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More than 100 years ago, our founder, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, purchased 900,000 acres of timberland in the Pacific Northwest. At that time, he could not have known that our company would still be around nearly 12 decades later, growing trees on a much larger land base and using them to make sustainable wood products that make the world a better place.

But he did imagine it was possible. At the time, he said: “This is not for us, nor for our children, but for our grandchildren.” He believed that forests could last for generations when managed responsibly. And we believe it too.

In the last decade alone, we’ve planted more than one billion trees to ensure our forests continue to thrive, while also providing a renewable resource that can be used to make a variety of useful wood products. One hundred percent of our timberlands are independently certified to sustainable forest management standards, and we certify our supply chain as well. In our manufacturing facilities, we’ve reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 44 percent since the year 2000 and we use renewable biomass to meet more than 70 percent of the energy required to run our mills.

Those results are great for the environment, but our view of sustainability reaches 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 the very best talent to help us achieve our goals.

  • To beat our competition, we are relentlessly focused on operational excellence and delivering the most value from every acre we own.
  • To continue attracting and retaining the best talent, we offer the opportunity to grow and develop at a company guided by strong values and a fierce determination to win.
  • And to help our operating communities thrive, we offer grants, sponsorships, and matching programs that support the dollars and time our employees spend on causes they care about.

Over the past few years we’ve transformed our company by improving performance across all business lines and nearly doubling the acres of timberlands we own in the U.S. We’re now five times the size of our nearest publicly traded competitor and the largest forest products company in North America.

But being big doesn’t automatically make us the best. We know we have to earn that position every day by meeting or exceeding our commitments to our 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.

Doyle R. Simons
President and CEO
Weyerhaeuser Company