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This report was prepared to the 'In accordance' - Comprehensive level of the new Global Reporting Initiative's G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.

Strategy and Analysis
G4-1 Statement from CEO CEO Message
G4-2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities CEO Message
Our Approach
Goals and Progress
Annual Report: 1-14 16-31
Organizational Profile
G4-3 Name of the organization Weyerhaeuser Company
G4-4 Primary brands, products, and/or services Our Story
G4-5 Location of headquarters Seattle, Washington, USA
G4-6 Number of countries where the organization operates and names of countries with major operations 5. Our major operations are in the United States and Canada.
Annual Report: 4, 11, 12
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form Annual Report: 1
G4-8 Markets served Annual Report: 1-14
G4-9 Scale of the organization Employees | Data - Employees
Operations | Annual Report: 4, 11, 12
Net sales | Annual Report: 1
Total capitalization | Annual Report: 60
Quantity of products provided | Annual Report: 8, 10, 11
Total assets | Annual Report: 60
Beneficial ownership | Proxy Statement 20
Sales and revenues by geographic area | Annual Report: 7-14
G4-10 Breakdown of workforce 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.
G4-11 Coverage of collective bargaining agreements 29%
G4-12 Description of organization's supply chain Our Story
Operating Ethically
G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period

On February 19, 2016, Plum Creek Timber Company merged with and into Weyerhaeuser.

In 2016, we completed the sale of our Cellulose Fibers business in three separate transactions with International Paper, Nippon Paper Industries, and One Rock Capital Partners.

G4-14 Addressing the precautionary approach Product Stewardship
Annual Report: 15-20
G4-15 External charters, principles, or initiatives endorsed Initiative, Adopted, Applicability, Multi-stakeholder Involvement
Institute for Supply Management™ Principles for Social Responsibility, 2005, Global, Yes
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard, 2004, Global, Yes
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Principles 2001, United States & Canada, Yes
World Business Council for Sustainable Development Sustainable Forestry Principles, 2005, Global, Yes
G4-16 Association membership

American Forest Foundation
American Wood Council
Council of Forest Industries
Forest Landowners Association
Forest Products Association of Canada
Forest Resources Association
National Alliance of Forest Owners
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
National Council for Air & Stream Improvements, Inc.
Softwood Lumber Board
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
US Industrial Pellet Association
US Lumber Coalition
Wood Products Council

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-17 Entities included in consolidated financial statements Annual Report: 64-65
G4-18 Process for defining report content and aspect boundaries Our Approach
G4-19 Significant aspects identified Our Approach
G4-20 Aspect boundary within organization Our Approach
G4-21 Aspect boundary outside organization Our Approach
G4-22 Effects of restatements

Total environmental data values no longer include WRECO (sold in 2014) and Cellulose Fibers (sold in 2016). 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.

G4-23 Significant changes in the scope and aspect boundaries from previous report See above comment.
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24 List of stakeholder groups engaged Stakeholder Engagement
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders Stakeholder Engagement
G4-26 Approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder Engagement
Our Approach
G4-27 Response to key topics and concerns raised Stakeholder Engagement
Report Profile
G4-28 Reporting period for information provided January 1 – December 31, 2016
G4-29 Date of most recent previous report June 2016
G4-30 Reporting cycle Annual
G4-31 Contact point for questions Feedback
G4-32 GRI 'In Accordance' option and GRI Context Index 'In Accordance' - Comprehensive
This table
G4-33 Policy and practice regarding seeking external assurance of sustainability report

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.

G4-34 Governance Structure Our Approach
Proxy Statement: 11-18
G4-35 Process for delegating authority for sustainability topics Our Approach
G4-36 Executive-level positions with responsibility for sustainability 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.

G4-37 Process for consultation between stakeholders and highest governance body on sustainability 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.

G4-38 Composition of highest governance body and its committees Committee Charters and Composition
G4-39 Position of the Chair of the highest governance body Board of Directors
G4-40 Nomination and selection process for highest governance body and its committees Board of Directors - Governance Guidelines
Proxy Statement: 8-10
G4-41 Process for highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided Board of Directors - Governance Guidelines

Role of highest governance body's and senior executives' roles in development, approval, and updating of organization's purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to sustainability impacts

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.

