Weyerhaeuser Company, incorporated in 1900, is one of the world’s largest forest products company. Weyerhaeuser is principally engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber; the manufacture, distribution and sale of forest products; and real estate construction, development and related activities. The company’s business segments are Timberlands, Wood Products, Cellulose Fibers and Real Estate. Weyerhaeuser is headquartered in Federal Way, WA.
CEO: Daniel S. Fulton; Revenues: $6.71 (2010); Employees: 14,250 (2010)
Statements on Climate Change
"Weyerhaeuser's 40 percent reduction in annual greenhouse gases is the equivalent of taking 700,000 vehicles off the road for one year. We will do this by harnessing the benefits of a renewable, natural resource -- biomass -- as fuel in the boilers that generate steam and electrical energy in our mills.
"In addition to substituting biomass fuel for fossil fuels, Weyerhaeuser will improve energy efficiency and install cleaner-burning boilers. This is a win-win for shareholders and the environment. Shareholders benefit from lower energy costs, and the environment benefits from lower emissions of greenhouse gases." -Ernesta Ballard, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs
Climate Change Targets
Weyerhaeuser aims to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent by 2020 through greater reliance on renewable fuels. Weyerhaeuser’s primary path to achieve this goal is by deriving more energy from carbon-neutral biomass to meet the needs of our manufacturing operations.
Climate and Energy Strategies
Technology Solutions (C2ES's Climate Techbook Factsheets)
Relevant Links: Weyerhaeuser Company Web Site, Weyerhaeuser Environmental Footprint, Weyerhaeuser Sustainability Progress, Weyerhaeuser Climate Change Brochure