(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Montreal - October 18, 2011 - Domtar Corporation(NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) has been nominated in five categories at the upcoming Pulp and Paper International (PPI) Awards 2011, including Environmental Strategy of the Year and Promotional Campaign of the Year - Environmental Message. The company was also shortlisted for Business Strategy of the Year, Efficiency Improvements of the Year (Domtar’s Kamloops Mill), and Mill Manager of the Year (Domtar’s Johnsonburg Mill Manager, Tom Detwiler).
These nominations cap off a string of honours in 2011 for Domtar’s PAPERbecause advocacy campaign in particular, including a Positively Print Award from the GraphicArts Show Company (GASC), Best in Show at the ACE Awards, Best of Category in the Business Marketing Association’s B2 Awards, recognition from both the Association of Independent Creative Editors and the Printing Industry of the Carolinas, and a NAMMU 2010 Environmental Award.
The PPI Environmental Strategy of the Year nomination, meanwhile, stems from the company’s development of an online tool called the Domtar Paper Trail that creates personalized customer reports of the environmental and socio-economic impacts of specific paper grade purchases.
“We’d like to thank PPI for these tremendous honors,” said Lewis Fix, Domtar’s Vice President of Sustainable Business and Brand Management. “Domtar launched PAPERbecause to support our customers and suppliers in demonstrating how valuable paper is to society, and in fact how environmentally sustainable it is. We also feel it’s our obligation to be transparent by telling the great stories of where our paper comes from and the impact it has – that’s what the Paper Trail is all about. Advocating for responsible paper use and reporting on the environmental and socio-economic impacts of our products go hand in hand for us.”
“The PPI Awards are now in their third year, and the quality and quantity of the entries is better than ever,” said Mark Rushton, Editor of PPI magazine and Chairman of the jury for the PPI Awards 2011. “We’ve received more entries from all parts of the globe this year from USA to China, and Europe to South America. Making the shortlist is a fantastic achievement.”
The PPI Awards are organized by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. They are the industry’s only global awards that honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments. Winners will be named on November 15th at an event in Brussels, Belgium that overlaps with RISI’s European Paper Week.