Policy Institute, August 2003.

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In 2018, Domtar created $5.5 billion in economic value
and distributed $5.2 Billion
to suppliers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.

$3.6 Billion

in Materials and
Services Purchased

$150 million

in Research
and Development

$108 million

in Dividends Returned
to Shareholders

$71 million

in Taxes
Paid

$195 million

in Capital Investments
in our Facilities

$978 million

in Salaries, Wages
and Benefits Paid

$57 million

in Interest Paid
to Debtholders

Weathering the Storm

We cannot control the weather, but we can prepare for it.

We work to keep our employees and communities safe, protect our physical assets, and ensure our customers have the products they need. In the calm after the storm, we strive to restore normal operations as safely and quickly as possible, while working with local authorities and organizations to help our communities recover.

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MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER AND BETTER PLACES TO LIVE AND WORK

Promoting the printed page through Powerful Pages. Bring Comfort and Care to our communities. Domtar EarthChoice Ambassadors in action

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Domtar EarthChoice® Ambassador programs are now active in 30 Domtar facilities across North America and Europe.

Promoting literacy by providing books to children who may not otherwise have access to them.

353,000 books have been donated since 2012 through our collaboration with First Book.

Nearly $4 million donated to Word Wildlife Fund since 2008 to support conservation programs around the world.

®WWF Registered Trademark. Panda Symbol © 1986 WWF. © 1986 Panda symbol WWF-World Wide Fund for Nature (also known as World Wildlife Fund). ®”WWF” is a WWF Registered Trademark.

Comfort and Care launched in 2016 to help alleviate financial and emotional stress on families and individuals by providing diaper donations to diaper banks and care facilities. We established strategic partnerships to provide in-kind donations of our products through distribution networks before the need arises.

2.3 million diapers distributed through our Comfortand Care program since launch.

4,750 Comfort and Care personal care kits distributed since 2016.