G4-43 Measures taken to enhance the highest governance body's collective knowledge of sustainability impacts Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee
Our Approach

Process for evaluation of highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of sustainability topics

Our Approach
G4-45 Role of highest governance body's role in identification and management of sustainability impacts, risks and opportunities Our Approach
G4-46 Role of highest governance body's role in reviewing the effectiveness of risk management processes for sustainability topics Our Approach
G4-47 Frequency of highest governance body's review of sustainability impacts, risks and opportunities

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.

G4-48 Highest committee or position to formally review and approve sustainability report

The Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee reviews progress against sustainability goals. Our general counsel and corporate secretary reviews and approves the annual update to our sustainability report.

G4-49 Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body Risk Management
Operating Ethically
G4-50 Nature and total number of critical concerns communicated to highest governance body Annual Report: 21-32
G4-51 Remuneration policies for highest governance body and senior executives Proxy Statement: 16-46
G4-52 Process for determining remuneration We share the same compensation philosophy throughout all levels of our company. See Proxy Statement: 16-38.
G4-53 How stakeholders' views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration Proxy Statement: 17-43
G4-54 Ratio of total annual compensation for highest paid individual to median annual total compensation Data - Compensation
G4-55 Ratio of percentage increase regarding G4-54 Data - Compensation
Ethics and Integrity
G4-56 Description of values, principles, standards and norms of behavior Operating Ethically
G4-57 Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior and matters related to organizational integrity Operating Ethically
G4-58 Internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior and matters related to organizational integrity Operating Ethically
Economic Performance
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Financial Results
G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed Data - Economic Value
G4-EC2 Risks and opportunities due to climate change Climate Change and Biomass
Annual Report: 18-20, 24-26, 30-31
Costs associated with these risks are not separated since they are integrated into all aspects of our business.
G4-EC3 Coverage of the defined benefit plan obligations Annual Report: 80-92
Form 11-K (hourly and salaried employees)
G4-EC4 Financial assistance received from government We consider this proprietary information.
G4-DMA   Our Story
Our Approach
G4-EN1 Materials used by weight or volume Our Story
Data - Raw Materials
By far, our largest raw material with the most significant impact is wood fiber. We currently do not report on other raw materials used in our manufacturing process.
G4-EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials We do not consider this metric to be significant to our company. Many of our products use byproducts from other manufacturing processes, which we see as a more relevant measure of reducing society's demand for raw materials.
G4-DMA   Our Approach
G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization Data - Energy
G4-EN4 Energy consumption outside the organization Insignificant compared with the energy we consume within our company.
G4-EN5 Energy intensity Energy
G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption Energy
G4-EN7 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Building With Wood
G4-DMA   Our Approach
G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source Data - Water Use
G4-EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water Water

We manage water risk at the site level. In 2014, we used the World Resources Institute's 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 reassess water risk associated with our new manufacturing portfolio in 2017.

Annual Report: 24-26, 30
G4-EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused Water
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Sustainable Forestry
Ecosystem Services
Annual Report: 16-17, 30
G4-EN11 Sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas About our Forests
Ecosystem Services
Annual Report: 16-17
G4-EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Sustainable Forestry
G4-EN13 Habitats protected or restored Sustainable Forestry
Ecosystem Services
Annual Report: 16-17
G4-EN14 Total number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations About Our Forests
Annual Report: 16-17
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Climate Change and Biomass
Annual Report: 18-20
G4-EN15 Direct GHG emissions (Scope 1) Climate Change and Biomass
Data - GHG
G4-EN16 Energy indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2) Climate Change and Biomass
Data - GHG
G4-EN17 Other indirect GHG emissions (Scope 3)

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. In 2017, we will re-evaluate our Scope 3 emissions given our changed company portfolio.

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.

