Environment & Sustainability
Domtar shares community investment goals, included in its sustainability priorities
July 25, 2022 By P&PC Staff
Earlier this year, Domtar shared its sustainability priorities heading towards 2030 and beyond. Community engagement and investment is a crucial part of the priorities that Domtar has set for itself.
In the next several years, Domtar aims to advance its community investment with two new goals, as well as the continuation of its $1K Your Way program.
The following are Domtar’s community investment goals
- By 2030, the company will double the number of volunteer hours per employee that it invests in Domtar-sponsored events in communities across its operations. In the past, these have included stream and park cleanups, book and school supply giveaways and seedling distributions.
- The company will contribute about US$3 million each year from its corporate community investment budget to eligible programs in local communities across its operations. These investments will focus on its three pillars of giving: literacy and education, sustainability and health and wellness. Diversity and inclusion will be considered across all three pillars.
Domtar said in a statement that time and money are key to its community investments. The company recognizes that many employees lead efforts outside the company that enhance life in their communities. The company supports that work as well, through its $1k Your Way initiative.
“We are proud of our record on environmental sustainability,” said Paige Goff, Domtar’s vice-president for sustainability, “but we recognize that sustainability encompasses the well-being of the people around us too. Our community investments are aimed at improving literacy, sustainability, and health and wellness in the areas where we operate and our colleagues live.”
Each year, employees may apply for a $1,000 grant to assist a nonprofit organization in their area. Most often, this grant supports projects that involve an employee’s participation as well. Fifty grants will be available each year.
“We’re honoured to see the many ways colleagues contribute to the life of their hometowns and to join them in this work,” Goff added. “This aligns so well with our value of caring and our desire to be a good neighbour in all of the communities where we operate.”
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