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Domtar certifies all its forests


November 18, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Domtar Inc. and World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) signed an agreement on forest stewardship.
Domtar Inc. and World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) signed an agreement on forest stewardship.
Domtar agreed to certify all of its forests and mills to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards, subject to the successful completion of two pilot projects.
"Environmentally conscious consumers demand a choice. They want paper that includes virgin fiber content, but they also want reassurance that this content comes from well-managed, sustainable forests. These same concerns for forest management also apply to forest products," said Raymond Royer, President and CEO of Domtar. "By adhering to a standard that respects the values of all forest users, including the First Nations, we believe that the public, governments, customers and investors will also see it as a serious commitment to ensure the sustainability of our operations," added Royer.
Domtar will be the only paper and forest products company in North America to respond to this growing need by applying FSC certification not only to its forests but to its manufacturing and distribution activities as well.