G4-EN18 GHG emissions intensity Climate Change and Biomass
Data - GHG
G4-EN19 Reduction of GHG emissions Climate Change and Biomass
Annual Report: 18-20
G4-EN20 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances Data - GHG
G4-EN21 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions Air
Data - Air Emissions
Annual Report: 18-20
Effluents and Waste
G4-DMA   Our Approach
G4-EN22 Total water discharge by quality and destination Water
Data - Water Use
Annual Report: 16-20

With the divestiture of our Cellulose Fibers business, water effluents are no longer a relevant indicator for our business.

G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Residuals and Waste
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.

G4-EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills We would include significant spills in our Annual Report and Form 10-K.
G4-EN25 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally We use authorized service providers to dispose of our hazardous waste. This metric is not applicable to our operations.
G4-EN26 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity of water bodies and related significantly affected by organization's discharges of water and runoff Water
Annual Report: 16-20
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Risk Management

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Risk Management
Data - Environmental Compliance
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Risk Management
G4-EN31 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type 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.
Annual Report: 16-20
Environmental Grievance Mechanisms
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Risk Management
Operating Ethically
G4-EN34 Number of grievances about environmental impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms Annual Report: 16-20, 95-96
G4-DMA   Our Approach
People Development
G4-LA1 New employee hires and employee turnover People Development
Data - Employees
We do not disclose new hires or turnovers by gender or age group.
G4-LA2 Benefits provided to full-time employees not provided to other employees Less than 2 percent of our employees are part-time or temporary. Thus, we do not consider this metric to be significant to our company.
G4-LA3 Return to work and retention rates after parental leave We do not distinguish parental leave from other medical leave, thus do not separately track this information.
Labor/Management Relations
G4-DMA   Our Approach

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.

G4-LA4 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.
Occupational Health and Safety
G4-DMA   Our Approach
G4-LA5 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees >95%
G4-LA6 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total work-related fatalities Safety
Data - Health and Safety
We do not consider the disclosure of this information by region or gender to be significant.
G4-LA7 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation We do not consider this to be significant to our company.
G4-LA8 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.

Training and Education
G4-DMA   Our Approach
People Development
G4-LA9 Average hours of training per year People Development
Data - Training and Education
We do not consider training by gender or employee category to be significant.
G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings

We provide webinars, tools and resources for employees to make the most of their benefits while they are employed, as well as a checklist for when they retire. We provide easy access to more than 40 online training courses for continued skill development and life long learning.

G4-LA11 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.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Diversity and Inclusion
  Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, and minority group membership Diversity and Inclusion
Data - Diversity
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Operating Ethically
Code of Ethics
G4-SO3 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption and significant risk identified We are committed to obeying the law in all countries where we do business. We have adopted policies and standards for ethical conduct to ensure that we comply with the U.S. 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.
G4-SO4 Communication and training on 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 outside of the U.S. and Canada 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. and Canadian 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.

G4-SO5 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken We disclose all material litigations and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.
Public Policy
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Public Policy
G4-SO6 Political contributions Public Policy
Data - Political Contributions
In 2016, approximately $580,000 of our association membership dues were attributable to lobbying activities.
Anti-Competitive Behavior
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Operating Ethically
Code of Ethics
G4-SO7 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, 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.

G4-DMA   Our Approach
Operating Ethically
G4-SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations We disclose all material litigation and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.
Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Operating Ethically
G4-SO11 Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms We disclose all material litigation and legal proceedings in our periodic filings to the SEC.
Customer Health and Safety
G4-DMA   Our Approach
Product Stewardship
G4-PR1 Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement 100%
Product Stewardship
G4-PR2 Number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle We are not aware of any fines for noncompliance with laws or regulations concerning the provision and use of our products and services.



  • Financial results are for Weyerhaeuser fiscal year 2016.
  • Except where noted, this report covers all Weyerhaeuser operations for the calendar year 2016. 
  • Specific to Environmental Data:
    • Included:
      • Our global operations owned in 2016, excluding our former Cellulose Fibers business.
    • Not included:
      • Operations sold or closed during 2016 and our distribution centers (insignificant environmental footprint contribution compared to our manufacturing facilities).


