Weyerhaeuser Company

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
57%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Seattle, United States
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview:: Weyerhaeuser appears to have mixed, albeit limited, engagement with climate change policy. The company does not appear to be actively engaged on climate change via its top-line messaging or detailed lobbying activities, with the exception of policy concerning bioenergy, although the outcomes sought do not appear to be publicly available.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: In 2021, on its corporate website, Weyerhaeuser appeared to recognize the potential impacts of climate change and the need to limit global warming to 1.5°C in line with IPCC guidance. However, Weyerhaeuser does not appear to explicitly support the Paris Agreement or the need for government regulation to respond to climate change.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: InfluenceMap was unable to find any evidence of engagement on specific climate-related regulation. On its sustainability webpage in 2021, Weyerhaeuser indicated that it is engaging on a list of policies, but has provided no details on the company’s positions, influencing activities, nor the outcomes sought on policy relevant to climate change. Similarly, in a 2020 lobbying disclosure form submitted to the US Senate, Weyerhaeuser disclosed its Iobbying activity on bioenergy, but InfluenceMap found no further details regarding the outcomes sought by the company.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Weyerhaeuser appears strongly supportive of bioenergy use, although it is not clear whether this is in line with the IPCC. In its 2021 sustainability statement, it 758211 stated that it was concerned with the role of biomass in renewable energy policies, but did not elaborate further. In Weyerhaeuser’s 2020 CDP response, it said that it is lobbying in partnership with the National Association for Forest Owners for the full carbon benefits of forest bioenergy to be recognized in federal policy. It is not clear whether this is line with the IPCC, as potential trade-offs associated with reducing forest carbon stocks are not acknowledged.

Industry Association Governance: In 2021, Weyerhaeuser appears to disclose its memberships to industry associations on its corporate website, and a partial disclosure can be found in its 2020 CDP disclosure. However, the company does not appear to outline its role within each organization, nor its influence over their climate change policy positions. The company has not published a full audit disclosure of its alignment with its industry associations., Weyerhaeuser holds memberships to several industry associations, including the National Association of Forest Owners and the American Wood Council. None of these associations are currently covered under InfluenceMap's platform.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
2 1 NA NS NS 1 NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
2 NS NA NS NS NS NS
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 NS NA NS NS NS NS
Support of UN Climate Process
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA -1 NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Renewable Energy
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 0 0 NS NS NS NS
GHG Emission Regulation
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NA 0 NA NA NA NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.