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We’re strongly committed to continuous improvement in economic, environmental and social performance, and we’re equally committed to transparently sharing our successes and challenges on the path to achieving our sustainability goals. 

Our website serves as our primary method to communicate our sustainability approach and the respective details and data about our progress and performance. Although our website is not a traditional printed report, our annual update is guided by internationally recognized sustainability reporting standards and practices. 

On this page, you'll find our GRI Index, background on what is covered in our annual update, lots and lots of data, and an option to explore past reports. 

GRI INDEX

The Global Reporting Initiative standards provide a globally recognized model for us to measure and share our performance. Our GRI Index includes general disclosures, as well as topic specific disclosures such as our company profile, economic and environmental performance, our impacts on society and other disclosures relevant to our company.

We prepare our annual update to our sustainability website in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.

Disclosure Title Location Additional Information
GRI 101: FOUNDATION (does not include any disclosures)
GRI 102: GENERAL DISCLOSURES
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the organization Weyerhaeuser Company  
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services Our Story  
102-3 Location of headquarters Seattle, Washington, USA  
102-4 Location of operations Our major operations are in the United States and Canada.  
Annual Report: 3-7, 10-12  
102-5 Ownership and legal form Annual Report: 1  
102-6 Markets served Annual Report: 1-13  
102-7 Scale of the organization Data - Employees  
Operations | Annual Report: 3-7, 10-12  
Net sales | Annual Report: 1  
Sales and revenues by geographic area | Annual Report: 7-13  
Total capitalization | Annual Report: 60  
Quantity of products provided | Annual Report: 7, 8, 10, 12  
102-8 Information on employees and other workers Data - Employees Part-time and temporary employees make up less than 1% of our workforce, thus we do not provide employee data by these categories.
102-9 Supply Chain Our Story  
Fiber Sourcing & Chain of Custody  
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain In 2017 we sold our timberlands and manufacturing business in Uruguay and a veneer facility in Sweet Home, Oregon.  
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach Product Stewardship  
Annual Report: 15-19  
102-12
External initiatives
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard, 2004, United States & Canada, Yes; Sustainable Forestry Initiative Principles 2001, United States & Canada, Yes; World Business Council for Development Sustainable Forestry Principles, 2005, Global, Yes; Forest-Climate Working Group, 2017, United States,  Yes
 
102-13
Membership of associations
American Forest Foundation, American Forest & Paper Association, American Wood Council, APA The Engineered Wood Association, Canadian Wood Council, Council of Forest Industries, Financial Accounting Standards, Forest Landowners Association, Inc., Forest Products Association of Canada, Forest Resources Association, Inc., Green Blue Institute, Green Building Initiative, Inc., Home Builders Association, International Women's Forum, National Alliance of Forest Owners, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, National Association of Stock Plan, National Council for Air & Stream Improvements, Inc., National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association, Softwood Lumber Board, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc., US Green Building Council, US Industrial Pellet Association, US Lumber Coalition, Wood Products Council
 
 
Strategy
102-14
Statement from senior decision-maker
 
102-15
Key impacts, risks, and opportunities
 
 
Annual Report: 1-13, 15-30
 
Ethics and integrity
102-16
Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior
 
102-17
Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics
 
Governance
102-18
Governance Structure
 
 
102-19
Delegating authority
 
102-20
Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics
Our senior officers have responsibility for one or more sustainability topics, such as environmental responsibility at manufacturing sites or related to our timberlands, financial performance and ensuring integrity, and/or people development and safety.
 
102-21
Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics
Any shareholder can communicate directly with our board, the independent directors, and any individual director or the chair of any committee via our corporate secretary. The processes for communicating with the board, recommending nominees for the board, or submitting shareholder proposals are outlined in our Proxy Statement: 12.
 
