From our forward-looking forestry practices of a century ago, to the new products and strategies of today,
Weyerhaeuser seeks to set the standard for sustainability. Although the bar is set higher each year, we are
well equipped to meet the challenge. Evidence of our successes can be seen in the following awards, organized
by our three sustainability pillars:
DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX
For the second year in a row, we are included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 2012/13
cycle. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is widely considered one of the most desirable and credible recognitions
for sustainability performance. We are one of only three forest products companies included in the World
Index and one of only two North American companies. We also continue to be a member of the Dow Jones North
America Index, as we have every year since its inception in 2005. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index follows
a best-in-class approach and includes sustainability leaders from each industry on a global and regional
level. The annual review is based on an assessment of corporate economic, environmental and social performance,
covering issues such as corporate governance, risk management, customer relationships, climate change strategy
and labor practices. The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index is composed of the top 10 percent sustainability
performers of the largest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.
The Sustainability Yearbook
We are honored to be included in The Sustainability Yearbook 2013 - one of the world's most comprehensive
publications on corporate sustainability and the related challenges and opportunities for companies. Only
the top-scoring 15 percent of the world's largest 2,500 companies participating in RobecoSAM’s Corporate
Sustainability Assessment are eligible for inclusion in The Sustainability Yearbook. We were awarded a Bronze
Class distinction in the Sustainability Yearbook 2012, a distinction that means we scored within a range
of 5 to 10 percent from the Sector Leader, and have been part of The Sustainability Yearbook since 2011.
FORTUNE Most Admired
Fortune magazine ranked us the third most admired forest and paper products company in the world in 2012.
We held the position of the second most admired in our industry in America from 1988 to 2009, and was first
most admired in our industry in 2011. We also tied for tenth among all companies for best in social responsibility
in 2011. The rankings are based on a survey of industry executives and financial analysts who rate companies
in nine categories: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality
of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services, and global competitiveness.
In 2012, we were once again independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and satisfied the
requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE
Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet
globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met
stringent social and environmental criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible
business practice. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series 2005 through 2008 and since 2011.
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
We were included at number 31 on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World in 2011. Analysis
for the Global 100 is based on the work of a group of sustainability research providers who identify the
top ten percent of sustainability and financial performers from a global universe of 3,500 stocks. They then
rank the top performers based on a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) calculated using environmental,
social, governance (ESG) and financial data. Launched in 2005, the Global 100 is announced each year at the
World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
oekom Prime Status
In early 2011, we were awarded Prime status by oekom research. Prime status is awarded to companies which
the oekom Corporate Rating determines to be among the leaders in their industry and which meet industry-specific
minimum requirements. oekom's assessment is based on more than 100 indicators covering areas of social, cultural
and environmental sustainability. Prime status is awarded to one in six of the companies analyzed. oekom
research is one of the leading rating agencies worldwide in the field of sustainable investment.
ECPI GLOBAL EQUITY INDICES
International rating and index company ECPI first added us to its Global Equity Indices in 2007. ECPI Indices
are used as benchmarks, investment, and risk management tools and are designed to provide exposure to sustainable
investments tracking for the financial world. We are currently included on two indices: ECPI Global Ethical
Equity and ECPI Global Eco Real Estate.
STOXX® Global ESG Leaders
In September 2012, Weyerhaeuser was selected to be included in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices – an
innovative series of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) equity indices that are based on a transparent
selection process. This index model allows investors to fully understand which factors determine a company's
ESG rating and why these factors are important.
The Civic 50, Top 50 Most Community-Minded Companies
In November 2012, we were recognized as one of America's most community-minded companies in The Civic 50
survey – the first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 corporations that best use their time, talent, and
resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The survey was conducted
by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation's definitive experts on
civic engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP.
BENCHMARK REPORT SAFETY LEADER
We ranked third out of forty three companies in safety performance (measured by recordable incident rate)
in the 2011 Benchmark Report published by the American Forest and Paper Association.
PULP AND PAPER SAFETY ASSOCIATION AWARDS
The Pulp and Paper Safety Association awarded our Grande Prairie cellulose fibers facility for their safety
performance in the 2011 Best Record in the Pulp Mill category. The Pulp and Paper Canada magazine also recognized
the Grande Prairie facility as the safest mill in Canada. The facility was the only mill out of forty one
that had no recordable injuries in 2011.
