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Sustainability means making smart choices today that ensure success over the long term. We are strongly committed to continuous improvement in economic, environmental and social performance and we are 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, 10-11  
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, 10-11  
Net sales | Annual Report: 1  
Sales and revenues by geographic area | Annual Report: 7-13  
Total capitalization | Annual Report: 56  
Quantity of products provided | Annual Report: 7, 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 No significant changes in 2018  
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 Alberta Forest Products Association, 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 CEO Message  
102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Our Approach  
Goals and Progress  
Annual Report: 1-13, 15-30  
Ethics and integrity  
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Code of Ethics  
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Operating Ethically  
Governance  
102-18 Governance Structure Our Approach  
Proxy Statement: 10-17  
102-19 Delegating authority Our Approach  
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: 17  
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: 18-22  
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 Our Approach  
102-30 Effectiveness of risk management processes Our Approach  
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 Operating Ethically  
102-34 Nature and total number of critical concerns Operating Ethically See our Code of Ethics for more information on reporting.
Proxy Statement: 17  
Governance and Corporate Responsibility Charter  
102-35 Remuneration policies Proxy Statement: 23-54  
102-36 Process for determining remuneration Proxy Statement: 23-54  
102-37 Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration Proxy Statement: 25  
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  
Our Approach  
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised Stakeholder Engagement  
Our Approach  
Reporting Practice  
102-45 Entities included in consolidated financial statements Annual Report: 60  
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries Our Approach  
102-47 List of material topics Our Approach  
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, 2018 Financial results are for Weyerhaeuser fiscal year 2018.
102-51 Date of most recent report June 2019  
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 continue to evaluate options.  
GRI:103 MANAGEMENT APPROACH
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Our Approach  
Operating Ethically  
Except where noted, this report covers all Weyerhaeuser operations for the calendar year 2018. Our environmental data is specific to our operations owned in 2018. We do not include operations sold during 2018, 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 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 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 Risk Management  
Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee  
200 ECONOMIC  
GRI 201: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Annual Report: 54-58  
201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change Climate Change Costs associated with these risks are not separated since they are integrated into all aspects of our business.
Annual Report: 26  
201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans Annual Report: 72-81  
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 number of employees who are paid minimum wage. We offer competitive base pay.  
GRI 203: INDIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACTS
203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts Community Investment  
    Stakeholder Engagement  
GRI 204: PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers Fiber Sourcing & Chain of Custody 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 Operating Ethically  
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 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 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 Our Story  
Data - Raw Materials  
Annual Report: 12  
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 Energy  
Data - Energy  
302-2 Energy consumption outside the organization Environmental Product Declarations  
302-3 Energy intensity Energy  
302-4 Reduction of energy consumption Energy  
302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Energy  
Building With Wood  
GRI 303: WATER
303-1 Water withdrawal by source Water Water consumption may be metered or estimated.
Data - Water Use  
303-2 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water 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.
303-3 Water recycled and reused Water  
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 Sustainable Forestry Review the information about our forests in the Western U.S., Southern U.S., Northeastern U.S. and in Canada.
Ecosystem Services  
Annual Report: 15-16  
304-2 Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity Sustainable Forestry  
304-3 Habitats protected or restored Sustainable Forestry  
Ecosystem Services  
Annual Report: 15-16  
304-4 IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations Sustainable Forestry Review the information about our forests in the Western U.S., Southern U.S., Northeastern U.S. and in Canada.
Annual Report: 15-16  
GRI 305: EMISSIONS
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Climate Change 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.
Air
Annual Report: 17-19
Data - GHG
    *View Greenhouse Inventory Methodology at end of table.  
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Climate Change 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.
