Sustainability Report

Tetra Pak Publishes 2017 Sustainability Report in Accordance With GRI

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October 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak today published its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s annual progress and key achievements in the areas of environmental performance, social responsibility and corporate governance. For the first time since it started publishing a Sustainability report in 2004, the company has adopted Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, the most widely-used international framework for measuring and communicating sustainability performance.

Domtar Sustainability: Bridging the Gap in Forest Certification

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What is the difference between certified wood fiber and fiber from sustainably-managed forests? It depends on your perspective.

Ask small landowners in the U.S. Southeast and most will probably say they are responsible forest stewards; many don’t immediately see the value or the need for certification by a third party.

Ask the owners of major brands and they will answer that consumers who buy their products want proof the fiber was harvested sustainably. To these brands, certification is a must.

Domtar is working to bridge this gap.

Whirlpool Corporation Using Wind Energy to Power Plants, Education

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In its ongoing mission to be more sustainable, Whirlpool Corporation is constantly searching for ways to lower its carbon footprint and increase its output of clean, renewable energy.

As part of those efforts, Whirlpool Corporation’s American wind projects are growing. In late 2016, the company completed construction of a wind farm near its Findlay, OH plant, and broke ground at two additional plants in Ottawa, OH and Marion, OH.

Domtar Sustainability: Bringing Our Sustainable Forestry Practices to Life

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Domtar engages in a wide variety of initiatives to ensure we leave the forests that we depend on, and the communities we are a part of, better off for the long term. This is how we bring Domtar’s Sustainable Forestry Principles to life across the unique ecosystems and communities that surround our pulp and paper mills

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Counting Our Carbon

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For the first time, Domtar’s Transportation and Logistics team estimated the greenhouse gas emissions from shipping pulp and paper products to our customers. The results: an estimated 349,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016.

We noted that while our pulp products traveled about 1.7 times more total miles than our paper products to reach our customers, the carbon footprint for pulp was approximately 43 percent less than for our paper products.

Telstra Releases Bigger Picture 2017 Sustainability Report

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Telstra’s Bigger Picture 2017 Sustainability Report details the evolution of its sustainability strategy, and highlights a series of ‘firsts’ for Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company.

In FY17 Telstra released the first Australian Digital Inclusion Index, a vital information tool which maps the country’s digital divide. The Index is at the centre of Telstra’s long-running digital inclusion programs, and aims to inform efforts to bridge digital exclusion across Australia.

A Smart Approach to Getting Smarter

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We believe that investing in the training and development of our employees drives long-term success—especially as advanced manufacturing becomes ever more technically complex.

We also find that creative partnerships are a smart way to make this education more affordable and more available to a community’s workforce.

Consider the example of Spencer Greer, who was among several Personal Care employees who took advantage of courses designed by Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to be compatible with Domtar's specific manufacturing equipment.

Domtar Sustainability: Unlocking the Secrets of Watergate

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A catch phrase often associated with the political intrigue of Watergate is “follow the money.” However, at Domtar, “following the money” is our way of unlocking the gate to improved water management.

Domtar is in the favorable position of having all of its mills located in areas with abundant water resources. While the company works diligently to maintain and improve the quality of the water in the rivers on which we depend, reducing our use of water has not historically been a high priority.

Domtar Sustainability: The Measure of a River

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“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it’’— may be one of the most oft-quoted mantras in business. Of course, the advice is just as important for governments. Just ask the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which is responsible for monitoring the health of the nation’s rivers and streams.

It is an ongoing challenge for this federal agency to secure the money required to maintain real-time monitoring stations across the country. Moreover, if the USGS stops executing this mission, the benefit of long-term water monitoring data is lost.

Domtar Sustainability: Transportation and Logistics

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We operate a sophisticated, efficient distribution network to move pulp, paper and personal care products using third-party truck, rail, intermodal and ocean vessel transport providers. This focus on efficiency, combined with the geographic diversity of our principal manufacturing and distribution locations, allows us to attract new global customers while managing costs and reducing environmental emissions.

Domtar supports expansion of ports and intermodal terminals to increase the availability of these more efficient modes of transportation.

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