102-22
Composition of highest governance body and its committees
 
102-23
Chair of the highest governance body
 
102-24
Nominating and selecting the highest governance body
 
 
102-25
Conflicts of interest
 
102-26
Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy
Our board, through its company direction-setting process, establishes companywide strategic direction for capital spending and business and financial matters, as well as social and environmental issues. As part of the process, we analyze global trends that have the potential to affect our businesses over the long term, analyze the capabilities and challenges of our businesses, and integrate this information into our planning and decision-making regarding company direction.
 
102-27
Collective knowledge of highest governance body
 
 
102-28
Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance
 
102-29
Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts
 
102-30
Effectiveness of risk management processes
 
102-31
Review of economic, environmental, and social topics
Our board has overall responsibility for sustainability issues and for ensuring all aspects of sustainability are addressed on an ongoing basis. Our board annually, with the assistance of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee, reviews its overall performance and reviews the performance of board committees.
 
102-32
Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting
The Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee reviews progress against sustainability goals. Our law department reviews and approves the annual update to our sustainability report.
 
102-33
Communicating critical concerns
 
102-34
Nature and total number of critical concerns
See our Code of Ethics for more information on reporting.
 
 
 
 
102-35
Remuneration policies
 
102-36
Process for determining remuneration
 
102-37
Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration
 
102-38
Annual total compensation ratio
 
102-39
Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio
 
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40
List of stakeholder groups
 
102-41
Collective bargaining agreements
 
102-42
Identifying and selecting stakeholders
 
102-43
Approach to stakeholder engagement
 
 
102-44
Key topics and concerns raised
 
 
Reporting Practice
102-45
Entities included in consolidated financial statements
Annual Report: 64 - 65
 
102-46
Defining report content and topic Boundaries
 
102-47
List of material topics
 
102-48
Restatements of information
Total environmental data values no longer include WRECO (sold in 2014), Cellulose Fibers (sold in 2016), Uruguay timberlands and manufacturing (sold in 2017) and veneer plant in Sweet Home, OR (sold in 2017). We also do not include our Distribution Centers in our environmental data, given the minimal (less than 2%) contribution of these facilities compared to our manufacturing facilities.
 
102-49
Changes in reporting
See above comment.
 
102-50
Reporting period
January 1 - December 31, 2017
 
Financial results are for Weyerhaeuser fiscal year 2017.
102-51
Date of most recent report
May 2018
 
102-52
Reporting cycle
Annual
 
102-53
Contact point for questions regarding the report
 
102-54
Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards
This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.
 
102-55
GRI content index
This table
 
102-56
External assurance
We continue to monitor stakeholder interest and trends in external verification. Currently, we do not externally verify the environmental data included in this report, but continue to evaluate options.
 
GRI: 103 MANAGEMENT APPROACH
 
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
 
 
Except where noted, this report covers all Weyerhaeuser operations for the calendar year 2017. Our environmental data is specific to our operations owned in 2017.
 
We do not include operations sold during 2017, our distribution centers which have an insignificant environmental footprint compared to our manufacturing facilities, nor our offices.
 
103-2
The management approach and its components
Our Approach, our Company Vision, Code of Ethics and Supplier Code of Ethics create the foundation for the way that we operate. Should any of our stakeholders have concerns about the way that we do business, we encourage them to contact our EthicsLine at 800-716-3488 or use Weyerhaeuser Ethics Online.
 
We set the rights goals and report on our progress. We use a variety of mechanisms to establish and monitor goals, including:
-Established internal databases used regularly by our operations.
-Environmental data reported to the EPA and other regulatory agencies.
-Annual companywide internal surveys.
-Physical measurements and representative and other sampling at our facilities.
-Standard government factor and recognized industry factors.
-Calculations are performed using measured data as well as commonly recognized engineering standards. All equations and estimations used in calculating environmental data are accepted industry wide and by all pertinent regulatory authorities.
 
Each section of this website is drafted and/or reviewed by internal subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy. The final draft of the website is reviewed by key senior leaders and subject-matter experts to ensure the information is accurately communicated, appropriate for public disclosure, and is significant to us and our shareholders.
 
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
 
 
200 ECONOMIC
GRI 201: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
 
201-1
Direct economic value generated and distributed
 
201-2
Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change
Costs associated with these risks are not separated since they are integrated into all aspects of our business.
 
