Domtar Announces Latest Update to Its The Paper Trail Website
MONTREAL—December 3, 2013—Domtar Corp. announced the fifth update to its award-winning site, The Paper Trail since the debut of this groundbreaking tool in June 2011.
Publicly showcasing the company's commitment to voluntary disclosure, The Paper Trail provides a look at the social and economic impacts associated with manufacturing its paper products in North America. As a tool that displays both what Domtar is doing well at its facilities, as well as what it's working to improve upon, the Paper Trail continues to serve as a model for transparency within the industry.
The tool will now include even more papers from the environmentally and socially responsible EarthChoice product line:
- EarthChoice Colors Opaque Text & Cover
- EarthChoice Colors Index
- EarthChoice Colors Tag
- EarthChoice Colors Vellum Bristol
- EarthChoice Colors Multipurpose
- EarthChoice HOTS
Users can also browse two more Domtar facilities—the Hawesville, KY, and Marlboro, SC mills—learning their histories, reading about community outreach efforts and even viewing pictures of local landmarks. Striving to provide the most accurate environmental impact estimates available, the latest release of The Paper Trail also includes the updated mill metrics that drive the tool's calculations.
"We're pleased to make yet another addition to our industry-leading impact calculator," said Paige Goff, vice president of sustainability and business communications. "Continuously adding products, mills and environmental data to The Paper Trail demonstrates our commitment to transparency and the progress we are making in our sustainability journey."
The Paper Trail develops personalized reports that measure Domtar products across five categories: water usage, the distance its fiber travels to a paper mill, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, waste sent to landfills and renewable energy usage. The site also illustrates how Domtar compares to the industry in these categories. In cases where the environmental performance can be improved, Domtar voluntarily discloses this information, as well as the efforts underway to do so.
Domtar Corp. (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 its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar, Lynx Opaque Ultra, Husky Opaque Offset, First Choice and Domtar EarthChoice. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a broad line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends brand name as well as baby diapers. In 2012, Domtar had sales of US$5.5 billion from some 50 countries. The company employs approximately 9,500 people.