We recognize that people expect businesses to reach beyond providing jobs, paying taxes, operating ethically and minimizing environmental impact. Communities are looking to businesses to help solve some of the world's toughest and most pressing challenges. We agree, and we have identified three positive impact areas where we believe we have a unique role in helping make a difference over the next decade.
First, we know our forests and wood products have a critical role to play in mitigating climate change by absorbing and keeping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
Second, our sustainable wood products can help meet the growing need for affordable, quality housing in communities all over the world.
Third, because of the nature of where we operate, we have a powerful opportunity to help rural communities across North America become and remain thriving places to live and work.
These are our 3 by 30 Sustainability Ambitions — three big challenges facing the world that our company can help solve — and our commitment is to make tangible progress in each area by 2030. We know we can’t solve these challenges alone, but we also know our vast forests and the essential products we manufacture put us in a unique position to make a real difference.