  • Established internal databases used regularly by our operations.
  • Environmental data reported to the EPA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Annual companywide internal survey.
  • At the facility level, physical measurement, representative and other sampling, application of 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.


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 will also adjust our baseline and other past years to account for the appropriate eGRID emission factors for that year. The absolute value of our entire greenhouse gas emission inventory can change as a result of these adjustments.

We know that 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.


  • Each section of this website is drafted and/or reviewed by internal subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy. 
  • 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 or our stakeholders. 
  • In 2012, our internal audit team conducted a review of our data gathering and management processes and found no major issues. We plan to have our internal audit team periodically review our report content and process.
Health and Safety
Safety, North America      
Severe incidents   n/a 4 6
Hazards found and fixed n/a 191 301
Recordable Incident Rate - Employees* 0.89 1.02 1.24
*includes supervised contractors      
Recordable Incident Rate - Contractors 0.89 0.94 1.69
Lost Day Case Rate - Employees 0.26 0.38 0.38
Lost Day Rate - Employees 16.6 12.4 15.5
Sites operating injury-free 73% 63% 64%
Health and safety penalties ($) $9,560  $3,500  $7,740 
Health and safety penalties (#) 10 1 4
Fatalities, Worldwide      
Employees   2 0 0
Contractors   2 1 2
Employees, by Region      
United States   10,036 9,890 8,202
Canada   1,766 1,787 1,459
Hong Kong   7 8
Ireland   2 2 2
Japan   19 18 13
South Korea   4 5
Switzerland   8 7
Taiwan   1 1
Uruguay   730 747 746
Total employees   12,573 12,465 10,422
Total number of countries with employees 9 9 5
Percentage of employees in North America 93% 93% 93%
North American Employees Only      
Employees, by business unit      
Real Estate, Energy, Natural Resources n/a n/a 1%
Timberlands   14% 13% 17%
Wood Products   59% 60% 77%
Corporate Functions   4% 3% 5%
Total new hires   1,470 1,209 2,743
Total turnover   2,317 1,303 4,681
Turnover rate, by type      
Involuntary   12% 4% 32%
Voluntary   5% 6% 6%
Retirements   2% 2% 2%
Total turnover rate   19% 12% 40%
Average number of years with company 14 14 12
Average age of employees 47 47 46
United States Employees Only      
Female   18% 18% 17%
Male   82% 82% 83%
White, Non-Hispanic   76% 76% 77%
African American   17% 17% 16%
Asian   1% 1% 1%
Hispanic   3% 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian   —% —% —%
Two or more   1% 1% 1%
Training and Education
Student days of education   4,483 3,015 1,723
Total hours of trainings   35,864 24,120 13,784
Ratio of highest base salary to median base salary        
United States        
Ratio of highest to median   19:1 20:1 21:1
Ratio of highest to median   4:1 3:1 4:1
Employee Representation
Percentage of employees in labor unions   29.3% 29% 29%
Community Investment
How We Give (Millions of US$)        
Cash contributions   $5.2 $5.4 $3.9
In-kind giving   $0.1 $0.2 $0.2
Employee time*   $0.1 $0.1 $0.1
Management overhead   $0.1 $0.1 $0.1
Total giving   $5.5 $5.8 $4.3
*Our tracking system does not distinguish volunteer time as paid or unpaid, thus our employee time value is a very conservative estimate
Why We Give
Charitable donations   46% 82% 76%
Community investments   12% 5% 8%
Commercial investments   42% 13% 16%
Employee Involvement
WAVES volunteers   1,093 1,160 614
WAVES volunteer hours*   38,267 40,299 21,159
WAVES projects   180 179 162
WAVES grants provided   180 179 162
Donated through WAVES grants (US$)   $318,000  $320,000  $212,350 
*In 2016, our volunteer hours only include employees. Past years include retirees, family and friends.
Sustainable Forest Management
