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.
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.
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.
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.”
The Singtel Group Sustainability Report 2017 is the company’s third Group report which covers the sustainability strategies, initiatives and performance in relation to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues of its operations in Singapore and Australia for financial year ended 31 March 2017 (FY2017).
A long-time ideal of sustainability has been the concept of industrial ecology—the notion that industrial processes would benefit from mimicking the closed-loop efficiency of a natural ecosystem. Unlike conventional industrial processes, an ecosystem is not a process with a beginning and an end. An ecosystem is a continuous cycle through which materials flow.
Our mill in Windsor, Quebec, is on its way to becoming one of the largest private producers of renewable energy in the Eastern Townships region of the province with a second turbine generator scheduled for commissioning in 2017.
The mill is already generating steam and electricity from its current 32 megawatt (MW) turbine generator. Energy efficiency improvements and other operational changes have yielded enough spare capacity in the biomass boiler to allow the mill to take advantage of a renewable energy program launched by the provincial utility for Quebec’s forest industry.
“We believe sustainable practices create value for our shareholders and opportunities to continuously improve business performance. We are proud of the progress made and excited to continue building a sustainable enterprise that makes a positive difference for our stakeholders and the world around us.” John B. Hess, Chief Executive Officer, Hess Corporation.
Domtar’s 2017 Sustainability Report details the company’s endeavors to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. Focused on the areas of Caring for People and Communities, Efficient Manufacturing, and Responsible Sourcing & Logistics, it details the company’s priorities, challenges and progress via engaging stories and stunning visuals.
Europe’s third largest home appliances company Arçelik A.Ş. published its Sustainability Report where it reveals "2020 sustainability goals" for the first time.
Leading global home appliances company Arçelik A.Ş. has published its 9th sustainability report disclosing 2020 sustainability goals.
Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik A.Ş. stated: “For the future of our world, we build our business plans on sustainable models. For the first time with this report, we share our goals for 2020, which are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We aim to reduce our energy use in production by 45% per product and to obtain the energy we use in our factories in Turkey solely from renewables by 2020.”