2012 Sustainable Growth Report highlights safest year on record, nearly
85% use of renewable energy, increasing FSC fiber use, decreasing GHG
(NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS)
MONTREAL, June 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS)
(TSX: UFS) today released its 2012 Sustainable Growth Report, providing
a Year-1 update on its 2020 sustainable business roadmap. Progress is
being tracked through a framework of 35 key performance indicators that
cover the range of the Company's sustainability efforts, from
increasing production efficiency and environmental footprint
reductions, to promoting the development of employees, serving
customers better and contributing more effectively to host communities.
The report highlights a long list of Year-1 achievements: the Company's
best year on record for health and safety performance; close to 85%
renewable energy use; decreasing greenhouse gas emissions intensity;
and, increasing FSC® certified fiber use. Additional focus in the report is also given to
innovations that have resulted in almost half of what was previously
considered mill by-product "waste" now providing economic value through
beneficial re-use; greater employee engagement around sustainable
business issues; and, Domtar's deep connections to local communities.
"From paper communication that helps inform, entertain and connect us,
to personal care products that provide hygienic solutions and dignity
and quality of life to families, the promise of quality and
sustainability that we bring to the world is unwavering," noted John D.
Williams, Domtar's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We encourage
our stakeholders to have a look for themselves at the progress we've
made already and also where we've still got work to do - we need your
input on this long-term journey."
To learn more, please visit: www.domtar.com/sustainability.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets
and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including
communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult
incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of
world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff
and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed
internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the
largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North
America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of
incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates Ariva®, a network of strategically located paper and printing supplies
distribution facilities. In 2012, Domtar had sales of US$5.5 billion
from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,300 people.
To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
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