Domtar Marks Milestone with Sale of Millionth Ton of FSC-certified Paper
Gerald Butts, President and CEO of WWF-Canada added, “As an early adopter of FSC certification – the most rigorous and widely endorsed forest certification standard – for all its forests and facilities, Domtar has proved itself a true leader in environmental responsibility. We congratulate them on the success of the EarthChoice product line and celebrate the millionth ton of FSC-certified Domtar paper in the marketplace.”
“The choice Domtar and others are making for FSC is generating concrete social and environmental benefits for the world’s forests and the people who depend on them. The sale of the first million tons of FSC-certified paper is another landmark in the company’s commitment to sustainability. Congratulations to Domtar for its leadership and to its entire staff for making this a reality,” said Andre de Freitas, Executive Director of FSC International.
Domtar currently has over 40 FSC-certified sites, including 11 paper mills, three market pulp mills, 14 offsite converting operations as well as regional replenishment centers located across its North American manufacturing footprint. Thanks to this network, the Domtar EarthChoice(R) line continues to expand and help meet increasing customer demand for more responsible paper products in the marketplace.
For more information about Domtar EarthChoice, visit www.domtarearthchoice.com.
Domtar Corp. (NYSE/TSX:UFS) is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer of papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide range of business, commercial printing and publishing as well as converting and specialty papers including recognized brands such as Cougar(R), Lynx(R) Opaque, Husky(R) Offset, First Choice(R) and Domtar EarthChoice(R) Office Paper, part of a family of environmentally and socially responsible papers. Domtar owns and operates Domtar Distribution Group, an extensive network of strategically located paper distribution facilities. Domtar also produces lumber and other specialty and industrial wood products. The Company employs nearly 10,500 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.