Awards received by Domtar

Over the years, Domtar has been recognized on numerous occasions for its leadership, constant efforts in sustainability and occupational health and safety, as well as best employer. Here is an overview of recent awards we have received.

Awarded by the Charlotte Business Journal – 2018 

The Charlotte Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO program awards local leaders who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown commitment to culture in the workplace and made significant contributions to the community. Domtar's CEO John D. Williams won the award for Public Company.

Awarded by TAPPI – 2019 

CEO John D. Williams won the esteemed TAPPI PIMA Executive of the Year Award, traditionally presented to senior-level executives in the pulp, paper, or converting industries for excellence in management and outstanding contributions to the industry as a whole. TAPPI is the world's largest association of professionals in the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries.

Awarded by Great Place To Work® – 2019 and 2020

Domtar has been certified as a Great Place To Work® based on a confidential, externally-run survey of U.S. employees in Pulp & Paper and Corporate functions, along with an analysis of our employee programs and policies. 

Results were evaluated by the Great Place to Work organization, comparing Domtar to some of the best employee-ranked companies around the world.

Awarded by Forbes – 2018 and 2019

Domtar has been named as one of Canada’s Best Employers in 2018 (ranked 186) and 2019 (ranked 151). 

Canada’s Best Employers list is compiled by Forbes in collaboration with online research firm Statista, ranking 300 Canadian companies across 25 industry sectors. 

Statista annually surveys 8,000 Canadians working for large firms and institutions—those with 500 or more employees, asking them whether they would recommend their employers on a scale of 0 through 10, with 10 being the most positive. Respondents were surveyed through online access panels—not through their employers—and their gender, age, region, education level and ethnicity was representative of Canadian employees in general. 

Awarded by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce – 2017 

The chamber specifically noted the mill's agility and innovation around new product development and its close relationships with customers as driving factors in its continued viability in a competitive industry.

Awarded by Brandon Hall

Excellence in Learning: Best Advance in Compliance Training (Bronze)– 2019 

The Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards is one of the most prestigious awards programs in the learning and development industry. Domtar received this award for our global compliance training programs, which cover legal, ethics and safety compliance. Our compliance training programs are centralized in My Knowledge Tree, our online university. 


Awarded by Skillsoft 

Skillsoft, the world's largest provider of training, has recognized Domtar on several occasions for the company's use of My Knowledge Tree to successfully engage employees in training and development, as well as compliance.

Innovation Award: Compliance and Ethics Excellence – 2019

Domtar was named a winner in the Compliance and Ethics Excellence category and received honorable mention in the Creating an Impact category, which recognizes companies for developing and implementing best-in-class integrated learning and talent programs, utilizing My Knowledge Tree and the performance management system. This award was presented in collaboration with SumTotal, an industry leader in corporate learning.

Innovation Award: Growing as a Supervisor – 2018

This award honors an organization that develops and implements best-in-class integrated learning and/ or talent programs that demonstrate strong results. Programs feature innovation to overcome challenges and realize success.  

Domtar's award honors our Growing as a Supervisor program, a blend of in-person and online training that is bringing skills to frontline supervisors, who are crucial to the success of our manufacturing system.

Honorable Mention:  Compliance and Ethics Excellence – 2017 

Domtar received Honorable Mention in Compliance and Ethics Excellence, thanks to the thousands of employees who utilized online training and development courses and the team that has implemented the program.

Awarded by Corporate Register – 2018 

Domtar's 2017 Sustainability Report won in the categories of Creativity in Communication, and Openness & Honesty.

For the Creativity in Communication category, voters were asked to choose the report that was a pleasure to read, while getting its message across creatively. In the Openness & Honesty category, voters were asked to choose the report in which the company tells both the good and bad news in a manner that convinces the reader that a balanced picture is being presented.

Awarded by Pensions & Investments (P&I) – 2017

Given by Pensions & Investments (P&I), an international newspaper on money management, the Eddy Awards were created to identify and reward the best practices in providing investment and retirement education to defined contribution (DC) plan participants, in the USA and in Canada.


Awarded by the American Heart Association – 2019 

Domtar has achieved bronze-level recognition in the American Heart Association’s 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. 

The index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.

Hosted by the Business Journal – 2018, 2019 & 2020

The Healthiest Employers® annual awards program honors companies with outstanding health and well-being initiatives. This regional designation is conducted in more than 45 cities in the U.S. Domtar was honored to receive the award for our locations in greater Charlotte, NC (Rock Hill, SC; Fort Mill, SC) in 2018, 2019 and 2020, Raleigh, NC and St. Louis, MI, in 2018 and 2019, and in Ashdown, AR in 2019.

Awarded by Pulp and Paper Canada – 2020

The mill with the lowest total recordable incident rate (mill frequency) in each category is the winner for the year. Our mills in Windsor (QC) and Dryden (Ont.) ranked first for their 2019 results.

Awarded by Pulp and Paper Canada – 2019

The mill with the lowest total recordable incident rate (mill frequency) in each category is the winner for the year. Our mills in Windsor (QC) and Espanola (BC) ranked first and second for their 2018 results.

Awarded by the State of Arkansas – 2017

The award requires significant investments in safety systems and heightened attention to workplace procedures, in addition to appropriate personal protective equipment.

Awarded by Kentucky's Labor Cabinet – 2018

Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Domtar Mill in Hawesville to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the 1,111,576 production hours worked without a lost-time incident by employees.

Awarded by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) – 2018 & 2019 

Domtar received the 2019 Award for Sustainable Forest Management for our Promoting Sustainable Forest Management for Landowners project. Our company addresses certification challenges for small landowners in the southern U.S. wood procurement region, ensuring a greater supply of certified fiber to our pulp and paper mills to meet growing customer demand.
Domtar received the 2018 Award for Water for the Hawesville Water Conservation Project. 

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