Environment & Our Commitments

As one of the largest landowners in the nation and the most geographically diverse, we have long conducted our business with a strong commitment to the environment. Our sustainable forestry practices support this commitment.

Today, all of our forest ownership is certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) standard. SFI Principles and our manufacturing standards give direction to our activities in our working forests and in our manufacturing facilities.

These principles guide our efforts to protect and grow value for our investors. They also help us to meet all regulatory requirements and the environmental expectations of our investors, customers, employees and others.

At Plum Creek, we recognize that some of our lands have “special” values to the people who live in the surrounding communities. With this in mind, we continually seek opportunities to protect land that has visual, historic, recreation, forestry, wildlife habitat and other significant attributes.

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Our Environmental Commitment

  • We manage all of our working forests in a responsible and sustainable manner.
  • Our manufacturing facilities use wood only from responsibly managed sources.
  • We are committed to reducing the impacts of our manufacturing facilities.
  • We partner with our communities to create developments that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their own needs.

For more information about our environmental commitment, read Plum Creek’s Environmental Report or Quick Facts about SFI.  

  • Ecosystem Benefits>

    We have long conducted our business with a strong commitment to the environment. We understand that our sustainably managed forests support diverse ecosystems and provide numerous benefits such as slowing the rate of climate change, naturally filtering millions of gallons of water and cleaning the air.

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  • Sustainable Forest Management >

    Our company is dedicated to keeping our forests healthy and productive through responsible forest management, providing significant environmental and social benefits like cleaner air, cleaner water, erosion control, wildlife habitat and vast areas for recreation.

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  • Responsible Fiber Sourcing>

    Plum Creek has a third-party certified fiber procurement system that promotes the conservation of biodiversity, and provides for landowner outreach, the use of qualified logging professionals and adherence to best management practices.

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  • Responsible Manufacturing>

    Our company is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our manufacturing facilities. From minimizing air emissions and water usage to the way we recycle waste, we are committed to making our manufacturing facilities efficient and environmentally responsible.

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  • Conservation>

    We recognize that some of our lands have special value to the people who live in communities that surround them.

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