As a publicly traded U.S. company, Domtar discloses issues deemed material in our reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Issues deemed important in the context of sustainability reporting should not be inadvertently confused with materiality in the context of a regulatory reporting standard. Voluntary sustainability reporting is an opportunity to go beyond the materiality tests of a regulatory report and present a more holistic perspective of our priorities, challenges and opportunities.
About this Report
Our sustainability reporting
This report was prepared in accordance with the “core option” of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards. This framework encourages companies to thoughtfully focus their sustainability reports on relevant issues that matter most to their customers, employees, shareholders, communities, advocacy groups and other stakeholders. For Domtar, these include:
Air and Greenhouse
Waste and Byproducts
Employee Training and
Domtar routinely shares information about our sustainability efforts and performance at: www.domtar.com/en/how-we-work/sustainability-domtar. We also publish printed reports on a biennial basis to effectively expand our audience and share more details about our work. Domtar’s last report was published in 2017.
The data contained in this report cover all of our operations and include the most current annual data available. Baseline years for presenting historical data and trends have been selected to account for changing regulatory definitions and reporting methods to provide the truest perspective on our performance.
Some of the data contained in this report may be slightly different than what has been previously reported. This is due to adjustments resulting from additional data verification, ongoing efforts to standardize and improve performance indicators across the company, and changes to reporting methods (e.g., adjustments for the sale of renewable energy credits to other electricity users).
The data contained in this report have gone through a rigorous internal verification process. Given the nature and purpose of this voluntary report, we do not engage an external auditor.
The GRI content index can be found on our website at: www.domtar.com/en/how-we-work/sustainability-domtar. For more information about this report or to share your comments, please contact Paige Goff, vice president of sustainability, at: firstname.lastname@example.org , or call us at: 803-802-8001.
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Terri Tischler and nephews Gabriel and Solomon Wong participate in an EarthChoice Ambassadors’ event at Kamloops Wildlife Park near our
mill in British Columbia.
Eric Lapointe scans the forest canopy near our
Windsor Mill in Quebec.
A student discovers new worlds through the pages of a book at a
Ben Carson reading room dedication sponsored by Domtar at Foust Elementary School in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Brandon Ayers inspects a water sample at our Ashdown Mill
2019 sustainability report section - top banner picture
The next generation observes nature’s mysteries near our Marlboro Mill
in Bennettsville, South Carolina (left to right): Layson Mitchell, son of Robert Mitchell; Emmie Rogers, granddaughter of Bob Whiteman; Coby Collins, grandson of Tammy Gathings; Kayti Adams, daughter of Will Adams; Abel Rowe, son of Joni Rowe; and Kameron Virgous, stepson of Kenneth Augustus.
Transportation and logistics section - top banner picture
Loading bales of pulp at our Dryden Mill in Ontario into rail cars
for shipping to customers.
Employees section - top banner picture
Andre West and Sonica Speight oversee operations at our personal care facility in Greenville, North Carolina.
An inclusive workforce makes Domtar a better business - top banner pictures
Yannick Melancon verifies the quality and sheeting precision of paper produced at our Windsor Mill in Quebec.
Randa Bangart inspects our premium Cougar® paper before it ships from our Rothschild Mill in Wisconsin to customers.
Lonnie Seamster supervises paper machine operations via multiple screens in the wet-end control room at our Ashdown Mill in Arkansas.
Randy Meverden keeps our Rothschild Mill in Wisconsin well maintained.
Domtar blended learning approach - top banner picture
Ann Walker and Tammy Waters (left to right) conversing at our Ashdown Mill in Arkansas.
Safety and well-being section - top banner picture
Colleagues at Domtar’s corporate offices in Fort Mill, South Carolina, stroll around the campus lake in celebration of National Walking Day.
A holistic approach to keeping our employees safe - top banner picture
Colleagues at our Dryden Mill in Ontario discuss which pulp bales need priority loading.
Well employees are safer employees - top banner picture
Jonathan Laliberte enjoys a bike ride to our Windsor Mill in Quebec on a community-forest trail.
Communities section - top banner picture
As part of the Adopt-A-Highway program, Nekoosa Mill’s EarthChoice Ambassadors pick up litter along a stretch of road bordering the Wisconsin River.
Making our communities stronger and better places to live and work - top banner picture
Angela Madussi from our Dryden Mill in Ontario, helps revitalize a local park near the mill with our partners at the Student Conservation Association.
Making our communities stronger and better places to live and work - story picture
Rachel Hui-Hubbard, program coordinator of the Early Learning Partnership of York County, South Carolina, shops for books at a recent Truck of Books event.
The right chemistry to succeed - story picture
Brady Conroy runs an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer at our Kamloops Mill in British Columbia to maintain quality control.
What waste? - top banner picture
Angie Smith takes sorting and recycling seriously at our personal care facility in Delaware, Ohio.