At Domtar, we are not only dedicated to giving back, but to enhancing the lives of people that live and work in our communities. We are proud of our corporate citizenship in communities across North America and Europe.
According to the Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, corporate giving, as a percentage of corporate pre-tax profits, averaged 0.8 percent in 2015. Domtar exceeded this average in 2016 by investing 1.4 percent of earnings in our communities.
Our corporate citizenship aligns with the products we make and the areas in which we have interest: literacy, health and wellness, and sustainability. In establishing our three pillars of giving, we define what corporate social responsibility looks like within our company.