Weyerhaeuser Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 28%
Weyerhaeuser shared its progress toward a companywide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2020 in its recently published sustainability report.
By the end of 2012, total greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 28 percent compared to a base year of 2000. The company has been able to achieve this reduction by consolidating operations to higher efficiency mills and replacing fossil fuels with carbon-neutral biomass fuels.
Given Weyerhaeuser’s recent increase in production, 2012 total emissions (also called absolute emissions) increased slightly (up by 3 percent) compared to 2011. Even with the increase in production, however, the company was able to reduce greenhouse gas intensity (greenhouse gas emissions per metric ton of production) by 9 percent.
Read more about Weyerhaeuser’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as how it is contributing positively to climate change mitigation, in its on-line sustainability report here
28% reduction in absolute greenhouse gas emissions between 2000 and 2012