Sustainability Report

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.

Domtar Sustainability: Waste Want, Not Want

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Putting construction and demolition waste—concrete, brick, tile and stone— to beneficial use is a winning strategy for our mill in Nekoosa, Wisconsin. During construction or demolition work at the mill, these materials are kept aside instead of going to a landfill. When sufficient material is accumulated over a number of years, the recycling work begins.

Powerful Pages Puts Books in the Hands of Children

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Books hold a special place in our hearts, in our business and, we believe, in children’s hands.

That is why Domtar created its Powerful Pages program—to promote literacy by providing books to children who may not otherwise have access to a rich library of stories.

This takes many forms, usually through partnerships with other nonprofits that are widely recognized for their dedication to literacy. Also in 2016, many of our Pulp and Paper division vendors joined us in a special initiative focused on elementary schools.

More Corporate Sustainability Fluff

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While some jaded readers may view claims about sustaining communities as a bunch of corporate fluff, in Domtar’s case it is. Literally.

Domtar’s mills in Plymouth, North Carolina, and Ashdown, Arkansas, have decades of papermaking history and an experienced workforce. They are essential pillars of their local economies. And, like many mills across North America, their longterm future was directly affected by declining paper demand in the markets they served.

Domtar Sustainability: Diapers for Disaster Relief

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Among the many everyday products Domtar makes, none may be more essential than our infant diapers and adult incontinence products.

While essential, these products can be unaffordable for some families. And, in the midst of a natural disaster, even unavailable.

Domtar’s Comfort and Care program, launched in 2016, strives to help alleviate financial and emotional stress on families and individuals by providing diaper donations to diaper banks and care facilities.

Domtar Sustainability: Partnering for Safety

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Employee engagement is crucial to promoting safe behavior. And what better partner to advance our shared objectives than the United Steelworkers (USW), which represents the majority of Domtar’s unionized employees?

Domtar and the USW have built a very collaborative relationship over the years, based on our mutual interest in protecting our employees. This has helped us be more proactive regarding safety, while accelerating our journey toward a “just culture.”

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