Weyerhaeuser honored for employees’ volunteer efforts

2013 Corporations for Communities award
Oct 16, 2013 5:00 PM ET

The state of Washington’s secretary of state says Weyerhaeuser has shown a strong sense of giving back to the community and making a difference. Secretary of State Kim Wyman named Weyerhaeuser one of five to receive the 2013 Corporations for Communities award, Washington’s most prestigious honor for civic excellence.

In Wyman’s announcement, Weyerhaeuser was cited for employee-directed giving and volunteer contributions to affordable housing, education and youth development, environmental stewardship, and human services. Weyerhaeuser’s signature “Operation Diaper Drive” and its partnership with World Vision were highlighted.

“The state says our company and employees’ contributions have significantly enhanced the quality of life in our communities,” says Karen Veitenhans, manager of the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund. “Regardless of where we’re located, we can take pride in this recognition. Personally for me, it feels great to be included among the most giving of companies.”

Corporations for Communities is a program of the National Association of Secretaries of State.  It recognizes civic engagement, voter education efforts and government service in addition to a commitment to giving.​

Learn more about Weyerhaeuser’s commitment to community involvement in its online sustainability report.