FEDERAL WAY, Wash.-July 17, 2001--Two companion Weyerhaeuser publications were released today, the company's first Citizenship Report and the eighth edition of its Annual Environment, Health and Safety Report.
The Citizenship Report provides an overview of the company's environmental performance, business practices, community activities and employee relations. The company's 2000 Annual Environment, Health and Safety Report, which this year was produced as an insert in the Citizenship Report, focuses on key metrics and highlights that demonstrate progress against the company's environment, health and safety goals.
These reports reference significant related achievements including:
* For the seventh year in a row, Weyerhaeuser ranked number one in the industry in social responsibility in Fortune magazine's annual corporate reputation survey.
* By the end of 2000, 8.6 million acres of timberlands and two manufacturing sites were certified as part of a commitment to align all company operations to the ISO 14001 international environmental management system standard.
* Last year, the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation awarded more than $7 million to a variety of organizations and institutions.
* The company launched a partnership with CARE International to promote effective natural resource management in developing countries.
* Numerous U.S. and Canadian facilities achieved one year of operation without a lost-time accident, including 59 pulp, paper, packaging and recycling facilities; 10 timberlands units and 10 nurseries; 86 wood products facilities; and five real estate businesses.
"Each day, Weyerhaeuser makes products essential to people's lives,'' said Mack L. Hogans, senior vice president, Corporate Affairs. "We do this while creating shareholder value, and adhering to high standards of safety, environmental performance, community responsibilities and ethical business practices. It's only by balancing these triple bottom line responsibilities that we can become a global leader and the best forest products company in the world.''
Note: To receive a copy of these reports, e-mail Kathy Budinick at [email protected]
These publications, as well as additional information, is also available online at www.weyerhaeuser.com.