Data - GHG
305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions 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 Climate Change  
Data - GHG  
305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Climate Change  
Annual Report: 17-19  
305-7 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions Air  
Data - Air Emissions  
Annual Report: 17-19  
GRI 306: EFFLULENTS AND WASTE
306-2 Waste by type and disposal method Data - Residuals and Waste 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 Our Approach 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
Risk Management  
Data -Environmental Compliance  
GRI 308: SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Supplier Code of Ethics  
Our Approach  
Risk Management  
308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Fiber Sourcing & Chain of Custody  
400 SOCIAL
GRI 401: EMPLOYMENT
401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover Our Approach We do not disclose new hires or turnovers by gender or age group.
People Development  
Data - Employees  
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 Approach  
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 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 Workers representation in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees Our Approach  
Safety  
403-2 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number work-related fatalities Safety We do not consider the disclosure of this information by region or gender to be significant.
Data - Health and Safety  
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 People Development 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 People Development  
404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews People Development  
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 Diversity and Inclusion  
Data - Diversity  
Board of Directors  
Proxy Statement: 19-22  
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.  
    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 included 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 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 Canada's Forest Laws We manage millions of 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 Community Investment  
Stakeholder Engagement  
GRI 414: SUPPLIER SOCIAL ASSESSMENT
414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Operating Ethically  
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 Public Policy  
Data - Political Contributions  
GRI 416: CUSTOMER HEALTH AND SAFETY
416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Product Stewardship  
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. Annual Report: 90
GRI 417: MARKETING AND LABELING
417-1 Requirements for product and service information and labeling 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 Operating Ethically  
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
    2016 2017 2018
Safety, North America        
Severe incidents   6 9 11
Hazards found and fixed   301 281 567
Recordable Incident Rate - Employees*   1.24 1.76 1.80
*includes supervised contractors        
Recordable Incident Rate - Contractors   1.69 2.72 3.93
Lost Day Case Rate - Employees   0.38 0.53 0.80
Lost Day Rate - Employees   15.5 20.8 39.3
Sites operating injury-free   64% 63% 59%
Health and safety penalties ($)   $9,810 $9,720 $19,600
Health and safety penalties (#)   6 4 4
Fatalities, Worldwide        
 Employees   0 0 1
 Contractors   2 1 4
Employees
    2016 2017 2018
Employees, by Region        
United States   8,202 7,892 7,913
Canada   1,459 1,412 1,440
Ireland   2
Japan   13 11 11
Uruguay   746
Total employees   10,422 9,315 9,364
Total number of countries with employees   5 3 3
Percentage of employees in North America   93% 100% 100%
North American Employees Only        
Employees, by business unit        
Real Estate, Energy, Natural Resources   1% 1% 1%
Timberlands   17% 17% 15%
   Wood Products   77% 77% 76%
Corporate Functions   5% 5% 8%
Total new hires   2,743 1,339 1,442
Total turnover   4,681 1,682 1,433
Turnover rate, by type        
Involuntary   32% 7% 4%
Voluntary   6% 7% 8%
Retirements   2% 2% 3%
Total turnover rate   40% 16% 15%
Average number of years with company   12 12 14
Average age of employees   46 46 45
Diversity
    2016 2017 2018
United States Employees Only        
Gender        
Female   17% 17% 17%
Male   83% 83% 83%
Race        
White, Non-Hispanic   77% 77% 76%
African American   16% 16% 16%
Asian   1% 1% 1%
Hispanic   3% 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native   2% 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian   —% —% —%
Two or more   1% 1% 1%
         
Training and Education
    2016 2017 2018
Student days of education   1,723 2,409 2,928
Total hours of trainings   13,784 19,272 23,424
Compensation
    2016 2017 2018
Ratio of highest base salary to median base salary        
United States        
Ratio of highest to median   21:1 21:1 20:1
Increase from previous year   0:-8 0:3 0:4
Canada        
Ratio of highest to median   4:1 4:1 4:1
Increase from previous year   3:-7 3:2 3:3
Employee Representation
    2016 2017 2018
Percentage of employees in labor unions   29% 27% 28%
Community Investment
    2016 2017 2018
How We Give (Millions of US$)
Cash contributions   $3.9 $3.1 $5.2
In-kind giving   $0.2 $0.1 $0.1
Management overhead   $0.1 $0.1 $0.1
Total giving   $4.2 $3.3 $5.4
*Our tracking system does not distinguish volunteer time as paid or unpaid, thus our employee time value is a very conservative estimate
Why We Give        
Charitable donations   76% 84% 89%
Community investments   8% 1% 1%
Commercial investments   16% 15% 10%
Employee Involvement
    2016 2017 2018
WAVES volunteers   614 884 956
WAVES volunteer hours*   21,159 16,773 28,327
WAVES projects   162 177 270
WAVES grants provided   162 177 270
Donated through WAVES grants (US$)   $212,350 $234,500 $348,800
*In 2016, our volunteer hours only include employees. Past years include retirees, family and friends.
