Domtar sponsors Rainforest Alliance galaMONTREAL —

Domtar Corp. announced it was a co-sponsor of the Rainforest Alliance 2011 Annual Gala, held May 11 in New York.

The event  honored companies and individuals for their achievements in sustainable forestry, agriculture, tourism and climate change. Featured  guests included Sigourney Weaver and Jane Alexander.

Proceeds from the gala benefitted the Rainforest Alliance's comprehensive conservation initiatives, helping ensure sustainable livelihoods and conserve biodiversity.

This marked the sixth year Domtar has sponsored the Rainforest gala. With the help of the Rainforest Alliance, all of Domtar's more than 30 facilities have now been certified to FSC standards, and the FSC label and the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal have grown more visible on packages of Domtar paper.

"We're proud to be at the forefront of the responsible production and use of forest products, and we're excited to help honor this year's Sustainable Standard-Setters," said Lewis Fix, Domtar Vice President of Sustainable Business and Brand Management (pictured).

Posted by Karen Koenig

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