ALBERTA FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Weyerhaeuser Company in Alberta was among those recognized by the Alberta Forest Products Association's health
and safety awards in 2011. Our Grande Prairie and Drayton Valley saw mills were recognized as first in safety
in their sector. The Association also recognized the Grande Prairie Cellulose Fibers facility with:
- The best three-year performance for the years 2008 through 2010;
- The Directors award presented for leadership that includes mentoring other organizations; and
- The President's award for top performance in all categories and across business sectors for the second year
in a row.
SOUTHERN FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION SAWMILL SAFETY AWARDS
The outstanding safety records of four of our sawmills, located in Bruce and Philadelphia, Miss.; New Bern,
N.C.; and Holden, La., were recognized by the Southern Forest Products Association with Sawmill Safety Awards
for zero incidents in 2010. Safety performance is judged by how each mill's safety record stacks up against
mills wither comparable lumber output throughout the year.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS
One of our homebuilding subsidiaries, Winchester Homes, received two of the National Association of Home
Builders safety awards for excellence. Winchester Homes' Director of Safety and Risk Management was named
Safety Professional of the Year and Winchester won for the Single- Family Home Builder Safety Program of
the Year (100 – 500 homes).
U.S. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION'S VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAM
We participate in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
This program promotes and recognizes effective safety and health management programs. VPP recognizes two
levels of accomplishment: star and merit. Star sites serve as models for health and safety in the industry
and as mentors to other companies. Our Denver, Col., Distribution Center became a VPP Star site in 2011.
In 2012, we were named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for the third
time. This annual list from the institute features 145 companies across more than 36 industries. Companies
are selected based on criteria including corporate citizenship and responsibility, ethics and compliance
program, corporate governance, reputation, leadership and innovation and a culture of ethics. We were also
named as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies in 2009 and 2010.
Corporate Responsibility Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2012
In 2012, we were once again named to the Corporate Responsibility Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens. We
ranked #60 and received the additional recognition of being part of the “Top 10 Best” for our sector. The
rankings are based on more than 360 data points of public information in seven categories: environment, climate
change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial performance and governance. We have been
included on the list since 2008.
Top Foreign Corporate Citizens in Canada
Corporate Knights, a quarterly Canadian magazine that promotes responsible business practices within
Canada, included us as one of 13 companies honored as a "Top Foreign Corporate Citizens in Canada" in 2010.
Citizenship indicators include pension fund quality, diversity on the company's board of directors and at
senior level positions, CEO-pay fairness, as well as sector-specific indicators such as renewable energy
investment and respect for human rights.
National Head Start Association: 2011 Corporate Award Winner
Our Longview, Wash., newsprint joint venture NORPAC employees won the 2011 Corporate Award from the National
Head Start Association, following previous local and state awards. For five years, NORPAC employees have
donated time and money to contribute to southwest Washington Head Start, including providing new playground
equipment and tricycles, repairing equipment, conducting a winter clothing drive and more.
Outstanding Volunteer Program
United Way of King County, where our corporate headquarters are located, recognized our employee volunteer
program, Making Waves, as the 2011 Outstanding
Volunteer Program. The program supports employee volunteers through volunteer training and grant opportunities.
ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON BUSINESS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Our employee volunteerism efforts were recognized in 2011 by the Association of Washington Business. We received
a Community Service Award in the category of "recognizing volunteerism."
Black Enterprise Magazine Recognition
Our chief diversity officer, was named to Black Enterprise's 2011 list of the "Top Executives in Diversity
in Corporate America."
Magazine Readers Choose Best Diversity Companies
In 2011, we were identified as a "Best Diversity Company" by the readers of Diversity/Careers in Engineering
and Information Technology magazine. The publication asked readers and website visitors to identify organizations
that employ technical professionals in the United States. The results recognize the top 100 that scored highest
for support of minorities and women, attention to work/life balance, and commitment to supplier diversity.
This is the fourth consecutive year we received the nomination.
One of our research scientists was also featured in the magazine for her work in sustainability research
on land and soil.