201-3
Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans
 
Form 11-K (hourly and salaried employees)
 
GRI 202: MARKET PRESENCE
 
202-1
Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage
We do not have a substantial amount of our employees who are paid minimum wage. We offer competitive base pay.
 
GRI 203: INDIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACTS
 
203-2
Significant indirect economic impacts
 
 
 
 
GRI 204: PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
 
204-1
Proportion of spending on local suppliers
A minimum of 30% of our overall spend could be considered from “local” suppliers. This includes logs and wood fiber for our mills and forestry-related contract services
GRI 205: ANTI-CORRUPTION
 
205-1
Operations assessed for risks related to corruption
We are committed to obeying the law in all countries where we do business. We have adopted policies and standards to ensure that we comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar anti-corruption laws in each country where we do business.
 
 
100% of our main businesses and staff function groups are analyzed each year. We disclose material risks in our periodic filings to the SEC.
 
205-2
Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures
 
We regularly train employees on anti-bribery. Our contracts and purchasing policies require agents, contractors, suppliers, service providers and joint-venture partners to comply with our Anti-Bribery policy as well as all statutes and regulations regarding corruption and bribery. We require 100% of targeted employees and third-party intermediaries to take anti-bribery training. The target audience for anti-bribery training is all senior management team members and their direct reports; all salaried employees who might be expected to interact with foreign government officials (as broadly defined under the FCPA, this includes any foreign government official, any person acting on their behalf (such as a consultant), and employees of state-owned companies); U.S., Canadian, and international employees who work in international sales, customer service with international responsibilities, and trade/export; staff function employees in finance, human resources, information technology or other areas who have international responsibilities and might be expected to interact with foreign government officials. Leaders are also encouraged to invite the sales agents, distributors, consultants, and other third parties with whom they do business to attend the leader-led sessions. 
 
205-3
Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken
We disclose all material litigations and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.
 
GRI 206: ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOR
 
206-1
Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, antitrust, and monopoly practices
Our employees are expected to comply with our company’s core policy, as well as all U.S. and other country’s laws, regulating unlawful anti-competitive behavior. Employees receive regular training and materials as part of our antitrust and competition law compliance program and are responsible for being aware of the risk and costs of violating the laws and complying with our guidelines for behavior. We disclose all material litigation and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.
 
300 ENVIRONMENTAL
GRI 300: MATERIALS
 
301-1
Materials used by weight or volume
 
 
 
301-2
Recycled input materials used
We do not consider this metric to be significant to our company. Our engineered wood products and OSB use byproducts from other manufacturing processes, which we see as a more relevant measure of reducing society's demand for raw materials.
 
301-3
Reclaimed products and their packaging materials
We do not consider this metric to be significant to our company, given our focus is on growing and managing forests and producing products made from this renewable resource.
 
GRI 302: ENERGY
 
302-1
Energy consumption within the organization
 
 
302-2
Energy consumption outside the organization
 
302-3
Energy intensity
 
302-4
Reduction of energy consumption
 
302-5
Reductions in energy requirements of products and services
 
 
 
GRI 303: WATER
303-1
Water withdrawal by source
Water consumption may be metered or estimated.
 
303-2
Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water
We manage water risk at the site level. In 2014, we used the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Model to assess water risk associated with our manufacturing facilities. None of our sites showed a high water risk, congruent with our internal analysis and tracking of our sites. We plan to reassess water risk associated with our new manufacturing portfolio in 2018.
303-3
Water recycled and reused
 
GRI 304: BIODIVERSITY
 
304-1
Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas
Review the information about our forests in the Western U.S., Southern U.S., Northeastern U.S. and in Canada.
 
 
304-2
Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity
 
304-3
Habitats protected or restored
 
 
 
304-4
IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations
Review the information about our forests in the Western U.S., Southern U.S., Northeastern U.S. and in Canada.
 
