Sappi’s Commitment to Sustainable Forestry is Bar None


Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible procure­ment. For the wood products industry, it is paramount that our natural resources are used sustainably. Wood supplies the bulk of renewable energy that drives our mills, and cellu­lose fibers comprise the primary ingredient in our paper and pulp products, making healthy and abundant forests critical to the long-term viability of each of our core businesses.

Where Business and Sustainability Meet in the Pulp and Paper Industry

Paige Goff, VP, Sustainability and Business Communications at Domtar, and Richard Z. Donovan, Senior VP and VP of Forestry, Rainforest Alliance discuss how sustainability plays a role in pulp and paper products.

Join Paige Goff, Vice President of sustainability and business communications at Domtar; and Richard Donovan, Senior Vice President and Vice President of Forestry at Rainforest Alliance, in a Q&A discussion on how sustainability plays a role in the manufacturing of pulp and paper products.

Starting with the facts, what does it mean to be “sustainable” in the pulp and paper industry? Aren’t pulp and paper products made from trees? 

Forest Management: Killing The Goose

By Robert Hrubes

A curious dilemma has emerged for the environmental community seeking to encourage companies to adopt sustainable production practices through the vehicle of market-based, voluntary certifications. Until this dilemma is resolved, it could drive the very companies who are engaged in the best practices away from participation in these certification programs.

The Voluntary Certification Paradigm

Sappi North America Invests $25M in its Somerset Mill Woodyard

Largest U.S.-based paper mill to receive modernized debarking, chipping and chip distribution systems
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BOSTON, August 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced that it will move forward with a $25 million capital project to update its Somerset Mill woodyard. This strategic plan will allow the company to modernize the wood debarking, chipping and chip distribution systems.

Domtar Supports Summer Education with Project Exploration Station

Domtar's Sustainability Committee donates to educational school bus Project Exploration Station in Hawesville, Kentucky.

Domtar's Hawesville Mill and Owensboro Converting, in conjunction with Domtar's Sustainability Committee, made a financial donation to Project Exploration Station, a retired school bus that has been renovated into an educational center on wheels. The Foundation for Daviess County (Kentucky) Public Schools Board of Directors developed an exciting and unique educational platform for area students so that learning doesn't have to stop over the summer. 

Domtar EarthChoice July Monthly Minute


A New Way to Convey Sustainability

How do you reduce the need for 50,000 truck trips a year, avoiding the air emissions equal burning 100,000+ gallons of fuel? Domtar's Hawesville, KY mill found a creative strategy to do just that. Learn how 24/7 technology, the Ohio River and a mile-long structure resembling a roller coaster helped eliminate over half-a-million miles of mill traffic annually.

SCS Global Services Launches Its First Corporate Blog

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SCS, a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development, has launched its first corporate blog. The blog will serve as a content hub for individuals, corporations and organizations with an interest in sustainability in relation to Forestry, Climate, Food and Agriculture, Environmental Certifications, Auditing and more.

Conveying Sustainability at Hawesville: Using Technology to Reduce GHG Emissions and Improve Safety

Domtar's Hawesville, Kentucky mill uses innovation to be more sustainable.
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Domtar’s Hawesville Mill has received national attention for its strong efforts in sustainability. The facility constructed a world-class chip conveyor that stretches from the Ohio River waterfront all the way to the mill’s gates. The technology moves wood chips from barges using the Mississippi River, Ohio River, and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, all the way across a mile-long (1.6 km) chip conveyor to mill staging areas.

Domtar & SCA Restore Historic Waterfront in Plymouth, North Carolina

A Small Riverfront Town Gets a Big Overhaul Thanks to Volunteers from Domtar & SCA

On June 11th, SCA teamed up with national supporter Domtar to refurbish a community boardwalk along the Roanoke River in Plymouth, North Carolina — helping to revitalize the waterfront and bring new visitors to this historic small town.

Corporate Environmental, Social, and Quality Achievements Highlighted in SCS Global Services’ Latest Annual Report

Press Release

May 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Millions of acres of forestland and agricultural crops worldwide, thousands of business and consumer products, and a diverse range of companies and organizations earned recognition for environmental and social achievements from third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) in 2015.


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