We are strongly committed to continuous improvement in our performance related to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and governance, and we are equally committed to transparently sharing our successes and challenges along the way.

Our website serves as our primary method to communicate our sustainability strategy, progress and performance, and we update it annually in accordance with internationally recognized sustainability reporting standards and practices. We also offer printable resources, a blog of case studies illustrating our commitment to sustainability, and an opportunity to provide feedback on our website.  

On this page, you'll find our GRI Index and lots and lots of data.

 

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, 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

Sustainability  
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: 5-8, 11-12  
102-5 Ownership and legal form Annual Report: Form 10-K  
102-6 Markets served Annual Report: 1-14  
102-7 Scale of the organization Data: Employees  
Operations | Annual Report: 5-8, 11-12  
Net sales | Annual Report: 38  
Sales and revenues by geographic area | Annual Report: 9-13  
Total capitalization | Annual Report: 53  
Quantity of products provided | Annual Report: 8, 12-13  
102-8 Information on employees and other workers Data: Employees

Part-time and temporary employees make up less than 1 percent of our workforce, thus we do not provide employee data by these categories.

102-9 Supply chain

Western U.S. Forests

Southern U.S. Forests

Northern U.S. Forests

Canadian Forests

Responsible Wood Fiber

 
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

In 2020, we sold 630,000 acres of timberlands in Montana and 149,000 acres of timberlands in Oregon.

 
102-11 Precautionary principle or approach Building Green with Wood: Product Stewardship & Safety Data Sheets  

Annual Report: 16-20

 

102-12

External initiatives

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard, 2015, 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

Alberta Forest Products Association, American Forest Foundation, American Wood Council, Canadian Wood Council, Council of Forest Industries, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Forest Landowners Association, Inc., Forest Products Association of Canada, Forest Resources Association, Inc., Green Blue Institute, International Women's Forum, National Alliance of Forest Owners, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, National Council for Air & Stream Improvement, Inc., National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association, Softwood Lumber Board, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc., U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, U.S. Lumber Coalition

 

Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker CEO Message  
102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Our Strategy  
3 by 30 Positive Impact  
Annual Report: 1-14, 16-32  
Ethics and integrity  
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Code of Ethics  
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Integrity  
Governance  
102-18 Governance structure Our Strategy
Strong Governance
 
Proxy Statement: 14-23  
102-19 Delegating authority Board Oversight  
102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics Our CEO has oversight of our company-wide sustainability strategy and our SVP and Chief Administration Officer has accountability for the implementation of the strategy. Each of our senior officers have responsibility for one or more sustainability topics, such as environmental responsibilities at manufacturing sites or in our timberlands, financial performance, ensuring integrity, 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: 23.  
102-22 Composition of highest governance body and its committees Committee Charters and Composition  
102-23 Chair of the highest governance body Board of Directors  
102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Board of Directors - Governance Guidelines  
Proxy Statement: 24-31  
102-25 Conflicts of interest Board of Directors - Governance Guidelines  
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 Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee  
Corporate Governance Guidelines  
102-28 Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance Governance Highlights  
102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts

Board Oversight

Determining What's Significant

 
102-30 Effectiveness of risk management processes Board Oversight  
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. Annually, our board, 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 Integrity  
102-34 Nature and total number of critical concerns Integrity See our Code of Ethics for more information on reporting.
Proxy Statement: 23  
Governance and Corporate Responsibility Charter  
102-35 Remuneration policies Proxy Statement: 33-62  
102-36 Process for determining remuneration Proxy Statement: 33-62  
102-37 Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration Proxy Statement: 33  
102-38 Annual total compensation ratio Data: Compensation  
102-39 Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio Data: Compensation  
Stakeholder Engagement  
102-40 List of stakeholder groups Stakeholder Engagement  
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements Data: Employee Representation  
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Stakeholder Engagement  
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder Engagement  
   
