Domtar's Chief Executive Commends President Obama's Call for Climate Action

"The forest products industry has voluntarily made significant reductions in its reliance on fossil fuels over the past decade." – John D. Williams, President and CEO, Domtar.

June 26, 2013 - Domtar's President and CEO, John D. Williams, offered his support for the Obama Administration's proposal to develop a more certain path for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

"The President is correct that America is uniquely suited to find sensible solutions for addressing this issue," said Williams. "The forest products industry has voluntarily made significant reductions in its reliance on fossil fuels over the past decade. We are better utilizing the energy value of our biomass by-products which are carbon neutral over the long term, making our industry more sustainable economically and environmentally.

"A decade ago, Domtar was reporting that 68% of our energy use was from renewable, greenhouse gas neutral sources. Today, that number is approaching 85%. This has lowered our costs and, according to EPA's reporting methodology, reduced our carbon emissions by a third," Williams said.

Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name.

Domtar owns and operates Ariva®, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2012, Domtar had sales of US$5.5 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,300 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

SOURCE: Domtar Corp.