Millions of seedlings planted*   97 93 115
*2014 and 2015 data does not include legacy Plum Creek lands
Acres of timberlands harvested   188,465 198,100 283,990
Percent harvested, by region        
US - West   2.1% 2% 2%
US - South   3.3% 3.5% 2.7%
US - North*   n/a n/a 0.9%
Uruguay   1.1% 0.9% 1.7%
*The percentages shown above are clearcut acres only. In the northeast, we also practice variable retention silviculture.  Including these acres, the percent of land harvested increases slightly. 
Replanted or naturally regenerated   100% 100% 100%
Replanted within two years (US and Canada)   99% 98% 95%
Forestry research spending (millions of US$)   $17.6  $16.1  $18.9 
Forest health and productivity   73% 78% 85%
Water quality   5% 6% 4%
Fish and wildlife   6% 6% 5%
Ecosystems and biodiversity   5% 5% 4%
Other   11% 5% 2%
Promoting Sustainable Forestry
Percentage of wood supply harvested and delivered by trained loggers   95% 91% 94%
Indirect suppliers who we provided reforestation and forestry best management practices   4,266 5,165 6,662
Family forest owners who we provided information to about sustainable forestry   2,100 2,060 3,346
Ecosystem Services
For more information about these measures, see our Ecosystem Services section.  
Fiber (millions of tons of roundwood harvested)   26 26 41
Mushroom and berry harvesting (millions of acres covered by permits)   1.1 1.7 1.3
Greenery (millions of acres covered by permits)   1.1 1.7 1.3
Greenery (tons sold for noble fir boughs)   658 1,248 2,483
Livestock (millions of acres of grazing leases)   1.2 1.2 1.5
Honey production (thousands of bee box hive leases)   20 23 17
Fur production (total permits)   487 456 453
Genetic resources (millions of improved seedlings planted)   84 80 101
Harvested area planted within two years (percent)   99% 96% 95%
Riparian buffer/perennial stream length (m2/m, based on publicly available stream data)   150 150 n/a
Fire resistance (thousands of acres burned, not including prescribed burns)   15 7 12
Protected habitat (millions of acres, including biotopes, riparian buffers and wetland mitigation banks)      
US and Uruguay   0.9 0.9 n/a
Canada   5.5 5.5 n/a
Managed habitat (millions of acres of early-successional habitat)   2.6 2.5 3.7
Managed habitat (millions of acres of mid-successional habitat)   11.3 11.4 n/a
Formal habitat management agreements (millions of acres)   9.2 9.1 10
Improved fish habitat (cumulative number of upgraded stream crossings and drainage projects) 1,704 1,818 2,135
Soil productivity (research summary updated annually)   PDF PDF PDF
Hunting (thousands of people in hunt clubs)   53 50 112
Hunting (thousands of permits in game management units)   11 11 14
Special sites   2,096 2,434 3,185
Education (thousands of visitors with school tours/groups)   171 198 245
Due to the merging of forest inventory and management systems between Plum Creek and Weyerhaeuser, we are reporting a few not available (n/a) values this year. We will resume sharing these numbers next year.
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)
Logs and wood chip supply        
Volume of wood fiber used (million cubic units)*   12.6 12.7 9.1
*1 cubic unit = 100 cubic feet of solid wood        
From certified Weyerhaeuser timberlands   34% 31% 43%
From other certified forests   32% 33% 27%
Total from certified forests   66% 64% 70%
*Data reflects actual portfolio of operating facilities, included those sold or divested. Only North American facilities.      
Total (BBTUs)
Fuel consumed
Biomass (from manufacturing residuals)   23,355 23,257 23,274
Fossil fuels   4,272 4,243 4,448
Purchased energy        
Electricity   4,582 4,648 4,741
Steam   1,416 1,427 1,371
Energy sold        
Steam   484 474 468
Total energy consumed*    33,142 33,102 33,367
*fuel consumed + purchased energy - energy sold        
Percent renewable energy of total energy   72% 73% 73%
Energy Efficiency, Wood Products Facilities        