GRI 305: EMISSIONS
305-1
Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions
We utilize standards from the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard to calculate our annual greenhouse gas emission inventory.
 
Gases included in the calculations include: Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), and Nitrous Oxide (N2O).
 
NCASI calculation tools for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from wood products facilities and NCASI tool to calculate carbon stored in forest products are used.
 
 
 
 
*View Greenhouse Inventory Methodology at end of table.
 
305-2
Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions
We utilize standards from the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard to calculate our annual greenhouse gas emission inventory.
 
Gases included in the calculations include: Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), and Nitrous Oxide (N2O).
 
NCASI calculation tools for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from wood products facilities and NCASI tool to calculate carbon stored in forest products are used.
305-3
Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions
Our Product Environmental Profiles include GHG emission estimates of chemical additives used in the final products and are based on production and published GHG emission factors, aligned with industry consensus standards. By far, Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions are most relevant to our company. In 2013, we evaluated including Scope 3 categories into our GHG inventory, based on WRI’s “Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standards.” Eight of the fifteen Scope 3 categories were considered related to our company, but we have chosen not to initiate this work until customer requests increase to a significant level and industry-specific guidelines are developed to ensure comparability with other forest product companies. We are a large, vertically integrated company, with most of our value chain embedded in our company. The majority of our suppliers are small forest landowners, who are already helping reduce the risk of climate change by managing forest land - nature’s best carbon capturing systems.
 
305-4
GHG emissions intensity
 
 
305-5
Reduction of GHG emissions
 
 
305-7
NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions
 
 
 
GRI 306: EFFLULENTS AND WASTE
306-2
Waste by type and disposal method
Our residuals and solid waste values are determined by the following methods: disposed of and confirmed directly by us, information provided by our waste disposal contractors, and organizational defaults of our waste disposal contractors.
 
306-3
Significant spills
We would include significant spills in our Annual Report.
 
GRI 307: ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE
307-1
Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations
We do not track these values separately from our other expenses since they are fully embedded in our company's operations. Our Annual Report describes significant anticipated expenses associated with environmental remediation and new regulations
 
 
GRI 308: SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
308-1
New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria
 
 
 
308-2
Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
 
400 SOCIAL
GRI 401: EMPLOYMENT
401-1
New employee hires and employee turnover
We do not disclose new hires or turnovers by gender or age group.
 
 
401-2
Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees
Less than 1 percent of our employees are part-time or temporary. Thus, we do not consider this metric to be significant to our company.
 
401-3
Parental leave
We do not distinguish parental leave from other medical leave, thus do not separately track this information.
 
GRI 402: LABOR/MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
 
402-1
Minimum notice periods regarding significant operational changes
 
Our labor contracts generally require five to 10 day advance notice to change employees' scheduled hours of work. In addition, the U.S. WARN Act requires 60 day notice of major changes. If the company needs to curtail operations sooner, we pay employees for the notice period.
 
GRI 403: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
 
403-1
Workers representation in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees
 
 
403-2
Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number work-related fatalities
We do not consider the disclosure of this information by region or gender to be significant.
 
403-3
Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation
We do not have any occupations that have a high incidence or high risk of diseases associated with them.
 
 
403-4
Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions
Union representatives play a significant role in safety and health. They participate in joint union-management safety committees and represent workers in joint investigations, coaching and counseling. We first introduced high-performance or total-quality work systems in the late 1970s. These systems are designed to increase employee participation in decisions that affect their jobs and to improve business performance. In our union and nonunion facilities, participative work systems are part of our business strategy and planning. At our facilities with high-performance work systems, process reliability is higher than at our traditionally managed facilities.
 
GRI 404: TRAINING AND EDUCATION
 
404-1
Average hours of training per year per employee
Weyerhaeuser does not track training by gender. Employee category training is tracked by site and not companywide.
 
404-2
Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs
 
404-3
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews
 
Our salaried employees receive regular career development and performance reviews, including performance management plans and individual development plans. Our hourly employees receive regular performance feedback as part of their ongoing work and follow a career progression process to achieve the necessary skills to develop professionally.
 