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised Stakeholder Engagement  
   
Reporting Practice  
102-45 Entities included in consolidated financial statements Annual Report: 57  
102-46 Defining report content and topic boundaries Determining What's Significant  
102-47 List of material topics Determining What's Significant  
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), a veneer plant in Sweet Home, OR (sold in 2017), Michigan timberlands (sold in 2019), Montana timberlands and 149,000 acres of Oregon timberlands (sold in 2020). We also do not include our Distribution Centers in our environmental data, given the minimal (less than 2 percent) contribution of these facilities compared to our manufacturing facilities.  
102-49 Changes in reporting See above comment.  
102-50 Reporting period

Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2020

Financial results are for Weyerhaeuser fiscal year 2020.
102-51 Date of most recent report June 2021  
102-52 Reporting cycle Annual  
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report Feedback  
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 we continue to evaluate options.  
GRI:103 MANAGEMENT APPROACH
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Being Ethical & Transparent  

Except where noted, this report covers all Weyerhaeuser operations for the calendar year 2020. Our environmental data is specific to our operations owned in 2020.

We do not include operations sold during 2020; our distribution centers, which have an insignificant environmental footprint compared to our manufacturing facilities; or our offices.
 

 

 
103-2 The management approach and its components

Our Company Vision, Code of Ethics and Supplier Code of Ethics create the foundation for the way we operate. Should any of our stakeholders have concerns about the way we do business, we encourage them to contact our EthicsLine at 800-716-3488 or use Weyerhaeuser EthicsOnline.

We set clear 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 factors 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 industrywide 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 significant to us and our shareholders.

 
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Risk Management  
Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee  
Disclosure Title Location Additional Information
200 ECONOMIC
GRI 201: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Annual Report: 51-55  
201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

3 by 30: Climate Change

TCFD Alignment

Costs associated with these risks are not separated since they are integrated into all aspects of our business.
Annual Report: 27  
201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans Annual Report: 60-61, 67-74  
Form 11-K (hourly and salaried employees)  
GRI 203: INDIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACTS
203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts

Citizenship 

Data: Economic Value  

 
    3 by 30: Rural Communities  
GRI 204: PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers Responsible Wood Fiber A minimum of 30 percent 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 percent 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 Integrity  
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 percent 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; and 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 countries' 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. We disclose all material litigation and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.  
GRI 207: TAX
207-1 Approach to tax

In addition to providing employment and fostering economic activity, we also support the communities in which we operate through a variety of federal, state and local tax payments. Our approach to tax planning is to develop tax-efficient solutions that support our company’s operational initiatives and goals and minimize our consolidated tax risks and liabilities. Our corporate tax policies and strategy are rooted in our company’s Code of Ethics. We observe all applicable tax rules and regulations in the jurisdictions in which we have a tax presence. We have a low tolerance for tax risk. We strive to obtain certainty for our financial reporting obligations and prevent any potential negative impacts to our shareholders and our company’s reputation.

Our tax strategy includes:

  • Satisfying all income tax reporting and filing obligations in a timely manner and in accordance with laws and regulations
  • Mitigating tax risk through thoughtful implementation and documentation, proactive involvement in legislation, and participation in current audit programs with federal, state and local governments
  • Ensuring sustainable, arms-length pricing on intercompany transactions

For U.S. federal and state income tax purposes, we have elected to be taxed as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and continue to operate in a manner that qualifies us for REIT status. As such, a significant portion of our income is not subject to corporate income tax, provided we distribute our taxable income to our shareholders.

Risk Management
 
207-2 Tax governance, control, and risk management

The Chief Financial Officer ensures compliance with strategy. Tax risks are part of the enterprise risk assessment conducted with our senior management team and board of directors. Anyone can confidentially and anonymously report unethical or unlawful behavior or integrity in relation to tax to Weyerhaeuser EthicsOnline or call our EthicsLine at 800-716-3488.

Areas of identified risks related to tax can be found in our Annual Report: 23, 26, 28-31.
 
207-3 Stakeholder engagement and management of concerns related to tax

We participate in the political process to help shape policy and legislation related to taxes affecting our company and industry. Public Policy and legislative priorities are reviewed annually with senior business leaders and our board of directors' Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee.

 

Some of the tax issues that could affect our business can be found in our Annual Report: 19, 23, 26, 28-31.
 