Percent improvement compared to 2009 baseline*   13% 15% 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 information.          
Air Emissions
Total (million pounds)        
Carbon monoxide   20 19 15
Nitrogen oxides   6 6 6
Particulate matter   6 5 5
Sulfur oxides   0.35 0.35 0.34
Volatile organic compounds   15 15 15
Water Use
Total (million gallons)        
Withdrawal, by source        
Ground water   341 305 289
Municipal water   275 252 238
Surface water   114 106 104
Total water consumed   730 779 740
Residuals and Waste
Total (million pounds)        
Residuals (used beneficially)        
    Composted: land applied for soil amendment   n/a 10 12
    Recovered: burned for energy (on- and off-site)   n/a 4,012 4,000
    Reused: beneficially reused or shipped off-site for use in other products   n/a 7,561 7,590
    Recycled   n/a 13 31
    Landfilled (non-hazardous)   n/a 187 225
    Disposed in permitted disposal facilities (hazardous)   n/a 1.1 8.2
Total residuals and waste   n/a 11,783 11,866
Greenhouse Gases
Million metric tons of CO2 equivalents        
Direct (Scope 1) 0.99 0.6 0.5 0.52
Indirect (Scope 2) 1.27 0.81 0.82 0.83
Total Direct and Indirect 2.27 1.41 1.32 1.35
Percent change compared to 2000 baseline   -38% -42% -40%
Kilograms of CO2 equivalents per metric ton of production        
Direct   61 51 52
Indirect   82 83 82
Total (direct + indirect)   143 134 134
Environmental Compliance
Fines and penalties (thousands of US$)   $113  $49  $30 
Number of environmental noncompliance incidents   6 10 8
Operations covered by internal environmental compliance audits   22% 31% 26%
Facilities with EMS ISO-ready   95% 86% 77%
Carbon Sequestration
Estimated carbon stored in our wood products (million metric tons of CO2e)*   4.52  6.36 8.97
* Calculated using the NCASI Carbon Storage tool based on data developed by the US Forest Service (Technical Bulletin 1939, July 2014). Values in earlier years cannot be compared to current year due to changes in methodology and assumptions.        
Environmental Remediation
Active projects   41 37 35
Spent on environmental remediation (millions of US$)   $5  $12  $10 
Anticipated to spend next year (millions of US$)   $7  $14  $10 
Economic Value
Direct economic value generated (millions of US$)        
Net sales and revenue - cash basis   $7,903  $7,279  $7,805 
Interest income and other   $38  $36  $65 
Net proceeds of investments held by special purpose entities   $0  $0  $0 
Proceeds from the sale of assets and operations   $735  $19  $2,590 
Subtotal    $8,676  $7,334  $10,460 
Economic value distributed (millions of US$)        
Costs and expenses - cash basis   ($6,602) ($5,639) ($6,641)
Payments to providers of funds   ($943) ($1,010) ($2,125)
Cash paid for taxes   $37  ($14) ($485)
Community investments   (6) (4)
Subtotal   ($7,508) ($6,669) ($9,255)
Total economic value retained (generated minus distributed)   $1,168  $665  $1,205 
Political Contributions
United States (thousands of US$)        
Weyerhaeuser   $283  $164  $658 
Weyerhaeuser Political Action Committee   $220  $179  $280 
Lobbying expenses   $1,330  $1,200  $1,890 
Portion of dues attributable to lobbying activities (included in above number)   $600  $800  $580 
Canada (CAN$)        
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited   $61,970  $67,650  $47,250 


Although we encourage visitors to explore our sustainability report using the online functionality, we provide downloads of our previous years' reports for those who need a PDF. The PDFs are screen captures of our website and not formatted as published documents.

DescriptionDate UpdatedDownload
2016 Sustainability Report* 7/21/2017 Download
2015 Sustainability Report* 6/7/2016 Download
2014 Sustainability Report* 3/3/2016 Download
2013 Sustainability Report* 6/11/2014 Download
2012 Sustainability Report* 8/20/2013 Download
2011 Sustainability Report 7/17/2012 Download
2010 Sustainability Report 8/9/2011 Download
2009 Sustainability Report 9/30/2010 Download
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