GRI 405: DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
405-1
Diversity of governance bodies and employees
 
 
 
 
405-2
Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men
We have procedures and policies in place to ensure equal compensation regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and other characteristics protected under law. Our salary structure prescribes a salary band for every job. This further supports equal compensation.
 
GRI 406: NON-DISCRIMINATION
406-1
Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken
We disclose all material litigation and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.
 
GRI 407: FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
407-1
Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk
Our labor relations continue to be guided by principles jointly developed with the union that represents a majority of the employees in our U.S.-based businesses. The principles are designed to foster cooperative relationships and employee empowerment. Our company's labor principles allow North American employees the right to free association, including the right to freely choose to organize and bargain collectively. We believe these rights are not at risk at any Weyerhaeuser operation.
 
 
 
 
GRI 409: FORCED OR COMPULSORY LABOR
409-1
Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor
Our certification to the SFI Forest Management standard specifically addresses the need to recognize and respect indigenous peoples' rights (objective 8). Our entire wood supply is certified to the SFI Fiber Sourcing standard, which specifically requires an avoidance of controversial sources included fiber sourced without effective social laws (objective 13).
 
 
GRI 411: RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
411-1
Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples
We disclose all material litigation and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.
 
GRI 412: HUMAN RIGHTS ASSESSMENT
412-2
Employee training on human rights policies or procedures
Our operations are located in North America. Although we do not have major operations in countries or locations where we believe human rights are at risk, we have implemented policies and programs to ensure these rights are protected.
412-3
Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening
We management over 12 million acres of forestland in Canada. The laws applied to land management are strict and are reflected in agreements and contracts.
GRI 413: LOCAL COMMUNITIES
413-1
Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs
 
 
GRI 414: SUPPLIER SOCIAL ASSESSMENT
414-1
New suppliers that were screened using social criteria
 
414-2
Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
 
 
GRI 415: PUBLIC POLICY
415-1
Political contributions
 
 
GRI 416: CUSTOMER HEALTH AND SAFETY
416-1
Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories
 
416-2
Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services
We are not aware of any fines for noncompliance with laws or regulations concerning the provision and use of our products and services.
 
GRI 417: MARKETING AND LABELING
417-1
Requirements for product and service information and labeling
 
417-2
Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling
We are not aware of any fines for noncompliance with laws or regulations concerning the provision and use of our products and services.
 
417-3
Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications
We are not aware of any fines for noncompliance with laws or regulations concerning the provision and use of our products and services.
 
GRI 419: SOCIOECONOMIC COMPLIANCE
419-1
Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area
 
We disclose all material litigation and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.
 

GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY METHODOLOGY

Our estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration represent our corporate carbon scope 1 (direct) and scope 2 (purchased electricity) inventory. They do not include emissions not owned or controlled by Weyerhaeuser.

Our greenhouse gas inventory process adheres to the guidelines published by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative's Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Revised Edition, and its associated calculation tools that are relevant to our operations. Following the protocol, adjustments to the baseline year and subsequent years’ data have been made on a whole-year basis for divestments and acquisitions affecting our greenhouse gas inventory. In 2017, we also adjusted our baseline and all subsequent years to correctly account for the appropriate eGRID emission factors for the closest respective year; previously, we incorrectly recalculated all years with the most recent eGRID emission factors. The absolute value of our entire greenhouse gas emission inventory can change as a result of these adjustments. 

We know forests sequester and release carbon in variable amounts over time. The rate of forest carbon sequestration is subject to seasonal variation, annual variation due to climate and disturbance impacts, age-related variation due to the natural cycle of tree growth, and effects from forest management practices such as fertilization and harvesting. The U.S. Department of Energy 1605(b) guidelines affirm that sustainably managed forests balance harvest and growth cycles over time and landscape and can be considered carbon neutral, meaning the carbon that is released from harvesting is offset by the growth of the remaining trees. To quantify the amount of long-term forest products carbon stored in our products – which we call Product Sequestration – we use the US Forest Service 100-year average carbon storage estimates approach and a tool produced by a research organization supporting our industry. 