Leading Diversity Efforts
Our chief diversity officer was asked by the national Society of Human Resource Management office to co-lead
a national effort to develop certification standards in diversity including competencies of top diversity
professionals and for diversity and inclusion programs and metrics. He was previously acknowledged by the
organization as one of the "100 Top Global Diversity Thought Leaders" and was invited by the U.S. Department
of State to a special meeting, briefing foreign service professionals on diversity and inclusion. He previously
provided diversity advice to several U.S. Federal agencies including the EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
the Office of Personnel Management, and the National Institute of Health.
Additionally, he was tapped as an adviser to the Global Dialogue Foundation, an organization in Melbourne,
Australia, that partners with the United Nations to promote cultural diversity and inclusion dialogue in
the Far East. In December of 2011, he participated the United Nations Alliance of Civilization's meeting
on diversity in Doha, Qatar and continues to advise leaders at the United Nations on intercultural and interreligious
VETERANS OUTREACH AND SUPPORT
Our recruiting manager participated in a number of activities sponsored by Hire Americas Heroes, a group
devoted to hiring returning veterans. We played host to representatives of Hire America's Heroes and Blue
Star Families, at a meeting of CEOs hosted by the BOLD Initiative. Our president and CEO hosted the session
and representatives of each organization discussed a number of partnership opportunities designed to help
in the transition of returning soldiers and their families.
MAPLECROFT CLIMATE INNOVATION INDEX LEADER
We ranked 16th out of the top 100 leading companies in the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index (CII) Cycle
3 Universe. Inclusion in this index demonstrates superior management, mitigation and adaptation in the field
of climate innovation. More than 360 US-listed companies with free-float market capitalization of over $1
billion were rated and reviewed.
Forest Footprint Disclosure Joint Sector Leader
In 2011, we were recognized for the second year in a row by the investor-backed organization Forest Footprint
Disclosure Project for leadership in managing its operations and supply chains to minimize the effects on
The FFD is an initiative created to help investors identify how an organization seeks to minimize deforestation
through its activities and supply chains. Modeled after the Carbon Disclosure Project, it aims to create
transparency for investors concerned about global deforestation.
CORPORATE KNIGHTS S&P 500 CLEAN CAPITALISM RANKING, TOP 100
In early 2012, we were included in Corporate Knights inaugural S&P 500 Clean Capitalism Ranking
of clean capitalism leaders, rating companies on a suite of 11 transparent quantitative indicators including
carbon productivity (revenue/carbon emissions), ratio of highest executive to average employee pay, and per
cent of tax paid in cash. Companies were ranked relative to their industry peers, and all companies on the
S&P 500 were included.
2011 WASHINGTON GREEN 50
In 2011, we were included in Seattle Business magazine's Green 50 list of the most sustainably operated companies
and organizations in Washington state. A panel of expert judges chose the winning organizations from a pool
of more than 150 nominees.
ALBERTA FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Our operations in Alberta were among those recognized by Alberta Environment's EnviroVista, a voluntary program
that acknowledges facilities in the province which go above and beyond their environmental requirements.
Our oriented strand board mill in Edson and sawmill and cellulose fibers mill in Grande Prairie were among
those recognized as EnviroVista Leaders in 2011. To be an EnviroVista leader, a facility must have a minimum
of five consecutive years of outstanding environmental performance with no regulatory violations during that
2012 ENERGY STAR® LEADERSHIP-IN-HOUSING AWARDS
Two of our homebuilding subsidiaries, Quadrant Homes and Maracay Homes, were awarded 2012 ENERGY STAR®
Leadership-in-Housing Awards by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as recognition of their commitment
to promoting energy efficient construction.
"Meeting and surpassing ENERGY STAR standards is a critical component of Quadrant Homes' Living Sound sustainability
program," said Quadrant's executive vice president. "Our commitment to energy-conserving building practices
goes well beyond mandated minimums. Quadrant homes exceed Washington's stringent energy code by 15 percent."
NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD, GOLD CERTIFICATE
In 2011, Pardee Homes, another one of our homebuilding subsidiaries, was awarded a Gold Certificate from
the National Association of Home Builders Research Center's National Green Building Standard. The National
Green Building Standard is the only residential green building rating system approved by ANSI, the American
National Standards Institute, as an American National Standard. The Standard provides practices for the design,
construction, and certification of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments. It also
sets requirements and environmental performance levels for green buildings and developments.