207-4 Country-by-country reporting

As a U.S. multinational enterprise, we are required to report certain financial information on a country-by-country basis annually with our U.S. federal income tax return.

Time period covered: Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2020.

Data: Employees

Tax information is available in our Annual Report: 77, 83-85.
 
Disclosure Title Location Additional Information
300 ENVIRONMENTAL  
GRI 301: MATERIALS
301-1 Materials used by weight or volume Data: Raw Material Use  
Annual Report: 13  
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 wood products made from this renewable resource. Our products are used primarily in home construction and are packaged primarily for protection during transport to distribution centers and building sites.  
GRI 302: ENERGY
302-1 Energy consumption within the organization Energy Choices  
Data: Energy  
302-2 Energy consumption outside the organization Building Green With Wood: Green Building  
302-3 Energy intensity Data: Energy  
302-4 Reduction of energy consumption Energy Choices  
302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Energy Choices  
Building Green With Wood: Green Building  
GRI 303: WATER AND EFFLUENTS
303-1 Interactions with water as a shared resource Clean Water We manage water risk at the site level. In 2018, 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 will perform a review of this analysis when new locations are brought into our portfolio or every five years, whichever is sooner.
   
303-3 Water withdrawal Data: Water Use  
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 Timberlands: Sustainable Forestry Review the information about our forests in the western U.S., southern U.S., northern U.S. and in Canada.
Annual Report: 16-17  
304-2 Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity  Biodiversity  
304-3 Habitats protected or restored

Timberlands: Sustainable Forestry

Data: Ecosystem Services

Annual Report: 16-17

 
   
304-4 IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations Timberlands: Sustainable Forestry Review the information about our forests in the western U.S., southern U.S., northern U.S. and in Canada.
Annual Report: 15-16  
GRI 305: EMISSIONS
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Improving Air Quality

Carbon Record Methodology

Annual Report: 18-19
Data: Greenhouse Gases
 
     
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Data: Greenhouse Gases
 
305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Data: Greenhouse Gases  
305-4 GHG emissions intensity Data: Greenhouse Gases  
305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions 3 by 30: Climate Change  
Annual Report: 18-19  
305-7 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions Improving Air Quality  
Data: Air Emissions  
Annual Report: 18-19  
GRI 306: EFFLUENTS AND WASTE
306-1 Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts Minimizing Waste  On average, we use 95 percent of each log that enters our facilities. Our largest input is logs used to create our wood products.
306-3 Waste generated

Data: Residuals and Waste

Our residuals and solid waste values are determined by the following factors: disposed of and confirmed directly by us, information provided by our waste disposal contractors, and the organizational defaults of our waste disposal contractors.
306-4 Waste diverted from disposal Data: Residuals and Waste  
306-5 Waste directed to disposal Data: Residuals and Waste  
GRI 307: ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE
307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Data: Environmental Compliance  
   
GRI 308: SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Supplier Code of Ethics  

Disciplined Risk Management

 
308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Building Green with Wood: Responsible Fiber Sourcing  
Disclosure Title Location Additional Information
400 SOCIAL
GRI 401: EMPLOYMENT
401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover

Developing Our People

Careers: Growth and Development

Data: Employees

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 As of Jan. 1, 2020, Weyerhaeuser offers paid parental leave: All U.S. nonunion employees can take up to four weeks of fully paid leave upon the arrival of a new child or children in their family. (Canadian employees receive parental leave in accordance with provincial employment standards.) This is in addition to our current six-week disability leave for birth mothers, our adoption assistance program and other family-related benefits.  
GRI 402: LABOR/MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
402-1 Minimum notice periods regarding significant operational changes Our labor contracts generally require 5- to 10-day advance notice to change employees' scheduled hours of work. In addition, the U.S. WARN Act requires 60-day notice of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. If the company needs to curtail operations sooner, we pay employees for the notice period.  
GRI 403: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
403-1 Occupational health and safety management system

Safety

Health and Safety Policy

 
403-2 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation

Safety

Data: Health and Safety

 
   
403-3 Occupational health services

Weyerhaeuser protects employee health and medical information using a variety of systems and processes. Disability Management, Benefits, Workers Compensation and Occupational Health all operate under their appropriate confidentiality processes with information firewalls. Employee occupational medical records required by OSHA regulations are maintained by designated company medical records custodians. Employee medical information and human resources files are maintained separately. US employees are informed of their right to access medical records in accordance with OSHA regulations. Consulting occupational health nurse(s) and in-house health professionals, such as industrial hygienists, practice under their respective ethics codes and professional practice requirements to maintain confidentiality.     

