Weyerhaeuser owns, leases or licenses 20.5 million acres of forests in North America certified to SFI, and more than 300,000 acres in Uruguay certified to FSC and PEFC. Learn more about certification at Weyerhaeuser.
Phillips continued, "Having wood come from sustainably-managed forests is important to our customers and consumers. This commitment is shared by the more than 13,000 Weyerhaeuser employees who work and serve our customers worldwide."
If you would like more information on Weyerhaeuser's statement in support of sustainable forest management and membership in PEFC, please contact Lee Keller at 206-799-3805 or
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. Weyerhaeuser owns or controls nearly 7 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manages another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in
. Weyerhaeuser manages these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. Weyerhaeuser is also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products, and it develops real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. The company is a real estate investment trust. In 2012, Weyerhaeuser generated
in sales and employed approximately 13,200 people who serve customers worldwide. Weyerhaeuser is listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index, and the company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY.
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About the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
PEFC is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. PEFC's mission is: "To give society confidence that people manage forests sustainably." Learn more at
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