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The Paper Trail® supply chain tool offers social and economic data in addition to estimated environmental impacts
MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) has announced the latest update to The Paper Trail®, the company's interactive site that helps customers trace the impacts of their paper purchases. As the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and with a corporate office in Montreal, Quebec, Domtar is proud to now offer The Paper Trail in French.
The Paper Trail raises the bar for transparency within the industry by empowering customers to understand the impacts of their paper purchases. The site presents gate-to-gate impact estimates for Domtar products across five environmental categories, provides relevant context, and highlights both what the company is doing well and those areas it's looking to improve upon.
As supply chains continue to grow in complexity, it's getting harder to verify where your paper comes from, much less the social and economic impacts associated with its manufacture. The Paper Trail gives users an unprecedented look at the faces and places of Domtar's supply chain. Visitors will learn that paper production has been a part of Windsor, Quebec's history since 1864, when the Windsor mill became Canada's first chemical pulp facility. Customers will also see that with over 800 workers, Domtar serves as the town's largest employer.
"The tool allows customers to understand everything from the source of paper at a specific mill, to the environmental initiatives at that mill. It's easy to use and customize to meet your reporting requirements" notes Andrew Craig, Director, Corporate Environmental Affairs at Royal Bank of Canada.
"The Paper Trail is an important tool for customers seeking to know more about the impacts of their purchases," said Paige Goff, Vice President, Sustainability and Business Communications at Domtar. "We are thrilled to now offer this deeper look into the supply chain to our French-speaking customers."
The Paper Trail was recently awarded with the Environmental Strategy of the Year Award at the 2015 Pulp and Paper International (PPI) Awards, which recognizes the achievements of companies, mills, and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.
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 absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The majority of our pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice®, EarthChoice® and Xerox® Paper and Specialty Media. Domtar is also a marketer and producer of a broad line of absorbent hygiene products marketed primarily under the Attends®, IncoPack® and Indasec® brand names. In 2014, Domtar had sales of $5.6 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,800 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
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For further information: Dan Persica, Sustainability Communications Manager, Tel: 803-802-8067