At No. 42 on the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017 U.S. 500 list, which was produced in partnership with Corporate Knights, Domtar is rated first among U.S.-based pulp and paper producers. Its rank puts it on par with companies such as Starbucks, CVS Health Corp. and Nike. The report measures sustainability against six key principles and several key environmental performance indicators.
“Our various stakeholders believe, as do we, that caring about our environment, our communities and our people helps us better meet our business objectives and deliver returns for the long term,” says John D. Williams, Domtar president and CEO. “At Domtar, everyone has a role in sustainability. We do not want sustainability to be an annex — we want it to be integrated into our everyday management.”
As a green company, Domtar's commitment to sustainability resulted in key accomplishments that were highlighted in our 2017 Sustainability Report, including:
- A 53% reduction in recordable safety incidents since 2008.
- A 33% reduction in waste to landfill at pulp and paper mills since 2013.
- More than 4000 hours contributed by employees at company-sponsored events.
- A 13% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at pulp and paper mills since 2010.
- A 5% reduction in water use at pulp and paper mills since 2012.