Sustainable Forest Management
    2016 2017 2018
Millions of seedlings planted   115 156 147
Acres of timberlands harvested   283,990 305,567 257,126
Percent harvested, by region        
US - West   2% 1.8% 2%
US - South   2.7% 3.3% 3%
US - North*   n/a n/a 1%
*The percentages shown above are clearcut acres only. In the northeast, we also practice variable retention silviculture. Including these acres, the percent of land harvested increases slightly.
Replanted or naturally regenerated   100% 99% 98%
Forestry research spending (millions of US$)   $18.9 $13.2 $8.6
Forest health and productivity   85% 84% 79%
Water quality   4% 4% 6%
Fish and wildlife   5% 5% 6%
Ecosystems and biodiversity   4% 6% 7%
Other   2% 1% 2%
Promoting Sustainable Forestry
    2016 2017 2018
Percentage of wood supply harvested and delivered by trained loggers   94% 93% 94%
Indirect suppliers who we provided reforestation and forestry best management practices   6,662 5,512 5,695
Ecosystem Services
    2016 2017 2018
 More information about these measures, see our Ecosystem Services section.
Provisioning        
Fiber (millions of tons of roundwood harvested)   41.3 41.6 38.4
Mushroom and berry harvesting (millions of acres covered by permits)   1.3 1.2 1.1
Greenery (millions of acres covered by permits)   1.3 1.1 1.1
Greenery (tons sold for noble fir boughs)   2,483 1,829 1,652
Livestock (millions of acres of grazing leases)   1.5 1.4 1.2
Honey production (thousands of bee box hive leases)   17 2 3
Fur production (total permits)   453 315 315
Regulating        
Harvested area planted within two years (percent)   95% 98% 97%
Fire resistance (thousands of acres burned, not including prescribed burns)   12 22 27
Supporting        
Protected habitat (millions of acres, including biotopes, riparian buffers and wetland mitigation banks)        
US   n/a 1.2 1.2
Canada   n/a 4.3 4.3
Managed habitat (millions of acres of early-successional habitat)   3.7 3.4 3.3
Managed habitat (millions of acres of mid-successional habitat)   n/a 14.4 14.3
Formal habitat management agreements (millions of acres)   10.0 9.9 10.3
Improved fish habitat (cumulative number of upgraded stream crossings and drainage projects)   2,135 2,290 2,129
Cultural        
Hunting (thousands of people in hunt clubs)   112 108 97
Hunting (thousands of permits in game management units)   14 14 14
Special sites   3,185 3,592 3,640
Education (thousands of visitors with school tours/groups)   245 183 191
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)
    2016 2017 2018
Logs and wood chip supply        
Volume of wood fiber used (million cubic units)*   9.1 8.9 8.6
1 cubic unit = 100 cubic feet of solid wood
From certified Weyerhaeuser timberlands   43% 41% 39%
From other certified forests   27% 29% 26%
Total from certified forests   70% 70% 65%
*Data reflects actual portfolio of operating facilities, included those sold or divested. Only North American facilities.
