Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies often find themselves boxed in by customer demand. On one hand, more shoppers say they want to purchase more sustainable products, but many are not willing to pay a premium. And although most consumers still base their purchases largely on price and performance, the trends are clear: Environmental sustainability is expected. This applies to not only products, but also packaging.
Domtar and Rainforest Alliance Work Toward Better Forest Management
More than 70 woodland owners interested in the future health of forestland, biodiversity and the planet recently learned about sustainable woodland management at a daylong event hosted by the Rainforest Alliance and Domtar at our Kingsport Mill in Tennessee.
We all know the benefits of forests - that they absorb carbon, help oxygenate the planet, prevent soil erosion and cool the earth. Earlier this month, Domtar joined the world in celebrating the noble tree on International Day of Forests. Hear from Domtar's vice president of sustainability and communications on the importance of forests, and what the company is doing to ensure they continue to thrive.
DALLAS, February 15, 2017, /3BL Media/ – As one of the world’s largest buyers of market pulp, Kimberly-Clark knows that protecting forests is critical to addressing climate change, conserving terrestrial biodiversity and ensuring a resilient, healthy supply chain, so sustaining this natural resource through responsible forestry is just one of the ways we care for the planet.
For 16 years, Domtar has collaborated with the Rainforest Alliance to preserve the integrity of North American forests and promote biodiversity conservation through responsible paper production and fiber sourcing.
Highlights from Domtar’s 2016 Sustainability Update
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In 2015, 73 percent of Domtar's electrical power requirements were met through cogeneration or on-site hydropower generation, providing environmental, cost and reliability benefits.
Due to the high share of biomass fuel and cogenerated electricity production in our pulp and paper manufacturing processes, Domtar's use of renewable energy is also significant. In 2015, 75 percent of the energy we used in our pulp and papermaking manufacturing processes came from renewable energy sources (this is net of 3% sold in renewable energy marketplaces).
A joint campaign by FSC, Kimberly-Clark, and WWF won the Silver Award in ‘Environmental Campaign of the Year’, PR Awards Asia 2016, a prestigious industry award in the Asia Pacific region.
The campaign, titled ‘Responsible Forestry’, aimed to raise awareness and educate consumers on the importance of choosing FSC-certified products – by inviting them to play an active role in protecting forests. The campaign focused on Asia Pacific markets and a series of localized campaigns across Taiwan, Australia, and Singapore, which educated consumers and brought about a change in behavior.
Learn why people are passionate about preserving healthy forests for generations to come.
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People are at the room of healthy forests. Domtar’s sustainable forestry work is featured in an upcoming episode of the PBS series This American Land, the leading conservation news program that reports on critical issues affecting America’s natural landscapes, waters and wildlife.