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Domtar increases supply chain transparency with updated ‘Paper Trail’


March 9, 2018
By P&PC Staff

Mar. 8, 2018 – Domtar Corp. today announced improvements to its supply chain transparency tool, The Paper Trail, offering customers a deeper look into the company’s products and the people and places behind their manufacture.

The fibre-based products manufacturer said the latest enhancements build on its “commitment to openness and honesty, showcasing corporate efforts focused on caring for people and communities, efficient manufacturing and responsible sourcing and logistics.”

Updates to the website include the addition of the environmental, social and economic impacts of Domtar’s pulp products, including Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK), Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft (SBSK) and Fluff pulp.

“With worldwide demand for pulp projected to increase, Domtar has deliberately focused on growing this area of the business,” said Lewis Fix, Domtar vice president of pulp sales and marketing. “Our customers already have high quality standards for the product, so we’re pleased to now offer them unmatched assurance around the sourcing and production of their pulp purchases.”

The Paper Trail provides gate-to-gate impact estimates for Domtar products across five environmental categories: wood fibre, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water, renewable energy and waste, as well as compare Domtar’s performance to the wider industry, highlighting both what the company is doing well and the areas it is working to improve upon.

“Since 2011, The Paper Trail has set the industry standard for transparency related to paper purchasing,” said Dan Persica, senior manager, sustainability communications. “With these latest updates, we are thrilled to further position Domtar as the premier choice for customers seeking a responsible supply chain partner for their pulp and paper needs.”

Enhancements to the tool include:

• The latest available environmental impact data from Domtar’s manufacturing sites;
• Over 15 new paper products to choose from, including the popular Husky Digital, Husky Opaque Offset and Xerox paper brands;
• Updated stories, videos, photos and fact sheets about the company’s 13 pulp and paper mills;
• Location, sourcing and economic information about Domtar’s nine external paper converting facilities;
• Information on the 6,000+ hours employees volunteered via the EarthChoice Ambassadors in 2017; and
• Product-specific country of origin, tree species and timber legality details.