The company has a guidance document, Privacy Guidelines for Safety Reporting, that provides guidance on privacy issues in preparing reports and alerts.

 
403-4 Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety It is an expectation that each manufacturing site has an active health and safety committee perform planned activities in support of their site’s risk-based safety plans, including regular workplace audits, as well as fulfilling any auditing requirements in accordance with OSHA or provincial requirements. Auditors verify through meeting minutes, action plans and interviews that: the safety committee meets monthly; the committee consists of a cross-section of employees, representing different departments, functions and shifts; the chair is someone other than a member of the site leadership team; and there are written guidelines outlining the committee's objectives, authority and responsibilities. Employees and leadership must consider the committee to be effective in addressing site issues and a group whose decisions are acted upon. The results of a 2020 safety goal for employee involvement showed 82 percent of sites meeting the criteria of 90 percent + employee involvement.  
403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safety

Data: Training & Education

We use a Safety Training Matrix to identify mandatory training for all employees, and safety training programs are updated annually. There were 23,149 online safety trainings completed in 2020. These trainings include topics such as aerial work platforms, chain saw safety, chemical management, hazard communication, hearing conservation, electrical safety, fall protection, heat stress and lock/out–tag/out, to name a few.

 
403-6 Promotion of worker health Pay and Benefits  
403-9 Work-related injuries Data: Health & Safety  
403-10 Work-related ill health We do not have any occupations that have a high incidence or high risk of diseases associated with them.  
GRI 404: TRAINING AND EDUCATION
404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee Developing Our People Weyerhaeuser does not track training by gender. Employee category training is tracked by site and not companywide.
Data: Training and Education  
404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Developing Our People  
404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews Developing Our People  
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 Inclusion  
Data: Diversity  
Board of Directors  

Proxy Statement: 4, 25-29

EEO-1 Consolidated Report

 
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 and 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 most 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.  
    Human Rights Policy  
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, including fiber sourced without effective social laws (Objective 13).  
Human Rights Policy  
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 Human Rights Policy Our operations are 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 Canadian Forests We manage millions of acres of forestland in Canada. Most forests in Canada are owned by the provincial governments. These forests, also called Crown lands, are managed on behalf of the people of the provinces. The provincial governments grant many entities, including Weyerhaeuser, the rights to operate in these forests. The laws applied to land management are strict and are reflected in agreements and contracts with the provincial government.
GRI 413: LOCAL COMMUNITIES
413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Citizenship

Stakeholder Engagement

3 by 30: Rural Communities

 

 

 
GRI 414: SUPPLIER SOCIAL ASSESSMENT
414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Integrity  
Supplier Code of Ethics  
414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Grassy Narrows  
GRI 415: PUBLIC POLICY
415-1 Political contributions

In 2020 Weyerhaeuser Company and our subsidiaries based in the U.S. donated $371,000 in the following states (search "Weyerhaeuser" on the following government websites): Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina and Washington.

Our WPAC donated $224,000 to federal candidates, committees and some state candidates. 

We generally do not contribute to political 527 or 501(c)(4) organizations but will disclose this information in our report if we do. 

In 2020 Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, our Canadian subsidiary, donated $13,000 to political parties or candidates in Canada.

View our archived political donations 2016 – 2020
Data: Political Contributions  
GRI 416: CUSTOMER HEALTH AND SAFETY
416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Building Green with Wood: Green Building

Building Green with Wood: Product Stewardship & Safety Data Sheets

 
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 Building Green with Wood: Product Stewardship & Safety Data Sheets  
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 Integrity  
We disclose all material litigation and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.  