Health and Safety
    2015 2016 2017
Safety, North America        
Severe incidents   n/a 6 9
Hazards found and fixed   n/a 301 281
Recordable Incident Rate - Employees*   1.02 1.24 1.76
*includes supervised contractors        
Recordable Incident Rate - Contractors   0.94 1.69 2.72
Lost Day Case Rate - Employees   0.38 0.38 0.53
Lost Day Rate - Employees   12.4 15.5 20.8
Sites operating injury-free   63 64% 63%
Health and safety penalties ($)   $3,500 $9,810 $9,720
Health and safety penalties (#)   1 6 4
Fatalities, Worldwide        
 Employees   0 0 0
 Contractors   1 2 1
Employees
    2015 2016 2017
Employees, by Region        
United States   9,890 8,202 7,892
Canada   1,787 1,459 1,412
Hong Kong   8
Ireland   2 2
Japan   18 13 11
South Korea   4 5
Switzerland   8 7
Taiwan   1 1
Uruguay   747 746
Total employees   12,465 10,422 9,315
Total number of countries with employees   9 5 3
Percentage of employees in North America   93% 93% 100%
North American Employees Only        
Employees, by business unit        
Real Estate, Energy, Natural Resources   n/a 1% 1%
Timberlands   13% 17% 17%
Wood Products   60% 77% 77%
Corporate Functions   3% 5% 5%
Total new hires   1,209 2,743 1,339
Total turnover   1,303 4,681 1,682
Turnover rate, by type        
Involuntary   4% 32% 7%
Voluntary   6% 6% 7%
Retirements   2% 2% 2%
Total turnover rate   12% 40% 16%
Average number of years with company   14 12 12
Average age of employees   47 46 46
Diversity
    2015 2016 2017
United States Employees Only        
Gender        
Female   18% 17% 17%
Male   82% 83% 83%
Race        
White, Non-Hispanic   76% 77% 77%
African American   17% 16% 16%
Asian   1% 1% 1%
Hispanic   3% 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native   1.0% 2% 1%
Two or more   1.2% 1.0% 1.0%
         
