Sustainability is in our fiber
Each and every day in business, we face a wide array of social, environmental and economic changes. How we choose to embrace these changes – as risks or as opportunities – influences how a company is perceived in its industry, how prospective workers view our company, how partnerships develop, and how customer relationships establish foundations built on trust and mutual benefit.
In a word - it’s our sustainability efforts that create our competitive advantage.
Demonstrating industry-leading environmental stewardship, investing in our host communities, supporting the professional development of our people, investing in research and development to extract the greatest value from wood fiber, maintaining consistent financial returns for our shareholders through prudent management and strategic divestments and acquisitions – this is the fiber of Domtar’s sustainable growth.
We are proud of our achievements in sustainability, many of which you will read about in our 2011 Sustainable Growth Report. Under our continuous improvement approach, we recognize that many challenges remain.
In the forest, we aim to increase our supply of certified fiber by remaining committed to implementing and maintaining Chain-of-Custody certification to recognized third party standards, namely Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™). While Domtar has a preference for FSC where available, we will continue to utilize fiber from multiple certification schemes.
On behalf of our 9,100 employees, I invite you to explore how sustainability is in our company’s fiber. More importantly, I ask you to join us on the journey forward!
John D. Williams
President and Chief Executive Officer