Health & Safety 
  2018 2019 2020
Safety, North America
Serious incidents 11 9 4
Serious incidents - contractors 23 14 6
Hazards found and fixed 567 641 570
Recordable Incident Rate - Employees* 1.80 1.77 1.56
*includes supervised contractors
Lost Day Case Rate - Employees 0.80 0.65 0.79
Lost Day Rate - Employees 39.3 37.3 36.1
Sites operating injury-free 59% 66% 67%
Health and safety penalties ($) $19,600 $21,900 $4,500
Health and safety penalties (#) 4 4 2
Fatalities, Worldwide
Employees 1
Contractors 4 1 1

Employees
  2018 2019 2020
Employees, by Region
United States 7,913 7,969 7,971
Canada 1,440 1,445 1,389
Japan 11 11 12
Total employees 9,364 9,425 9,372
Total number of countries with employees 3 3 3
Percentage of employees in North America 99.9% 99.9% 99.9%
North American Employees Only
Employees, by business unit
Real Estate, Energy, Natural Resources 1% 1% 1%
Timberlands 15% 14% 14%
Wood Products 76% 76% 77%
Corporate Functions 8% 9% 8%
Average number of years with company 14 11 11
Average age of employees 45 45 45
Total new hires 1,442 1,349 1,208
Total turnover 1,472 1,344 1,272
Turnover rate, by type
Involuntary 4.1% 4.4% 4.6%
Voluntary 8.5% 7.2% 6.5%
Retirements 2.9% 2.5% 2.6%
Total turnover rate 15.5% 14.1% 13.7%
Diversity
  2018 2019 2020
United States employees only
Gender
Female 17% 18% 18%
Male 83% 82% 82%
Race
White, Non-Hispanic 76% 75% 75%
African American 16% 16% 16%
Asian 1% 1% 1%
Hispanic/Latino 4% 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian —% —% —%
Two or more 1% 2% 2%
Total people with disability* - - 256
Total veterans* - - 571
North American employees only
Total aged under 30 - - 1,473
Total aged 30 to 50 - - 4,385
Total aged over 50 - - 3,502

*Disclosing this information is strictly voluntary, and therefore these numbers may not accurately reflect the full population of employees representing these demographics at Weyerhaeuser.

We share our EEO-1 Consolidated Report in our GRI Index.

Training and Education
  2018 2019 2020
Student days of education 2,928 3,072 3,927
Total hours of trainings 23,424 24,576 31,416

Compensation
  2018 2019 2020
Ratio of highest base salary to median base salary
United States
Ratio of highest to median 20:1 19:1 20:1
Increase from previous year 0:4 0:5 5:1
Canada
Ratio of highest to median 4:1 4:1 4:1
Increase from previous year 3:3 3:3 3:3

Employee Representation
  2018 2019 2020
Percentage of employees in labor unions 28% 26% 26%

Community Investment
  2018 2019 2020
How We Give (Millions of US$)
Cash contributions $5.2 $4.9 $5.0
In-kind giving $0.1 $0.1 $0.1
Management overhead $0.1 $0.1 $0.1
Total giving $5.4 $5.1 $5.3
Why We Give
Charitable donations 89% 89% 90%
Community investments 1% 1% 1%
Commercial investments 10% 10% 9%

Employee Involvement
  2018 2019 2020
WAVES volunteers 956 916 681
WAVES volunteer hours 28,327 22,982 13,158
WAVES projects & grants provided 270 280 176
Donated through WAVES grants (US$) $348,800 $290,000 $200,500
Donated through Employee Match Program - $215,000 $279,000

