For more than a century, we have been growing trees and manufacturing wood products that are essential to everyday life, and we understand that the decisions we make each day can impact the health of our forests and the strength of our communities for decades to come.
Our working forests don’t simply provide a sustainable supply of wood for homes and countless products we all depend on every day. They also provide wildlife habitat and support biodiversity, they clean our air and filter our water, they supply access to nature and outdoor recreation for our neighboring communities and they offer opportunities for renewable energy development. In addition, our forests and mills provide great careers and support local economies in many rural areas across North America.
For us, every definition of success hinges on our ability to continue operating sustainably, now and long into the future. We must protect the environment and make sure our forests thrive on a continuous cycle of growing, harvesting and regrowing. We must generate strong financial returns from our assets through the ups and downs of economic cycles. We must create a safe, 包容, ethical and rewarding place to work for our current and future employees. And we must continue to earn the right to operate by investing in, listening to and communicating openly with our local communities.
In 2020 we launched our current sustainability strategy that builds on our solid foundation in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and strong governance. A core component of this strategy involves fully integrating sustainability into our day-to-day work and intensifying our focus on three critical challenge areas where we believe we can have a positive impact on the world: climate change solutions, sustainable homes and thriving rural communities.
We invite you to read about the progress we have made in implementing our strategy and to explore the full spectrum of our sustainability work, including our 2022-2023 Sustainability Highlights, Carbon Record, printable resources, data and GRI Index, and stories on our blog.