Energy
    2016 2017 2018
Total (BBTUs, billion BTUs)        
Fuel consumed        
Renewable        
Biomass (from manufacturing residuals)   22,436 24,144 21,812
Non-renewable        
Fossil fuels   4,409 4,547 4,579
Purchased energy        
Electricity   4,568 4,627 4,480
Steam   988 855 859
Energy sold        
Steam   468 111 108
Total energy consumed*   31,935 34,062 31,622
*fuel consumed + purchased energy - energy sold          
Percent renewable energy of total energy   70% 71% 69%
Energy Efficiency, Wood Products Facilities
Percent improvement compared to 2009 baseline*     15% 16% 15%
*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
    2016 2017 2018
Total (million pounds)
Carbon monoxide   14.3 10.8 10.9
Nitrogen oxides   6 5.8 5.2
Particulate matter   5.1 5.2 5.2
Sulfur oxides   0.30 0.40 0.40
Volatile organic compounds   14.7 15.4 14.7
Water Use
    2016 2017 2018
Total (million gallons)        
Withdrawal, by source        
Ground water   289 275 251
Municipal water   275 230 235
Surface water   104 112 120
Total water consumed   631 617 606
Residuals and Waste
    2016 2017 2018
Total (million pounds)        
Residuals (used beneficially)        
Composted: land applied for soil amendment   12 11 5
Recovered: burned for energy (on- and off-site)   3,505 3,901 3,832
Reused: beneficially reused or shipped off-site for use in other products   7,350 7,654 7,367
Waste        
Recycled   31 14 680
Landfilled (non-hazardous)   224 178 194
Disposed in permitted disposal facilities (hazardous)   8.0 0.1 11.9
Total residuals and waste   11,130 11,758 12,090
Greenhouse Gases
  2000 2016 2017 2018
Absolute        
 Million metric tons of CO2 equivalents        
Direct (Scope 1) 0.98 0.48 0.50 0.43
Indirect (Scope 2) 1.39 0.73 0.72 0.70
 Total Direct and Indirect 2.37 1.21 1.22 1.13
 Percent change compared to 2000 baseline   -49% -48% -53%
Intensity        
 Kilograms of CO2 equivalents per metric ton of production
Direct   49 51 43
Indirect   75 73 71
Total (direct + indirect)   124 123 114
Carbon Sequestration
    2016 2017 2018
Estimated carbon stored in our wood products (million metric tons of
CO2e)*
  8.97 9.08 8.93
* 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
    2016 2017 2018
Fines and penalties (thousands of US$)   $30 $425 $—
Number of environmental noncompliance incidents   8 8 5
Operations covered by internal environmental compliance audits   26% 27% 25%
Facilities with EMS ISO-ready   77% 74% 51%
Environmental Remediation
    2016 2017 2018
Active projects   35 37 36
Spent on environmental remediation (millions of US$)   $10 $14 $13.2
Anticipated to spend next year (millions of US$)   $10 $14 $6.4
Economic Value
    2016 2017 2018
Direct economic value generated (millions of US$)        
Net sales and revenue - cash basis   $7,805 $7,202 $7,417
Interest income and other   $43 $39 $60
Net proceeds of investments held by special purpose entities   $0 $0 $0
Proceeds from the sale of assets and operations   $2,590 $632 $4
Subtotal   $10,438 $7,873 $7,481
Economic value distributed (millions of US$)        
Costs and expenses - cash basis   $(6,641) $(5,013) $(5,652)
Payments to providers of funds   $(2,125) $(1,928) $(1,624)
Cash paid for taxes   $(485) $(169) $(95)
Community investments   (4) (3) (5)
Subtotal   $(9,255) $(7,110) $(7,376)
Total economic value retained (generated minus distributed)   $1,183 $763 $105
Political Contributions
    2016 2017 2018
United States (thousands of US$)        
Weyerhaeuser   $658 $204 $303
Weyerhaeuser Political Action Committee   $280 $201 $283
Lobbying expenses   $1,890 $2,380 $1,940
Portion of dues attributable to lobbying activities (included in above number)   $580 $298 $284
Canada (CAN$)        
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited   $47,250 $6,995 $1,500

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