Training and Education
    2015 2016 2017
Student days of education   3,015 1,723 2,409
Total hours of trainings   24,120 13,784 19,272
Compensation
    2015 2016 2017
Ratio of highest base salary to median base salary        
United States        
Ratio of highest to median   20:1 21:1 21:1
Increase from previous year   5:2 0:-8 0:3
Canada        
Ratio of highest to median   3:1 4:1 4:1
Increase from previous year   3:5 3:-7 3:2
Employee Representation
    2015 2016 2017
Percentage of employees in labor unions   29% 29% 27%
Community Investment
    2015 2016 2017
How We Give (Millions of US$)
Cash contributions   $5.4 $3.9 $3.1
In-kind giving   $0.2 $0.2 $0.1
Management overhead   $0.1 $0.1 $0.1
Total giving   $5.7 $4.2 $3.3
*Our tracking system does not distinguish volunteer time as paid or unpaid, thus our employee time value is a very conservative estimate
Why We Give        
Charitable donations   82% 76% 84%
Community investments   5% 8% 1%
Commercial investments   13% 16% 15%
Employee Involvement
    2015 2016 2017
WAVES volunteers   1,160 614 884
WAVES volunteer hours*   40,299 21,159 16,773
WAVES projects   179 162 177
WAVES grants provided   179 162 177
Donated through WAVES grants (US$)   $320,000 $212,350 $234,500
*In 2016, our volunteer hours only include employees. Past years include retirees, family and friends.
Sustainable Forest Management
    2015 2016 2017
Millions of seedlings planted*   93 115 156
*2015 data does not include legacy Plum Creek lands
Acres of timberlands harvested   198,100 283,990 305,567
Percent harvested, by region        
US - West   2% 2% 1.8%
US - South   3.5% 2.7% 3.3%
US - North*   n/a n/a 1.3%
*The percentages shown above are clearcut acres only. In the northeast, we also practice variable retention silviculture. Including these acres, the percent of land harvested increases slightly.
Replanted or naturally regenerated   100% 100% 99%
Forestry research spending (millions of US$)   $16.1 $18.9 $13.2
Forest health and productivity   78% 85% 84%
Water quality   6% 4% 4%
Fish and wildlife   6% 5% 5%
Ecosystems and biodiversity   5% 4% 6%
Other   5% 2% 1%
Promoting Sustainable Forestry
    2015 2016 2017
Percentage of wood supply harvested and delivered by trained loggers   91% 94% 93%
Indirect suppliers who we provided reforestation and forestry best management practices   5,165 6,662 5,512
Family forest owners who we provided information to about sustainable forestry   2,060 3,346 2,160
Ecosystem Services
    2015 2016 2017
 More information about these measures, see our Ecosystem Services section.
Provisioning        
Fiber (millions of tons of roundwood harvested)   25.7 41.3 41.6
Mushroom and berry harvesting (millions of acres covered by permits)   1.7 1.3 1.2
Greenery (millions of acres covered by permits)   1.7 1.3 1.1
Greenery (tons sold for noble fir boughs)   1,248 2,483 1,829
Livestock (millions of acres of grazing leases)   1.2 1.5 1.4
Honey production (thousands of bee box hive leases)   23 17 2
Fur production (total permits)   456 453 315
Regulating        
Harvested area planted within two years (percent)   96% 95% 98%
Riparian buffer/perennial stream length (m2/m, based on publicly available stream data)   150 n/a n/a
Fire resistance (thousands of acres burned, not including prescribed burns)   7 12 22
Supporting        
Protected habitat (millions of acres, including biotopes, riparian buffers and wetland mitigation banks)        
US   0.9 n/a 1.2
Canada   5.5 n/a 4.3
Managed habitat (millions of acres of early-successional habitat)   2.5 3.7 3.4
Managed habitat (millions of acres of mid-successional habitat)   11.4 n/a 14.4
Formal habitat management agreements (millions of acres)   9.1 10.0 9.9
Improved fish habitat (cumulative number of upgraded stream crossings and drainage projects)   1,818 2,135 2,290
Soil productivity (research summary updated annually)   PDF PDF PDF
Cultural        
Hunting (thousands of people in hunt clubs)   50 112 108
Hunting (thousands of permits in game management units)   11 14 14
Special sites   2,434 3,185 3,592
Education (thousands of visitors with school tours/groups)   198 245 183

Due to the merging of forest inventory and management systems between Plum Creek and Weyerhaeuser, a few values are currently unavailable. We will resume reporting on these values when our systems are fully merged.

Some ecosystem services provided by our timberlands do not lend themselves to annual reporting due to a lack of quantitative measures, insufficient reporting units, or the service having been recently discontinued. These services are important reflections of the value provided by our timberlands and could lend themselves to fuller description in the future, if not annual tracking.

