The story

Fast forward 117 years to the Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY), one of the largest sustainable forest products companies in the world, boasting 9,300 employees around the world, 13 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the United States, and 2019 revenues of $7.4 billion. Weyerhaeuser is number 406 on the Fortune 500 list.

From the very beginning, founder Frederick Weyerhaeuser knew the value of focusing on sustainability and making wise use of the natural resources upon which his company was founded. “This [resource] is not for us, nor for our children,” he was often quoted saying. It is, instead, “for our grandchildren.”

For more than a century, the company has been committed to responsible management of natural resources, keeping an eye toward preserving the resource for future generations. Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Weyerhaeuser now operates three main business divisions: Timberlands; Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources; and Wood Products.