Weyerhaeuser

Washington
Materials

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

By complying with Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, Weyerhaeuser increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. Weyerhaeuser forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its corporate funds to support controversial sex and gender ideologies and organizations. Weyerhaeuser has not publicly terminated business relationships due to ideological differences. However, the company does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination, and the company requires its managers to undergo unconscious bias training. In addition, Weyerhaeuser has donated to BLM-related nonprofits. The company has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Weyerhaeuser receives a Medium Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale

Weyerhaeuser has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Weyerhaeuser does not fund organizations that discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, which disqualifies multiple religious denominations (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Weyerhaeuser‘s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company forces employees to attend multiple, controversial trainings on gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender issues, and divisive racial ideology. The company provides gender transition guidelines for its employees and a specific benefits guide with a comprehensive explanation of transgender services funded by the company (1)(2). Weyerhaeuser does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination (3).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Weyerhaeuser requires facilitator-led unconscious bias training for all salaried employees and new hires and inclusivity training for top leaders (1).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Weyerhaeuser‘s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging. Additionally, the company has pledged philanthropic support of at least one organization or event that promotes sex and gender ideology (1)(2). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. Weyerhaeuser pledged $100,000 to the BLM movement and related causes (3)(4).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
Rationale

Weyerhaeuser has not used its PAC donations for ideological causes (1)(2).

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February 29, 2024

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