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Domtar at PaperWeek 2014 Mr. Williams took time to visit the Domtar booth and chat with Mylène Boisvert and Martin Lorrion, Vice-President Manufacturing, Region 1.
RICHARD DESCARRIES > Manager, Communication Services Domtar House
aperWeek Canada 2014, hosted by the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTC), held its 100th anniversary conference in Montreal on February 3-6, 2014. This annual event attracted more than 1,100 pulp and paper professionals from all over the world. Business sessions and technical presentations dealt with such topics as industry transformation, R&D including biorefining, packaging trends, reliability, workforce renewal and industry recognition, to name but a few.
Numerous keynote speakers addressed the conference, including our President and CEO, John D. Williams. Speaking to a capacity audience, Mr. Williams presented Domtar’s roadmap for the future, acknowledging both the importance of our pulp and paper roots and expertise, as well as the necessity of the transition to fiber-based consumer products.
We also hosted a wireless-device-free “Paper Hotspot” at the conference’s trade show – an engaging reminder of paper’s enduring value in our digital age. <
Recognizing stand-out achievements in the industry is an important part of PaperWeek and this year was no exception. Our Windsor Mill was honored at the annual luncheon awards for its environmental strategy (see story below). Domtar’s presence at the event was manifested in other ways as well. Our booth at PaperWeek’s job fair allowed Domtar representatives to greet students and discuss employment opportunities with them.
These are some of the students who stopped by the Domtar booth and spoke to Domtar’s Mylène Boisvert, left.
Windsor Mill receives environmental strategy award PATSY INGLIS > Head – Process and Environment Windsor Mill
he Windsor Mill received one of the three national Business Awards handed out during PaperWeek Canada 2014, the Environmental Strategy Award. This prize is in recognition of the highest level of leadership and engagement with respect to environmental protection in the Canadian pulp and paper industry. We received the award by demonstrating the positive impact of the actions taken by our employees towards sustainable growth and environmental protection. Since 2009, the mill
has reduced emissions of greenhouse gases by 32%, the equivalent of taking 9,000 cars off the road yearly. In water quality, we proved that our performance is 70% below the standard for suspended solids and biological oxygen demand. Last year, we increased renewable energy production to 91% of our needs and reduced our natural gas consumption by 8.2 million m3 on an annual basis. We were the only paper manufacturer to obtain certification from the Quebec Standards Office for calciumcontaining residues and ash. We also remain committed to our objective of zero landfill. In terms of fiber, 100% of our supply is controlled wood, of which 50% comes from FSC-certified forests.
We have demonstrated that sustainable growth is integral to our operations. Our environmental fiber guides us in our business and manufacturing practices, from the forest to our finished product – paper. <
Patsy Inglis received the award from Glenn Mason, Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service.