Weyerhaeuser Summary

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CEO: Daniel S. Fulton;  Revenues: $7.5 (2012);  Employees: 13,200 (2012)

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control more than 6 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products, and we develop real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2012, we generated $7.1 billion in sales and employed approximately 13,200 people who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index.

Climate and Energy Targets

Greenhouse Gases:

  • 40% reduction of total GHG emissions (direct & indirect) from 2000 levels by 2020.


  • 20% energy efficiency improvement from 2009 levels by 2020 in Weyerhaeuser-owned operations, facilities and buildings.


  • Reduce water use by our Cellulose Fibers business by 20% by 2012 compared to 2007. (Note: additional 2020 goal to be announced in mid-June)
  • Reduce wastewater pollutant discharges by 10% across the company by 2020 compared to 2010.

Did You Know?

For decades Weyerhaeuser has used carbon-neutral biomass to provide more than 75% of the energy needed to run its manufacturing operations. Additionally, all of its wood products and cellulose fiber products are inherently renewable, since they are derived from forests that are renewed and replanted. To read a few examples of recent collaborations and partnerships aimed at producing advanced, renewable and sustainable products, go HERE.


  • Video: Forests are the Sustainable Solution: Watch Weyerhaeuser Solutions President, Ray Risco, speak about world population growth, demand on natural resources and how sound forestry practices are key to a sustainable future.


Climate and Sustainability Rankings & Recognition

  • Top 100 S&P 500 Clean Capitalism Ranking: Corporate Knights, 2012
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens: Corporate Responsibility Magazine, 2008-2013
  • Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens, 2012: The Sustainability Yearbook
  • RobecoSAM, 2011-2013: Bronze Class Distinction, 2012
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index: 2005/06 - 2012/13 (North America); 2011/12 - 2012/13 (World)
  • FTSE4Good Index Series: FTSE Group, 2005-2008, 2011-2013
  • Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes: Cycles 1 (Leader), 2, and 3
  • oekom Prime Status: oekom Research, 2011-2012
  • ECPI Global Equity Indices: Global Ethical Equity, Global Eco Real Estate and Building
  • STOXX ESG Leaders Indices, 2012/2013
  • Forest Footprint Disclosure Project, 2011, Joint Sector Leader


Additional Resources

Weyerhaeuser Corporate Website

Weyerhaeuser Sustainability Website

Weyerhaeuser Climate Change Overview

Weyerhaeuser Climate Change Brochure