Raw Material Use (Wood Fiber)
    2015 2016 2017
Logs and wood chip supply        
Volume of wood fiber used (million cubic units)*   12.7 9.1 8.9
1 cubic unit = 100 cubic feet of solid wood
From certified Weyerhaeuser timberlands   31% 43% 41%
From other certified forests   33% 27% 27%
Total from certified forests   64% 70% 70%
*Data reflects actual portfolio of operating facilities, included those sold or divested. Only North American facilities.
Energy
    2015 2016 2017
Total (BBTUs, billion BTUs)        
  Fuel consumed        
    Renewable        
      Biomass (from manufacturing residuals)   22,348 22,436 24,144
    Non-renewable        
      Fossil fuels   4,198 4,409 4,547
  Purchased energy        
    Electricity   4,449 4,568 4,627
    Steam   1,044 988 855
  Energy sold        
    Steam   474 468 111
Total energy consumed*   31,565 31,935 34,062
*fuel consumed + purchased energy - energy sold          
Percent renewable energy of total energy   71% 70% 71%
Energy Efficiency, Wood Products Facilities
Percent improvement compared to 2009 baseline*     14% 15% 16%
*Externally, we only share percent improvement of energy efficiency per unit of production compared to our baseline. Our energy efficiency per production is proprietary.  
Air Emissions
    2015 2016 2017
Total (million pounds)
Carbon monoxide   18.5 14.3 10.8
Nitrogen oxides   5.5 6 5.8
Particulate matter   5.1 5.1 5.2
Sulfur oxides   0.30 0.30 0.40
Volatile organic compounds   15.1 14.7 15.4
Water Use
    2015 2016 2017
Total (million gallons)        
Withdrawal, by source        
Ground water   305 289 275
Municipal water   275 238 230
Surface water   106 104 112
Total water consumed   660 631 617
Residuals and Waste
    2015 2016 2017
Total (million pounds)        
Residuals (used beneficially)        
    Composted: land applied for soil amendment   n/a 12 11
    Recovered: burned for energy (on- and off-site)   n/a 3,505 3,901
    Reused: beneficially reused or shipped off-site for use in other products   n/a 7,350 7,654
Waste        
    Recycled   n/a 31 14
    Landfilled (non-hazardous)   n/a 218 178
    Disposed in permitted disposal facilities (hazardous)   n/a 8.0 0.1
Total residuals and waste   n/a 11,124 11,758
Greenhouse Gases
  2000 2015 2016 2017
Absolute        
 Million metric tons of CO2 equivalents        
Direct (Scope 1) 0.98 0.49 0.50 0.56
Indirect (Scope 2) 1.39 0.77 0.78 0.77
 Total Direct and Indirect 2.37 1.26 1.29 1.32
 Percent change compared to 2000 baseline   -47% -46% -44%
Intensity        
 Kilograms of CO2 equivalents per metric ton of production
Direct   51 51 56
Indirect   80 80 77
Total (direct + indirect)   131 131 133
Carbon Sequestration
    2015 2016 2017
Estimated carbon stored in our wood products (million metric tons of
CO2e)*
  6.36 8.97 9.08
* Calculated using the NCASI Carbon Storage tool based on data developed by the US Forest Service (Technical Bulletin 1939, July 2014). Values in earlier years cannot be compared to current year due to changes in methodology and assumptions.
Environmental Compliance
    2015 2016 2017
Fines and penalties (thousands of US$)   $49 $30 $425
Number of environmental noncompliance incidents   10 8 8
Operations covered by internal environmental compliance audits   31% 26% 27%
Facilities with EMS ISO-ready   86% 77% 74%
Environmental Remediation
    2015 2016 2017
Active projects   37 35 37
Spent on environmental remediation (millions of US$)   $12 $10 $14
Anticipated to spend next year (millions of US$)   $14 $10 $14
Economic Value
    2015 2016 2017
Direct economic value generated (millions of US$)        
Net sales and revenue - cash basis   $7,279 $7,805 $7,202
Interest income and other   $36 $43 $39
Net proceeds of investments held by special purpose entities   $0 $0 $0
Proceeds from the sale of assets and operations   $19 $2,590 $2,590
Subtotal   $7,334 $10,438 $7,873
Economic value distributed (millions of US$)        
Costs and expenses - cash basis   $(5,639) $(6,641) $(5,013)
Payments to providers of funds   $(1,010) $(2,125) $(1,928)
Cash paid for taxes   $(14) $(485) $(169)
Community investments   (4) (4) (3)
Subtotal   $(6,667) $(9,251) $(7,113)
Total economic value retained (generated minus distributed)   $667 $1,187 $760
Political Contributions
    2015 2016 2017
United States (thousands of US$)        
Weyerhaeuser   $164 $658 $204
Weyerhaeuser Political Action Committee   $179 $280 $201
Lobbying expenses   $1,200 $1,890 $2,380
Portion of dues attributable to lobbying activities (included in above number)   $800 $580 $298
Canada (CAN$)        
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited   $67,650 $47,250 $6,995

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