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Domtar CEO Williams Commends President Obama's Call for Climate Action

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Domtar Corp., Montreal, Que., Canada, 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," Williams said.

Noting that the forest products industry has voluntarily made significant reductions in its reliance on fossil fuels over the past decade, Williams added that "we are better utilizing the energy value of our biomass by-products that 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 pointed out.

Domtar produces a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty papers, packaging papers, and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of wood fiber converting assets that produce paper grade, fluff, and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. The company is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America.


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