Our approach to Sustainability
A year ago, we undertook a careful evaluation of Domtarís progress in the pursuit of sustainability. We determined that this pursuit had made us a better company Ė to our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our neighbors.
We also recognized that our early adoption of sustainability principles, particularly with regard to forestry practices, is having a transformative effect across our industry. Today, previously reluctant forest products companies are embracing the benefits of using wood that is certified in accordance with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council and are realizing the benefits of constructively engaging environmental organizations such as the Dogwood Alliance and the World Wildlife Fund. We are pleased, because we think this makes our entire industry stronger.
We also concluded that we had only scratched the surface of what may be possible by more comprehensively integrating sustainability principles into our daily operations. So we set out on a new stage in Domtarís sustainability journey, identifying five essential success factors that frame the content of this report:†
- The sourcing of our fiber
- The environmental footprint of our facilities
- The satisfaction of our customers
- The quality of our workplaces
- The relationships with our communities