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WELCOME TO OUR SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

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We believe forests are the most sustainable and versatile resource on earth. Our trees provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, renewable energy, great jobs and a sustainable supply of wood for hundreds of important products people use every day.

To meet those needs in a sustainable way, we grow, harvest and re-grow forests on a continuous cycle. On average, we harvest only two percent of our forests each year to make sure we never cut more trees than we grow. Every year, we plant about 150 million seedlings to replace the trees we harvest, and we continue to care for those young trees until they grow into a thriving forest once again.

For over 100 years, we’ve been managing our forests sustainably to ensure they will last forever. We’re proud of that. 

Our commitment to sustainable practices doesn’t end in the forest. Once the logs reach our mills, we minimize waste by using as much of each log as possible. We use the strongest part of the tree to make lumber. Other wood fiber is converted into strands and veneer that we use to make oriented strand board and various engineered wood products. We use chips, shavings and sawdust to make medium density fiberboard, and we sell wood chips to other companies that make pulp, paper and pellets. Finally, we use bark and other waste to generate nearly 70 percent of our own energy needs. Every day, our trees are put to good use. 

We also strive to run our operations as efficiently as possible. In our manufacturing facilities, we’ve reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 53 percent since the year 2000, and in 2018 we reduced our year-over-year energy consumption by 7 percent. In addition, the wood products we make each year store 9 million metric tons of carbon that was absorbed from the atmosphere and will remain stored for the lifetime of our products. 

To demonstrate that we do our work the right way, we independently certify this entire process - from tree seedling to end-product - to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards. In addition, we are routinely listed on multiple ESG indices for socially responsible investors. 

That recognition is due in large part to our strong environmental practices, but our overall sustainability performance reaches much farther. To make sure our company is successful for at least another hundred years, we also need to sustain great financial results, give back to the communities where we operate, and attract diverse top talent to help us achieve our goals. We do this by driving operational excellence and delivering the most value from every acre we own; by cultivating a strong values-based culture that provides significant opportunity for professional growth; and by helping our operating communities thrive through philanthropy and volunteerism. 

Weyerhaeuser is the largest private owner of timberlands in North America. But being big doesn’t automatically make us the best. We strive to earn that position every day by meeting or exceeding our commitments to our employees, customers, communities and shareholders - always while keeping the long-term view in mind.

Thank you for your interest in Weyerhaeuser. After you’ve explored our website to learn more about our sustainable practices, please take a few moments to provide your feedback. Your input is important to us.

Devin W. Stockfish
President and CEO
Weyerhaeuser Company