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Forest products company Weyerhaeuser has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a list of public companies tracked for their economic, environmental and social performance.
Weyerhaeuser was first named to the sustainability index last year. The index was launched in 1999.
Companies listed on the index go through a yearly assessment of internal issues such as corporate governance, risk management, labor practices, climate change and supply chain standards. Companies are invited to participate in the review process, and the selection of index companies is based on an assessment of general and industry-specific criteria.
“Our expertise in managing forests puts us in a unique position to find sustainable solutions for people and the planet,” said Dan Fulton, president and CEO of Weyerhaeuser. “Trees and wood products store carbon. We use science and technology to protect the environment while creating the products customers demand.”
Weyerhaeuser is based in Federal Way, Wash.