About Ariva®, a Domtar Business

Ariva, a wholly owned and operated Domtar business, offers a spectrum of best-in-class solutions to help businesses communicate, collaborate and compete more effectively.

Ariva builds on the rich heritage of the Domtar Distribution Group, Canada's premier source for high-quality paper, packaging, and industrial supplies. But we're much more than a paper distribution company.

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Ariva is a trusted partner to businesses of all sizes, who look to us for:

  • Innovative ideas for enhancing business communications, combining quality with efficiency
  • Superior customer service that has earned us unparalleled customer satisfaction
  • Timely delivery-with 6 locations serving Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada, Ariva can deliver what you need, right when you need it
  • Expert consultation on everything from next-generation digital printing papers and supplies to automated packaging technologies
  • Supply chain solutions that streamline processes, reduce costs, and increase agility to give our customers a competitive edge
  • Sustainable solutions that help protect and preserve vital environmental resources—Ariva has met the demanding standards for FSC, SFI and PEFC Chain of Custody Certification
  • Customized products, including custom paper converting, to meet specific needs or budgetary requirements
  • The solutions you need to move your business forward, whenever you need them

    Ariva delivers.

About Domtar
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class 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. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a broad line of absorbent hygiene products marketed primarily under the Attends®, IncoPack and Indasec® brand names. In 2014, Domtar had sales of $5.6 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,800 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.


Our company history stretches back to the early days of paper distribution and manufacturing in Canada.

While we continue to transform our business with new ideas and technologies, we never lose sight of our proud heritage of serving customers.

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Ariva traces its beginnings to some of the most respected, successful, and innovative companies in the history of North American paper distribution:

  • Buntin Reid The Paper House, founded in 1856, a leader in Ontario's paper and graphic arts communities
  • JBR La Maison du Papier, dating back to 1843, Québec's leading paper supplier
  • The Paper House, with a history in Atlantic Canada going back to 1895
  • Over the years, these regional companies were purchased by Domtar and operated under the umbrella of the Domtar Distribution Group, the premier provider of printing paper and packaging solutions in Canada.

    In 2010, the regional operations came together to operate under one organization and the company was rebranded as Ariva. The name Ariva, derived from 'arrive', builds on the strength of the individual companies arriving to form one solutions provider to customers requiring printing substrates and packaging supplies. Our name exemplifies what we do every day, to manage with best in class service the on time arrival of over 2,000,000 orders annually for our customers across Canada.

    In the face of all the changes and challenges in today's business world, Ariva remains proud of its past and focused on the future— by being agile, caring and innovative.

Health & Safety

We will conduct business in a manner that protects the health and safety of our employees.

Ariva seeks continual improvement in our occupational health and safety (OH&S) management practices and performance by setting, reviewing and updating OH&S goals, and through close cooperation between management, employees and unions, where applicable. We will strive to ensure safe working conditions, equipment and work sites. We will continue to promote employee involvement and accountability in identifying, preventing and eliminating hazards and the risks of injury.

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Ariva is committed to:

  • Incorporating OH&S considerations into all aspects of our management practices
  • Managing operations to meet all applicable OH&S laws and regulations and company policies
  • Identifying and assessing potential injury risks and implementing appropriate measures to eliminate or control those risks
  • Establishing, communicating and enforcing, through employee involvement, work site-specific rules and safe work methods
  • Promoting and developing safe behaviours, awareness, leadership, and accountability of our employees in health and safety through their involvement in continual improvement processes
  • Measuring our health and safety performance in accordance with established standards, and communicating the results to our employees
  • Conducting independent OH&S audits to confirm that our management practices meet policy objectives, legislation and the principles of sound management and reporting to the Board of Directors on the OH&S status of our operations

    All supervisors have the responsibility to ensure that safe and healthy work conditions are maintained in his/her assigned work area, which includes visitors and contractors. Our employees share in this responsibility and are accountable for the successful implementation of this policy. Local management is empowered to curtail operations, as necessary, to prevent serious adverse impacts on health and safety.


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