ST. LOUIS, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that more than 100 employee volunteers and their families from HDIS (Home Delivery Incontinence Supplies Co.) in St. Louis, MO, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Domtar Corporation, joined members of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in a conservation project to revitalize Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood, MO. Two local Girl Scout troops also joined the group of volunteers for the conservation project at Kirkwood Park, which began at 9:00am on Saturday and ran until 12:00pm.
HDIS is the leading national direct-to-consumer provider of adult incontinence and related products, employs 270 people in the greater St. Louis area, and has been awarded the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Top Workplace” award for the past six years in a row. Domtar makes a wide variety of everyday products from sustainable wood fiber, and is one of the world’s largest producers of a complete line of absorbent hygiene solutions and an innovator in absorbent technology.
“Domtar is committed to investing in the local communities where it, and its member companies, operate,” said Domtar Corporate Responsibility Manager, Heather Alverson Stowe. “Our commitment to sustainability, one of the company’s core corporate giving pillars, takes many forms—from the products it makes to the local community service projects the employees support.”
More than 100 employee volunteers and families from HDIS (Home Delivery Incontinence Supplies Co.) joined members of the Student Conservation Association and two local Girl Scout troops to revitalize the popular Kirkwood Park, cutting back invasive cedar, laying wood chips on trails, weeding garden beds, and installing new plantings throughout the park. A heavily-used park in the Kirkwood neighborhood, Kirkwood Park features an outdoor amphitheater, picnic sites, a playground, and softball fields. The park also provides year-round fishing in participation with the Missouri Department of Conservation trout program and annual community festivals.
“We’re so proud that our parent company, Domtar, selected HDIS to host a conservation project that will revitalize our beloved Kirkwood Park—a community space that is vital to our families and neighbors,” said Mark Nedvin, President of HDIS. “HDIS believes in caring for our customers, and the communities we serve—and the fact that our employees and families volunteered their Saturday to help preserve Kirkwood Park reflects their deep commitment.”
Since 2012, Domtar has joined forces with nonprofit partner, the Student Conservation Association, to lead conservation and restoration projects that promote sustainability in the local communities where Domtar employees and their families live and work. SCA provides opportunities for young people to make a positive impact on the world around them by protecting, enhancing, and restoring national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and urban green spaces.
“The Student Conservation Association stands for service, stewardship, and sustainability – and local community park conservation projects like this combine all three with equal doses of teamwork and fun,” said Student Conservation Association President and CEO Jaime Matyas. “The efforts of HDIS employee volunteers and their families and Domtar’s sponsorship will help preserve this popular park for future generations to enjoy. SCA is delighted to partner with companies that want to aid our environment and our communities.”
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.1 billion, and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
HDIS (Home Delivery Incontinent Supplies Co.) is the leading national direct-to-consumer provider of adult incontinence and related products. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Olivette, Missouri, HDIS provides customers with high-quality products and award-winning personalized customer service. In 2016, HDIS became wholly owned subsidiary of the Domtar Corporation, and part of Domtar’s Personal Care Division. The mission of HDIS is to be caring friends that make life fuller and easier for people with special health needs, their caregivers, and their families. To learn more, visit http://www.hdis.com.
About Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s largest and most effective youth conservation service organization. SCA conserves lands and transforms lives by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead, while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, and 70% of its alumni worldwide are employed or studying in conservation-related fields. For more, visit www.thesca.org.