Building a sustainable future. Together.
Welcome to the Domtar 2012 Sustainable Growth Report. This year’s detailed look at the Company’s sustainability performance is not simply a rear-view mirror exercise: it’s also about how we are imagining the future and how we are working to build it through our core values of Agility, Caring and Innovation.
Measuring ourselves against the objectives we have set and reporting on progress – part and parcel of our commitment to transparency – is also an engine that will drive performance improvements over time. In this regard, we have set a greenhouse gas reduction target, committed to supporting our network of mills across North America in developing water and waste reduction targets by 2014, and challenged ourselves to engage our supply chain to identify carbon efficiency opportunities. We look forward to updating our stakeholders on our progress against these stated commitments in future reports.
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.
So stay tuned. These are exciting days for Domtar’s sustainability evolution. I’m proud of what we have achieved so far, and I know that the coming years have much more in store, as together, we build our future in fiber.
John D. Williams
President and Chief Executive Officer