On May 6, 2016 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Uruguay Bradley Freden visited the city of Tacuarembó in north Uruguay, where he was met by Intendente Eber da Rosa.
Following their official meeting, Freden and da Rosa held a press conference with local media and exchanged gifts.
Weyerhaeuser’s Director for Latin America, Álvaro Molinari, and other members of this company also participated in the meeting. After the meeting at the Intendencia, Freden toured Weyerhaeuser’s plant and was briefed about their operation in Uruguay.
Freden also visited the Alianza Binational Center where he talked with its Director David Fontes and some students.
Finally, Freden visited the Ronald McDonald House Charities that operates in the Tacuarembó Hospital. Freden was briefed by the Hospital Director, Ciro Ferreira.
More about Weyerhaeuser’s Award
On March 1, 2016 Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken presented the 17th annual Secretary of State’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE) to Weyerhaeuser Productos S.A. The ACE recognizes U.S. businesses that exhibit responsible business conduct around the world in supporting sustainable development, respect for human rights and labor rights, environmental protection, open markets, transparency and advancing democratic values.
Award for Corporate Excellence in Environmental Sustainability: Weyerhaeuser Productos S.A. in Uruguay. This renewable forest-product company built a 100 percent clean-energy facility capable of supplying electricity to 40,000 residents, launched a project certified to remove an average of 56,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, and has been recognized as a “Project of National Interest” by the government of Uruguay.