Sustainable Forest Management
  2018 2019 2020
Millions of seedlings planted 147 139 132
Acres of timberlands harvested 257,126 253,503 205,420
Percent harvested, by region*
US - West 2% 2% 2%
US - South 3% 3% 2%
US - North 1% 1% 1%
*The percentages shown above are clearcut acres only. In the northeast and in select other instances, we also practice variable retention silviculture. Including these acres, the percent of land harvested increases slightly.      
Replanted or naturally regenerated 98% 99% 100%
Forestry research spending (millions of US$) $9.3 $8.6 $8.6
Forest health and productivity 81% 81% 77%
Water quality 5% 6% 6%
Fish and wildlife 6% 7% 11%
Ecosystems and biodiversity 7% 2% 1%
Other 2% 3% 4%
Timberlands and manufacturing facilities certified to SFI's Sustainable Forest Management or Fiber Sourcing standards 100% 100% 100%
Manufacturing facilities and export yards certified to SFI and PEFC Chain of Custody standard 50% 50% 50%

Promoting Sustainable Forestry
  2018 2019 2020
Percentage of wood supply area assessed for risk of sourcing from controversial sources (as defined by SFI and PEFC) 100% 100% 100%
Raw material sourced from legal, non-controversial and responsibly managed forests 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of wood supply harvested and delivered by trained loggers 94% 97% 98%
Indirect suppliers who we provided reforestation and forestry best management practices 5,695 6,009 4,620

Ecosystem Services
  2018 2019 2020
Provisioning
Fiber (millions of tons of roundwood harvested) 38 38 33
Mushroom and berry harvesting (millions of acres covered by permits) 1 2 2
Greenery (millions of acres covered by permits) 1 1 1
Greenery (tons sold for noble fir boughs) 1,652 2,515 1,988
Honey production (bee box hive leases) 2,536 2,860 2,456
Fur production (total permits) 315 395 391
Renewable energy agreements (wind power in megawatt hours) 401 401 594
Regulating
Harvested area planted within two years (percent) 96% 96% 96%
Fire resistance (thousands of acres burned, not including prescribed burns) 27 5 142
Supporting
Protected habitat (millions of acres, including natural openings, riparian buffers and wetland mitigation banks)
US 1.2 1.1 1.0
Canada 4.3 4.9 4.8
Managed habitat (millions of acres of early-successional habitat) 3.3 3.2 3.2
Managed habitat (millions of acres of mid-successional habitat) 14.3 13.0 12.6
Formal habitat management agreements (millions of acres) 10.3 10.7 14.7
Area of forestland with protected threatened and endangered species status (thousands of acres) 68.1 35.7 33.9
Improved fish habitat (cumulative number of upgraded stream crossings and drainage projects) 2,129 2,742 2,592
Cultural
Hunting (thousands of people in hunt clubs) 97 100 101
Hunting (thousands of permits in game management units) 14 15 15
Special sites 3,640 3,661 3,695
Education (thousands of visitors with school tours/groups) 191 151 0.2
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)
  2018 2019 2020
Logs and wood chip supply
Volume of wood fiber used (million cubic units) 9 9 9
1 cubic unit = 100 cubic feet of solid wood      
From certified Weyerhaeuser timberlands 39% 38% 42%
From other certified forests 26% 28% 21%
Total from certified forests 65% 66% 63%

Energy
All wood products manufacturing locations 2018 2019 2020
Total (BBTUs, Billion BTUs)
Fuel consumed
Renewable
Biomass (from manufacturing residuals) 23,903 24,064 26,232
Non-renewable
Fossil fuels 4,579 4,661 4,436
Purchased energy
Electricity 4,480 4,469 4,433
Steam 859 874 822
Energy sold
Steam 108 95 152
Total energy consumed* 32,903 33,973 35,771
*fuel consumed + purchased energy - energy sold
Percent renewable energy of total energy 70% 71% 73%
Energy Efficiency, Wood Products Facilities
Percent improvement over the past five years* 15% 14% 16%
*Externally, we only share percent improvement of energy efficiency per unit of production over the past five years. Our energy efficiency per production is a proprietary metric.      

