Domtar Sustainability: Transportation and Logistics
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.
We also support public policies that would improve truck efficiency by utilizing safer trucks with greater payloads. By equipping trucks with improved braking capacity and weight distribution that comes from installing an additional axle, truck operators would be able to utilize existing space in their trailers that they are currently required to leave empty.
For bulkier, lighter weight personal care products, we tend to reach truck volume capacity before weight capacity. For these products, we are focused on developing innovative packaging and loading patterns to get more products on a truck, improving our economics and environmental footprint.
Domtar’s 2017 Sustainability Report details the company’s endeavor to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. For more inspiring stories about Domtar's sustainability efforts, visit the Domtar Newsroom. To view the full 2017 Sustainability Report click here.