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07/14/2021 | News release | Archived content

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The pulp and paper industry is invested in the health of our forests, and sustainability continues to be a high priority in the next decade. At Domtar, we're proud of our commitment to the environment, and to see our colleagues be recognized for their sustainability focus.

The American Forest and Paper Association, of which Domtar is a part, recently released five sustainability goals for the industry to meet by 2030:

  • Zero injuries
  • Resilient forests
  • Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Drive water stewardship
  • Advance a circular value chain

AF&PA also highlights sustainability work at individual companies and advocates for the industry on important issues, such as recycling, postal reform and consumer choice of paper communications.

Two of AF&PA's recent blog posts have featured Domtar colleagues who are making a difference in our company and our industry thanks to their clear sustainability focus.

Paige Goff, Domtar's vice president for sustainability, spoke about the company's commitment to community engagement at sites across North America.

'At Domtar, we are very proud to support the communities in which we operate. We not only provide monetary support, but in many cases, more importantly, volunteer hours,' she said. Read more of her featured post here.

Another colleague, Chuck Daniels, is a registered forester who works at our Plymouth Mill. He shared his insights on forestry and education.

Here's an excerpt from AF&PA's blog that illustrates Daniels' sustainability focus:

Daniels believes education is where he can make the biggest impact. It's one of his top priorities to further the health of our nation's forests.

What does it look like?

Part of the solution is sharing information and resources. This can help give our forests the best possible care and to ensure they're around for generations to come. Daniels thinks we could not only sustain but improve the potential of our forests.

'An actively managed forest is a resilient one if managed properly,' he said. 'The future of sustainable forestry is achieved by everyone working together. Industry representatives, landowners, educators and extension personnel, just to name a few.'

In addition to AF&PA, Domtar works to support sustainability initiatives with other industry partners, such as the Paper and Packaging Board and American Forest Foundation. Learn more about our sustainability efforts.

AF&PA Blog with Paige Goff - The Paper and Wood Products Industry Gives Back: Domtar

AF& PA Blog with Chuck Daniels - The Future of Forestry is Through Education