Air Emissions
All wood products manufacturing locations 2018 2019 2020
Total (Million Pounds)
Carbon monoxide 10.9 11.6 11.5
Nitrogen oxides 5.2 4.7 4.7
Particulate matter 5.3 5.2 5.3
Sulfur oxides 0.36 0.36 0.40
Volatile organic compounds 14.8 15.5 15.3
Carbon Monoxide Intensity lbs. per Production Unit
Percent improvement last 5 years (weighted average) 56% 51% 45%

Water Use
All wood products manufacturing locations 2018 2019 2020
Total (million gallons)
Withdrawal, by source
Ground water 251 255 273
Municipal water 235 278 305
Surface water 120 40 31
Total water consumed 606 573 608

Residuals and Waste
All wood products manufacturing locations 2018 2019 2020
Total (Million Pounds)
Residuals (used beneficially)
Composted: land applied for soil amendment 11 8 10
Recovered: burned for energy (on- and off-site) 3812 3938 3938
Reused: beneficially reused or shipped off-site for use in other products 7709 7775 7764
Waste
Recycled 18 62 182
Landfilled (non-hazardous) 204 106 88
Disposed in permitted disposal facilities (hazardous) 12 0 0
Total residuals and waste 11771 11888 11982
Total of All Waste Reused, Recycled or Repurposed 98% 99% 99%

Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  2018 2019 2020
Absolute
Million metric tons of CO2 equivalents
Scope 1: Direct emissions 0.43 0.41 0.38
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from purchased energy 0.66 0.65 0.64
Total Scope 1 and 2 1.08 1.07 1.02
Scope 3: Upstream and downstream products and services     6.1
Total Scope 1, 2 and 3     7.1
Carbon dioxide emissions from biologically sequestered carbon 2.17 2.26 2.46
Intensity (does not include Scope 3 emissions)
Kilograms of CO2 equivalents per metric ton of production
Scope 1: Direct emissions 44 41 38
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from purchased energy 66 65 64
Combined (Scope 1 and 2) 110 107 102
Read more about how we calculate our annual greenhouse gas emission inventory in our Carbon Record methodology.

 

Carbon Removals
  2020
Absolute
Million metric tons of CO2 equivalents
Land-based
Scope 1: Net change in our forests 10
Scope 3: Net change in the forests of our sourcing regions 4
Product-based
Scope 3: Stored in our wood products 11
Scope 3: Stored in downstream wood products 7
Read more about how we calculate our annual greenhouse gas emission inventory in our Carbon Record methodology.

 

Environmental Compliance
  2018 2019 2020
Fines and penalties (thousands of US$) $— $10 $47
Number of environmental noncompliance incidents 5 9 4
Operations internally audited to SFI®, PEFC™ or environmental compliance standards 47% 47% 32%
Operations third-party audited to SFI® and PEFC™ sustainable forestry certification standards* 22% 33% 18%
Operations with Environmental Management Systems 100% 100% 100%
*Companywide policies, procedures and programs are annually third-party audited to SFI® and PEFC™ sustainable forestry certification standards.      

Environmental Remediation
  2018 2019 2020
Active projects 36 34 32
Spent on environmental remediation (millions of US$) $13 $5 $8
Anticipated to spend next year (millions of US$) $6 $9 $6

Economic Value
  2018 2019 2020
Direct Economic Value Generated (Millions of US$)
Net sales and revenue - cash basis $7,417 $6,582 $7,391
Interest income and other $60 $30 $5
Net proceeds of investments held by special purpose entities $— $253 $362
Proceeds from the sale of assets and operations $4 $303 $532
Subtotal $7,481 $7,168 $8,290
Economic Value Distributed (Millions of US$)
Costs and expenses - cash basis $(5,652) $(4,653) $(5,131)
Payments to providers of funds $(1,624) $(1,653) $(1,736)
Cash paid for taxes $(95) $2 $(176)
Community investments (5) (5) (5)
Subtotal $(7,376) $(6,309) $(7,048)
Total economic value retained (generated minus distributed) $105 $859 $1,242

Political Contributions
  2018 2019 2020
United States (Thousands of US$)
Weyerhaeuser $275 $214 $371
Weyerhaeuser Political Action Committee $283 $176 $224
Lobbying expenses $1,940 $2,300 $1,770
Portion of dues attributable to lobbying activities (included in above number) $284 $183 $282
Canada (CAN$)
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited $1,700 $— $13,000